Fallen Shinobi

Fallen Shinobi

Creature — Zombie Ninja

Ninjutsu *(, Return an unblocked attacker you control to hand: Put this card onto the battlefield from your hand tapped and attacking)

Whenever Fallen Shinobi deals combat damage to a player, that player exiles the top two cards of their library. Until end of turn, you may play those cards without paying their mana costs.

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Fallen Shinobi Discussion

privatepook on Processing Throat Pain with Yuriko

3 months ago

Nice, multimedia! That has me off to a good start.

UPDATED ADDITIONS:

Brainstorm

Sol Ring

Command Tower

Triton Shorestalker

Treasure Cruise

Consign / Oblivion

Triton Shorestalker

Krydle of Baldur's Gate

Grazilaxx, Illithid Scholar

Bolas's Citadel - I just like playing this card when I have the mana to pull it off.

Overwhelmed Apprentice - A placeholder until I can get a few more powerful scry cards.

UPDATED CUTS:

Temple of the Dragon Queen - I honestly don't know how this even got in here, but "Bye, Dragonicia!" along with 2 basic swamps and 1 island.

Hoard Robber

Gravedigger

Bone to Ash -- Wasn't suggested, but I honestly never use it when it's in my hand anyway...

Zombie Ogre

Scion of the Swarm

Still on the lookout for some others, especially Fallen Shinobi cause I want a set for my Modern Ninja deck as well!

multimedia on Processing Throat Pain with Yuriko

3 months ago

Hey, you're welcome.

The first cuts to consider are Temple of the Dragon Queen and 3 other lands since 40 lands is too much. In place of some lands add some lower CMC scry/draw such as Brainstorm, Augury Owl, Preordain, Telling Time. The idea is these cards can replace lands because they're one or two mana, easy to cast, that can help to find lands if you need a land, find/draw other cards or most important help to setup the top card of your library for Yuriko. The scry 3 of Augury Owl is nice since it's a flying creature to return to your hand to cast again.

The more lower CMC creatures who have evasion or can give itself or another creature evasion you add the better the creature base will be for Yuriko. There's a large amount of budget creatures to choose from therefore there's really no reason to play many nonNinja creatures who don't have evasion.

Some other cards to consider cutting:


A more complex budget interaction is Cunning Evasion or Grazilaxx, Illithid Scholar with Yuriko and other Ninjutsu. You keep bouncing Ninjas who are blocked and then Ninjutsu them while still in combat. This is helpful with Yuriko and other Ninjas because they will not always have evasion. Any Ninja who has a trigger when it does combat damage to a player such as Ingenious Infiltrator benefits from being able to be blocked then bounced and then Ninjutsu while still in combat, before combat damage step.

Some other cards to consider adding later on that are a little more expensive price, but still budget:

  • Arcane Adaptation: this makes all creatures you control a Ninja as well as a Rogue. This is a powerful effect because then each creature who does combat damage to an opponent triggers Yuriko.
  • Varragoth, Bloodsky Sire: it's a Rogue who's boast ability can tutor for any card and put that card on top of your library. You can activate boast at any time after Varragoth is declared as an attacker thus you can set up the top card of your library in combat before Varragoth dies if that is what is going to happen and before you do combat damage to a player.
  • Fallen Shinobi: Ninja with a potentially busted trigger when you do combat damage to an opponent, but the power of it depends on what cards you exile from the top of your opponent's library.

elpokitolama on Mono black Ink eyes Brew

3 months ago

This looks very, very, very, very damn sweet!

Agadeem's Awakening  Flip for added value? Fallen Shinobi is packing some serious muscle if you commit to the splash as well

carpecanum on The Sea of the Damned (Theme Skel Ship/Gyruda EDH)

4 months ago

I would think Freed from the Real would be thematic and an excellent combo. Contagion Clasp and Contagion Engine both sound like cursed items you would find on a skeleton ship. I think these 3, at least, should come out of maybe board

Fallen Shinobi, Octopus Umbra

Grubbernaut on U/B Faerie Tempo Control

5 months ago

These are all generally good cards, but the splits are going to make having the cards you want at any given time more difficult; I'd suggest focusing in on which cards you find most useful and trimming the others.

For example: I'd definitely go up to 4x Spellstutter Sprite , and cut The Elderspell for something else like Bloodchief's Thirst or Eliminate . The 1-of Cryptic and Grief probably aren't doing much, either; since T1 is important, and this isn't a deck that necessarily wants to go down on cards, I'd swap in another 1-CMC discard spell over Grief .

I'd also strongly recommend Ninja of the Deep Hours over Fallen Shinobi . The ninjitsu cost of Shinobi is prohibitively high for modern, in general.

I'd also swap Clique for a second Borrower; you can still bounce a Bitterblossom , if needed, but Borrower is a more generally useful card at 2/3CMC.

I also find Riptide Laboratory to be too narrow and slow for a land that only produces colorless; especially if you go to 4x sprite, at least Mutavault pads your faerie count.

Cheers!

K1ngMars on Which Card Should Replace Mindleech …

5 months ago

I'd go with Fallen Shinobi . The ninjutzu cost is lower and it exiles 2 cards from your opponent's deck: you can PLAY one of those cards, so even a land is good.

One could argue that Silent-Blade Oni can give you more options, as you look to an opponent's hand: however it costs more, both in casting and with ninjutzu, with more specific color peeps, and doesn't let you play lands. Moreover, since it will probably come down later in the game, it has more chances to not be relevant anymore.

seshiro_of_the_orochi on Which Card Should Replace Mindleech …

5 months ago

I'd like to give another suggestion: How about Fallen Shinobi or Silent-Blade Oni ? Both do something similar to Mindleech Mass but can take a slot on your curve much earlier.

Guerric on Yuriko - An Ambush from the Shadows

6 months ago

Just curious if you've updated this any time recently. Modern Horizons gave so many new ninjas that gave the deck a new direction. Replacing Bident of Thassa with Ingenious Infiltrator becomes the natural thing to do, and there's so many great new cards including Moonblade Shinobi , Mist-Syndicate Naga , and Fallen Shinobi that you'd ideally really want.

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