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Dying Wish

Dying Wish

Enchantment — Aura

Enchant creature you control When 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

masterosok on Life Gain/Drain

19 hours ago

I am having a hard time determining which of the following to use:

Dark Favor Dying Wish Ethereal Armor Ordeal of Heliod

I supposed Ordeal of Heliod and Dying Wish make the most since but I think Dark Favor and Ethereal Armor are stronger.

nadder447 on The Little Deck of Horrors(Feedback Wanted)

1 week ago

Thanks SkRiGeR!

I see your point about Dissolve over Essence Scatter , but I think I'll move the latter to the sideboard, just in case I run into any creature heavy decks I can sub them back in. As much as I like Tome Scour I think Evanescent Intellect would work better, since it is reusable and works great with the Sirens. I had thought about putting those in their originally anyway. And I never thought about Dying Wish on Consuming Aberration for the kill shot, but that's a great Idea! I also like the idea of going full mill with this; if you have any other suggestions regarding a full mill stratagem they would be appreciated.

SkRiGeR on The Little Deck of Horrors(Feedback Wanted)

1 week ago

-3 Essence Scatter ; +1 Psychic Strike ; +2 Dissolve or Negate .You don't need that much creature prevention. If you go against non creature decks, you would be only limited to Psychic Strike for control which is not enough at all. With Dissolve , you then have 6 counters that can prevent any situation.

I would actually replace Tome Scour with Evanescent Intellect . Put it onto Siren of the Silent Song to make him super nasty.

I love Dimir. Problem is it will not be tournament competitive as it is right now. Only great casual playable games. You either to go full Mill effect with a bomb or Control aggro. Either of these is this deck. I do like the concept your heading. Look up Dying Wish for a possible spot as well. Works great with Consuming Aberration and then use Away on it to kill them.

Nthnbnntt09 on Bestowing A Beatdown of Heroic Proportions

2 weeks ago

Another good idea to protect your big creatures would be Dying Wish

DireDestine on 2014-03-29 update of You Died ...

3 weeks ago

eslaton7751 My apologies to misinterpret the suggestion! I still hold, by the situation that I would rather have another damaging aura spell out. However it does makes sense what you say so I will add your suggestion as an update since it is something I would like to playtest if I cannot dig for mana using Chosen by Heliod consistently enough. (See last mini-paragraph at bottom)

EldestDragonHighlander yay, rules judge, thanks for clearing that part up and the handy quote!

Quadsimotto, thank you for the play test. Spirit of the Labyrinth would interfere with some of own draw engine of Chosen by Heliod . At the same time I like that she has 2 cmc as you pointed out and has 3 power which if all the Hero of Iroas are in the grave for whatever reason is a good alternate for Dying Wish . The Gods Willing was placed in the SB as an additional one drop trigger for Agent of the Fates , so that doubling his sac'ing Heroic only has a 3 cmc. Will also add to the Update as a reminder when I playtest.

Combining Quadsimotto and eslaton7751, we have 3x Crypt Ghast to replace Chosen by Heliod on Mainboard, add 1 more swamp. Then Spirit of the Labyrinth would replace Fate Unraveler , and Pacifism for Gods Willing . What about Arrest instead of Pacifism as Hero of Iroas can already bring it's cost down? Or should Arrest replace Pithing Needle ?

lil_cheez on

3 weeks ago

Dying Wish + Ethereal Armor FTW!! How didn't I never see that??

raaymakers on Golgari Graveyard-Humping

1 month ago

Odunos River Trawler is a cheap cmc for getting that nighthowler back if he might end up in gy.might wanna check my deck i use viper aswel its a good trick as the attacking creature wil get not only deathtouch but also increased toughness +2 and might survive blocking, even +3 if its jarad or nighthowler im also trying out Dying Wish atm instead of the whip +1 because i love these kind of decks, and

Anublet90 on None

1 month ago

And here's a list of Auras I'm interested in.

Basic de-buffs

Death's Approach


Clinging Darkness

Dead Weight

Effect upon death

Dying Wish

Unhallowed Pact

Yoke of the Damned

Banewasp Affliction

Effect upon various triggers

Brink of Disaster

Contaminated Bond

Mire Blight

Ragged Veins

Spiteful Shadows

(Only considering for Servant of Tymaret )

Claim of Erebos

Now, obviously it would have to be either upon death, or upon tapping/damage/whatever, not both. Price

Low Avg High Foil
$0.03 $0.15 $0.75 $0.37
Color(s) B
Cost 1B
Converted cost 2
Avg. draft pick 12.59
Avg. cube pick 3.15


Format Legality
Standard Legal
Extended Legal
Legacy Legal
Vintage Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Modern Legal

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Set Rarity
Gatecrash Uncommon