Quote from benjameenbear »First, mad props for the name of the thread. Well done. Doom Whisperer is pleased.
Second, this is an interesting concept. My initial thought is to lean into the Children of Korlis and include a Reanimator package somehow. By consistently recurring the Children, you should be able to more easily Surveil your deck and win. There could also be some fun instances where you gain enough life with the Children that you can kill people with Aetherflux Reservoir. By surveiling enough times with the Whisperer and Reanimating the Children enough times, possibly in some sort of infinite loop via Reveillark combo, you could potentially gain an infinite amount of life. Take that, Spellslinger decks! Killing people without casting more than 5 spells in one turn! Hah!
Quote from BlazingRagnarok »Um, you can only go 34 cards deep at 36 life. It's 2 for 2, not 1 for 1. I feel like the deck needs another win condition in case Zulaport Cutthroat doesn't play out. Usually Shadowborn Apostle decks go for the usual aristocrats win conditions in combination with Rally the Ancestors and Immortal Servitude, though Doom Whisperer does improve the strategy. If you can dump a bunch of apostles onto the battlefield, Gray Merchant of Asphodel will seal the deal. There's also just the option of funneling all of that Crypt of Agadeem mana into Exsanguinate or Debt to the Deathless.
Quote from PyreDream »It's times like these I wish the forums had a sort of upvote system. I applaud the creativity and strength of this idea.
Just so I don't spam up your thread, let me ask a question. I've looked at Shadowborn Apostle decks before, and most of them either go GB for Bloodbond March or BW for Athreos, God of Passage. Since you have access to both colors, why aren't you including the god?
Quote from Taleran »You could also play Remembrance
Also the on color shrines of Green(Nantuko Shrine) and White(Aven Shrine) are workhorses I have found in Apostle decks.
Edgewalker is also a really strong card in a deck with as many clerics (including a Commander) as this one will have.
And more recent tech Secret Salvage turns a single dead Apostle into ALL the Apostles very very quickly.