Anguished Unmaking

Anguished Unmaking

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Exile target nonland permanent. You lose 3 life.

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Anguished Unmaking Discussion

Tzefick on Taborax's Apostles of Despair

6 days ago

Very nice alternative. I must say I think your list of searchable demons is a little thin and not that much utility to get. It appears you mostly have demons that grant card draw in some fashion.

I would probably put in something like Archfiend of Depravity or Pestilence Demon for swarm control. And I do find Archfiend of Despair a very neat tech choice to wallop an opponent out who has taken a bit too much damage. Or Sower of Discord to either dissuade an opponent from attacking into you or to utilize damage against one player to swing against another.

While Reaper from the Abyss is a very nice card that keeps on giving, I find Overseer of the Damned to be a good alternative, as the effect happens immediately and can better be utilized to save your skin or deal with a problematic creature from an opponent.

Also I'm surprised to not see Secret Salvage nor Shirei, Shizo's Caretaker in your list.


All this being said I don't think I'll ever drop the Orzhov variants of Shadowborn Apostle decks.

The amount of value you can get with Black-White is well worth it in my eyes.

Cards like Aven Shrine or Remembrance are easily paying themselves back in short time.

Include cards like Immortal Servitude and Rally the Ancestors and if you're a bit more casual; Angel of Glory's Rise. Even if you only have a small slew of Apostles, you can use them again and again for quite cheap.

Of course there's the palette of removal that is accessible with white; Vindicate, Utter End, Anguished Unmaking. Merciless Eviction is also a favorite along with Austere Command.

And while we're at it, throw in a Smothering Tithe.

Feiryn on Here there be DRAGONS!

3 weeks ago

Ah okay, I assumed the maybeboard were cards you were only looking at, my bad!

In that case you have a bunch of stuff that definitely could fit in the deck. For those three you mentioned Exploration is very good and can be slotted in over Rampant Growth, Canopy Vista/Smoldering Marsh can just be replaced by a Forest/Mountain, and definitely take a Sol Ring if you have a spare one.

As for others, here's the most notable you have on your maybeboard:

  • Asceticism
  • - If it resolves your dragons are almost invulnerable outside of stuff like deathtouch/boardwipes
  • Smothering Tithe
  • - Could help with ramp
  • Dragonlord Ojutai
  • - Great card advantage with hexproof half of the time
  • Glorybringer
  • - Might not be as strong as some other options but that exert can effectively be a removal spell every other turn
  • Nicol Bolas, the Ravager  Flip
  • - Great value all around and if you manage to transform him you basically win
  • Rishkar's Expertise
  • - Pricy but casting it will probably mean refilling your hand and getting a free dragon which covers its cost
  • Cyclonic Rift
  • - EDH staple and one of the best boardwipes in the format, wipes all of your opponents' creatures, artifacts, walkers, etc
  • Force of Vigor
  • - Pretty good removal that can be manaless
  • Teferi's Protection
  • - Protects your entire side from boardwipes

For boardwipes you already have Crux of Fate and Balefire Dragon. Throwing in Cyclonic Rift would definitely be a good choice. The issue with boardwipes in decks like these is that you don't want to reset your own boardstate, but that's why the three I mentioned are so good because they only affect the opponents. Cyclonic Rift also dodges indestructable as it's a bounce effect rather than a destroy.

In my opinion, counters are generally not very effective in decks like these. It's generally more effective to run cards like Rhythm of the Wild and Asceticism as they're not one-shots, while also having the side-benefit of opponents using their counters on your other opponents instead. If you wanted to pick up additional effects like those if counters/removal are rampant in your group, I personally like Steely Resolve and Conqueror's Flail.

I actually recommending cutting Deflecting Swat as you'll only rarely have your commander out. If you want one-shot defensive utility, Veil of Summer and Autumn's Veil are amazing for that.

If you want more spot removal, I definitely recommend picking up a Path to Exile. With it, Swords to Plowshares, and Anguished Unmaking you should be good for spot removal unless you wanted to splurge on an Assassin's Trophy.

I'm unsure about Ramos, Dragon Engine. Since you're in a more casual environment they might be okay, but unless you have something like Descendants' Path down they're not really worthwhile. If you're wanting to go out and buy a fairly expensive creature, by far the best purchase you could make is Kaalia of the Vast IMO.

Valengeta on Budget Devotion: Now With A White Splash!

1 month ago

Looking good! Although I'm not sure Souls is that great on this kind of deck. I would switch it with something like Emerge Unscathed to either protect your creatures or make them unblockable or Anguished Unmaking to target pesky permanents or Thoughtseize as mentioned above. Also I would drop Liliana, the Last Hope for Phyrexian Arena.

So idealy -3 Souls and -1 Liliana for +3 Thoughtseize +1 Phyrexian Arena or split it +2 +2 each or another combination of different cards

SynergyBuild on Ashaya is REAALLLLLY good

1 month ago

Ashaya, Soul of the Wild is better than you think. I promise you, it's better.

You think a 5 mana creature variant of mono-green Cryptolith Rite that is massive is all? Nope.

First off it's bigger than massive, like, a lot bigger. It is monstrous in many decks. Ever seen a lot of lands and creatures out? I see a 40/40 Ashaya. I wonder if Selvala, Heart of the Wilds, Soul's Majesty, Rishkar's Expertise, Traverse the Outlands, or Overwhelming Stampede would be good?

But even in a deck where it isn't that big, Ashaya is REAALLLLLLY good.

Worried about Cyclonic Rift, not on your creatures! Grasp of Fate, Abrupt Decay, Utter End, Anguished Unmaking, Oblivion Ring, etc. all are useless against it.

Not to mention... combos. Oh yeah, so... Quirion Ranger is an interesting card. It lets you bounce a forest to untap a creature.

Idk, what can a creature that's untapped do with Ashaya, Soul of the Wild? Oh, tap for mana. I wonder what's a forest that we can bounce? Oh, Quirion Ranger.

Yep, just those two go infinite together, only infinite casts, as you net even, but a Glimpse of Nature, Beast Whisperer, Primordial Sage, or Soul of the Harvest and you'll be just fine. Remember, it's a land that keeps entering, landfall infinitely, with a Lotus Cobra, Tireless Tracker, or similar, and you'll be well on your way to an easy win.

Have a Priest of Titania? Now you have infinite mana.

(Scryb Ranger can do similarly, another super easy combo)

Arbor Elf... yep, infinite untaps of itself, one Krosan Restorer and a medium graveyard, one Ley Weaver, or one Argothian Elder and you have infinite untaps and mana.

Of course, there is more, Nissa, Who Shakes the World, Timber Protector, etc.

Also, remember you can run Oblivion Stone, and all the rest too.

That's a lot of damage. Not to mention:

  1. This card can be both a powerful commander or mana ramp/combo engine in decks.

  2. Nissa, Who Shakes the World, Nissa, Worldwaker, etc. affect forests, and this is easily one of the best ways to get a ton of forests.

  3. Titania, Steward of Argoth and other lands -> creatures style effects (think Rampaging Baloth) allow you to get a to get a ton of value from your creatures, reusing them for 4/4s and 5/3s.

  4. Liege of the Tangle. Easy, clean reason why this card is hilariously fun!

  5. Howl of the Night Pack, Boundless Realms, etc. There are a million of these combos, literally go look. I'm not even trying.

  6. You can Leyline of Abundance for more value too, didn't mention that. Was gonna click start a new thread and just thought of it. Gonna click it now before I think of ten more!

Apollo_Paladin on Tie-Breaker

2 months ago

You might also look into some more advanced control options like Anguished Unmaking and/or Prison Term. I use Reverent Mantra to pretty decent effect in a couple of my Black/White builds where I've got important creatures to protect.

You could further augment some of those big attackers with things like Flickering Ward (to make them variably unblockable) or Spirit Mantle (which makes them TRULY unblockable).

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