Creature — Human Cleric
A deck can have any number of cards named Shadowborn Apostle.
, Sacrifice six creatures named Shadowborn Apostle: Search your library for a Demon creature card and put it onto the battlefield. Then shuffle your library.
|Want (2)||bound_Allis , Bigcockboy|
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|Magic 2014 (M14)||Common|
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|Commander / EDH||Legal|
Shadowborn Apostle occurrence in decks from the last year
Commander / EDH:
All decks: 0.01%
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Shadowborn Apostle Discussion
6 days ago
have every card in your deck be a Shadowborn Apostle/Relentless Rats/Rat Colony/Persistent Petitioners, with one Laboratory Maniac, and then just exile your entire deck and win! (I think I'ma build that deck now, actually)
let's use Crackling Drake to it's full potential!
1 week ago
Destroy your opponents with nice combos like Athreos, God of Passage + Edgewalker + Shadowborn Apostle and combine them with loads of infinite combos, that'll give you: 1. Infinite mana and one alternative win Strategy ( Ashnod's Altar, Pitiless Plunderer + Revel in Riches ) 2. Infinite creatures ( Xathrid Necromancer ), infinite creature removal 3. Infinite carddraw combos ( Grave Pact, Dictate of Erebos, Reaper from the Abyss + Kothophed, Soul Hoarder ) 4. Infinite Health and Damage towards your Opponents with Blood Artist, Cruel Celebrant, Daxos, Blessed by the Sun, Falkenrath Noble, Pious Evangel / Wayward Disciple, Zulaport Cutthroat, Syr Konrad, the Grim 5. Infinitly big creatures with Cathars' Crusade, Ob Nixilis, Unshackled 6. Infinte Mill with Altar of Dementia and with Razaketh, the Foulblooded 7. (Infinite mana + Rune-Scarred Demon) you have infinte tutors. 8. If you want, you can have Infinite carddraw directly through the Harvester of Souls or Skullclamp. Remember that you can tutor all demons for one mana by sacrificing six Shadowborn Apostle. You can get theese really fast with Remembrance. Also you have enough ramp (apart from the infinte combos) through Dark Ritual, Orzhov Locket, Orzhov Signet, etc. If you want all that faster, just put in Teysa Karlov in, who doesn't only trigger all aristocracy abilities twice, but also boosts the Xathrid Necromancer. If one of your Opponents wants to pay your Athreos tax, you can return all of your Apostles with Immortal Servitude really cheap. Then I added some removal, some boardwipes to round it up a bit and yeah. Now you'll get tired of MTG, because you almost always win.
1 week ago
This is a thing of beauty. Well done! I had never even considered using Shadowborn Apostle for anything other than fetching a demon, but the addition of Arcane Adaptation is brilliant. How has playtesting gone, is it relatively consistent?
1 month ago
Thanks for the suggestions DarkRequiem, I have had both Scion of Darkness and Dark Supplicant in the deck, in foil to boot, and I tend to cycle them in from time to time. The only real problem I have had with them is the lack of haste in the deck. Shirei, Shizo's Caretaker is fun but gets kinda shut down hardcore by Ravos, Soultender with his anthem effect although if I were to go Shadowborn Apostle it would be hilarious. I really wish they had a partner cleric with red in the cost for the haste...
2 months ago
Ritual of Blood
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2 months ago
KnightofDurin, good question. I feel like this altercation of Athreos is a little more diverse in term of playstyle in comparison to the Nyx version, whereas most Athreos, God of Passage decks tend to optimize on the Shadowborn Apostle strategy. I named the "The More Interesting Athreos Deck" not as an attack to other Aethreos decks but as an assessment to why I thought this version of Athreos had more potential to amalgamate some sort of synergy by running a bunch of cards that you normally wouldn't run in a aristocrat deck. Cards like Sundial of the Infinite are not usually not common in a Orzhov deck, but in this case it compliments the theme of reanimating creatures that you've killed and eventually duplicating them because Sundial of the Infinite negates the temporary effect of Mimic Vat/Mirage Mirror/Whip of Erebos etc.
This is a very old deck of mine, I thought it would just be fun to throw in some cheeky synergy. I know it might not be the most efficient, but it was more for the shits and giggels. If you have any suggestions to improve the deck, please leave them in the comment.
2 months ago
You have more chance of executing the ramp than you do the cheese tutors and Crypt Ghast serves two purposes which is hot chocolate
For destroy or removal look at Go for the Throat | Doom Blade | Bone Splinters | Disembowel | Sinister Concoction | Cast Down | Dreadbore | Terminate | Murderous Compulsion | Walk the Plank | Victim of Night.
I'd probably recommend 4 copies of either Go for the Throat or Walk the Plank because they get rid of mostly everything.
Mostly just try and figure out what demon/s you want to build your deck around then choose cards that complement it
3 months ago
So for those of you who don't already know, the RC has pre-banned Lutri, the Spellchaser since unless you're running a Shadowborn Apostle deck, you pre-qualify for Lightning Otter's companion ability (assuming you're playing izzet colours).
This raises an interesting point though - It seems as if the RC have decided that you can in fact run a companion card as your 101st card in the deck. This is odd though, considering that while the wish cards (e.g. Cunning Wish) are all legal in commander, you can't run a wishboard.
So what are people's thoughts about this? Should companion as an ability be disabled for commander (which would in turn unban Lutri)? or should Commander allow companion? And what follow-on effects do you think this will have?