Unstable Obelisk


Format Legality
Legacy Legal
Vintage Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal

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Commander 2014 Uncommon

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Unstable Obelisk


T: Add 1 to your mana pool.7, T, Sacrifice Unstable Obelisk: Destroy target permanent.

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Unstable Obelisk Discussion

The_Traitor on Ulamog, the Infinite Gyre

1 month ago

Hey, just some quick suggestions: Blinkmoth Urn is decent, as well as a Mana Crypt. And if I wouldnt play cards like the Opaline Unicorn, because the cant make colorless mana. Cards like Worn Powerstone,Palladium Myr, Unstable Obelisk, MindStone and this Stuff are better options. You may play Mycosynth Lattice as well, with some Cards like the Blinkmoth Urn, it has great synergy. Also good cards: Solemn Simulacrum, Hedron Crawler and Deathrender

Optimator on Uptown Rats

1 month ago

I don't care if you have 20+ rats on the field; if you waste two turns milling someone for 60 cards you're still losing. If you can't win through the rats' damage then remove the barrier that is preventing such. Unstable Obelisk, Scour from Existence, Spine of Ish Sah, and the lesser Lux Cannon perhaps. All Is Dust perhaps. Or just roll over and accept defeat and learn to prevent/disrupt the pillow fort that is being built. Or rely on another player and sweep in after. Anyway, that's my take. I think you might accidentally dilute your strengths with too many "what if" cards. Saccing rats and having Death Pact, Dictate of Erebos, or Butcher of Malakir out can take down defenses like Platinum Angel, Platinum Emperion, Indestructibility + monstrous Hundred-Handed One, and the like. That's also what all the Murder cards are for.

Maybe I'm wrong though. Only playtesting can tell.

If you want things to "go over" defenses like Propaganda, Norn's Annex, Moat, Stormtide Leviathan, or Koskun Falls you'll need to add even more sac outlets and effects like Pain Artist, Zulaport Cutthroat, and a host of others--most of which aren't rats. It's doable and powerful but it will be at least a 10-card commitment.

simmo309 on Traitor? I hardly know 'er!

1 month ago

Hope of Ghirapur as a recurable Xantid Swarm but the effect may not be strong enough to warrant a slot.

Lotus Bloom and Lion's Eye Diamond sound really strong. Maybe too conditional.

Removal in the form of Triangle of War and Universal Solvent, Unstable Obelisk

Salvaging Station package including Wayfarer's Bauble, Pyxis of Pandemonium, Tormod's Crypt cantrips Chromatic Sphere, Chromatic Star, Barbed Sextant, Lodestone Bauble, Mishra's Bauble, Implement of Ferocity, Phyrexian Furnace/Scrabbling Claws, Scroll of Griselbrand, Terrarion, Urza's Bauble spellbombs Horizon Spellbomb, Lifespark Spellbomb, Necrogen Spellbomb, Nihil Spellbomb

Sylvan Scrying and and Crop Rotation are significantly worse without Gaea's Cradle, Dryad Arbor and Ancient Tomb (Temple of the False God should do a decent impression. The grindy Crucible of Worlds package would be better suited to a staxier gameplan

Matthew_Minor91 on Putting the "No" in "Mono-blue"

1 month ago

Sorry, missed the budget tag. I got a few recommendations for budget. For starters. Future Sight isn't very good, but that's just an opinion. I'd also replace some mana rocks with creatures that grab actual lands, in addition to adding a better rocks.

-1x Future Sight

-1x Commander's Sphere

-1x Seer's Lantern

-1x Sky Diamond (but why though)

-1x Unstable Obelisk

-1x Opt

+1 Rhystic Study

+1x Thought Vessel

+1x Darksteel Ingot

+1x Pilgrim's Eye //You would be surprised how strong the land actual is with this flier

+1x Solemn Simulacrum //lands and chump fodder then a card. Wow, Jon Finkle, way to go.

-1x Opt

+1 Telling Time // it's an instant too, and much better.

There's also Caged Sun, if you'll one day take up the mana doubling ways. Now, these seem weaker but combo hard with

+1x Tolaria West // to tutor for

+1x Academy Ruins // a card you simply must run.

-2x Island

Ryknow on Putting the "No" in "Mono-blue"

2 months ago

What do you think about these changes?

-1Sphinx of the Final Word +1Stormsurge Kraken/Sphinx of Magosi: the first Sphinx isn't that good, as its ability isn't really needed if I can only get it down on 7th/6th turn (most of my instants are 2CMC or lower); plus, my commander already makes everything I own uncounterable if it's on the field; on the other side, I could add one of those two big finisher, the former being untargettable and the latter being a huge mana sink flyer. In both cases, I'd lower my curve.

-1Trinket Mage +1Willbender: as we already said, the mage doesn't have enough targets in this deck to be good, while with the Willbender I'd lower my curve of a bit and get a nice utility creature (Can I flash a morphed creature in?).

+1Astral Cornucopia/Unstable Obelisk/Seer's Lantern -1 ???(Need a suggestion): I think that having at least another cheap mana rock could really help me with all the LD I regularly face.

Fennek11 on Padeemed artification.

2 months ago

Lijkt me zeker een leuk deck, maar mis een klein beetje een win condition. Daarom lijkt Mechanized Production mij zeker ook een leuk idee. Misschien combineren met Myr Incubator, Myr Turbine en Myr Matrix voor Myr tokens, Hangarback Walker, Efficient Construction e.a. voor Thopters, of Precursor Golem voor Golems? Oh, en Pentavus natuurlijk. En Prototype Portal?

Je kan Liquimetal Coating en Silverskin Armor er ingooien zodat Padeem zichzelf ook beschermt. En met alle card draw zal Thought Vessel ook niet vervelend zijn.

Verder nog leuk: Foundry Inspector, Cloud Key, Solemn Simulacrum natuurlijk, Scarecrone, Unstable Obelisk, Sky Diamond, Planar Bridge, Whir of Invention, Silent Arbiter, Quicksmith Spy en Trophy Mage.

Neotrup on Beating protection from colors

2 months ago

Pyroclasm can kill Etched Champion, but won't normally. Casting something like Unstable Footing will stop the damage prevention portion of Protection so that untargeted damage like Pyroclasm, Volcanic Fallout, or Pyrohemia can get rid of it. Also casting the spell after the Campion blocks a colored creature will let combat damage hit it. Otherwise destroying enough artifacts to turn off Metalcraft, blocking with a colorless creature, or using a board wipe are you best options. Colorless targeted removal like Scour from Existence or Unstable Obelisk also work.

HybridPK on Mogis

2 months ago

Saw your post on /tg/. Instead of commenting in that thread, I'm posting my thoughts here.

Questionable cards:

  • Eternal Thirst - Only two target for it in your deck.
  • Ghostly Flame - Overall, I don't think you need to worry about opponent's preventing damage from colored sources, unless this is beneficial in your meta.
  • Outpost Siege - You don't have enough creatures to benefit from the 2nd option. 1st option doesn't seem worth slotting this card in for.
  • Rite of the Raging Storm - You already mentioned this was removed, but just emphasizing it further.
  • Shizo, Death's Storehouse - Only two targets for it in your deck.
  • Shrine of the Forsaken Gods - I'm mixed on this one. Could stay in due to the number of artifacts you run.
  • Basalt Monolith - Only worth using if you can go infinite with it (unless I'm missing that combo piece).
  • Oblivion Stone - An EDH staple, but I think it is too slow for this deck.
  • Pariah's Shield - Only two targets for it in your deck.
  • Torpor Orb - Strong control effect. I'm concerned it will work against you more than your opponents given your enchantments that trigger when creatures ETB.
  • Unstable Obelisk - Might be too slow for this deck.

Granted, I don't run Mogis and I might be making some wrong calls here. Hence why I say these cards are questionable.

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