Mardu Shadowspear


Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
Frontier Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual 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

SonicRPika on Legion Unleashed

2 weeks ago

Exquisite Blood + Sanguine Bond is a cute combo, but feels too slow for Modern. Same with Mastermind's Acquisition. The blue splash for Countersquall doesn't seem worth it either, and you have too many 2- and 3-ofs.

Personally, I'd maybe add some Path to Exile if you have any. Erase is a sideboard card. And Elesh Norn is too costly for this deck. I'd add more Mardu Shadowspear if you want to be more agressive, and more anthem effects if you want a more go-wide gameplan.

Personally, not really a deck I'd want to play. But could be fun at the kitchen table, especially with some work

CheeseBro on Card creation challenge

1 month ago

Flashback to KTK-BFZ Standard. I'm playing BW Warriors against Grixis Sphinx's Tutelage. He is constantly boardwiping me while milling me out, and I'm topdecking due to being an aggro deck. He gets me down to one card, and he is at one health. Only one card could win me the game, and if I didn't draw it, I lost. I slowly flip over the last card, and find a Mardu Shadowspear. I dash it in and the combat trigger kills him. One of the most clutch moments ever...

Last Ditch Effort WB


If you control no creatures, have no cards in hand, have one card left in your library, and an opponent at one life, you win the game.

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ZurgoHelmsmasher on Warrior Smash

8 months ago

Yeah Chief of the Scale has been sideboard, but I've been heavily considering maining him for Mardu Shadowspear. I think I will go ahead and do that. Thanks m8!

solarbeam on

10 months ago

You definitely need removal and some more card advantage in this deck. I would recommend a couple Path to Exiles and Fatal Pushes. Thraben Inspector is just a great 1-drop, Fiend Hunter perma-exiles with your blink effects, Pain Seer and Glint-Sleeve Siphoner are 'great' budget alternatives to Dark Confidant. Kitesail Freebooter has been an all-star in human decks. I wouldn't advise against something like Arguel's Blood Fast  Flip or Phyrexian Arena for card advantage as well. Anthems like Always Watching or Radiant Destiny are always good.

As for your top end, I would splash green for Sigarda, Heron's Grace, run Angel of Invention, Ravenous Demon  Flip, Angelic Overseer, and Restoration Angel are all great.

Replace the Hooded Assassin with the Fiend Hunter, and Mardu Shadowspear with Bloodsoaked Champion

For your sideboard, Rest in Peace and Stony Silence. Collective Brutality is fantastic against control with its discard effect, and is one of the best hosers against burn and aggro. Cards like Fragmentize are always a safe choice. Arashin Cleric is a favorite of mine for faster match ups. Liliana's Defeat and Gideon's Defeat are great against those colors. Duress is also great against control and combo decks. You may need something like Eerie Interlude to protect yourself against wraths.

Mandalorian on Orzhov Athreos Warriors

1 year ago

As an agro deck you should be careful about what kinds of lands and early plays you put into your deck. Playing a card like Despise means you're not playing a 1CMC creature which could take you off an aggressive path. Same goes for Scoured Barrens, since you want to play a 1CMC creature a lot more than you want to gain 1 life on turn one. Fairly cheap upgrades to the mana to ensure you are playing untapped lands are cards like Concealed Courtyard and Caves of Koilos.

Solemn Offering is a sideboard card at best and should not be in the mainboard.

Chief of the Scale is too defensive, Hateblade, Hordechief, Skullhunter, Pain Seer, Herald, and Hordemate are all fairly mediocre and certainly not worth putting you over the 60 card minimum and decreasing your efficiency.

Subtracting the Despise, Offering, and cards mentioned above leaves room for about 25-30 or so slots that can be used to help make the deck more aggressive and cohesive. Cards like-

Arashin Foremost

Battle Brawler

Blood-Chin Rager

Brutal Hordechief

Dragon Hunter

Gatekeeper of Malakir

Glory-Bound Initiate

Herald of Dromoka

Mardu Woe-Reaper

Mardu Shadowspear

Ruthless Cullblade

Secure the Wastes

As far as the removal goes, Bile Blight is fine but should be upgraded to Path to Exile or Fatal Push when you can

Moby_Copperfield on Rakdos Party!

1 year ago

Mardu Shadowspear weakly interacts with Impact Tremors.

Exsanguinate and Cut / Ribbons provide additional direct damage.

ElderCheese on My First Rakdos

1 year 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

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