Unspeakable Symbol

Legality

Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Penny Dreadful Legal
Custom Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Oathbreaker 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

Drakorya on Walks-The-Counters

2 months ago

Some good budget options for Skullbriar are conditional board wipes, like Languish and Mutilate , since Skullbriar can easily get big enough to survive them.

Retribution of the Ancients is another good repeatable removal option. Unspeakable Symbol is great at using your life as a resource to make Skullbriar bigger.

Last_Laugh on Every Masochist Needs a Marchesa To Love Them

2 months ago

Dropped some monies and upgraded a few cards to foil versions over the last 3 weeks or so. Viscera Seer , Demonic Tutor , Phyrexian Altar , Mikaeus, the Unhallowed , Unspeakable Symbol , and Torment of Hailfire .

Last_Laugh on Which Marchesa deck works better ...

2 months ago

Black Rose by far. It's a much more flexible deck (thus more budget friendly options) and its' staples aren't really used in any other deck, like Unspeakable Symbol .

Shinwizzles on Black Rose [Budget]

2 months ago

Hey Strangelove, neat deck! Looks really solid budget deck; you've got a lot of really good cards that have high impact at low cost. I noticed that you're not running Ashnod's Altar . Any reason, other than budgetary, that it isn't included? Seems like a pretty sweet sac outlet.

I see that you have Falkenrath Noble in your Maybeboard, but have you considered running Zulaport Cutthroat , or the classic Blood Artist ? If you're murderin' critters every turn, both of those guys can be pretty useful. Not sure how much you're trying to avoid gaining life, in order to ensure Marchesa, the Black Rose 's Dethrone trigger, but they might prove to be useful in some conditions.

Smart to include Shriekmaw in the deck. Have you considered any other creatures with Evoke? They combo well with the Unspeakable Symbol . Ingot Chewer and Mulldrifter seem like they'd do nicely, perhaps. On the subject of abilities: looks like you've included a few Graft creatures in the deck. Have you at all thought about adding Cytoplast Manipulator ? I've had that card perform miracles in my deck. Steal a dude, +1/+1 it somehow, kill it dead, and it becomes yours!

Have you thought about adding in Treasonous Ogre to your deck? Runs similarly to Unspeakable Symbol , but with red mana instead of +1/+1 counters. Has been used to save my bacon more times than I'd care to mention in my games.

With all the ETB triggers in your deck, you may want to think about adding Noosegraf Mob , since it'll net you zombies, and sets itself up to come back easily, if the last counter isn't removed from the card. Dunno what your budget is, but you may want to consider swapping Butcher of Malakir for something like Dictate of Erebos , which can be used in hilarious ways due to the Flash ability. Another inclusion you may want to consider is River Kelpie , since you're relying heavily on Marchesa, the Black Rose 's Dethrone to pull stuff outta the 'yard. Have you put any consideration into using cards that have an Outlast-like effect? Mer-Ek Nightblade and Herald of Secret Streams seem like they could be useful in your deck.

Lastly, I noticed you don't have a Reef Worm in your deck. Not sure if that's a personal choice or what, but let me tell you, it has given many excellent performances in my deck. Being able to loop it several times has proven to be a game ender on more than one occasion.

Anyway, amazing deck! Looks like it'd be an absolute blast to play, and it can be made without breaking the bank!

McToters on Poor Pirates...

2 months ago

Hey there!

Automatic +1 because PIRATES. Definitely a great idea and I have a lot of fun with it. See my pirate deck

Most pirates from Ixalan and actually a handful of the others have a pattern of ETB effects so I decided to run Marchesa, the Black Rose as my commander which does a few things; encompasses the correct parts of the color pie and takes advantage of reusing all lirates’ ETB effects, and allows for some graveyard shenanigans. AND some of the Ixalan pirates want +1+1 counters so it synergizes with marchesa that way too!

I would def recommend some sac outlets like Goblin Bombardment , Impact Tremors and ways to place counters Unspeakable Symbol , Curse of Stalked Prey

My deck wins probably the third of the games it plays and it’s definitely beatable. Sometimes it can run the table but not often.

multimedia on Cheesa and the board that never goes away

2 months ago

You don't have to use Sage + Clique + sac outlet as a game winning infinite combo :)

Just being able to steal all your opponents creatures from their own graveyards and attack your opponents with those creatures is amusing and powerful. Could this combo be game winning? Sure if you do it in the late game and all your opponents have a lot of creatures in their graveyards, but it's not a sure thing that it will win you the game. It's essentially just a powerful play.

Even if you get to steal only one or two creatures this is still excellent value. At any time you can end the infinite sac loop of Clique by choosing to not sac her. Best case is you would do this when your opponents no longer have any creatures in their graveyards to steal... At any time you can also remake the loop as long as you have Sage + Clique + sac outlet on the battlefield.


River Kelpie is also good with the Clique combo to draw cards, even your whole deck if you want to. To stop drawing stop sacing Clique ;) If your playgroup is against game winning combos then make sure you can break the loop you have created which is thankfully easy to do with Clique.

Goblin Bombardment can instead of targeting a player can target a creature to do the damage this means you don't have to kill your opponents with Bombardment. Bombardment is also a two drop no mana cost sac outlet which is very good. Zulaport can gain you life which is helpful especially because Unspeakable Symbol is an important card. Ashnods will make infinite colorless mana, but you don't have any cards that can take real advantage of this to win the game therefore use the combo to make some mana to help to cast some cards and then end the loop. It doesn't have to be a game ending play.

Flayer of the Hatebound + Sage + Ashnods is infinite draw and damage to all your opponents because Hatebound has undying and Sage can remove the +1/+1 counter from Hatebound to draw a card. Use the two mana generated by Ashnods to pay for Sage's ability. This combo can be infinite, but like Clique you can break the loop by choosing to not sac Hatebound. Like Bombardment Hatebound can also use the damage to target creatures instead of a player which is helpful if you don't want to kill your opponents.


Glen Elendra Archmage is the other Wizard with persist that can be used instead of Clique in the combo, but she's an expensive price card and not as fun as Clique :) Another option to make it so all your creatures are Wizards and have persist is including these two cards: Arcane Adaptation and Cauldron of Souls . Arcane makes all your creatures Wizards, even creatures in your library and Souls can give all your creatures persist until EOT, but it's a another five drop... With Adaptation, Sage becomes amazing as a +1/+1 counter engine since any creature that ETB will get a counter since it's a Wizard.

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