Shade's Form

Shade's Form

Enchantment — Aura

Enchant creature

Enchanted creature has "(Black): This creature gets +1/+1 until end of turn."

When enchanted creature is put into a graveyard, return that card to play under your control.

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Set Rarity
Torment (TOR) Common

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Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
2019-10-04 Legal
Casual Legal
Pauper EDH Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Unformat Legal
Pauper Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

Rules Q&A

Shade's Form Discussion

bradtheimpaler13 on Aristocracy on a Budget

3 weeks ago

Nice deck. Kept it real budget. Not even a soul ring. You could probably cut Ill-Gotten Gains for a Hissing Miasma or Shade's Form

Mortaal on Crime Syndicate

3 weeks ago

Hey Brad,

Thanks for the kind words! To reply to your suggestions:

Command Beacon used to be a consideration of mine when building the deck. However after test playing it, I found Gonti to be cast more often from my graveyard than command zone. Also People playing against this deck do not want to see Gonti die as they know he will come back and steal more stuff. He is a great attacker deterrent.

Kaya's Ghostform has been played in this deck in the past, and while it is a great recursion for Gonti and a superior protection for my (stolen) planeswalkers, it seemed that the prerequisite of having a creature or walker in play made it less optimal in my setup. Still, amazing reanimation card, may get put back in at a later date.

Shade's Form is a card I have never even seen, great find! I do agree that this could be an alternative wincon, the deck really wants to win with what it steal, just as a rule of cool.

Keep the good ideas coming though :)

bradtheimpaler13 on Crime Syndicate

3 weeks ago

Cool deck Command Beacon would fit nice. Kaya's Ghostform and Shade's Form would be good to get extra triggers from your commander so you could use him as chump or sac him and get a free proc. The form could also buff him for a command kill giving the situation

sagramore on You can't spell slaughter without laughter!

1 month ago

Hey bradtheimpaler13 - thanks for the comment and suggestions.

I agree 100% with Command Beacon and have actually been running it but not had a chance to update the deck list here yet.

As for Shade's Form, if it works the "obvious" way then I totally agree it would do some decent work here, letting you save your best creature from the massacre. That being said, the more I think about it it might not work unless it's the (almost) biggest creature out there already (and so (almost) the last to die). E.g. if you wanted to save your Crypt Ghast, which is a 2/2, and there's a bunch of other creatures around, including a couple that are 3/3 or bigger. Whenever you get up to 2 triggers of -1/-1, the crypt ghast dies. Shade's form triggers and everything gets another -1/-1, but not the crypt ghast as it's in the yard, then your shade's form trigger resolves, putting crypt ghast on the board again, but you're still cascading through -1/-1 for creatures on the board. If another 2 creatures die, your Crypt Ghast is going to die again.

Happy to be shown I'm wrong about that, but it is how I would interpret it if I was asked to I think.

I also have reservations over Blade of the Bloodchief for the same reasons. It doesn't always save your creature the way you feel like it should in my experience.

bradtheimpaler13 on You can't spell slaughter without laughter!

1 month ago

Command Beacon so you can get another play of your girl on the cheap maybe. Cool deck. Shade's Form is a highly underated card could fit nice in here.

AlistarFiend on

1 month ago

Ruffigan, thank you for the awesome suggestions. I absolutely love Shade's Form! I also took your advice on a couple of other cards.

Ruffigan on

1 month ago

Shade's Form is definitely one to look at to get extra Gary triggers. Unhallowed Pact, Unholy Indenture, Undying Evil, Supernatural Stamina, and Abnormal Endurance are some others you might look into.

Liliana's Specter, Faceless Butcher, Cadaver Imp, and Lost Legion are some two devotion creatures to consider. Soldevi Adnate is nuts with Gary too.

Defile is a good removal option.

Syphon Mind would be a good draw spell.

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