Deathrite Shaman

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Format Legality
1v1 Commander Legal
Block Constructed Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Commander: Rule 0 Legal
Custom Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Highlander Legal
Legacy Legal
Leviathan Legal
Limited Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Pioneer Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Vintage Legal

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.

nbarry223 on why is birthing pod banned

4 days ago

I don't see Deathrite Shaman getting unbanned anytime soon. It's just way too versatile of a card with little investment. If solid fetch hate was ever printed, then I could see it getting unbanned, but until then, I just don't see it.

We'd need something like Karn's Sylex with split second for Deathrite Shaman to see an unban. I think the banlist is pretty fair right now, and everything on it is justified for one reason or another.

The only one that isn't on there for a power reason and could potentially be unbanned (in my opinion) is Sensei's Divining Top, but that card is such a time-waste, that I don't think anyone actually wants it unbanned.

thegoldentoast on elF's in chat

3 weeks ago

magwaaf I don't know what lord you're talking about. I chose not to run llanowar because I'm already running 4 Elvish Mystic and 1 Deathrite Shaman and any more ramp than that would take away from the damage output of the deck and slow it down.

jarncards on StickMan

4 weeks ago

I might run fewer/creatures, since stickfingers will until you reveal x creatures, not just x cards. The fewer you have the higher chance you hit one that destroys the table if you just overload on ramp and reanimates. Rather than these things Crawl from the Cellar,Ghoul's Feast,Gravepurge I'd focus on just reanimating and is easy to get and will probably serve you better. If you really do want it back in your hand Genesis Skullwinder and Eternal Witness do this while attached to a body.

Rather than sending to your hand these will just bring back Diregraf Rebirth, Victimize, Reanimate, Exhume, Unearth, Whisper, Blood Liturgist, Stitch Together,Dread Return.Geth, Lord of the Vault is expensive but can fill your yard as well as revive others. Finale of Devastation revives or tutors, and is a finisher.

Blossoming Wreath,Gnaw to the Bone probably heal less than lifelink, and there's a ton of ways to give lifelink.

Rampant Growth is slightly inferior to Three Visits and Nature's Lore as long as your dual lands have both typesOvergrown Tomb, Bayou, Woodland Chasm, although I'd definitely run all three if there's room. Culling Ritual would be an amazing ramp/wipe card you can use to nuke all tokens and then cast stickfingers. Sakura-Tribe Elder is just rampant growth that works as a blocker for one turn, and it is another creature in your graveyard. Lotus Cobra ramps too, particularly with your other ramp options.

And you'll likey have enough mana to use Decree of Pain, if not, other wipe options are Damnation,Pernicious Deed,Death Cloud,Deathbringer Regent,In Garruk's Wake,Killing Wave,Necromantic Selection,Plague Wind,Reiver Demon,Toxic Deluge. Torment of Hailfire works as a finisher too Endurance is basically the only way you can protect your graveyard that I can think of. I'd probably run Veil of Summer too.

Moodmark Painter gives the +x/+x buff and is on a body Garruk Relentless  Flip flips into Garruk, the Veil-Cursed, but its tricky to make this one work

Since you'll have access to really big creatures these can be nice for draw. Greater Good, Momentous Fall, Return of the Wildspeaker, Garruk, Primal Hunter, Morbid Curiosity, Life's Legacy, Disciple of Bolas, Doom Weaver, Selvala, Heart of the Wilds.

Mesmeric Orb,Stitcher's Supplier would be an amazing graveyard filler.

Zombie Infestation and Wild Mongrel is usefull for dumping creatures out of your hand

I think every single black deck should run Dauthi Voidwalker, and the more grave hate you have the more you could take advantage of Living End/Living Death if you use these as mass reanimates. they are the cheapest.

Life from the Loam and Bala Ged Recovery  Flip would be good helps for mana and options.

As long as you run Filth run Crop Rotation and Urborg, Tomb of Yawgmoth too since it will make every creature you have unblockable.

Deathrite Shaman would benefit from more fetch lands Marsh Flats,Verdant Catacombs,Misty Rainforest would help mana fix as well as throw more lands into your graveyard.

You have a fairly high number of tutors, and a ton of ramp, so i'd consider Panglacial Wurm. It's a card you dont need to waste a draw to get and can be cast instant speed. And its fun to surprise people with it at least once.

SufferFromEDHD on Gangsta's Paradise - Henzie "Toolbox" Torre

1 month ago

High Market and/or Phyrexian Tower more sac effects.

Volrath's Stronghold recursion.

Deathrite Shaman quality mana dork.

Archon of Cruelty and Rune-Scarred Demon are quality etb.

Scythe Specter big effect.

Sneak Attack Henzie #2

I your deck. I'm gonna dig thru my collection and build one of my own.

Andramalech on MBD Zombie

1 month ago

Balaam__ I agree about building towards a goal that is non-traditional:

Building to win is so Spike, and I wanna win like Timmy or Johnny. I personally think this deck is more Johnny because at first glance.. you might miss some of these key interactions!

I.e.: things like how Zombie Infestation makes bodies that can be tossed for Scourge of Nel Toth, and then replenish your hand with Shadow of the Grave.

Boneyard Scourge is a cool card, but admittedly it isn't eternal format legal... that doesn't mean I won't use his happy ass anyways!

As far as "going second" as a precedent, I would think things like Serum Powder could help do a thing.. I even really like the idea of "going second" but having a strong "turn zero" presence to throw off your opponents (things like the Leylines or Chancellors).

Unfortunately, in competitive settings we both know it's gonna be typical "lame"/boring stuff like:

You splashed blue:

Or you splashed white:

Or, my personal favorite, if you splash green, you can have access to all my favorite removal, Graveyard staples, etc.:

And I wouldn't leave feedback about "How to" without covering the obvious ones, or at least some cards that immediately cross my mind for improvements:

There is a piece of my heart that wishes older Zombies had a more dangerous presence for this, like (I think) Lord of the Undead or Undead Warchief. Even a little slot for Soulless One.

Hell, I've even considered taking this theme to an EDH setting due to a video I saw of Jimmy Wong on Game Nights where he uses Asmoranomardicadaistinaculdacar as a psuedo-reanimator type build. With the inclusion of , I would especially love to use Bladewing the Risen or his newest iteration from Dominaria United. Initially, what I remembered wanting was "Zombies and Zombie Dragons".

And if we're mentioning that new set, Defiler of Flesh makes this blow up too. So many great "The Rot of the Horde" feeling cards that feed a sensation of an overwhelming wave of Undead minions!

Things like Abomination of Llanowar in a build would also be fun.

Really enjoyed our discussion about this and I'm really curious to see if/what kinda spin you would put on it!

Andramalech on MBD Zombie

1 month ago

Balaam__ I agree about building towards a goal that is non-traditional:

Building to win is so Spike, and I wanna win like Timmy or Johnny. I personally think this deck is more Johnny because at first glance.. you might miss some of these key interactions!

I.e.: things like how Zombie Infestation makes bodies that can be tossed for Scourge of Nel Toth, and then replenish your hand with Shadow of the Grave.

Boneyard Scourge is a cool card, but admittedly it isn't eternal format legal... that doesn't mean I won't use his happy ass anyways!

SufferFromEDHD on Carthstone

1 month ago

Great Golgari walkers list. This looks fun to pilot.

No Deathrite Shaman?

Deserted Temple and Vesuva to abuse that Karn's Bastion

Sylvan Library and/or Phyrexian Arena for gas.

Holistic Wisdom might be useful.

Luxior, Giada's Gift too.

Masterful on Necronomicon | Teysa Karlov | Primer

2 months ago

Foster_I_Am Since all the way back in quarantine, I've been playing a ton online with a semi-consistent group of friends. Since we have access to all the cards online, everyone fully kits out their decks with fast mana, card draw, tutors, etc. For example, every green deck plays Gaea's Cradle + Crop Rotation and every blue deck plays Rhystic Study and Cyclonic Rift. We also constantly building decks, usually with every game having 2-3 new decks, so I get to test a big sample size of different strategies. I'd agree that my meta is 7.5-8 on average, but that definition varies depending on how you define it. While we do play strong cards, we often hold back in certain areas to make the game more fun for each other. We sometimes play stax cards but never stax decks, don't often play super fast win-combos, and encourage combat and early damage. One way we pull that off is by limiting starting life total to 30. We like how this powers up aggro, which usually isn't a viable strategy, makes games a bit faster, and makes powerful life-paying effects more risky. This means when I play Teysa, Necropotence, Ancient Tomb, and Mana Crypt are weaker for me than in most metas. However, they're still so strong I don't think twice about not playing them.

Imperial Seal is a good card, but I wouldn't say it's 100% necessary. It'd be our worst tutor in the deck, but if you have the spare money it'd definitely be an upgrade. I'm working on an update hopefully soon, and I'll give it a try myself. It never hurts to have another Skullclamp tutor.

Cabal Coffers is much trickier in 2 color decks than in mono black. I used to run it but found myself lacking in the basics department for Land Tax, Knight of the White Orchid, etc. so it got the cut. I also found I didn't often have it and Urborg, Tomb of Yawgmoth out as consistently as I wanted. In most games, it was either a dead land early or only produced 1-2 mana. However, I actually think I was playing it wrong. Because coffers+urborg is such an insane combo, it may be worth it to run them and extra tutors to get them as the main ramp plan for the deck. Being a non-green deck, one of our main weaknesses is a lack of mana in the mid-late game. With more tutors like Imperial Seal and maybe Expedition Map, I see the consistency of the combo increasing a lot and being worth building around.

I don't find myself color screwed enough to play Mana Confluence, City of Brass, or Reflecting Pool. I think they're worse on average than most of our duals/fetches because of costing life for every tap and pool's inconsistency. I'm thinking of doing another manabase overhaul to cut fetches and play around Deep Gnome Terramancer, Archivist of Oghma, Opposition Agent, Deathrite Shaman, and the other cards that restrict or punish library searching and extra land drops. In that case, I'll review all the dual lands again.

Cheers and great discussion!

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