Mardu Shadowspear

Legality

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

ZurgoHelmsmasher on Warrior Smash

5 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

8 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

10 months 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

an_Elder_Dragon on Warrior Horde

1 year 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!

1 year 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.

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