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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Set Rarity
Magic 2015 (M15) Rare

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

Obelisk of Urd occurrence in decks from the last year

Commander / EDH:

All decks: 0.01%

Obelisk of Urd Discussion

CBBA on Edgar Markov [Turbo Aggro]

1 week 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

2 weeks 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

1 month 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.

Blackheart426 on Ayula Voltron (Bear Force One)

1 month ago

I like it! maybe put in Roughshod Mentor or Bellowing Tanglewurm to give your bears a better chance of getting some bites in. Some other staples could be Vanquisher's Banner or Obelisk of Urd. Bow of Nylea is always a good choice, too. Keep it up!

Deadpoo111 on 10:12-15

1 month ago

Kindred Discovery goes infinite with your commander. Also, maybe consider Warstorm Surge, Coat of Arms, and Obelisk of Urd to close out games faster with your insects. Cool deck overall +1!

ZendikariWol on Lorge Cat Daddy (Ajani)

1 month ago

I love a player who goes for the flavor win, but I also feel like you could do more to really focus the mechanical identity of your deck.

Cats are associated strongly with equipment, which Ajani plays into with +1/+1 counters, which are also good for beefing up one's creatures. The issue with that is you essentially have 54 deck slots to split between creatures, equipment, ramp, removal, and card draw.

You could also just do tribal. Though cats do not have many lords (the only one you don't have is Regal Caracal), general tribal cards such as Herald's Horn, Adaptive Automaton, Shared Animosity, the Kindred cycle (Kindred Boon, Kindred Summons, and Kindred Charge), Metallic Mimic, Icon of Ancestry, Door of Destinies, Steely Resolve, Obelisk of Urd, or Vanquisher's Banner could serve you well.

You could go more towards Ajani's +1 counter theme, but most of the payoffs for that are non-cat. That said, there are some good noncreature options: Curse of Stalked Prey, Hardened Scales, Doubling Season, Curse of Predation, Hindervines, Inspiring Call, and Mayael's Aria and other power-related payoffs.

Silverdrake on White (w/ a hint of blue) Cat Deck

2 months ago

Looks fun! Brimaz, King of Oreskos and Leonin Vanguard are powerful cats you could consider. If you cut down on the non-cat creatures you could consider Metallic Mimic, Icon of Ancestry, and Obelisk of Urd. I'd consider running more removal than just Take Vengeance too - Declaration in Stone, Conclave Tribunal, and Cast Out are some of the best pioneer options in white. Blessed Alliance and maybe even Outflank are other potential options.
Also, 26 lands is on the higher end of what a control deck might run. An aggressive deck like this that focuses on 1-3 drops definitely doesn't want that many - I'd cut down to 22 or 23 lands.

Whatever you decide to do, good luck and have fun with it!

Brutal_B on Grenzo goblin deck

2 months ago

Vial Smasher the Fierce is a goblin and could help throw some extra damage around. Mirage Mirror is great in any deck. Some anthems like Obelisk of Urd , Konda's Banner , The Immortal Sun and War Horn or even Ashenmoor Liege , Shared Animosity might help out the small bodied goblins. A couple lands worth considering are Rogue's Passage and Rakdos Carnarium . Legion Warboss should be slotted in as well as Warren Instigator . Goblin Smuggler and cards like Rogue's Passage and Suspicious Bookcase would be good at forcing some damage through. With that said Blood Mist should be in your list. Treasure Nabber ? Goblin War Cry ?

Goblins are small by themselves. So I think your best bet is gonna be anthems, buffs and combat tricks.

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