Anguished Unmaking

Anguished Unmaking


Exile target nonland permanent. You lose 3 life.

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Set Rarity
Shadows over Innistrad (SOI) Rare
Promo Set (000) Rare

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Format Legality
Block Constructed Legal
Frontier Legal
Heirloom Legal
Pioneer Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Casual Legal
Highlander Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Modern Legal
2019-10-04 Legal
Unformat Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Legacy Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Leviathan Legal

Anguished Unmaking occurrence in decks from the last year


All decks: 0.04%

Commander / EDH:

All decks: 0.13%

WB (Orzhov): 1.46%

WUB (Esper): 1.14%

BGW (Abzan, Junk): 3.28%

RBW (Mardu): 1.6%

Anguished Unmaking Discussion

DuTogira on Deciding between two Orzhov Commanders

4 days ago

I'm gonna go to bat for my girl Vona, Butcher of Magan here.
Let's look at the different scenarios that Karlov of the Ghost Council and Vona, Butcher of Magan do well in.
Karlov of the Ghost Council needs you to have either soul sisters or some incremental life-gain enchantments. Basically, 3+ supporting pieces on the board in order to really get off the ground. If you don't have that, Karlov is a 2/2. That's a REALLY low floor. The ceiling of Karlov is an absolute monster of a creature, which can also exile other creatures in exchange for shrinking down.
Vona, Butcher of Magan works well when you can keep her alive. Cards like Lightning Greaves and Sword of Fire and Ice are fantastic on her. If you can keep her alive, the floor is that you get one Anguished Unmaking per turn, destroying instead of exiling. That's a pretty high floor. The ceiling of vona is that you combine her with cards like Sword of Fire and Ice and maybe a Maze of Ith (you can Maze of Ith + combat jank to get multiple vona activations off in one turn), allowing you to either remove more stuff, or hurt yourself less while activating. The ceiling on vona isn't much higher than the floor, but based on how high the floor is, that's not such a bad thing.

Now let's look at the decks you build around each.
Karlov of the Ghost Council lends himself to an orzhov soul sisters deck. Plain and simple.
Vona, Butcher of Magan is far more nuanced. If you try to build a lifegain deck around her, she'll be largely underwhelming, as she actually fuels MOST of her own activations. If you're low on life, she can bring you back up herself. Seriously, don't underestimate how much life you can gain from a creature with lifelink and vigilance. You also should not build pure voltron for vona, because she incentivizes you to activate her (meaning you can't block with her). Vona works best in a hybrid stax/battlecruiser deck, keeping your opponents choked on resources. This allows vona to clean up the few resources they have, and means that you can use the 1-3 creatures on your board (one of which being vona) to grind your opponents into the dust.

When you build each commander CORRECTLY, they're both extremely powerful. Honestly, I prefer Vona. She's waaaay more fun. The downside is that, because so many people like to build her as vampire tribal or as lifegain, you run into very bad suggestions for card additions almost non-stop, especially from EDHREC.

As I said, I HIGHLY recommend vona. You can find my build here, if you ever need inspiration: No Pain No Gain

DemonDragonJ on Double Masters

5 days ago

The fact that Utter End was reprinted recently makes me hope that WotC shall soon reprint Anguished Unmaking, since that card is becoming expensive, so it very much needs a reprint.

Doubling Cube would perfectly fit the theme of this set, and it has not been reprinted since Tenth Edition, which was now over a decade ago.

Worldly Tutor is the only card in its cycle that has not yet been reprinted, so I definitely would like to see it reprinted in this set.

loricatuslupus on EDH - Reanimator: Kaalia of the Vast

6 days ago

Hello fellow Kaalia enthusiast! Inserts obligatory link to my own deck: Still Better than Dan Brown.... Right, with that out of the way...firstly, I notice that while you call this a reanimator deck and have plenty of ways to cheat things out of the graveyard, you're missing things to stack it with. Cards like Entomb and Buried Alive would let you sculpt your graveyard into the perfect stockpile of threats. If you didn't already have loads I would recommend another actual wrath over Terminus considering you have more ways to get creatures back out of the graveyard than your library, but with that being the case you might be better off with either more unconditional removal (Vindicate/Anguished Unmaking) or even Armageddon if you don't mind having no friends. Aurelia's Fury and Boros Charm are great modal spells too! Honestly can't recommend Reconnaissance highly enough but Dust Corona and Phyrexian Reclamation do work for me. As for creatures, I wouldn't bother with Bloodgift Demon (take Rune-Scarred Demon for loops with Reya and a sac outlet such as Razaketh, the Foulblooded); Bogardan Hellkite (you'll probably do more overall with Warstorm Surge or the new Terror of the Peaks); Indulgent Tormentor (your opponents won't ever hesitate to pay the cost and the body is underwhelming for a demon); Vampire Nighthawk (good card but this deck can do better, for similar cost a Magus of the Moat or Grand Abolisher can make you very hard to assail). I'd suggest considering Avacyn, Angel of Hope, Doom Whisperer and Rakdos, Lord of Riots as other strong picks for potential upgrades. Finally you've got a decent mana base, but I'm a little surprised to see no fetches/utility lands like Volrath's Stronghold considering you have actual legacy duals. How can you be running a Scrubland but be unable to upgrade your Forsaken Sanctuary to a Godless Shrine and still be playing with Temple of the False God? This last one is one of the worst lands out there considering it can easily be a dead draw and doesn't even give you colour - you're running plenty of basics so even an Evolving Wilds would be better in almost every case! Anyways hope that's given you some ideas.

thijmnesoy on Judgment Day: Avacyn the Purifier EDH [PRIMER]

6 days ago

I still remember packing mylady Archangel Avacyn  Flip in the first pack I every opened from SOI as my dual sided card, my rare was Anguished Unmaking, ironic

WanderingSpirit on Click here if I can have your name.

1 week ago

Daedalus19876: Thanks for your input! Funnily enough, I did have the Attrition in the original list, and I ended up taking it out because I didn't realize that Opposition was a thing, and just how good it was.

You're right about the Anguished Unmaking. Any time I can remove a threat and have it not land in Resource Pile #2, I try to make it fit if I can help it.

I'm an aggro player at heart, so I think I can deal with beatdown and shenanigans.

Do you have any thoughts on what might not be pulling weight to open up for those stax/tax elements? Maybe cut down on the anthems?

Daedalus19876 on Click here if I can have your name.

1 week ago

I respect the dedication that went into the faerie theming! Secluded Glen is a great land for this list, and Faerie Conclave is very flavorful if not powerful. I would also run Anguished Unmaking over Vindicate any day. The biggest thing I feel you're missing is Opposition and Attrition, both of those cards are BONKERS with Alela. Your opponents never get lands or creatures again!

With regards to your comment about introducing other wincons -- I can't think of many wincons that really fit your theme here. Alela doesn't win with infinite mana, and mana sinks don't work super well with her. I'd focus on control and stax and taxing effects that help facilitate your beatdown :)

Malsorn on Omnislash v5

2 weeks ago

Looks like fun! Few thoughts: Savai Triome over Nomad Outpost. My meta is also very graveyard heavy, so if you're in a similar situation, Scavenger Grounds can play a good Bojuka Bog impression as a land slot. May want some more sweepers, Cleansing Nova is surprisingly value in my opinion, with Austere Command as a similar effect. Winds of Abandon has also won me games, especially with its one-sided nature, and it punishes players that go too heavy on non-basics. Usually best right before an alpha strike. Vindicate and Anguished Unmaking are both great in decks with black/white. Sram, Senior Edificer helps get more draws going, same with Puresteel Paladin.

Openil on [Primer] Political Subterfuge - Marchesa Aikido

2 weeks ago

I'm a big fan of Despark, I run it over Utter End and would consider cutting Anguished Unmaking before it.

Seabody I've looked through your version of the deck, it's a bit closer in value to mine, although i don't own any fetch lands yet, out of curiosity what are you using Repercussion to achieve? I own one but have never considered it for this deck.

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