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This + Immortal Servitude could be pretty fun in Standard
Posted By: Casey130 (7/17/2013 2:55:52 PM)


Unlimited number, and only Black to cast it?!? Hmmmm... I can 30x of these and 26x swamps... and 4x Demon of Death's Gate. Draw/mulligan until I have just one Demon of Death's Gate in my hand, cast him on turn 2 ------> win.

Turn 1: Swamp, Shadowborn Apostle
Turn 2: Swamp, 2x Shadowborn Apostle: sacrifice 3 Apostles and pay 6 life, 9/9 with flying and trample ----> cruise to a win.

And if you are really unlucky, having so many of these minions will bring you 6 rather quickly. And then you wouldn't even have to pay 6 life.

Of course there is risk, but isn't that the flavor of black cards anyway?
Posted By: Manapanda (7/18/2013 10:53:19 AM)


A bunch of these dudes, a couple Griselbrand, four Sign in Blood, and an Immortal Servitude or two and a bunch of swamps and you have yourself a deck.

While he will never be very competitive, he is a very fun card has nice flavour.

Posted By: Tamerlein (7/18/2013 7:00:17 PM)



"Shadowborn Apostle’s first ability lets you ignore only the “four-of” rule. It doesn’t let you ignore format legality."

Pretty sure this means no EDH...
Posted By: nod1409 (7/19/2013 1:29:36 PM)


Fun with Slaughter Games
Posted By: Cyber_Squirrel (7/22/2013 8:14:11 AM)


@sceadu: Shadowborn Apostle's first ability trumps 100.2a and 903.5b, but not 903.5c or 903.5a
Posted By: 6Mortifer9 (7/22/2013 5:46:33 PM)


Damn, this was a much needed addition. Now I can play an actual, working Demon deck (Thrumming Stone FTW)!
Posted By: Demonic_Math_Tutor (7/23/2013 9:09:56 AM)


Someone tell me if I am correct the limit on a card played in a format does not determine format legality correct? A friend and I ate in conflict about the apostle above and he says you can only run 1 copy I say otherwise well because I've seen the rulings on the card and I've seen other forums say the supporting facts I have stated so someone please answer my question thanks
Posted By: Satalic (7/29/2013 12:00:30 AM)


You can't run more than one in commander. I've been playing it for years look up the rules of commander.

@6mortifer9 well in the old rules before EDH became a recognized and supported format there was a rule against having multiple relentless rats in your deck. I was unaware that they didn't keep that ruling. In my opinion though there should be a rule against because it was against the essence of Commander(EDH).
Posted By: sceadu (7/30/2013 4:30:33 AM)


Why can't this be a Basic Creature?
Posted By: SirLibraryEater (8/5/2013 10:23:19 AM)


Gatherer works better in the Companion app!