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Shireioush Businesh. (Shirei, Shizo's Caretaker)


I needed to build a deck. A powerful deck. A deck not to be trifled with. A deck that meant business. Shireioush Businesh.

This deck needs Shirei to be up and alive. Constantly sacrifice and revive your creatures. You won't be killing anyone quickly, but you will have no issue keeping folk in check and plinking their health totals down.

Super fun to play and super annoying to play against. My favorite <3


BossLeiser says...


This deck is built extremely intelligently. I love it. Awesome job.

July 15, 2012 3:09 a.m.

Chaosfission says...


I love Bitter Ordeal and am really glad to see a deck that could wreck people with it. Overall looks like a well planned deck.

July 15, 2012 6:11 a.m.

commonhumans says...


Thanks for the comments guys. I appreciate it it. Bitter Ordeal just had to go in, if there was any deck it was going to work well in, its this one.

I'm always open to suggestions if anyone else has any!

July 15, 2012 11:36 a.m.

Ohthenoises says...


With all of the killing and discard have you considered Sangromancer as a way to stay in the game longer? Also, have you considered Phyrexian Altar ? Finally, there is Mikaeus, the Unhallowed . (combos with Triskelion for infinite damage.

July 15, 2012 12:51 p.m.

commonhumans says...


Mikaeus, the Unhallowed wont work because if hes on the board all my creatures will be to big and my recursion engine wont start. blah.

Phyrexian Altar is a good call, I almost put it in... but card:Ashnod's Altar won out the fight. (Basically because I already had one and because I get mana faster with it)

Sangromancer I'm going to have to consider this one! Its pretty great. I will see if I can find room for her. Much thanks.

July 15, 2012 1:15 p.m.

Ohthenoises says...


There are ways to cancel it out, most notably Heartless Summoning but i see your point.

Glad i could help on the Sangromancer .

July 15, 2012 4:09 p.m.

SpammyV says...


If you've got some reliable life gain going on, consider Phyrexian Reclamation in the place of Haunted Crossroads so you don't have to wait to get creatures back?

July 15, 2012 7:26 p.m.

commonhumans says...


I do have that card as well! It's worth a sideboard at least, I'll give it a go.

July 16, 2012 9:57 p.m.

zandl says...


Shirei + Heartless Summoning = Combo-y goodness.

July 16, 2012 10:04 p.m.

commonhumans says...


I dunno, I'm not so crazy about Heartless Summoning , I have plenty of sac outlets with out it. I'm not trying to have all my dudes die as soon as I play them. It's gonna leave me wide open. I would much rather have a blocker to block/sac than to be wide open...

July 20, 2012 2:41 a.m.

Dritz says...


With your amazingly high number of 1/1s perhaps Sword of the Meek could lead to some potential combos if you find a reason to sacrifice the sword beyond Infernal Tribute and Reprocess .

Kudos on yet another cool name, nice stuff!

July 24, 2012 10:15 p.m.

sigh166 says...


That is a disgusting infinite combo with Bottle Gnomes and the Blood Artist . I love it.

July 26, 2012 12:45 a.m.

commonhumans says...


Well its not really infinite... but it works pretty good! Thanks!

July 26, 2012 1:14 a.m.

DRDONUTZ says...


Altar of Dementia + shirei + any 1 power or less creature= win

July 28, 2012 10:49 a.m.

DRDONUTZ says...


Also you might want to add Viscera Seer

July 28, 2012 8:04 p.m.

commonhumans says...


Ah! Thank you kind sir. Viscera Seer was on the list and got the choped so some other creature could exist... But thank you.

Also your user name reminds me of Dr. Andonuts from Earthbound. Awesome.

July 28, 2012 8:17 p.m.

DRDONUTZ says...


Gotta love Earthbound.

July 29, 2012 11:10 a.m.

charsula says...


Deck is cool and looks awesome wish i was this good at EDH deck building :<

August 1, 2012 12:14 a.m.

commonhumans says...


Thanks yo! It not hard to build a deck man. You can find any card you need to do anything... just use the MTG Gatherer page. Thats what I used to build this!

August 2, 2012 8:41 p.m.

saints4774 says...


A deck that uses Chimney Imp to about as full of potential as it will ever have. You are a true genius. I'm not sure if there is a greater feat in life.

February 9, 2013 9:45 p.m.

cwizard says...


Meekstone !!

November 15, 2013 7:29 p.m.

TehRazorBack says...


May I recommend Solemn Simulacrum from my own experience with my Shirei deck. Even though it's 2 power, it's still great when you run things like Myr Retriever , or Plagued Rusalka and Phyrexian Plaguelord to lower it's power. Junk Diver is another good Artifact retreiver to get him back too.

I also cannot recommend Harvester of Souls enough, the card draw is insane.

Altar of Dementia is a card I have never heard of before, but it looks great as an infinite sac outlet. Shall maybe consider for my deck :)

January 9, 2014 11:20 p.m.

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Sets Magic 2013, Planechase 2012 Edition, Avacyn Restored , Dark Ascension, Innistrad, 2012 Core Set , MTG: Commander, Mirrodin Besieged, Scars of Mirrodin, 2011 Core Set, Archenemy, Duel Decks: Garruk vs. Liliana, Rise of the Eldrazi, Worldwake, Zendikar, Planechase, Shadowmoor, Lorwyn, Tenth Edition, Future Sight, Planar Chaos, Time Spiral, Time Spiral "Timeshifted", Coldsnap, Guildpact, Ravnica: City of Guilds, Ninth Edition, Saviors of Kamigawa, Betrayers of Kamigawa, Darksteel, Mirrodin, Eighth Edition, Scourge, Judgment, Odyssey, Seventh Edition, Planeshift, Mercadian Masques, Classic Sixth Edition, Urza's Saga, Stronghold, Tempest, Weatherlight, Revised Edition
Cards 99
Avg. CMC 3.25
Top rank #22 on 2012-07-11

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