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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jamindragons on How to mill an opponent on Turn 6 in Commander

3 days ago

Why not use Shirei, Shizo's Caretaker as your commander? And with Demon of Dark Schemes you can just pay a little mana and energy to get him back onto the field and get all the apostles as well

PookandPie on Mono Coloured Deck Choices

2 weeks ago

That's not a problem, lol.

If you're wanting to do reanimation in mono color, Geth, Lord of the Vault, Sheoldred, Whispering One, Balthor the Defiled, and Shirei, Shizo's Caretaker are your options.

Geth is great at using opponents creatures against them, if you're looking into abilities like Puppeteer Clique. Again, though, hopefully you have a lot of the big mana black staples like Cabal Coffers and the like, because Geth is crazily mana hungry.

Though, if you're not against doing a two color deck versus a mono color (three colors is where things begin to get really expensive), Meren of Clan Nel Toth is great at reanimation strategies. Karador, Ghost Chieftain is most likely the strongest, but his deck would cost much more than Geth or Meren.

That's about all I have to suggest in the realm of reanimation strategies though. Hopefully that helped.

hayairyu on Spirit token combo

4 weeks ago

twistedmage but if I do that Shirei, Shizo's Caretaker won't work.

hayairyu on ZUBRASSS

1 month ago

I've just posted my zubera deck here Zubera death and rebirth

What about adding Shirei, Shizo's Caretaker

JaceTheSwagSculptor on Shadowborn EDH

1 month ago

Essentially I feel that people are getting tired of the deck that I normally play in league, so I figured I'd try something more casual but still has the ability to win. Thus, I intend to build an EDH deck based around abusing Shadowborn Apostle. The two primary commanders I saw are Athreos, God of Passage and Shirei, Shizo's Caretaker.

I want to know which commander is better in your opinion and if you would please provide decklist for reference to a build you believe to be good.


MagicalHacker on Doran's Spring: 'Tis the Season of Big Butts

1 month ago

Dang it, I had a bunch of good suggestions, but I lost it all since it took me so long to write it all out...


The basic gist of what I wrote is that there are cards that care about having power 2 or less (1 or less in the case of Shirei, Shizo's Caretaker) like Mentor of the Meek and Reveillark and cards that care about having toughness 4 or greater like Ulvenwald Observer and Sight of the Scalelords, and that looking for creatures that fit both of those are the best type of creatures to play.

Here are the searches I used to find all the cards I suggested:

Eiti3 on Let's build around Unplayable Commanders; ...

3 months ago

Iizuka the Ruthless + Oathkeeper, Takeno's Daisho + Runed Stalactite + Mountain + Genju of the Spires + Heartstone + Thousand-Year Elixir + Paradox Engine + 4 mana doublers below = Infinite Combo.

And all of these mana doublers will be needed to go infinite: Extraplanar Lens, Gauntlet of Power, Gauntlet of Might, Caged Sun, Mana Flare, and Chaos Moon. Could do a Soulbright Flamekin as well, but I don't know if the math works out.

  • Main Phase 1:
  • Iizuka the Ruthless, Oathkeeper, Takeno's Daisho, Runed Stalactite, an Mountain, Heartstone, Thousand-Year Elixir, and Paradox Engine are all out on board. Genju of the Spires in hand.
    Mountain for (5).
    → Cast Genju of the Spires on the Mountain. Down to (4).
    → In response to casting Genju of the Spires, TRIGGERED abilities layer with timestamps. Paradox Engine being the only one. Paradox Engine untaps all nonland permanents.
    Genju of the Spires resolves.
    → Activate Genju of the Spires's ability animating the enchanted Mountain. Down to (2).
    → Activate Thousand-Year Elixir's ability, the enchanted, animated Mountain spirit. Down to (1).
    the enchanted, animated Mountain spirit for (5). End up with (6).
    → Attach Oathkeeper, Takeno's Daisho and Runed Stalactite to the enchanted, animated Mountain spirit. Down to (2).
    → Sacrifice the enchanted, well-armed, animated Mountain changeling to Iizuka the Ruthless. Down to (0).
    → In in response to the enchanted, well-armed, animated Mountain changeling dying, TRIGGERED abilities layer with timestamps. Oathkeeper, Takeno's Daisho first, then Genju of the Spires. Genju of the Spires resolves first, returning to hand. Then Oathkeeper, Takeno's Daisho resolves returning the precious Mountain back to play .
    Iizuka the Ruthless's activated ability then resolves with all Samurai gaining double strike until end of turn.
    → Repeat.

    Add additional mana doublers to get infinite mana. Add a Valakut, the Molten Pinnacle with 5 other Mountains in play to insta-win. Temple Bell to deck yourself or opponents.

    EDIT: Felt like something was fishy. Figured out that Oathkeeper, Takeno's Daisho checks if it is a Samurai in the graveyard, not when it dies. I'm used to Shirei, Shizo's Caretaker. Apologies. And even a Ashes of the Fallen doesn't fix this. (Oathkeepers second ability checks whether the cards creature type is Samurai, not whether the creature was a Samurai when it left the battlefield.)

    EDIT 2: I did all the work and math for nothing so I'm not going to do it again, but I imagine you could replace Genju of the Spires, Runed Stalactite and the Mountain in the combo with Soulbright Flamekin, Kiki-Jiki, Mirror Breaker, and Ashes of the Fallen to make it work. THAT WOULD BE EPIC.

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