Shadowborn Demon


Format Legality
Vintage Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Legacy Legal
Modern Legal

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Magic 2014 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

darleen on Obi

1 month ago

Suggestions for your mana base:

Remove: Evolving Wilds, Terramorphic Expanse, Warped Landscape, and Mind Stone. Add: Myriad Landscape, Cabal Coffers, High Market, and Charcoal Diamond.

Tower of Calamities depends a lot of mana to destroy only one creature. Try Black Market in its place.

Bad Moon, Eternal Thirst, and Lashwrithe are fine cards but your creatures are already so huge, I don't think you need them. I would just add more ramp instead: Ashnod's Altar (also serves as a sacrifice outlet), Caged Sun, and Expedition Map (to find Cabal Coffers).

34 lands is simply too few in my opinion so think about cutting Ascendant Evincar, Endrek Sahr, Master Breeder, Nightmare, and Shadowborn Demon for 4 Swamps.

Suggestions for draw and card advantage:

It seems like a great win condition is the interaction between your Commander and Maralen of the Mornsong so I recommend more tutor and dark spells to get the combo out. Maybe switch out: Cremate, Sanguine Bond, Unholy Hunger, Abyssal Persecutor, Visions of Brutality, and Vile Requiem for Night's Whisper, Dark Petition, Behold the Beyond, Ambition's Cost, Beseech the Queen and Viscera Seer.

Suggestions for removal spells:

Several of your removal spells cost alot of mana. To the Slaughter, Reach of Shadows, In Garruk's Wake, Dregs of Sorrow, and Annihilate could be replaced with Diabolic Edict, Hero's Downfall, Killing Wave, Malicious Affliction, and Grave Pact.

KaraZorEl on Let's Make Meren Degenerate Again

2 months ago

Shadowborn Demon looks like it would be perfect for you.

Gotmarth on The Devil's Echos

3 months ago

Cool deck, but you have some cards in there that have red and blue in the mana costs. Depends on your playgroup since its a casual format.

Some suggestions:

Demon of Dark Schemes can get some demons back from the yard possibly, also a mini-board sweep.

Demon of Wailing Agonies Really good in commander

Eater of Hope Kills stuff, regenerates

Nefarox, Overlord of Grixis Makes defending player sac a creature when it attacks alone

Overseer of the Damned kills a creature when it ETB and makes zombie tokens

Pestilence Demon Pestilence attached to a demon, whats not to love!

Shadowborn Demon Kills a non demon when it ETB

Iamdoomitself on When demons come knocking

4 months ago

I agree with previous comments mana curve is huge.You can smooth it out further with an Expedition Map to fish out the coffers, Wayfarer's Bauble, Crypt Ghast.I know its probable just for fun but Lord of the Pit, Liege of the Pit and Shadowborn Demon are all really bad... I suggest replacing them with Harvester of Souls, Kothophed, Soul Hoarder, and one of the mana accelerators

Spirits on Angels, Demons, and Dragons OMFG!

4 months ago

Nice Kaalia of the Vast deck. +1. Fellow Kaalia of the Vast player Kaalia, the Purifier

Not a big fan of Shadowborn Demon how about an Iona, Shield of Emeria or are you not that #evil

Aurelia, the Warleader is a good friend to Kaalia of the Vast with Dragon Mage.

Demonic Tutor gives you whatever card you need, Highly recommended.

Where's the Master of Cruelties your being WAY to nice to your opponents :)

spotmarkedx on GhoulCaller Gisa (First EDH Deck)

4 months ago

Aside from the Phyrexian Dreadnought already mentioned, you wouldn't go wrong adding a number of the under-costed black creatures (demons mostly) that come with a significant downside to offset the difference.

For example, Abyssal Persecutor is a 6/6 flying trampler until you want to kill someone, then it becomes a horde of zombies with Gisa. Or, cast Demonlord of Ashmouth, immediately sac it to Gisa, then use one of the zonbies to pay its cost when it enters the battlefield again due to undying. See also: Desecration Demon, Grinning Demon, Master of the Feast, Shadowborn Demon.

I also suggest cards with beneficial x/x power toughness. Such as Sewer Nemesis, Nightmare, Korlash, Heir to Blackblade, Mortivore, Squelching Leeches.

TheDuggernaught on Mimeoplasm Budget/Casual

4 months ago

Granted my Mimeoplasm deck is much more combo oriented, some cards I have found to be super useful fir Mimeoplasm are Pathrazer of Ulamog, Mindshrieker, Consuming Aberration, Corpse Connoisseur, Havengul Lich, Sepulchral Primordial, Diluvian Primordial, Sphinx Ambassador, Compulsive Research, Thirst for Knowledge, Sultai Ascendancy, Dance of the Dead, Necromancy, Shadowborn Demon, Compulsion, Frantic Search, Forbidden Alchemy, Cyclonic Rift, Alchemist's Refuge, and Progenitor Mimic. Some of those aren't the cheapest things in the word, although I did try to exclude things that I think are a bit pricey. I guess it depends on your budget though. I have also had a lot of success with Worm Harvest.

JaceTheSwagSculptor on Korlash, Heir to the Castle in the Swamp

4 months ago

I run a voltron deck as well and here is what I have learned from this play style:

  1. Run a only the best utility creatures you have access to. Obviously this is subjective, but things that do nothing for Korlash like Butcher Ghoul (among other cards) should not be in the deck. An example of a good utility creature for Korlash would be something like Shadowborn Demon, Steel Hellkite, Soul of New Phyrexia.

  2. Run very few planeswalkers. Planeswalkers very quickly become liabilities for voltron strategies as you should be swinging every turn. Thus you should only be running pw's that are amazing for your strategy. I believe the best pw's you have access to are Ob Nixilis Reignited and Liliana Vess.

  3. Choose artifacts or equipments to suit up your commander. Black does not have access to great enchantments so this makes the choice easy. You want things to make Korlash indestructible, hexproof, and hit for more damage. Some things you will want in addition to what you have are pretty much every sword you can get your hands on (I.e. Sword of Fire and Ice, Sword of War and Peace, etc.), Batterskull, Darksteel Plate, and Lightning Greaves.

  4. Keep your curve low. This is especially crucial when it comes to kill spells and board wipes as you want to do more each turn than just answer your opponent's cards. Things like Tidy Conclusion should not be in the deck, instead you should be looking for cards that have multiple applications or are low cmc like Hero's Downfall, Ruinous Path, Slaughter Pact, or Snuff Out.

  5. Finally once you have the Korlash equipped and ready to start beating face, you need to make sure your opponents don't mess with your game plan. This entails running some lockdown cards. The choice of how mean you are with them is up to you, but they are pretty necessary nonetheless. An example of a mean lockdown would be Contamination + Reassembling Skeleton, while a not so mean one would be something with a Pox-like effect or Night of Souls' Betrayal.

  6. Run an alternate win-con. Occasionally throwing your commander at players will not be enough to get the job done and in these situations you want to have a back-up plan. My suggestion would be Exsanguinate/Profane Command combined with something like Cabal Coffers and Deserted Temple.

  7. Run as many decent tutors as your budget allows for. This one is kind of self explanatory. You have access to the best cards wizards has printed in this format, use them. Tutors you want to use are the low cmc ones like Demonic Tutor, Dark Petition, Cruel Tutor, Vampiric Tutor, and Diabolic Tutor.

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