Forsake the Worldly


Format Legality
Standard Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Vintage Legal
Legacy Legal
Modern Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Pauper Legal

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Set Rarity
Amonkhet Common

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Forsake the Worldly


Exile target artifact or enchantment

Cycling 2 (2, Discard this card: Draw a card.)

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Forsake the Worldly Discussion

Errast on Colors of Budget Standard Control

2 days ago

3 color/izzet is almost always very taxing on the landbase, and so I would definitely recommend going with a 2-color deck, then upgrading as you get the pieces.

If you're looking to add more win-conditions, Metallurgic Summonings is a fantastic way to close out games, or keep your hand loaded with answers. White has lots of exile, and answers to problem cards. Forsake the Worldly is a card I feel could easily replace By Force for instance.

Argeaux on A pink box of humans

5 days ago

I like this deck a LOT.

+1 from me.

With your Sideboard notes, I find it really helps you in a match if you write them in this format:


2x Glory-Bound Initiate
2x Metallic Mimic


4x Forsake the Worldly

You are allowed to refer to electronic notes at FNM, so you can just whip your smart phone out to take a quick look, and it's easy to see which cards to take out and sub in.

If you want to keep each card to one line, put < br > without any spaces, at the end of the card name.

landofMordor on BW Control Anti Meta

5 days ago

Personally I like Forsake the Worldly as a bit of mainboard hate against Marvel. The rest of the deck looks pretty tight. I agree on +1 Tendrils. Nice deck! Hope it performs well for you.

Loco-Motive on BW Control Anti Meta

5 days ago

Funny, was just reading about this very deck on TCG. You've made some alterations to it, though, and not ones I think would help you.

The one that definitely jumps out at me is Forsake the Worldly. I just wonder why you would include something so narrow when you're running Anguished Unmaking that acts as your catch-all anyway. Also, I think the deck I liked to makes the right call in including 3x Flaying Tendrils and not just two. I just fear you may run out of early answers when a nice catch-all like Tendrils can keep you on-pace. I think you take out Forsake the Worldy for that fourth Cast Out which will likely come in more handy, and you still have the cycling effect.

I feel like 2x Ob Nixilis Reignited is one too many. I might suggest an additional Declaration in Stone. I'm finding those are coming in very handy.

Lastly, to your question about the Fumigates in the sideboard...a definite include. Brought in against the right deck, that thing can just ruin the pace of an opponent who's creature-heavy.

B/W control can be good, so I would try to avoid some of the cutesy cards in lieu of the tried and true ones that can win you games. I'm looking at you, Forsake the Worldly, lol...

WItC on Lunarch Wipes (AKH) - Fun Semi-budget Deck

6 days ago

Thanks Hi_diddly_ho_neighbor. I have considered Hidden Stockpile. I worry that it just doesn't do enough and is too slow. In the perfect situation, it will help us grind through a long creature based back and forth, but we do alright in that match anyway. When we are trying to beat control or aggro, it just does too little. Just my thoughts.

I really like Bontu the Glorified and Zulaport Cutthroat in an aristocrats deck. Fun to play, but they need lots of creatures to sac. MTG Goldfish just posted a version a few days ago as an example. The deck benefits from token generators like Doomed Dissenter or Sacred Cat. We just don't have room for all that in this deck.

Archangel Avacyn  Flip would be great in this deck. She is not included for budget reasons. Same for Gideon, Ally of Zendikar and Kalitas, Traitor of Ghet.

Forsake the Worldly is great in my mainboard, but entirely because cycle gets it out when its not needed. The meta has enough targets that are disrupted by this to make it useful. I have found it helpful very often, and am kinda surprised I don't see it more. Cycle is really really good.

Thanks for the suggestions!

Hi_diddly_ho_neighbor on Lunarch Wipes (AKH) - Fun Semi-budget Deck

1 week ago

Cool deck! Have you considered Hidden Stockpile? Judging by your description, I believe it would fit into your deck better than Vampiric Rites as it replaces your sacrifice fodder and still provides card advantage. On that note, what about Zulaport Cutthroat?

I also think Bontu the Glorified is a better fit than Oketra. As you said above, Oketra is far too easy to turn off where Bontu plays well with the sacrifice theme. I agree that doublestrike is better than menace, but it still makes combat more difficult for your opponents when Odric is in play. Bontu's ability does compete with Yahenni, but she also benefits from it as well. Plus she acts as an additional sac outlet incase Yahenni gets exiled.

Another option might be Archangel Avacyn  Flip for protecting Yahenni and Odric, as well as acting as another boardwipe when you sac a creature.

How is Forsake the Worldly performing? It seems more like a sideboard card to me.

IzzetGod on Izzet Control?

1 week ago

Vampire_Lord thereally isn'the really a budget option for Nahiri. Next best thing would be Forsake the Worldly. She is mostly to be used to deal with opposiopposing Enchantments like Cast Out, Fevered Visions and Always Watching as well as getting rid of some Artifacts and a creature here or the here. Or if you are ahead, she can reshape your hand and eventually get you extreme value off Gearhulk. So really, it's hard to replace her, but are heads long as have Artifact/Enchantment hate, you should be fine!

Greyphilosophy on Cats!

1 week ago

Thank you for the compliment and the suggestions! I could see swapping out Collective Effort for Forsake the Worldly, and on the mainboard swapping out Acrobatic Maneuver for Cast Out. Acrobatic Maneuver definitely feels like the weakest card, but it fits with the cat theme so I have a lot of fun with it. In competitive play that would be the first card I would change out.

I might try out the sideboard change for Forsake the Worldly this week and see how it goes.

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