Embodiment of Agonies

Embodiment of Agonies

Creature — Demon

Flying, deathtouch

Embodiment of Agonies enters the battlefield with a +1/+1 counter on it for each different mana cost among nonland cards in your graveyard. (For example, 2B and 1BB are different mana costs.)

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Set Rarity
Core Set 2020 (M20) Rare

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

Embodiment of Agonies Discussion

Slyce on Beating death with The Cauldron

4 months ago


The Fae of Wishes engine sounds great and fixes (at least most) of the inconsistency issues the deck has and offers some neat options to react to the opponent. I will probably get some myself for the paper version of the deck. Actually I have no real gameplan for the case, that the opponent has graveyard hate. If its Grafdigger's Cage I would try to win with Embodiment of Agonies and Vantress Gargoyle as milling is still possible, but for Ashiok, Dream Render I have no idea except removal. I'll try to come up with something.

Thanks for the input it was really helpful and gave me some inspiration

BS-T on Who say's dreams (NIGHTMARES) don't come true?

5 months ago

WUBRG87 Last thing I'd want is to sculpt your deck into something that doesn't feel like yours(!) - I love EDH's lack of homogeneity. Happy to give you my 2 cents with the direction I'd be thinking of from here though and with not too bad of a budget...

More of a sacrifice direction that isn't 'aristocrats'; add another altar ( Phyrexian Altar or Altar of Dementia ), maybe switch Dark Ritual for Culling the Weak - then you would have a good level of sac outlets to have some heavy hitters like Gray Merchant of Asphodel and Kokusho, the Evening Star replace Noble/Zula/Buccaneer. It's a bit contradictory adding sac outlets and removing aristocrats I know but I think the aristocrats make better use of volume (like tokens) and our boy Chainer is better off packing more value into a big recur-able punch.

Blood for Bones , Whisper, Blood Liturgist and Diabolic Intent could be included then too. I like your use of Desecrated Tomb here and it gives you fodder for those last three I mentioned.

If it were me, I'd be thinking:

Also, to your point about the 'Compet-o-meter', I'd say the impact will be from the system rating Zula/Noble highly because of combo involvement in decks that revolve around them and the Buccaneer showing up in Nekusar, the Mindrazer lists, which tend to be pretty savage!, rather than necessarily your changes being significantly worse one-for-one. I actually really like Embodiment of Agonies in this, it's cheap and can be a massive beatstick pretty easily.

WUBRG87 on Who say's dreams (NIGHTMARES) don't come true?

5 months ago

BS-T, hey yeah. Thank you! I sort of agree with the aristocratic creatures in here. it's not like creature sacrifice is this decks main focus, so im not getting optimal usage out of them. They're more for synergies with Mikaeus and a sac outlet and like you said: theyre effect hits all opponents.If i were to try to cut them, have any suggestions as to what to put it in place of them? i pulled Glint-Horn Buccaneer , Zulaport Cutthroat and Falkenrath Noble for Embodiment of Agonies , Diabolic Tutor and Desecrated Tomb and the competitive meter went down nearly 20%. not that the competitive meter is any reliable source to go on, but still. any ideas?

WUBRG87 on Who say's dreams (NIGHTMARES) don't come true?

5 months ago

i need to get that version of Sidisi. otherwise, he probably would be. i agree with what you said though,bradtheimpaler13 about Graveblade Marauder and Embodiment of Agonies . any ideas as to what to cut for them? by the way, Thanks for the comment snd suggestions! would you mind throwing me an upvote? ill do the same for you too !

bradtheimpaler13 on Who say's dreams (NIGHTMARES) don't come true?

5 months ago

I like how you run both Cavaliers. I think Embodiment of Agonies and Graveblade Marauder from your maybe board look really fun. What about Sidisi, Undead Vizier ?

OberstHati on RottingHandHate

6 months ago

Ty, my first idea was to play Vampire and Embodiment of Agonies and the VampKnight for the death touch, the splash was only for Thought Erasure , then i remembered my playset of Thief,... Maybe the mono approach with more Aggro,... Fenlurker is a bit too weak i guess,...

Loganrockwitch on Kaalia Reanimator

6 months ago

Hello, nice deck overall. I really like Kaalia, Zenith Seeker and your attempt to fit Embodiment of Agonies . Although I have some suggestions. First of all, you lack creatures and cards on CMC 2 and 4 and that makes your Embodiment of Agonies worst. I can suggest maybe 1 or 2 Terminate on 2 CMC slot. In 4 CMC I strongly suggest 1 or 2 Restoration Angel . You can bounce Kaalia, Zenith Seeker and trigger her ability again, also triggers Seasoned Pyromancer . If you gonna put Restoration Angel consider also putting Akroma, Angel of Fury which is a sweet combo as you can flip her with Restoration Angel . I believe Stormbreath Dragon has an important place here, maybe instead of Glorybringer . Also I think Unburial Rites must be 4 of and consider if you have space to put some 1 mana discard spells main and in sideboard also a Damnation .

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