Nightmare Shepard Combo

Aren’t Demons just so much fun? This one is not only a 4/4 Flying for 4 mana but it also gives optional exile for extra value. It’s definitely a lot more synergy than value but I wanted to give at least one infinite combo with it.

We’re going to go with the a nice infinite mana combo using Ashnod’s Altar and Eternal Scourge. Congratulations to whoever can see how this works but we’re going to go over it anyways.

  • Nightmare Shepherd, Ashnod’s Altar, and Eternal Scourge on the battlefield.
  • Sacrifice Eternal Scourge to Ashnod’s Altar for 2 mana.
  • Trigger Nightmare Shepherd and exile Eternal Scourge to create a 1/1 Nightmare creature token of Eternal Scourge.
  • Sacrifice the token to Ashnod’s Altar for 2 mana.
  • Cast Eternal Scourge from exile.
  • Repeat, net 1 mana each time for infinite colourless mana, enter the battlefield triggers, and die triggers.

Easy enough, right? If you’re running Eternal Scourge you may be running a Food Chain combo anyhow so a backup is always good. How would you spend the infinite colourless mana? If infinite colourless mana isn’t good enough, then how would you use Nightmare Shepherd? Theros: Beyond Death spoilers may be over but the card combos are just beginning. Now I did say it’s more synergy than combos so let’s just name some quick options for each colour that would be great to bring back as a Nightmare token.

Those were just the ones I think of, and it can get even crazier with Doubling Season effects. What would you use Nightmare Shepherd with? Let me know!

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