Mardu Shadowspear

Legality

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

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Set Rarity
Fate Reforged (FRF) Uncommon
Promo Set (000) Uncommon

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Mardu Shadowspear

Creature — Human Warrior

Whenever Mardu Shadowspear attacks, each opponent loses 1 life.

Dash (You may cast this spell for its dash cost. If you do, it gains haste, and it's returned from the battlefield to its owner's hand at the beginning of the next end step.)

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Mardu Shadowspear Discussion

Moby_Copperfield on Rakdos Party!

6 days ago

Mardu Shadowspear weakly interacts with Impact Tremors.

Exsanguinate and Cut / Ribbons provide additional direct damage.

ElderCheese on My First Rakdos

1 month ago

Hello fellow enthusiast of Rakdos I also began my life in edh with the lord of Riots. You can check out my current Rakdos deck I've put a lot of time and work into it and its pretty darn nasty if I can toot my own horn. I would recommend Night Market Lookout, Goblin Fireslinger and Mardu Shadowspear as ways to deal quick points of damage when you need to most. Also anything big and colorless helps Ulamog is my main man. I've been playing with a little necro in there after all your black. Fiery Confluence is rather effective. Just some idea's off the top of my head

TheWallinator74 on Custom Nicol Bolas (Archenemy: Nicol Bolas)

2 months ago

An excellent creature you don't have is Blood Tyrant. He can get massive so quickly in this format, and losing one life every turn shouldn't be a big deal to you. I'm also personally a fan of Guttersnipe and Infectious Horror, though Pulse Tracker and Mardu Shadowspear achieve a smaller version of that ability if you want cheaper bodies.

Two spells you might consider for the deck are Cyclonic Rift and Mizzium Mortars. Their versatility in being both spot removal and boardwipes can be invaluable depending on the current boardstate. Also, Exsanguinate. It's a potentially game-ending spell on its own, being able to bring you back from the brink or being the finishing touch on a curbstomp victory. You might also want to upgrade Bolas to his God-Pharaoh card. Deceiver's +3 is not as useful as you may think.

As far as lands go, I like both Sunken Hollow and Smoldering Marsh. Their untap clause can be useful in three colors since they don't specify what kind of basics you need.

an_Elder_Dragon on Warrior Horde

2 months ago

I have to say that this deck does give me some good ideas as to where I can take, my own White/Black Warriors, so thanks for sharing! So here are my thoughts on this deck...

Pros:I really enjoy the cards used in this deck! Both Bontu's Monument and Oketra's Monument are both AMAZING cards that I will definitely consider getting my hands on (especially Bontu!). And with this set up, you have a really nice "life steal" strategy going for you with cards like Bontu's Monument, Brutal Hordechief, and Mardu Shadowspear. I also like the concept of having Return to the Ranks as a card in the deck as a sort of revival card. One card that is similar that could also be used is Gravepurge. It may not send them to the battlefield like Ranks does, but it does allow access to some of the other higher mana-cost creatures. So overall, a very interesting set of cards!

Cons:This deck seems to be very inconsistent, but that's to be expected from decks that are paper made. I was lucky enough to have my warriors deck almost completely paper made. But there are some cards that just don't make sense, like Devoted Crop-Mate and Glory-Bound Initiate. Sure they are warriors with neat affects, but they just don't seem to fit in right. So if you can afford it, see if you can through in some more playsets in the deck. I can see a really awesome life steal strategy going for this deck, especially with the cards I mentioned earlier. But that is just my opinion.

So overall, not bad! I played-tested this deck a few times and it performs decently, but I think a little more can be done. I hope you take my thoughts into consideration, but more importantly, keep up the good work! +1

Rygos on Athreos, Enchant Deck!

3 months ago

lots of low grade, low quality creatures like the Bastion Mastodon, Mardu Shadowspear or and creatures that have moot impact on this build like Bastion Protector or Toolcraft Exemplar. These need upgraded. revilark, Karmic Guide, or Pit Keeper would help your recycling, or bigs like Wurmcoil Engine to really take advantage of your general. Sad robot, Doomed Traveler, and creatures that replace themselves would be better early drops. You seem unfocused, also. Not really enough enchantments to take advantage of daxos, Sigil of the Empty Throne or Underworld Coinsmith. either focus more on them, or drop them.

LordNazahn on Making Dash Great Again!

5 months ago

I think looks like a great fun deck, but I feel like a splash of black would help out. Giving access to Mardu Shadowspear and Mardu Strike Leader. Also if you want to get explosive you can use ramp spells like Dark Ritual Desperate Ritual Geosurge Infernal Plunge Rite of Flame well...you get the idea. Use the spells to try and get extra mana then burst out with all you got.

mufasamike on Mardu Warrior Swarm 'n Steal

6 months ago

Of course!I'd say cut Hidden Dragonslayer, It's pretty expensive for what it does. For the rest of the subs, it all depends on what kind of decks you're facing. Personally, I'd cut all of your Graveblade Marauders and Chief of the Scales, maybe sideboard a couple for games that will go longer because they'll be good blockers and make your stuff more durable. Good call cutting Battle Mastery, you might even want to consider Rush of Battle as a sideboard in favor of another Foul-Tongue Shriek.

TL:DR,For faster paced games, favor:Mardu Shadowspear, Foul-Tongue Shriek (I'm putting this one in my deck after seeing yours), Herald of DromokaFor longer games, favor:Graveblade Marauder, Chief of the Scale, Obelisk of Urd, Altar's Reap

No matter what, get rid of those 2x Battle Mastery for 2x Arashin Foremost, try making room for Sorin, Solemn Visitor bc he's amazing.

Balancing right is something I struggle with too, I definitely don't have it right in my deck but part of what I love is that there's so many viable cards I can tailor it based on what I'm facing. Generally, my default is cheap creatures and super fast aggro to kill them as fast as I can.

dccrook27 on Mardu Warrior Swarm 'n Steal

6 months ago

Thanks for your input! I'm glad I'm not the only one that plays with a B/W warrior deck, it's tons of fun! I actually have a couple Mardu Shadowspears and I have one more Arashin Foremost, but I don't know which creatures to swap them out for, do you have any suggestions for that? I'm planning on getting rid of the two Battle Mastery cards I have, I just don't have a lot of the cards that people keep suggesting, so for now they're going to have stay, haha.

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