Obelisk of Urd


Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Penny Dreadful Legal
Custom Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
Frontier Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Oathbreaker 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


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

triproberts12 on rainbow-squirrels! karona makes it possible

1 month ago

Homeward Path is a good include for Karona, in order to keep anyone hostile (especially another tribal player) from attacking you. Also, since you're running Changelings, Taurean Mauler and Chameleon Colossus are good. Kindred Discovery , Kindred Dominance , Obelisk of Urd , Cover of Darkness , Tribal Unity , and Harsh Mercy are all good for this style of tribal deck, as well.

HalbrechtHalbrecht on

2 months ago

Sorry for the double-post, but I realized that since you're essentially running a tribal deck, you could take advantage of tribal cards:

Anthem — With so many creatures at your disposal, you shouldn't have much trouble convoking Obelisk of Urd down to a ridiculously small amount of mana for such a large P/T boost. Alternatively, if you don't mind the off-flavor feeling of attaching an equipment to a spirit.... then Stoneforge Masterwork can make one of your tokens huge!

Board wipe Harsh Mercy [NOT modern legal] is a one-sided boardwipe (obviously don't run it if your playgroup tends to enjoy tribal). Yes, they'll get to keep their best creature (though you can just pick it off with Path to Exile), but this card can still really clear the board of chump blockers.

Protection — It's a little slow, but Kindred Boon [NOT modern legal] can turn your spirits into an indestructible army. I'd only run this as a 1-of, though, since it has a higher CMC and its effects don't stack.

Black splash — If you don't mind splashing a little more heavily into black, then Cover of Darkness [NOT modern legal] can make your spirits harder to block (and I love the flavor!), while Pack's Disdain can be an additional removal spell if you need more than Path to Exile.

Of those, I'd most recommend Obelisk of Urd , Harsh Mercy , and Cover of Darkness .

GreenTrampler on Bug Boi EDH

2 months ago

First, I just noticed. Tinker is banned in EDH. That may not matter in your meta, but I just thought I'd mention it.

It really depends on your meta as to what you need to do the first few turns. With my playgroup, building up mana is a good way to go, so using mana rocks and spells to get lands out are essential. You've got that down. If you're needing "early" game wipes, something like Evacuation or Chain Reaction aren't bad. Pongify and Rapid Hybridization are good cards for spot removal, and Reality Shift is still one of my favorite removal spells in all colors. If you wanna go with the tribal a little more, you could go with something like Obelisk of Urd , though I personally would stay away from doing that too much. Nezahal, Primal Tide has been an all-star in all of my blue decks. He's a big drop, but he's impossible to get rid of and nets you lots of draws.

I guess it really just depends on what you're wanting to build. Are you wanting to combo out and win quick cEDH style, or play a little more casually, albeit powerfully?

MosesNotProphet on Krenko Budget Commander

2 months ago

Metallic Mimic is a bit over budget for a single card, but not too different from Goblin King . And yes i can see Adaptive Automaton and Obelisk of Urd on the deck, and i can see them entering in place of cards like Squee, the Immortal , Furnace of Rath or Raid Bombardment .

I typically focus less on lord effects on the deck but its true that they might help on giving bigger damage and surviving weak board clears.

Thanks for the feedback, I will add some changes to the deck.

shwanerz88 on The Shamans of Jund

2 months ago

I would probably start out by cutting may 1 or even 2 basics. Also are the wastes for like flavor for some reason? Adaptive Automaton and Obelisk of Urd would be a solid includes for additional anthem effects.

How_Unfortunate on Krenko Budget Commander

2 months ago

Have you considered running Adaptive Automaton / Metallic Mimic or are they over budget? I've played against Krenko at many different price points and the extra lords increase the clock pretty significantly. On a similar note, Obelisk of Urd is also a very powerful lord effect for your deck that's somewhat harder to interact with. Being able to tap goblins for convoke spells when you don't have one of your haste enablers out usually makes for a good impact play.

triproberts12 on A Different Kind of Ghave Deck

2 months ago

Oh, also if you go more into Saprolings with the goal of going super wide, Coat of Arms and Tribal Unity are excellent finishers. Metallic Mimic , Obelisk of Urd , Radiant Destiny , and Shared Triumph could all be good.

I forgot about lands, as well. Oran-Rief, the Vastwood , Gavony Township , and Llanowar Reborn could also be good.

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