Nightmare Shepherd

Nightmare Shepherd

Enchantment Creature — Demon

Flying

Whenever another nontoken creature you control dies (is put into the graveyard from the battlefield), you may exile it. If you do, create a token that's a copy of that creature, except it's a 1/1 that's a Nightmare in addition to its other types.

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Nightmare Shepherd Discussion

Masterful on Necronomicon | Teysa Karlov | Primer

1 day ago

kirbysan Housegheist Just found time to release the update where I briefly go over these. Curse of the Restless Dead makes tokens too slowly. While ideally it can make a bunch in one turn with fetchlands + Second Sunrise, that's too specific of a situation. Mostly, it'll be making 1-2 tokens per turn, which isn't ideal as a non-death-trigger.

I don't think geistcatcher compares favorably to Nightmare Shepherd or Luminous Broodmoth. Its a one-time effect instead of providing repeated value every time like shepherd or broodmoth. This means its potential is a lot lower.

Housegheist on Necronomicon | Teysa Karlov | Primer

2 days ago

IMO the Geistcatcher is a straght upgrade compared to Nightmare Shepherd.

kirbysan on Necronomicon | Teysa Karlov | Primer

2 days ago

Also Prowling Geistcatcher could double your board state with a sac outlet similar to Nightmare Shepherd or Luminous Broodmoth.

FalconForce on Staring Contest: A List of Blink-Effect Cards

1 month ago

Nightmare Shepherd is one of the best as it adds a lot of functionality with no upfront cost and allows you to exploit sacrifice mechanics like evoke. Creating token clones with etb/ltb can easily become overpowered, especially when combined with populate. In fact I built a great ETB Roon EDH deck around it using cards like Yosei, the Morning Star, Protean Hulk and Wayfaring Temples that clone themselves. Token clone generation is amazing because it's essentially ETB blinking as a side effect. You have some cards that do it already listed under abuse but I think the mechanic is good enough and has enough viable cards that it might be worth making a new category for it.

Token clone makers

Stolen Identity Blade of Selves Mirror Mockery Zndrsplt's Judgment Repudiate / Replicate Hour of Eternity Supplant Form Dance of Many Minion Reflector Bramble Sovereign Progenitor Mimic Anointed Procession Quasiduplicate Rhys the Redeemed Back from the Brink Dual Nature Mimic Vat Rite of Replication Song of the Worldsoul Helm of the Host Doubling Season Parallel Lives Battle for Bretagard Mechanized Production Orvar, the All-Form Prototype Portal Saheeli, the Gifted Saheeli's Artistry Seance Second Harvest Soul Foundry Spitting Image Splinter Twin Replication Technique Saheeli Rai Mirror March Mirrorworks Molten Echoes Mythos of Illuna Sublime Epiphany Flamerush Rider Felhide Spiritbinder Littjara Mirrorlake God-Pharaoh's Gift Hofri Ghostforge Kiki-Jiki, Mirror Breaker Followed Footsteps Nightmare Shepherd Osgir, the Reconstructor Echo Storm Cackling Counterpart Esika's Chariot Feldon of the Third Path Flameshadow Conjuring Trickster's Talisman & of course anything with populate.

Also some other blink type cards:

Blink-Yorion, Sky Nomad Conditional bounce- Cunning Evasion ETB clone- Wall of Stolen Identity Graveyard blink- Cauldron of Souls, Twilight Shepherd, Adarkar Valkyrie ETB Abuse- Jalira, Master Polymorphist, Proteus Staff, Master Transmuter. Listing the ones that specifically clone or blink artifacts in their own group might be helpful too.

StoryArcher on This (mono-black) deck is SO …

1 month ago

This deck is so much freaking fun to play, especially if you like old-school 'fair' type decks. Just love how interactive it is.

I haven't played much since the pandemic hit (do people actually still play Modern?), so I haven't had a chance to really review the newer sets - can anyone offer suggestions on how the deck can be improved, particularly with regards to the side-board? It's balanced pretty well right now with a smooth-as-silk mana curve.

Keeping in mind the amount of life-gain in this deck, some of the cards I've been tinkering with (to replace Tymaret, Chosen from Death) are a one-of Killing Wave, Collective Brutality, Essence Harvest, Stain the Mind, Dismember and Torment of Hailfire. Creature-wise I'm also thinking a one-of Mogis's Marauder as a sort of timely finisher or a Nightmare Shepherd.

Would Gatekeeper of Malakir be an improvement on Geralf's Messenger here? I feel like between the hand destruction, all the deathtouch and the set of Murderous Rider I don't actually need that much more creature removal, especially if my opponent gets to choose who goes.

I played around with tossing in a couple of Bojuka Bog or Leechridden Swamp but it seems like any lands coming in tapped (especially early) messed with my flow. Thoughts on that?

Regarding sideboard, do I need a better means of dealing with Artifacts or Land? If so, what would you suggest?


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MewtwoDegen on Ghen, Necro-Weaver

1 month ago

Since you're using Starfield of Nyx , I would even go as far as using Confusion in the Ranks to completely befuddle your opponents. A funnier combo when you give your enchantments hexproof or shroud, like, say, with Greater Auramancy or Spiritual Asylum . And, if you want to make it even funnier, you could create creatures that are copies of enchantments with Nightmare Shepherd , though you lose enchantments to exile this way. Better for removing opponents' enchantments and combo pieces while gaining your own.

DanMcSharp on Strixtwitch

4 months ago

Hello again,

Looks like you already got some fine suggestions from razelfark, but I might have a few other ideas.

I think Elite Spellbinder should go straight in the main deck. It's never a dead card and fits with your flying theme. It has a nice ETB that's still underrated and it would pair well with Nightmare Shepherd too.

Killian, Ink Duelist Seems like a good 2 drops but it's a bit annoying that he's legendary. If you decide to run Elite Spellbinder (or if you're used to the meta) you could consider mixing in a few Silverquill Silencer . It's always good to make your opponent not want to cast the 1 spell that you expect them to play to ruin your day, and even if Silverquill Silencer only trigger onces, it's still a 3/2 for 2 that drew a card and gained 3 life.

You could probably add maybe like 2 Plumb the Forbidden . You do have some creatures you don't mind sacrificing like Eyetwitch , Inkling Summoning , extra Killian, Ink Duelist , and it's always great to use in response to removal, especially board wipes. Could also be used to trigger Nightmare Shepherd when you see fit, or to get a surprise lethal attack on something that went unblocked with Shadewing Laureate .

One of the big upside of the Lesson cards is that they give you a bunch of options to chose from. If I was you I would remove an Umbral Juke and add a Pest Summoning because you never know when you'll want 2 blockers or creatures to sacrifice, that gains life.

End finally, Dramatic Finale could be a interesting fit since it creates flying tokens on top of boosting them, and that would include the ones from Nightmare Shepherd too.

Cheers!

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