Unexpectedly Absent


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

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

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Unexpectedly Absent


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

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Unexpectedly Absent Discussion

Lunarscarredwolf on Dinos

2 weeks 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

1 month 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

3 months 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).



Hope this helps!

aaronichi on Ayli, Eternal Pilgrim of Healing Pain

5 months ago

Oooh... Genesis Chamber is nasty. I like that. I like it a lot. Step 1: Pump everyone's board up. Step 2: Get the Aristocrats style cards out. Step 3: Board wipe. Step 4: Profit!

Where has Unexpectedly Absent been all my life? Oh, right, I rarely play white... Next to exile, best single target removal effect, right here.

Children of Korlis could be a serious cherry on top of things. Love it.

I'm adding all of these. Thanks for the suggestions.

Emzed on Ayli, Eternal Pilgrim of Healing Pain

5 months ago

Quite a lot of cards in your deck synergize nicely with Genesis Chamber. I think it would make a great addition.
Unexpectedly Absent is one of the best removal spells in EDH - just wait until an opponent uses a search effect (Cultivate, Green Sun's Zenith, Demonic Tutor etc) and respond with that to get rid of whatever you want to remove. It's much better than Mortify.
Since you have a couple of cards that you can pay a lot of life to (Toxic Deluge, Phyrexian Processor), as well as life gain doubling effects (Rhox Faithmender), I believe Children of Korlis could be really powerful in your list.

enpc on Green White Dredge (Sigarda EDH)

6 months ago

Sorry about the late reply. Looking at the list, ther are a few cards I would recommend and a few things I would recommend cutting.

Since you've got a decent creature tutor suite, Bow of Nylea and Mistveil Plains are both decent card. They let you put things back into your library for retutoring if you didn't mean to mill them. Buried Ruin is another card which is good for returning artifacts.

Heartstone is good with your commander, it shoudl help to increase your token throughput.

I would also highly recommend both Green Sun's Zenith and Eldritch Evolution - the tutor power from both of these cards is strong.

I have neve really liked Yavimaya Elder. The card just feels too slow for what it does. While you get some value out of it, at 3 CMC, then two for the ability and yet it still doesn't ramp feels bad.

Whispersilk Cloak feels a bit underwhelming. It's ok, but honestly a Mother of Runes does more work.

Zendikar Resurgent is too expensive for the deck, and you generate a lot of tokens which don't trigger it. I don't like Rites of Flourishing either - it helps your opponent before it helps you (you pay to give them extra cards) and you could get more value from other cards.

I used to run Oblation, however I have been running Unexpectedly Absent these days as it is cheaper and doesn't give your opponent cards.

Hope this gives you some ideas.

Karzalar on

7 months ago

Hello to you, fellow Sigarda player!

If i follow what you said correctly, you do have a 71$ budget for upgrades? Let's check, then.

Kor Spiritdancer is another Mesa Enchantress/Verduran/Eidolon for card draw, and can be a win condition herself in case of Sigarda being locked being Commander tax. Argothian Enchantress is awesome, too.

So is Femeref Enchantress, in case someone wipes the board and you lose all your enchantments.

You have NO instants? You need some removal or recursion in that. As far as recursion goes, Faith's Reward is great and Replenish is too.

And for removal, you get some goodies in those colors which can help in flexibility : Beast Within, Swords to Plowshares, Unexpectedly Absent, Dromoka's Command...

Some creatures to consider : Eternal Witness, Dragonlord Dromoka, Heliod's Pilgrim

Some other enchantments to consider :

Darksteel Mutation (removal as an aura, very good against enemy commanders)

Flickering Ward (for repeatable card draw with any enchantress)

Nevermore (to block that pesky Cyclonic Rift/Black Sun's Zenith/Merciless Eviction that can break your game, otherwise just block their commander!)

Ghostly Prison (Another, smaller Sphere of Safety)

Privileged Position (to protect, like Sterling Grove. Plus, if all two are on the battlefield, everything you control is Hexproof!)


The only non-budget suggestion that i GOT to make is :

Serra's Sanctum because tapping it for more than 5 mana is not uncommon...

If you want more suggestions, i'll simply put a shameless promotion of my own take on Sigarda, which is a Stax-type deck - Enchanted! I'm Sigarda, and here's how you die..


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