Yuriko, the Tiger's Shadow

Yuriko, the Tiger's Shadow

Legendary Creature — Human Ninja

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

Whenever a Ninja you control deals combat damage to a player, reveal the top card of your library and put that card into your hand. Each opponent loses life equal to that card's converted mana cost.

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Format Legality
1v1 Commander Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Casual Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Custom Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Highlander Legal
Legacy Legal
Leviathan Legal
Limited Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Vintage Legal

Yuriko, the Tiger's Shadow occurrence in decks from the last year

Yuriko, the Tiger's Shadow Discussion

BrassLord on Ninjutsu

4 days ago

@ theninjaedge I think it's looking a lot better! Adding in just a little interaction I think will allow you to solidify the late game! I understand the constraints that budget can bring. With your current supporting creature package (and if budget wasn't an issue) , Retrofitter Foundry fits perfectly, as you can sac any of the thopters for 4/4 constructs, and any of your changelings for any of the modes on the cards. I've seen a few interesting options in other legacy lists online. Most of the lists have some big CMC card to capitalize on a Yuriko trigger, something like a Gurmag Angler . Also playng an enabler creature turn one and Standstill turn two seems like a good line of play, as cheating in a ninja is not considered casting a spell!

Outside of general comments, I think that you're right around the sweet spot for supporting creatures! Previous lists ran things like Mothdust Changeling Thalakos Seer and Baleful Strix , but I like your aggressive list! In terms of changes I would double down on the card draw engine of Ingenious Infiltrator and Yuriko, the Tiger's Shadow and maybe look into cutting some of the higher cmc ninjitsu targets like the obaki-gang shenobi. Only downside I can see is the deck could struggle against Plague Engineer , but you still have a solid portion of your creatures that get around it!

Depending on how far you lean into the Yuriko, the Tiger's Shadow plan, Brainstorm and Ponder are cheap ways of filtering your top card for the deck. Another fun option is Discovery / Dispersal , as the discovery portion can filter the top card of your library as well as being considered a 7cmc from a Yuriko trigger. A burst 7 damage out of nowhere can be extremely aggressive and puts a considerable clock on your opponent!

But your current build seems fine, leaning into more creature disruption for consistent ping damage! Just some different directions to approach the deck! Hope it works out well, looks like a really fun list!

BrassLord on Ninjutsu

1 week ago

There's a few Legacy Ninja lists running around, same idea with the 0 CMC creatures! I'd recommend giving Modern Horizons a look through, they printed a LOT of ninja support in there!

Just a few creature upgrade suggestions, Yuriko, the Tiger's Shadow can put in a lot of work, drawing you cards and draining your opponent (I think a lot of people overlook this due to "Commander Ninjitsu," but it states you can either play it from your hand or the command zone, so it's all good!). Same goes with Ingenious Infiltrator .

If you end up going that route, Changeling Outcast is another unblockable ninja enabler.

Aether Tunnel and Aqueous Form are lower CMC replacements for Tricks of the Trade .

Depends on how cutthroat of a playgroup you're playing against, but I would suggest cutting the bounce lands for some fetches (whatever you can afford). A LOT of legacy decks run things like Strip Mine , and having your bounceland destroyed is setting you back almost two turns, making it a steep climb to catch back up.

Overall, the ninja strategy is pretty quick! In your current build, I don't see a lot of interaction with what your opponent is doing. Since you're running Dimir, you have a PLETHORA of interaction options, from Counterspell to Go for the Throat or Dismember and Thoughtseize . I'd recommend at least having some permission, removal, and hand control effects in your sideboard. If you'd like to double down on the aggressive ninja strat, Smoke Shroud can help with evasion and a small power boost.

In terms of specific cuts, I'd recommend cutting Minamo Sightbender , Sinister Possession Bladed Pinions Shuriken . I think there are more recent cards out there that do the same thing these do with a lower CMC!

azja on Yuriko (Optimized) Primer

4 weeks ago

@IzmAYAYA Hey there! That situation has never actually come up for me in a game. I read through some of the rules on the gatherer and this is what I found:

" Spark Double isn’t legendary if it copies a legendary permanent, and this exception is copiable. If something else copies Spark Double later, that copy also won’t be legendary. If you control two or more permanents with the same name but only one is legendary, the “legend rule” doesn’t apply."

I'd assume that Sakashima of a Thousand Faces would interact similarly when copied. So I think the answer to your question is that you could get 5 Yuriko, the Tiger's Shadow !

Geralda on Kess, 1000$ budget

1 month ago

Да, колёса лучше играть под вором, но я у себя убрал Notion Thief ещё до появления Hullbreacher Narset, Parter of Veils у меня в мэйне нет) так что у меня даже меньше воров чем в твоём листе... а колёс - больше))

И какими бы умными не были оппоненты - мало у кого есть возможность рекастить заклинания из кладбища, поэтому как правило, чужое (неожиданное) колесо для большинства оппонентов это очень нежелательная карта.

А вот Notion Thief я убрал именно потому что пронаблюдав за его "полезностью" во всех партиях (в т.ч. когда оппоненты ставили) - я ни разу не видел чтоб с него приходило больше двух карт, а подровать 2 карты за 4 маны - это как-то слишком не выгодно. Так же и держать 4 маны отрытой для его флеша - в 99% случаев не оправданно т.к. его почти наверняка захотят отменить или убить на входе (и не факт что у кого-нибудь будут доп.дровы), а закладывать ещё ману на прикрышку - это дичайшая просадка по темпу (на мой взгляд).
Да, Notion Thief и Narset, Parter of Veils стопят многие дэки, но я всё же предпочитаю иметь что-нибудь более универсальное, что так же поломает (хотя бы временно) овердроу оппонента за меньшую ману.
Да, Воры и Нарсет хороши под колёсами, но тут та же ситуация - нужно иметь минимум 7 маны и бесплатную контру, либо 8-9 маны - слишком поздний тех ящитаю... Да и приходит такое сочетание крайне редко (мне раза три за полгода приходило Вор+Колесо).

Но, если честно - я даже начал собирать вариант дэки со всеми Ворами и Нарсеткой, и всеми возможными колёсами (включая "малые" красные колёса которые лутят по 2-3 карты). Но мотом решил что это будет слишком жестоко по отношению к оппонентам и отказался от этой затеи.

После того как я собрал свою Кесс и месяца два почти не проигрывал, несколько игроков тоже собрали свои вариации Кесс, но эта "мода" быстро прошла т.к. новые командиры крутятся быстрее без заморочек с тошнилкой и лутингом. Да, тошнилка безусловно хороша и сильна, но какая-нибудь Наджила или Юрико быстрее и опаснее.

Ты пробовал играть Mnemonic Betrayal ?

Hardhitta7 on Advertise your COMMANDER deck!

1 month ago

Getting into commander with an Adeliz, the Cinder Wind deck, but already thinking about my second deck. Cardboard crack is true no matter the format.

Anyways, I’m really interested in a Yuriko, the Tiger's Shadow deck, but I think what I came up with needs a lot of help. I’m not sure if I have too many unblockable/flying creatures, and I’m not sure some of the ninjas I included are playable.

Trying to stay away from the Scroll Rack plan, want it to be more of a tribal deck.

Here’s my list I came up with:

The Village Hidden in the Mist

Commander / EDH Hardhitta7


Hoobynobber7395 on Yuriko Ninjitsu

3 months ago

I love Yuriko, the Tiger's Shadow this is a great deck! A few considerations for big damage on her flip:


Blinkmoth Infusion

Discovery / Dispersal


Force of Will

Dig Through Time

Commit / Memory

some 0 and 1 drops to consider as well:

Phyrexian Walker


some ninjas to consider:

Fallen Shinobi

Sakashima's Student

Silent-Blade Oni


for any other ideas check out my deck if you'd like:


Coward_Token on Kaldheim official spoilers

3 months ago

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