Ambuscade Shaman


Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Penny Dreadful Legal
Custom Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
Frontier Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Dragons of Tarkir (DTK) Uncommon

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Ambuscade Shaman

Creature — Orc Shaman

Whenever Ambuscade Shaman or another creature enters the battlefield under your control, that creature gets +2/+2 until end of turn.

Dash (You may cast this spell for its dash cost. If you do, it gains haste, and it's returned from the battlefield to its owner's hand at the beginning of the next end step.)

Ambuscade Shaman Discussion

ThoAlmighty on The Shamans of Jund

7 months ago

@shwanerz88: The wastes are placeholders until I make my cuts and figure out what distribution of basics I want. I think you're right that 37 lands is too many, does 36 seem right?

@ZendikariWol: Anowon is a good card that just also happens to be a shaman. Given that I will (likely) have Graveborn to sacrifice, or get graveborn from sacrificing my other creatures, he isn't very harmful. He also strikes the right balance of strength, without being oppressive and unfun like Grave Pact . Fauna Shaman and the Lich are in the same boat, I don't do much with my graveyard but they're good cards. Card selection and tutoring with a relevant creature type is nice. I think I want to hold onto the creature-only mana producers because I currently have a high creature count and need the fixing. If I end up going down to <35 creatures I'll probably drop most of them. Stoneshaker Shaman is a card that makes my opponent's interaction harder without really hindering mine. There isn't a whole lot of combo at my LGS so I'm not too worried about other people slipping dangerous things past the control players. Mazirek is there because there is an aristocrat subtheme because of Sek'Kuar. He's a shaman who pumps my other dudes.

I've cut the rest though, thank you for your suggestions! Making Graveborns into temporary 6/4's or 5/3's sounded nice, but I agree that Primal Forcemage and Ambuscade Shaman are too narrow.

ZendikariWol on The Shamans of Jund

7 months ago

Suggested cuts:

Ambuscade Shaman and Primal Forcemage : only works with hasty creatures.

Anowon, the Ruin Sage : slow and introduces a different tribal theme- feels out of place, especially to vorthos weirdos like me. Can't have a vampire card in a shaman deck, man!

Beastcaller Savant , Bloodline Shaman , Shaman of Forgotten Ways , and more or less all of your planeswalkers: dependent on the number of creatures in your deck and even without the cut cards has a <50% chance to draw you a card.

Dragon's Herald and Hellkite Overlord seems like an odd package.

Fauna Shaman and Underrealm Lich : you have no reason to stock your graveyard and very few things that get things back from the graveyard.

Mazirek, Kraul Death Priest - also Door of Destinies : so many people put him in aristocrat decks, it confuses me! Do you want your creatures to die or not??

Mindclaw Shaman : for you to get any real value out of him, you need to be casting an instant or sorcery that costs at least 4 mana. Decide depending on your meta whether that's consistently feasible.

Stoneshaker Shaman : how much instant interaction is there in your meta? If the answer is less than ALL OF IT, this card is bad.

Reach of Branches feels like bulk here. This card belongs in an Azusa, Lost but Seeking deck.

elgosu1337 on Tana and Ravos: ETB

1 year ago

I like what you're going for here! If you're trying to use Panharmonicon to pump your tokens, you can consider Ogre Battledriver, In the Web of War, Boltwing Marauder, Primal Forcemage, Ambuscade Shaman, Valor in Akros, and Goldnight Commander. Chancellor of the Forge can quadruple the size of your army if you have Panharmonicon in play. Feldon of the Third Path can bring back dead creatures as hasty tokens, so you get double with Parallel Lives in play.

You can check out my token ETB deck for more ideas!

VesuvanDoppelbanger on Sek'Kuar Deathkeeper | Jund Aristocrats

1 year ago

Awesome build. Sek'Kuar has been a pet project of mine for a while now, and it ages like fine wine. Have you considered Ambuscade Shaman and Primal Forcemage?

Love seeing Sek getting love!

pinkhottoad on Sek'kuar Shaman Tribal

1 year ago

Ambuscade Shaman would be a nice inclusion, too.

Regoober on That Mardoo That You Do (Alesha)

1 year ago

Very cool! Much Budget (Which I like).

I feel like the next step is to get certain creatures into your graveyard. You've got all the discard outlets I like (Cathardic Reunion, Key to the City, Etc.). One I'd consider, but may be a little too late-game with your ramp is Grimoire of the Dead. You've got some great sac outlets, too. Goblin Bombardment might be a good add. With your ETB triggers, Panharmonicon seems good.

If you like Ambuscade Shaman, there's Ogre Battledriver, too.

Replacing Valor in Akros with Cathars' Crusade was the best thing I ever did in my creature deck(s).

I really like your assortment. I think Key to the City, Sol Ring, Skullclamp and Reconnaissance are all must-includes. I would cut the 2 Archetypes and Crovax as they are the weakest targets for recursion. Costly Plunder is probably next (Skullclamp just does so much more work!). Mardu War Reaper is "meh," but I could see it holding value as a sideboard (Agent of Erebos does it so much better).

Temple of Silence, Temple of Triumph, and Temple of Malice are budget duals that have a better effect than the life gain ones. Just a thought.

If you end up sinking in some money, definitely Entomb.

Very cool. Great usages of Ebonblade Reaper, by the way!

elgosu1337 on Inalla meets Roon

1 year ago

Hi Crivaro, have you considered Duplicant, Phyrexian Ingester, or Noxious Gearhulk for removal? Sepulchral Primordial, Diluvian Primordial, and Molten Primordial also gain lots of value when copied and with Naban or Panharmonicon. Flamerush Rider can copy your other stuff for even more ETBs, and Worldgorger Dragon can flicker your entire board twice a turn (or as many times as you want with Ashnod's Altar).

TheRedGoat I built an Inalla deck focused on cards like Ogre Battledriver and Ambuscade Shaman. You can check out the link below.

Inalla, Aggromage Ritualist

Commander / EDH* elgosu1337


elgosu1337 on Advertise your COMMANDER deck!

1 year ago

Writing one up for you skyburial.

Wizards now have their aggro potential unlocked thanks to Inalla, Archmage Ritualist and Naban, Dean of Iteration.

Inalla, Aggromage Ritualist

Commander / EDH* elgosu1337


Inalla, Archmage Ritualist makes more Wizards and Naban, Dean of Iteration pumps them with Ambuscade Shaman, Boltwing Marauder, Ogre Battledriver, and In the Web of War, and then deals damage with Warstorm Surge.

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