Flying People, Hidden Wires

Green/Blue Ninja Tribal and Flying Creatures

Spring-Leaf Avenger by Wisnu Tan

After we watched the movie Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon, my friend Tom refused to call it anything but “Flying People, Hidden Wires.”

Use enchantments to give your creatures flying and sit back and enjoy all the combat damage triggers. Or give your opponent’s creatures flying and use cheap green removal spells like Broken Wings, Crushing Canopy, Flourishing Strike, Tangletrap, or Choose Your Weapon to dispose of them; either way, your Ninjas fly free!

Use Hidden Strings and Mistblade Shinobi to show your opponent who really pulls the strings and Keiga, the Tide Star or Roil Elemental to steal their creatures. Remember to shout, “GET OVER HERE!” when you take the creature – then use Spring-Leaf Avenger to bring Keiga back.

Don’t forget to keep a Spring-Leaf Avenger in hand for a Ninjutsu-powered sneak attack. Remember to shout, “FINISH HIM!” when you do.


Creatures (21)

  • 2 Mistfire Adept
  • 2 Ninja of the Deep Hours
  • 2 Prosperous Thief
  • 2 Spring-Leaf Avenger
  • 2 Mistblade Shinobi
  • 2 Jhessian Thief
  • 1 Cephalid Constable
  • 2 Kappa Tech-Wrecker
  • 2 Moonblade Shinobi
  • 2 Moon-Circuit Hacker
  • 1 Keiga, the Tide Star
  • 1 Roil Elemental

Enchantments (3)

  • 2 Zephyr Charge
  • 1 Levitation

Auras (4)

  • 2 Skygames
  • 2 Smoke Shroud

Sorceries (4)

  • 4 Hidden Strings

Instants (12)

  • 2 Winged Portent
  • 2 Choose Your Weapon
  • 2 Flourishing Strike
  • 2 Tangletrap
  • 2 Broken Wings
  • 2 Crushing Canopy

Lands (24)

(I like Kamagawa: Neon Dynasty artwork for all the lands)

  • 4 Thornwood Falls
  • 10 Forest
  • 10 Island


  • Treasure
  • 1/1 Blue Illusion with Flying

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