Deathrite Shaman


Format Legality
Pre-release Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Standard Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
Brawl Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Guilds of Ravnica: Guild Kit (GK1) Rare
Eternal Masters (EMA) Rare
Return to Ravnica (RTR) Rare

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Deathrite Shaman

Creature — Elf Shaman

: Exile target land from a graveyard. Gain one mana of any colour.

, : Exile target instant or sorcery card from a graveyard. Each opponent loses 2 life.

, : Exile target creature card from a graveyard. You gain 2 life.

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Deathrite Shaman Discussion

enpc on Sliver combos

12 hours ago

If you're wanting to play combo slivers, you should look into outlet cards like Purphoros, God of the Forge, Impact Tremors, Zulaport Cutthroat and Blood Artist who form a combo with your commander and Basal Sliver, Ashnod's Altar or Mana Echoes (which you should add). Cutthraot and artist don't work with Mana Echoes however are still good enough to run. The other slivers you should look ata running are Dormant Sliver and Necrotic Sliver.

You don't need Darkheart Sliver, Ghostflame Sliver, Fungus Sliver or Mistform Sliver. They don't do enough to wanrrant a slot. You should however look at including Nature's Lore, Farseek, Skyshroud Claim, Birds of Paradise, Deathrite Shaman (assuming you have fetches) and Noble Hierarch (depending on budget).

enpc on Jund Land deck Tweaking

1 day ago

Zuran Orb and Deathrite Shaman both seem like good fits and have life gain abilities.

Odysseus_97 on Toxic Relationship: Hapatra EDH | *PRIMER*

3 days ago

Daedalus19876: Thanks alot for the response :) You are definitely right, maybe my meta just removes it too fast so i never really get to use it, and my meta is quite high level so removing one thing a turn is usually not enough :) Might swap it for Windgrace's Judgment in my build :)

Agree with Deathrite Shaman, have cut him to use in my other decks. I completely agree with Quillspike i always seem to miss one more combo piece to go off with him, and he won't survive the turn rotation. Riding the Dilu Horse True, but then again every deck needs a pet card and it is very good :)

Daedalus19876 on Toxic Relationship: Hapatra EDH | *PRIMER*

3 days ago

Odysseus_97: Hmmm. Well, if he survives a turn cycle he's ridiculous. And while he does tend to eat removal, that removal would otherwise often be aimed at my commander, so I don't OVERLY mind trading cards 1-for-1 when I only have to pay one mana.

Three most cutable cards: Uh, maybe Deathrite Shaman (can be inconsistent), Quillspike (he's proved to be very conditional and fragile), Riding the Dilu Horse (opens me up for 2-for-1s, even if I love the card when it works right)?

CyberLynx07 on Spicy Jeela

4 days ago

Hey, this looks like a solid list so far, I like it, but there are a few things I highly recommend to make it much faster and more consistent

First off, I would highly recommend more card draw. I see you have some, but it could definitely use at least Rhystic Study and Sylvan Library. Those are possibly the best card draw engines in the format. Skullclamp also looks amazing in this deck.

Secondly, some more mana acceleration would greatly help the speed of the deck. I would recommend at the very least Birds of Paradise, Noble Hierarch, Bloom Tender, Mana Crypt, and Deathrite Shaman. Commander's Sphere, Thran Dynamo, Mana Vault, and Gilded Lotus also wouldn't hurt, but they aren't as essential.

I know they're not warriors and might seem kinda boring, but they are crucial to a successful deck. I would also recommend cutting the lands the enter the battlefield tapped in favor of all the fetchlands and original duals if you can afford them or can proxy them. Considering this optimized landbase, Farseek, Nature's Lore, and Skyshroud Claim all become viable options if you need them since they hit shocklands and the og duals as opposed to Cultivate and Harvest Season (though I don't think you really will need them).

As for cuts, at first glance, Archetype of Aggression doesn't seem overly strong considering the bulk of most of your creatures. Combat Celebrant seems redundant with Najeela, and Thrilling Encore is probably just better than Garna, the Bloodflame, but you might need to maintain your warrior count, you've done more testing than I with this deck, so that's up to you. Aggravated Assault seems unnecessary for the same reason as celebrant, but it's not even a warrior. Wretched Confluence is actually surprisingly weak, I'd recommend cutting that. Chance for Glory isn't really the greatest; it does nothing the vast majority of the game, sometimes all of the game. You're in blue, just run Time Warp if you want an extra turn. Kolaghan's Command is dissapointing in edh as compared to modern. If you're looking for something that hits multiple targets, you can run Decimate and Curtains' Call. I'd also recommend Austere Command for this. Noxious Revival seems kinda unnecessary for this kind of deck, but it's fine.

A few random suggestions to end off, I'd recommend at least having one or two emergency counterspells like Pact of Negation, Negate, and/or Disallow/Counterspell. I would also highly recommend a Craterhoof Behemoth. That thing slaughters people. Eldrazi Monument also seems great in this deck due to all the tokens you're generating.

Sorry, I know that's a lot more suggestions for additions than cuts, but that speaks to the power of the list you already have here. It's kinda tricky balancing the warrior count with other "better" options. Trust me, I played a Gishath, Sun's Avatar deck back when he was released, and keeping dino numbers high while trying to run as many cards that are just better was rough, but it can be done. Keep at it!

WhichKing on Glissa, Construct Harvester

1 week ago

I see that you've chosen to make your deck as artifact-ey as possible. That is good and all, but you'll miss out on great creatures like Ulvenwald Hydra, Eternal Witness, Reaper of the Wilds, Underrealm Lich, Deathrite Shaman etc. Your commanders ability is very powerful, but you may be catering to it too much. All you need to maximize Glissa's ability is a couple of extremely useful utility artifacts, artifact creatures with great ETBs or LTBs, or artifacts that can stick around to generate value (and thus generate lots of hate, like the Immortal Sun).

DrowZgam3r on Lamb of Meren

1 week ago

my favorite version of meren uses a heavy elf package with Arbor Elf,Boreal Druid,Deathrite Shaman,Devoted Druid,Elves of Deep Shadow,Elvish Mystic,Fyndhorn Elves,Llanowar Elves, Sylvan Ranger and Priest of Titania. Of course you dont have to go this in depth with mana dorks but I would definitely consider running a fair number of any of these cards.

As far as what I'd cut, its tough to say since you seem to be split between a reanimator and a aristocrats theme. But regardless I think these are easy drops:

  • Solemn Simulacrum: Its a good card but since you are in green and already have access to better ramp I think he would be a easy cut
  • Mortician Beetle: Strong in 1v1 but not really all that great in multiplayer
  • Golgari Signet: good ramp piece but if you are going to be using lots of mana dorks then its unnecessary.
But other than that I can't make any solid recommendations for what to cut because I'm afraid I'd be destroying the deck identity you have worked to build. So its really up to you to decide to cut based off of how you want this deck to function. Although as general deckbuilding advice, you only need a few big flashy creatures to finish a game and right now you seem to have a excess of large and hard to cast creatures.

On a side note I'd also recommend shelling out a few bucks to upgrade your manabase. Lands may not be the most glamorous purchase, but when it comes straight down to it a solid mana base will help you win more games than you would think. Even if you dont want to shell out a small fortune I'd still recommend any of these lands

Winterblast on WUBRG

1 week ago

First thing I'd do is getting rid of the bad ramp (kodama's reach, cultivate, farseek, skyshroud Claim, dakrsteel ingot) and replace it with mana dorks. Being in 5c you could play ALL cmc 1 dorks but I would suggest at least: Noble Hierarch, Birds of Paradise, Deathrite Shaman, Elves of Deep Shadow, Avacyn's Pilgrim...Arbor Elf would be great if your lands had more forests among them but that's only possible with using original duals in addition to the shocklands. Or you use more basic forests (could also use Utopia Sprawl then).

Transguild Promenade and rupture spire are even worse than etb tapped lands - Tarnished Citadel, City of Brass and Mana Confluence are the best rainbow lands you can use instead.

Nature's Claim, Mystic Remora, Brainstorm, Ponder are just universally too good to not play unless you have a strong reason not to. On the other hand Counterspell and Utter End have rather restrictive mana costs for interaction slots in a 5c deck. I would definitely try to keep instant interaction with one coloured mana and cmc 1 if possible. Dispel, Flusterstorm, Mental Misstep are all solid choices. Pact of Negation is questionable if you aren't a fast combo deck because you don't really want to use it as a response but rather protection to push through your win (while not planning on paying the pact).

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