I like the thought of it, but there has to be more solidity to this description than you're really giving. Why should it be a 1300 skin? Is it a 1300 skin?
If you'd like, I'd like to share the idea I immediately had. Make him look like a desert nomad, something along the lines of this:
His shurikens can be replaced by an African weapon known as a kpinga, which is something along the lines of a throwing axe but with fatal dismembering damage on all edges of it. His blades could be replaced by retractable solid katar blades. And, instead of having solid sand mounds for Living Shadows, have a sort of controlled sandstorm that creates the mirror image of him. Wind and sand sounds better and more aesthetic to the imagination than just plain sand in honest opinion. =P
If any of this is what you were imagining, I hope I put it in better perspective. If this isn't what you thought, please elaborate. If you would like to apply this idea, please do! In the end, I do suggest an explanation for all this. Otherwise, I like this concept a lot! ^^