Shadow of Mortality

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Format Legality
1v1 Commander Legal
Alchemy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Arena Legal
Block Constructed Legal
Brawl Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Commander: Rule 0 Legal
Custom Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Gladiator Legal
Highlander Legal
Historic Legal
Legacy Legal
Leviathan Legal
Limited Legal
Modern Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Pioneer Legal
Planechase Legal
Pre-release Legal
Quest Magic Legal
Standard Legal
Vanguard Legal
Vintage Legal

Shadow of Mortality

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If your life total is less than your starting life total, this spell costs less to cast, where X is the difference.

fluffyeel on Yuriko, The Tiger’s Shadow

1 month ago

Ninjas are awesome: one of my EDH decks is a Yuriko deck that makes people "very happy". And it's a good start that you have! Some thoughts about things to add that vary in budget-friendliness:

azja on Yuriko (Optimized) Primer

5 months ago

Hi magwaaf!

I'm currently testing Shadow of Mortality in place of Draco, but I haven't officially updated the decklist yet.

As for high cmc cards in general, adding more than a few of them hurts your deck more than it improves it. The reason being that we play a very low number of lands and ramp spells, so we can't cast anything more than 6-7 mana very reliably. Although it feels awesome to flip an eldrazi titan to Yuriko's trigger, we're not casting it anytime soon, so we're better off filling our deck with "pretty high cmc but still playable" cards like Consign / Oblivion, Dig Through Time, etc.

Asgeren on Volrath Voltron Reanimator

5 months ago

Shadow of Mortality would fit well in here next to Draco :)

Asgeren on Volrath New School

6 months ago

wow, nice addition with Shadow of Mortality! Another one-shotter! <3

bushido_man96 on Advertise your COMMANDER deck!

7 months ago

I'm digging up the first deck I ever built to try to smooth some things out:

Volrath Voltron Reanimator

Commander / EDH bushido_man96


I'm looking to add Meteor Golem, both as a high CMC card to pitch, and as recurring removal. I'm also adding Shadow of Mortality, because it has a huge CMC. I probably need to find a spot for Feed the Swarm.

I'm also looking at the ramp package, possibly trimming it down. Grim Monolith is a great card, but I'm not trying to combo here, and therefore, it's more of a one-shot use in this deck, and probably should be replaced. I've been considering some of the more recently released two-mana rocks, like Liquimetal Torque would be more useful.

Those are a few of the things I'm looking at changing. Any help is appreciated!

azja on Yuriko (Optimized) Primer

9 months ago

@magwaaf I do plan on trying out Shadow of Mortality, I just haven't gotten a hold of one yet! I think it will take the spot of Draco since it's actually cast-able, but Blinkmoth Infusion is likely still our best "burn" card since it can be pitched to Force of Will and similar cards.

dazhaun on Yuriko

9 months ago

I've been playing Yuriko in my "Casual Competitive" meta (We don't run Thassa's oracle/demonic consultation, Underworld breach/mox diamond/brain freeze / ad nauseam), and I've had the best luck running her with Spark Double, Sakashima of a Thousand Faces, and Sakashima the Impostor... Also I do Shadow of Mortality. Brainstorm is super key, if you have 2 triggers resolving, revealing the shadow, draw it, brainstorm it back to the top, resolve the second trigger. devastating. Really fun deck.

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