Allure of the Unknown

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Format Legality
1v1 Commander Legal
Archenemy Legal
Arena Legal
Block Constructed Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Commander: Rule 0 Legal
Custom Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Gladiator Legal
Highlander Legal
Historic Legal
Legacy Legal
Leviathan Legal
Limited Legal
Modern Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Pioneer Legal
Planechase Legal
Quest Magic Legal
Vanguard Legal
Vintage Legal

Allure of the Unknown


Reveal the top six cards of your library. An opponent exiles a nonland card from among them, then you put the rest into your hand. That opponent may cast the exiled card without paying its mana cost.

DreadKhan on Kaervek of the CMC!

3 months ago

Allure of the Unknown (funny with your Commander out if they take something big, you might be able to politic with it in some metas) and Protection Racket seem really good with this deck. For a big MV critter to sneak out, Dragon Tyrant can deal a lot of damage with it's Double Strike and Firebreathing, I guess 10 MV might not be big enough at this point though.

They seem bad but I find that in a slow deck there are few better ways to heap up mana in Rakdos than Mercadian Bazaar and Subterranean Hangar. I even run the Fallen Empires Storages, which are much worse but can still let you play a big drop pretty early. I get that you don't plan to cast any of these big spells, but I feel like if you start with any Storage land in your opener you'll be able to cast one by turn 6 or 7 pretty reliably (when you might be at 12 or 13 mana for a single burst), which is early enough to bother with in most metas. If you're playing Eldrazi Titans and Blightsteel, casting them unexpectedly early can just win a game sometimes, these lands can let you do this more often.

Cool idea for a build.

DreadKhan on Baby You're a Firework EDH Ed.

6 months ago

War Room is card draw that can work, there are also cards like Night's Whisper, Sign in Blood, Syphon Mind, and Village Rites (there are lots more). There are various enchantments that sit around and help like Black Market Connections, Underworld Connections, Greed, Necropotence, and Phyrexian Arena. If you recast Juri repeatedly, Tome of Legends might work. Ayara, First of Locthwain can draw some cards.

It's a tad out there, but Mask of Griselbrand lets you draw cards and is cheaper than Skullclamp, and it offers evasion and the ability to gain life via your newly evasive Commander.

If you're fairly desperate for draw, you could risk Allure of the Unknown, a card that I have generally been happy with. It sucks when you just hit lands and mana rocks, but you probably were going to lose the game if you had to sit and draw rubbish for 6 turns.

I really am liking the new Make an Example, this is actually a removal effect that forces each opponent to sacrifice their best creature, and can be even better if your opponent doesn't know what to pick.

If you already have Gravecrawler in the deck, another card that synergizes well with creature sacrificing decks is Pitiless Plunderer. Gravecrawler, Viscera Seer and pitiless plunderer are infinite Scry, ETBs and death triggers.

chilbi on X gon' give it to ya' [Xantcha EDH]

1 year ago

@jamochawoke: Thanks for the input - frankly, I'm afraid that 2 damage each turn on one single opponent just won't affect the game enough to justify the effort.

@DeeLight: By now the carddraw generated via Xantcha has been sufficient, but Allure of the Unknown definitely looks sweet in case I'll need more alternative ways in the future, thanks a lot!

DeeLight on X gon' give it to ya' [Xantcha EDH]

1 year ago

I like this quite a bit, was one of my first commander deck builds.

Maybe Allure of the Unknown? Gets a lot of cards into hand without drawing or losing life, could be coordinated with another player for better or worse too. I also like Olivia Voldaren as a way to swing key monsters to your field if nothing else.

seshiro_of_the_orochi on To My Grateful Patrons.

1 year ago

Allure of the Unknown might be a thrill to play in here. Also: Bronze Bombshell maybe?

KayneMarco on Feather Redeems Boros in EDH [Primer]

2 years ago

Also figured I’ld mention that when clicking on underworld breach that Allure of the Unknown is what pops up. Kinda weird.

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