Etched Monstrosity

Etched Monstrosity

Artifact Creature — Golem

Etched Monstrosity enters the battlefield with five -1/-1 counters on it.

, Remove five -1/-1 counters from Etched Monstrosity: Target player draws three cards.

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Set Rarity
Modern Masters 2015 Edition (MM2) Rare
New Phyrexia (NPH) Mythic Rare

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

Etched Monstrosity Discussion

Disciple_of_Doran on

1 year ago

Unfortunately, Etched Monstrosity isn't legal in this deck, asit is considered to have a 5 color identity due to the mana symbols in its effect. Luckily, if all you wanted was a big creature to copy, I have a better suggestion: Phyrexian Dreadnought

rob_shifflett on Ramos + Etched monstrosity

1 year ago

Etched Monstrosity

It helps to link the cards. Just use double brackets around the card name.

While the Monstosity has a 5 color card identity, it as a colorless card.

elgosu1337 on Breya EDH

2 years ago

I think more card draw such as Vedalken Archmage and Bident of Thassa would help. Etched Monstrosity is not legal in Breya because it has on the card, so replace it with repeatable card draw.

troublinparadise on Ramos, "I Win" tribal

2 years ago

Curious to hear how this deck plays for you. Seems to me at first glance like you have a lot of really cool alternative wincons, but that you are lacking the necessary meat to get you there. Example: You are running Test of Endurance and Felidar Guardian, but I don't see much lifegain other than Mayael's Aria, and then, that isn't helping you much unless you also have Etched Monstrosity out. This might be why people are recommending tutors, but I think you'd do fine to just streamline the thing a bit and flesh out a few of these wincons a bit more.

However, if you are finding that in your playgroup you can end up just cascading into Ramos's mana ability every turn and laying down this huge board every game... maybe loading the deck up with as much spice as possible is just the most fun way to play.

Either way, kudos on a fun list!

ERoss8 on Scarecrow -1/-1 counters edh deck ...

2 years ago


I'd suggest some kind of combo with Puppeteer Clique to steal stuff from your opponents graveyards, along side The Scorpion God. Etched Monstrosity is another interesting one, granting you a big body, -1/-1 counter synergy,and cards for a broken up 10 mana. Deity of Scars seams better in the deck synergy-wise than Ulamog, the Infinite Gyre. I'm not great at building control, but I hope that this helps!

Sjorpha on The Gold Standard

2 years ago

Awesome deck, I'm looking to build a 5 colour gold deck and this is a great base.

Have you considered running 4 Chromatic Lantern as a ramp alternative to trace? It comes down one turn later but you are usually dropping a blade turn 2 and it allows you to play a lot less tapped lands and even some basics, and it might push your artifact count up towards making Spire of Industry an option.

I also really like Etched Monstrosity for late game draw, it doesn't get the multicolour bonus but it's a 10/10 after activation so...

Horde of Notions could be an option if you went for some more elementals.

ChaosJester on Build your own Sol Rings

3 years ago

You're welcome dude! :) Yes, that always still a problem unless you remove such cards before your opponent does. I think Torpor Orb could be very interesting for your Artifact deck in combination with Eater of Days or Phyrexian Dreadnought or Etched Monstrosity instead of Wurmcoil Engine. It is cheaper and you can cast it earlier without any negative drawbacks.

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