Idol of Oblivion

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Format Legality
1v1 Commander Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Commander: Rule 0 Legal
Custom Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Highlander Legal
Legacy Legal
Leviathan Legal
Limited Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Vintage Legal

Idol of Oblivion


: Draw a card. Activate this ability only if you created a token this turn.

, , Sacrifice this: Create a 10/10 colourless Eldrazi creature token.

VampRamped on A Vampire Storm *Primer*

3 days ago


Wow those are some good questions let me do my best to answer them. Yes I have an integrated list so I enjoy having the ability to have the option to do either strategy in a game. A more dedicated list is going to be marginally better but because the storm strategy only needs you to play Mana Echoes and Phyrexian Altar you do not really do anything that negatively impacts the aggressive gameplan.

I have had no problems playing Urza's Saga in this list my mana base is very good even without all the dual lands (I only have scrubland) The way to see urza's saga is a very versatile tutor that gives access to mana in sol ring if you really need it or Skullclamp and Sensei's Divining Top which are excellent combo pieces.

Sorin, Imperious Bloodlord is good because my list has a few higher mana value vampires in the deck and cheating them into play is worth losing the vampire token in many cases. Additionally having the flexibility of gaining life and getting some attacking power or having a recurring removal spell are both quite good tools to have.

Scion of Opulence I have found actually carries it's weight very well. Helps out the storm lines if you do not have Phyrexian Altar yet by recouping colored mana in the storm lines. In aggro lines you can sac for mana in a pinch if you need to use a protection spell to save your board. A 3/1 body is also not bad for 3 mana to be aggressive with, and it is really great with Bloodghast so overall good card in my experience.

Signets are roughly as strong as talismans but the main advantage is that if you are going for the storm with just Mana Echoes and Skullclamp you can hit the signets off the draws and you can filter colorless off of Mana Echoes into more colored mana than what you get with the talismans.

Mavren Fein, Dusk Apostle is ok he is in a vampire flex slot and I will frequently cut him for access to different vampires, he doesn't trigger off tokens but you usually have a nontoken vampire that is attacking. Even though his stats aren't great you usually have a lot of lords and sac outlets you want to use so the bodies are useful for both those occasions

Right now would admit Butcher of Malakir is on this list for fun he probably isn't that good especially if you are curving out with an aggro strategy. Bloodline necromancer however is good because you have great ETBs that you can recur in this deck in Champion of Dusk and Malakir Bloodwitch.

Shared Animosity is very good and definitely playable I'm only not playing it because it is not useful if you are storming off. Idol of Oblivion is too slow, and if I need card draw I will get Necropotence or Skullclamp as much stronger options. Protection spells are definitely better in more aggressive list but I play reanimator spells because they are strong with both strategies. I can sac my board for value in storm and then bring all the creatures back to net value, and also mass reanimation lets me spend all of my mana every turn and does not require me to hold up mana if I am worried about a board wipe. Though again I think you want to play a critical mass of protection spells in aggro of 5-7.

Thanks for the input and was nice to be able to engage with you

Crow-Umbra on Twice, To Make a Point

6 days ago

To build off the feedback from the last comment, you could cut about 5-6 creatures. I usually focus on creatures with higher CMCs (anything 6+ for aggro), and creatures which make you jump through hoops to get their pay-offs.

Definitely add in some more mana rocks like Talisman of Indulgence & company, as well as some repeatable draw like Tome of Legends, & Idol of Oblivion if you lean into the token strat some more. Tocasia's Welcome is also solid for token decks, or decks with lots of cheap creatures.

An Anthem affect like Fervor is also helpful for keeping your board aggro.

Finally, you might want to add a bit more removal. Dismantling Wave, Generous Gift, & Wear / Tear are all solid options that can help you hit a variety of targets

eliakimras on A Upgraded Primal Genesis Deck

1 week ago

I was browsing through some Ghired decks similar to mine and found yours. My two cents on the questions in the description:

  • You might take out Doomed Artisan for Idol of Oblivion. The Sculptures created can't even attack while the Artisan is on the field, and the rate it creates is painfully slow. The Idol can draw you cards every turn of yours, and also serves as a second Grove of the Guardian if your tokens are wiped out.

  • Talking about the Grove, how is Myriad Landscape working for you? Can it regularly get the lands you need to cast Ghired the next turn? I'm asking you because I've tried to make it and Mirrorpool work in my deck, but the strain colorless taplands made on the deck was mind-taxing to me. I decided to only run Krosan Verge, Kessig Wolf Run and Grove of the Guardian as colorless utility lands, and it's working wonders.

If you desire, you can check my decklist: I've made a breakdown of some suggestions in the description. Particularly, the clone stuff red is getting is crazy bonkers in Ghired.

SufferFromEDHD on MurderKobold

1 month ago

Idol of Oblivion on theme card draw

Impact Tremors speed up the clock

Mark of Fury/Escape Velocity consistent Heroic triggers

Seething Anger much more useful than Antagonize

Kashai on Replicators

1 month ago


I definitely hear what you're saying about the lack of mana and goblins! Lets add a few more lands and some extra mana/token generation with Dockside Extortionist and Wily Goblin.

While we are adding more goblins:

lets switch Counterspell for Goblin Flectomancer

Merchant of the Vale for Rummaging Goblin

and although we cant pump up its toughness, Siege-Gang Commander is not a terrible alternative for Myr Battlesphere

Idol of Oblivion looks super cool I also found Sarpadian Empires, Vol. VII for more tokens!

Strife_Delivery_Service on Replicators

1 month ago

Rhystic Study is an expensive staple that you should never take out. the game is still about card advantage and that card creates some of the best. Idol of Oblivion is another good draw mechanic and token maker. I'm a little concerned about this build having 34 lands and no ramp really outside of dual creture/land cards. by the time you get your combos going most players will already have too great a board state or win conditions setup. i'd swap out Goblin Lackey as you only have 9 goblins in your deck so he won't give you the value you're looking for. good luck!

Icaruskid on Jeff Goldblum, Warlock

2 months ago

Haha yeah Tainted Pact is bad here. Seems like Alhammarret's Archive is an fitting fix for that slot too. I'll test out Idol of Oblivion as well. Thank you SufferFromEDHD for your incisive input as always!

SufferFromEDHD on Jeff Goldblum, Warlock

2 months ago

Neat concept. Solid list.

Alhammarret's Archive double the two things your deck does.

Idol of Oblivion colorless card draw that fits the token theme.

Imp's Mischief mono black all star.

With 30 basic swamps I don't think Tainted Pact is optimal. Dust Bowl is however.

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