Unspeakable Symbol

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Legality

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
Penny Dreadful Legal
Premodern Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Vintage Legal

Unspeakable Symbol

Enchantment

Pay 3 life: Put a +1/+1 counter on target creature.

Trompi on The Church of Many Dieties

1 month ago

Thank you for the feedback Gadianten, much appreciated!

I use the maybeboard as a list of cards I've considered at some point and don't want to forget about for the sake of future updates. So the cards listed there are most often cards I do not own, hence the "Expensive" category - those are cards I would most definitely run if it wasn't for their price tag. Right now this deck is powerful enough for my game group so I'm not too keen to spend much money on needlessly powerful stuff.

That being said, I might just try Moon-Blessed Cleric now that you mention it. It'll be more fun for everyone if I don't take forever to find my win-cons when in dominating position.

Unspeakable Symbol looks amazing! I love niche cards and having agency outside of my turn. This card is just perfect.

Lastly for the new considerations: I admit that Selfless Spirit and Speaker of the Heavens are great. I personally find them a tad boring though, so I'll just add them to my mess of a maybeboard for now. :D I don't like Mikaeus, the Unhallowed because so many of my clerics are humans and I just don't want to have to think about which are and which are not. I've run Pontiff of Blight for a tiny bit but never really used it in-game. I will give him another chance since our meta is not super fast.

Gadianten on The Church of Many Dieties

1 month ago

You have a good start having a plan that plays to the tribes strengths and is not just a tribal mishmash, it is even on theme for clerics.

Maybeboard: There are a few creatures that should be taken off the maybe board like Moon-Blessed Cleric for tutoring powerful enchantments. You have some straight up more powerful lifegain creatures like Righteous Valkyrie and Soul's Attendant sitting on the sideline, these should be main decked immediately. Yawgmoth, Thran Physician is amazingly powerful and especially deadly with your commander out, he does it all, card draw, removal and sacrifice outlet. Rotlung Reanimator pairs very well with your commander I think, rewarding you even more for sacrifice and even though the tokens are zombies they do provide attackers, blockers and sacrifice fodder for some abilities.

Unspeakable Symbol is an excellent redundancy to go along with Vizkopa Confessor for adding a little more resilience to the win condition. This card also has some more subtle effects making it very interesting for multiplayer as it can target an opponent's creatures, letting you change combats and can be used for political favors.

Some new considerations: Selfless Spirit fits in very well with your commander and is easy to reoccur adding some real resilience to your clerics. Mikaeus, the Unhallowed is obscene with your commander and in tribe as well. Speaker of the Heavens is not a major add but thought I would mention him as a decent token generator for your fleet. Pontiff of Blight is a decent cleric that can help grind out long games by transforming spells into burn spells with multiple extort triggers on cast, the amount of damage and lifegain over time is no joke.

PolarisFluff on Pact weapon

3 months ago

Pact weapon would go pretty well with Greven, Predator Captain.

For all of them, maybe Dina, Soul Steeper? Golgari lifegain so you can offset the life costs, and a built in sac outlet for Junji.

There's also Lathril, Blade of the Elves who is a classic, built in evasion and makes lots of tokens you can equip.

Zaxara, the Exemplary makes pre-modified creatures

Finally, another card you might like here is Unspeakable Symbol

Tinnuki on You have nothing to lose but your chains

4 months ago

I highly recommend Unspeakable Symbol. It's a powerhouse in my Marchesa deck. Instant-speed life loss for counters can really get you ahead and provide a handy combat trick!

amarthaler on THE NECROGEN PROJECT

4 months ago

Just played my Skittles deck a few times tonight. Have to say, Unspeakable Symbol and O-Naginata are definitely amongst my favorites. But I recommend you try Haunted One - it performed really well for me.

DreadKhan on Normal Zur Deck Pay No Mind

9 months ago

I could be wrong, but I think Dig Through Time should go in over Treasure Cruise, it digs far deeper. I use Second Chance with Hall of Heliod's Generosity as a win con, it's a bit clunky but infinite turns is pretty good, I'm not sure if your deck can use it without All That Glitters or some other way to pump Zur, but your deck doesn't have to use Necropotence to lower your life total and can still draw cards potentially, so it might work here. You could throw in Unspeakable Symbol as a way to lower your life total (that Zur can find) that also pumps Zur to then win with extra turns, the only annoyance is that the life payment is in clumps of 3, so you might not get to 0 very easily with it. Solitary Confinement is very good with Necropotence out, potentially a lot better than Island Sanctuary.

Love your deck idea, I've often been impressed by stuff like Axis of Mortality, such a versatile card. If you use a 'life exchange' effect to raise an opponent's life total, Tainted Remedy turns the gained life to loss, which can kill people even if you don't target yourself with it, and the player that didn't die is now stuck with the much lower life total.

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