Shadowborn Apostle


Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Penny Dreadful Legal
Casual Legal
Pauper EDH Legal
Pioneer 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

Beware on Atheros God of Wifi

1 day ago

It's about time to dig this deck up since we are returning to Theros. After some debate I think Harvester of Souls is actually better than Grim Haruspex since Harvester allows you to get an engine in play with Shadowborn Apostle 's ability.

I've streamlined some things, cut cards that didn't offer synergy even if they are "good," cut control cards (embracing the glass cannon), added an Apostle, and switched around some of the combo enablers.

I haven't trawled through the latest sets yet so I'm sure I've missed some stuff. This might be my most viewed deck, I see no reason it isn't just as fun today.

ghostfire86 on Athreos, The Children of Shadows

5 days ago

tgood4 I’ve actually ran all those in previous iterations of this deck.

Remembrance messed up the Ripple effect from Thrumming Stone by thinning the deck of Shadowborn Apostle .

Secret Salvage is lovely, but the last I used it, let’s just say there were lots of issues. Maybe I give it another shot as I always thought of it as a second Thrumming Stone and that was an older build.

Rune-Scarred Demon was exchanged for Sidisi, Undead Vizier which was switched for Twilight Prophet . Ascend is easy to get and life gain is a lovely thing even if in small amounts.

Gray Merchant of Asphodel was removed only on the basis that it’s a one time shot with no real chance for recurrence in this build. Everyone will pay the 3 life to Athreos to prevent him from hitting again regardless of how much they already lost. Servitude and Salvage are also not warranted to use on him.

hyperlocke on I'm Gonna Wreck It

2 weeks ago

@TheSimikBOat: Thanks for your suggestions!

alechodgin23 on Athreos

2 weeks ago

Cool deck definitely a +1 from me!

Get on YouTube and check out the command zone. The game some gameplay from this deck with Shadowborn Apostle and it's amazing!!!

Joe_Ken_ on Athreos God of pain

4 weeks ago

I mean you could do a demon tribal thing and load your deck with Shadowborn Apostle I think there was a Game Knights episode on youtube that played an Atheros style deck and used that play style. I would highly recommend watching it to give you some ideas.

Wolfpig on Acts of Unprovoked Violence

1 month ago

Griselbrand for sure, this guy's money.

Avacyn, Angel of Hope is just a beast.

The Ur-Dragon seems terrifying here.

Shadowborn Apostle could fill in some huge gaps.

Bishop of Wings helps with angels. Angelic Overseer pairs well.

Id say give yourself a lot less removal and stuff to make your big guys untouchable like Lightning Greaves / Whispersilk Cloak / Darksteel Plate since your getting to cast big creatures for free, use your mana to protect them.

Removal can come from other stuff too like Sunblast Angel .

There are all sorts of fun control too like Dash Hopes / Dawn Charm to counter stuff. Once Kalia is un-touchable you should be good to go. Whip of Erebos can bring stuff back to play that gets killed.

Check out EDHREC, if you need more suggestions and can't get them here.

GreenHamma on The Phyrexian Chef

1 month ago

LVL_666 I guess we have it labeled. It does sound alot like Aggro-control. I think your interpretation is pretty spot on.

Platinum Angel does combo pretty well, i'll have to think if there is a way to make them two work. It might not though as like you said, it does seem a little outside the idea of the deck. Infect was at one point a little outside to so who knows. The deck can outright win if i have as many cards as you listed. Thats generally how the turn 1 win works ( yes i will explain more in depth in the primer ).

I went ahead and added Skithiryx, the Blight Dragon . I can actually make him the turn 1 win. Draw him pump him and attack since he has haste. To answer your question " can you consistently get a creature through and knock out opponents one by one or can you combo off more reliably to kill the whole table at once?" The matches i did play, 3-4 they were won as following: 2 by aggro, 1 by tendrils. The one i lost i had already done 20 commander damage, and his deck just popped off, couple of board wipes then my tempo slowed. I didn't have the pump spells or infect at the time of these games. Had 40 Shadowborn Apostle and they pumped K'rrik, Son of Yawgmoth , then i attacked with all of them.

The take away from that is, Aggro more consitently, and probably need to playtest more. We will have quite a few players at a Halloween thing and I will record the data.

Now all thats out of the way.... Hatred I'm glad you brought this up, so I have been wrestling with the idea of putting it in the deck but have been on the fences. It does go well with K'rrik, What I am concerned with is it dying when i attack because only the attack is pumped. I'm sure that's why you asked, "can I consistently get a creature thru", so i actually wouldn't have to worry about something like that. A second reason is I'm worried about the 3 colorless mana to cast, it doesn't sound like much i just have been trying to steer away from spells that cost anything but black mana or close to it... but shit I don't know, do you think the 3 colorless is that big of a deal? I guess if K'rrik is already out, i already have the mana open.. unless Mana Vault is used and it's turn 1-3.... Fuck it you have convinced me ill just add Rite of Consumption , and call it a day.

I have a modern deck that uses hydras & fling thought Rite of Consumption would be funny to mention. Again thank you for the thoughts and I hope some questions got answered.

Also i added Glistening Oil , Skithiryx, the Blight Dragon , and Inkmoth Nexus . Any skittles recipes you know of to add to the primer?

DarkHero on Janky Ideas Compendium

1 month ago

Bear Suplex!

Commander / EDH DarkHero


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Commander / EDH DarkHero


Consider the deck that forces people to open Door to Nothingness on themselves.

Morophon, the Boundless Human or Cleric Tribal for free Shadowborn Apostle

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Shadowborn Apostle occurrence in decks from the last year

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All decks: 0.01%