Unspeakable Symbol

Legality

Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
1v1 Commander 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.

Unspeakable Symbol Discussion

Suns_Champion on Cortez Cowboys | Elenda EDH

3 weeks ago

Hexaflexagon Thanks for the suggestions!

Together Forever is excellent recursion for Elenda, and gives out counters by itself so it doesn't take much else to make it worth it. It combos with Deathrender + Elenda + altar for infinte tokens, can recur Krav, and can recur anything for 1 mana with Cathars' Crusade or Unspeakable Symbol out.

I see your point for more removal. Though I'd focus on things that destroy or sac so I can get death triggers.

Thanks again, I'd appreciate an upvote if you like the deck!

Lhurgyof Thanks for the comment and upvote! The lack of Cabal Coffers, Contamination, and Bitterblossom is simply budgetary. All great cards, but excluding them saves money and leaves space for doing less mainstream stuff. Thanks again!

Last_Laugh on Combo or control? Why not both!

1 month ago

Unspeakable Symbol also deserves a spot. Oh and add Goblin Bombardment to the above combo to make it up to 60 damage per round in a 4 player game.

TheMillKid on Marchesa, the Black Rose

1 month ago

Unspeakable Symbol is a great way to put counters on your creatures, while also lowering your life total so you can continue to trigger dethrone.

Grave Betrayal allows you to steal your opponents' creatures after they die, and then keep them around once more after death since they'll have a +1/+1 counter!

Grimgrin, Corpse-Born is a solid sac outlet with +1/+1 counters as well as a way to destroy threatening creatures or clear opposing blockers.

Let me know what you think of these suggestions. Happy brewing!

Drakoy07 on Atraxa's Wrath of Life

1 month ago

Hey ThaneGarrusThanks for the visit :) and the UpVote! :) I appreciate it!

No, I've never considered it, but doesn't Sun Droplet seem a little slow? Or am I reading the card wrong? Great ability to gain 'charge counters' from taking damage, but if you can only remove 1 each upkeep to gain life then it's limited to the number of opponents you're facing, so you can never really max out the potential life gain. If you have 3 opponents you'll only ever gain 4 life by the time it comes back round to your turn no matter how many counters are on it, unless you have upkeep doubling effects Paradox Haze , and life doubling effects Alhammarret's Archive to really make good use of this card. I just don't think I have enough support to make a card like this work efficiently. It would work better in a more dedicated life gain...artifact...angel deck I think especially if you could make use of Resplendent Angel Angelic Accord Bubbling Cauldron Trading Post Would be epic!...chuck some green in there for some extra token doubling effects Parallel Lives to back up Anointed Procession ....ooof! drool! I think I would make that deck =P

Initially however when I first saw your recommendation I thought...hmmm mass counter moving...Is that a thing? If you were able to take damage then gain charge counters you can use Sun Droplet like a battery then use Power Conduit (the only card I could find that could work in this scenario) to move counters from Sun Droplet onto any of our other artifacts/creatures that would love some free counters for mana and card draw. It would be basically the same thing we do with Unspeakable Symbol + Crystalline Crawler / Fathom Mage but very much slower, but it can also put counters on Pentad Prism which is a plus. That would be epic! But I don't have space for these pieces (100 cards and it can never fit everything we want) and to really pull out the potential of this combination of cards...I think I'd probably have to run some untap shenanigans Unwinding Clock . It would be cool to be able to ramp from being attacked with damage, but it would take quite a while to setup. Together powerful, but as separate cards they don't stand very well on their own as they would rely on each other to make any real impact on the game.

Damn I can ramble.... Thanks again for the UpVote! If you were to put in Sun Droplet what would you swap out for it?

Drakoy07 on Atraxa's Wrath of Life

1 month ago

Hey ThaneGarrus Thanks for the visit :) and the UpVote! :) I appreciate it! No, I've never considered it, but doesn't it seem a little slow? Or am I reading the card wrong? Great ability to gain 'charge counters' from taking damage, but if you can only remove 1 each upkeep to gain life then it's limited to the number of opponents you're facing, so you can never really max out the potential life gain. If you have 3 opponents you'll only ever gain 4 life by the time it comes back round to your turn no matter how many counters are on it, unless you have upkeep doubling effects Paradox Haze , and life doubling effects Alhammarret's Archive to really make good use of this card. I just don't think I have enough support to make a card like this work efficiently. It would work better in a more dedicated life gain...artifact...angel deck I think especially if you could make use of Resplendent Angel Angelic Accord Bubbling Cauldron Trading Post Would be epic!...chuck some green in there for some extra token doubling effects Parallel Lives to back up Anointed Procession ....ooof! drool! I think I would make that deck =P

Initially however when I first saw your recommendation I thought...hmmm mass counter moving...Is that a thing? If you were able to take damage then gain charge counters you can use Sun Droplet like a battery then use Power Conduit (the only card I could find that could work in this scenario) to move counters from Sun Droplet onto any of our other artifacts/creatures that would love some free counters for mana and card draw. It would be basically the same thing we do with Unspeakable Symbol + Crystalline Crawler / Fathom Mage but very much slower, but it can also put counters on Pentad Prism which is a plus. That would be epic! But I don't have space for these pieces (100 cards and it can never fit everything we want) and to really pull out the potential of this combination of cards...I think I'd probably have to run some untap shenanigans Unwinding Clock . It would be cool to be able to ramp from being attacked with damage, but it would take quite a while to setup. Together powerful, on their own as cards not so much.

Damn I can ramble....

hkhssweiss on Skully Returns: Dawn of the "Hello I'm back again"

2 months ago

Some cards you can consider that are budget side are tech cards like:

A lot of these go for some spicy meatballs when ya want to serve them fresh and hot! Hope they help and feel free to ask for any advice :P

hkhssweiss on Skull Brian - Skullbriar, the Walking Grave (EDH)

2 months ago

Barito

Here might be some additional cards you can consider using:

There are plenty of cards that are fun with Skullbriar. If you have trouble protecting him there are spells like, Vines of Vastwood or Blossoming Defense. Hope that helps!

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