Repel the Abominable

Repel the Abominable


Prevent all damage that would be dealt this turn by non-Human sources.

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Eldritch Moon (EMN) Uncommon

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Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Highlander 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

Repel the Abominable Discussion

DimitarK on Four Color Turbo Fog - Pioneer

6 days ago

I agree with almost everything Magnanimous suggested except Fevered Visions being a poor win condition. Sure, RDW can dump a bunch of burn on us. I'd suggest running a some main deck + some sideboard Swan Songs which would help with that + protect combo pieces vs control and has virtually no downside due to the fogs.

For Fateful Showdown I agree it's a little clunky. This card will sit dead in your hand most games and the double red is really taxing your 4 mana base with no fixing. I'd also consider cutting down on white, save for the Approach of the Second Sun which is easy to splash for at 7CMC. Repel the Abominable can be subbed out for Root Snare/Winds of Qal Sisma, Supreme Verdict for AEtherize which is easier on the mana and it can fill your opponent's hand back up for some Fevered Visions damage.

Also consider subbing out Growth Spiral+some of the fogs for Sylvan Caryatid/Anticipate. The caryatid can block some early aggression so you don't have to waste a fog early and will help with the mana base. Anticipate will help find that 3rd land drop, your combo piece or a fog when needed.

Shameless plug :D : check out my version of the deck running 3 color Day's Undoing, Sphinx's Tutelage, Jegantha, the Wellspring - Fevered Undoing Fog

seshiro_of_the_orochi on Seasons' Approach: How the seasons go by...

1 year ago

xtechnetia: thanks a lot for the comment. I've had some problems with opening TO at the end of march, so I didn't see the notification.

Your first point is totally true. Do you have any ideas on what to use here? I have thought about a transformative sideboard to win by Sylvan Reclamation . Another idea is Aetherflux Reservoir , though that seems too slow. What do you think about those?

Timely reinforcement is interesting. It would even be a great replacement for faith curvewise. The problem I see is twofold: the three tokens, although I'll basically always get them, don't help too much. And the conditionality of the lifegain is problematic as well. I actually do prefer renewed faith here, as the possibility to cantrip with it is very useful.

The third mode on dawn charm actually is worse than Repel the Abominable . The ceiling for dawn charm is somewhere near countering a big Fireball , whereas repel is versatile enough to do that while still negating most combat damage for that turn.

I'd love to hear your thoughts on my response. Did I missevaluate anything? Please let me know.

xtechnetia on Seasons' Approach: How the seasons go by...

1 year ago

This is the coolest shell I've seen yet for Approach of the Second Sun . Thank you for sharing this.

Some potential improvements:

  • If someone uses an extraction effect like Lost Legacy or Unmoored Ego on your Approach, you literally have no way to win the game. I would have one alternate win con in the sideboard. Conveniently, Mastermind's Acquisition permits you to directly tutor whatever's in your sideboard...
  • You have a lot of fog effects to blank aggro, but control and combo tend to care less about those. I'd suggest maybe replacing a couple with Duress (or sideboard them, all depends on what you usually play against).
  • If it's not out of budget range, I would suggest Timely Reinforcements . It's better than Renewed Faith as it usually gives you a bunch of chump blockers.
  • Instead of Repel the Abominable , Dawn Charm could possibly work against burn. The second mode isn't really relevant for your deck, but the third mode directly counters a Bolt or similar (it also counters targeted discard effects, lol), and it still provides a fog effect in the first mode if that's what's needed.

Smallfry20uk on Sigarda, Herons Grace EDH

1 year ago

Removed Repel the Abominable , Descendants' Path , Terramorphic Expanse and Evolving Wilds . Added in Path to Exile , Decree of Justice , Opal Palace and Kytheon, Hero of Akros  Flip.

I don't think I have enough creatures to reliably use Descendants' Path without messing up draws of my other spells. Repel the Abominable seems redundant with the other means I have to protect my board state and I feel at only two colours of mana I don't need to fixing as badly as I need lands that enter untapped.

I would like to add in Silverblade Paladin and some form of equipment to provide a backup plan of commanded damage but I'm not sure what to cut or which weapon to add. I'm currently thinking of Frontline Medic being one of the dropped cards.

PhoenixNest on Casual Mono White Humans Help

1 year ago

Repel the Abominable is a good card for multiplayer.

ZorrosRage on An unstoppable deck, except against Rudolph

2 years ago

Honestly i dont like the green. Feel like mono W or or UW would be better. Below are some cards to consider

Dawn Charm Possibly for fog and anti burn

maybe have a few Wrath of God, Supreme Verdict effects. Martial Coup is fun also?

Isochron Scepter is amazing if copied card like Dawn Charm

Leyline of Sanctity maybe in the side or main you need some hexproof

Repel the Abominable decent fog type card if your not facing humans. It prevents burn from the player also

Jace Beleren would also help with draw

Howling Mine more draw and less color dependant

Angelsong another fog

Sphinx's Tutelage can be fun alternate wincon

Saintdale on

2 years ago

Hi xyr0s

Thanks so much for looking over this deck, I really appreciate it. you are a nice person.

To answer your question, If am up against Burn, I throw in Dash Hopes and Repel the Abominable from my sideboard. Those two cards, along with Dawn Charm can all be attached to my Isochron Scepter and they all stop burn damage.

I wish I could afford 1 copy of Leyline of Sanctity lol let alone 4. Maybe one day I will save up enough to buy them. Thank you for showing me Aegis of the Gods that is a card I didn't know about :)

The thing with black discard cards is that they are not instants. playing with Isochron Scepter really incentivizes that I invest in Instants that can become reusable. Having said that ,I do have copies of Duress at home that I can probably side.

Thanks again for your comments, feel free to reply to anything I have said hereKind regards

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