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(Subtype for creature/tribal cards)
Statistics 22 cards
{U} 36.4% {B} 45.5% {U/B} 18.2%
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Ninja is a creature class. All ninjas are blue, black, or both.

Description[edit | edit source]

Ninjas, also called Shinobi, are masters of both stealth and armed combat who may find employment as spies, warriors, mercenaries, assassins; they are famed for their versatility.[1][2][3] Secretive in the extreme, some ninja practice magic that further enhances their abilities of infiltration. Some ninja come together in clans, though many others are solitary rogues.

The ninjutsu ability and its variant commander ninjutsu are exclusive to ninjas.

History[edit | edit source]

Until 2017 the only sets featuring Ninjas were Betrayers of Kamigawa and Planechase 2012 (in the Night of the Ninja deck). They reappeared in the silver-bordered Unstable[4] and in Commander 2018 (Yuriko, the Tiger's Shadow).

According to Mark Rosewater, it was likely that Ninjas would also return to black border.[5] That came true when they appeared in Modern Horizons.[6][7] This set featured Ninjas from several planes and with several creature types. Some of these didn't have the ninjitsu mechanic.[8]

Notable Ninjas[edit | edit source]


Pirates vs. Ninjas[edit | edit source]

Duel Decks: Pirates vs. Ninjas was a joke Duel Deck set for April Fools' Day 2008.[12] The set has not been released as a product.

Tokens[edit | edit source]

Token Color Type P/T Additional Rules Source Printings
Naga Ninja
named Mist-Syndicate Naga
Blue Creature — Naga Ninja 3/1 Ninjutsu {2}{U}
Whenever Mist-Syndicate Naga deals combat damage to a player, create a token that’s a copy of Mist-Syndicate Naga.

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