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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
2 days 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.
1 week 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
1 month 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.
3 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.
4 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
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.
4 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.
4 months ago
Hi! I've got a deck very similar to this, and it's my all-time favorite thing to play. I'd highly recommend 3x Brutal Hordechief, it's a great finisher once you've got a big board. Jazal Goldmane is another great warrior card, and Sorin, Solemn Visitor is crazy with a big board of warriors swinging in. Herald of Dromoka is great support for your warriors so you can keep swinging. Battle Brawler is just great value, first strikers are always nice. My difficulty with this deck is running out of cards fast, so I've been playing around with using a couple Altar's Reap on Bloodsoaked Champions because I can just bring them back. Another great 1-drop or good dashing card is Mardu Shadowspear, sometimes I play casual multiplayer and it's a great way to hit everyone at the table.