The Abyss

The Abyss

World Enchantment

At the beginning of each player's upkeep, destroy target nonartifact creature that player controls of his or her choice. It can't be regenerated.

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The Abyss Discussion

ShaDoWz_6677 on Nathy poo - Dobby is a free elf 2.0

8 months ago

Okay so, I made a list of stuff you can get rid of from the deck. I've played Nath Stax in the past. Craterhoof should not be your win con. You need the Shepherd from Jumpstart since he's basically the win con now for Nath stax.

Caustic Caterpillar , Reclamation Sage The Abyss Necrogen Mists Bottomless Pit Descent into Madness Allosaurus Shepherd are all great cards to add into this deck. I suggest looking for them for the deck to make it go faster.

Also, make sure to look at my Nath Stax deck here on TappedOut!

Weltbild on Nath of the STAX-Leaf | cEDH | Primer

1 year ago

PartyJ, I love your primer and use your deck as a template for my own. It’s a pity, that Chains of Mephistopheles, The Abyss, Nether Void and Gaea's Cradle are such expensive pieces of cardboard.

What are your thoughts on Tinybones, Trinket Thief?

vasarto77 on Secret Lair Ultimate Edition

1 year ago

This is obviously a premium product not meant for the common player. Do we really want fetchlands to be cheap and affordable? I sure as hell don't, even premium reprints like this that are meant for the "whales" will decrease the price of fetchlands. It would be like if they decided to add The Tabernacle at Pendrell Vale Bazaar of Baghdad The Abyss Mox Diamond Black Lotus and the rest of power 9 along with making all of the original dual lands, fetch lands and shock lands common cards and putting all of that into a unlimited print run set for standard. Some cards need to be extremely rare and hard to get a hold of and permenantly expensive and rarely or never reprinted again to ensure that not every player can just have them in every deck they own. I think that is a big point of this that some people are missing is that they are not reprinting this as some common card like you want it to be for standard, it's for the whales and I for one cannot wait to spend, even as much as $250.00 to get my hands on this collection. Heck, give me an extra two weeks and I will three 350 at it to get my hands on it. It is going to look amazing as a display piece and the arid mesa is done by my favorite land artist.

vasarto77 on reserve list must buys.

1 year ago

If you guys have the choice between buying Bazaar of Baghdad Timetwister from unlimited or a The Abyss, which one would you go for first?

_Strix_ on Yuriko Midrange

2 years ago

The matter of stax is an interesting one for Yuriko. Much like a blood pod deck, she is highly customizable to be tailored to your meta. If wanting to win boosters at your local game store is what you want, look no further. You can build Yuriko in such a way you can crush that store specifically.

She has her "core" stax pieces, which I would define as the stax pieces Yuriko resonates too well with to not include (and said stax pieces largely don't affect the 99) and then you have those flex slots you can fill with more meta selections. Some of these flex stax pieces are borderline core and some of them are on the brink of unplayable no matter what your archetype is.

Invoke Prejudice is certainly a card we cannot afford to run. Whilst Yuriko is very blue in nature and is mainly colored mana (barely any colorless sources), it is still a whopping . This is way too demanding and would essentially come out turn 6 or so. The effect itself is also subpar, as yuriko is almost always on the field, meaning a creature has to be strictly not or . Land Equilibrium these days has just become too slow. In a turn 3 format like this, we really need to be answering game winning combos or dishing them out ourselves, and land equilibrium unfortunately provides neither in here. Nether Void is definitely playable in Yuriko, as both Yuriko and all other Ninjutsu avoid having the pay the . That being said though, I think the fact it costs 4 mana to bring out is highly problematic, as it doesn't do enough for it's CMC. This particular list, 5 mana is "end the game", so 4 mana should be borderline doing that, ala Sakashima the Impostor or Insidious Dreams. The Abyss we unfortunately dont break parity on enough to break, but even in cEDH in general it is barely playable because of it's hefty casting cost.

Oppression is most definitely playable in Yuriko, and I actually highly recommend it in lists that run graveyard effects like Smoke Shroud or Wonder for example that want to be more staxier, just dont run it in lists with doomsday or turns as it can make things... difficult. Its borderline a staple in the stax-graveyard builds. You're definitely right in that the are many outer-rim flex slots for stax and some of them can be some really juicy options to absolutely cripple a specific meta and moving forward, keeping an eye on these options is important. Yuriko and the 99 in general are just so unaffected by stax as a whole, its easily the main reason why anyone would choose to take her into a cEDH meta.

Rahvin2015 on Yuriko Midrange

2 years ago

I'm really loving this list, and I'm adapting my existing Yuriko to be similar.

What's your opinion on other stax effects that Yuriko can effectively bypass? Depending on meta I see some room for customization here. To me it looks like Invoke Prejudice, Land Equilibrium, Nether Void, The Abyss, Oppression, and others could be useful based on meta calls, and Yuriko should remain largely unaffected.

imSandstorm on Nath of the STAX-Leaf | cEDH | Primer

2 years ago

I want to give this list a shot but don't have and cannot currently obtain a Nether Void , Chains of Mephistopheles , and The Abyss . Barring proxies, do you have recommendations for budget-friendly alternatives? Are Possessed Portal , Pox , and Painful Quandary decent replacements?

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