Death's Shadow


Format Legality
Vintage Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Legacy Legal
Modern Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal

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Set Rarity
Modern Masters 2017 Edition Rare
Worldwake Rare

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Death's Shadow

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Death's Shadow gets -X/-X, where X is your life total.

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Death's Shadow Discussion

xyr0s on discard hand

2 hours ago

go 8rack: 4 The Rack, 4 Shrieking Affliction, and the only creature you use is Augur of Skulls, since it can block Death's Shadow all afternoon without getting tired. Drop the other creatures, and Liliana's Caress.

Arian_the_Fox on dragons

4 hours ago

Dragon Tempest is very strong support. I would run 2 of them. 4x Birds of Paradise, 4x Sylvan Caryatid goes a long ways to get going faster and keep up in the fast pace Modern Meta. I know they are expensive but Abrupt Decay is one of the best removal cards in the format. Fatal Push is important because it kills Tarmogoyf and Death's Shadow. I would cut down on the highest cost dragons and add in a full playset of Thunderbreak Regent as you can afford them. It is the best dragon in Modern. It can hit play with hast on turn 3 if you turn 1 bird of paradise, turn 2 dragon tempest. I love dragons! Good luck!

Miracles-and-Charms-of-Alara on Dead Guy Ale

12 hours ago

I don't necessarily play competitive modern these since it is all about Grixis Death Shadow and whatnot. The interesting part about Death's Shadow is that it dies to a lot of removal, so it is not essentially overpowered. I have ran into it a couple of time, but had no problems beating it.

Back on topic, I get playing with equipments isn't the best strategy - especially with Kolaghan's Command around - but it is still a fun strategy to tamper with. Also, I will add Sword of Light and Shadow and Anguished Unmaking (forgot that card existed).

In regards to add more Concealed Courtyards and Shambling Vents, this deck is too grindy for any more. I took it into consideration during playtesting, and felt with all these double black and white spells, 1/1 split was my best opinion. Mistveil Plains might get taken out, but it has did its fair share.

w1ck3d123 on phyrexian faeries and ghouls

15 hours ago

escesare thanks for your comment.

Yes Bitterblossom has proven its worth :P.

Death's Shadow on the other hand seems quite useless in this deck. Most of the time, once i get him out, i already have an fairy army or am a turn away from the combo. So i'll try switching him with Dark Confidant.

Also i'll try out the Phyrexian Arena instead of Greater Auramancy. I'll keeping working on the manabase a bit.

For the rest of your suggestions, i want to keep the deck nice and tight, just stall long enough to pull of the combo, although Kitchen Finks seems worth a look.

I'll check out your deck aswell ofcourse.

Mardu_Charizard on Golgari Elves

1 day ago

Also, Scavenging Ooze is a decent card against burn, and against Death's Shadow decks(although your deck is already highly favoured against those), or any type of other graveyard based deck (dredge, control decks with Snapcaster Mage, delirium, tarmogoyf decks like abzan or jund midrange/control, ur gifts, the list goes on). And it gets hit by company. I would consider running at least one of the 75, as it seems quite well positioned in this format.

acbooster on Are state based actions checked ...

2 days ago

They can choose a Death's Shadow.

SBAs are only checked whenever a player would receive priority, and players cannot receive priority while a spell or ability is resolving. Your Blessed Alliance would run through all of its modes, and your opponent, if they play smart, will end up with their Tarmogoyf and no Shadows.

Urge on Are state based actions checked ...

2 days ago

Scenario: My opponent has 10 life, 2x Death's Shadow, and 1x Tarmogoyf. He attacks with all 3, I declare no blockers, he fetches, and I respond with Blessed Alliance, escalating it and choosing Gain Life and Sac Creature, targeting him for both.

On resolution of Blessed Alliance, the effects will happen in the order printed on the card: my opponent will first go up to 14 life, then sacrifice an attacking creature - but will he be forced to sacrifice his Tarmogoyf, or will he be able to choose one of his -1/-1 Death's Shadows as a sacrifice?

Thanks in advance.

Flagellum on Gitrog Monster or Ishkanah, Grafwidow?

2 days ago

Varolz likes cheap high power creatures in the yard like Phyrexian Dreadnought or Death's Shadow. You can run him with infect critters to make wiping out opponents easier. It will paint you as a target but it could be fun. Death's Presence can be decent tech as can be Skullbriar, the Walking Grave since he will keep counters on him in the GY.

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