Underworld Sentinel

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Format Legality
1v1 Commander Legal
Arena Legal
Block Constructed Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Commander: Rule 0 Legal
Custom Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Gladiator Legal
Highlander Legal
Historic Legal
Legacy Legal
Leviathan Legal
Limited Legal
Modern Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Pioneer Legal
Vintage Legal

Underworld Sentinel

Creature — Skeleton Soldier

When Underworld Sentinel attacks, exile target creature from your graveyard.

When Underworld Sentinel dies (is put into the graveyard from the battlefield), put all cards exiled with it onto the battlefield.

seshiro_of_the_orochi on SKELETONS!

3 months ago

Jund sounds correct, but maybe instead of Kresh the Bloodbraided, go with Sek'Kuar, Deathkeeper?

His tokens are as close to skeletons as possible without actually being those, and he fits the flavour of a skeleton army flooding the battlefield.

This would basically be a aristocrat-esque tribal deck that could dish out quite a lot of damage with Impact Tremors, Warstorm Surge and other similar cards.

You already want to recurr creatures, so Tortured Existence and Phyrexian Reclamation seem useful.

Also: Underworld Sentinel is an underestimated powerhouse.

Crow-Umbra on Isshin: Mardu for Dummies

5 months ago

Oh I just remembered, if you wanted an effect similar to Underworld Sentinel but works better with your Modified subtheme, you should check out Drana, the Last Bloodchief.

Crow-Umbra on Isshin: Mardu for Dummies

5 months ago

No worries! I'm glad you liked my first couple suggestions ACapo18.

I've played my Isshin deck about 5-7 times IRL with some more games on the horizon for this weekend. I think I swapped out Cunning Rhetoric after my first couple of games. In my experiences, it wasn't much of a deterrent, and the cards it exiled weren't particularly useful.

I love Prosper, Tome-Bound; he's one of my recent favorite commanders. I understand how he can be a card advantage engine, but I think him and the other Impulse draw sub-theme is kind of disjointed with the aggro, go-wide stuff that Isshin wants to do. If you needed to, you can likely keep Prosper and Laelia, but Bell Borca, Spectral Sergeant feels kind of out of place compared to the other 2. If you like Impulse draw, have you looked at Florian, Voldaren Scion? He can dig down and pseudo-tutor depending on how much damage you're throwing around each combat.

I can see what you're going for with the creatures that care about Modified status, but I don't think they synergize enough, or have enough support with the rest of your deck to keep included. I personally like Breena, the Demagogue the most (I run her in my own list), but I don't think you're running enough Modified enablers to keep some of the others. That's ultimately your call depending on which ones you like most.

Mirror Box also feels kind of out of place as an anthem effect, since it only helps your Legends. The only other card in your 99 that this really benefits is Rionya, Fire Dancer

Underworld Sentinel also seems really slow for the payoff that it can potentially achieve.

I think if you cut any of those cards, you could likely include a bit more: token productions damage anthems, draw, and board protection. Here are some cards I've played with in my list that I like:

Hopefully these additional suggestions are helpful. Would be happy to keep exchanging ideas if you would like. I have an Isshin primer write-up on my profile where I discuss some card options, in case that's of any interest to you. I've generally found that keeping Isshin's mana curve fairly low allows him to rebuild pretty quickly after waves of removal.

Tijmentij on Ludevic, Necrogenius

1 year ago

Underworld Sentinel would be a good fit for this deck i think, just cheat all of them into play other than phage

Daedalus19876 on To Drown the World in Death: Araumi EDH [PRIMER]

1 year ago

super_steeb: Eh, Underworld Sentinel is cute, and I did test it, but it just didn't do enough for 5 mana honestly. Especially since it's pretty bad without Araumi.

Heartless Summoning does not help with Araumi's ability, but it's very solid to help us power out our higher-cmc reanimation targets very early! It also allows us to somewhat churn through creatures with an Altar, and often even GAIN mana off things like Peregrine Drake.

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