That Which Was Taken


Format Legality
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Penny Dreadful Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Betrayers of Kamigawa (BOK) Rare

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That Which Was Taken

Legendary Artifact

(4), Tap: Put a divinity counter on target permanent other than That Which Was Taken.

Each permanent with a divinity counter on it is indestructible.

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That Which Was Taken Discussion

Awoken_Leviathan on Big, Fat and Roaring - A thiccer take on Brostorm

3 weeks ago

Also, as an after thought, there's no better way to cheat creatures than Myojin of Life's Web, it's even repeatable if you have a That Which Was Taken. However that is a lot more setup with a higher chance to be targeted than the current spells you're using.

Delta-117 on Ways to protect Lich?

2 months ago

Perhaps That Which Was Taken, Phyrexian Unlife, Blind Obedience, Soul of New Phyrexia, and Platinum Emperion.

I know you were hesitant to go into too many colours, but I would recommend you consider Oloro, Ageless Ascetic as a commander, one who gives you access to counterspells which will help with dealing withMerciless Eviction, Austere Command, Nevinyrral's Disk related effects, and already encourages a pillowfort strategy with cards like Ghostly Prison, Propaganda, Crawlspace, Maze of Ith and related effects to minimize damage.

elgosu1337 on Yidris, The Storm Gladiator

3 months ago

Seems like the game plan is to equip Yidris, attack, then cast more equipment to cascade more equipment, and maybe cast a Storm spell at the end? You could benefit from Paradox Engine, a lot more mana rocks like Everflowing Chalice, Chromatic Lantern, Coalition Relic, and Gilded Lotus, equipment like Masterwork of Ingenuity and Golem-Skin Gauntlets, Vedalken Archmage to draw more cards, and possibly extra attack step like Aggravated Assault and Savage Beating or extra turn spells. Your other creatures don't seem very efficient. You might not be running enough instants and sorceries to benefit from Metallurgic Summonings. That Which Was Taken doesn't seem as cost-efficient as Darksteel Plate or Darksteel Forge.

golgariizzet on Vorel: An Engorgement of Krasis

4 months ago

Inspiring Call, Eldrazi Monument, Heroic Intervention, Stonehoof Chieftain, Soul of New Phyrexia, That Which Was Taken these cards will help your permanents survive things like nevinral's disk

KINGofORESKOS on Adaptive Alignment

4 months ago

Really awesome deck! I can see how much time you put into his! Only one suggestion. Since the one on the battlefield is the most vulnerable, maybe add something like Renegade's Getaway or That Which Was Taken to save it if necessary. Since you only have 4, taking away 1 ruins everything.

jakeelephant006 on Toxic Thunder 2: The Toxic Avenger

5 months ago

Lands: Take out 2 Mountains, Stone Quarry, Cinder Barrens, and Forsaken Sanctuary and maybe the Guildgates if you want and add in at least one plains, Haven of the Spirit Dragon, any of the life gain dual lands from Tarkir... just use better duals than the strictly-worse guildgates. I have a personal issue with those lands. They insulted "Avatar the Last Airbender" once.


Things to pull: Ancient Hellkite works to slow, requires to much investment, and is too conditional. Forgestoker Dragon cuz it's clunky and slow compared to other things. (A lot of these suggestions will be cutting the worst of duplicate effects). Aegis Angel (above reason)? Wojek Embermage? Paragon of Open Graves cuz you don't have enough black to make its ability work. Scalding Salamander is too conditional. Either Vulshok Sorcerer or Blood Cultist. Crossbow Infantry. Stun Sniper. Painsmith because not enough artifacts.

Artifacts: That Which Was Taken cuz it's also too slow.

Alkadron on Angry Ghosts (O-Kagachi Spirit Tribal)

5 months ago

Kindred Boon and That Which Was Taken are both pretty gross with the Myojin, alongside being generally good cards and thematically appropriate.

(Not sure if you're familiar with the storyline of Kamigawa, but the Spirits were at war with the mortal realm because Konda, Lord of Eiganjo stole their divinity for himself. That's what's being depicted on the card That Which Was Taken.)

Also Dampen Thought is not good. You'll never mill someone out with it; it just won't do much. I'd swap it out for Horobi's Whisper or Eye of Nowhere.

Gleeock on Darmok on The Ocean

7 months ago
  • I have a couple of those included or on a very close side board/chopping block/shoe-in position.

  • I actually have Tainted Isle in the deck, just not added here I believe (but I will look into that)... On that same note River of Tears should be an auto-include. Phenax is cool... But I don't picture running enough creatureish toughness to care for him that much (I'll see how test plays go though). Mind Funeral is nifty... Although I like taking a shot at all targets at once... Though I have seen how effective: "mill until x lands are revealed", can be. Keening Stone could be a strong alternative finisher, and I do own one so it will probably make an appearance again. I like Notion Thief alot and along the same vein I also really like Sygg, River Cutthroat although I can see the potential for massive backfire with both :) I HATE cyclonic rift even though it destroys people, I will think of it since I can use it then one of my low-cost selective discard spells to discard something nifty.

  • That Which Was Taken is nice for indestructible + hexproof or just protecting my other paper-thin stuff... but may be too slow in comparison to a more wincon-style card at similar speed - al'a: Keening Stone. I like some of those other cut cards too darn much though.

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