Unspeakable Symbol

Legality

Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Penny Dreadful Legal
Custom Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Scourge (SCG) Uncommon

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Unspeakable Symbol

Enchantment

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

Unspeakable Symbol Discussion

Emuron on Wizgines

1 week ago

Oh, yeah, touche, I have Meteor Golem in my modular build, but didn't think of it for this one. It's harder to recur in this deck as apposed to artifact tribal, but definitely worth it if I can get Unspeakable Symbol on the field.

Megalomania on K'rrik, shadey boy

1 month ago

I think this would benefit from having cards like Throne of Bone , Unspeakable Symbol , Dark Ritual , Whip of Erebos and Necropotence .

feyner on Greven Hansen, predator Hunter

1 month ago

Permanents that let you pay life for free are allstars in Greven. Fortunately, the ones you don't have are also cheap. Moltensteel Dragon , Souldrinker , Soul Channeling , Unspeakable Symbol are all good.

After dumping up to 16 life into these, you're total might be getting low. That's why lifelink is critical for Greven. You're missing the cheap ones again: Cartouche of Ambition , Vampiric Link , Butcher's Cleaver .

Lastly, to make Greven's menace count, you want to clear at least all but one of each opponent's creatures (without killing Greven). You aren't including Fleshbag Marauder , Plaguecrafter , Merciless Executioner , or Vona's Hunger ; all of which clear one or more creatures from EACH opponent! Not to mention some all-star Greven board wipes like Chandra's Ignition , Ritual of Soot , and Crater Hellion . Spot removal can fill the gaps; pack a few.

A couple other notes. First strike can help Greven win any combat without a scratch, regardless of blockers. Double strike is obviously better. Card draw is better on permanents: Greed and Arguel's Blood Fast  Flip are good, so is erebos. Chainer, Dementia Master lets you lose life to reanimate, so does Phyrexian Delver (reanimate on a stick).

I'd add one land and some usefull bigger creatures. Get some five and six toughnesses in there and you can put Greven on the two-hit clock without a lifesink. The goal is to lose life after all.

I like where you're going with this thing. Hopefully I've shown you some cards you missed!

bushido_man96 on Greven, Hateful Captain

2 months ago

Dauthi Embrace provides another nice bit of evasion, perhaps better than Unspeakable Symbol . Or Grafted Exoskeleton for more infect options.

I like it!

Skulloelegy on Mister Cellophane [Volrath Counter-tron]

2 months ago

FadingReality

I was thinking about Glistening Oil and Phyresis for this deck -- Thought it'd put too much of a target on whatever creature I equipped it to, but you have a point. If I have no way of putting counters on my infect creatures it's a moot point anyway. It's one to think about.

I like Flensermite for the lifelink, honestly. With Volrath it'd be an easy way of fueling Unspeakable Symbol at the same time.

TwinStags on Skullbriar, Oh Lawd He Comin’

2 months ago

@McToters

Supp dœg

Draw is at an interesting impasse. The more evasion/trample this deck has, the more Keen Sense and Sixth Sense are viable; Running both seems overkill. Rishkar's Expertise is not half bad, but I’m torn between it, Garruk, Caller of Beasts and Vivien Reid . Inspiring Call is now leagues better with Drana. I’m still waiting for that diamond in the rough.

I’m jumping in headfirst with Dolmen Gate . Sooo many creatures sit on the board only to boost Skullbriar. This combos super well with Drana. Dolmen also acts as alternative evasion since not everyone wants to block a lose/lose.

Ouphe wrecks. So many decks play off mana rocks and artifact combo win cons. I search for him quick. Besides big cmc, I avoid those evasion-equipment because of him.

I need to buy shizo... I just can’t imagine a reprint of a weird card like that... but that $$$ hurts.

Scheming supports friendly gameplay. Like, idk if I’d be bothered playing it 1v1. EDH is supposed to be fun, not punishing.

Rite is rough around edges. High cmc, doesn’t work with dolmen, most creatures aren’t tough enough to survive the initial damage, and not a guaranteed counter. This is an aggro deck so the creatures should always be tapped and attacking. Without vigilance, Rite doesn’t work as well imo. Idk, I feel like Unspeakable Symbol and Vivien, Arkbow Ranger land more counters, but even then I feel like none of these warrant their slot. I’m pretty shoehorned into Drana and Dolmen lol

CountBlek on Sacrier's Blood (Vilis)

3 months ago

Generally when I win its generally with 30ish cards in hand as once I get Unspeakable Symbol or Doom Whisperer I dig for win cons or I tutor them up and Repay in Kind is the perfect win con in that scenario but I can see why you wouldn't want to add essence as direct damage can be kinda meh way to win. Very rarely do I win with more life then my opponents with a few exceptions as my deck is focused on gaining incremental life just so I can draw more things rather then going to insane life totals.

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