Unspeakable Symbol

Legality

Format Legality
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage 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
Scourge (SCG) Uncommon

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Unspeakable Symbol

Enchantment

Pay 3 life: Put a +1/+1 counter on target creature.

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Unspeakable Symbol Discussion

PopeAwesome on Deathmarch of Queen's Paradise

1 week ago

Looking good so far I'll just add a few notes if thats ok. Probably replace one of those Acquire with Bribery. Coalition Relic is strictly better than Obelisk of Grixis. While Dragon Blood isn't the worst I think Unspeakable Symbol is most likely better (6 mana for the first +1 counter is rough) especially since you need kinda low life to trigger dethrone. Feast on the Fallen is a card that seems good but that I don't super like since to get max value out of it relies on your opponents attacking each other instead of you. Finally Fork or Twincast are always better than Doublecast.

I did not know this until today, not only does Marchesa's ability effect herself but it still triggers if she herself isn't on the battlefield so wrath effects like Damnation,Toxic Deluge and Blasphemous Act will basically only effect your opponents.

Soul Channeling is some sweet old school tech but I'd rather get haste so you can get those counters on asap since once they're on your team is safe, Fervor and Lightning Greaves are classics, Bloodsworn Steward, Urabrask the Hidden, and Dragonlord Kolaghan are also fair options.

Control Magic is a powerful effect but if you're only gonna include 1 it might as well be either Treachery or Corrupted Conscience.

On the creature front I won't say too much more other than maybe cosider a few cards that just get +1/+1 counters in other ways like Scourge of the Throne, Markov Blademaster, and Taurean Mauler. Although none of those are compulsory inclusions by any means.

ps. you might like Wild Ricochet

McToters on Ahoy, Matey! (Pirates)

1 week ago

I completely agree that the pirates tribe plays better with Marchesa over Beckett Brass. BB just doesnt seem to have enough synergy and also requires more effort, which usually requires more card slots, which isn't a good thing. Removing Thassa, God of the Sea for Drana, Liberator of Malakir is a great move. I'm mostly using Feast on the Fallen, Unspeakable Symbol, and Curse of Stalked Prey to get the counters on stuff (which i see you are using 2/3). I also threw in more stuff that pays life Dire Fleet Ravager, Phyrexian Purge, Toxic Deluge, etc.

Funny enough, I thought the Deadeye-Marionette combo would be my top wincon also but it has yet to come out.

Definitely agree with Diabolic Intent over Diabolic Tutor. I'm using Rhystic Tutor and Mastermind's Acquisition for tutors. Rhystic seems silly, and that's because it is, but I enjoy the politics that stems from it.

Anyway, please check out my pirate deck! I'll take advice and feedback even though it seems we aren't totally going for the same thing.

Drakorya on Muldrotha Commander HELP

1 month ago

You can use Second Chance with Muldrotha to take infinite turns, as long as you're on 5 or less life. If you use some cards that let you pay life for an effect (like Unspeakable Symbol), you can enable this pretty easily.

Woiteck on Marchesa Undying Might

1 month ago

Unkillable stuff is the best!

First of all, I've said it many times already, but Unspeakable Symbol is THE best card for Marchesa.

Also, persist (as in River Kelpie etc) or graft (as in Vigean Graftmage etc) work very well, too.

For other ideas, take a look at my deck Game of Dethrones if you feel like it.

Keep it up!

Shinwizzles on Marchesa, the Black Rose EDH: Steal Yo Gurl!

1 month ago

LeeRoy_Jenkiins, your mention of Souldrinker reminded me that I do have Unspeakable Symbol in the deck, which has been an absolute all-star. I like Souldrinker, but I don't like that he only puts the counter on himself. I'll consider finding a spot in the deck for him if I make some cuts.

I like Spawning Pit, but I'm on the fence. I'd never use the creature generation ability, meaning it'd only be a 2-mana sac outlet. While that in and of itself might not be too bad, I'm not sure if I want a card that I'd only use half of in the deck, especially when there are so many 2-mana or less sac outlets out there (Goblin Bombardment, Viscera Seer, Carrion Feeder, Skullclamp, Greater Gargadon, Bloodthrone Vampire, Dark Privilege, Dross Hopper, etc).

I think you've got a good point about boardwipes too. I should find some more to put in the deck. Been thinking about Damnation and, as you'd suggested previously, Toxic Deluge.

Thanks for the suggestions!

Doctorlobo89 on Karlov Lifegain

2 months ago

Razaketh, the Foulblooded is a sacrifice tutor that you kill off your own creatures to tutor for more. The Famished Paladin,Necropotence, Gift of Immortality, Unspeakable Symbol would be the first to go. But you

Wicked_N_Irish on Marchesa, Queen of Counters

2 months ago

Unspeakable Symbol should definitely be in here. It does both of the things Marchesa wants to do. Harvester of Souls and/or Grim Haruspex can be great card draw here as well. Avalanche Riders and Polluted Dead can get rid of troublesome lands like Arcane Lighthouse. Maybe the talisman for acceleration as well as life manipulation? Talisman of Dominance and Talisman of Indulgence Marchesa is one of my favorite commanders. I always upvote a good Marchesa. :D

Woiteck on Unblockables for the LULZ

2 months ago

Huh, I wonder what your meta is if Marchesa is considered not OP. :-D

However, to try to be helpful, I suggest Unspeakable Symbol, that card is fantastic with the Black Rose.

Nice deck!

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