Unspeakable Symbol

Unspeakable Symbol


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

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Unspeakable Symbol Discussion

BrassLord on A Better Florian, Voldaren Scion

1 week ago

Glad someone took notice of this guy, seems decent on paper! Vampiric Tutor or even Varragoth, Bloodsky Sire might be decent in a deck that wants to attack and manipulate the top deck. Varragoth opens up some sneaky plays with Opposition Agent, where you can simply exile a combo piece from an opponent's deck by targeting them with boast ability. Maze of Ith would also allow you to negate your varragoth attack keeping him safe. Maybe not cEDH viable but New Blood and Blood Tribute both have kicker costs that can use your commanders vampire ability. Also thinking of Deflecting Swat and Deadly Rollick. And theres always Hatred or Unspeakable Symbol even Vial Smasher the Fierce

BrassLord on [$] Killian, Bulk Duelist [$]

1 week ago

If you're looking for more spikey sorts of plays, Unspeakable Symbol is a card that pairs really well with your lifegain! Can make your commander a huge threat early on!

multimedia on The Undying

3 weeks ago

Hey, nice casual budget version, but are undying creatures other than Mikaeus and Flayer really worth it?

Consider more enablers to get +1/+1 counters on your creatures?

If you're going for an attacking strategy then consider a few more fliers that have some added value when they die or when they ETB?

Bloodtracker + Sword of Hours is a nice interaction. Some sac outlets are helpful to sac creatures who have counters to get their die or ETB triggers.

You have several high CMC creatures here, more reanimation and enablers could help.

Olivia, Mobilized for War is a +1/+1 counter enabler and an enabler for reanimation.

Some cards to consider cutting:

Good luck with your deck.

enpc on Help with undying midrange deck

3 weeks ago

Unspeakable Symbol is one of the go-to cards for Marchesa.

Last_Laugh on Are there any other cards …

1 month ago

Sage of Fables, Metallic Mimic, Unspeakable Symbol, and Vigean Graftmage all come down before Marchesa and ensure she enters with a counter. Mikaeus, the Unhallowed doesn't protect Marchesa but is still worth its weight in gold here.

Lokotor on Marchesa, The Black Rose - Primer

4 months ago


To some extent Gray Merchant of Asphodel is a bit counterproductive and can be difficult to use in the deck. The effect causes a rather large up swing in life for you (at a minimum +9 life and -3 to everyone else), which will almost always mean you no longer can trigger Dethrone reliably. Being able to more strategically gain life via things like Basilisk Collar or Shadowspear is more useful since we want to only be ahead on life after attacking, ideally.

The mass life drain on Gary can be useful, but it's hard to repeatedly trigger it unless you have something like Spark Double or Unspeakable Symbol in play to pair with Gary so that the life gain doesn't make it impossible to get counters on him.

So overall Gary is ok, but for 5 mana its a few too many hoops to jump through in my mind if you want to get repeated, consistent value

DemonDragonJ on Ineffable Glyph

5 months ago

I think that Unspeakable Symbol is a very interesting card, so I wished to make a variant of it, using Phyrexian mana, as I am very fond of that mechanic, and the results of my work are below.

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The name of this card is an obvious reference to the symbol of Phyrexia, which I image its follower regard as a symbol of utmost importance. Because this card has a more versatile cost, I increased its overall mana cost. What do you think of it?

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