Unexpectedly Absent

Legality

Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

Printings View all

Set Rarity
Commander Anthology (CM1) Rare
Eternal Masters (EMA) Rare
Commander 2013 (C13) Rare

Combos Browse all

Unexpectedly Absent

Instant

Put target nonland permanent underneath the top X cards of that owner's library.

Price & Acquistion Set Price Alerts

CM1

EMA

C13

Ebay

Unexpectedly Absent Discussion

SilverhawkPX45 on Odric, Master of EDH copy

1 month ago

All in all, I like the 'package' you've built here.

I don't feel like cards that only have a single keyword add a significant value to the deck. That means Adorned Pouncer, Brimaz, King of Oreskos, Silverblade Paladin, Loyal Unicorn, Odric, Master Tactician, Soltari Champion and Deftblade Elite. Out of those, the most value would come from the two 2-drops for an aggressive curve early game. I would probably add Mirran Crusader and Burnished Hart as well, and Soltari Visionary is also worth some consideration.

Collective Effort and Phyrexian Rebirth are both... pretty mediocre, in my opinion. Maybe swap those for Rout and Planar Cleansing (or maybe Unexpectedly Absent) instead? I also don't think the deck really NEEDS Tithe and could maybe play something along the lines of Mind's Eye or Surveyor's Scope if you really need the early ramp. Oblation should maybe be Crush Contraband, since you're pretty good as far as creature removal goes. I would also highly recommend running Swiftfoot Boots, since Odric radiates both Haste and Hexproof and the former is especially valuable to you, imo.

In your mana base, there's really no excuse NOT to play all of Strip Mine, Tectonic Edge and Ghost Quarter so you can handle something like Gaea's Cradle or Volrath's Stronghold. You might also want to run Scavenger Grounds so you can do something against graveyards. Maybe add Sentinel Totem or Relic of Progenitus to that list for some consistency. You could also possibly run the cycling lands for white for some extra carddraw (at least the cycling desert seems worth it so you can exile graveyards twice?), but at some point you'll hurt your chances of activating Emeria.

Recommended Changes

IN: Soltari Visionary, Mirran Crusader, Burnished Hart, Rout, Planar Cleansing, Unexpectedly Absent, Mind's Eye, Crush Contraband, Swiftfoot Boots, Sentinel Totem, Strip Mine, Tectonic Edge, Ghost Quarter

OUT: Loyal Unicorn, Soltari Champion, Deftblade Elite, Collective Effort, Phyrexian Rebirth, Tithe, Oblation, Brimaz, King of Oreskos (the tokens don't get the bonuses, so they are kind of not great), Silverblade Paladin, Oblivion Ring (outclassed by other removal in your decklist), 4x Plains

Cereal_Killer on Daxos of Meletis

3 months ago

Since your idea is to beat your opponents with your commander, why don't you make it a bit more voltron with cards like:

Auramancer

Mother of Runes

Aqueous Form

Field of Dreams

Hyena Umbra

Steel of the Godhead

Sword of Feast and Famine

Lantern of Insight

For board swipe, counters and draw cards:

Cyclonic Rift

Disallow

Render Silent

Unexpectedly Absent (cause you put the card you want to steal on top of it's owner's library just paying two mana and chosing X = 0)

Ponder

Preordain

Settle the Wreckage

Sensei's Divining Top

For some good lands I'd suggest:

Academy Ruins

Celestial Colonnade

Ghost Quarter

Field of Ruin

Strip Mine

Hallowed Fountain

Mystic Gate

Nimbus Maze

Ancient Tomb

Command Beacon

zenozia on

5 months ago

hi really like your list! but I feel that you rely on the wrong keyword you see in most of the case having flying double strike haste is far better then first strike and vigilence also hexproof is really not that good because it doesnt give it during main phase 1 same thing for indestructible

creature: Skyhunter Skirmisher, Aven Sunstriker Balan, Wandering Knight, Elesh Norn, Grand Cenobite not sure about this one but it's such a cool card! Akroma, Angel of Wrath and Zetalpa, Primal Dawn if your local meta is slow enough this are the cards

artifact: Quietus Spike, Hammer of Nazahn,

instant: Disenchant

sorcery: Hour of Revelation Wrath of God I know it's pretty weird but I feel that you can try to make your creature indestructible and blow thing up. Add them if you want it's more a play style choice then the other card. Revoke Existence

land: Command Beacon

list of thing to cut in my oppinion: Archetype of Courage, Elite Inquisitor, Batterskull, Ring of Thune, Unexpectedly Absent, Darksteel Mutation, Oblivion Ring, Captain of the Watch, Knight of Grace, Precinct Captain, Brimaz, King of Oreskos, Decree of Justice, Leonin Shikari

if you have any question for the cut or why certain card are on the list just ask me :)

AntoniusFunk on Teshar-ing the love

8 months ago

  • Mangara of Corondor + sac outlet + 0 cmc artifact is a great way to completely ruin your opponents board state.
  • Paraselene for any and all kinds of enchantments that are bothersome. We aren't playing that many ourselves so this will have less of an adverse effect. Should we need one of our enchantments back there is always Restoration Specialist.
  • Aura of Silence to make the blue mages have to keep extra mana up if they want to get testy.
  • Non-blue counter spells like Rebuff the Wicked and Lapse of Certainty. Null Brooch is also a recurrable counter on a stick. Unexpectedly Absent is a hilarious way to bury an opponents stax piece or creature.
  • Benevolent Bodyguard, Grand Abolisher (on your turn), Hope of Ghirapur, Selfless Spirit, Lightning Greaves
  • Nevermore for any creature or card you just do NOT want to have come down.
  • Tormod's Crypt to give you all the graveyard hate you can stand to play...AND it doubles as a recurrable cmc 0 artifact!
  • UmbraError on Dinos

    9 months ago

    You don't have many cards to interact with your opponents.Start with adding some more removal like: Beast Within, Grasp of Fate, Unexpectedly Absent and Song of the Dryads.

    You should also consider adding some hate since you seemed to be focus on a simple agro attack for lethal strategy. Some good cards to consider are: Aura of Silence, Grand Abolisher, and Gaddock Teeg.

    If you focus on creature based hate it becomes easier to get it out in your color since you could also play: Birthing Pod, Worldly Tutor, and Sylvan Tutor.

    Midwest on A Well-Regulated Meletis - Daxos EDH

    10 months ago

    Your artifacts and equipment seem to be an important part of your deck's strategy. I would recommend Open the Armory and/or Fabricate.

    Bident of Thassa is a straight upgrade over Coastal Piracy and is an artifact to go alongside cards like Fabricate and Dispatch.

    Memory Lapse, Hinder, Unexpectedly Absent, and Azorius Charm all put things back on top of an opposing library so that you may steal them.

    The deck doesn't seem to have much in the way of ramp or acceleration. I only count 3 mana rocks and Sword of Feast and Famine. Having enough mana to steal expensive opposing spells seems critical. I'd recommend adding Solemn Simulacrum, Burnished Hart, Worn Powerstone, Sword of the Animist and Azorius Signet.

    Fell the Mighty is a way to deal with the larger creatures in your play group that you mentioned while not disrupting Daxos or your other smaller creatures.

    Swords to Plowshares is premium removal that isn't terribly expensive to purchase.

    Medomai the Ageless, Drogskol Reaver, and Thada Adel, Acquisitor all fit your theme of "creatures that have triggered abilities when they deal combat damage."

    Cathedral of War is a land that makes sure Daxos is a 3/3 as long as he attacks alone so that he can't be walled by opposing 2/2 creatures.

    Buried Ruin helps recur destroyed equipment.

    Padeem, Consul of Innovation protects your equipment and potentially offers card draw.

    Your deck doesn't seem to have many expensive cards in it so I tried to keep all of my suggestions budget friendly. Most of them cost $2 or less and none of them should be more than $5.

    Pieguy396 on Contron

    1 year ago

    Hey there! I saw your Reddit post asking for help, so I decided to leave a comment here because I like T/O comment syntax better. In any case, I would probably focus more on your control and voltron themes, and cut out cards that don't help either of those plans (mainly the Wizard subtheme, I'd stick to just 2 plans).

    Cuts:

    Suggestions:

    Hope this helps!

    Load more