Shirei, Shizo's Caretaker


Format Legality
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern 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

Madcookie on Vhati il-dal and Shirei shizo's ...

1 month ago

It should work as you expect it to be and the card will be returned to play regardless of its printed power as long as Shirei, Shizo's Caretaker is still in play at the end of turn.

Rules 2/1/2005: Shirei's ability only triggers if the creature's power immediately before leaving the battlefield is 1 or less.

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Neotrup on Vhati il-dal and Shirei shizo's ...

1 month ago

Yes, as long as when the creature dies it has power 1 or less Shirei, Shizo's Caretaker will trigger. Keep in mind if something else is raising it's power, such as a +1/+1 counter, Vhati il-Dal will not be enough to satisfy that condition, but as long as you're not boosting power it will work.

Will361405 on Vhati il-dal and Shirei shizo's ...

1 month ago

Hello, I was thinking about building a commander deck around Vhati il-Dal and having Shirei, Shizo's Caretaker in there and was wondering if I changed one of my creatures power with vhati would it come back with shirei? Thank you.

beowolf11 on Get off my Land (and yours)

2 months ago

Hey legit deck! here's some cards that might be cool withLiving Plane

Gruesome Slaughter might be cool but on the pricey side at 6 cmc, but describes what's going on well. Maybe Juntu StakesReverenceShirei, Shizo's CaretakerMyr Superion too

seshiro_of_the_orochi on The Very Wicked Witch ($3 and it actually works)

3 months ago

This looks fun. How about Shirei, Shizo's Caretaker? He is a little expensive manawise, but can recurr a lot here.

Verywhite91 on

4 months 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!


4 months 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.

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