Return target permanent card from your graveyard to the battlefield.
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|Dragon's Maze (DGM)||Rare|
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|Commander / EDH||Legal|
Obzedat's Aid occurrence in decks from the last year
Commander / EDH:
All decks: 0.01%
Obzedat's Aid Discussion
1 month ago
Hey COOZCOOZCOOZ, saw the new updates and it's looking good. I'm definetly gonna have to pick up a Shadowspear for my list. And was wondering if you've tried Daxos, Blessed by the Sun yet? I just added him to my list but haven't seen him in action yet.
I would strongly recommend cutting Erebos, God of the Dead, he was an early cut for me. All of the playgroups I've been in have always been able to steal or clone efficiently and it's rough to get shutdown by your own card. Also, Divinity of Pride would always seem to force a board wipe when I ran it and I couldn't gain anything from running it. And Obzedat's Aid and/or Unburial Rites could easily be switched out for things like Whip of Erebos or Mimic Vat if your looking to repeatedly reanimate.
Some cards I have found to really work with any playgroup are Leonin Elder, Golem's Heart and Paradise Plume. And it took me awhile, but I finally got my hands on an O-Naginata, as I've tried to focus my equipment package towards trample and low equip costs. Also, where's Panharmonicon???? Card was made for things like soul sister's package.
Anyways, my recommendations are based on my games and playgroups. Hope this helps.
1 month ago
MagicalHacker, WotC admitted that Beast Within breaks the color pie, since green is not supposed to be able to destroy creatures unconditionally, so I would not be in favor of a green/white hybrid version of it.
1 month ago
MagicalHacker The Wind of Fortune is a bit strangely worded. Mainly because it instructs each player to discard their hand and draw cards equal to greatest amount discarded this way. Then if a player had fewer than 7 cards they draw cards equal to the difference. I'm quite certain I know what you mean by it, but it reads a bit strange.
Perhaps it should be: "Each player discards their hand, then draws cards equal to the highest amount between seven and the greatest number of cards a player discarded this way."
Although you do realize that both Windfall and Wheel of Fortune are restricted in vintage and banned everywhere else but Commander? As such I would never expect such a card to be printed, taking the best of both and mix them together.
You could also go for a non-generic name like Obzedat's Aid.
It could be interesting to toy with supplementary effects that makes the card have different effects based on mana spent or perhaps make it stronger/cheaper if combined between two sources of mana that are adept at the same thing.
Source - Based on the colored mana spent to cast this spell (amount above one is irrelevant), it does;
- : Return target creature card from your graveyard to the battlefield.
- or : Exile target creature card from your graveyard, create a X/X creature token, where X is equal to the exiled creature's power. If was spent to cast this spell, the token is a black Zombie. If was spent to cast this spell, the token is a white Spirit.
Life Anew costs less to cast, if both and was spent to cast it.
Return target creature card from your graveyard to the battlefield.
1 month ago
First of all, looking at it 'on paper', I don't know how this thing works, but it works! Here are my thoughts (whether they amount to anything or not is up to you...)
First, the curve on this is absurd, especially given the mana. Would some more mana production early game be helpful? I noticed the Sarkhan, Fireblood is missing, so it seems maybe not? Still, Faeburrow Elder seems like it might be a busted mana creature for the deck.
I would still look to sub more expensive reanimation for lower CMC reanimation...since then you can activate more other abilities, cast more spells, etc with your mana. Also, more versatile reanimation might be good, considering how often cards like your Sarkhans and your 'gateways' blown up. Perhaps think of replacing things like Fearsome Awakening and Unburial Rites with things like Animate Dead (only 2cmc, can take my things too) and Obzedat's Aid (gets your planeswalkers, artifacts, and enchants back), or even Beacon of Unrest.
Since you're a graveyard-centric deck, some things to salvage your graveyard in case someone decides they need to exile all your dragons might be in order. You have continuous effects like Reito Lantern or Bow of Nylea (bonus points for being cute with Balefire Dragon), or you can do something that serves multiple purpose like Perpetual Timepiece. Cauldron does this somewhat as well. Again, not sure how much of an issue this is.
A few cards I was unimpressed with: Verix Bladewing, Praetor's Council, Sarkhan, Dragonsoul, Darksteel Ingot, Mirror Gallery, Palace Siege, Ephemerate (for this one, I would personally go back to Cloudshift, so Dragonlord Silumgar can permanently steal a creature).
Some ideas: Temur Ascendancy, Assassin's Trophy/ Beast Within/ Generous Gift/ Anguished Unmaking (some very general target removal, hit anything really stupid that's bothering you), Dragonlord Atarka, Dragonlord Ojutai (I think you were working on getting Atarka...)
4 months ago
Gotcha. I was a fan of the Madcap stuff when Saffron Olive was doing it in Standard, but the card pool was a lot smaller, so I just think reanimation is more powerful. I was looking through cards, though, and I think that a GPG-heavy build with Obzedat's Aid could be powerful. It's one more mana than Refurbish, but you could run a second Kenrith. Another card to consider is Corrupted Grafstone . Also, remember that you have cheap, powerful discard outlets in Pioneer. I think this deck should be running a full playset of the Modern staple Collective Brutality . Rotting Regisaur lines up very nicely with the curve on Refurbish, so I think that's also worth looking into.
10 months ago
Blue has gotten a form of planeswalker retrieval in the form of Monastery Loremaster
11 months ago
Yo MrXilas I would probably cut Yawgmoth's Vile Offering if I were to cut it for Oketra. You are only running one planeswalker as well as there would be better other reanimation spell if you were to choose one, the same slot could be even Obzedat's Aid . Hopefully that helps!