Emeria Shepherd

Legality

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

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Battle for Zendikar Rare

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Emeria Shepherd

Creature — Angel

Flying

Landfall — Whenever a land enters the battlefield under your control, you may return target nonland permanent card from your graveyard to your hand. If that land is a Plains, you may return that nonland permanent card to the battlefield instead.

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Emeria Shepherd Discussion

Baconfish on Neverending Landfall

1 day ago

I actually had Undergrowth Champion in the deck a year ago, it just never really fir into the deck all that well. I like it a lot though.

Sun Titan is definitely something to think about, that would save me quite a bit of money. I just love Crucible of Worlds paired with Evolving Wilds and Windswept Heath.

I'm keeping the pipers in the deck to clear up some mana for Mentor of the Meek, so no doubt I will be cheating in the Emeria Shepherd, otherwise I wouldn't have considered them. I was thinking that dropping a Windswept Heath with one in play allows me to at the very least return one card to my hand, and then search my library for some sort of plains and return another card to the field.

Eternal Witness is great, and I have four of them in my reanimator deck already, but don't you think that she would clog up the deck a bit? She's great, but she only has one use in this deck.

Chino90 on Neverending Landfall

1 day ago

I'll playtest it tomorrow to see how it handles itself and give you a more critic opinion. But off the top of my head, I think Emeria Shepherd isnt impressive. For such a high cost, unless you cheat it with the piper, a flying 4/4 for 7 mana doesnt have much impact on the BF so late in the game. Its landfall ability is conditional (the ideal is that you play plains to get a significant effect) and doesnt close the game. You might be dead by then. It depends on how fast you can ramp to it.

It just occured to me that if you want to cut a few bucks from the deck, you could try replacing the Crucibles and the shepherd with a couple of Sun Titan. Granted, they dont return your avenger nor your piper or angel, but it retrieves lands - triggering more landfalls, even above the 1 land per turn limit -, is 1 mana cheaper, has a nice body, and triggers on ETB.

moreover, in conjunction with Eternal Witness you could get a very nice recursion engine.

And you could add an Undergrowth Champion (i dont know why didn't i mention it earlier. Maybe the avenger's art confused me, since they are so similar) to the mix to have a valid recursion target for the titan and a solid beater.

Just thinking out loud. It is not my intention to constantly change the direction of your deck. My suggestions are just a brain-storming. I still have to playtest your new version of the deck.

Baconfish on Neverending Landfall

1 day ago

Also added 4 Temple Garden and removed 3 Forest and 1 Plains.

That should increase the odds of having the mana we need, and also allow for more direct return with Emeria Shepherd.

Baconfish on Neverending Landfall

1 day ago

Chino90 I threw in two of the Intangible Virtue instead of the two Congregation at Dawn and then removed two Forest and a Nissa's Pilgrimage then added one Plains and two Emeria Shepherd. They allow me to get back stuff like Crucible of Worlds and Avenger of Zendikar as both are likely to be targeted. It also adds to the value of Elvish Piper.

Then I temporarily replaced Nissa's Pilgrimage with Cultivate as it can find me Plains as well, and with only 7 sorceries it seems unlikely to trigger the spellmastery anyway.

Nissa, Voice of Zendikar seems great in theory, but she seems a bit too slow somehow.

Thoughts?

RJGiel on Sigarda humans/tokens

3 days ago

This advice is for going full Human Tribal, so no soldiers and spirits.



mothman on Sassy, Kha Regent

3 days ago

I would say you need more ways to generate card advantage and more ways to get more mana.

For mana, we have Marble Diamond, Coldsteel Heart, Land Tax, Endless Horizons, Knight of the White Orchid, Gift of Estates, Solemn Simulacrum, Weathered Wayfarer, Karoo, and Nykthos, Shrine to Nyx.

For card advantage we have multiple ways to break that up, so starting with cards that remove multiple things.Angel of the Dire Hour, Fumigate, Comeuppance, Wrath of God, Day of Judgment, Mass Calcify and Phyrexian Rebirth (if you run more mana rocks), Grasp of Fate, Return to Dust, and other board wipes of varying quality.

Now cards that give you other cards for free.Stoneforge Mystic, Stonehewer Giant, a lot of the ramp cards listed above, Nahiri, the Lithomancer, Stone Haven Outfitter, Relic Seeker, Brimaz, King of Oreskos, Steelshaper Apprentice, Oreskos Explorer and Emeria Shepherd.

Here are some cards that have particular synergy with your deck, I've already listed some like Nahiri above.Masterwork of Ingenuity, Konda's Banner, Hero's Blade, Mask of Avacyn, Bonesplitter, Intangible Virtue.

Cards in particular I would cut from the deck would be:Blinding Powder, Ethereal Haze, Altar of the Brood, Darksteel Forge (when will you ever get to 9 mana?), Torpor Orb, Blight Sickle, Authority of the Consuls, Orbs of Warding, Quietus Spike (it's costly, makes you a target, and doesn't help with the Voltron plan), Ulamog (not enough mill decks in the world).

That's my $0.02.

AllhydeNoJekyll on Brian

6 days ago

Consider removing Warstorm Surge, Wing Shards, Traveler's Amulet, Wanderer's Twig, Flameshadow Conjuring, Emeria Shepherd, Taurean Mauler, Sunscorch Regent, Serene Steward, and Faith's Reward. There are better options for the same price, or don't really have a lot to do with the deck. Instead, maybe put in more ramp and card draw.

pax.wellington on Angelic High

1 week ago

StuBi Argeaux

Another way to meld quickly is by self-milling and tutoring Bruna, the Fading Light from your graveyard. Gisela, the Broken Blade returns from her cast trigger, as she will likely already be in the graveyard. In the mean-time:

It's up to you, but definitely in maybe . Grapple with the Past and Pulse of Murasa for the tutor, and maybe even Splendid Reclamation/Nissa's Renewal for much needed ramp. Emeria Shepherd is similarly great.

If you haven't tested this angle I recommend it. Your current iteration of this deck is a more general Selesnya-midrange only with Brisela, Voice of Nightmares on the roof, but no ramp.

And I understand the synergy between Always Watching and Stitcher's Graft, but it's vulnerable to any Naturalize effect. At the least basically 2-for-1'ing you consistently. Probably why it isn't seen in a lot of Standard decks these days.

Just food for thought - I'm brewing in these colours and experimented a lot with similar cards :)

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