Shadowborn Apostle

Legality

Format Legality
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Casual Legal
Pauper EDH Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
Duel Commander 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.

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Shadowborn Apostle Discussion

SynergyBuild on Athreos, and His Apostles

15 hours ago

My main concern of the deck is the "competitive" tag. That tag would imply this deck is a fully optimized, competitive list, able to see play against the best decks of the format, and still have a decent winrate.

This list, from what I see, is not able to accomplish this.


I honestly do not know what this deck is trying to do, as there was not a primer for it, nor an explanation, but I will look and see, If I am wrong in my analysis, please correct me, and I will apologize promptly if I am mistaken entirely.


It looks like a Shadowborn Apostle deck, that is using the apostles to cheat out few choice demons, of which there are 7 total, out of them Demon of Death's Gate and Ravenous Demon  Flip are simply large beatsticks, and so are basically useless for a cEDH deck, Indulgent Tormentor is the same unless you team with an opponent, and Rune-Scarred Demon is a Demonic Tutor on a stick. Ob Nixilis, Unshackled is a big hate-on search, but the 10 life and sacrifice a creature should barely hurt a player unless they are paradox combo with Captain Sisay or Arcum Dagsson, and so they use a Swords to Plowshares on it or Pongify and then combo off. Harvester of Souls is decent card draw, and Razaketh, the Foulblooded is actual tutoring.

What can you tutor for or draw to win? Not much I am afraid you only have 6 removal spells, and they aren't very good for these colors, no Dismember or anything else really.

Without Mana Crypt, Mox Diamond, Mana Vault, Fellwar Stone, Mind Stone, Lotus Petal, or Chrome Mox type effects, you can't legitimately expect to pull a win with this deck at a competitve table, and your card draw is just horrendous.

At least I would suggest you do the courtesy of running your good tutors, Demonic Tutor, Vampiric Tutor, Imperial Seal and Grim Tutor (some decks don't need Grim Tutor), along with Necropotence for draw and Ad Nauseam + Angel's Grace for the draw your deck.


May I ask about you landbase?

Commonly, for a competitive deck, the usually 2-color landbase looks like:

Ancient Tomb and Gemstone Caverns (the extra ramp lands)

Scrubland and Godless Shrine (the fetchable duals in your colors)

Windswept Heath, Bloodstained Mire, Polluted Delta, Flooded Strand, Verdant Catacombs, Arid Mesa, and Marsh Flats (the 7 fetchlands in your colors.)

City of Brass, Mana Confluence, Caves of Koilos, Fetid Heath, Concealed Courtyard, Command Tower, Forbidden Orchard, Exotic Orchard, Reflecting Pool, Gemstone Caverns, and Tarnished Citadel (the 11 unfetchable duals in your colors)

Cavern of Souls and Phyrexian Tower (the useful utility lands of your deck)

1xPlains and 6xSwamp

This 31 card landbase is fully tuned and optimized for a competitive deck, why does yours not run the rest of the good fetches, and all of the good duals?


To be entirely honest, I don't think this is a bad deck, and don't want to offend you or your deck-building skills, but I would hope you drop the "competitive" tag or change the deck a lot, it is mis-leading as it is.

If you want any deck-building advice on how to make this deck competitive, I suggest heading on over to Why Every Commander is Competitive and learning from that resource I set up for new players to cEDH.

jordybear2002 on M19 fun!

1 week ago

So what promo's did you guys get?! I am SO happy I got a Desecrated Tomb! And plus a Liliana's Contract to go with to tomb for my Shadowborn Apostle's deck.

Xica on I'mmmmm BAAAAAAAAAAAACK

1 week ago

the text on Shadowborn Apostle states the following:

"Search your library for a Demon creature... "

...God-Pharaoh's Gift is neither a demon nor a creature.

cj96.calimlim on Have: JLK's Shadowborn Deck W: ...

2 weeks ago

Hello all!

I have the following parts and pieces to an almost copy and paste version of JLK's Shadowborn Apostle deck.

20x Shadowborn Apostle lp

8x Shadowborn Apostle mp

1x Vampiric Tutor lp

1x Athreos, God of Passage lp

1x Grave Titan lp, Japanese

1x Dark Ritual foil Near Mint Masterpiece Series: Amonkhet Invocations

I am mainly trying to get rid of all 28 shadow born apostles hahaha.

I recently made an Omnath, Locus of Rage deck that seems pretty awesome, I'd love to be able to trade/sell at TCG Low for most of the more expensive parts and pieces I need:

Priority list: 1x Exploration 1x Oracle of Mul Daya 1x Prismatic Omen 1x Scapeshift 1x Sylvan Library 1x Ulamog, the Ceaseless Hunger 1x Wooded Foothills

Secondary List: 1x Azusa, Lost but Seeking 1x Eternal Witness 1x Green Sun's Zenith 1x Knollspine Dragon 1x Lotus Cobra 1x Shattering Spree 1x Stomping Ground 1x Tooth and Nail 1x Vesuva 1x Vexing Shusher 1x Worldly Tutor

If you'd rather purchase some items, I accept PayPal. If you are looking for filler, here are some 0$-5$ cards I require: 1x Collective Voyage 1x Darksteel Garrison 1x Explosive Vegetation 1x Gruul Signet 1x Harrow 1x Hunting Wilds 1x Perilous Forays 1x Rampaging Baloths 1x Reap and Sow 1x Regrowth 1x Rites of Spring 1x Seer's Sundial 1x Summer Bloom 1x Courser of Kruphix 1x Crop Rotation 1x New Frontiers 1x Protean Hulk 1x Ramunap Excavator

I know this is very comprehensive - thanks for hanging in there!

Hi_diddly_ho_neighbor on Exciting Cards in M19

2 weeks ago

Arcades, the Strategist is my spirit animal :). But seriously, I can finally build that wall commander deck of my dreams.

Super excited for the Scapeshift as now I can hopefully get a cheaper copy for my Omnath, Locus of Rage EDH deck. Liliana's Contract is another card I am excited to try out in my Shadowborn Apostle deck.

Other cards I am intrigued by (mainly for commander): Meteor Golem, Stitcher's Supplier, Open the Graves, and Goreclaw, Terror of Qal Sisma

avedium on Next "EDH Tribal Series" Tribe

1 month ago

Darkshadow327

My friend and I were debating how to make a demon deck the other day. I was thinking more Rakdos the Defiler, and he had an idea concerning Shadowborn Apostle. Jsut some ideas for ya :P

BradleyN on JLK's Shadowborn Apostle l Game Knights #18

1 month ago

@DrkNinja I meant to just include Teysa, Orzhov Scion in the 99 in this case, but she would also make a fantastic commander for a Shadowborn Apostle deck like this.

DrukenReaps on Homebrew Suggestions?

1 month ago

I have 2 oddball 5-color decks that I'm still working on:

The Flung King- actual atog tribal, most people seem to use atogatog as a silly commander but i think used right he is great at most tables.

Karona's Shadowy Apostasy- a Shadowborn Apostle deck that uses the entire painbow. I've only ever found one other such deck on this site so fairly uncommon to do this.

I do think Najeela, the Blade-Blossom might be one of those ones everyone talks about but only a few build her. Looking at EDHRec there are only 46 decks for her were as the moment Atraxa appeared there were already a few hundred. It is still early, maybe she will be built by everyone and their mother but I don't see it at this point.

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