Magic: the Gathering Ninja Deck

Wednesday, April 05, 2006

RGU Ninja
A Ninja deck by Tsubasa Kai, Pro Tour Honolulu 2006, finished 65th - 128th+ place, Type II GPT.

RGU Ninja

4 Birds of Paradise
3 Dryad Sophisticate
4 Kird Ape
2 Llanowar Elves
4 Ninja of the Deep Hours
4 Rumbling Slum

3 Electrolyze
4 Mana Leak
4 Remand
3 Thoughts of Ruin
3 Umezawa's Jitte

6 Forest
2 Karplusan Forest
4 Shivan Reef
4 Steam Vents
4 Stomping Ground
2 Yavimaya Coast

Sideboard:
3 Cerebral Vortex
1 Electrolyze
3 Iwamori of the Open Fist
2 Meloku the Clouded Mirror
2 Naturalize
3 Repeal
1 Umezawa's Jitte

There's an article titled "Return of the Ninjas" by Jake Ziering at TCGplayer that discuss this deck.
There's also a forum discussion somewhere titled "Sea - Stompy" about this kind of deck.

Points worth noticing:
* The baits also function as mana accellerator
* Creature removals using Electrolyze, utilising Izzet spell. Useful against 1 toughness creatures.
* Disruption using Thought of Ruin and counterspells
* Non-legendary hitter Rumbling Slum. I prefer RS than Burning-Tree Shaman because BTS makes Ninjutsu costs 1 life.

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