Withered Wretch

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Format Legality
Noble Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Casual Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Pauper Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Planechase (HOP) Uncommon
Time Spiral "Timeshifted" (TSB) Rare
Legions (LGN) Uncommon

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Withered Wretch

Creature — Zombie Cleric

1: Exile target card from a graveyard.

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Withered Wretch Discussion

illumfolly on [Primer] Nightmare by Design (Chainer) UPDATED

1 month ago

Or better yet, cut them both and run Withered Wretch instead. I understand that Life-Gain is important... but how important...?

joymousepad on Gisa and Geralf Zombie Deck #10,205,682

1 month ago

Ghoulcaller's Chant vs. Disentomb to pull 2 instead of 1.

Screeching Skaab vs. Withered Wretch. Wretch is the only creature in here focused on exiling from the grave, which is good if an opponent is running reanimate but as the only card in here that does that, I'd just ditch it and go with the self mill idea. Maybe think about finding a couple cards with flashback that help retrieve an instant/sorcery from the grave in case you throw out Zombie Apocalypse or Living Death. I'd suggest getting rid of the counterspells but that's just me.

Nightcreep is a cool card but seems pointless in here. You don't have any swampwalk, and it'd help your opponents out if you have Bad Moon out. I could see maybe some kind of combo with Bubbling Muck but trying to play one card off another card that you may or may not have is risky.

From the maybeboard, I wouldn't bother with Forgotten Creation, Graf Harvest, Liliana's Elite or Servant of Tymaret. The crow is perfect for the mill theme. I'd argue that Door of Destinies could be better than Coat of Arms, but ideally switch out Jinxed Idol for it. The other cards are just really good.

Rhadamanthus on Can Mairsil, using Kaho Minamo ...

3 months ago

You can use double square brackets to link cards. It's the easiest way to make sure everyone understands the details of what's going on in your question: Kaho, Minamo Historian, Withered Wretch, Prototype Portal, and Mairsil the Pretender isn't in the database yet so here's a link

No. Rules-wise, the phrasing "copy of a card exiled by Prototype Portal" is functionally identical to its current text. The reason Prototype Portal is written that way is because under normal circumstances there will only be one card imprinted on it. Pairs of linked abilities can only be linked to each other, not to anything else.

colton815 on Can Mairsil, using Kaho Minamo ...

3 months ago

first of all, Kaho, Minamo Historian specifically states she can only cast the cards she exiled herself. even a real Kaho couldnt cast cards exiled by Withered Wretch. Mairsil won't be able to exile any cards itself. so he can't cast anything.

lucal13 on Sorry, but they have to go, YES ALL OF THEM!

3 months ago

@HauntinYou - Thanks for the great comment!

  1. Withered Wretch seems like a great idea and I'll have to find a place for it.

  2. Fatespinner is another great card I'd love to add for pillow fort reasons.

  3. It is a very nice combo but it would require taking away too much of the deck so I probably won't include it. I also like to have cards in graveyards for other cards in the deck.

  4. Wrexial, the Risen Deep is a really good card, but it doesn't actually contribute to milling so I'm on the fence about adding it.

  5. Nemesis of Reason is a card I've always wanted to add but just never really found a spot for so I'll have to see.

  6. Riddlekeeper is another definite card I want to add!

  7. I had Szadek, Lord of Secrets in the deck at one point and I even tried using him as the commander, but he never was able to do enough by the time I finally cast him. Maybe things have changed and I'll have to try him again.

  8. I like the idea of Shred Memory but the combo is just in there because the cards are good on their own and I think I'll stick to the Withered Wretch for targeted graveyard removal.

Thanks again for the extensive comment!

@NV_1980 - Increasing Confusion was in the deck at one point as well as Paranoid Delusions but neither did as much work as I thought they would and they both only target a single player which does not work great in a 6-player game. As for Keening Stone, it is already in the deck and Sword of Body and Mind is definitely a card I want! Thanks!

@scaredcrow4 - Adding Shizo, Death's Storehouse sounds like a great idea!

@jon_hill987 - Thanks for the positive comment and upvote!

@metalheadforlife25 & Fujjji - Thanks for the upvote!

Thanks everyone for everything!

mikeintosh on [[Primer]]-God of the Rising FULL Moon! Butts Up!!

3 months ago

Hey guys, played some more games with my playgroup and came with some more observations:

1) non-black-claused removal sucks. Black is very popular color in Commander so you have to have non-conditinal removal. Out - Snuff Out, In - Rapid Hybridization

2) Enchanments can be bane of this deck. Our playgroup play a lot of nasty enchantments like No Mercy, Bloodchief Ascension, Painful Quandary and other stax and prison spells. Having a way to get rid of those is essential. In - Nevinyrral's Disk and Aura Thief. Cant wait to steal those nasty enchantments

3) Vengeful Pharaoh keeps impressing me. An prison effect that is hard to deal with.

4) With more games I find gravehate more and more essential. Scarab provides some hate but you need to have a way to get rid of cards other than creatures. Withered Wretch is great for that.

5) Lords that dont do anything besides +1/+1 underperforms. Axed Cemetery Reaper. (clashes with our commander).

@man1ac I really dont like dismember, misses a lot of targets. Murderous Cut seems good but before considering it I would go with Pongify and Rapid Hybridization first.

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