Dying Wish

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Format Legality
Modern Legal
Legacy Legal
Vintage Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal

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Gatecrash Uncommon

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Dying Wish

Enchantment — Aura

Enchant creature you controlWhen enchanted creature dies, target player loses X life and you gain X life, where X is its power.

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Dying Wish Discussion

Gattison on Magic Idol (aka So You ...

4 days ago

So, I can be a goofy bastard sometimes. I like witty and "random" humor, but sometimes it just gets out of hand...

As proof, here are several parody songs I wrote about The Game of Cardboard Crack. Most of them are old-school hip-hop. Hope that's okay.

  1. "Bolzter-N-The-Hood," by Weezy-G, theme song for Bolster a Corpsejack Menace to Society...

    Drew 7 quick, at about noon
    Gotta play a Corpsejack Menace or two
    Cast Hardened Scales before the play begins
    Then get ready for the bitchin' from my friends
    Simic Initiate, turn two, trigger-time
    Cuz nerds at the path can't Interpret the Signs
    Abzan Falconer, a whole playset
    And some Charms and Battle Priests to fill out the rest
    Bailed out some turns, bolstered my weapon
    Just as I thought target fool kept steppin'
    Jumped on T4, hit the juice on T5
    I got counters front back, and side to side
    Then I played an MP3 (3)
    While buyin' new shit from WotC
    It was Bolster Bolster and the Abzan Menace
    Then I made my own deck and it looks somethin' like this
    Feat of Resistance beats your 6/4
    Mutant's Prey bitches, Burst of Strength hoes
    Mulligan or draw, it's all the same scoop
    Knuckleheads out there cold playin' to first-to-two
    An opponent rolls up, who can it be
    A fresh, bling deck worth a whole pound of weed
    He came to the game table and started to say
    It's all about makin' them R.T.F.C.
    [chorus]Cuz nerds in Modern are always hard
    You come talkin' that trash, we'll pull your card
    Knowin' nuttin' in life, but to win legit
    Don't quote me boy, I ain't win shit[/chorus]
    That's E. is the spot where I cast my stack
    My man E is on that cardboard crack
    My man used to be a friend of mine
    Till I caught him in my 'yard tryina' steal my Hydra
    Cast Treasured Find after I sided it in
    He got 2-for-1ed when he did it again
    Little did he know I got the mana to play
    Planeswalker dead, Top 8, Good Game
    [chorus]Cuz nerds in Modern are always hard
    Come talkin' that trash, we'll mill your card
    Knowin' nuttin' in life but to win legit
    Don't quote me boy, I ain't win shit[/chorus]
    Bored as hell and I wanna cast spells
    So I went to a spot where other nerds dwell
    The kids out there jockin' Deathmist Raptor
    You're lucky I ain't playsettin' Siege Rhino, ya bastids...
    My life hits 40 and I start thinkin'
    I got 8 8/8s, your battlefield's shrinkin'
    Tap to Outlast, Phalanx Leader gets cast
    Before I pass, Jack Forcefully Adapts
    Ya go into ya bag, and ya get out ya pad
    Thinkin' you would go 2-and-0, and go online and brag
    You write it all down like you can't believe
    You about to R-A-G-E-to-the-Q-U-I-T
    You go, "no attack, pass," wouldn't ya know
    Jack icey like a pimp, attack you bro'
    Got the judge pumped up, like he's booin' for you
    Bioshift Scute Mob, give him a +1 counter, too[chorus]Cuz the nerds in Modern are always hard
    You come talkin' that trash, we'll discard your card
    Knowin' nuttin' in life but to win legit
    Don't quote me boy, I ain't win shit[/chorus]
    I'm castin' hard like I'm playin' control
    Strive for Solidarity of Heroes
    I looked at my opponent and he said, "Oh, brother"
    He countered my hydra, but I cast another
    Flyin' in ya' face, I spin-down ya' die
    Green, black, white, Temples of Scry
    Did I forget to mention Primordial Hydra?
    Gotta mention all my cards before I finish my rhyme
    Faces get beat for resistin' my deck
    Dromoka's Command sac's your enchantment
    My deck is broken, attackin' me is a crime
    Sure, 3-out-of-5, if you got the time
    [chorus]Cuz the nerds in Modern are always hard
    Come talkin' that trash, we'll play your card
    Knowin' nuttin' in life but to win legit
    Don't quote me boy, I ain't win shit[/chorus]
    My opponents go to block, but they got no 'field
    Plus I got protection from your Repeal
    Two corpsejacks, and your response?
    Mill my deck? I'll 'board in Varolz
    Be a good sport, said the judge
    Don't mainboard Abzan Advantage
    Use a calculator to confirm the damage
    And a 100/100 is more than most can manage
    I don't use fetches, I do it wit' painlands
    I could do wit' basic Forests, Swamps and Plains, man
    No Anafenza, Kin-Tree Spirit yet
    But get ready to mainboard that Murder
    [chorus]Cuz the nerds in Modern are always hard
    Come talkin' that trash, we'll counter your card
    Knowin' nuttin' in life but to win legit
    Don't play Legacy, it's competitive as shit[/chorus]
  2. "Pump Around," by Evercast, theme song of eyes2sky's Pimpin' Up Wall of Zombie limbs!!!

    Life is up, counter in
    Let me begin
    I came to win
    Attack me, that's a sin
    Drown in dice when I sack up
    Spike, ya better back up
    Try to play the role and Suture Priest will act up
    Life up, Wall up
    Touch of Moonglove up
    If you got removal then, punk you better use it
    Wall of Limbs, Nyx-Fleece Ram
    My Dying Wish
    Is Murder Investigations
    Block it, pump it
    Sac it anyway
    And I deal more damage than nerds at ya Local Gaming Shop
    Sho nuff, I got lots of Exquisite Bonds
    Plus Vampire Nighthawks
    [chorus] I came to get counters, I came to get counters
    So get out your dice and help me count 'em
    Dump 'em out, dump 'em out, dump 'em out
    Dump 'em out, pump up, and win now
    Pump, pump, pump (only Wall of Limbs) (3x)
    Pump up, pump up, and win now [/chorus]
    I'll cut your deck like Mike Holmes' show
    If Jimmy steps up, infinite combo
    Exquisite Blood and Sanguine Bond
    And I got more triggers than North Korea got bombs
    Just like Prodigal Sorcerer I've returned
    Got no blue or red spells, still you'll get burned
    'Cause I got life and you ain't got none
    If you come to battle bring Protection
    But if you do you're a fool, 'cause I deal to the face
    Try to go 50 with me, you come in last place
    I got the Wall, come get your Limbs
    'Cause when I play Magic, I play like Tims
    [chorus] I came to get counters, I came to get counters
    So get out your dice and help me count 'em
    Dump 'em out, dump 'em out, dump 'em out
    Dump 'em out, pump up, and win now
    Pump, pump, pump (only Wall of Limbs) (3x)
    Pump up, pump up, and win now [/chorus]
    I Consume Spirits, and Doom Blade a lot
    I never Diabolic Tutor 'cause I get what I want
    Ya better get a Tournament player
    Like Andrew Cuneo
    To try and play me out like as if my name were Yu-Gi-Oh
    But I ain't goin' out like no kid-game
    Get used to one style and I might have to make
    The change up up and around, new strategies now
    Take all your life and ya' wake up in your own graveyard
    Lingering Souls, Lingering Souls
    I'm spittin' out 1/1 Spirits and 1/1 Soldiers too bro
    [chorus] But I came to get counters, I came to get counters
    So get out your dice and help me count 'em
    Help me count, help me count, help me count
    Help me count my counters up now
    Pump, pump, pump (only Wall of Limbs) (3x)
    Pump up, pump up, and win now [/chorus]
  3. COMING SOON! "You Down Wit' M.T.G.? (Yeah You Know Me)," by Salty by Nature

  4. COMING SLIGHTLY LATER! "All About That Base (No Mana)," by Mhehghahn Trainor (Title and Artist subject to change.)

If I was to release an album, I would call it Magic: The Gangstering... Just sayin.'

Supahpikmin on death is a myth

1 week ago

I looked up some cards that might benefit your deck a bit:

Mikaeus, the Unhallowed gives all your dudes undying, but it's a little late game.

Butcher Ghoul is a basic 2-mana undying that can balance out the colors a bit more (Since the deck is green-heavy but the lands aren't)

Dying Wish is good to place on one of your strong guys to deter an enemy from killing it, and to punish them if they do.

Glissa, the Traitor It's passive abilities make it a beast of a creature that you'll at least 3 of.

nkoroslev on Karlov Life gain Competitive (Tiny)

3 weeks ago

Nice build. I think the main thing to do when using Karlov is making it a point to gain life every turn.

As for creatures, did you consider Vizkopa Guildmage and/or Drana's Emissary? Vizkopa is great if you're gaining 3-4 or more life per turn and you have nothing to cast (or have more than enough mana).

With artifacts and enchantments there are Contemplation, Tablet of the Guilds, Pristine Talisman. These are great for getting life gain each turn and usually multiple times. spirit bond is great because it will allow you to extract more value out of your soul sisters. You can also sac them to make a creature indestructible.

With auras Dying Wish can become a win condition on Karlov and creates an element of protection via Catch 22, and Felidar Umbra great as well.

With land, Vault of the Archangel can give all your creatures lifelink and deathtouch. Just use it AFTER blockers are declared. Opal Palace is also a good land to run with Karlov.

acbooster on Can you equipt an opponents ...

1 month ago

That works how you want it to. You'll still control the Stitcher's Graft even after you lose control of the creature, and as a result you can activate its Equip ability, forcing them to sacrifice their creature. Whenever a permanent changes control, it still has all permanents attached to it that wouldn't fall off from change of control (such as Dying Wish, which requires it to be on a creature you control)

BlueScope on If a creature is controlled ...

1 month ago

Auras (and Equipment, and Fortifications) are attached to the permanents they enchant (or equip, or fortify). This means that under normal circumstances, they don't unattach unless they change zones (an enchanted creature that is returned to it's owner's hand will leave the Aura behind, which causes it to be put in the graveyard).

What also causes them to unattach is if the enchanted permanent becomes illegal to enchant. This is the case for cards like Dying Wish as merrowMania mentioned, that enchant a creature you control, and since you're still the controller of the Aura (as only control of the creature changed), the Aura will be put in the graveyard for enchanting an illegal permanent.

There are other situations where Auras could "fall off" a permanent when changing controllers, but they're all related to enchanting illegal permanents. For example, if the opponent controlled Akroma's Memorial and your enchantment was red or black, it would be enchanting an illegal permanent.

Note that if your opponent controlled something to give all their creatures Shroud, such as Greater Auramancy, the Aura would remain on the creature. Auras target when you cast them, but if the creature later gains Shroud (or even Hexproof, in this example), while you will be unable to cast other Auras on it from that point on, Auras already attached to the creature aren't affected by it.

A little out of context, but because I mentioned Equipments and Fortifications in the beginning: Unlike Auras, you can only equip or fortify a permanent you control. I already mentioned that Equipments and Fortifications also stay attached to the creatures they equip/fortify, however as you still control them, you (and not your opponent) can still activate their Equip/Fortify abilities. Note that you need to target one of your own permanents when activating them.

merrowMania on If a creature is controlled ...

1 month ago

Some example would help. I'll try to answer what I believe you are asking.

If control of a creature changes, Auras attached to that creature do not change controllers. Sometimes, who controls the creature matters, like with Dying Wish, but the majority of Auras do not care about the controller, so they will stay attached to the creature regardless. In the case of my Dying Wish example, the Aura is no longer attached to a legal permanent, so it it put into its owner's graveyard.

Hope this helped. If you have any further questions (or I didn't answer your intended question), feel free to inquire :)

BurtReynolds on Zombies for DayZ

2 months ago

A combo that can be pretty nasty if you manage to pull it off is use Hatred and nearly all your life to make a huge creature, attach Dying Wish then sac with Ghoulcaller Gisa to instantly get all your life back, deal massive damage and make a whole heap of zombies.

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