Shepherd of Rot

Shepherd of Rot

Creature — Zombie Cleric

Tap: Each player loses 1 life for each Zombie on the battlefield.

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Set Rarity
Planechase (HOP) Common
Onslaught (ONS) Common

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

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Shepherd of Rot Discussion

FounderX on Scarab God Dimir CMDR deck

1 month ago

Hi there, I would replace Aphemia, the Cacophony, you probably never use the exile abilty in a game. Good replacements for the same or less CMC are; Cryptbreaker Gravecrawler Relentless Dead Shepherd of Rot Undead Augur

If the purpose was flying, then Siren of the Silent Song might be a good include, with a bonus discard and mill effect, for The Scarab God to grab.

Prospekt on Sultai Self-Mill

5 months ago

Okay so here's a bunch of suggestions that fit Gyruda's requirement and then some things to then take out.

Put in: Arcane Signet, Wake the Dead, Gravespawn Sovereign, Embalmer's Tools, Sakura-Tribe Elder, Disciple of Bolas, Forgotten Creation, Notion Thief, Oversold Cemetery, Skull Prophet, Clever Impersonator, Garruk Relentless  Flip, The Cauldron of Eternity, Sire of Stagnation, and Razaketh, the Foulblooded. The cards in your maybeboard seem good too.

Take out: Cranial Archive, Enhanced Surveillance, Devious Cover-Up, Gather the Pack, Migratory Greathorn, Polukranos, Unchained, Shepherd of Rot, Vengeful Dead, Void Beckoner, and all petitioners.

In terms of land, there are a lot of cheap options to include that will make a three color deck a lot better: Choked Estuary, Sunken Hollow, Botanical Sanctum, Blooming Marsh, Fetid Pools, Hissing Quagmire, Drowned Catacomb, Hinterland Harbor, Woodland Cemetery, Bad River, Ash Barrens, Dakmor Salvage, Exotic Orchard, Witch's Cottage, and stuff like that. Replace the guildgates and bounce lands and a few basics with those if you can.

And lastly if you want to run the petitioners then you should put more of them in, otherwise having just 8 won't do a whole lot for you most of the time other than for fun.

Astranoth on

6 months ago

bradtheimpaler13 I've tested them in the past and while they are both useful, their abilities become a bit winmore. Death Baron does buff our zombies and would be included in any traditional Zombie EDH, but with Josu in the Command Zone, the deathtouch does not come into effect as often as you would think. Josu himself as well as his tokens all have menace, and in metas that do not focus on creature heavy decks your creatures will plow through regardless. I have often been in favor of running Obelisk of Urd in place of him, as +2/+2 can go a long way.

As for Shepherd of Rot, unfortunately he harms the table rather than opponents, and when you have as many zombies as Josu can make, that damage will add up. I have added Ayara, First of Locthwain in place as she will actually gain us life and can be used as a source of card draw AND a sac outlet.

bradtheimpaler13 on

6 months ago

awesome!! Maybe Shepherd of Rot or Death Baron??

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