Warping Wail


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

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Set Rarity
Oath of the Gatewatch Uncommon

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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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Warping Wail Discussion

Pygmyrhino990 on BS (Bone Splinter) Eldrazi

5 hours ago

Look at the mana symbol produced by Llanowar Wastes, its just a [1], now look at the mana produced by, say, Westvale Abbey  Flip, its a different symbol. Its almost like saying it produces [g] mana, which is called green mana. [c] mana is called colorless mana, where 'colorless' is just a word, like green or blue. If there was no difference, then what would the point be of creating a Wastes card, or adding the [c] symbol to cards such as Warping Wail or Reality Smasher or Kozilek, the Great Distortion, when you could just leave it as [7] mana cost for example, rather than complicating things by saying [5cc]. (i think the wiki says it best when it says ' "Generic" is a type of cost. "Colorless" is a type of mana' http://mtg.gamepedia.com/Colorless) All im saying is add some Wastes to your deck.

Pygmyrhino990 on BS (Bone Splinter) Eldrazi

7 hours ago

Apologies for another enchantment suggestion, but Doubling Season just came to my mind, and From Beyond is just a more stable source of 1/1 eldrazi, even if you only put in 1 or 2 of them. I also might say add a few Wastes, even if it is just 1 or 2, simply for Warping Wail, the eldrazi you use only add [1] generic mana, whilst warping wail uses [c] colorless mana, which are different things all together, and currently you have Westvale Abbey  Flip outputting [c].

-T_Walt4Life- on BS (Bone Splinter) Eldrazi

10 hours ago

I used to have From Beyond in this deck but it just becomes a bit unnecessary. Blisterpod , Catacomb Sifter and Warping Wail put out enough scions for it to flow well. Plus I already have 6 enchantments as is and I find too many non-creature enchantments can make decks clunky, unless it an aura hexproof deck or something. Thanks for the suggestion though, I appreciate it.

TheGodofNight on Xenomorphs

3 days ago


Again, I think Sliver Hivelord is a powerhouse, however it is highly susceptible to Path to Exile, which is a huge trade off for your opponent. You waste an Aether Vial to 5 counters (because nothing else mainboard benefits from that) or you spend 5 mana, tapping out, only to have it exiled for a single mana. Mind you, that is not an uncommon scenario, in modern it is more common than you realize, and with Path to Exile recently being reprinted, it is now cheaper and more readily available. In fact, that is one of the only issues I have with the Legendary Slivers, is the cost vs risk factor in a modern setting.

Now, Blood Moon isn't as big a problem for me, I run enough copies of Harmonic Sliver to be able to play through it, and enough Manaweft Slivers and Aether Vials to work around it. Typically though, it is a game killer for most decks running a lot of non-basics. It is worth considering a mainboard Harmonic Sliver. I know you run Aether Vial, but you do not have to play Harmonic Sliver if there is no other target.

Now, for a interesting factoid. Did you know that the most popular board wipes are mostly sorceries? Warping Wails second ability counters sorcery spells, thus shutting down board wipes, saving my slivers. The reason I like Warping Wail is because like the Sliver deck, it is a toolbox card that serves multiple purposes. If need be, it gives me a creature that produces colorless mana, it can remove a small early threat, but most importantly, it shuts down board wipes.

herringtonr on Xenomorphs

3 days ago

Yeah, boardwipes are the death of sliver decks, but that is also where a 1 of Sliver Hivelord in the mainboard would shine. I will agree with you that the mana base I recommended practically dies to Blood Moon, but that is also where Harmonic Sliver and Manaweft Sliver come in handy. Also, what is the purpose of the 2 Warping Wails in the sideboard? I just feel like there could be better cards to be put in the sideboard in place of those 2 cards.

Orion93 on Standard Artifacts

4 days ago

Metallic Mimic does almost nothing in a vehicle deck unless you run it as a dwarf deck with vehicle splash. So drop it out probably.

With so many wastes you could run Walker of the Wastes and maybe a couple other eldrazi. Like Thought-Knot Seer. You can also play things like Warping Wail and Titan's Presence with your metalwork colossus in hand.

You have a ridiculous amount of extra artifacts that don't do anything really. Cut it back to 12-15 artifact vehicles. Up your Metalwork Colossus to 4 because the vehicles make him cheaper.

Figure out the vehicles you have to have. Find the artifacts that actually play to suit your deck. Trim waaaay back on all of it and then splash white and red for Built to Smash, Built to Last, Start Your Engines, Servo Exhibition, and some dwarves.

That's the basics for vehicles. You could also try it colorless eldrazi

kts777 on Whir of Skysovereign

4 days ago

Hi,we tested the deck and have some new feedback about the sideboard.

Maybe 3 Negate is correct and maybe 1 Warping Wail is ok,I cut a basic land and add aAether Hub in our deck.

Ceremonious Rejection is out of our expectation in test,maybe it's the best 1-mana counterspell now.Ceremonious Rejection can counter something like Ballistatower;TKS;Reality Smasher,marvel;Heart of Kiran(maybe this one is not important).I remembered I also sideboard in Ceremonious Rejection to u/w flash just because they have the Copter before,so we also can sideboard in it in the mardu ballista and the Eldrazimuch more than before matchup.

You are right although Unlicensed Disintegration isn't a counterspell,but maybe it's more powerful than a counterspell. But I also don't find the how manyUnlicensed Disintegrationshould we use.It's a real 3-mana spell.in my test,maybe less than 3 is ok but intuitively,it's not right.I hope to hear your test result.It's all rightBattle at the Bridge is also really powerful and can help us win some bad matchup,but maybe we should let all of them to the sideboard?

We use Implement of Combustion to beat the 4c,but how about the Ballista?We also can use the powerful standard card in our deck.It work great in the jeskai decklist. I will test it in our Grixis deck.

The jeskai improvise decklist: enter link description here The mana base isn't good nowbut I don't know how to make it better... my friend will use the decklist to play some tournaments this week and maybe he can give us some feedback about the jeskai version.

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