Warping Wail

Warping Wail


*( represents colourless mana.)

Choose one —

  • Exile target creature with power or toughness 1 or less.
  • Counter target sorcery spell.
  • Put a 1/1 colourless Eldrazi Scion creature token onto the battlefield. It has "Sacrifice this creature: Add to your mana pool.
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Format Legality
Canadian Highlander Legal
Pioneer Legal
Modern Legal
Vintage Legal
Casual Legal
Highlander Legal
Legacy Legal
Noble Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Block Constructed Legal
Leviathan Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Hero Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Frontier Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Heirloom Legal
2019-10-04 Legal

Warping Wail occurrence in decks from the last year


All decks: 0.03%

Commander / EDH:

All decks: 0.01%

Warping Wail Discussion

Cynic14 on Tribal Eldrazi

1 month ago

-1 Spellbook , +1 Warping Wail

CannedCanOpener on Eldrazi commander

2 months ago

Of course! My own deck is on my profile if you are curious, I know I shifted away from basics to use utility lands but if you like having the basic lands and their synergy you may want to pick up an Extraplanar Lens and/or something like Sword of the Animist to keep the ramp going. Another very cheap option is Warping Wail; while the Eldrazi Scion mode is a bit useless, the sorcery counterspell has saved my life countless times and the removal can be great depending on the table you play against.

abby315 on Want to play modern for ...

2 months ago

Unless you also have a collection of fetches and shocks, a $200 budget basically forces you into some aggro build. Budget multicolor manabases just can't cut it in Modern. Snow decks are also very popular right now, which are tough on a budget. And you should avoid aany Lurrus of the Dream-Den deck, as if it gets banned you'll be out of a deck.

You might like the Eldrazi/Tron aggro list that's popular now. You'd probably be able to get the above list for around $200 if you cut the Chalices and Cavern of Souls. You could go up on Warping Wails and put Spatial Contortions in the main, or throw in a few MB Grafdigger's Cage if you'll be playing the deck soon. However, Chalice is definitely a strength of the deck, so you should build this with the plan to work towards 4x Chalice in the long run. (It's not a bad investment card.)

The only exception to a Lurrus deck might be this Bogles list, since Bogles is generally a solid Tier-two strategy no matter what's going on in the meta. You could cut the Horizon Canopys and have a pretty decent Bogles shell going. You could even hold off on buying your Lurrus.

Finally, if you want to try a combo deck, the Neoform combo deck is fairly budget. I'm not sure you can get it under $200, but it's close. However, it's an extremely technical deck to play, so I'm not sure it's a great place to start out.

Good luck!

DaWubber on Forgotten Gem

3 months ago

I love Warping Wail as a counterspell, removal, and sometimes ramp card that can fit in any deck and be used if you have a colorless mana-source.

king-saproling on The Brown Frown

4 months ago

Cool deck! Ever considered Codex Shredder or Conqueror's Galleon  Flip? Return cards from grave in colorless!

These might interest you too: Lotus Petal, Salvaging Station, Lion's Eye Diamond (infinite mana with Salvaging Station and Karn), Dross Scorpion, Cauldron of Souls, Scrapyard Recombiner (finds all kinds of dudes including Metalworker and Voltaic Construct (thanks errata!)), Meteor Golem, Scour from Existence, Null Brooch, Warping Wail (surprisingly versatile. at worst it can be used as a delayed ritual to get Karn out a turn sooner), Empowered Autogenerator, Umbral Mantle, Mirrorpool, Endbringer

MrKillStar on Colorless combos and beat downs

6 months ago

Cards I would consider throwing in:

Minion Reflector - In a colorless deck with so many mana rocks, paying 2 extra mana to get some big fatties you're running would be great, in my opinion. Maybe even Thran Temporal Gateway to cheat, lets say, Blightsteel Colossus, make a copy of it by Minion Reflector for 2 mana with haste a possibly insantly take someone out? Pretty good if you ask me.

Mimic Vat - One of my most favorite artifacts. Being able to imprint anyone's creature and play it every turn just for 3 mana? Heck yea! In combination with Mirror Gallery, you could do some sick plays. Imprint Ulamog, the Ceaseless Hunger to Mimic Vat, pay 3 and tap it to create a token, when you activate Mimic Vat, it triggers Rings of Brighthearth, pay 2 to create another copy of Ulamog. If you use Strionic Resonator, it gets triggered on triggering Rings of Brighthearth. Or just forget about Mirror Gallery and Ulamog and use It That Betrays instead.

Field of Ruin - Another non-basic land removal and fetches a basic land for everyone. It might be worth running, since you can easily replay it by Crucible of Worlds. Maybe take out Urborg, Tomb of Yawgmoth, unless you combine it with Mana Web.

Soul-Guide Lantern / Tormod's Crypt - cheap and effective graveyard hate.

tron lands: Urza's Tower, Urza's Power Plant, Urza's Mine - not the greatest lands to use in EDH, but unless you've an effective way to fetch Wastes from your deck, tron lands might be worth running.

Oblivion Sower - Very decent Eldrazi to use. Gets you ANY land an opponent's own in exile. Attack few times with Ulamog, cast Oblivion Sower and you're good. It also helps you to get rid off opponent's top deck card if they somehow manipulated it (Vampiric Tutor, Insidious Dreams, etc.). You can even double it's cast effect with Strionic Resonator!

Emergence Zone - Sneaky land that gives your cards flash. Nice way to dump your mana at the opponent's end of turn and finish them on your turn.

Mycosynth Lattice - This is just a dumb combination with Darksteel Forge. But gives your opponents acces to all colors, so watch out for that.

Titan's Presence - Fairly easy creature removal.

Warping Wail - Cheap and flexible instant spell. Does any opponent have x/1 mana dork? Exile it and send them a message. Need some dumb blocker? Warping Wail got you! Is an opponent trying to board wipe you? Nope, they don't!

Cavern of Souls - Choose Eldrazi and watch your blue opponents screan,

Dark Depths - We love big, dumb creatures that win us the game, don't we? Dump in extra mana and slowly wake up Marit Lage! This also works well with Thespian's Stage. T1 Stage into Sol Ring, T2 Dark Depths, tap Sol Ring for 2 mana, use Stage, copy Dark Depths, sac Dark Depths due to legendary rule, after that sac Stage (now copy of Dark Depths but with 0 Ice counters) and get a 20/20 legendary creature token with flying and indestructible.

Void Winnower - This bad boy..or..whatever it is, might be a very nice addition aswell. Your opponents can't even, ba-dum-tss.

danman5550 on Who Needs Color? [Colorless Midrange]

7 months ago

Hey there! I fell in love with colorless nonsense when I saw Seth's list here. I'm playing that exact list, except with Inquisitive Puppet swapped straight across for Warping Wail (and a couple of sideboard changes). Someone in the comments suggested it as a gateway to get the right amounts of mana (like your test list including Hedron Crawler), and the added flexibility is very nice as well. I think Crawler is just a horrible card, and you only need the mana once to start chaining mana rocks; I've really enjoyed using Warping Wail so far.

Do you think Warping Wail could be a good add like whatever commenter that was recommended? Has Inquisitive Puppet been an important card to you? Speeding up the combo slightly seems better than delaying your opponent slightly, but I may be wrong.

What do you think of Karn, Scion of Urza ? I've been really unlucky revealing a land and a combo piece each time I activate his + ability, which makes the decision pretty easy for my opponent, but if I wasn't awful I'd probably get more value out of it lol. Seems like a very playable option, although maybe it's a cut for curve purposes.

Is Strionic Resonator really worth it? It seems kinda cutesy. When I'm comboing off, the only issue I have typically is running out of action and flipping lands off of Mystic Forge. Does it keep you going often enough to warrant a spot?

I kinda forgot that Sea Gate Wreckage existed lol, which might help with that last point.

Do you think that Sorcerous Spyglass is an include over Pithing Needle ? Hopefully by the time that we're raiding our board with Karn, we'll know what to target, and that one extra mana can be killer.

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