Death's Shadow

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

Death's Shadow Discussion

Nathanaiel on Dimir Midrange (Primer?)

1 week ago

Honestly, I believe that Bitterblossom can absolutely work with Death's Shadow , I‘m just not sure it usually fits the gameplan. In this list, I feel that it‘s a decent fit with the midrange-y type gameplan. I do agree though that Dark Confidant is too uncertain for what the deck is trying to achieve, in that it can potentially chunk you hard when you‘re already low. It may be more worth it if you had trample enablers to fully make use of the sudden power spike, but going to 3 or lower life without any reliability on whether you can actually end the game seems too risky even for a shadow list.

Still, you are the person who has playtested this deck, and if you feel the small amount of lifegain helps you to overcome this issue, big props to you for deckbuilding.

CheeseE on Dimir Midrange (Primer?)

1 week ago

I agree with Nathanaiel. Also you might need more ways to turn on Death's Shadow . Rite of Consumption seems like the opposite of what you want to be doing, unless I'm missing something.

becks16 on Suicidal Tendencies

1 week ago

If you are looking for an Isolated Chapel replacement, maybe consider the pain lands? Silent Clearing and Caves of Koilos (though I just noticed it is in your maybeboard). Also consider City of Brass or Mana Confluence for similar reasons.

Something that might make your deck more viable is Unearth . It hits all of your creatures and I'm sure pulling back a spent Death's Shadow would be in your favor. Another "competitive card" I could suggest would probably be Kaya's Guile (maybe as a sideboard option). Deals with graveyard decks and is overall very versatile.

Cool Idea!

Snowmen1 on BR Bob Party!

2 weeks ago

Thanks for the comment lagotripha. Rakdos Charm is a card I looked at, but decided against it. It is a good card, and can be played easily since it has some really good utility. I looked at Death's Shadow , but don't really want to end up trying to lose life to play it as a threat. As for Stillmoon Cavalier , I dont see it worth playing another 3 drop without it gaining me life or just like winning the game or something. I played Wizard's Lightning in a previous version of the deck that I actually have linked in the description. The problems with the card that I have had is that it is 3 mana, which hurts a lot with Dark Confidant , and you cant flash it back very easily with Dreadhorde Arcanist . Finally, I think Shadowfeed has a spot in this deck unless I find a better replacement. It gains life, which is pretty hard to find in black actually, and with a 1 mana cvc, I can flash it back with Dreadhorde Arcanist . Additionally it can be just a little bit more hate for the graveyard, being able to take out that one Vengevine or that one Arclight Phoenix . Shadowfeed has been really good which is funny. I guess that Healing Salve is good when its in black. Thanks for the comment and suggestions.

Snowmen1 on BR Bob Party!

2 weeks ago

Thanks for the comment lagotripha. Rakdos Charm is a card I looked at, but decided against it. It is a good card, and can be played easily since it has some really good utility. I looked at Death's Shadow , but don't really want to end up trying to lose life to play it as a threat. As for Stillmoon Cavalier , I dont see it worth playing another 3 drop without it gaining me life or just like winning the game or something. I played Wizard's Lightning in a previous version of the deck that I actually have linked in the description. The problems with the card that I have had is that it is 3 mana, which hurts a lot with Dark Confidant , and you cant flash it back very easily with Dreadhorde Arcanist . Finally, I think Shadowfeed has a spot in this deck unless I find a better replacement. It gains life, which is pretty hard to find in black actually, and with a 1 mana cvc, I can flash it back with Dreadhorde Arcanist . Additionally it can be just a little bit more hate for the graveyard, being able to take out that one Vengevine or that one Arclight Phoenix . Shadowfeed has been really good which is funny. I guess that Healing Salve is good when its in black. Thanks for the comment and suggestions.

Chopwood on Modern Grixis Delver

1 month ago

orderdone: Overall, it's a nice and fun deck to play. Evidently, it's not a tier 1 (or even 2) deck in competitive play, but it's an all right deck for LGS and kitchen play. I guess most people would say that a Death's Shadow deck is strictly better in modern, and while that might be true, I find the two decks to play in completely different ways. Personally I'm in love with the Grixis Delver deck due to the combination of tempo and control elements.

The printing of Dreadhorde Arcanist has been wonderful for the deck, since it provides a must fast clock and tempo (read recasting cantrips from gy) than was available before. I haven't had possibility to play the deck with Arcanist at my LGS that much, but in (a fairly nonbudget) kitchen magic it has really excelled. Especially I find that the Humans match-up has improved a lot, since a T2 Arcanist can be turned into a double fatal push or lightning bolt on T3 for only one mana and one card. I'm still tweaking the amount of Arcanists vs. Delve-threats in the maindeck and would appreciate suggestions and input! :) Also, I've been thinking to add 2x Faithless Looting , to further feed the Arcanist, Snapcaster and Gurmag Angler, but I'm a but worried about the card disadvantage it can present after the first casting, as well as the sorcery speed.

All in all, it's a fun deck that has a lot of hidden synergies and it can give most competitive decks in modern a good run for their money.

clayperce on Kind Deathvine

1 month ago

muttplaysmagic,
I know you've moved away from Death's Shadow in the deck, but if you hadn't already seen it, you might want to check out the Hogaak Shadow deck from last weekend's Modern Challenge.

Cheers!

geojedi on Special Lil Guy's Dreadhorde Invasion Deck

1 month ago

I have been looking at trying to build the list for this as well. I have a BUG list (includes Hardened Scales , Winding Constrictor , and Gleaming Overseer ). Since it seems to be a bit more mono black without any way to bump up counters, have you considered running Death's Shadow or even Blood Artist along with a sac outlet?

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Death's Shadow occurrence in decks from the last year

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All decks: 0.14%