Abandoned Sarcophagus


Format Legality
Pre-release Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Penny Dreadful Legal
Standard Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Casual Legal
Unformat Legal
Pauper Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Hour of Devastation (HOU) Rare

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Abandoned Sarcophagus


You may cast nonland cards with cycling from your graveyard.

If a card with cycling would be put into your graveyard from anywhere and it wasn't cycled, exile it instead.

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Abandoned Sarcophagus Discussion

magicsheep on The Evil Scientist's Evil Tricycle

5 days ago

Seems like a modern deck (also, its U/B/W instead [I think?]). If you publish it as modern, if you scroll down you will be able to see if it truly is modern legal. Some suggestions: Search for Azcanta  Flip can work well with Abandoned Sarcophagus, and can help you dig for answers. Also, consider at least sideboarding God-Pharoah's Gift for the following reason. With God-Pharoah's Gift, you will probably want at least 1 Refurbish. Thus, if you cycle something such as Curator of Mysteries, you can bring it back as a 4/4 token. Finally, a powerful finisher that you dig for (or tutor) can help you create a more solid win condition. Right now, (correct me if I'm wrong), your win condition is to use Archfiend of Ifnir to destroy your opponent's creatures and then use your smaller creatures to attack for lots of damage. However, consider adding 1 or more Torrential Gearhulk, The Scarab God, or an Archangel Avacyn  Flip to finish off your weakened opponents. Good_luck_daNoodalz

daNoodalz on U/B Cycling

1 week ago

Have you thought about adding Abandoned Sarcophagus? Laboratory Maniac would ensure that you don't deck out. I feel like there are too many creatures present, as cycling decks usually are heavy on instants and sorceries. Maybe remove 1-2 Vile Manifestations? Regal Caracal is a creature that can hold its own, so I would think about adding it. All in all, great deck, definitely worth an upvote!

magicsheep on Blue black cycle fun

1 week ago

Strategic Planning would work well with Abandoned Sarcophagus. Great deck tho

Wood_Elemental on Azorius Cycling

1 week ago

This is a strong deck in the format right now but where this list falls short on is the removal. you need at least 3 copies of both Fumigate and Settle the Wreckage. That is because mono red aggro, mono black aggro, red/black aggro red/green monsters, etc. are some of the biggest deck in standard right now. I would do -1 Abandoned Sarcophagus and -2 Nimble Obstructionist for 1 Curator of Mysteries, one settle and one Fumigate. Other than that's looks perfect, and hope you have the best of luck with it!

Mick217 on Kresh the Budgetbraided

2 weeks ago


More ramp trade outs: took out the sorcery speed ramp cards to add Absorb Vis, Krosan Tusker, and Shefet Monitor, with Abandoned Sarcophagus for added benefit

sengosha on Blue/Red Cycling

3 weeks ago

Hey I like the look of this deck, however Granitic Titan is kind of pushing the cycling, I would also utilize the cycling deserts so no matter what you are able to keep drawing in fact, if you can maintain 7 cards in hand you will be able to OTK someone if you get enough cycling done in one turn. Would also swap out Manalith with Abandoned Sarcophagus so even though you cycle you aren't completely screwed by the lack of cards available to you.

ThissIsAwesome on Counter Token

1 month ago

I came back to say that I tinkered with my own deck based off what you had put together with the cycling and Archfiend of Ifnir. It's a lot more fun and interactive now! I'd always wanted to fit Archfiend in somehow, and I could never make it work. Taking a step back and approaching from a cycling-first (via Archfiend, Vile Manifestation, and Abandoned Sarcophagus), -1/-1 counters second angle made it all come together very nicely. Now that the deck benefits from cycling cards, protection like Haze of Pollen are life savers. Great job!

Looking at the changes you've made, however, trying to change the deck to a WBG theme just for Angel of Invention and Anointed Procession seems like stretching it too thin (Grind / Dust's Dust can be cast with Channeler Initiate). U/W Gift likes Angel, and a variant of that would certainly enjoy the benefits of Procession, however.

Soulus101 on Sanity Swallower

1 month ago

The deck is more of a combo deck than a mill deck. The goal of a combo deck is to find the pieces, so being able to cycle Compelling Argument is a big plus.

I also have Abandoned Sarcophagus which lets me cast it from the graveyard. This means I could potentially cast it twice (before and after Sarcophagus hits the field) for 10 (or more with Fraying Sanity, compared to 6 with the minister (a difference magnified by Sanity). So even if I get Lost Legacy'd and have to resort to traditional mill, the instant is better.

As for Commit, it's there to counter the uncounterable (specifically Carnage Tyrant. In reality that's not been as much of an issue as I thought. Bear in mind though, that the combo will mill an entire deck with pieces on the board, so I could cast Memory, swing with fish and mill everything.

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