Obelisk of Urd

Legality

Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
Frontier Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Magic 2015 (M15) Rare

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Obelisk of Urd

Artifact

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.

Obelisk of Urd Discussion

Joe_Ken_ on What does tuned Arahbo look ...

3 days ago

My brother has an Arahbo edh deck, but its been awhile since he has played it. Maybe some powerful cat creatures like Pride Sovereign could be good and some spells like White Sun's Zenith could be fun to swarm the board. If you are just going for a tribal theme a good package of artifacts to run would be Coat of Arms , Urza's Incubator , and maybe Obelisk of Urd .

hkhssweiss on Revenge ov Khepri

1 week ago

Yo TheErebos!

Alright so the weakest cards I see so far is actually:

All of these ones don't really advance your board state or by the time it comes in, it doesn't really matter as much. Undertaker and Liliana, Untouched By Death will definitely help you out more than one of the above ones.

On a side note, brooooooooooo those foils are siiiiiick I'm so jealous!!!

toxicliam on Sicko Mode (Drake)

2 weeks ago

SirBalu: I added the god win because it sounds hilarious, and also all the cards work really well together outside of that combo. Thank you for your suggestions!
PS I also added Extraplanar Lens because ramp is good
multimedia: All of these suggestions are incredible, thank you for all of them. Just one question, outside of things like Obelisk of Urd and Favorable Winds , what cards do you see in here that don't really do much? I want to cut the fluff so that it's more efficient but not so much that I make the game unfun for my friends.

Darkshadow327 on The Rakdos Carnival

2 weeks ago

This is really cool, I don't think I've ever seen this as a commander!

I hope that this could give you some things to think about!

triproberts12 on Ten Piece (Pirate Tribal)

1 month ago

Since pirates are fairly weak as a tribe, you're going to need to limit what others can do and attack their resources in order to chip in for the win. Your commander helps with creatures, so I would attack the hand and mana to slow them down.

I recommend discard like Capital Punishment , Dark Intimations , Discovery / Dispersal , Herald of Anguish (great with treasures!), Syphon Mind , Liliana's Specter , Nicol Bolas, the Ravager  Flip, Scythe Specter , Siren of the Silent Song , Skull Rend , Tasigur's Cruelty , and Torment of Hailfire .

While land destruction is often looked down upon as unfun, if you decide to keep with a lot of small creatures, you can come out at an advantage by keeping the lands on the board low. You'd have to build your deck to accommodate that, though. For that, you have Mana Vortex , Tectonic Break , Desolation , Epicenter , Ember Swallower , Rite of Ruin (again, great with treasures), Boom / Bust , Impending Disaster , and Wake of Destruction . You'll also find that creature stealing effects snowball, since you can remove blockers to get in with your pirates. Insurrection , Expropriate , and Blatant Thievery will all serve you well.

I would also lean more heavily into treasures. Mechanized Production acts as a second copy of Revel in Riches to that end, and Brass's Bounty will help get you there.

Some generic tribal cards will also help. Cards like Vanquisher's Banner , Shared Animosity , Door of Destinies , Konda's Banner , Kindred Dominance , Kindred Discovery , Coat of Arms , Metallic Mimic , Adaptive Automaton , Obelisk of Urd , Path of Ancestry , etc. will help shore up the weakness of the tribe.

As for old pirates, consider Rishadan Brigand , Rishadan Cutpurse , Rishadan Footpad , Talas Explorer , Talas Warrior , and Cloud Pirates .

Finally, I would head to EDHREC just to see the staples that are played in Grixis colors, as well as for your commander and whatever theme you choose to go with. You can also toggle to budget in the top right in order to see what will make it easier to build without sinking a bunch of money into the deck. However, keep in mind that cards like River's Rebuke don't scale up well to multiplayer, so you'll find the choices people make are very different. While cards like Cyclonic Rift , Sol Ring and Vandalblast will hurt the pocketbook a bit, they're good investments for whatever Commander decks you choose to build in the future.

If you don't like what you see, you can also head to Scryfall to search for cards. They'll let you limit the results to cards in your color identity, put price limits, and let your rank the results by how much commander play they see.

triproberts12 on Wolfen Horde

1 month ago

I think the biggest thing that would improve this deck is getting some tutors for Immerwolf . Chord of Calling is the most important, since it's instant-speed, allowing you to flip your werewolves. Woodland Bellower , Green Sun's Zenith , Birthing Pod , Eldrich Evolution, Fauna Shaman , and Natural Order are all good, too. Secondly, I would put in some generic tribal stuff. Adaptive Automaton , Door of Destinies , Herald's Horn , Kindred Summons , Metallic Mimic , Obelisk of Urd , Vanquisher's Banner , Urza's Incubator , Coat of Arms , Descendants' Path , Grave Sifter , Path of Ancestry , Shared Animosity , Steely Resolve , and Tribal Unity are all cards you should consider.

LoyalPaladin on Knight Tribal

1 month ago

I'm just going to make suggestions for cutting and adding, but they're more suggestions on what I would do if I was building it. OrientSuperior might have some good feedback. He's good at going wide and tribal too.

Creatures

Not a lot to say here. I'd probably cut some of your higher CMC creatures for more low CMC knights. You probably want to treat your dragons like my Sunhome's Finest deck treats angels: sprinkle them in there, but don't make them a main attraction. Their CMC is usually fairly high.

Sunhome's finest generates a lot of 1/1's to bide time for a big angel to come out, but Knight's aren't quite as good at that as soldiers are, I'd add some more mana rocks and cut a big boy or two. Right now you're running about 22 Knights out of your 29 creatures, with three ways to get a limited number of tokens from what I'm seeing.

Artifacts

You might consider cutting Door of Destinies if you end up being more of a hybrid Knight-Dragon tribal, otherwise it's probably fine for now. I'd probably cut some equipment for commander protection and mana rocks.

Main Cuts: I'd cut these for sure, but there are a few more I'd lop off for other things.

  • Bloodforged Battle-Axe: It's a mana sink and you're going to be strapped for mana in Boros.
  • Godsend: This card isn't very useful in commander. If you exile a card it's gone, since they can't run multiple copies. If you hit their commander they'll just return it to their command zone instead of exiling it.
  • Sunforger: It's really just not that great. It's a mana sink and I actually cut it from my own deck.

Extra Cuts: I'd probably cut Forebear's Blade, Mind's Eye, and Obelisk of Urd as well. Obelisk is worse than Door of Destinies, so keep that latter if you're cutting one of the two. Mind's Eye is a good card, but I barely manage to take advantage of that in a mono-White deck crafted to ramp fast. Forebear's Blade is just so-so, it's not bad, but it's not great.

Add: You could consider Pearl Medallion or Ruby Medallion. I'd probably forgo both of those for what's below or maybe even a Boros Locket.

  • MindStone: Great mana rock with draw in case you really need it.
  • Swiftfoot Boots: You've got two commanders. Run swifties and greaves?
  • Worn Powerstone: It's a tap for two mana rock. Could be more than worth it for you.

Instants

I don't have a lot to add here. I'd probably want more instants in general, and I'm not a huge fan of Dawn Charm.

Sorceries

I'd probably cut Steelshaper's Gift for Blasphemous Act. It's half the price and a game winner if you manage to make your creatures indestructible, even for a turn.

Lands

I would cut Arch of Orazca and replace it with Terrain Generator. I'd find space somewhere in your artifacts to cut a card and add in a Reliquary Tower too. The 36th land is more important for your colors and you're more than likely to have a build up of cards with a big CMC in your hand at some point. Arch is a cool land, but you're going to rarely have that much mana on hand outside Green. If you're super set on having a card draw outlet like that, go for the Vanquisher's Banner.

Enchantments

I'd probably cut Quest for the Holy Relic for a copy of Honor of the Pure, but that's just me. I feel like the deck is built to go tall, but the tribe is made to go wide. If your deck wins because of commander damage, it's probably because you have two commanders, not necessarily because one of them got beefy.

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Obelisk of Urd occurrence in decks from the last year

Modern:

All decks: 0.01%

Commander / EDH:

All decks: 0.07%

Red: 0.06%

Green: 0.03%

White: 0.04%

Black: 0.04%

Golgari: 0.02%