Death's Shadow

Death's Shadow

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Death's Shadow gets -X/-X, where X is your life total.

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Set Rarity
Modern Masters 2017 Edition (MM3) Rare
Worldwake (WWK) Rare

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Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Block Constructed Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

Death's Shadow occurrence in decks from the last year


All decks: 0.14%

Death's Shadow Discussion

TypicalTimmy on Card creation challenge

1 week ago

Infringe Upon Reality

Legendary Enchantment

Whenever a player casts a spell, if that spell resolves put a fate counter on Infringe Upon Reality.

Remove X fate counters: Counter target spell with converted mana cost X. You may then remove an additional X fate counters. If you do, exile that card from their graveyard.

Make a card that wants you to lose as much life as possible, as quickly as possible. Think Death's Shadow, but different. Keep the design simple; Not some overly complex design with multiple layers on it.

ZendikariWol on Card creation challenge

1 week ago

Hephaestus, God of the Forge

Legendary Creature- God

Whenever an artifact enters the battlefield under your control, Hephaestus, God of the Forge deals 1 damage to each opponent.

Artifacts you control have ", sacrifice this artifact: Search your library for an artifact card with converted mana cost X and put that card onto the battlefield, then shuffle your library."

When Hephaestus dies, return it to your hand at the beginning of the next end step.


I didn't get a chance to really dig in to his lore, (the card was quite wordy as is and I liked this suite of abilities) but I'm overall satisfied with the card.

kysnou, I like what you were trying to do, very spicy card, but you have just made a hugely broken version of Death's Shadow, which was already a tournament-playable card.

Either way, how about a character from the MTG canon made a god on Theros? (whether they're able to go there or not- get creative!)

Deadpoo111 on Near Death Abuse

2 weeks ago

I think Death's Shadow would be solid in this deck. It would provide another win condition too.

rdean14 on Card creation challenge

2 weeks ago

ZendikariWol, thanks!

However, I wanted it to be a replacement effect, a la Palisade Giant or Phyrexian Unlife, not similar to Duskmantle Guildmage, as I wanted it to create a real sense of safety against burn. Also, it would disable Death's Shadow and Commander Damage, but still allow Infect kills.

ManaEhMano on ▷ BUDGET MonoBlue Devotion MILL! ◁ 【GRN!!】

1 month ago

BoneclockHarmony I am going to build this for an upcoming tournament and I believe these changes could help. I am going -1 Island and -1 Shelldock Isle for +2 Mystic Sanctuary so I can bring back a Cryptic Command or Archive Trap to take control if needed. I am also going to try +1 Archmage's Charm in place of -1 Visions of Beyond as a way to get a bit of additional versatility if card draw isn't necessary. I think this can also help in specific matches against Death's Shadow , Champion of the Parish , Monastery Swiftspear , Aether Vial , or Chalice of the Void . For the sideboard I am also thinking of swapping Negate for Essence Scatter depending on how the meta changes.

Magic_Aids on ▷ BEST Metagame SLAYER Deck! ◁

1 month ago

mznbzt I love Death's Shadow ! As long as we're the ones playing it!! :D

Barbarian_Sun_Pope on Chandra and Her Magical Miscreant Tour v.5.0

2 months ago

Neat idea, have you considered Plunge into Darkness ? It's a niffty little instant that can help you search for what you need and set up your secret Death's Shadow =).

tabbs33 on Varolz's Shadow

2 months ago

Thanks for the feedback Red_X, I really appreciate it!

I see what you're saying about Drown in the Loch and I've thought about that too - keeping two mana up is asking quite a bit for a more aggressive deck. I will note though that the hand disruption, removal, Liliana , and your opponent's fetchlands also fill their graveyard. Even with that though, I agree that two mana is a lot and will probably opt for Fatal Push instead.

Yeah, I'm a sucker for cute interactions (which explains why casual EDH is probably my favorite format) and I agree that Invisible Stalker is really at its best when you're neutral or ahead on board. I toyed around with other unblockable creatures, but initially decided on Invisible Stalker since it can dodge spot removal - I'd hate to scavenge only for the targeted creature to get blown up. Funny, I just thought about Bitterblossom on my way home from work the other day. I like that idea! Evasive creatures, makes Death's Shadow stronger, and can make Tarmogoyf even stronger since it's both an enchantment and tribal.

Okay, gotcha. I haven't done too much testing of Liliana vs. Oko , but yeah, Tron, Urza, and aggro (esp. humans) are all very popular these days, so I can move Oko to the main board and side in Liliana for control or grindier matchups if it fits.

Thanks so much again!

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