Eternal Witness


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

Printings View all

Set Rarity
Ultimate Masters Promo (UMAP) Mythic Rare
Ultimate Masters (UMA) Uncommon
Commander Anthology 2018 (CM2) Uncommon
Commander Anthology (CM1) None
Commander 2015 (C15) Uncommon
Modern Masters (MMA) Uncommon
Duel Decks: Izzet vs. Golgari (DDJ) Uncommon
MTG: Commander (CMD) Uncommon
Fifth Dawn (5DN) Uncommon
Promo Set (000) Mythic Rare

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Eternal Witness

Creature — Human Shaman

When Eternal Witness enters the battlefield, you may return target card from your graveyard to your hand.

Eternal Witness Discussion

multimedia on Chulane, teller of tales

1 day ago

Hey, well made for your first Commander deck. Nice Aluren :)

You forgot Plains in the manabase? I suggest cutting 3x Forest and 2x Island for 5x Plains. This will give you 15 white sources in the manabase which is my opinion the lowest amount of sources to have for a color. Another option is to add more lands that can Fetch or make white mana: Bant Panorama , Ash Barrens , Prairie Stream are other budget playable lands. Whatever you decide my advice is play at least 2x basic Plains.

Whitemane Lion is excellent with Chulane since it can bounce itself back to your hand. It has flash which lets you trigger Chulane on an your opponents turns. Cast Whitemane with Aluren for infinite creature casts which with Chulane results in infinite draw/putting all lands from your hand onto the battlefield.

Eladamri's Call is an excellent creature tutor, among the best in Commander. Neoform is another great tutor, sac a creature you control to tutor for another and put it onto the battlefield. Swords to Plowshares and Beast Within are staple instant removal spells in Commander. Exiling any creature for one mana is very good. Destroying any permanent, includes a land, is versatile in Commander.

Eternal Witness is a staple green card for recursion in Commander because it can recur any one card includes a land. Guardian Project and Beast Whisperer are other sources of repeatable draw with creatures. On cast with Whisperer and ETB with Project. These can be backup repeatable draw sources if Chulane gets disrupted.

Cards to consider cutting:

  • Overbeing of Myth
  • Karametra, God of Harvests
  • Kruphix, God of Horizons
  • Agent of Treachery
  • Tishana, Voice of Thunder
  • Avatar of Growth
  • Angel of the Dire Hour
  • Hour of Eternity
  • Forgotten Creation
  • Primordial Hydra

The majority of these suggested cuts are high CMC creatures who don't interact with Aluren and some of them are five drops. My advice is not to play a lot of five drops because you already have the four five drops you want to play more than others: Chulane, Tatyova, Crawler, Muse. These five drops are also better than all the six drops therefore you could, cut all the six drops too.

I offer more advice. Good luck with your deck.

Iceman76 on Tyrant Queen

2 days ago

Spinal_Remains: I imagine the line is to Dread Return targeting Eternal Witness . That lets you return Walking Ballista to your hand and cast it for a million.

Snax_n_staX: Would you be able to add a section/note on Tainted Pact ? It fits so well into both combo routes, and I want to make sure I'm not missing anything. It lets you find Food Chain while possibly exiling Eternal Scourge , is basically an A+B combo with Laboratory Maniac , and gives you a Flash Hulk pile of LabMan + Spellseeker if you want to avoid graveyard hate. Is there anything else?

resplendentobscurity on Muldrotha, the Mirrortide

2 days ago

Thanks for the upvote and the recommendations! Funny, I run Fleshbag Marauder and his other ilk in other decks, but it just hadn't occurred to me to slot them in this deck. I've also been meaning to get some copies of final parting - having another / better way to be able to tutor up my Eternal Witness Deadeye Navigator combo would be good. I should update the deck - as far as additional sac outlets go, I have found that I just don't need them - having 1-3 cloned copies of the best creature(s) on board usually results in some sort of removal :P, and my board state isn't exactly overflowing, most of the time so I want / need my creatures. That said, I replaced Greater Good with Rishkar's Expertise , and replaced Pull from Tomorrow with Baleful Strix as a cantriping blocker. Though, Dimir House Guard being able to also tutor most of the deck including Damnation is enough to keep it around. Perhaps it should just be a straight tutor, then, if that's all I'm using it for... Also trailing out Agent of Treachery as another steal effect / form of card draw.

Emisary121 on Tuvasa Enchantment Matters

6 days ago

Replenish would be a solid addition to your deck!

Eternal Witness is also pretty good in most decks for some recursion

Swords to Plowshares good removal in white


Inkmoth on Yeva Draw-Grow (Budget)

2 weeks ago

Eternal Witness is repeatable, adds to devotion, starts tutor chains ( Pact into E-Wit getting Pact ad naus.) and all at instant speed thanks to Yeva . She's a win con.

Once Regrowth is gone, it's gone. I can use Finale of Devastation to get her back to start another chain. I'll take it out the day they print a better version of her.

Fallerup on Yeva Draw-Grow (Budget)

2 weeks ago

I'm watching a video made by commanders quarters on youtube at the moment and the subject is "overrated cards" aka. cards used in every deck that might not need them. One of these cards is Eternal Witness where he suggests Regrowth or Seeds of Renewal instead, have you ever considered this? it makes sense to use regrowth instead, a 2/1 body is rarely worth that extra mana eternal witness costs to cast. Craterhoof was also discussed now that we are on the subject of green cards.

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Eternal Witness occurrence in decks from the last year


All decks: 0.22%

Commander / EDH:

All decks: 0.24%

Green: 0.94%

Golgari: 0.93%

GU (Simic): 1.43%

GW (Selesnya): 1.55%

RG (Gruul): 1.74%

RUG (Temur): 3.46%

RGW (Naya): 1.79%

BRG (Jund): 1.94%

BGW (Abzan, Junk): 3.94%

GWU (Bant): 0.97%

BUG (Sultai): 1.8%