Mardu Shadowspear


Format Legality
Modern Legal
Legacy Legal
Vintage Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Frontier Legal

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Set Rarity
Fate Reforged Uncommon
Promo Set 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

DarkEclipse18 on Making Dash Great Again!

3 weeks 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 get the idea. Use the spells to try and get extra mana then burst out with all you got.

mufasamike on B/W(R) Warrior Swarm 'n Steal

1 month 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 B/W(R) Warrior Swarm 'n Steal

1 month 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.

mufasamike on B/W(R) Warrior Swarm 'n Steal

1 month 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.

Hidran on Mono Black- Need Help Buget Aggro Casual

2 months ago

Mardu Shadowspear and Bloodsoaked Champion For your consideration. Not at all sure how good they would be. You decide.

Clay_Puppington on Beginner's G/B Aggro

2 months ago

Hey. It's a good start, but there's almost no cards good enough to run that don't come with some sort of ability or benefit for casting.

I would cut things like Walking Corpse.

Consider also, that you might find more benefit in a more budget-deck, to abuse some "synergy" between cards (Like adding all "elves" that buff each other with +1/+1 to give your creatures more of a clear pattern of attack.

Also, consider that in an aggro deck, your goal should be to do escalating damage each turn.

Consider using creatures like Bloodsoaked Champion, Mardu Shadowspear, Tormented Hero, or Mogis's Marauder, using Pain Seer to draw cards.

These particular creatures are often 2 damage for 1 mana, so on turn 1 you play 1 of them. turn 2 you play, and escalate from there. In your current deck, most of your creatures are doing 2 damage for 2 mana, which is a full mana more than some of those suggestions.

Check out on google for something like "Modern, Mono Black Warriors" for what a really quick and easy modern aggro deck can be.

filkinsmark on Saskia's Ankle-Shankers (Warrior Tribal)

3 months ago

Hey! Just a few things I would do without, and I'll try to provide a replacement for each one if I can! So, I'll list the card I would do without, then in parentheses the card I feel could be better, if that makes sense? Bramblewood Paragon I took out because he doesn't give +1/+1 counters to your creatures, only those which already have the counters on them! I see you do have some counter generation with Dragonscale General, but unless you decide to make it your biggest paradigm, I would choose Qasali Ambusher- useful as phuck, and can be free!. If you're going to have a 7-drop that doesn't even top out our curve, instead of Butcher of Malakir, why not have everything you're hitting double with hit HARDER with Gisela, Blade of Goldnight? Chief of the Scale is useful, but in a two-drop slot, Hidden Dragonslayer would be a better fit, plus his extra utility as removal, which our decks desperately need! I actually had Graveblade Marauder in my original list as well... Just didn't think he'd have that much utility. In the 3-drop slot, there won't be a bunch in their graveyards already, and late-game, not that durable I feel... Taurean Mauler is a way stronger card for that slot. As for Jazal Goldmane, I was considering him too, but went with Odric, Lunarch Marshal (I know he's not a Warrior, and that sucks, but with the rest of the keywords we're running?? Killer. Especially since we'd have to pay for Jazal's ability and Odric's is free each combat). Kargan Dragonlord just isn't that good, it'd take 9 total mana spent to get him to his top tier, y'know? Especially if you decide to focus more on the +1/+1 counters, Winnower Patrol would be a powerhouse, plus helping you plan ahead. Madrush Cyclops is super cool, I'm trying to find room for him after seeing it here.I had Mardu Shadowspear as well, but went with Birds of Paradise instead for better manafixing, but that's your call. Mirri, Cat Warrior and Narnam Renegade are also super cool. Trying to find room. There are a ton of cards I feel just raise your curve too high lol, but I'm all about aggro

Cool stuff! Good luck! I've also heard that Amonkhet is supposed to be Warrior-heavy, so I'm not gonna put mine together just yet

squirlfood on Tornado of Souls

3 months ago

I would say the biggest problem with this Rakdos, Lord of Riots build is the lack or cheap sources of early damage that cost no mana to activate by the time you have the needed to drop Rakdos, Lord of Riots. Rakdos Ickspitter, Spiteful Returned, Mardu Shadowspear, and Goblin Fireslinger are the only cards I see that guarantee damage assuming they have blockers. I would Up the count of cards that do this job to at least 10, If you do that you can afford to convert the rest of these dinky creatures to the Plethera of beat sticks that this guild has access to. Other worthwhile cards for this job are Cinder Pyromancer, Cunning Sparkmage, Dauthi Slayer, Goblin Arsonist, Honden of Infinite Rage, Lobber Crew, Mogg Fanatic, Nettle Drone, Goblin Sharpshooter, and Tunneling Geopede.

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