Shepherd of Rot

Shepherd of Rot

Creature — Zombie Cleric

Tap: Each player loses 1 life for each Zombie on the battlefield.

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Set Rarity
Planechase (HOP) Common
Onslaught (ONS) Common

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Format Legality
Oathbreaker Legal
Legacy Legal
Unformat Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Noble Legal
Pauper EDH Legal
Pauper Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Penny Dreadful Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Highlander Legal
Leviathan Legal
2019-10-04 Legal
Vintage Legal
Casual Legal

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Shepherd of Rot Discussion

Prospekt on Sultai Self-Mill

3 months ago

Okay so here's a bunch of suggestions that fit Gyruda's requirement and then some things to then take out.

Put in: Arcane Signet, Wake the Dead, Gravespawn Sovereign, Embalmer's Tools, Sakura-Tribe Elder, Disciple of Bolas, Forgotten Creation, Notion Thief, Oversold Cemetery, Skull Prophet, Clever Impersonator, Garruk Relentless  Flip, The Cauldron of Eternity, Sire of Stagnation, and Razaketh, the Foulblooded. The cards in your maybeboard seem good too.

Take out: Cranial Archive, Enhanced Surveillance, Devious Cover-Up, Gather the Pack, Migratory Greathorn, Polukranos, Unchained, Shepherd of Rot, Vengeful Dead, Void Beckoner, and all petitioners.

In terms of land, there are a lot of cheap options to include that will make a three color deck a lot better: Choked Estuary, Sunken Hollow, Botanical Sanctum, Blooming Marsh, Fetid Pools, Hissing Quagmire, Drowned Catacomb, Hinterland Harbor, Woodland Cemetery, Bad River, Ash Barrens, Dakmor Salvage, Exotic Orchard, Witch's Cottage, and stuff like that. Replace the guildgates and bounce lands and a few basics with those if you can.

And lastly if you want to run the petitioners then you should put more of them in, otherwise having just 8 won't do a whole lot for you most of the time other than for fun.

Astranoth on

5 months ago

bradtheimpaler13 I've tested them in the past and while they are both useful, their abilities become a bit winmore. Death Baron does buff our zombies and would be included in any traditional Zombie EDH, but with Josu in the Command Zone, the deathtouch does not come into effect as often as you would think. Josu himself as well as his tokens all have menace, and in metas that do not focus on creature heavy decks your creatures will plow through regardless. I have often been in favor of running Obelisk of Urd in place of him, as +2/+2 can go a long way.

As for Shepherd of Rot, unfortunately he harms the table rather than opponents, and when you have as many zombies as Josu can make, that damage will add up. I have added Ayara, First of Locthwain in place as she will actually gain us life and can be used as a source of card draw AND a sac outlet.

bradtheimpaler13 on

5 months ago

awesome!! Maybe Shepherd of Rot or Death Baron??

McToters on Tresserhorn Zombie Absurdity ($60 Budget)

6 months ago

Nice brew! Ever thought of Gempalm Polluter? Can win games with the cycling effect. It's one of my favorite ways to win in my zombie deck. How about Lava Zombie? lol I don't think it adds anything but it's janky and funny art. Not sure if it was on your list but another personal favorite is Shepherd of Rot. It comes down to personal taste on that one though.

Good Luck +1

McToters on Grimgrin's Endless Ranks of the Dead

8 months ago

Hey, fellow GG player! Sweet build!

I would recommend Josu Vess, Lich Knight expensive but well worth the tokens especially if you have Rooftop Storm or Dream Halls . I run both in my Grimgrin deck.

Also some of my favorites which can work well in your favor with the tokens is Shepherd of Rot , Gray Merchant of Asphodel , and Gempalm Polluter . The Gempalm Kill comes out of nowhere and I’ve won many games that way.

Feel free to give me feedback as well. Always looking to improve! +1 Good Luck

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