Cursed Totem


Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Classic Sixth Edition (6ED) Rare
Mirage (MIR) Rare

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Cursed Totem


Activated abilities of creatures can't be played.

Cursed Totem Discussion

AJe11y on Purphoros, God of the Tokens [cEDH PRIMER]

8 hours ago

Good evening, Ragnar0k. Always glad to have good conversations with magic players. So I'd like to first hear you continue your thoughts about the cEDH and its mana curve. I just looked at the top 5 cEDH decks here on Tappedout. Respectively, their mana curves are: 2.48, 3.03, 3.84, 2.18, and 2.51. Continually down the list, there are about 1 in 5 that do come below 2.3, but they most come closer to 3.0. I would like to see a cEDH deck that has a 1.7 mana curve, cause that would be hella fun to look at.

Infinite mana is cool, but it's not fun if you don't have a lot of cards to play, which as you've mentioned, is a weakness in . I think this deck excels in fast mana, rather than infinite mana. You have to hit quick and hard here. I don't personally believe that this deck needs to run infinite mana, just for a card or two, because frankly, Purphoros, God of the Forge + Panharmonicon + and ETB card like Siege-Gang Commander = 32 damage per each opponent.

I do agree that I need more stax pieces, as I've tried Cursed Totem in my Azusa deck. I think more stax would be fun. Also, are there any red tutors that I've missed out? I've seen artifact tutors, but they are expensive (looking at Planar Portal ). I'd rather draw into them with Wheel of Fortune . What do you think needs to be pulled out the deck for possible changes?

Ragnar0k on Purphoros, God of the Tokens [cEDH PRIMER]

9 hours ago

Hey, I like the idea of this list; but have a lot of problems with how it runs and it being considered cEDH., and the primer as a whole. First of all, your opening spoiler is inaccurate. The average cEDH mana curve does not sit at 2.8-3.5. That is completely ridiculous. On average, a cEDH deck sits around 1.7-2.3, and 2.3 is even a bit high. Second of all, you don't run infinite mana combos, which make your X spells like Firecat Blitz shine. Third, your board interaction and stax pieces are too few and far between. Stranglehold and your land destruction/hate pieces are nice, but Cursed Totem , Grafdigger's Cage , Chalice of the Void , Ricochet Trap , Shattering Spree , Thunderclap , and Mogg Salvage would further improve the stax and interaction of the deck greatly. The three large downsides of mono-red are lack of access to tutors, interaction, and sufficient ramp. That's why you should look to amp both of those up as much as possible, and once you've reached the proverbial ceiling, acknowledge red can only do much on its own, and hunker down into stax. You most likely won't end up being the fastest deck at the table with these changes, but you will be able to slow down others' decks with T1, 2, and 3 stax pieces to the point where you're a contender.

CyborgAeon on Yeva Draw-Grow

4 days ago

The Koziest of tutor targets. Ok; so he can tutor for kozilek; but the engineered explosives on 1 is pre' bad for this deck anyway - most of your problem permanents are 2 mana ( Cursed Totem , Defense Grid , Sphere of Resistance , Null Rod / Stony Silence , tibalt). There are so very few options who get nutted by blast zone (I think you have six 2-drops) that it seems fairly worthwhile. Yes, I know that all of your removal hits all of those problem-cards already as you're in green, but this is a land that hits multiple at once, as opposed to being 1-for-1, this card is (genuinely) card parity in a 4-player game (since every card has to be 3-for-1 or it's card disparity).

merrowMania on Gitrog Dredge Combo [Primer]

6 days ago

n0bunga - Cursed Totem does stop Oblivion Crown lines since Crown give the creature the ability.

Solarfall13 on Gitrog Dredge Combo [Primer]

1 week ago

Is there a reason Caustic Caterpillar is used over Krosan Grip ? Seems like Cursed Totem is more likely to hose us with the former and the latter is basically impossible to interact with.

Daedalus19876 on The Ten Plagues: Locust God cEDH | *PRIMER*

2 weeks ago

Patryn: Basically? It also lets me viably filter my hand with mana leftover for counterspells I didn't end up needing, lets me smooth the inevitable "I drew only trash" hands off of Wheel of Fortune , and can act as a backup for my commander if something like Cursed Totem is out. Plus it cantrips itself when I have lots of mana but few cards.

aeternitatis on Lavinia, Azorius Renegade

3 weeks ago

Some Recommendations:

multimedia on Lavinia Land Hate

3 weeks ago

Hey, looks good, but consider adding more hate?

Cards to consider adding:

To make your deck more competitive consider cutting these cards:

  • Terramorphic Expanse
  • Evolving Wilds
  • Flood Plain
  • Port Town
  • Prairie Stream
  • Emergency Powers
  • Planar Bridge
  • Fall of the Thran
  • Thought Lash
  • Estrid's Invocation
  • Mind's Dilation
  • Thaumatic Compass
  • Swiftfoot Boots
  • Burnished Hart
  • Cataclysmic Gearhulk
  • Spelltithe Enforcer
  • Avacyn, Angel of Hope
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Cursed Totem occurrence in decks from the last year

Commander / EDH:

All decks: 0.02%

Blue: 0.15%