Shadow Slice


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

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Set Rarity
Gatecrash Common

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Shadow Slice


Target opponent loses 3 life.Cipher (Then you may exile this spell card encoded on a creature you control. Whenever that creature deals damage to a player, its controller may cast a copy of the encoded card without paying its mana cost.)

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Shadow Slice Discussion

VulpesDaemon on Cipher

3 months ago

Schar17 Thanks for the suggestions. I added more Shadow Slice and Hands of Binding dropping Voidwalk and sideboarding Trait Doctoring. I like the mill though because it potentially keeps them from getting cards that could beat the deck and since it comes with damage it shouldnt be to much of a problem. Also dont worry about the curve i have a 60% chance of getting what i need within the first draw and a 50% chance within my opening hand. I Hypergeometrically Distribute the lands in most of my decks. (

Schar17 on Cipher

3 months ago

Seems solid, just try to focus on damage oron mill. Having both makes no sense. You could take out Mindcrank and put more Hands of Binding ; More Shadow Slice instead of Paranoid Delusions

The_Traitor on Accursed Witch Pauper EDH

3 months ago

First of all: If you want to play Pauper, all youre Cards have to be Commons not uncommons. But beside this, I am really liking the Idea, +1. Here just some Cards you could play:Merciless Executioner, Fleshbag Marauder, Mind Rot, Contaminated Ground, Typhoid Rats, Shadow Alley Denizen, Gatekeeper of Malakir, Read the Bones , Defiant Salvager, Shadow Slice, Gifted Aetherborn, Vampire Nighthawk, Pulse Tracker, Murderous Compulsion, Bone Splinters, Stab Wound, Deadbridge Shaman, Boon of Erebos, Polluted Delta and Gray Merchant of Asphodel to call some. This are the first cards coming to my mind, I can look for other cards the next days.

kalko on Going on an Island Vacation, YOUR ISLAND vacation!

5 months ago

Hey dude, nice deck idea :D.

You should make a nice description for your nice deck dude.

also, how do you mean to cast Shadow Slice if you don't have black mana?

Simon_Williamson on

9 months ago

There are just a few cards that have another one that does it better. Mark of the Vampire can be Basilisk Collar, Vampire Nighthawk would do some work in here. I would cut the landfall and delete cards as they don't really helps your game plan.

By the time something like Ampryn Tactician your opponent may have played Wrath of God, targeted removal, or the temporary boost won't win you think game.

Shadow Slice is a favourite of mine but it's so slow and hard to get value out of, it is also a late game card that demands a board state to be useful, without winning the game, those two things together in a late game card is what you don't want in a high cost (3+) card.

Some really good early life gain in these colours are Suture Priest, Soul Warden, and Soul's Attendant.

A black white midrange deck with some life gain has a powerful tool at it's disposal. Anguished Unmaking. That card is intense! Instant speed bum fuck a permanent so hard it doesn't hit the grave! Only at the cost of 3 life. With this said that's why Ayli, Eternal Pilgrim is so great, one your ahead she lets you stay ahead. A deck like this could use Bitterblossom well now that I think about it.

Good luck!

Hewer on It's Like Trying to Catch Shadows!

11 months ago

Oh, that was what you meant, nice point:) I've replaced Memory Plunder with Undercity Plague. The deck is already running Stolen Identity;). I know it's going to be cast multiple times, but i think Shadow Slice is too weak to make the cut. For Midnight Recovery the deck got Animate Dead and Necromancy and since we don't really have a totally game-changing creature, we'll stick to just the two already included ones which can also target the enemy graveyard:) For Last Thoughts i think Sleeper's Robe, Helm of the Ghastlord, Mask of Riddles, Bident of Thassa, Sword of Fire and Ice, Curiosity and Coastal Piracy already do the job fine - Thanks you for the nice suggestions!

clayperce on Best. Advent Calendar. Evar.

1 year ago

December 21st
The stack of Advent calendar packs is getting very short, there's still a TON of stuff to do before Christmas, we're now into sets we were already familiar with (today was Gatecrash), and this was a really weak pack (nine of our cards were flat bad for draft) ... which is all a long way of saying, "Sorry, but today's writeup is going to be brief" :-)

Our only Boros card was a 1/1 Soldier token :-(
Shadow Slice and Gruul Charm were the only cards better than Meh, and our first pick was Kingpin's Pet.

Our rare was good in EDH at least:

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