Ashes of the Abhorrent


Format Legality
Pre-release Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Standard Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
Arena [BETA] Legal
Brawl Legal
Frontier Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Ixalan (XLN) Rare

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Ashes of the Abhorrent


Players can't cast spells from graveyards or activate abilities of cards in graveyards.

Whenever a creature dies, you gain 1 life.

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Ashes of the Abhorrent Discussion

SynergyBuild on Naya Star

6 days ago

Evolving Wilds is the better of the two, but shocks and buddy lands should have 3-color covered.


I'd run another Sorcerous Spyglass against walkers, from controlling ones like Teferi and Ral to the midrangy Vraskas.

Silent Gravestone is normally better than Ashes of the Abhorrent, so at leas switch one, but I like ashes for the lifegain.

Burn is a big threat in the meta, so Shield Mare feels like a sweet one of at least for a single Citywide Bust.

lagotripha on Tic Tac Boom (Budget funny deck)

1 week ago

I feel like more sac outlets and more creature theft are a good plan, with a sideboard designed to swap in for those creature theft cards. Bazaar Trader oddly enough looks like it will underperform compared to a creature to sac to choker. I'd give some thought to Spawning Pit, Timely Reinforcements, then depending on what your overall list looks like, Ashes of the Abhorrent, Aven Riftwatcher, Witchbane Orb/Orbs of Warding and Pious Evangel  Flip.

Kelseals on Odric's League of Extraordinary Gentlemen

2 weeks ago

PrimoVictorian I find that Ashes of the Abhorrent is a good way to stop or slow down graveyard based strategies. Also it seems like it would be beneficial for you to gain life when creatures die for Felidar Sovereign. I would take out any of these Darksteel Mutation, Blessed Alliance, and Healer's Hawk.

PrimoVictorian on Odric's League of Extraordinary Gentlemen

2 weeks ago

Kelseals None of those cards are out of budget but why Ashes of the Abhorrent? Anything you recommend taking out?

Kelseals on Odric's League of Extraordinary Gentlemen

2 weeks ago

If it is in the budget I would suggest Teferi's Protection, Fumigate, Ashes of the Abhorrent, and possibly Resplendent Angel

ShiningSpear on An army of medics

3 weeks ago

Argy Slightly OT, but damn, Ashes of the Abhorrent is going to be a huge sideboard card for white now. I don't think I'd ever even seen that before.

Argy on An army of medics

3 weeks ago

You need to do more than just gain life to win a match of Magic.

With Sarkhan's Dragon Den [Guilds of Ravnica] I've been able to hit for 30 life few in one turn.

What you want to do is include more cards that will turn life into more of an advantage.

Here are some suggestions to think about:

Adanto Vanguard - use this to indefinitely block huge Creatures without Trample.

Ashes of the Abhorrent - gets value out of Creatures, even if they die.

Fungal Plots - gives you draw.

Glorifier of Dusk - spend life to give it Flying and Vigilance.

Up Resplendent Angel to four copies. It is a game changer and two copies double the amount of Angels.

You need to have something in your Sideboard to protect you from board wipes.

I like Make a Stand.

I would really like to see less Creatures in the Sideboard, and stuff like Naturalize there.

If you're playing against something like Goblins, Naturalize is wasted in your Sideboard.

Hope that helps.

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