Emeria Shepherd

Legality

Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
Limited Legal
Frontier Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Highlander Legal
Block Constructed Legal
Casual Legal
Legacy Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Pauper Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Battle for Zendikar (BFZ) 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

freakingShane on Avacyn, Prison Warden

2 days ago

Okay, brace yourself. I'm going all out.

  • P.S. Sorry that my inner spike ignores price...

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Baptist_Ben on Odric, Knight Of the Crudades

2 days ago

superhuman21 I appreciate the suggestions, but only the Eternity Vessel is a suggestion Id put in. Celestial Mantle is too situational for the deck. Assuming an opponent doesnt have a blocker, then Id maybe put it in. Emphasis on maybe. Emeria Shepherd isnt a knight and too prone to removal. I dont have enough triggered abilities to warrant a Strionic Resonator

I appreciate the upvote and suggestions, but none fit in the deck _()_/

ClockworkSwordfish on Kambal EDH

5 days ago

You should probably aim for Tainted Remedy rather than False Cure. It can be tricky leaving the mana open rather than being able to just fire and forget.

Since your deck's aiming for a long, grindy game, you might be interested in cards like Treasury Thrull, Phyrexian Reclamation, Phyrexian Arena, Debtors' Knell, Emeria Shepherd, Blind Obedience and the like.

zretrareo27 on R/W Brion, Blanket non-targeting removal

2 weeks ago

I'm adding Runehorn Hellkite instead of Reforge the Soul although I hadn't even come up with a place for it, andEmeria Shepherd and Sin Prodder.Going to sideboard Mass Mutiny, Mob Rule and Arcane Lighthouse.

NV_1980 on Torment of extort

1 month ago

Extort is a great way to tackle multiple opponents. If I'm right, your main strategy is to use extort AND (s)tax cards to whittle down your opponents' strengths.

The biggest problem I see with your deck is that its average CMC is way too high in order for you to use extort effectively. You will need to make some cuts to make the deck more effective in that area. I would also really find some additional ways to add some ramp to your deck, to make it a little faster. Last but not least, I would lessen the deck's focus on both tax (paying extra mana for stuff) and stax (forcing sacrifices) while also trying to build an extort deck.

Here are my suggestions:

Cuts

Before suggesting additions, let me first suggest some cuts:

  • Abhorrent Overlord: too expensive, bad synergy with rest of the deck
  • Ashen Rider; cool creature, nice spot removal, but too damn expensive. Especially when you need your mana each turn to use your extort abilities.
  • Darien, King of Kjeldor: too expensive, bad synergy with rest of the deck
  • Emeria Shepherd: nice recursion, but too expensive CMC
  • razaketh, the foulblooded : this is one of the main reasons that currently makes this deck very ineffective. It's one of two reason (Eldrazi Monument being the other) that you are running so many token generators.
  • Dictate of Erebos: this is really not the deck's focus, and not needed if you also use tax cards.
  • Debtors' Knell: nice recursion but fucking expensive (CMC-wise); there are cheaper alternatives.
  • Grave Betrayal: nice steal card but again, unreal-fucking expensive
  • Martyr's Bond: too expensive, there are cheaper alternatives
  • Eldrazi Monument: no reason why this should be in here
  • Everflowing Chalice: you need ramp but this does not work too well unless you're playing a counter/proliferate deck.
  • Godsend: spot removal is nice, you need it, but there are cheaper ways.
  • Devout Invocation: nice finisher but this deck can do without such an expensive card.
  • Increasing Devotion: you do not need tokens
  • Rout: I would replace this with a more interesting wipe (more on that below).

Additions

Ok, now that my removal suggestions are out of the way, time for some addition suggestions.

Mana/Ramp

Adding two more lands wouldn't hurt. I would also consider adding Solemn Simulacrum, Burnished Hart or even Weathered Wayfarer. If you feel like spending big, Land Tax might be nice. In terms of ramp artifacts, Mind Stone, Thought Vessel or Commander's Sphere would fit well here.

More extort

I'm missing Treasury Thrull. Not just a great extorter, but also nice for recursion purposes.

(S)tax

Norn's Annex is an even better version of Ghostly Prison in my opinion. Especially for you since giving up 4 life to cast this in turn 2-3 is not a problem at all; you're gaining oodles of life anyway. Authority of the Consuls is awesome in this deck too, and so cheap! Since you're so fond of recursion, how about Athreos, God of Passage. His ability synergizes so well with your deck! Finally, Karmic Justice is cheap to cast and is almost as good as Martyr's Bond. And not a (s)tax card perse, but Crawlspace stops any ambitious token player dead in its tracks against you.

Lifegain

Your deck can really benefit from Rhox Faithmender, Boon Reflection or even Alhammarret's Archive! Since you seem to like big creatures, you could also consider Serra Ascendant or Divinity of Pride.

Draw/Tutors

In terms of draw, with the amount of life you can gain with this deck, it basically begs for a Necropotence (or maybe an Underworld Connections or Greed). For tutoring, I'd add something like Enlightened Tutor (as enchantments are important to your deck's success). Diabolic Tutor could also be added; even Vampiric Tutor if you feel like throwing money around.

Removal

For spot removal, I'd suggest Unmake. For wipes, I'd replace Rout with Fumigate (gain live while wiping; noice :)). Also, Toxic Deluge is simply made for lifegain decks like yours, and it will even get rid of indestructible creatures.

As an afterthought

Due to your commander AND your focus on extort, a card like Mindcrank just becomes completely hilarious (just like Bloodchief Ascension).

Well, I hope I did not forget anything and that any of this helped. If not, feel free to curse my name haha. If it did help, I would ask in return if you could peruse a deck of mine and leave your comments and/or likes. Thanks and happy gaming!

Haldarious on List of Color Pie Breaks/Bends

1 month ago

Gattison: thanks! IMO Goblin Gaveleer is ok because red sometimes does things with artifacts and equipment, and +X/+0 and trample are both red.

eyes2sky: I considered Resurrection, but with stuff like Emeria Shepherd, Defy Death and Bishop of Rebirth being printed relatively recently I didn't think it was extreme enough to warrant inclusion. Mark Rosewater has said that white can occasionally get reanimation. The others work though!

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