Shadowborn Apostle

Shadowborn Apostle

Creature — Human Cleric

A deck can have any number of cards named Shadowborn Apostle.

, Sacrifice six creatures named Shadowborn Apostle: Search your library for a Demon creature card and put it onto the battlefield. Then shuffle your library.

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Format Legality
Canadian Highlander Legal
Unformat Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
2019-10-04 Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Block Constructed Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Casual Legal
Custom Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Pioneer Legal
Limited Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Legacy Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Highlander Legal
Pauper EDH Legal
Leviathan Legal
Pauper Legal

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Shadowborn Apostle Discussion

Mcat1999 on Card creation challenge

2 weeks ago

Ramping in monoblack is difficult but not impossible. I'd suspect an EDH Ba'al deck would see as many tutors as possible to ensure ramp. Probably an Aristocrat-themed deck with Relentless Rats and Shadowborn Apostle to pad your base out as you get your pieces set. Then, mass-sacrifice your boardstate to flood it with zombies and demons. If that plan fails, the rats provide a generous anthem effect as their banners stack and the apostles provide additional growth all on their own.

Probably nested with wraths in order to stop opponents dead in their tracks should you begin to fall behind, with some bombs to play into your ramp if Ba'al fails to land. Bombs such as Army of the Damned and Josu Vess, Lich Knight. These would provide the fodder for Ba'al to land properly the following turn. Sure, you'd be trading 2/2 zombies for 2/2 zombies which sounds ignorant, but it also brings 5/5 demons if you can manage it.

Mortlocke on K'rrik TurboStone - Shadowborn Apostle(Primer)

2 months ago

Hey GreenHamma, it's been sometime since i've visited your page and I do like the new (to me) direction of your deck - very exciting. From my understanding of your primer your deck functions by flooding the field with Shadowborn Apostles using Thrumming Stone, tutoring for demons, and just overwhelming opponents with value. Have you considered using Tendrils of Agony? Before you think it - all cards "played" with Thrumming Stone are actually cast - consider the rules text:

"702.59. Ripple - 702.59a Ripple is a triggered ability that functions only while the card with ripple is on the stack. “Ripple N” means “When you cast this spell, you may reveal the top N cards of your library, or, if there are fewer than N cards in your library, you may reveal all the cards in your library. If you reveal cards from your library this way, you may cast any of those cards with the same name as this spell without paying their mana costs, then put all revealed cards not cast this way on the bottom of your library in any order.”"

Given that there is a "98% chance you will play out all (33) shadowborn apostles in the deck" (your words, not mine) casting Tendrils of Agony seems like it would be a valid kill spell for at least one opponent.

"What do you think so far? Also what would i have to do to get this page fixed up like some other primers?" Here are some resources I used in the past to get my deck description looking right:

EleshNornsFs on Opposition Agent needs a preemptive …

2 months ago

In theory, what would the best way to build a Maralen/Agent deck? It doesn't need a wincon because it can steal everyone else's. My best idea would be mono black, tons of ramp and tutors, and then Shadowborn Apostles to cheat out a Rune-Scarred Demon and tutor that way if nothing else.

gimmeseven on Card creation challenge

2 months ago

Camouflage Salamander

Creature - Salamander

: ~ deals 2 damage to any target

When ~ becomes the target of a spell or becomes blocked by a creature, shuffle ~ into its owner's library


Challenge: a card that you can have as many copies in your deck as you want, like Shadowborn Apostle.

Masterful on Necronomicon | Teysa Karlov | Primer

2 months ago

sub780lime I must've missed Agadeem's Awakening  Flip. There's no reason not to include it. Taborax, Hope's Demise can be fun, but he doesn't provide any value to this deck since we don't play many clerics. I could see him in a more cleric-centric shell with Rotlung Reanimator, Edgewalker, etc. Or, I'm sure he'd work well as a commander on his own, especially with Shadowborn Apostles.

Omnicron13 on Mishra's Jank Machine [Primer]

2 months ago

Love this deck! I have always had an interest in Mishra in edh since of its very interesting ability. I have never made it work. I was waiting for an artifact that is like Shadowborn Apostle. I might recommend the new ZNR card Feed the Swarm. It is the best option for enchantment removal in these colors

tacolover25 on Demon of Death's Gate

3 months ago

Needs Shadowborn Apostle. What do you think?

builderboy7 on Athreo's Apostles

3 months ago

I think that this deck is great! I personally would run more card draw. I think maybe Grim Haruspex or Midnight Reaper would be great in this deck. another notable thing I would add would be Syr Konrad, the Grim. Having your Shadowborn Apostle die and trigger is great. But taking them out of the graveyard and triggering konrad agin when Athreos, God of Passage triggers makes this even more brutal. Pitiless Plunderer is a VERY good card and is only around 2.00$ and can take the place of Phyrexian Altar in a pinch.

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