Obzedat's Aid


Format Legality
1v1 Commander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Casual Legal
Legacy Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Pauper Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Dragon's Maze Rare

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Obzedat's Aid


Return target permanent card from your graveyard to the battlefield.

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Obzedat's Aid Discussion

drohack on Kaalia call of Brisela

1 day ago

Here is my attempt to figure out my "7 by 9" classification of my deck (Referenced article about "7 by 9"). It appears I've slightly reversed it and have a "9 by 7" ratio. Some cards also overlap, but I put them in their main use case category.

After looking at the list though I only have 7 categories of cards which means I could look to add a new category by removing some of the weaker cards in each of the existing categories.

Target Protection (10)

Removal (8)

Tutor (9)

Draw (10)

Revive (8)

Utility (9)

Meld (6)

Mana (5 + 35 - 1)

DudelRok on What does white bring to ...

1 week ago

Pretty sure the point of white is adding the best reanimation spells in EDH.

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Obzedat's Aid

Karmic Guide


A lot of vampires have nothing for power so it lets you get some pretty good draw off Mentor of the Meek.

Iunno. Support color, really. Not enough "cool vampires" in White. There are some, clearly as pointed out by others, but mostly white is there to make you more resilient and to have more/better answers.

Angry_Potatoes on Monarchy Taxation Ft. Queen Marchesa

2 weeks ago

Definitely swap Breath of Life and Zombify for something better, like Obzedat's Aid (which can grab any permanent) and/or Unburial Rites (which has flashback). Otherwise looks pretty solid :)

NunnoWine on A Spark Awakens

2 months ago

That's what I thought. I asked because I play in a pretty competitive edh group. One of the guys has a strong mono black deck and the other has a strong mono blue deck. I worry about their strong cards like Omniscience, so I was curious if you wait till you have Doubling Season in your hand before you use it or how you try to set that card up?

I know that you play Obzedat's Aid and its powerful because of the variety of options it gives you but with the amount of enchantments, why isn't Replenish in the line up?

Flumox on The Professor's "In Debth to Teysa" Deck

2 months ago

As stated in the video Obzedat's Aid is only being used because he did not have a Yawgmoth's Will. Now with commander 2016 you could also replace it with a Magus of the Will as a cheaper but slower version.

Geralf_Cecani on Take What You Can, and Give Nothing Back!

2 months ago

DISCLAIMER: The commander in question does not have trample. Thus the following comment does take trample into account. It's also almost unblockable, so... yeah.

In EDH voltron, remember you're trying to get to the almighty 21. This is where the maths comes in, because, with a commander with 5 power, you have to hit them 21 divided by 5 times, which is equal to 5 when rounded up. If you give it just +1/+0, it becomes 4 times. +2/+0 then brings it down to 3, almost half of the original amount of times you had to swing.

However, to bring it down just 2 swings to kill a player requires 11 power, 4 more than the required power to execute with just 3 (I had stuff like Tenza, Godo's Maul cos I only had to reach 10 with Skittles). Thus, unless you are sure you can reach the +6/+0 necessary (which is why Argentum Armor is so great), adding power above the +2/+0 isn't all that useful. Double strike a similar effect: if you have +1/+0, you can kill them in 2 swings, if you have +6/+0, you can kill them in one.

Necromantic Summons would be amazing as it alone would give it the extra +2 power mentioned earlier. Other than some occasional extrodinary spells, such as Dance of the Dead and Animate Dead; most onto the battlefield recursion is around 5 mana (some examples (not suggestions) include Rise from the Grave, Fearsome Awakening, Obzedat's Aid, etc.), so don't expect to pay less then that most of the time, especially in budget. I wouldn't use from graveyard to hand effects such as Disentomb, as your commander is more than 5 CMC anyway.

An equipment I should have mentioned is Ring of Evos Isle, the blue counterpart to the Ring of Xathrid. Also a budget counterpart to Phyrexian Arena is Underworld Connections. You have to sac a land (sort of) to get the same effect, but if you're low on life you can choose not to. Yay!

Hero's Blade is a great option if you can get the additional +2 power (for reasons mentioned earlier). Otherwise it's just a glorified Sword of the Chosen.

ive-been-degaussed on Daxos and Elspeth Together Again!

2 months ago

Some thoughts:

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