Shifting Shadow

Shifting Shadow

Enchantment — Aura

Enchant creature Enchanted creature has haste and "At the beginning of your upkeep, destroy this creature. Reveal cards from the top of your library until you reveal a creature card. Put that card onto the battlefield and attach Shifting Shadow to it, then put all other cards revealed this way on the bottom of your library in a random order.

Browse Alters View at Gatherer


Have (2) orzhov_is_relatively_okay819 , metalmagic
Want (0)

Printings View all

Set Rarity
Commander 2017 (C17) Rare

Combos Browse all


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

Shifting Shadow occurrence in decks from the last year

Commander / EDH:

All decks: 0.0%

Shifting Shadow Discussion

Cmi1103 on Marchesa, Karate Chop Surprise!

1 month ago

Marchesa is amazing! She makes your board state so hard to deal with it's great! This is my version of her:Life After Death, and Death After Life Perhaps slightly more focused on the recursion and ETB effects. But love some straight up aggro! You might consider Shifting Shadow, which can help cheat out more creatures as long as you are able to get counters on them to bring them back with Marchesa. Also Treasonous Ogre can be a good way to manage your life total to keep off the throne for the dethrone ability while adding mana to help get out more creatures for you!

Crow-Umbra on Aleshé

1 month ago

Hi there, I saw your deck on /r/EDH, and thought I'd offer some pieces of feedback, as I've been brewing and playing Alesha a lot these past few months.

Personally, I'd suggest removing both Grenzo and Chainer, as they aren't super consistent, and their abilities can compete with Alesha's activated ability. If you want repeatable discard, I'd suggest Perpetual Timepiece and/or Sands of Delirium. Perpetual Timepiece can also be an insurance piece against graveyard hate. Also, you may want to replace Ashnod's Altar with Altar of Dementia, since you can either self-mill or ping opponents.

In a similar vein as the suggestions for Grenzo and Chainer, check out Twilight Prophet as a potential replacement for Mentor of the Meek. Mentor's activation may compete with Alesha in early turns.

Also, I'd suggest Smothering Tithe over Greed, since opponents usually don't pay the Tithe cost in earlier turns. Similarly, Curse of Opulence can help you ramp and shift a target to someone else's back.

Shifting Shadow can help filter through your deck and also fill up your graveyard

If you want other creatures like Master of Cruelties, check out Virtus the Veiled, Graveblade Marauder, Stigma Lasher, Raving Dead

You may want to consider replacing Elenda with something like Noosegraf Mob or Chittering Witch. Elenda may get hated out before she gets big enough for a decent pay off. Noosegraf Mob will "punish" opponents for just playing as they normally would, and can be recurred, and Chittering Witch will always ETB with at most 3 tokens (or however big your games usually are). Chittering Witch also has a sac outlet that can be used for removal, but does compete with Alesha.

If you'd like, check out my Alesha deck Awkward Eye Contact with Death. My build is a bit more of combo/go wide with evasive creatures if combo fails or isn't online yet. I run stuff like Impact Tremors and Syr Konrad, the Grim, to get group-slug damage off of ETBs and LTBs. In my description, I also have some links to other Alesha decks I used as primers, and there is some good feedback in my archived comments.

RambIe on Best way to cast Ulamog, ...

2 months ago

almost forgot

Shifting Shadow works just as good and sticks because Ulamog, the Infinite Gyre is indestructible

not as good but Purphoros, Bronze-Blooded, Ilharg, the Raze-Boar, Sneak Attack other good ways to temp out fatty's

king-saproling on Awkward Eye Contact with Death

2 months ago

Looks good! You might like these: Herald of Leshrac, Rotting Rats, Palace Jailer (this one is neat because you can sack and reanimate him to exile multiple creatures. opps won't get their creatures back unless they become monarch. he also replaces himself with the monarch draw which is nice), Dark-Dweller Oracle, Mangara of Corondor (activate the ability, then sack Mangara while the ability is on the stack. it will resolve but Mangara will not be exiled), Skullclamp, Pitiless Plunderer, Grim Haruspex, Shifting Shadow, Fanatical Devotion, Bishop of Rebirth, Custodi Soulcaller, Stingscourger, Crackling Doom, Siege-Gang Commander, Bounty Agent

sub780lime on Bosh, Iron Golem - ArtiSMASH!

3 months ago

Gate to the AEther creates some amazing shenanigans. So far, I've resisted putting it in, mainly because I need to pick the card up, and, I struggle with what to pull out of the deck in its place. Ugin's Nexus is a possible target, but that's a card I actually want to sling, so I would be removing a fling target for a non-fling target. I already feel like I have too many of those. I will give this more thought, but hit me up on possible swap targets.

Indomitable Creativity, man do I wish this was an instant. I don't know if I have enough deck stacking to work here, but synergy with Myr Retriever, as you said, is good.

I hadn't even considered Lukka, Coppercoat Outcast and his middle minus ability is looking really attractive.

Wouldn't it be great if Shifting Shadow was an equipment so you weren't compelled to find a target for it, one you may not want to lose or can't yet fling.

Lokotor on Marchesa, The Black Rose - Primer

3 months ago

jeannieboef I think Treasure Keeper is a bit too much of a wild card for me, but it's definitely something you could play around with.

At CMC4 it's also a bit costly for my purposes, but I do like cards like Shifting Shadow and similar effects as a means to generate advantage. The benefit of shifting shadow however is that you can hit any CMC and that it only hits creatures, which is usually what you'll want anyway.

If you want to run it I would probably replace Imperial Recruiter (for budget purposes) or Watcher for Tomorrow since they have the most similar effects.

Load more