Cunning Evasion


Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Penny Dreadful Legal
Custom Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Modern Horizons (MH1) Uncommon

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Cunning Evasion


Whenever a creature you control becomes blocked, you may return it to its owner's hand.

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Cunning Evasion Discussion

DudeMan1031 on Animorph, Soul of Aximili-Esgarrouth-Isthill

3 weeks ago

Cunning Evasion is a bad card, full stop. Obviously Ancestral Statue and Cloudstone Curio are auto-adds for the deck, which are exactly why I don't run them. I don't want to play the same copy-pasted infinite-combo deck as every other animar player.

CavemanlyMan on [Upgraded][C11] Mirror Mastery - Animar's Morpher

3 weeks ago

Every Animar deck needs an Ancestral Statue . It's cloudstone Curio, but better. Also, I would suggest Cunning Evasion over Temur Sabertooth . Also, I dislike Riptide Entrancer as more often than not if it is something worth stealing it is going to be bigger than a 2/2 morph and you won't actually get any combat damage through.

CavemanlyMan on Animorph, Soul of Aximili-Esgarrouth-Isthill

3 weeks ago

I would suggest Cunning Evasion over Temur Sabertooth . That would, however, remove a creature, and I don’t know how much importance you are placing on that.

Also, every Animar deck should have Ancestral Statue in it, as it is a one card combo with animar. You just have to have 4 or more counters on animar and you can bounce the statue infinitely to your hand. The same thing can be accomplished with Cloudstone Curio and a morph.

Check out my Animorph deck.CavemanlyMan

Osbert on Kadena, Sneaky Snek

1 month ago

Have you considered Cunning Evasion ? It essentially gives your morphed cards unblockable and lets you reset flipped ones. It puts players in a such a bind when you drop Ixidron with this in play because they have to choose to let you have it back or take 10+ damage.

Colorless ramps seems valuable here so I suggest Thran Dynamo as it's the most efficient mana producer in this slot.

Because your commander has "Draw a card" printed on it I always look at Alhammarret's Archive because I'm a greedy player. To be honest I'm not sure if it's needed but if you ever get to a point where your morphs cost 0 this could help keep the draw and play train running.

An all star for so so far has been Vigor which makes all your attacks and blocks amazing.

The deck is so mana hungry have you considered the free counterspells like Unwind and Rewind ? They let you keep mana open for morphing and keep you protected.

DSquirrel on Yuirko, the Sadist

1 month ago

you need some cheap unblockable creatures, Changeling Outcast , Dimir Infiltrator , Gudul Lurker , Phantom Ninja , Slither Blade , Triton Shorestalker .

some people like cheap 1/1 flyers, Faerie Seer

There are some good changelings that count as ninjas, Graveshifter , Venomous Changeling

Spark Double can copy Yuriko, the Tiger's Shadow as it won't be legendary, allowing for huge damage potential.

Cunning Evasion protects form blockers

Neurok Stealthsuit is great for protecting single targets

TeLaSoul on Yuriko Ninjas EDH - Tricks and Turns

3 months ago

Spectral Sailor seems like such a fun addition to Yuriko.

Has Cunning Evasion and Smoke Shroud been really useful? Thinking about adding them, but hadn’t seen very many people who have actually play-tested the deck with those cards.

j_corvin on Yuriko, Aggro Ninja School

3 months ago

Homelessguy Thank you! I've been trying to get a Lim-Dul's Vault for the deck, but the new print (with way better art than Alliances) has been surprisingly tough to get. It's definitely on my list for improvements. Cunning Evasion is one from MH I've considered, but haven't tried yet. With multiplayer, it's very uncommon to have no "soft" target for Yuriko herself to swing at, so having to work around blockers comes up quite rarely.

I haven't quite gone in for the common super CMC spells such as Draco and Blinkmoth Infusion , as I want to avoid cards which don't serve any purpose other than Yuriko flips. Blightsteel Colossus and Darksteel Colossus are unique in their ability to reshuffle themselves in, as I can toss them to hand size and then tutor them back to the top the next turn (or possibly even in between activations, if I have Frantic Search to discard them).

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