Obelisk of Urd

Obelisk of Urd


Convoke (Your creatures can help cast this spell. Each creature you tap while casting this spell pays for {1} or one mana of that creature's color.)

As Obelisk of Urd enters the battlefield, choose a creature type.

Creatures you control of the chosen type get +2/+2.

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Magic 2015 (M15) Rare

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Format Legality
Unformat Legal
Legacy Legal
Modern Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
2019-10-04 Legal
Block Constructed Legal
Frontier Legal
Pioneer Legal
Casual Legal
Leviathan Legal
Vintage Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Highlander Legal

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Obelisk of Urd Discussion

casual_competitive on Golem Tribal

6 days ago

unless your not expecting much golems in play Coat of Arms is better then Obelisk of Urd

BioProfDude on Mono-R Goblins

1 month ago

I would drop Burning-Tree Emissary for Legion Warboss. I also get what you're doing with Torbran, Thane of Red Fell, but I'd go to no more than 2x, probably just 1x, and add Wild Slash. Same for Obelisk of Urd. A copy or two of Ramunap Ruins might also be good.

Cool deck! Good luck!

DemMeowsephs on Ishkanah, Grafwidow - The Widowmaker's Web

3 months ago

Looking back on what I said, I realized I might have a couple more suggestions mana-wise, but not due to lands. I tried to keep these more budgeted so hopefully, this works a little better.

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Xica on Casual Johnny's Trip to Modern

3 months ago

Nice deck!
(in the sense that its a cutthroat aggressive deck, that goes fast and wide enough to contest 5c snow piles)

You need to find a way to play around Plague Engineer, preferrably some "lord effect*", that is built on something other than a creature (thus avoids creature removal and board wipes that are going to be flung your way), or some brutal strong removal that makes it disappear and makes sure it doesn't come back from something like Unearth.

If you are worried about targeted discard, i would advise buying a playset of Leyline of Sanctity, as they are dirt cheap (at least compared to their usual price).
And beside Bxx targeted discard they are plenty useful against mill, burn, and non-gifts storm variants (as those tend to struggle to find unsummon effects in a timely manner).

Really any effect but ones dependant on the given creature is great (so no Lord of Atlantis-like effect) - as when the lord is getting blown up, the boost is gone with it.
Obelisk of Urd-esque effects should be prime consideration.
(of course even eaker stuff like Oran-Rief, the Vastwood may worth checking out)

CBBA on Edgar Markov [Turbo Aggro]

4 months ago

What do you think about Cover of Darkness for Iroas, God of Victory? Sure "menace" can be better than "fear" in some cases, but CoD cost half as Iroas and you don't really need the damage prevention if your creatures can't be blocked :)

Obelisk of Urd is a very strong card in a Edgar deck, if you get it out very early (what is not that big of the deal). This card shut down games very quick.

TogbusPrime on balthor's devotion to dredge

4 months ago

Given the name of the game here, artifacts have to be worth it. Moriok Replica, Obelisk of Urd, Staff of Nin, and Temple Bell are not and possibly Mind Stone too. If your Demon and Zombie tribes were less of a subtheme then the Obelisk might be worth it.

As for what to put in, I'd prioritize Ayara, the Whisperer, the Connoisseur, the Marauder, things to clear out yards like Tymaret, Chosen from Death and Leyline of the Void, and creature sac outlets.

Astranoth on

5 months ago

bradtheimpaler13 I've tested them in the past and while they are both useful, their abilities become a bit winmore. Death Baron does buff our zombies and would be included in any traditional Zombie EDH, but with Josu in the Command Zone, the deathtouch does not come into effect as often as you would think. Josu himself as well as his tokens all have menace, and in metas that do not focus on creature heavy decks your creatures will plow through regardless. I have often been in favor of running Obelisk of Urd in place of him, as +2/+2 can go a long way.

As for Shepherd of Rot, unfortunately he harms the table rather than opponents, and when you have as many zombies as Josu can make, that damage will add up. I have added Ayara, First of Locthwain in place as she will actually gain us life and can be used as a source of card draw AND a sac outlet.

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