Shadowborn Apostle


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

UrzasUnderstudy on Petite Petitioners

1 week ago

Your locket-fu is strong. Now I have to build a Relentless Rats or Shadowborn Apostle deck. Have you considered Laboratory Maniac for the alternate win?

C0D3Dr4G0N on Cult Of Eyes

2 weeks ago

I don't know if you still have this deck or not, but an unconventional, but strong, option for a commander could be Morophon, the Boundless . You name "human" or "cleric", and all of your Shadowborn Apostle become free.

TypicalTimmy on New Hub: RCA

3 weeks ago

So the tutorless hub idea got me thinking of other potential hubs that are currently not formed. I think I found one.

  • RCA

What is RCA? Well, like many hubs and deck archetypes, "RCA" is derived from the cards that inspired it; Or more specifically, the card's SUBTYPES that inspired it.

RCA stands for: Rats / Clerics / Advisors

I think we can all see where this is going. Each of these decks brings a unique twist to the deck building method; You pack your deck with as many of the same-named card as possible for maximum shock to the boardstate, whether it is a literal army of scaling rats, a cult of zealots willing to die for their lords, or an army of senators bickering over how best to play the game.

There are variances in these decks as well. While most Rats decks are mono-black, some run green for Genesis Wave to cheat a bunch out all at once. Most decks are going to be running Thrumming Stone , and are able to use the Cascade mechanic to cheat out even more for free. I'm sure other clever users will find more ways to cheat them out, too.

Clerics tend to favor either mono-black or Orzhov for recursion aspects and are a strong cEDH deck.

As for Advisors, I currently have an Oathbreaker deck that has been kicking tons of butts lately as a serious mono-blue mill engine in 1v1, and in Pods it can actually be used to mill MYSELF out so that I win by losing! Easier to mill out my 58 cards then it is to mill three other opponents out, haha.

It's literally just a matter of time before Wizards gives us cards of similar mechanical design in other colors, and we actually already have four; Rat Colony , who for a short time was sparking up as a Standard deck though it was unable to find a footing anywhere competitively.

So what does Tappedout think? Does RCA deserve a chance or should we wait to see if other cards are printed? :)

Aragon_Neotrix on Shadowborn dual win condition EDH Without Athreos

2 months 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

2 months 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

2 months 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

3 months 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

3 months ago

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

Good luck and Happy Brewing.

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