Shadowborn Demon

Legality

Format Legality
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Magic 2014 (M14) Mythic Rare

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Shadowborn Demon

Creature — Demon

When Shadowborn Demon enters the battlefield, destroy target non-Demon creature.

At the beginning of your upkeep, if there are fewer than six creature cards in your graveyard, sacrifice a creature.

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Shadowborn Demon Discussion

DarkStarStorm on Hunt the Throne

1 month ago

Ashling the Pilgrim: Doesn't really do anything here. Sure, you can boardwipe, but there are better things for this.

Bogardan Hellkite: Eight mana for the effect? This is overcosted. Consider Inferno Titan or Ryusei, the Falling Star.

Dack's Duplicate is in a lot of Marchesa lists, and it shouldn't be. It's better in almost every way to run things like Captivating Crew or Sower of Temptation.

Drana, Kalastria Bloodchief Kinda just a goodstuff card, with a commander that doesn't want to be running goodstuff.

Duplicant: Allow me to introduce you to Patron of the Vein.

Niv-Mizzet, Dracogenius: Again, why is this here? This ain't a goodstuff deck.

River Kelpie is a trap. I have played this card EXTENSIVELY and I find it to be a "win more" card. It ONLY works when you have your board state set up, whereas Harvester of Souls or Dark Prophecy gives you cards regardless of whether or not the things that died slipped through the cracks.

Shadowborn Demon: It's a goodstuff card that isn't even good. Run Vindictive Lich or something else that actually has synergy with Marchesa.

Finally, why don't you have any sac outlets? Ashnod's Altar, Attrition, ect. I feel like you're not entirely grasping what makes Marchesa powerful. You need to find a way to build around her and abuse all of her abilities. I'm not even recommending my list, just that you look at what stands out about the general and go from there.

Head CoIIector on 1/2 Shadowborn Apostles. 1/3 Swamps. 1/6 Demons.

2 months ago

no need for giving up black mana with a Forest for Bloodbond March when Woodland Cemetery and Overgrown Tomb exist. That's plenty green spread for one green mana needed, for a recurring effect. That should be a 3 or 4 of though should it go in.

Other fun things you could diversify to. Diversity is fun when you're tutoring the demon you want anyway.

Carnifex Demon
Pestilence Demon
Abyssal Persecutor
Demon of Dark Schemes
Extractor Demon
Grave Pact
Dictate of Erebos
Havoc Demon
Herald of Anguish
Lord of the Void
Ob Nixilis, Unshackled
Westvale Abbey  Flip
Overseer of the Damned
Rune-Scarred Demon
Shadowborn Demon

Blazfemur on Demonic Tribal Questions

4 months ago

So im trying to make the most out of a finally finished demonic tribal, Kvlt Ov The Horned One (Demonic Tribal), just had a few questions if anyone would be generous to impart some knowledge :)

Trying to get the most out of Sheoldred, Whispering One, already included Blanket of Night, Urborg, Tomb of Yawgmoth, and Filth to not only grant her damage proper passage, but the demons in my deck as well. Adding Whip of Erebos and Cover of Darkness for added evasion and lifedraining seemed to be a given on an already flying deck.

Her resurrecting necromantic abilities, if i use Shadowborn Demon, and Abhorrent Overlord which require sacrifice, can i sacrifice them first by their own cost, then have her immediately resurrect them for their enter-the-battlefield abilities? Or would they need to be raised next turn.

Regarding Grave Betrayal (i know with her, i can steal a creature per turn by using her to force them to sac), if i have a Archfiend of Depravity, reducing their creatures to 2, followed by a Reaper from the Abyss, can they synch to reducing opponent's creatures to ONE, then theoretically steal them all with Grave Betrayal and then utilizing Coat of Arms since technically theyre black zombies? Supersized stolen black zombie boardwipe?

Finally, last question, with Herald of Anguish, with the improvise, the artifacts need a tap-ability to utilize, correct? Like i couldnt tap Herald's Horn, but Grimoire of the Dead would be acceptable, correct?

Blazfemur on None

4 months ago

So i finally completed my demonic tribal Kvlt Ov The Horned One (Demonic Tribal), just had a few questions.

Herald of Anguish, the artifacts i tap, can i tap for example untappable artifacts like Coat of Arms or Herald's Horn? (Just getting back into mtg)

Also, with Shadowborn Demon or Abhorrent Overlord, the only creatures i utilize with self sac, can i sac them at upkeep, then Sheoldred, Whispering One immediately resurrects them for their enter the battlefield abilities, or would it have to be next turn?

Finally, (i do apologize im trying to set the logistics), regarding a Sheoldred, Whispering One, Archfiend of Depravity, Reaper from the Abyss combo, can she force opponent to sac, archfiend brings their creatures to 2, then reaper further reduces to 1 in some way? (With Grave Betrayal, im looking to steal all creatures eventually then utilize Coat of Arms to build their stats as black zombies in addition to the demonic tribal stat boost)

Bababad on

6 months ago

Satyr Wayfinder over Balustrade Spy

Thragtusk over Hollowhenge Scavenger (if you feel you need need the lifegain)

Living Death or Wake the Dead over Champion of Stray Souls

direct budget swaps that are better most of the time.

I would say your curve is a tad high (average 4.03 atm, even with over 100 this is problematic). Depending on the speed of your meta you will get left behind on experience counters and setup if you can't play anything. So more value 2 drops and 3 drops will smooth the deck out.

Spore Frog

Wood Elves

Viscera Seer

Yahenni, Undying Partisan

I would also recommend Shadowborn Demon quite heavily in any meren deck. Surprise catch most kill with a slow sac outlet in a pinch (with a 5/6 flying body when you are adequately set up).

A question you want to ask yourself while cutting/swapping with this deck is: What do I want my mid/late game to look like?

Do you want combos? (Death's Presence, Corpsejack Menace, Butcher of Malakir)

Do you want tutor? (Razaketh, the Foulblooded, Protean Hulk, Rune-Scarred Demon

Do you want fatty beats? (Vorinclex, Voice of Hunger, etc)

Is this deck focused more on multiplayer amongst friends, store multiplayer, or 1v1?

shinobigarth on Devotion to Black

7 months ago

Shadowborn Demon is a better Shriekmaw unless you need the evoke. you could sac Gary with it to be Whipped back or whatever.

ClockworkSwordfish on Meren's Gravediggers

7 months ago

I can't help but notice that you don't really have any creatures who can perform spot removal! Forcing sacrifices and giving all of your opponent's creatures -X/-X is all well and good, but sometimes you'll want a way to pick off a problem creature on demand. Good options to consider include Big Game Hunter, Bone Shredder, Shadowborn Demon, Noxious Gearhulk and Duplicant.

ztcrown on Shadowborn Apostle Reanimator

7 months ago

A good one for your Demon theme would be the Demon of Wailing Agonies, maybe also Shadowborn Demon since it goes with your Shadowborn Apostles. Love the deck though!

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