Friday, July 26, 2013

Shadowborn Apostle Demon Deck

Behold! Shadowborn Apostle from M14:

Shadowborn Apostle

I haven't found anything official about this yet, but based on this post about Relentless Rats in EDH / Commander, I'm going to assume that playing a bunch of Shadowborn Apostle creatures in your Commander deck is totally cool.

Relentless Rats

For those of you who haven't seen this before, Relentless Rats has text that reads, "A deck can have any number of cards named Relentless Rats." So, even though there are normally limits to the number of cards that can have the same name in a constructed deck, Relentless Rats doesn't give a rip. Since Shadowborn Apostle is worded the same way, the same ruling is likely going to apply.

Bennie Smith posted a version of this deck in an article over at Star City Games. Check it out.

I like his deck, but I'm thinking that it might be fun to switch up my mono-black demons. It still follows the demon-theme, but the version with Shadowborn Apostle would have an entirely different spin to it. Plus, any excuse to play Thrumming Stone is a reason to give the deck a try.

Thrumming Stone

Double plus, with this kind of shell, it makes running some of those more demon-y demons playable. Lots of the demons in Magic require a sacrifice to do your bidding. With enough Shadowborn Apostles, there would be plenty of flesh to feed the beasts.

Archdemon of GreedArchdemon of UnxDemonlord of AshmouthLord of the PitMinion of LeshracShadowborn DemonXathrid Demon

Quick update, just do I don't forget. If you need a quick refresher, check out Spotlight: Rings of Brighthearth. The Shadowborn Apostle ability is an activated ability. See the {cost}:{effect} format? So, you can copy it with the Rings. Two demons for the price of one! Blamo.

Rings of Brighthearth

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