Ingenious Infiltrator

Ingenious Infiltrator

Creature — Vedalken Ninja

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

Whenever a Ninja you control deals combat damage to a player, draw a card.

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Set Rarity
Modern Horizons (MH1) Uncommon

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Legality

Format Legality
Oathbreaker Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Legacy Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Highlander Legal
Modern Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
2019-10-04 Legal
Custom Legal
Unformat Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Casual Legal
Leviathan Legal
Vintage Legal
Limited Legal
Block Constructed Legal

Ingenious Infiltrator occurrence in decks from the last year

Latest Decks as Commander

Ingenious Infiltrator Discussion

Gidgetimer on What is considered a spell?

1 month ago

Bloodrush is an activated ability. An object on the stack is a spell if you cast it for its mana cost or if the ability you used specifically said to "cast" the card. Mutate (Cubwarden), Overload (Cyclonic Rift), Suspend (Lotus Bloom), and Bestow (Erebos's Emissary) all cast the card as a spell. Bloodrush (Rubblebelt Maaka), Ninjutsu (Ingenious Infiltrator), Transmute (Muddle the Mixture), and Forecast (Paladin of Prahv) are all abilities.

LeaPlath on Ninja

1 month ago

Too many bodies. The ninja core is Yuriko, Strix, Changeling Outcast and Ingenious Infiltrator. That is what every deck plays at least 3-4 copies of each. Then it depends on what else you run.

If you want to run Retrofitter Foundry you run Ornithopter and 4 copies of Outcast to turn into 4/4s. If you want to run more generic good stuff you splash green and snowlands and consider playing Oko and Icefang and Assassins Trophy/Abrupt Decay. You might consider Brazen Borrower. Either way a lower creature count benefits you.

For lands you want 16-18. 16 if you are going lower to ground tempo. 18 if you want snow and Oko. Duals help but you don't need them. What you really need tho is Fetchlands.

Fetch Lands give you access to Brainstorm, Preordain and Fatal Push. They also let you run more basics so you can make sure Daze is live more often which you max out on. Maxing Force is good too.

Standstill sadly isnt good enough anymore. Its time has passed. Given how the decks that may of once played it now have access to 1 mana and 2 mana draw 2s with less downside it just has been meta and power creeped out. Of One Mind might do you better as human and non human is easy to pull off.

lagotripha on Blue/black modern budget that isn't …

2 months ago

On a 50-70 budget, I reccomend focussing spending on lands. Your spell selection will be good so working around that with a card advantage tribe like ninjas is a solid plan.

River of Tears is cheap and modern legal, and it lets you t1 duress, t2 mana leak, or t1 Changeling Outcast, t2 Ingenious Infiltrator/Ninja of the Deep Hours/Walker of Secret Ways.

U/B has Sunken Ruins which fixes a lot of problems with budget manabases. It can have trouble in a deck with checklands, but still works good when you upgrade, which checklands don't- grab checks and painlands if you are gonna stay budget, or filters and shocks if you are gonna look to upgrade eventually.

Card advantage from ninjas also helps smooth out draws, while 1-1 trading with counterspells/hand pruning gets value and limits threats. Exactly how you balance those things is a meta call- just make sure you have answers for those turns 1-2 creatures and you'll do great - even if its just Unsummon.

Mimiru_ on Unblockable Ninja (feedback welcome)

5 months ago

Hello,

Your deck looks interesting ! I will try a ninja deck soon so I'll probably take some ideas from your list.

You should consider Ninja of the Deep Hours the buddy of Ingenious Infiltrator. Also maybe as sideboard card Murderous Rider to deal with planeswalker instead of Murder.

Also since I have too cards from modern horizons I will give a try with Cunning Evasion.

abby315 on Sultai Lili-Ninjas

7 months ago

I'm surprised to see no Ninja of the Deep Hours as Ingenious Infiltrators 5-8 (that also combos well with the Infiltrator). Any reason for not running them? I think it might be better than all 4 Fallen Shinobi - maybe 2-2?

lullelukas on The Wolf of Maul Street [8]

7 months ago

Update:

I've made some of the changes above, while I keep playtesting others.

Slither Blade --> Dizzy Spell to tutor for Tainted Strike.

Dispel --> Muddle the Mixture to tutor for Phyresis while keeping the counterspell count.

Fathom Mage --> Vines of Vastwood for more protection.

Ingenious Infiltrator --> Hunter's Insight for better card draw.

Likely the additional ramp creatures will come in at a later point along with Snake Umbra and Dimir Infiltrator. I'm a bit reluctant to adding less conditional tutors for now, since it might take the deck in a very much more competative direction that demands a bit of investment. I'll keep you posted!

Cheers!

lullelukas on The Wolf of Maul Street [8]

7 months ago

From a bit of playtesting, it really seems that the secondary game plan is underperforming. Getting more evasive creatures and going wider is nice for resilience in more casual games, and there is a good argument for keeping the deck like this in the interest of managing the power level a bit. I do have some thought on how we might up the aggression a bit though, do tell me what you think about my thoughts if you are interested!

Underperforming cards include: Fathom Mage, Master Biomancer, Renata, Called to the Hunt, Herald of Secret Streams, Champion of Lambholt (the plan of spreading counters around seems to slow and fragile), Slither Blade, Invisible Stalker (these creatures don't add any additional utility, and we have other evasive creatures that can take Ukkima's place in a crisis), Ninja of the Deep Hours, Ingenious Infiltrator (bouncing Ukkima is nice, but taking away the combat damage is very much a feel bad) and Edric, Spymaster of Trest (seems a bit slow, but probably has more potential).

What we need most is clearly more efficient ways to grow to 10 power. I'm considering cards like Giant Growth, Scale Up, Vines of Vastwood and Invigorate.

We also could use even more one mana ramping. Deathrite Shaman and Krosan Wayfarer seems like the best options to me.

We need some more card draw if we take ou the ninjas, and Snake Umbra seems like a good card draw replacement, as does Hunter's Insight.

We could also use the additional infect enablers in Glistening Oil, Grafted Exoskeleton and perhaps even Corrupted Conscience, but it may be more efficient to just add some tutors here instead, Demonic Tutor, Scheming Symmetry, Dizzy Spell and Dimir Infiltrator would be good choices in that case (without completely busting the bank).

Taking all this into consideration I may soon do the following switches:

Invisible Stalker --> Dimir Infiltrator

Slither Blade --> Dizzy Spell

Ninja of the Deep Hours --> Snake Umbra

Ingenious Infiltrator --> Hunter's Insight

Herald of Secret Streams --> Deathrite Shaman

Champion of Lambholt --> Krosan Wayfarer

Renata, Called to the Hunt --> Scale Up

Master Biomancer --> Vines of Vastwood

Fathom Mage --> Demonic Tutor

Simic Growth Chamber --> Scheming Symmetry

Dispel --> Fierce Guardianship

DimirAgent8 on Grixis tempo but fast

9 months ago

We should talk more in-depth about your list later, Scarecrow. Here are some initial thoughts I have:

Cards that probably should be in here but aren't

Cards that don't seem super fantastic in here

I think the biggest thing this list would benefit from is a thorough reevaluation of your gameplan. After you've got a solid idea of how you want your games to play out, ask yourself what each color contributes to that gameplan and why you're playing it over another color/more of a color you're already in. That will allow you to adjust your inclusions accordingly and have a better focus within your list.

More than happy to clarify stuff/go over this with you later if you want :D.

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