Utter End

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

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Commander (2016 Edition) Rare
Khans of Tarkir Rare
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Utter End

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Exile target nonland permanent.

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Utter End Discussion

Triton on I'm In Your Mind...

6 hours ago

Okay, some cuts I have for suggestions:

  • Negate: you have better counter spell options imo

  • Return to Dust: idk how I feel about this, but I think you'll be fine if it's cut

  • Paradox Haze: it seems rather meh in this deck, unless I'm missing something

  • Etherium Sculptor: He's very good, but I think you have a good amount of ramp to justify taking him out

  • Detention Sphere: very annoying card, coming from a player who plays a tokens deck, I just feel it might underperform if you don't have a token deck all that often

  • Utter End: Anguished Unmaking is better imo

  • Praetor's Grasp: It's pretty good.. idk how it is in this deck

  • Evacuation: You already have Cyclonic Rift and more efficient board wipes

Hope all these suggestions helped! I'm happy to give other cards to consider, if need be. :)

precociousapprentice on Queen Marchesa: Politics, Aikido, and Control

5 days ago

Ok, all. I am an idiot. I had a realization in play yesterday that should have been obvious, but I had missed it. Ayli, Eternal Pilgrim was meant to be both Rattle Snake and spot removal, but the deck was not built around it, so she never got going. I focused on the spot removal, and when she was removed from the deck, I replaced it with repeatable creature spot removal, thinking that would at least come close to replacing the value of Ayli, Eternal Pilgrim. What I didn't fully grasp was that the weakness of slow speed of the removal, along with the durability of the removal was the problem, and that Assassins would never be able to make up for this. I was sitting on one of the best removal spells that are available in Queen Marchesa's colors, and I recognized this at least enough to put it into a sideboard slot because I just couldn't cut it all the way. I think I should just put the good spot removal back in, and skip all this getting fancy with creatures for removal BS. Since my Rattle Snake and Pillow Fort defense is already very strong, I am not sure why I am worrying about it so much, especially since I keep strengthening it with the most subtle of subtle Pillow Fort cards like Duelist's Heritage, Slayers' Stronghold, and Key to the City.

Right now, I think I just need to consolidate what I think this deck does best, make sure that I bring enough of both the offense and defense that this deck works off of, ensure that I am optimally countering common deck archetypes in ways that are synergistic with the rest of the deck, and not get distracted with complicated additions.

With that said, I have a sideboard that I have constructed of cards that are meant for tuning this more specifically to different metas, and for including cards for combating common archetypes that my meta does not contain. Even if I don't use this as a common sideboard between games, this is my list of cards to adjust for changing metas as I go between them, likely usually between sessions.

Changes that I plan:

Main Deck changes should be to consolidate the theme of the deck, removing weakness in favor of the strengths.

Out:

Kiku, Night's Flower, Royal Assassin. I love the art on Kiku, but she was a distraction. Neither will be the bomb that I want, neither is subtle enough for a non-bomb card.

In:

Stronghold Discipline - Rakdos Charm is a huge part of my offense, and wins a ton of games. Stronghold Discipline is essentially another copy. Unconventional offensive plays are what this deck does best. Consolidate around the deck's strengths.

Utter End - One of the best spot removal spells available. Control is one of the things this deck does best, especially surgical removal. Consolidate around the deck's strengths.

Sideboard changes should compensate for different metas and allow me to combat the weaknesses in the deck with respect to commonly played archetypes that are just not that common in my usual meta. I am OK with unfairly destroying decks in metas that are not my usual meta.

Out: Utter End - Into the Main Deck!

In: Rest in Peace - The best at what it does, kills a lot of combo, storm, spellslinger, value engines, reanimator, etc...

So, what does that leave us with?

Ramp and Fixing: Lots of Ramp and Fixing that is tuned and synergistic with the rest of the deck, as well as a curve that allows us to bring out early big plays. Gift of Estates and Tithe double as card draw late game, and our unconventional manabase is highly synergistic with the rest of the deck.

Draw and Tutoring: Enough Draw and Tutoring to make the deck consistent and holding enough answers for every threat or weakness, without being obtrusive or conventional enough to be obvious about it. Three all star players in this list are Shred Memory, Key to the City, and Sea Gate Wreckage. Uncommon tutors and draw with huge impact in this deck without ringing any danger bells for most players. This suite makes my already versatile card list even more versatile.

Defense: A 25 card subtle and somewhat unconventional Pillow Fort and Rattle Snake defense with a low curve, the potential to be used offensively, and which is synergistic with itself as well as my offense. Back this up with a nice Fog suite, making my defensive wall extend into my hand so as to not have all of it sit on the battlefield to be effective, and bringing it's own offense in the right circumstances. Add to this a control package that is complete with a very strong and versatile spot removal suite, some reactive board wipes that have offensive uses, and multiple cards to allow us to protect our board state, including counterspells in Mardu colors!

Offense: The offense is structured to take advantage of typical board states and the strengths of my opponents with cards that have outsized effect for their costs. It is designed to be huge Aikido bombs against any Big Mana, Big Creature, Big Army, Big Hand, or Big Attack deck. It is structured in pairs of cards for each of these, including Acidic Soil/Price of Progress, Backlash/Delirium, Rakdos Charm/Stronghold Discipline, Sudden Impact/Toil / Trouble, Deflecting Palm/Comeuppance, with Arcbond, Batwing Brume, and Eye for an Eye all reinforcing this array of counterattacks. This reactive offense is backed up with a couple of big bomb offensive attacks in the form of Master of Cruelties and Hatred, a couple of midrange beaters in the form of Serra Ascendant, Gisela, the Broken Blade, and Kazuul, Tyrant of the Cliffs, and an army of smaller defensive and utility creatures. Bring in combat tricks and enablers like Duelist's Heritage, Slayers' Stronghold, Key to the City, and Rogue's Passage to act as later game silver bullets, and the offense is quite versatile.

Sideboard: Packed with Combo hate, a counterspell suite of my own for Counterspell and Blue Control hate, Graveyard Antics hate, and extra offense in the form of Dark Depths as an uncounterable big beater and Exsanguinate for big burn.

In all, I think I am pretty satisfied with where the deck now sits, and will likely consider this list to basically be the core deck. Testing will confirm, I think I have chased down all the areas that needed shored up, and I feel like this is, at the moment, a completed list.

CinnaToastKrunch on Atraxa, Proliferate

6 days ago

I would suggest any of the fetch lands that run these colors, and some of the Duals lands from Zendikar like Prairie Stream, Canopy Vista, Sunken Hollow because you can fetch these, you may also get ahock lands with the Fetches! Ajani Unyielding sounds pretty dope! I personally find Kiora, Master of the Depths better for her +1 and -2. Sorin is pretty solid! For more removal maybe Utter End!?

miampizza on Wife Deck (life drain)

6 days ago

I have a few suggestions:

Sanguine Bond + Exquisite Blood pretty much self explanatory as to why.

Well of Lost Dreams, Rhystic Study and Alhammarret's Archive are pretty synergistic draw engines.

You are playing one of the best color combination for boardwipes. If things go wrong a well placed Supreme Verdict, Wrath of God, Merciless Eviction, Fumigate, Terminus or Cyclonic Rift can turn the table in your favor or win you the game. Boardwipes are very strong in the EDH format.

35 lands without any mana rocks is quite slow for a deck like this. Maybe you could consider adding some ramp to ensure that your strategy starts pumping before your opponent's. I'm talking about cards like Azorius Signet, Dimir Signet, Orzhov Signet, Sol Ring, Thran Dynamo, Basalt Monolith etc etc.

I feel like Colossus of Akros, Eater of Hope, Kothophed, Soul Hoarder, Maze Sentinel and Mortus Strider are either not very synergistic or weak compared to many other possible choices.

Rhox Faithmender, Archangel of Thune (quite pricy $),Ayli, Eternal Pilgrim, Sphinx of the Steel Wind could be interesting cards.

As for your removal you heavily rely on Pacifism effects. If that's what you absolutely want, go ahead, but if you'd like a bit versatility (sometimes an enchantment or something else might prevent you from gaining life of playing at all), cards like Anguished Unmaking, Counterspell, Mortify, Return to Dust and Utter End could be pretty interesting.

Might have a few cards that comes to mind. I hope any of those cards were inspirational to you :P

landofMordor on What life?

1 week ago

Hey friend, cool deck! One of my first EDH decks was an Oloro gain'n'drain build a lot like this. I'd suggest checking out my deck @ Ageless Artifacts for the broad picture of it, but here's what I noticed about your build:

Some of your cards, like Filigree Angel, want to be in a deck with a TON more artifacts than you actually have. Those are the cards I'd cut first. Next, I'd take out cards that want you to attack, like Odric, Lunarch Marshal, It That Betrays, and Archetype of Imagination, since a gain'n'drain build doesn't really want that as much as it wants protection and deterrence. Then, I'd take out some of your removal encahntments like Banishing Light in favor of WB "unconditional" removal like Anguished Unmaking and Utter End or WB board wipes like Retaliate and Fell the Mighty.

As far as cards to put in, I'd shoot for some more of those explosive combos that this deck does so well. Ayli, Eternal Pilgrim is nuts with Serra Avatar and Vizkopa Guildmage, as is Cradle of Vitality. I'd put in more card draw like Underworld Connections and Greed (Oloro is an expensive and easily-killed commander, so don't always rely on his second ability).

In general, I'd say you need to take out cards that don't enable your primary win conditions or help you survive long enough to find those win cons. However, that's not to say that this isn't a well-thought-out and explosive deck, because it certainly is. Good luck! and mention me in the comments if I can do anything else for you.

SaberTech on Ertai likes Birds

2 weeks ago

I tested your deck a bit to see how it plays out, and just wanted to share some observations.

With the ramp you've included, the deck seems to be pretty consistent in hitting the 6 mana mark that you need. It comes at a bit of a cost though; spending your first few turns ramping means that you aren't playing cards early for Ertai to work with. I almost never wanted to cast Ertai when I hit the 5-6 mana mark because my board position was never at a state to take advantage of him. With the way the deck is currently designed, I think that what you need to do is include more wrath effects. That way, you can spend the first few turns ramping, then wipe the board, and afterwards play Ertai to hold back anything really threatening while you try to go for your end game. Wrath of God, Day of Judgment, Martial Coup, and bringing back Cyclonic Rift are all worth considering. I would also consider bringing back Reassembling Skeleton because of how it can block early and come back after a wrath to fuel both Ertai and Skullclamp.

Your selection of counterspells could be modified a bit. The ones you have are cheap and good for protecting, but not effective at helping you deal with opponents' counterspells. You currently have no way of getting Dovescape back if it is countered or destroyed by a creature. You could exchange Hindering Light for Negate and Turn Aside for Counterspell. I like the Rebuff the Wicked though, since it lets you leave blue mana up for other things and because no one expects a counter to come if you just leave white mana up. Open the Vaults or Auramancer might be worth including as a way to get Dovescape back if it does hit the bin.

Cards that under-performed for me were: Athreos, God of Passage (there weren't many threatening creatures on my board for it to matter); Kor Cartographer (there is enough cheaper ramp in the deck that I usually wished I drew a different card); Expedition Map (never wanted it considering all the other ramp and land search that is in the deck); Diabolic Intent (I only occasionally had a creature in the early game to sac to it); Skeletal Scrying (never had that many cards in my graveyard early on, and it was usually easier for me to search up Necropotence); and Utter End (expensive to cast and usually left me wishing it was a Swords to Plowshares or Cyclonic Rift).

You were right about that Netherborn Phalanx though, it's a nifty bit of tech in this deck.

DiamondFlavor on Help generating infinite colored/red mana ...

2 weeks ago

As Panas said, just run Enchantment removal and board wipes. Be opportunistic with your combos. Disenchant, Return to Dust, Vindicate, Anguished Unmaking, Utter End, Aura of Silence, Austere Command, Oblivion Stone, etc.

I mean, you're running a graveyard general. You should be prepared for graveyard hate.

Kiki-Jiki and Restoration Angel or Zealous Conscripts.

Spirits on Kaalia, the Purifier EDH

2 weeks ago

Hey jaiaisaiah,

You've identified the continual struggle I've found with Kaalia of the Vast, how many, and which board removals are the correct choice. I've floundered between Austere Command (Modular), Merciless Eviction (Exile), and Akroma's Vengeance (Cycling).

Here's the theory behind Wrath of God and Damnation. On turn 4 or 5 or 6, I want to have a connected Kaalia of the Vast + Master of Cruelties, or a Kaalia of the Vast + Avacyn, Angel of Hope or a limited few others like Iona, Shield of Emeria/Hellkite Tyrant, the situational guys. To do that I need to remove blockers on Turn 3 or 4 maximum, that's tough to do with a Merciless Eviction, but not that hard to do with a Sol Ring and a Wrath of God. It's just a little too slow, it's simply just WHEN the spell resolves vs. the actual power of the spell itself. HOWEVER, in a few games, in which I did have Merciless Eviction in there still, it was the only card in the entire deck that could save my game, funny enough one game I drew into it and recovered. Merciless Eviction is very powerful, but a little slow.

I'm really trying to find an efficient way to tutor for Anguished Unmaking or Utter End which USUALLY can solve the problem. Utter End is a little borderline too because of it's CMC 4. Grim Tutor is on my radar. Gamble I keep feeling like maybe I should be running this, especially with Reanimate and Animate Dead at my disposal. Shred Memory, but that can't pull Anguished Unmaking or Utter End, and Dimir Machinations can, but without a Necropotence to pull its not as valuable. Gamble scares me because if it put's my Lightning Greaves into the graveyard that's a huge setback.

There's a good possibility that Merciless Eviction will find it's way back in here. Great suggestion.

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