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I love the ability on this card, you can keep your opponents creatures off the field pretty easily just by giving mistblade flying or fear. The ninjutsu ability really seals the deal though, if you have cards in your deck that read "when this card enters play.." x thing happens, then as long as you can get through one attack with it to your opponents life points you can return it to your hand and play it again the next turn and still bounce your opponents creature. It also potentially lets you play this card a turn earlier for its ninjutsu cost. Its only weakness is that its still a 1/1 for 3 mana, it might have been better as a 1/2, so it wouldn't die to other starting level creatures that only take 1 mana.
Posted By: Donovan_Fabian (9/17/2009 1:09:04 PM)


I tend to use this guy with a Drifter il-Dal. It works pretty well.
Posted By: JamminTacoStand (1/13/2011 12:14:51 PM)


@littleteapot: If you're using Ornithopters to Ninjutsu him in, then it really doesn't take a lot of work (or mana commitment) to Ninjutsu. Unsummon is a fantastic effect on this creature, and if you have multiples they can save eachother from removal on the mega cheap (just {U}? awesome!).

An early Mistblade Shinobi gives you a great tempo swing. Considering how mana-intensive ninjas are (and how crazy they get once you have that mana), sending your opponent's creatures back to their hands buys you the time you need to dominate the board. If you send their three mana creature back on turn three, they're in a tight spot come turn four when you could drop Higure, the Still Wind (and mess up their momentum even harder with unblockable Ninjas).

@Snaxme: I prefer Nether Traitor with this guy personally ;)
Posted By: Ladon--- (2/17/2011 7:24:40 PM)


I love ninja's, People are afraid to leave that ornithopter unblocked. If only there were blue or black instant speed pumps i could use to punish those who do block my 0/2. Do you guys know of any?
Posted By: bijart_dauth (2/27/2011 6:54:43 PM)


I love the Ninjutsu mechanic. Even though it uses an awkward step (few cards care about the 'declare blockers' step), after a few games you get what it does quite easily. It just jumps down, like a Ninja.
Posted By: Gabriel422 (6/23/2011 8:28:14 PM)


...is it an Ornithopter? Or is it a NINJA?!??
Posted By: tcollins (1/4/2011 11:05:19 PM)


A perfect example of what a ninja should be; a hidden being manipulating stealth and knowledge, that acts unseen in doing so.
Posted By: SavageBrain89 (8/29/2009 5:52:43 PM)


I have seen what a Mistblade Shinobi and an Ornithopter can do. It is quite frightning. No one ever expects the Ornithopter to attack. I sure know I didn't the first time I saw this guys ninjutsu ability used against me.
Posted By: Silverware (8/7/2010 10:58:27 AM)


a staple of any decent Ninja deck.
Posted By: Forgeling (8/23/2009 6:16:47 PM)


...did anyone say Inkfathom Infiltrator?
Posted By: Snaxme (11/23/2009 11:28:04 AM)


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