Enchantment Creature — Demon
Whenever another nontoken creature you control dies (is put into the graveyard from the battlefield), you may exile it. If you do, create a token that's a copy of that creature, except it's a 1/1 that's a Nightmare in addition to its other types.
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|Theros Beyond Death (THB)||Rare|
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|Commander / EDH||Legal|
Nightmare Shepherd Discussion
2 days ago
I am always bad at making the mana base. You think 22 land would do, even if I add 2x Gray?
5 days ago
I think you are dipping into too many styles of play with your deck selection. If you streamline into a certain style of build I think you will have some more success. Looking at the choices of cards you've picked, I think a Mono-Black aggressive style Vito deck would suit what you are looking for.
6 days ago
I would drop the shrines, sorceries, Yarok, and Tavern Swindler and aerialist and look at:
1 week ago
A trick that really helps me cut is setting up custom categories like this:
1x Pawn of Ulamog #Combo 1x Sol Ring #Ramp
Establish a base of ramp and draw and then limit cards that don't function on their own (#Combo).
Sling-Gang is definitely one of my favorites for a deck like this (keep it).
I think you're still split across extra themes (good-stuff and reanimator vs aristocrats): Torgaar is pretty narrow, so play things you can easily sacrifice for value and cut cards that don't directly feed this theme:
Conjurer's Closet... this really only works with 1/3 of your deck and putting 3 creatures into play to cast Torgaar is effectively the same thing.
Whisper, Blood Liturgist/ Demon of Dark Schemes/ Chainer, Dementia Master... these are all clunky; how are you going to put cards in graveyards that are actually worth the high cost of reanimating? These belong in a different deck or with things like Key to the City.
Nightmare Shepherd... I love this card, but it warps the deck in that it asks you to stop playing from the graveyard entirely (you could just keep drawing instead). This would definitely the direction where cards like Deathrender shine.
Krav, the Unredeemed/ God-Eternal Bontu/ Costly Plunder... I'm realizing that since Torgaar is your sac-engine, you really just want "free" draw like Midnight Reaper and Liliana, Dreadhorde General... followed by Dark Prophecy/ Erebos, Bleak-Hearted/ Harvester of Souls... and maybe Gate to the Afterlife.
Also, you're going to want Living Death.
Also, at least 36 lands. As long as you have 6+ drops, you really want 37-38.
I'm actually really liking Torgaar. He's mostly a sac-outlet in the command zone, so if you can jam a good base of creatures and keep drawing, you'll be able to find a lot of room to do what you want.
2 weeks ago
Isn't that just Nightmare Shepherd but legendary and very slightly better?
Anyway, my card: (wildcard):
Creature - Demon Elemental Beast (mythic rare)
Whenever an opponent would draw one or more cards for the second time each turn, you may pay 3 life. If you do, prevent that draw. (They don't draw those cards.)
Menace, flying, haste
another wildcard, or a card that prevents your opponents from gaining resources in a less generic way
2 weeks ago
Nightmare Shepherd is awesome not just for its ability but also its nice 4/4! Thanks! What I need, though are damage dealing cards, especially unblockable/direct damage. If I can't do direct damage whenever my opponent has low life from my tree, or get cards in my graveyard for drawing power in Treasure Cruise, then I will need to use two or one of my other strategies. I had forgotten to keep Tome Scour for my Inverter of Truth combo, so that's there. So I'm left with few card options to keep it at 60. I could get rid of my hand control cards, but those are very useful as well, but not important to my main strategy. Low cost U/B Boardwipe or low cost U/B Fog cards would also be nice to replace my hand control cards.
3 weeks ago
Changes for now -- REMOVED: Mikaeus, the Unhallowed, Cavern of Souls, Dreadhorde Invasion, Tombstone Stairwell, Tragic Slip, Ugin, the Ineffable, Awaken the Erstwhile, Bitter Ordeal, Whip of Erebos, Grimoire of the Dead
ADDED: Liliana's Standard Bearer, Bastion of Remembrance, Deadly Rollick, Nesting Grounds, Netherborn Altar, Ugin, the Spirit Dragon, Black Market, Bloodchief Ascension, Imperial Seal, Nightmare Shepherd