Shu Yun, the Silent Tempest
Legendary Creature — Human Monk
Prowess (Whenever you cast a noncreature spell, this creature gets +1/+1 until end of turn.)
Whenever you cast a noncreature spell, you may pay . If you do, target creature gains double strike until end of turn.
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|Fate Reforged (FRF)||Rare|
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|Commander / EDH||Legal|
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Shu Yun, the Silent Tempest Discussion
1 month ago
Intimidate is an old keyword mechanic that says the creature with it may only be blocked by creatures who are either:
- 1.) Artifact creatures
- 2.) "Share" a color with it
In 99% of cases, this is very easy to determine. If I equip Executioner's Hood onto Borborygmos, only artifact creatures (regardless of being colorless or not) or creatures who are in-part at least or .
But what about on a creature such as Shu Yun, the Silent Tempest?
Does the game look solely at the colors of his casting cost, meaning only creatures who contain , or are any colors within Jeskai able to block him, as he has an activated ability that costs ?
Basically what I am hung up on is a creature's "color" versus what a Commander's "color identity" is.
Because Shu Yun is considered Jeskai, are creatures who contain any of the 3 colors allowed to block?
Or, does Intimidate only care about color(s) within the casting cost?
2 months ago
4 months ago
Shu Yun, the Silent Tempest. Hit hard, leverage the victim away from you (maybe don't do a OTK on the first game, people will never forget). This deck gets better if a person playing a lifegain deck is at the table (like most voltrons) because you can tell everyone else to keep you in the game to kill the lifegain player. Just remember, you will almost never kill the entire table on your own, and if you think you can, don't play this deck; keep the power levels approximate. LEVERAGE. PEOPLE. Politics are the way of voltron.
5 months ago
Oh, also, I think shoring up the manabase should be a priority. I happen to be fairly familiar with building 3-color wedges on a budget, though, since I've had a dollar Shu Yun, the Silent Tempest deck for a while. With 11 basic Plains, Clifftop Retreat and Isolated Chapel are both $3 dual lands that you can really take advantage of with a basic-heavy manabase. Castle Ardenvale isn't exactly a free-roll, but if you keep your Plains count high, it makes humans and is likely to be an untapped colored source. Temple of the False God is an awful card for a 3-color deck playing so few lands. You need to get to 4 lands to play it and it makes colorless mana, meaning you're effectively playing a 34-land deck. I'd get rid of that and two spells, then add in Clifftop Retreat and Isolated Chapel at the very least. There's other budget lands like Foreboding Ruins, Tainted Field and Tainted Peak, but your color distribution doesn't seem built for them.
7 months ago
If you're looking for something unique, there's always Rayne, Academy Chancellor. Commander Cookout did an episode on her. I really like my Shu Yun, the Silent Tempest U/W aura deck. There's something liberating about playing enchantress and not starting out with only 80 slots, because green.
7 months ago
My personal best Voltron Commander is Shu Yun, the Silent Tempest. He plays very similar to Elsha, except he has a built-in double strike ability. Toss a few instants to pump him to 11 and he can insta-kill any player.
7 months ago
Lol, so the answer is do op green things. That's part of the reason why I didn't switch Shu Yun, the Silent Tempest to Estrid, the Masked for $1 enchantress, even before I cut a third color. One of these bald monks inevitably turns into generic value stuff, because green.
7 months ago
I played a Tatyova deck that was literally all uncommons. Every single card. Still had stuff like Sylvan Library and Constant Mists, but that's the kind of thing I mean. I've got a Shu Yun, the Silent Tempest deck I call Fistful of Dollars that I can't put cards in unless they're a dollar or less. I thought Druid tribal was enough to keep Tatyova in check, but even that was difficult to keep from being an 8/10 power level.