Shirei, Shizo's Caretaker


Format Legality
Pre-release Legal
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Penny Dreadful Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Betrayers of Kamigawa (BOK) Rare

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Shirei, Shizo's Caretaker

Legendary Creature — Spirit

Whenever a creature with power 1 or less is put into your graveyard from play, you may return that card to play under your control at end of turn if Shirei, Shizo's Caretaker is still in play.

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Shirei, Shizo's Caretaker Discussion

Verywhite91 on Sek'kuar Deathkeeper Sacrifice Engine

6 days ago

MRDOOM3 I like some of these suggestions.
I already have Bloodbond March and Thrumming Stone, but I really like Reaper from the Abyss and Xathrid Necromancer.
Shirei, Shizo's Caretaker was already a card that I was going to add. (Built this deck a couple days ago and is in my TCG cart already).The other concern that I have is card draw. I was thinking Smothering Abomination over Archdemon of Unx just for the card draw. Was going to add some tutors like Demonic Tutor for more reliant combo potential.

If you have any suggestions on good utility land cards too, that would be greatly appreciated!

MRDOOM3 on Sek'kuar Deathkeeper Sacrifice Engine

6 days ago

Extractor Demon and Reaper from the Abyss are nice Demons I was surprised to not find in here.

Ob Nixilis, Unshackled synergizes well with repeated Shadowborn saccing and discourages tutor/fetchland usage from opponents.

Bloodbond March is a nice way to get some recursion, although you should definitely watch out for grouphug effects (although, it shouldn't be much of a problem in EDH, unless it's a Relentless Rats deck or another Shadowborn Apostle deck). Shirei, Shizo's Caretaker works as well, although he isn't a demon.

Archdemon of Unx, Xathrid Necromancer, and Rotlung Reanimator are nice ways to get some extra value from your Shadowborn saccing.

Thrumming Stone can also be used to pump out more Shadowborn Apostles in one turn.

Philoctetes on Toshiro Umezawa Control

1 month ago

Hey nice deck! I love Toshi, Ive been debating turning my Skithiryx, the Blight Dragon deck into either him or Shirei, Shizo's Caretaker.

Well thought out build, but one thing I notice is a lack of colorless sources to activate Mirrorpool. By my count, you basically need Ifnir Deadlands or Arcane Lighthouse in play to activate it. You may want to reconsider the mana base to support it more!

untraceablez on M'lady Meren

1 month ago

I suggest adding Shirei, Shizo's Caretaker as it enables a return loop on 14 different creatures in the deck, and can create a pretty good combo with Apprentice Necromancer.

Adamaro on Vhati EDH

2 months ago

Thanks a ton brother1 for taking the time read and upvote my decklist. Shirei, Shizo's Caretaker is a unique way to keep things around huh? I'm going to give it more thought. I shouldn't be so narrow minded about suggestions.

brother1 on Vhati EDH

2 months ago

I second Cybersix's Shirei, Shizo's Caretaker suggestion. Also, Illusionist's Bracers is another way to get more mileage out of Vhati's ability. I really, really like the idea of this guy as a commander - upvote from me!

guardianhunter19 on

2 months ago


First off I want to say that I greatly appreciate the time you took to make such an in-depth comment and make suggestions; so thank you!

Im glad to hear that you like the concept, it's been difficult to decide how to try and make Ms. Elenda, the Dusk Rose since she seems so non-commander focused with that death clause. But regardless...

Thank you for the heads up on those cards (Debtors' Knell, Reya Dawnbringer ect.) It's nice to get info before getting the cards and from someone who's used them, especially if they don't seem to pull their weight. And the catch for Shirei, Shizo's Caretaker, you're totally right, i didnt even think about that.

I'm going to add most of what you suggested to the deck list, (some of these cards I've never even seen) since they all look really good.

Thank you again!

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