Unlikely Aid

Unlikely Aid

Instant

Target creature gets +2/+0 and gains indestructible until end of turn. (Damage and effects that say "destroy" don't destroy it.)

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War of the Spark (WAR) Common

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Legality

Format Legality
Pre-release Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Vintage Legal
Penny Dreadful Legal
Pioneer Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Brawl Legal
Block Constructed Legal
Standard Legal
Historic Legal
Arena Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Leviathan Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Modern Legal
Pauper Legal
Pauper EDH Legal
Legacy Legal
Casual Legal
Oathbreaker Legal

Unlikely Aid Discussion

Requillias on Alela, artful provocateur

1 month ago

Deck Upgrade:

Creature Upgrade

To remove: Callaphe, Beloved of the Sea, Crashing Drawbridge, Empyrean Eagle, Expedition Raptor, Expedition Raptor, Peace Strider, Sephara, Sky's Blade, Serra Angel, Threnody Singer, Tome Raider, Victory's Herald

To add: Solemn Simulacrum, Silas Renn, Seeker Adept, Myr Propagator, Trinket Mage, Trophy Mage, Tribute Mage, Daxos of Meletis, Clever Impersonator, Burnished Hart, Magister Sphinx, Divinity of Pride, Hanna, Ship's Navigator

Enchantment Upgrade

To Remove: Angelic Exaltation, Kiora Bests the Sea God, Mammoth Umbra, Omen of the Dead, On Serra's Wings, Waterknot

To Add: Mirrodin Besieged, Mirrormade, Phyrexian Reclamation, Greed, Aqueous Form, Leyline of Anticipation

Artefact Upgrade:

To Remove: Ancestral Blade, Bloodsoaked Altar, Jousting Lance, Mana Geode, Pendulum of Patterns, Scrabbling Claws, Untethered Express

To Add: Mirage Mirror, Sculpting Steel, Spellbinder, Isochron Scepter, Wayfarer's Bauble, Sol Ring, Traveler's Amulet, Prying Blade, Explorer's Scope, Dimir Signet, Orzhov Signet, Swiftfoot Boots, Lightning Greaves

Sorcery Upgrade

To Remove: Covetous Urge, Dance of the Manse, Epic Downfall

To Add: Time Wipe, Kaya's Wrath, Diabolic Tutor, Narset's Reversal, Supreme Verdict,

Instant Upgrade:

To Remove: Banish into Fable, Invoke the Divine, Karametra's Blessing, Riot Control, Shieldmate's Blessing, Skywhaler's Shot, Syncopate, Unlikely Aid

To Add: Twincast, Mystical Tutor, Dovin's Veto, Swords to Plowshares, Anguished Unmaking

TypicalTimmy on Card creation challenge

6 months ago

Steal Life

Sorcery

Target creature gets -X/-X until end of turn. If that creature would die, you gain X life.

In Dack's final moments, he saw his soul leave his body and his spark rend out from his heart. The cunning thief could have stolen only one, but the fool chose the latter.


With the card Unlikely Aid , we have Gideon and Rakdos working together. My challenge is a two-card one. Make Rakdos and Gideon into two Legendary Creatures that Partners With each other.

ScionsStillLive on Up My Amasshole

6 months ago

The main issue I see with this deck is that its slow. With many shocklands that enter tapped, casting bigger spells quicker is harder. I know you're on a budget, but I'd still recommend Blood Crypt , Steam Vents , and Watery Grave over your Guildgates.

Use Honor the God-Pharaoh for even more amass plus card draw. Bolt Bend can protect your army from removal and Chainwhip Cyclops can pave the way for your army.

Flux Channeler helps boost your zombie army even more, and Relentless Advance can do it in a hurry. Stealth Mission can help you hit the opponent for a lot of damage with a powered up Zombie Army.

Vizier of the Scorpion amasses and gives your zombie army deathtouch. Unlikely Aid can protect it from removal, and Aid the Fallen can return an amass creature from your graveyard, allowing you to do it again.

DerektheRed on

8 months ago

Seems like a fun idea. If opponents don't play creatures to prevent the win-con, swing for commander damage.

Ninjutsu isn't going to help you much since Etrata triggers on damaging a player, but the return to hand effects are smart. IMO, for this deck to work you need better evasion and better protection. Whispersilk Cloak is a 2-for-1 and should definitely be in your deck.

Evasion: I don't flying is sufficient, you need unblockable. Amphin Pathmage , Artful Dodge , Deepchannel Mentor , Distortion Strike , Glaring Spotlight , Key to the City , etc etc.

Protection: Since Etrata is a potentially fast win condition (from any one opponent's perspective), they'll gun hard for her. Swiftfoot boots is not enough. You have access to cheap 1-shot spells like Unlikely Aid and Without Weakness , or equipment ( Darksteel Plate , Hammer of Nazahn , Shield of Kaldra , etc.)