Withered Wretch

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Format Legality
Pre-release Legal
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Penny Dreadful Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
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

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

3 days 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 days 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.

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

1 week ago

@man1ac Nice observations. I came mostly to same concluisons. I have been tuning my deck yesterday based on some games we had with our playgroup recently.

Totally agree on targeted removal. Myself, I prefer Pongify, Snuff Out (free removal so more mana to use the God) and Curtains' Call (as it takes out two creatures unconditionaly. Some other observations I had:

1) You may end up playing against spell decks, had a hard time playing against Glissa and combo Hanna, Ship's Navigator. both reccuring artifacts and enchantments from the graveyard. So you need a beatdown plan and also gravehate for other than creatures. Therefore I added Withered Wretch

2) Vengeful Pharaoh is better than Propaganda, let people know you have it in your graveyard, they will likely attack elsewhere

3) Muddle the Mixture is just perfect card. And if you transmute, go for Cyclonic Rift

4) Crypt Ghast seems to underperform. you almost never wanna to play him T4 and its instant target once its out. Rather settle for Cabal Coffers, replaced with Notion Thief

5) Dont forget Bloodchief Ascension plus Mindcrank is an infinite combo. Had to take it out due to our playgroups tier rules

6) Memory Plunder continues to impress. Played Toxic Deluge in opponents combat phase or Krosan Grip to take out a combo piece I wouldnt be otherwise able to ged rid of. This card is an all-star in the deck.

DarkRequiem on Views of Vampires

1 week ago

You talk about animating spells, yet you're running so few and not the best ones.

I'd go with Reanimate, Animate Dead, Dread Return (better if you use Bloodline Keeper's tokens or if you add Captivating Vampire and sac the opponent's creatures you're now controling) or mass reanimation stuff like Patriarch's Bidding and Living Death/Living End (paired with Bojuka Bog and Withered Wretch is great!). Twilight's Call and Rise of the Dark Realms could also be fun.

dsigsbee on The Scarab God and His Undead Army

3 weeks ago

Withered Wretch has been added in place of Metallic Mimic. Now I just need to find two spots for Graveborn Muse and Carrion Feeder...

dlaxw7 on The Scarab God and His Undead Army

3 weeks ago

My mistake, I missed the Cryptbreaker when looking through the deck. You are running 10 anthem effects for your zombies and you're really heavy at the 3 drop spot on your curve, so maybe consider dropping on of the 3 drop lords for Withered Wretch?

dsigsbee on The Scarab God and His Undead Army

3 weeks ago

Rusty_Shackleford - I think you're right. Honestly, I haven't included it because I'm more afraid it will net me too many cards and, thus, lose me too much life, but with a consistent sac-outlet that shouldn't be concern.

dlaxw7 - As with the previous comment, I think you're right on those draw outlets. However, I do currently run a copy of Cryptbreaker. As per my comment above, Carrion Feeder would be a welcome, reliable, sac-outlet, possibly for Muse. Also, I have a copy of Withered Wretch, I just can't figure out what to take out.

Thank you both for your comments.

dlaxw7 on The Scarab God and His Undead Army

3 weeks ago

I like the deck, however your card draw ability seems a little lackluster. I'd recommend both Cryptbreaker and Graveborn Muse. I also really like both Carrion Feeder and Withered Wretch in zombie tribal, as the Feeder is a free sac outlet that can also get ridiculous with Gravecrawler, and the Wretch allows you an option to hate out non-creature cards in graveyards for a pretty minimal investment (The Scarab God and Cemetery Reaper only hit creatures).

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