Anguished Unmaking

Legality

Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Heirloom Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Penny Dreadful Legal
Block Constructed Legal
Pioneer Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
Frontier Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Shadows over Innistrad (SOI) Rare
Promo Set (000) Rare

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Anguished Unmaking

Instant

Exile target nonland permanent. You lose 3 life.

Anguished Unmaking Discussion

L15mrz3k on Vona Commander

2 days ago

Adaptive Automaton for Arvad the Cursed (Not enough legendary creatures in the deck, taking a static pump for all better than +2 for commander, also way easier to cast)

Authority of the Consuls (helps fuel reservoir) -> Drana's Emissary (You'll find Authority scales way better than this)

Extra suggestions:

Victimize -> Sanguine Sacrament

Path of Ancestry -> Swamp

Anguished Unmaking -> Sorin's Thirst

Utter End -> Blood Tribute (I won't fault you for choosing flavor here)

Bloodlord of Vaasgoth -> Regal Bloodlord

Graveshifter -> Font of Agonies

Cave of Temptation -> Swamp

BioProfDude on Glorious Orzhov Afterlife

5 days ago

Anguished Unmaking would be pretty good in this deck.

LoneCrusader399 on Mardu Knights

1 week ago

DragonzBane: I like keeping removal in the side for the match ups where I need it. In game 1, being as aggressive as possible seems like the correct thing to be doing. I do like your suggestion for Anguished Unmaking as a good catch-all, so I'll be adding that to the side.

shrakner on Pioneer Sisters

1 week ago

I'd strongly recommend running Anguished Unmaking instead of Mortify- removes almost anything, and the life cost isn't much of a concern in a deck like this. I mainboard 3x in my lifegain Pioneer deck.

If you're mostly on the offensive, then I like Sorin, Vengeful Bloodlord just a bit more than Whip of Erebos because he can bring back creatures on T4- but Sorin is also easier to remove.

DragonzBane on Mardu Knights

1 week ago

You may want to consider some removal like Wild Slash or Anguished Unmaking or Cast Down

Azeworai on Big Jodah (need help-read description)

2 weeks ago

Alright. As to what I would cut:

Utter End : It's a bit too little mana to be cheated out, yet too costly to be worth it.

Villainous Wealth : 'X' costs can't be abused with Jodah, so I'd remove it.

Genesis Wave : Same deal.

Enlightened Tutor : There are no artifacts outside of a couple of gearhulks and Magister Sphinx , and the only enchantments that seem worth finding are Rhystic Study and Omniscience . It doesn't seem too potent in here.

Casualties of War : I think In Garruk's Wake is just better. So much mana when you could just cast a huge threat.

Enter the Infinite : You can't actually win immediately when this resolves (unless I'm missing something). When this is the case, it's not quite worth it.

Nissa's Revelation : Given how many ways this deck can refill its hand, consider that this doesn't add to the board state, reveals a card in your hand, and is a turn off of doing something else.

Terastodon : I've never really liked this card. Just personal preference. It's a vanilla 9/9 that doesn't do much outside of removal.

Gamble : Not sure why this is here. With Demonic Tutor , Vampiric Tutor , Mystical Tutor , and other superior options, this seems lacking.

AEtherspouts : With Cyclonic Rift , Merciless Eviction , In Garruk's Wake , Plague Wind , and Flood of Tears , this wrath seems excessive.

Vindicate : I prefer Beast Within or Swords to Plowshares when given the option. You have Anguished Unmaking , Cruel Ultimatum , Despark , Assassin's Trophy , and tutors to find them, sorcery speed is without use. More interaction in a deck like this seems as if it's a juxtaposition to the gameplan.

That's all I have for what may be banished, however, I have one recommendation:

Treachery seems as if it would be awesome in here. Steal a creature then cast something huge. A lot of value here.

Azeworai on Karador, ghosty boy

2 weeks ago

For the sake of formatting, I'm just going to make lists for what I would cut and add respectively, but it's really personal preference.

What I would consider banishing:

Tainted Wood - The deck doesn't have a lot of swamps.

One Plains - There doesn't seem to be too much white, so just cantrips or Cultivate for fixing is probably better.

Memorial to Unity - It enters tapped and only produces one colour, so there are other things your deck could do instead.

Viridian Zealot - a bit costly for what it does.

Vampire Hexmage - You don't seem to really abuse it, so it can be lacking.

Tribute to the Wild - It's kind of restrictive and doesn't always get rid of something relevant.

Merciless Eviction - Your deck doesn't really want to exile its own stuff, so other wraths that destroy instead are preferable.

Spore Frog and Kami of False Hope don't stack very well, so I'd remove one of them.

Vraska, Relic Seeker - This seems costly for what she does, but she has her moments.

Evolutionary Leap - It can be powerful, but all of your creatures seem huge and worth keeping around. It's best to run this with more fodder in the deck.

Tormod's Crypt - Depending on your meta, this can be quite potent, but I find that drawing a card with Nihil Spellbomb or recurring Remorseful Cleric can be better.

Whip of Erebos - This is up in the air. I don't enjoy the exile clause of this card, but it's instant-speed and efficient, whilst offering life-gain. Your choice.

Acidic Slime - It's an expensive effect, but a powerful one at that. You already have other five-drops in Sidisi, Undead Vizier and Thalia's Lancers so perhaps it's worth exclusion. Declaration in Stone - It's a bit restrictive for its cost and a sorcery, so I don't think it merits a deck slot.

What I would consider adding:

Grisly Salvage - Essentially takes a land slot with other worth in the later turns, stocking the graveyard.

Satyr Wayfinder - Can be fodder for your sacrifice shenanigans and a land for the early turns (hopefully).

Ransack the Lab - Fills the yard and draws a card. That rhymes, so it's fantastic. However, it only goes three cards deep, so it may be unreliable at finding a land. I'm yet to miss, but it's possible.

Altar of Dementia - This is just a ridiculous card that gives you options for the graveyard later and scales with your large creatures. Great defense, too, and a massive threat.

Lord of Extinction - It's big and mean, black and green. Some things are far too gigantic to ignore. In addition, with Altar of Dementia it can mill someone out.

Perpetual Timepiece - This is great for decks that are all-in on the graveyard plan, so maybe not. It doesn't draw cards, but it grants other routes.

Unburial Rites - If you mill it over, it's still castable. Even if, it gets two things back.

Dread Return - Efficient reanimation and the same from the graveyard.

Buried Ruin - Recursion in the land-base is always lovely.

Austere Command - I believe this to be better than Merciless Eviction in your deck due to destroying as opposed to exile.

Jarad's Orders - This can find utility creatures such as Anafenza, the Foremost or Spore Frog for when you really need them. It also works with the same toolbox shell as Birthing Pod .

Dragonlord Dromoka - It's a muscular Grand Abolisher . Not much more.

Ghostly Prison - With high-cost creatures, this can aid in surviving the early game.

Anguished Unmaking - This card almost always relevant, cheap, and instant-speed. It's a safe option that hits everything.

Necrotic Sliver - It is recurrable universal removal, so it could be rather effective.

Swords to Plowshares - One mana and an instant, it's far too potent. I'd add this.

Despark - This can be efficient, but restrictive. I've found success with it, but it comes down to preference.

Assassin's Trophy - If it's within budget, this is as good as it gets.

Vindicate - Hits it all and does it all.

Kodama's Reach - Another Cultivate . It's always fine.

Rampant Growth - Ramp and more ramp.

Wood Elves - Fodder and ramp.

Explosive Vegetation - Lots of ramp.

Paradise Druid - Fodder and ramp.

Lots of fodder, lots of ramp.

You can really customize your own removal, but you already have many ways to deal with creatures, so removal for other permanents is ideal.

That's what I have for you. Now wreck them all.

Azeworai on Karador, ghosty boy

2 weeks ago

Ah, yes. Graveyard strategies always have an enthralling nature to them. Excellent choice in commander, as well.

I do have some recommendations for the deck.

One deck-building scheme I adhere to is fewer lands in place of cantrips. For your deck, you could cut some of the land base for Satyr Wayfinder and Grisly Salvage . They possess more value later in the game whilst filling up your yard for Karador. Ransack the Lab fulfills the same role. Taping the mana base towards early game cantrips also makes it more consistent to conduct your early game.

Altar of Dementia can earn you value even if a creature would die, permitting more options later.

You speak of win conditions in your description, thus I note Mortal Combat . That's a tricky build-around, so good luck there. Mindslicer is in my discard deck and often locks down the match, though people may not enjoy that.

As for removal, Anguished Unmaking , Despark , and Vindicate are universal and efficient, and Swords to Plowshares is quite possibly the best kill spell in the format. Ghastly Demise is also fun. If you wish to sacrifice creatures for gain, Angelic Purge is of use and Necrotic Sliver may be brought back later. Leonin Relic-Warder and Ravenous Chupacabra serve a similar purpose.

For further reanimation, Phyrexian Reclamation , Unburial Rites , and Dread Return are all quite potent at retrieving things later.

With such a high mana curve, more acceleration in ramp could be of aid. Outside of Temple of the False God and Phyrexian Altar which need some set-up before they do anything, there are only seven cards for ramp. I would add Birds of Paradise or Paradise Druid , some mana dork in that essence; Kodama's Reach , Rampant Growth , or Explosive Vegetation ; and perhaps Songs of the Damned as a one-shot influx of resource.

As defense, Nihil Spellbomb or Remorseful Cleric could negate opposing graveyard decks, Ghostly Prison may dissuade attacks, and Jarad's Orders can be substantial utility.

That is all from me, my apparitional liege. Fare thee well, and rejoice in haunting.

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Anguished Unmaking occurrence in decks from the last year

Modern:

All decks: 0.04%

Commander / EDH:

All decks: 0.13%

WB (Orzhov): 1.46%

WUB (Esper): 1.14%

BGW (Abzan, Junk): 3.28%

RBW (Mardu): 1.6%