Deathrite Shaman

Deathrite Shaman

Creature — Elf Shaman

: Exile target land from a graveyard. Gain one mana of any colour.

, : Exile target instant or sorcery card from a graveyard. Each opponent loses 2 life.

, : Exile target creature card from a graveyard. You gain 2 life.

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Deathrite Shaman Discussion

jaymc1130 on Good Cards That You Just …

1 month ago

Grubbernaut Best bet against Gitrog is generally exile effects and standard graveyard hate. Your Deathrite Shamans, Rest in Peaces, or even just an Endurance in a pinch. If you can exile the Eldrazi Shufflers the combo dies an agonizing death and they have to resort to creature beats.

juanchite86 on Aggressive Shamans

2 months ago

Thanks for your comment mindset905

I know! I just added Deathrite Shaman there in case that if it ever gets unbanned (not happening) this deck needs 4 of immediately :)

Metroid_Hybrid on Lurrus ban!

2 months ago

I've mentioned this in the past, but I noticed that there is a fairly consistent litmus test for if a card is going to get the ax in Modern. It's not the only one, but it's a consistent one...

If a card becomes so ubiquitous across the format that even Burn players start running it, then it is not long before the banhammer comes.. This was the case with Deathrite Shaman, Treasure Cruise, and now Lurrus of the Dream-Den..

I'm just glad I didn't invest in any myself..

legendofa on my list of cards i …

2 months ago

I have a grudge against that stupid monkey for a couple of reasons. First, my win record against a turn 1/2 monkey is approximately 0%. I know I just need to adapt, but I still have a visceral reaction to that stupid grinning face and its stupid sunglasses. Second, I believe it's on a very similar power level to Deathrite Shaman, my favorite card that I can't use in Modern. Between my failure to beat it, the art (nothing against Simon Dominic, it's very well executed), and its ubiquity, it currently holds my #1 hate spot by a wide margin.

DragonWolf420 on Coming to terms with the …

3 months ago

Bedeck / Bedazzle: i'm assuming by PW you mean planeswalker. people can "say" that, but i'd say they're comparing apples to oranges. btw i'm not saying that ragavan is bad, i'm just saying it's not Deathrite Shaman level. Deathrite Shaman is also banned in legacy. not sure why you wouldn't run delver in a delver deck just because ragavan is also in it. that makes no sense. you can run both.

DragonWolf420 on Coming to terms with the …

3 months ago

Deathrite Shaman is mainboard grave hate that also provides multiple other beneficial effects while having a hybrid cost in the 2 best colors for midrange decks. ragavan is a 2/1 in red that must be unblocked to do anything. i think it's pretty clear why one is banned and the other is not.

legendofa on Coming to terms with the …

3 months ago

I've been struggling with Modern for a while now. COVID obviously didn't help anything, and I don't have an active playgroup right now. But what really hurts is the year I decided to take off after War of the Spark. I was just going to step away, focus on my job and moving my life forward, and refocus.

That worked well for my personal life. It destroyed my Modern life.

I was never a full tournament Spike, but Dredge and 8-Rack treated me well, and I could break out a brew and win a game or two with that. I was feeling pretty good when I started my break. That break meant I was gone for:

Hogaak Delve

The Throne of Eldraine power spike

Uro and the explosion

The Companion debacle (Vintage bans!)

4-color decks with Blood Moon and free mana for all

I know that most of the serious problem cards have been banned, but the Modern I came back to looked nothing like what I remembered. My pet decks, solid just 12 months before, had fallen out of the meta. I didn't recognize half the decks. And I have not yet regained my earlier level of confidence.

I'm sure this is all old news, well trodden and analyzed, and everyone's given their opinions. I also know that formats change over time (over time doesn't mean one year for a nonrotating format!). But I'm feeling right now like I'm out of the club, and I can't get back in without basically starting from scratch, and spending time and money I wouldn't have imagined three years ago. I'm not really looking for advice, although I'll happily take any you offer. I just need to blow off some steam. And if I've already put up something like this, I apologize.

And could somebody please tell me why Deathrite Shaman is still banned while that stupid monkey gets free reign?

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