Legendary Creature — Vampire
Shauku, Endbringer can't attack if there's another creature in play.
At the beginning of your upkeep, you lose 3 life.
Tap: Remove target creature from the game and put a +1/+1 counter on Shauku.
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|Commander / EDH||Legal|
Shauku, Endbringer Discussion
2 weeks ago
A few cards that haven’t been mentioned yet, and that are relatively budget: Nine Lives Forbidden Crypt Immortal Coil Nefarious Lich Abyssal Persecutor works as a great insurance policy when it’s in the other side of the battlefield, as well as protecting yourself and stopping the opponent from using “win the game” cards. Soul Echo is pretty nice, it only requires a gift effect. Transcendence is similar, but can’t be cast when you’re above 19 life. Stunning Reversal can help save you if you can’t give one of your self-harm spells to your opponent. It’s also a great way to save yourself. Exquisite Archangel works similarly. Demonic Pact Curse of Vengeance gives you a nice boost when you eliminate a player. Shauku, Endbringer is a slower self-harm, which can be used on your side too. If you want, you can also use a Pacifism effect on it and give it to an opponent.
Duplicity is a great card for more co-op builds.
5 months ago
The Gitrog Monster could work well as the Ofiri prince in the sewers of Oxenfurt from the HoS DLC.
Necrophages are pretty easy to find in Black. I'm thinking of the new art on Carrion Feeder would work well, so would Phyrexian Ghoul. Wraiths of all kind are also pretty easy to find. Frozen Shade from 5th Edition, Chilling Shade, Liliana's Shade and Nightwing Shade all seem like good options.
Higher Vampires are also pretty easy, you can take your pick from tons of options. Maybe you could put in some legendary vampires that could represent Detlaff and Regis? Maybe Baron Sengir and Crovax the Cursed? Shauku, Endbringer looks like an Alp or Bruxa.
You need a horse and a boat! Sleek Schooner looks about right. There are a surprising amount of horses in Black and Green, the best of which are Nightmare, Timbermare and Vine Mare. Roach looks a bit more like Dusk Charger (minus the red eyes).
The Wild Hunt and the White Frost could be represented by a Snow subtheme. A handful of snow basics, Boreal Druid and Rimebound Dead could be a decent start, along with a few more things like Dead of Winter.
I'll give this some more thought later. Hopefully this gave you some ideas you like!
8 months ago
Mairsil, the Pretender- I love this card because it enables combos that normally are not and his effect is just narrow enough without being too restrictive to allow creative deck building. Even makes bad cards like Shauku, Endbringer into pretty awesome cards.
Stuffy Doll- Who doesn't like voodoo dolls? Weird interactions and punishments are my jam. I was tempted to put Manabarbs as another of my 3 but there might be Repercussions if I did that. These cards are all up side :) They also hurt my opponents without actually stopping them from doing their thing.
Vraska the Unseen- Could have put Liliana's Contract, Felidar Sovereign, Mortal Combat or any of those other similar cards. I'm sure you can see what these have in common. For me these serve a few purposes. First closing out the game needs to happen eventually. I enjoy long games where everyone gets to do something but someone has to win too. Second I've shut some people up after they complain about me winning with combo "all the time". These don't require any combo, they just synergize with the deck they are in.
I am very much a combo player but I enjoy weird things that shouldn't happen or happen rarely more than the typical combos that happen all the time. I also enjoy when something isn't a combo but has the same game ending capabilities. I love seeing what someone's deck will do too but don't expect to do it without some form of punishing effect going on.
9 months ago
I really want to see someone use Shauku, Endbringer in Mairsil... that's an amazing activated ability on an otherwise bad card.
1 year ago
This is my kind of deck! I'd suggest to swap Garza's Assassin for Murderous Betrayal since an enchantment is a bit harder to destroy, and all your Swamps for Snow Swamps. This way, Extraplanar Lens doesn't give extra mana to other players that play Swamps (but no Snow Swamps). You could also add Hex Parasite just to pay life, or Vault Skirge for a little flying blocker (with lifelink!), Lashwrithe and/or Nightmare Lash to pay life and buff a creature. Other suggestions: Withering Boon Exsanguinate Pontiff of Blight Shauku, Endbringer Vampire Nighthawk Bond of Agony Killing Wave Phyrexian Reclamation Razaketh, the Foulblooded Strands of Night Boseiju, Who Shelters All Aetherflux Reservoir Torment of Hailfire Phyrexian Processor Well of Lost Dreams
1 year ago
Ryanh12 the AEtherling is indeed the main way of flickering Mairsil. This is probably a last resort though in the case that the other combos cannot be executed. The main cage target for Mairsil is Mirror-Mad Phantasm to put your entire deck into your graveyard and infinite combo from there.
I used to be running a less combo and more value Mairsil deck if you are interested. It ran creatures like Torchling for additional protection for Mairsil. As well, Shauku, Endbringer was an excellent piece of removal. Additional untappers helped me gain additional value. I thought Soliton and Horseshoe Crab were neat and still have both in foil! Attaining a lock with AEtherling and Nevinyrral's Disk was also quite satisfying.
1 year ago
Is it wrong that I want to make Shauku, Endbringer work here? I started during Mirage and I have a soft spot for this card, it was my first rare. I think this and maybe Mairsil, the Pretender (bwahaha) are the only decks that could actually utilize this long forgotten vamp.
1 year ago
Fernah14, thank you for the comment! I have added quite a bit of removal in the deck to take care of pesky creatures and other problematic spells. One way I have taken care of the removal is with Minion of Leshrac or Avatar of Woe . Both of which allow me to take care of creatures specifically, however if I had some untap shenanigans or Quicksilver Elemental effects to let me activate abilities more than once a turn each turn I have the potential to kill everything or even exile everything with Shauku, Endbringer . If I pair the creature destruction abilities with Eater of the Dead I get to exile every creature from every graveyard while also untapping Mairsil. As far as mass removal is concered I have the Nevinyrral's Disk and Amaranthine Wall combo to make him indestructable in response to me activating the disk. I also have added Evacuation paired with Mirage Mirror to turn Mairsil into a land in repsonse to casting Evacuation basically resulting in Cyclonic Rift . If you have any recommendations for removal please feel free to leave them in a comment. Thank you again!