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Target creature gains undying until end of turn. (When it dies, if it had no +1/+1 counters on it, return it to the battlefield under its owner's control with a +1/+1 counter on it.)
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Undying Evil Discussion
19 hours ago
Shriekmaw and Mulldrifter, when cast with evoke, create a second enters-the-battlefield trigger, in addition to there normal enters-the-battlefield triggers, so you can react to it, just like to every other trigger.
Undying Evil can be used to react to enter the battlefield Effect to flicker your creatures.
1 day ago
I'm assuming the 1-ofs of like 100,000 different things are an attempt to insert more ways to deal with more things, so that you can have 62 cards that can deal with everything. Don't do that. Your draws, with this many 1- and 2-ofs and more than 60 cards, has incredibly inconsistent draws. If you want to make an Abzan midrange list, make it a midrange list, not a do-everything toolbox list. Establish a strong base of about 5 different creatures and run no less than 2 of each. If I were you, I'd make it Noble Hierarch, Siege Rhino, Voice of Resurgence, Loxodon Smiter, and either Anafenza, the Foremost or Kitchen Finks. Cut Undying Evil and Cloudshift. Those don't contribute anything towards what a true midrange list wants to do. Shrink your removal suite down to some combination of Abrupt Decay, Fatal Push, and Path to Exile, and choose between Inquisition of Kozilek and Thoughtseize for disruption. Don't try to run them both in small numbers. Your best planeswalker options are Sorin, Solemn Visitor, Liliana of the Veil, Gideon, Ally of Zendikar, and Garruk Relentless Flip. If I were you, I'd pick ONE AND ONLY ONE of them to run as a 3-of AT THE MOST. Get rid of Isolated Chapel, Woodland Cemetery, and Sunpetal Grove. Keep it at Shocks, Fetches, two to three basics, and MAYBE ONE COPY of Gavony Township. If you want, You could probably run ONE COPY of ONE of the manlands, but not all three. They always enter tapped, which is a huge disadvantage in this format.
Believe me, my first attempt at a modern deck was a bit like this. But it was inconsistent and it had too much going on. Look at some established Abzan Midrange lists for inspiration and guidance. Read the primers. Learn from the winning lists. And don't EVER underestimate the value of a) running a full 4 of a card and b) keeping your deck at 60 cards.
2 weeks ago
Thank you for the suggestions! blacksubaru I really appreciate the in-depth feedback. I definitely agree about Geralf's Mindcrusher. After a few test-runs I'm not getting any use out of him at all. Same with decreasing the amt of Increasing Ambition.
Otherwise, I've edited a bit to clarify. Everything in my Maybeboard are cards I don't have yet. Definitely want Grimgrin, Cryptbreaker & Gravecrawler in there ASAP.
Typhoid Rats and Festering Mummy are really just in there as padding until I get better cards, as I have them on hand.
If any of the cards I recently acquired seem like decent adds, lemme know! Same goes for other cards to remove for Grimgrin, etc.
3 weeks ago
neosapien The only reason i would argue for Altar of the Brood is incase i don't get any Murderous Redcaps which is unlikely yes, but its nice to infinitly sac a Kitchen Finks and kill someone with mill. Undying Evil is there because the +1/+1 counters would cancle out the -1/-1, therefore its the same effect as Melira, Sylvok Outcast incase she isnt on the field or has been gotten rid of via Duress or Memoricide. Though I agree with Grave Pact as a better choice than Dictate of Erebos.
3 weeks ago
Sideboard Bubbling Cauldron. Cut Undying Evil. Lingering Souls, while good, is out of focus with the rest of your deck. Immortal Servitude and Elder Cathar are, in my opinion, a little too slow for Modern. Reduce to two Mentor of the Meek. You don't run enough tokens to warrant a playset of Intangible Virtue--only play two of them and you have an even 60! I also recommend putting some kind of land in there: shock, temple, tango. The land you use depends on how budget you want this. You probably don't need 24 lands; I think 22 would suffice for this deck. Maybe use those two slots for sport removal? Fatal Push, Doom Blade, Path to Exile, and Victim of Night are all good options. Anguished Unmaking and Murderous Cut aren't bad, either.
1 month ago
1 month ago
After a couple of explanations from other players I think I now understand why Undying Evil is not a replacement for Mikaeus, the Unhallowed. The effect of Undying Evil no longer applies after the first time the creature returns. Killing it a second time, with or without counters, would not result in it returning with Undying again. Mikaeus, the Unhallowed's ability giving other creatures +1/+1 is not important, it is the persisting Undying he gives creatures at all times. That means Walking Ballista is getting cut as well. Time for more mana dorks and a combo with Devoted Druid and Quillspike (looks like that combo also provides a big sac opportunity for Jarad, Golgari Lich Lord besides Phyrexian Devourer).
1 month ago
Walking Ballista + Mikaeus, the Unhallowed does not work together as a 2 card combo. The second passive ability of Mikaeus, the Unhallowed giving the creatures +1/+1 makes Walking Ballista a 2/2 (with one +1/+1) counter on it which it would need to fire at itself to die and trigger the undying effect thus netting no damage on the opponent. Undying Evil does work in place of Mikaeus, the Unhallowed because there is no passive health boost the health of a creature. The Triskelion works due to it being able to hit an opponent for 1 then deal 2 to itself(due to the passive health buff).