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Seems tailor made for ninja, and probably is, but that mana cost is prohibitive. Ninja decks like to run a low mana curve.
Posted By: Vedalken_Arbiter (5/31/2012 5:37:06 PM)


Wydwen, the Biting Gale or Sygg, River Cutthroat are better "Ninja" commander in every way however Vela ain't a bad Addition into a ninja deck as most EDH is high converted mana cost.
Posted By: MuffinMafia (6/3/2012 4:05:49 PM)


I guess this is our "Ninja" general.

She'll do. Add Runed Stalactite to make her a Ninja.
Posted By: RJDroid (5/31/2012 6:16:04 PM)


"I laugh in the face of Boardwipe. Ha, hahahaha ha." Blue black tokens needs to be a thing now.
Posted By: RAV0004 (6/1/2012 3:14:36 AM)


Vela has some nice artwork, and the leave play ability screams "Break me!" She deters boards wipes, makes combos, and makes your stuff harder to block. She's great in the precon or as a Commander in EDH. Speaking of the precon,I love the synergy that the Ninja deck has.

all the Ninjas have combo potential with her, both in their Ninjutsu abilities and in the intimidate.
However, almost all the other cards combo well with the Ninjas too. Bounce a Baleful Strix and draw another card. Bounce a Augery Owl and Scry 3 again. The unblockables help you hit your Ninjutsus, and the Sai of the Shinobis give your ninjas more umph when they sneak in. All in all a great precon.
Posted By: swords_to_exile (6/2/2012 9:57:04 PM)


Clearly made for a ninja deck, I think she could be very good used correctly, she gives intimidate so with ninjas Memnite, ornithopter, and phyrexian walker become amazing because you can just Ninjutsu them out and re-cast them after combat, she needs to be built around but any card that doesn't isn't a card I want to use, especially as a commander
Posted By: imsully2 (6/4/2012 7:11:54 PM)


This + Shrieking Drake = "u: Each opponent loses 1 life."
Posted By: MisterAction (6/5/2012 1:57:19 PM)


@Arcanoi - It's because she actually has the ability, not that she grants it to herself.
Posted By: Alsebra (8/13/2012 12:26:41 PM)


I really, really wanted to like this card. After all, it's tailor-made for Ninjas, as others have mentioned. But after playing the deck as is, then modified, then modified without Vela, I have to say the third option works best.

What she does is obviously awesome for Ninjas, but she just shows up too late to make a noticeable difference in a game. Typically by the time I got her out my strategy had switched from using ninjutsu on my small unblockable creatures to simply swinging for the win with my finishers (Higure, the Still Wind, Ink-Eyes, Servant of Oni, and Silent-Blade Oni) and cards like Distortion Strike and Shadow Rift. In the games that I played, I think the most life she caused my opponent to lose was 4.

Overall I think she would have been much more useful had she been a two- or even three-drop. This is just my experience though, yours may differ.
Posted By: tankthebest (9/22/2012 1:15:33 PM)


Since too many of you are too focused on her affinity with the contents of the pre-con pack to realise this much im just going to go on a whim an say...


Think about it... her with any eldrazi, artifact creature or any effect that changes a creature's color can make her an extremely effective commander...

Cards like glamerdye for a start, become more useable. besides that maybe you'd want to run devastation tide to re-activate all those ETB effects you set off the first time to compliment her leaves the battlefield effect...
Posted By: Gheridarigaaz (11/2/2012 8:39:23 PM)


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