Creature — Human Ninja
Ninjutsu 1U (1U, Return an unblocked attacker you control to hand: Put this card onto the battlefield from your hand tapped and attacking.)
You may have Sakashima's Student enter the battlefield as a copy of any creature on the battlefield, except it's still a ninja in addition to its other creature types.
|Have (2)||, Forkbeard|
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|Commander / EDH||Legal|
Sakashima's Student occurrence in decks from the last year
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Sakashima's Student Discussion
2 weeks ago
I love Yuriko, the Tiger's Shadow this is a great deck! A few considerations for big damage on her flip:
some 0 and 1 drops to consider as well:
some ninjas to consider:
for any other ideas check out my deck if you'd like:
1 month ago
freefury You're right, it's my first time building a commander deck with a companion and I didn't take that into account haha. For the moment I'll add Gigantoplasm, would love to add Sakashima's Student but don't have the money at the time haha
3 months ago
Thanks for all the up votes recently guys, I love coming back to this deck. I’ve made a couple of slight alterations, I’ve cut Defy Gravity and I’ve added in Leaping Master - I think this art work is better and also offers very similar flavour.
Lastly I’ve added in Beguiler of Wills to act as Hama, the Southern Water Tribe native who created the art of blood bending to control her enemies!
I’m still toying around with some of the options in the maybe board too.
8 months ago
Cool deck! Lol'd at "I ain't got no green." You do have a generous amount of mana ramp, though, so it doesn't seem like as big of a problem as all that. I hear what you're saying, though, but I'd still suggest Treachery.
And the clones aren't a bad idea either. Cloning and stealing both fit the same thematic identity. No reason to choose one over the other, so long as you have more of whichever one is a) helping you more, and b) helping you early. Also, though, Faerie Artisans is my favorite such card. And Sakashima's Student is another fun one, as is Cryptoplasm. And on the other side of the equation, Domineering Will is hella fun in multiplayer, while still valid in 1v1.
As for the untappy stuff, it's always useful to have cards that potentially can tap as well as untap. So if you're stuck with them and no Merieke, they still serve the purpose of disruption. Tideforce Elemental, Freed from the Real and Ghostly Touch are all good for that. Also, Pemmin's Aura is really a must for the deck because it can grant protection in addition to its untap ability, and Aura of Dominion is another cheaper untap card.
Finally, you do have a minor mana curve issue. For any of my suggestions, if you thought about including any of them, I'd first start looking for cuts from among anything that has a similar effect but costs more. Also, simple, single use ramp spells like Dark Ritual, Culling the Weak, High Tide and so on are fairly prevalent in blue and black. Also, Land Tax, while not budget friendly, is worth every penny when you ain't got no green, and Knight of the White Orchid is also useful in the right situations. And Arcane Signet should be an automatic add to any EDH deck, especially if it's more than 2 colors.
I know I said finally in the last paragraph, but also Swiftfoot Boots is a slightly slower but slightly better version of Lightning Greaves, and honestly you're better off with the boots than the greaves because you can target the Boss Lady with your untappy stuff without having to scoot the equipment around. Hexproof > Shroud.
Sorry that this is so damn long of a comment, but please note that I have all of these ideas because I really would like to build a deck like this as well. There's a lot of them I've seen that are full of infinite loops, and I appreciate that yours isn't. That's how I'd like to build mine too. It's not easy with Merieke, because she doesn't have haste, and she doesn't have a built in way to either untap or protect herself. I really like what you have going here, and I'm going to folder it for inspiration.
10 months ago
10 months ago
MadCatMax I gave a very clear reasoning. You are able to hit your infinite turns combo much faster if you are able to pay the mana reliably.
Your combo costs
- for the Oboro activation
- Play a land and have at least 3 other islands in play
- Cast Time Warp for
- Total cost is
- 3 Islands + Mystic provides
- There is still required every execution of your turns loop
- You run 3 rock accelerators in a 99 card deck, and also Dark Ritual which is not effective for the loop
- Even utilizing the untap effect from Oboro on one of your own lands, the earliest you can rip this combo is turn 6 without accelerators.
- This is assuming you hit a land drop every turn for 6 turns. 29 lands, probably not.
You have colorless mana costs in Intuition Oboro Breezecaller Commandeer Force of Negation Misdirection Spellstutter Sprite Tale's End Gingerbrute Tetsuko Umezawa, Fugitive Fallen Shinobi Ingenious Infiltrator Mist-Syndicate Naga Mistblade Shinobi Sakashima's Student Skullsnatcher Universal Automaton Brazen Borrower Contagion Cyclonic Rift Snuff Out Submerge Whiplash Trap Back to Basics Chains of Mephistopheles Cursed Totem Grafdigger's Cage Scroll Rack Temporal Manipulation Temporal Mastery Temporal Trespass Time Warp Demonic Tutor Diabolic Intent Hope of Ghirapur and Snapcaster Mage. That's 35 cards, literally exactly half of your non-land cards. Of course you can argue that a handful of these have alternate costs that don't include colorless mana, such as the pitch-to-play and some of the ninjutsu, which removes 10 cards from the "uses colorless mana" list. Either way, a quarter of the actual cards you draw and a third of the non-land cards you draw use colorless mana, and the alternate cost cards you will undoubtedly sometimes pay full price for when games go long and resources are available. I didn't even count your two burn cards.
I know you're trying to be clever by cutting slots, and I know this deck doesn't have the explosive plays of hitting Sol ring into mana rocks. Don't try to reinvent the wheel and get clever by cutting mana positive rocks in a deck that uses mana.
My comment is more directed at your friend, who I wrote a very elaborate response to as for inclusions for Sensei's Top in his Doomsday list, and how being reliant on your commander and creatures entirely for card advantage as well as pile cracking is setting him up for failure. Rather than respond, he chose to delete and block me. These decks have a bigger overall problem of being decent competitive decks against most match ups, but absolutely entirely worthless against certain match ups that completely hose the strategy because of how reliant on the commander these decks are. Nevermore on your commander either causes you to scoop or pray for amazing top deck. Repeated Pyroclasm effects resolving cause scoops. Choosing to run Misdirection over Swan Song means if you're counting on Misdirection to stop Pyroclasm you're scooping, or if you're counting on it to stop Demonic Consultation or Flash or Tainted Pact you're scooping. Yes I know it makes a bird token for blocking, but slotting bad cards is your biggest problem.
No I'm not joining your discord. You two are clowns, enjoy brewing your mediocre deck on your own. I'll enjoy the free wins if I ever end up in a pod against someone playing one of these decks.