Deathrite Shaman

Creature — Elf Shaman

: Exile target land from a graveyard. Add one mana of any color to your mana pool.

, : 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

NarejED on prossh work in progress

14 hours ago

I would drop your land count and add in some alternate mana sources. It will allow you to have quicker starts, and make you less vulnerable to land destruction like [armageddon].

Elvish Mystic, Arbor Elf, Llanowar Elves, Fyndhorn Elves, Boreal Druid, and Elves of Deep Shadow are all quite cheap and worth using. Some slightly less budget options are Birds of Paradise, Deathrite Shaman, and Carpet of Flowers. I would drop about 2 lands for every 3 alternate sources you put in.

Since you're not wanting to go the Food Chain route, some good alternate win conditions are Xenagos, God of Revels and Atarka, World Render. Both allow Prossh to one-hit a player by sacrificing all six of his tokens.

Skullmulcher, Smothering Abomination, and Shamanic Revelation are all good sources of card advantage that play off Prossh's strategy.

Other budget goodstuff cards to have: Caustic Caterpillar, Vandalblast,Nature's Claim, Regrowth, Llanowar Wastes.

CUTS: Deepfire Elemental, Walker of the Grove, Charnelhoard Wurm, Sek'Kuar, Deathkeeper (most of your creatures will be tokens), Ogre Slumlord, Burn at the Stake, Acidic Slime, Hunted Troll, Deathrender.

TMBRLZ on Let's have that talk: Burn

2 days ago

It's understandable in legacy. If you look at the most used cards in Legacy right now on MTGTOP8, the first page is filled with nothing but lands, Lightning Bolt, Deathrite Shaman, and blue control cards...

smiffdemon on Ishkanah Stuff

3 days ago

Hi Guint!! Here are some suggestions I think you could utilize for Ishkanah. So far it looks good!

The things we want to make sure you have in this deck are ways to activate delirium, as well as ways to activate Ish's tribal effects. Let's start with the spiders themselves~

Now onto the Delirium Mechanic. Making sure your own cards into the graveyard can seem counterproductive but a lot of things benefit from it. So first, how do we self mill?

Now for some super fun cards that benefit from a graveyard presence.

Now lets talk about Black and Green as colors in EDH. Black/Green has a few things that it needs to run undoubtedly. One of its major problems is card draw, so you're definitely going to want to auto-include Harmonize and Phyrexian Arena. I would also consider Lifecrafter's Bestiary.

Removal: Putrefy, Murder, Hero's Downfall, Abrupt Decay, Krosan Grip, Golgari Charm, Toxic Deluge, In Garruk's Wake, Acidic Slime, Beast Within. Dictate of Erebos to be used in conjunction with a sacrifice outlet like Ashnod's Altar (sac your extra tokens for mana!)

Protection: Asceticism, Swiftfoot Boots, Lightning Greaves, Heroic Intervention

Tutors: Green Sun's Zenith, Diabolic Tutor, Demonic Tutor

Ramp: Cultivate, Kodama's Reach, Solemn Simulacrum, Sol Ring, Explosive Vegetation, Thran Dynamo, Commander's Sphere, Golgari Signet, Cryptolith Rite, Harrow, Crop Rotation, Sakura-Tribe Elder, Yavimaya Elder.


The only other thing I want to say about your deck is that you should probably up your land count to at least 36. 30 is usually too little for most EDH decks in my experience. Unless you're going super aggro, you'll find yourself short on a lot of land drops.

If you wanted to upgrade your lands, here are some relatively inexpensive things you could add:

Golgari Rot Farm, Command Tower, Jungle Hollow, Temple of Malady, Woodland Cemetery, Overgrown Tomb, Llanowar Wastes, Tainted Wood, Grim Backwoods, Bojuka Bog, Hissing Quagmire, Temple of the False God, Drownyard Temple, Ghost Quarter, and any lands that Cycle in your colors :)

GlistenerAgent on What Does Staple Mean?

4 days ago

The staples of a format are just the cards that see play in a wide variety of strategies. For example, if you play in a Legacy tournament, you can reasonably expect some number of your opponents to be playing Deathrite Shaman, Force of Will, Swords to Plowshares, Delver of Secrets  Flip, etc. because those cards are staples of the format. You would likely not expect to see Pernicious Deed, though some decks do play it. Deed is a part of Legacy, but is not a staple. This heuristic (what you expect to play against in a tournament) is a solid determinant of what is and isn't a staple.

LeaPlath on No Light Without Darkness

5 days ago

So, 3 things to remember.

Consistantcy is key. 4 copies of your best cards ideally, 60 card decks.

Pure lifegain is bad. It only helps you not lose for a turn or two. If you've gained 6 life from congregate, but you've not dealt with their 3 2/2s, you've traded 1 of your cards for nothing.

Flexible cards are great, if your kill spell can kill something attacking you, but also that Deathrite Shaman they have sat back, draining you for 2 each turn, the better.

abby315 on Favorite reanimate targets

5 days ago

For sideboard:

Blazing Archon stops Eldrazi & other creature decks (Shardless, Elves, etc).

Archetype of Endurance comes in against Swords to Plowshares decks like Death and Taxes and W/X control (new Miracles, etc).

Grave Titan is also great against Path decks, can dodge GY hate because it's castable with fast mana, and is good against Karakas.

Elesh Norn, Grand Cenobite is great against Deathrite Shaman decks and small creature decks like Elves.

4x Chancellor of the Annex main is standard now for any fast Reanimator deck. Good tax effect, non-legendary so Karakas is less of a problem, and the reveal ability protects a t1 reanimate.

R/B Reanimator is much faster than U/B Reanimator and has better topdeck potential (less dead cards like FoW). Has a better Game 1 percentage and hoses a lot of otherwise difficult matchups (D&T) with fast hands that come down before GY hate can. It can splash Green for Reverent Silence or Abrupt Decay in the side.

U/B Reanimator plays more controlly and has a better chance against other fast combo decks because FoW. It's not really played anymore.

HOWEVER, a "Grixis" variant showed up at the recent GP that plays U over R but is built with the speed of R/B. In this build, the Useas splash for a sideboard Show and Tell plan against GY hate.

Between the R/B/g and the U/B/r splashes really just depends on your budget and your playstyle, whether you like to get in there before GY hate, get around it, or destroy it.

Here's my list, it's a pretty typical R/B/g build that I've been tinkering. NEED 4 T1 GRISELBRAND

R/B builds have strict ratios: 10 reanimate targets (4 CHancellor 4 Grisel 2 other), 18 discard/Entomb effects, and 12 Reanimate effects (4 Reanimate 4 Animate Dead 4 other). They run 12-13 lands with 9-13 fast mana sources (4 Ritual 4 Petal 1-2 Mox or 4 Simian Spirit Guide).

These ratios make the deck very streamlined and easy to mulligan (important since it doesn't run cantrips). The "Grixis" version has similar ratios, but I think drops Animate Dead? I don't have as much info on that one.

Sarv on MEREN, REANIMATOR ETB

1 week ago

Jimtrim Yeah, Scavenging Ooze is great and I used to run it. I just prefer my low drops to have ETB's or sac outlet because theyre usually what I re-use to get the ball rolling on experience counters. I kept Deathrite Shaman in because I figure if I need graveyard hate I can get value off him, there's also a Mill deck in my playgroup. So using Deathrite Shaman to get mana, etc is good.

sonnet666 on [List - Multiplayer] EDH Generals by Tier

1 week ago

WE NOW HAVE AN FAQ

  • Fixed broken links.

I'm trying to make the following changes, but I'm getting ornithopers whenever try to make an edit that adds a decklist. Not sure what's causing that.


For now I'm just going to pretend like this isn't happening and carry on down here.

ajacobik, Ok, I checked out the Erebos list here you said you were talking out (T/O link here: [Primer] [Competitive] Erebos, God of Mana), and for fuck sake, that list is not optimized at all. The curve is WAY too high, there's not nearly enough ramp, and it's using bloated and unnecessary win conditions. I can see Erebos moving up to T3, but you got to provide a better example of a cEDH decklist, because that is not it.

HarroHunter, You're welcome.

I think Paradox Engine is probably the way to go with Samut, like the deck chaosumbreon87 posted here: Samut Ad Nauseum.

On another note, would you like to make the example list for Savra that I was talking about? I can make it based on your Hapetra list if you don't want to, but I thought I should give you first chance on making the list.

Lilbrudder, Now that you've updated your Sidisi, Brood Tyrant deck to include Protean Hulk and have a primer, do you still think Voidia's list should be the one in the description? Your's seems like the better deck to me at this point, and I can put it back if you want.

I'm also going to put your Thrasios / Vial Smasher list up on List of Partner Pairs by Tier.

Paradox Scepter Storm: cEDH Primer is the more advanced version than Yawgmoth's Engine, correct?


The Ixlan spoilers keep coming:

  • Gishark, Sun's Avatar is hugely overcosted Naya dinosaur tribal. T5. (If that actually is a 3 in it's mana cost it might be better.)
  • Admiral Beckett Brass, Grixis pirate tribal. The stealing effect could actually be pretty neat control if satisfying the 3 pirate requirement isn't too much trouble. I'll reserve judgement.
  • Kopala, Warden of Waves, Blue merfolk tribal. A mild tax that only effects your opponents' removal isn't really that great. T4.
  • Mynea Frian, Dark Apostle... Mono-White vampires. That's cool I guess. Unfortunately it takes the tribe 100% out of it's preexisting card pool. T5.

Some other things I think are useful:

All in all I'm picking up a really strong tribal vibe from these leaks. Commander 2017 is also going to be tribal, so we might get some nice synergies between the 2 sets.

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