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.

Yuriko, the Tiger's Shadow Discussion

Kazierts on "Pauper" Korvold [Budget/Casual/Primer]

1 week ago

Thanks for the kind comment and upvote! It is as people say, restrictions breed creativity. I have some plans for other busted/popular Commanders too. I'm already working on a list, which I haven't been giving too much attention, with Yuriko, the Tiger's Shadow.

So, I haven't played Commander in paper yet, aside from a pile of junk cards I put together with an acquaintance of mine some years ago. I have some decks in the making but don't have the money to finish them for now. When I am able to play, I intend to just be upfront about it and tell my Commander is built with just commons, excluding Korvold himself.

Virlym on Yuriko (Optimized) Primer

2 weeks ago

Hello, been a while since I've really done much here, but I saw a highlight for your deck and thought I'd stop by. Your Yuriko, the Tiger's Shadow seems to be designed for a higher-end playgroup than mine (given the Force of Will, Mana Crypt, etc.), but I figured I'd throw in a couple of fun things to consider.

First: 2-piece combo, Library of Leng + Unfulfilled Desires. Unfulfilled Desires is basically the only repeatable card that makes you discard as part of an ability instead of a cost so it can actually work with Library of Leng. You have 3 Yuriko, the Tiger's Shadow triggers on the stack and 3 open mana? Vampiric Tutor up a bomb like Draco before the first trigger resolves. After the trigger resolves and you dome your opponents, activate Unfulfilled Desires to draw a card and discard Draco back to the top of your library. Then repeat for the rest of your triggers (mana allowing). While it's a tad slow, it packs a huge punch. It also allows for some extra enablers such as Looter il-Kor. So even if you don't have any ninjas to go around, you can resolve Looter il-Kor before a Yuriko, the Tiger's Shadow trigger and discard something big in your hand to the top of your deck with Library of Leng to reveal for Yuriko, the Tiger's Shadow's trigger.

Another 2-drop enabler to consider is Nether Traitor. While it does cost 2 mana, it has haste and shadow, so it's not really that bad. The only issue with it is the double black cost when you're building heavy blue for Force of Will. But it also has the upside of being able to come back to play on its own when something else of yours dies.

Due to my friends liking graveyard decks, I also opted to run some disruption in the form of Weathered Runestone. While it does turn off Nether Traitor's last ability, it also lets me run Dimir Infiltrator as an enabler and tutor. The 3-cost, sorcery speed tutor is a little slow, but being able to get things like Weathered Runestone, Tetsuko Umezawa, Fugitive, Scroll Rack and Cyclonic Rift for games when I've been faced with someone stalling out my early aggression is nice.

Whether you add anything in or not is up to you and how they fit in your playgroup. Was just nice being able to share. Hope you continue your shadowy fun. :)

Daedalus19876 on Toxic Relationship: Hapatra EDH [PRIMER]

1 month ago

I have played 6 cEDH games with Hapatra, and won 5. I should have won the 6th, but see above re: dumb misplays of Voidwalker into Earthcraft XD

Opposing generals (the ones I remember) so far have been: Arcum Dagsson, Jhoira, Weatherlight Captain, Najeela, the Blade-Blossom, Yuriko, the Tiger's Shadow, Naru Meha, Master Wizard, Tymna/Thrasios, Tymna/Silas, Kenrith, Kess, Jeleva, Magda, Mazirek, and Kinnan.

On the subject of artifact ramp, Collector Ouphe and artifact removal has kept that decently locked down.

privatepook on Ninjas to Beat You Black and Blue

3 months ago

Thanks, Grubbernaut! I especially appreciate you letting me know about Ninja of the Deep Hours . I am considering adding that, and possibly Yuriko, the Tiger's Shadow , as I can then maybe build this up to a Commander deck in the future? You got my brain going...

Voitagi on Message from Surgeon-General Yawgmoth Re: COVID-19

4 months ago

I'm sorry to hear that. The deck is super fun.

My playgroup don't mind me playing it as long as it's not every game. That's why I have 4 decks to mix it up. All of which are on similar power level to the Yawgmoth deck, but win differently enough that people are cool with it (our playgroup is pretty merciless)

I play:

DreadKhan on Reaper King

5 months ago

Brago, King Eternal is pretty funny if you've got a few Scarecrows out, and he synergizes really well with your ramp rocks. Maskwood Nexus is a nice card to consider, but you do run a lot of scarecrows already, and need it less. It does let you run weird cards like Haakon, Stromgald Scourge to recur your 'Crows, or Yuriko, the Tiger's Shadow for value. Scarecrone should probably be considered.

I like sneaking in cards that use Reaper King's high MV as a pay off, some of these might be worth tossing in, like One with the Machine and Rush of Knowledge . The new Stinging Study is fine, but generally not better than the blue options, other than not needing The King out to use it. If you don't like your opponents, Cabal Conditioning usually wipes out everyone else's hand.

As a pseduo-board wipe, you might consider the recently reprinted Rite of Replication , which can clone Reaper King 5 times to blow up 25 permanents of your choosing, which should be pretty backbreaking (and funny), though all the clones die. I wish Sakashima of a Thousand Faces wasn't $35, but I guess Yarok does a decent impression. With Yarok out, that really would be a selective wipe, since you'd blow up 50 permanents.

plakjekaas on new avatar (commander)

6 months ago

(I also think circumventing commander tax like this will feel too powerful, which is an issue Yuriko, the Tiger's Shadow and Derevi, Empyrial Tactician have touched on, that will probably be worse for even cheaper creatures)

rdean14 on Card creation challenge

6 months ago

DragonOfTheWest, thanks! I try to balance the cards and think about the actual space on the card, so that's a very nice complement! I think your Quasimodo card would see Standard play, kudos!

Emrakul Incarnate ( There's no 40 symbol on TappedOut)

Legendary Creature - Eldrazi

Split Second

When Emrakul Incarnate enters the battlefield, pay 20 life. If you can't you lose the game.

Flying, Trample, Shroud, Annihilator 20

You control all players during your turns.


This card is breakable with Yuriko, the Tiger's Shadow , Keen Duelist , and several similar effects. Strict Proctor / Torpor Orb -effects and any form of reanimation also works well to break it, especially in legacy.

Obviously, this would never see print, but I wanted to make a card that resembled the mind-breaking magnificence of Emrakul, as the other cards just represent manifestations, because the Eldrazi Titans are so much greater than planes and just everything!

I'd like to see a 0/1 card that would see standard/pioneer play in an aggro deck, but would be pretty lousy in any other context, thanks!

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