Shaman of Forgotten Ways

Legality

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

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Set Rarity
Dragons of Tarkir (DTK) Mythic Rare

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Shaman of Forgotten Ways

Creature — Human Shaman

: Add two mana in any combination of colours to your mana pool. Spend this mana only to cast creature spells.

Formidable, : Each player's life total becomes the number of creatures he or she controls. Activate this ability only if creature you control have total power 8 or greater.

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Shaman of Forgotten Ways Discussion

TailoredBacon on Dracarys: The Ur-Dragon Commander

6 days ago

Mirari's Wake is bonkers good in any deck that runs green and white, and in my ur-dragon deck it has done work. For creature-based ramp, I recommend Sylvan Caryatid, Birds of Paradise, Shaman of Forgotten Ways, and Selvala, Heart of the Wilds. Caryatid and Birds are good early-game ramp pieces, Shaman adds two mana in any color and has a potentially game-ending formidable ability, and Selvala is just straight power as an insane mana dork and a draw engine. Deathrite Shaman is good because you have fetch lands, but I wouldn't recommend it unless other people in your meta run them or if you end up getting all 10 of them. Nature's Lore is more just good ramp, and the lands can come in untapped. Teneb, the Harvester is also good graveyard recursion. Carpet of Flowers is a good card for ramp if your meta runs decks with blue.Aura Shards is really good artifact and enchantment hate. Kindred Boon is a good way of protecting your creatures for pretty cheap. I don't know how you personally feel about land destruction, but if you aren't against it Numot, the Devastator is good at denying your opponents resources if you're a no remorse kind of player. Wasitora, Nekoru Queen is a personal favorite of mine because it costs effectively four mana for a 5/4 flying trampler that can force your opponent to sacrifice their good creatures. Dragonlord Ojutai is a personal favorite of mine because it has protection when it's untapped and lets you filter the top of your deck when it does damage. Sunscorch Regent and Dragonlord Atarka are solid beaters because the regent gets bigger as people play spells and atarka can blow up a few smaller creatures or a bigger one when it enters, and it has trample. I would also recommend a Rhystic Study because having more draw power is never a bad thing, and a Reliquary Tower, even though it taps for colorless. This is more of a personal thing and a meta-dependent thing, but I prefer my removal to be able to hit as much as possible, so I run Beast Within, Utter End, Anguished Unmaking, and Return to Dust for targeted removal and Austere Command and Merciless Eviction for board wipe effects. All of these suggestions come from somebody in a pretty competitive meta overall, as well as someone who likes having powerful decks anyway, so all of the aforementioned cards are entirely based on personal preference on how powerful you like to make your decks. If you like having pretty powerful decks but winning isn't super important to you, there's a lot of cards I wouldn't recommend out of this list, but if you like being one of the most powerful decks at the table then have at it. If you want tips for cards to take out, I can recommend that also, but I dont want to seem like I'm trying to completely change your deck for you because it seems like you've also put a lot of time and effort into yours.

Hydrax on Naya Dragonlords

1 week ago

skullz7, I know I'll be testing the new Sarkhan for sure. I did take a good look at the others you listed (as well as the rest of M19) and I don't think any of them are good enough to replace what's already in the main board.

I'd rather have Dromoka or Broodmother in the 6-drop slot than Lathliss, but I can see myself taking 1 out and testing her instead.

Dragon's Hoard doesn't really start paying off until mid to late-game; until then it's just a worse Shaman of Forgotten Ways. Again, I could be wrong so I'll definitely try it.

One card I am excited about is Goreclaw, Terror of Qal Sisma. It's not a dragon but it does make the big guys significantly cheaper. I think I'll take out the Woodland Wanderer and see how this does instead.

greyninja on Animar & friends!

1 month ago

@toffmcsoft me too! upvoted your deck and will try to comment asap

@delusiions totally! In the same fashion; Shrieking Drake+Earthcraft gets around haste for infinite cast triggers. I'd love to see something like that with Vorinclex, Voice of Hunger for infinite mana

@Last_Laugh I've only been able to mtg a handful of times in the past few months, and mostly played newer // less competitive decks I guess. As you and @helldanno mentioned I need to lower the avg cmc with more mana ramp

I own Rattleclaw Mystic, Beastcaller Savant, Shaman of Forgotten Ways, Sylvan Caryatid, and even Spellskite. Plus all of the 1-drop dorks scattered throughout other decks. I'd also be interested in trying to add Regal Behemoth.

I'll mull it all over! I appreciate the help everybody !!!

WhichKing on EDH Landfall OP!

2 months ago

You may want to consider trying out Shaman of Forgotten Ways over Tarmogoyf, its a mana dork and a win-con as well.

ZendikariWol on Pacific Rim Duel Decks: Kaiju

2 months ago

1) glad someone else finally had this idea, though I approached it a little differently.

2) creatures that would be great: Whisperer of the Wilds and Shaman of Forgotten Ways for ramp.

Last_Laugh on Animar, Soul of Memes

2 months ago

The first thing I'm noticing is 30 non creature spells in the deck. With Animar, you want about 15 TOPS (I run 12).

Your Signets, Cultivate etc. should be mana dorks. Anything from Birds of Paradise, Bloom Tender, Somberwald Sage, Shaman of Forgotten Ways, Sylvan Caryatid, or Beastcaller Savant. There's loads more options but this covers some of the best options.

Cloud of Faeries, Peregrine Drake, Great Whale, and Palinchron are all disgusting here.

I'd also suggest more card draw. Consider Primordial Sage, Sylvan Library, Tishana, Voice of Thunder, Glimpse of Nature, and maybe Garruk's Packleader.

I'd suggest finding room for Heroic Intervention for boardwipe protection. Ancestral Statue goes infinite with Animar and enough mana or counters on Animar (return Ancestral Statue to your hand over and over with its' own ETB). Cloudstone Curio, Equilibrium, and/or Temur Sabertooth are all great options for abusing ETB's.

I could continue but I'm just posting a link to my list for ideas. Feedback, upvotes, and ideas are appreciated. Animar, Gaea's Hemorrhoid

WhichKing on Best tap abilities in bant ...

2 months ago

Shaman of Forgotten Ways would be a hilarious wincon.

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