Withered Wretch


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

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Planechase Uncommon
Time Spiral "Timeshifted" Rare
Legions Uncommon

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Withered Wretch

Creature — Zombie Cleric

1: Exile target card from a graveyard.

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Withered Wretch Discussion

APPLE01DOJ on Zombie Deck

1 week ago

Do you think Withered Wretch or Nihil Spellbomb would be more useful?

xyr0s on Zombie Deck

1 week ago

wellll.... you could borrow a gimmick from other tribals and bring in Aether Vial (and forget all about budget... but your lands aren't exactly all that budget either). But then it would just be a kind of bad merfolk...

wouldn't it be possible to get some use out of cryptbreaker (apart from chump blocking, that is) somehow? There aren't exactly any great 2 cost zombies apart from Lotleth Troll and that would have helped a bit.

Sideboard: I think your deck could use Withered Wretch in some matchups. Keeps goyfs at a manageable size, fits with the tribal theme, and can ruin an eldrazi that tries to shuffle in after going to the GY.

precociousapprentice on Queen Marchesa: Politics, Aikido, and Control

1 week ago

There were not enough creatures to get Ayli, Eternal Pilgrim going, and being an efficient deathtouch creature was not enough. I may put her back in, but I think she needs a different deck. The list is very tight, creature light, and is not build to abuse her. Too bad. I was really hopeful she would be great.

Withered Wretch is nice graveyard hate. It is just about the same as Samurai of the Pale Curtain, but not as strong as Rest in Peace. I have Rakdos Charm and Shred Memory in already, and both have stronger uses in my deck than Withered Wretch, Samurai of the Pale Curtain, or Rest in Peace. I guess it would depend on what you need, since a body is usually nice to have around, even if just for chump blocking.

UnleashedHavok on Queen Marchesa: Politics, Aikido, and Control

1 week ago

So I have a new card I'm looking at for my deck and I'm curious what your thoughts are; Withered Wretch for graveyard hate on a stick. I like to have answers for things that stick on the board instead of being a one shot wonder. Anyway, I saw that you switched Ayli to your maybe board. I thought you were pretty excited about her?

n0bunga on Dark Phoenix, Who Frowns At Fun

1 week ago

Keep in mind, the Eldrazi Trigger would go on the stack, to which someone with a Withered Wretch or Scavenging Ooze could eat in response.

With that in mind I may actually incorporate the wretch.

As for the Altar, milling is just a combo. Certainly, bombarding would be another outlet, but the deck also runs some other combos that wipe the board.

So far the wins this deck generally gains are from concedes because of the hateful prison Alesha establishes.

Stellato on Mill Grill's

3 weeks ago

LOL. If I remember correctly, I cast Mind Grind for about 4-6 in a 3 player game. There was a lot of exiling.

Thank you. I really do need to add some mana rocks.

I've been playing around other decks that I have and realized that this needed some attention. I was planning on dropping a couple counters and Dark Ritual for Hedron Crab, Tree of Perdition and Withered Wretch.

troublesomeCharlatan on All We Want To Do Is Drink Your Brain

1 month ago

I concede that you have a point. The deck's main weakness remains recursion-heavy decks. It is true that some of the specific cards that you listed may not be the primary banes of my existence, the point is no less valid. Undead Alchemist and Withered Wretch both seem like decent ways to counteract the specific problems that such decks tend to introduce, though Alchemist in particular tends to warrant the presence of more zombies in the deck. Nonetheless, I shall look into that avenue of investigation. On another note, I must confess that while self-milling doesn't quite seem to suit what I am going for in this particular instance, I can certainly appreciate the deck that you have made. +1.

Cordyceps0 on All We Want To Do Is Drink Your Brain

1 month ago

Have you considered Undead Alchemist, Withered Wretch, or ways to exile graveyards? Every single color has ways to recur and abuse milled cards, think Praetor's Counsel, Mizzix's Mastery, Living Death, any Black reanimation spell, et cetera. Your meta may have none of that, tho. My Graveyard Factory started like yours, but I eventually decided I only wanted to mill myself (it's faster).

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