Shadowborn Apostle

Legality

Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Custom Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Casual Legal
Pauper EDH Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Unformat Legal
Pauper Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Magic 2014 (M14) Common

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Shadowborn Apostle

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.

Shadowborn Apostle Discussion

Aragon_Neotrix on Shadowborn dual win condition EDH Without Athreos

1 week ago

Athreos, God of Passage is the best Shadowborn Apostle Commander usually but even if you do prefer to use Kaya you should still aim to have Athreos in the deck

you probably want at least 5 more Shadowborn Apostle

Edgewalker is really cheap on cash and allows you to cast Shadowborn Apostle for free

Secret Salvage fills your hand with Apostles

Razaketh, the Foulblooded tutes for anything

rwrisinger on Athreos\Shadowborn

1 month ago

KibaAlpha Question: If I have Bolas's Citadel and 6 Shadowborn Apostle in play. I tap Citadel can I activate AND sac the Shadowborn for a demon does that count toward the 10 permanents AND give me a demon?

Spirits on Kaalia of the Cruel

1 month ago

Hey LordKunai,

Here's some recommendations, budget conscious where I can be.

Lightning Greaves is a critical component of Kaalia of the Vast , I play multiple tutors for it, like Steelshaper's Gift and Stoneforge Mystic . Lightning Greaves is a must, if you can't connect a Haste Kaalia of the Vast swing your going to have a bad time.

Gisela, Blade of Goldnight is a staple, the double ended effect is really the key. She is a bit pricey, so I'll offer some other options tool.

Angel of Despair , I believe is $0.25, another key removal for any permanent! like an Omniscience and drop her in off of an opponents Show and Tell . #Winning

Lands are important, but expensive, Blood Crypt because it's both a Swamp and Mountain is good, Godless Shrine same idea but Plains . Works with the check lands like Isolated Chapel .

Anguished Unmaking & Path to Exile good removal if you have, expensive to buy elsewise. Utter End & Mortify are cheaper alternatives but still exceptional removal spells.

Battlefield Forge is cheap and gives good color indexing. Diabolic Tutor is still okay at CMC4 and very inexpensive to all the reprinting of this tutor.

I would try and hone in on a desired goal and synergize around that. Mine is Kiki-Jiki, Mirror Breaker and Restoration Angel , Land Destruction / Indestructible, Liliana's Contract / Shadowborn Apostle type decks, Worldgorger Dragon , Extra Combat Phases.

You have a little bit of Legendary sub-theme, some protecting yourself and Kaalia of the Vast sub-theme Magus of the Moat / Boros Charm , some recursion with Phyrexian Reclamation . You've got a very strong base of cards, once you pick a synergy, you definitely want to synergize around those core abilities.

You have lots of great cards, and I bet it's extremely fun to play! The Signet's are good, Talisman of Indulgence is cheap and better, I also feel like in most situations Fellwar Stone is better than the signet too. But because of the cost of the other mana sources, augmenting with Signets is a fantastic idea.

I don't like Subterranean Tremors , small ground walkers should matter too much to you, and all of your ramp comes from artifacts so destroying those is not a great idea. If your getting a Lizard, something is off the rails. Something like Vandalblast is better for Artifact control.

Never been a fan of Rogue's Passage , CMC5 for unblockable is too much, perhaps try something like Shizo, Death's Storehouse .

Crackling Doom another card that gets around indestructible, but so do things like Utter End or Anguished Unmaking . Crackling Doom is very unlikely to get what you really need it to solve.

Chancellor of the Annex doesn't seem strong enough for the CMC7, or Stax enough. Odric, Lunarch Marshal seems a little out of place, the A/D/D are pretty tough on their own, if you have enough where engaging Odric, Lunarch Marshal to multiply their abilities you should be winning anyway without him.

Archangel Avacyn  Flip is similar to Angelic Guardian but a little more versatile.

Sneak Attack another way to cheat things in, similar to Quicksilver Amulet .

I don't see anything out of place here, other than some of my comments.

Adarkar Valkyrie has many infinite combos (like infinite combat with Aurelia, the Warleader ) for example. I have a bunch under my Alternative Synergies Considered if your interested. She's powerful, can establish some combos, and fits the build in a budget format.

KibaAlpha on Athreos\Shadowborn

1 month ago

Yes, over time Remembrance will get you a Shadowborn Apostle each time a Shadowborn Apostle goes to the graveyard.

It does the same thing that Secret Salvage does just slower but it’s a great back up.

KibaAlpha on Athreos\Shadowborn

1 month ago

In my opinion you should be running 30+ Shadowborn Apostle as well as have Secret Salvage and Remembrance .

Good luck and Happy Brewing.

hellhole3927 on UW Petitioner Self Mill...Reanimator Combo?

1 month ago

I LOVE THE DECK. I'm actually trying to make a Persistent Petitioners Reanimator deck right now, but I wasn't able to figure out what to target with reanimation spells. You figured it out though.

My Suggestions:

1) Take out Thrumming Stone , yes the card can do broken things, but I don't know how beneficial it will actually be in this deck. Also the decks that it is used in are very straight forward ones with no set up ( Relentless Rats and Rat Colony ), not things that need set up ( Shadowborn Apostle ).

2) Take out Avacyn, Angel of Hope , yes she is a great card, but when she's the only big body in a deck the body itself won't do much the same way mill doesn't do much to a group of 3 opponents. Also what in this deck would your opponents want to blow up on your battlefield? In the end she is just a defensive card in this deck that will take way too much set up to benefit from.

3) Card Draw, you have good card draw in here, but a few ideas for additional things would be Rhystic Study , Mystic Remora , and Land Tax .

4) The mana base, before I get into my suggestions on the mana base I will just say any base can benefit from a ton of fetchlands and other things like that and I'm not gonna sit here and just tell you to add in every fetchland in your colors. Now to my suggestions, cut all taplands they hurt a deck much more than you may think.

Cuts in the Land Base:

A) Azorius Chancery for Mana Confluence

B) Azorius Guildgate for City of Brass

C) Evolving Wilds for Forbidden Orchard

D) Seachrome Coast for Hallowed Fountain

E) Sejiri Refuge for Glacial Fortress

F) Terramorphic Expanse for Prairie Stream

G) Tranquil Cove for Sea of Clouds

H) Irrigated Farmland for Adarkar Wastes

I) Reflecting Pool and Exotic Orchard are also two more lands you could add if you want to.

J) As far as I can tell you don't seem like you'll be going to combat much and if you're not then Glacial Chasm would be great.

BTW, when I finish designing my deck list I'll let you know what it is in the comments here so you can take a look at if you want.

ZendikariWol on ShutUpMokuba

1 month ago

Hey by the way scratch my other comment- the best Shadowborn Apostle commander is absolutely Shirei, Shizo's Caretaker .

DrukenReaps on Your Signature Spellbook

1 month ago

Recently this Podcast did this episode on their personal spellbooks. I thought it would be cool if we did the same thing. I'm going to base mine just off cards that mean a lot to me or have been my favorites.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1lqPRtPay3k

Karn, Silver Golem - my first commander, I still have the deck. I should probably get that up on this website...

Killing Wave - I love giving people bad choices to make and everyone underestimates these cards. Trust me after the 5th bad choice you have to make you'll be feeling the pain.

Queen Marchesa - I had built a few half hearted pillow fort decks before finding her but she leads my first real pillowfort deck. A strategy that I rather enjoy.

Mairsil, the Pretender - Leads my absolutely favorite deck. I've always loved doing weird combos and Mairsil combines cards in ways they are not meant to be. This leads to having the highest potential number of combos in a single deck.

Shadowborn Apostle - I still haven't really settled on who I want as the commander of my Apostle deck but I always have fun charging in with these guys and then bringing out ridiculous demons later in the game.

Vraska the Unseen - I just really like this character... She needs a version that can be my commander!

Quillspike and Devoted Druid - Cheating here a bit since I'm counting this as one 'signature spell' but this is the first combo I remember discovering myself. In reality I was far from the first person to see it but I didn't know that.

Stuffy Doll - I need this to be a legendary creature... It is just such an awesome card and so funny to me!

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Shadowborn Apostle occurrence in decks from the last year

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All decks: 0.01%