Mardu Shadowspear

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

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Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Highlander Legal
2019-10-04 Legal
Block Constructed Legal
Pioneer Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
Frontier Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

Mardu Shadowspear Discussion

5dollarMTG on $5 Budget Warriors

1 year ago

If you don't mind playing changelings in your tribal decks, the new Changeling Outcast would be a good sub for Mardu Shadowspear .

DoanDoan on From The Shadows

1 year ago


Hatred really good with yuriko to one shot someone with commander damage. really good against life gain decks

Coastal Breach good board wipe assuming you're in a 4 player game. it's cmc is 7 but only cost you 4 mana to play also resets your ninja's and etb creatures

Never spot removal for troublesome creature or planeswalker. just a sorcery version of Hero's Downfall but with a cmc of 7

Equilibrium is used to bounce your ninjas with the unblockable dudes since ninja's are kinda trash by themselves if they can't get through or you can bounce your opponents dudes too if you wanna play the tempo game

Mardu Shadowspear currently placeholder but in a pinch is a good creature to throw out with haste to quickly activate ninjitsu. decent floor but low ceiling on this card. you can probably find better but the haste effect is decent in my playgroup

Traveler's Amulet mainly used in the same capacity as fetch lands. helps thin the deck from lands so you're less likely to whiff with yuriko triggers

Silumgar Sorcerer with yuriko out you can flash this guy in to counter a creature spell by saccing yuriko and he's a flyer aswell so you can ninjitsu yuriko back in with him. rinse and repeat. cute combo but only really decent in a meta heavy with creatures. easily cuttable card.

Frank_Glascock on From The Shadows

1 year ago

Thanks for the reply DoanDoan.

You are playing a few cards I usually don't see in a Yuriko list. Would you be willing to comment on their use and effectiveness?

Those cards include Hatred , Coastal Breach , Never , Equilibrium , Traveler's Amulet , Mardu Shadowspear , and Silumgar Sorcerer .

PlatinumOne on B/R Aggro

1 year ago

Claim / Fame would be effective here, especially since you already run Vexing Devil

GreenFire317: Mardu Shadowspear is a 1/1, not a 2/2.

GreenFire317 on B/R Aggro

1 year ago

Loving the idea and theme of your deck so far. Just let me suggest one thing. Id personally replace Zurgo Bellstriker with Mardu Shadowspear or Mardu Scout . The reason I would do this is because you're mainly using that card for the dash ability. Otherwise you could use a vanilla 2/2 w/haste. With Mardu Scout you get a 3/1 for more damage and the card is safer in your hand until your next combat after the Dash resolves. But with Mardu Shadowspear you get a 2/2 and when he attacks your opponent loses 1 life automatically. It doesn't matter if they block or kill the creature. They still lose 1 life regardless just for declaring him as an attacker.

SonicRPika on

1 year 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 year 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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