Storm in my Heart by Scarred IV Life
As usual, we start off with a look at the Comprehensive Rules for shadow.
Shadow in Time Spiral
Looter il-Kor (a variation of Merfolk Looter)
Nether Traitor (the new Nether Shadow)
Shadow Sliver (Winged Sliver variant)
Zealot il-Vec (a throwback to Farrel’s Zealot)
History of Shadow
Where the roots of the ability may have come from, and a note about how shadow almost made it into Kamigawa.
Shadows of the Past
What shadow was like during Tempest block. The aggressive black Dauthi, the white weenie styled Soltari, and the blue Thalakos with their interesting abilities. Mention was made of the only multicolored shadow creature, Soltari Guerrillas. Also a small story on how shadow influenced Magic (for better or for worse), causing quite a stir.
Using Shadow Effectively
Possible strategies using shadow cards. Mentioned for BW aggro decks include Bad Moon, Glorius Anthem, and Crusade.
Cards that give other creatures shadow: Shadow Rift and Dauthi Embrace, both of which are usable with creatures that have an ability based on hitting the opponent (like Phage the Untouchable, Raven Guild Master, and poison creatures.
Bonus combo: Dauthi Cutthroat + Dauthi Trapper.
How to deal with shadow? Pass up cards like CoP: Shadow, Maze of Shadows, and Shadowstorm in favor of more traditional methods to deal with creatures.
Favorite card and decklist
Looter il-Kor and Nether Traitor are featured in this Standard-legal deck: In the Shadows http://www.essentialmagic.com/Decks/View.asp?ID=501312