Beckon Apparition

Beckon Apparition


Remove target card in a graveyard from the game. Put a 1/1 white and black Spirit creature token with flying into play.
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Beckon Apparition Discussion

Korlus on BW budget Tokens, my version

2 weeks ago

The problem with Promise of Bunrei is that they are non-flying tokens that are colourless and not white - a relevant thing as most lists will run 6 anthem effects, and so also include Honor of the Pure.

Overall, I'd probably suggest investing in a solid sideboard. Beckon Apparition could fit into it if you have plenty of room left over (it fights decks like Assault Loam and Unburial Gifts well, but otherwise is sub-par vs. many graveyard strategies), but I'd generally suggest stronger cards, like Zealous Persecution #4, Path to Exile (or Condemn if budget is a big concern), Dismember #2-4, and maybe cards like Leyline of Sanctity, Stony Silence, Sin Collector, Relic of Progenitus, Auriok Champion, Aven Mindcensor, Rest in Peace, Rule of Law, Sundering Growth, Memoricide, Fulminator Mage, Grafdigger's Cage, Nevermore, Kataki, War's Wage, Timely Reinforcements etc.

Of course, the sideboard should be built based upon the local meta, but a selection of any of those cards ought to be fairly decent.

Wiktul on Is Progenitus good sideboard option ...

1 month ago

Yup, the Progenitus mechanics works exactly as kyuuri117 is saying. That is why I asked about him in that matter. Thank you all guys for your strong response, but the thread is not about IF MILL DECK IS REALLY ANY CHALLENGE TO SUCH A NOOB AS MYSELF (as first posts could suggest), but about pure theory.

Eldrazis are exiled with Rest in Peace or Leyline of the Void - simple as that. For all who still have any doubts about that, Emrakul, Ulamog and Kozilek ARE falling into a graveyard and only then their shuffling effect can trigger. They can be also ressurected from that graveyard (with Goryo's Vengeance or Shallow Grave) as well as exiled with any other effect, like Beckon Apparition and so on. Porgenitus, in terms of mechanics, never hits the graverd, nor it even tries to do that. Elixir of Immortality seems nice as long as you have it on the table. Sideboarding it x1 or x2 against mill is pure lottery and I can bet that it will be milled as well as any other cards from your deck. Against mill, drawing it is a lottery and in lottery mill have much more options of achieving it's goal then I.

Getting back to my first assumption - 7 cards in hand - Progenitus as 8th draw means that mill can never kill me. Or... It doesn't? That is exactly what I'm curious about, not if the mill decks are competitive in modern.

awesomealex77 on Flying Spooky Ghosts!

1 month ago

Interesting game I played guys/gals,

turn one - Flooded Strand, plains, Beckon Apparition targeting Flooded Strand in the graveyard, pass. One 1/1 spirit, one land.

turn two - land pass, Remand opponent, draw Roar of the Kha. One 1/1 spirit, two lands.

turn three - land, Lingering Souls pass. three 1/1 spirits, three lands.

turn four - land, second Lingering Souls (was not casted via flashback) convoke 5 spirits, tap one land, Triplicate Spirits pass. 4 lands, end turn with eight 1/1 spirits.

turn five - land, entwine Roar of the Kha during combat and untap all creatures, convoke Hour of Reckoning. eight 1/1 spirits, 5 lands, swung for 7 2/2 flying spirits, board wiped hit only opponents creatures.

square711 on Tokens

1 month ago

Elspeth and Ajani are both too slow for Modern. If you really want to use a planeswalker in your deck, it should be Elspeth, Knight-Errant.

Sundering Growth should be in the sideboard only. It's a dead draw against any deck that runs no artifacts/enchantments, and you'd be surprised at how many of those there are in Modern.

I don't see much of a reason to play Odric, either. He's just another 4-drop in a deck that's already crowded with high-CMC cards. Consider replacing him, as well as the planeswalkers, with some good turn 1-2 plays. Doomed Traveler, Beckon Apparition (best used with fetchlands), Essence Warden, or anything else that helps you defend yourself during the first 2 turns.

Yuri200X on 1 is enought

1 month ago

Alright, I used to be a Polymorph player, and I'll help you out.


Polymorph is basicly a card that will fetch the next creature in the deck.


First, consider this: you have ANOTHER way to combo: Proteus Staff - if you fail to Polymorph, the card goes to the grave. But if you fail with the STAFF, it is still on the field to use it again.

Second, to make it pick exactly the creature you want, you have to put inside your deck only the creature you want to hit.

(So you should be running ONLY Emrakul, the Aeons Torn as creature cards)


For you to have a valid target for the combo, and still run NO other creatures in the deck, you have to resort to another means of putting creatures in your field.



Tokens are, pretty much, the ONLY way to make sure you have both a target for the combo as well as no other creature in the deck is to use tokens.


For that purpuse, you have a variety of cards that can help you to it...




ALRIGHT... I got tokens to target the Polymorph... but what it Emrakul, the Aeons Torn comes in my hand?


For this situation, there are two things to consider:

  1. Do i want to play it from my hand?

  2. Do i want to combo with Polymorph?


Should Emrakul, the Aeons Torn go to your hand, you can still go off and put it in the field.

What you need is: Quicksilver Amulet - this way you put it on the field from your hand.


You, by any means, dislike the other idea: you want to make Polymorph go out like crazy and show an interesting display of MTG deck-building skill.

What you need to make Emrakul go back to the library: See Beyond - this way you throw it back to the library and make it possible for your Polymorph to hit it.


See, using the UB approach may not be the best way to use this deck: you have access to more tokens with WHITE.

Should you consider playing white:

All these cards are better at putting tokens in the field than Black/Artifact sources (unless you play Bitterblossom.



Guillepe on WB pure

1 month ago

Thanks, but it is quite good the fact that Turn 1 - Thoughtseize, Turn 2 - Beckon Apparition+Edge of the Divinity

You can attack with a 4/4 with fly in turn 3.

But maybe you are right, so I will consider it.

deltacobra on WB pure

2 months ago

Beckon Apparition i take out for souls unless u using that for removal and if that the case I'd suggest Surgical Extraction for that. And if that the case I'd remove Purge the Profane

MangoPunch on BW budget Tokens, my version

2 months ago

Doomed Traveler is not a staple in white token decks - get rid of it, please.

I think this is a good start given budget constraints and it is clear you know how you want to grow it. A couple of comments keeping budget in mind: I think 7 non-flexible anthems is probably too many, most lists run 6 max, I am more comfortable with 4-5. You essentially need a token generator in your opening 7 or else its a mulligan; so maybe another Secure the Wastes? I think you will be pretty disappointed with duress mainboard - hand disruption is very important to the strategy, but duress is just not good enough in so many match ups. things like Beckon Apparition aren't worth it. You want to invalidate their one for one removal - beckon is a conditional 1/1 - that is just bad. I don't think Moorland Haunt has enough support; I think splashing green for Gavony Township and Selesnya Charm would be way stronger - and still budget. The more I think about it, the more I like Selesnya Charm in your build, it can give you a reasonable sized token instant speed, kill a big threat (Gurmag Anglers, Cranial Plated Ornithopters and Become Immensed Inkmoth Nexuses) or let one of your tokens trade with relevant threats (especially once you have an anthem online); I would definitely go with the green splash if I were you. Search on gatherer for token generators, I am sure there are some more that would fit in the budget shell even if not quite as efficient.

For reference here is my non-budget version, I love my Gavony township: Metatoken 2.0

Power / Toughness 0
Color(s) Black White
Cost {W/B}
Converted cost 1


Format Legality
Heirloom Legal
Legacy Legal
Vintage Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Modern Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Pauper Legal

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Set Rarity
Gatecrash Common
Eventide Common


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