Creature — Angel
When Twilight Shepherd enters the battlefield, return to your hand all cards in your graveyard put there from the battlefield this turn.
Persist (When this creature is put into a graveyard from the battlefield, if it had no -1/-1 counters on it, return it to the battlefield under its owner's control with a -1/-1 counter on it.)
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|Commander / EDH||Legal|
|Commander: Rule 0||Legal|
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Twilight Shepherd Discussion
2 months ago
Decent angel deck. You could add some utility creatures in there as well like Angel of Finality, Emeria Shepherd, Karmic Guide, Reya Dawnbringer, or Twilight Shepherd. I have a decent white control deck that uses a wide variety of mechanics that could find there way into this deck. I was attempting to stay on brand for your deck with my suggestions, but if you want some other ideas you're welcome to check out my mono white deck The Wrath
2 months 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.
3 months ago
Guardian of the Gateless , Angel of Renewal , Banshee of the Dread Choir , Beguiler of Wills , Emancipation Angel , Jhessian Thief , Keening Apparition , Kor Hookmaster , Kor Sanctifiers , Lightkeeper of Emeria , Nullmage Shepherd , Soul Warden , Spawnbinder Mage , Stormcaller of Keranos , Transluminant , Twilight Shepherd , Voice of the Provinces , Cursebreak , Memory Lapse , Angelic Accord , Stab Wound , Endless Obedience , Temporal Trespass , Dueling Rapier , Vorpal Sword (The new one with the girl holding it), Angel of Glory's Rise , Angelic Skirmisher , Archangel Avacyn Flip, Avacyn, Angel of Hope , Avacyn, Guardian Angel , Gisela, the Broken Blade , Linvala, the Preserver , Luminous Angel , Resolute Archangel , and Requiem Angel
7 months ago
7 months ago
Why: Sword is good AF don't get wrong, but the ability to get the lands you need/ want out weights to me the benefits of sword
Why: Disciple sees the whole board, and combos with the lotus petal infinite line within the deck itself
Why: Homeward Path will be replacing what functionally im using Shepherd for(defense against other Tergrid decks), secondly Massacre Wurm applies more pressure, is great against token strategies, and has a pressure cooker kind of weight to it in the deck which helps with killing opponents
Why: Defense against other Tergrid Decks, as well as Soul-Guide Lantern does this job better
7 months ago
oooop Profet93, what do you think of this assessment of metas i've noticed?
So i'm currently running Twilight Shepherd as a way to get through mirror matches and a defensive measure against other Tergrid decks at a table as well as the added sacrificial value ( Skullclamp looking at you) and the ability to exile my opponents creatures. However with the new knowledge of rulings on how Tergrid and Shepherd interact with one anothers triggers(ill link you the ruling discussion i posted about at the bottom), do you think it would be more adventitious for me to run Homeward Path as a defensive measure as well as the fact that i could then also "reuse" ETB's of my opponents creatures through sacrificial means i.e. Grave Pact effects, less assuming of people being able to "SEE" that interaction as well as the fact that I could then more agreeably and readily add that sexy Massacre Wurm to the deck list
havnt heard from you in awhile Omniscience_is_life, what are your thought as well?
10 months ago
I play a lot of black and have gotten away from both of these cards.
I find that Dark Tutelage Ruin Raider Dark Confidant and of course Phyrexian Arena and Necropotence are cards that I prefer and end up bumping out the others. I even will play Twilight Shepherd over these two.
People are afraid of paying life equal to the CMC, but your average CMC in an optimized list is going to be around 3 for your spells and then you'll have 35ish lands. So on average you'll end up paying about 2 life per card, which exactly what these two cards charge you.