Gifts Ungiven


Format Legality
Noble Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Casual Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
Unformat Legal
Pauper Legal

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Set Rarity
Modern Masters 2017 Edition (MM3) Rare
Modern Masters (MMA) Rare
From the Vault: Exiled (V09) Mythic Rare
Champions of Kamigawa (CHK) Rare

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Gifts Ungiven


Search your library for up to four cards with different names and reveal them. Target opponent chooses two of those cards. Put the chosen cards into your graveyard and the rest into your hand. Then shuffle your library.

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Gifts Ungiven Discussion

bigshocka on Dimir Zombie Combo (Canadian Highlander)

1 day ago

You're forgetting Nameless Inversion for an infinite chain of casting while Haakon, Stromgald Scourge is out. Two easy targets with Gifts Ungiven.

I basically have a modern version of this deck. Check my profile out.

Entrei on EDH Banlist

3 days ago

So for Gifts Ungiven they just grab Crucible of Worlds Academy Ruins Mindslaver and Buried Ruin. Regardless of what you give them they can pull the combo off.

As for the p9, everyone would have to run them in order to be competitively viable. However that would put a huge strain on people, as they would have to spend huge amounts of money to make a deck have the cards everyone's has.

Also banned for diversitys sake. If they were legal EVERYONE would be running them

DemonDragonJ on EDH Banlist

3 days ago

Gattison, I do not know how to do that, as this is the first time that I have made a decklist on this website.

Entrei, I have never heard of a card being banned in a format because of its price. As far as I know, all those cards that you mentioned being banned for their price were actually banned because they are simply too powerful, and to what interaction are you referring between Mindslaver and Gifts Ungiven?

Xica on Oh No! My Deck is Ruin(ator)ed!

6 days ago

Hello, from your post i just realized that i am not the only person who is tinkering with a deck built around Skaab Ruinator
So here is what ideas i came up with till now:

1# Build an all in deck with the best cheap mill spells, Hedron Crab, Minister of Inquiries, Shriekhorn (a few - as its sadly an artifact), Dream Twist, Contingency Plan - ad 3 playsets of "real" creatures Narcomoeba, Skaab Ruinator, Eternal Scourge - and a flex slot, that at the moment i fill with Stitchwing Skaab, but it could be Magus of the Bazaar.
The problem is that this version has obvious problems with stuff like Path to Exile, (and grave hate) despite being really fast.

2# Build a deck that abuses Gifts Ungiven with Skaab Ruinator as win condition (since this creature doesn't need slots devoted to Unburial Rites.
In such a shell Mulldrifter, Shriekmaw, Plaxmanta + Pit Keeper as a worse Snapcaster Mage would do well.
For turn one stuff like Siren Stormtamer/Martyr of Frost or stuff like Vampire Cutthroat would be ideal.

P.s.:Laboratory Maniac is a trap - for this deck.
There are alternatives that are a lot better - like Psychic Spiral + Mystic Retrieval which can work out of the graveyard, and mill the opponent out of nowhere.

icehit6 on I need a counter deck ...

1 week ago

Along with what Sylvannos was saying, I can vouch for a few of the decks in that list.

Storm is relatively cheap minus the lands - if you get the base of storm the most expensive card in it will be the play set of Gifts Ungiven and then the one to two copies of Past in Flames. You could probably put the whole deck together for 50 or so dollars and just use islands and mountains. And you have a deck that's actually relatively competitive.

Mono green stompy was one of the first decks I played. Very cheap but still pretty competitive - I still have my build from two years ago.

Elves, which wasn't on his list, is also relatively cheap and still effective - anywhere from 30-50 dollars for a decent deck, and you can make it mono green so you don't have to go crazy with land and mana fixing.

Mono-red burn is good too. Very cheap, very simple but it gives that not so fun infect feel because you just kill everything your opponent has or damage them straight to the face - very uninteractive.

As I said, infect - cheap, fast, but it isn't very fun. It will win, that's all.

White weenie is also pretty good. It's a mono white life gain deck that uses Ajani's Pridemate to make a huge, hard to deal with creature. Has good protection and very hard for low tier decks to beat. An upgrade from that deck would be adding Serra Ascendant to make it not budget.

Clawsun73 on Mimeoplasm EDH Casual

1 week ago

Hello, welcome to EDH!


Firstly, 27 lands is not enough, especially in a three color deck. I would aim for 35-37 in this deck since you have 6 mana rocks.

If you are up for ordering cards, Command Tower should go in any commander deck with more than one color.

Evolving Wilds is exactly Terramorphic Expanse, but having both doesn't hurt for consistency.

Recently rotated from standard lands that are pretty cheap right now: Sunken Hollow, Hissing Quagmire, Lumbering Falls

Pain lands are pretty cheap too: Yavimaya Coast, Underground River, Llanowar Wastes

Counterspell is strictly better than Cancel.

You are going to want Swiftfoot Boots to protect your commander and give it haste.

There are 2 different ways you can go about building the deck.

  1. You can go for easy wins with Blighted Agent and Jodah's Avenger.

  2. Or you can go for more fun stuff like Mycoloth, Sage of Hours, Master Biomancer, and Cold-Eyed Selkie.

Either way is valid and enjoyable, it just depends on who you play with and how you like to play.

For either one though, you need more big creatures for Mimeoplasm's second targer for counters. Some good cheap options are Krosan Cloudscraper and Ghoultree. Inkwell Leviathan and Gaea's Revenge can be used as targets for the first or second ability.

Terastodon can be used as removal and then as counters later in the Mime.


Firstly, Gifts Ungiven is banned in commander. If you are playing casually it shouldn't be too big a deal, but I thought I'd let you know.

Artisan's Sorrow or Relic Crush. 3/4 Enchantment/Artifact Removal is a little overkill.

Metallic Rebuke is not very good here because the only non-creature artifacts you have produce mana, so you can't really use the improvise that often.

I don't know if you are going for a recursion theme, but generally in this deck you want your creatures to stay in the graveyard, so Wander in Death, Fortuitous Find, and March of the Drowned don't seem very good in this deck. A little bit of recursion is good in any deck, but this is too much.

Minihorror227 on Prison Stall

2 weeks ago

Lets see, the decks i play againat are:

  • Titan Scapeshift. The usual one you will find online with added blue for Gifts Ungiven and Cryptic Command

  • Goblins. This is the usual goblin decks you'll find. He uses Guttersnipe and tries to deal damage through Dragon Fodder and Krenko's Command while having in the goblin that creates goblin tokens equal to the amount you already have(forgot the name. I think its Krenko but not sure right now))

  • Eldrazi Tron. Uses Ulamog, the Ceaseless Hunger, Karn, and Ugin, the Spirit Dragon. The main removal thwy usw against me is All Is Dust. Have Thought-Knot and the usual in it. Think can find the deck by going to meta decks on MtgGoldfish.

  • U/R Gifts. Storm deck. No changes to them other than 1 deck having Empty the Warrens sideboard and the other running 1 or 2 main.

  • Seismic Swans. Uses Seismic Assault and Swans of Bryn Argoll

  • W/R Burn. I'm not sure what he used in the deck. One card was some shrine that puts counters on it when you play red spells or on upkeep, then can sac to deal dmg equal to the counters on it. Sorry for not knowing much about it, he's only played it once.

  • Cascade Living End. Uses any 3 cost cascade spells and Living End the rest is a bunch of cycle creatures.

  • U/W Prowess. Built around Elusive Spellfist and tries to buff him until victory.

I think i've named all the decks. If i missed any i'll post them later.

Pieguy396 on Spicing up an old deck

2 weeks ago

So, you're switching from the Emrakul + Polymorph combo to the Training Grounds + Umbral Mantle combo, right? Honestly, it looks pretty solid to me, my only suggestion would be to maybe splash White so you can run the Gifts Ungiven + Unburial Rites + Iona/Elesh Norn combo as well post board, as you already have part of it. That's all I have lol, sweet deck!

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