The Unspeakable

The Unspeakable

Legendary Creature — Spirit

Flying, trample

Whenever The Unspeakable deals combat damage to a player, you may return target Arcane card from your graveyard to your hand.

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Set Rarity
Duel Decks: Mind vs. Might (DDS) Rare
Champions of Kamigawa (CHK) Rare

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Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
Noble Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Highlander Legal
Penny Dreadful Legal
Block Constructed Legal
2019-10-04 Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

The Unspeakable Discussion

WillowtheCouncil on Weirdly Arcane

9 months ago

Maybe Callow Jushi ? You can build up counters pretty fast, and then lock your opponent from playing stuff for a while. Also a pretty good clock. Cunning Bandit can be S.B. tech to essentially fog creatures for a while. Ore Gorger can be an expensive SB plan against some decks to wipe their lands away, but I'm iffy on it. You can also use Goblin Electromancer to help you cast spells. Also consider Sift Through Sands and The Unspeakable in the S.B.


wallisface on It Burns!

10 months ago

Some thoughts:

The game is never lasting long enough for The Unspeakable to come out. You should have won by then (if not, you’ve lost by then). I see you have a spell combo to get it into play, but I really don’t think this is worth the investment of time and energy.

Other than that looks good! There’s some obvious upgrades (like getting more Opt and Lightning Bolt instead of the weaker Magma Spray and Reach Through Mists ) i think your spells should aim to be 1cmc whenever possible, so that you can chew through a bunch in a turn, helping fuel your triggers quickly.

[email protected]_only on Card creation challenge

1 year ago

Iname, Completed

Legendary Creature - Spirit God

Indestructible, Trample, Deathtouch.

~ cannot attack or block unless you control at least 2 other spirits, and have at least 2 spirits in your graveyard.

Other Spirits you control have soulshift X, where X is the spirits converted mana cost minus 1.



Legendary Creature - Spirit God

Indestructible, Flying, Trample.

~ cannot attack or block unless you have cast 2 or more arcane spells this turn.

Whenever ~ deals combat damage to a player, return target spell with arcane from your graveyard to your hand.


based on The Unspeakable and Iname as One

make another

chromiumthemutable on Lucky Numbers: CMDR/EDH

1 year ago

huh... earlier one source said it was legal but i checked another one and it said it was illegal. instead i added Grozoth and more 9-cmc cards like The Unspeakable, Clone Legion, Expropriate and Heroes Remembered.

lamocomp1 on Dusk's Maelstrom Wanderer

1 year ago

You play green, man!

Leave all this silly fixing with lands to colors that don't know how to ramp and color fix.



Kodama's Reach

Nature's Lore


If you are willing to spend a bit and don't mind to play creature ramp:

Greenweaver Druid

Rattleclaw Mystic

Shaman of Forgotten Ways

Somberwald Sage

Sylvan Caryatid

Also, there are better cheap alternatives to some cards. Jace's Ingenuity -> Urban Evolution Cathartic Reunion -> any blue draw spell

Counterspells are bad in maelstrom. You never want to see them from cascade, its the worst. Or at least play counterspells with some alternative upside. Also, 4 mana counters mostly suck.

Cut Overwhelming Denial Cancel Dispel

Add Mystic Confluence Swan Song Stubborn Denial

Also, some cards are mostly useless

Gaea's Blessing

The Unspeakable

Zo-Zu the Punisher (good card, wrong deck)

Phaetion on Guilds of Ravnica: Spoilers and ...

1 year ago

You know, after The Unspeakable disaster that was Emmara Tandris, I hope they make a new, much better version of her that ensures she doesn't punch an elephant to death...oh wait! She was leaked as a championship promo! Too bad I can't post the image, considering it was leaked. I'll just send you guys to the MTGS post to save myself from being axed from the site.


ruler_of_mtg on Izzet Magistorm

1 year ago

Why use Reach Through Mists? That card is only worth it when you have Peer Through Depths and Sift Through Sands as well, so that you can free-cast The Unspeakable. Use a more competitive spell, like Opt, which is strictly better.

ToastedBagl on Fun with the Thing in the Ice

2 years ago

Peer Through Depths is gonna be better than Opt 9 times out of 10, from what I can tell. Also, maybe a 1-of The Unspeakable

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