Memorial to Folly


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

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Set Rarity
Dominaria (DOM) Uncommon

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Memorial to Folly


Memorial to Folly enters the battlefield tapped.

: Add .

, , Sacrifice Memorial to Folly: Return target creature card from your graveyard to your hand.

Memorial to Folly Discussion

SideBae on Mono-Black Gold (Shirei, Shizo's Caretaker)

4 weeks ago

Mana Vault on turn one allows you to cast your general turn two. I imagine one of the challenges with this general is his costing 5, as lack of access to another color means your options for ramp are rather limited. By the same token, Charcoal Diamond , Coldsteel Heart , Chrome Mox and the Cabal Coffers + Urborg, Tomb of Yawgmoth combo are your friends as well.

Nausea is good for you, as it gives you a way to kill off a bunch of little creatures and rebuy their ETB triggers. As Non-Linear points out, Grave Pact is good in your deck. Nausea makes it into a one-sided board wipe.

God-Eternal Bontu seems kind of absurd, with all them creatures you can feed him. With all the sac-ing you're likely to be doing, you might have luck with Harvester of Souls .

I see Demonic Tutor is in your 'Maybeboard.' I feel that this should be in the main deck of any black EDH deck if at all possible. It simply gets whatever you need more efficiently than anything else can.

Qarsi Sadist allows you to drain an opponent for two at each end step, if you have it exploit itself each time and Shirei stays on the board.

Night of Souls' Betrayal is an interesting thought. With a carful build, it could probably bust the deck wide open, as it auto kills each 1/1 and then brings them right back each end step. Pairing it with something like Burglar Rat , Skyscanner , Pilgrim's Eye , Black Cat or other such creatures seems simply rude as ****.

Finally, regarding the lands, I haven't had much luck with Crypt of Agadeem . You might want to replace that, Mortuary Mire and Memorial to Folly with basic lands. I also don't think Ghost Quarter is very good in EDH, unless your meta plays some powerful utility lands like The Tabernacle at Pendrell Vale or Glacial Chasm . Ancient Tomb is a better Temple of the False God , but it is a more expensive card.

DigitalFear on Death by 1,000 Cuts

1 month ago

I like this theme a lot, I played something similar about a year ago with a deck I went undefeated with Construct Tribal - Recurison (what is shown on tappedout is not what I ended up with)

I am going to work on something similar to what you have here, and make some improvements through playtesting.

So far I think sub out Rakdos Guildgate for Evolving Wilds to trigger the Mayhem Devil I also like that EW trims your lands for better draws, which would be an improvement to the gate alone.

Also looking into maybe Memorial to Folly

SynergyBuild on Need help with land creature ...

2 months ago

Go 5 color with Child of Alara as the commander. Remember it has to go to the graveyard to trigger, so use reanimation effects or recursion like Memorial to Folly , Mortuary Mire , Volrath's Stronghold or Haunted Fengraf to reuse Child. Try to use indestructible cards or utility lands to get all of the effects you want, probably with cards that synergize with lands.

Boroswins on Uncle Karl hates kids on his lawn

2 months ago

I love this deck. Consider Memorial to Folly as a late game way to get someone back in action. Kaya's Wrath if you need a sweeper for the crazy aggressive decks. No Vampire Nighthawk ? I found that it deters people from attacking me at all when they can pick a target with no death touch. On that note, you get the same effect from Basilisk Collar which is transferable to any weenie you have. Gifted Aetherborn gets you there too. Vault of the Archangel when you are just done with people attacking you.

Beacon of Immortality if being decked is ever a thing for you, and to watch your opponent's faces.

Overall I love this deck and it is definitely giving me tweeks for my own Karl deck. Thank you. I'll keep watching.

DukeYorick on

2 months ago

Have you looked at Carnival//Carnage much? I personally prefer it over Vicious Rumors even though it does need an enemy creature to cast.

Also, one area that you might have some trouble is against wide opponents. It looks like you can usually go over them and try and race, but there's also the option of Dagger Caster .

I would also take a look at Memorial to Folly as an option for lands. It slows you down a bit, but getting additional creatures to cast later in the game could be nice.

SP3CTR3_chelts on Improving a Oops all Creatures ...

2 months ago

If you were to cut one of your recursion cards you could add 1/2 to your land base:

Memorial to Folly

Volrath's Stronghold

yeah Gary would be a fine addition ill have another look for a space :S

Quadsimotto on Golgari ooze

3 months ago

swap the guildgates for Woodland Cemetery to help mana fixing. I would run a dredge style for these two in these colors. If you are wanting to keep it budget or not makes a big difference as well. Golgari Findbroker , Find / Finality , Memorial to Folly Glowspore Shaman with some removal like Cast Down Cry of the Carnarium or ritual of soot for sweeping, Vraska, Golgari Queen Underrealm Lich Llanowar or incubation druids for some ramp possibly. You could go undergrowth mechanic with these two being your shining star. Early hand removal like duress or divest.

Lots of directions you could go with it. I have always liked Golgari combination but it really shines at recursion so I think I would focus some there.

youngmachete88 on When There's No More Room in Hell...

3 months ago

BlackDeegs, thank you for your thoughts on the deck! The Creeping Chill were added as a knee-jerk reaction to getting roasted by burn at a recent FNM and thinking, "I use some self-mill cards, why not try... this?" But I see your point and value your advice, so thanks for bringing an objective eye to the deck list. (I went with Moment of Craving in the side board instead.)

As for Graveyard Marshal , I just have to keep 4, I'm sorry lol. After playing the deck a bunch, I just know the value is there. But I did add the Cabal Stronghold because I think you're right and it will outshine the Memorial to Folly in the long run.

Thanks again, let me know what you think of the changes.

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Memorial to Folly occurrence in decks from the last year


All decks: 0.38%

Golgari: 5.75%

Commander / EDH:

All decks: 0.02%

Black: 0.18%

Golgari: 0.1%