Withering Boon


Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage 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
Mirage (MIR) Uncommon

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Withering Boon


As an additional cost to play Withering Boon, pay 3 life.

Counter target creature spell.

Withering Boon Discussion

Ziusdra on Card creation challenge

1 month ago

Mana Maelstrom


: Add , , , or to your mana pool. Until the end of turn, pay 1 life for each spell you cast or copy or it becomes countered.

The convergence of energy spiraled in a whirl of danger and of ruin. I saw its power and wanted it for myself.

I was thinking of Yidris, Maelstrom Wielder and wanting a card that was somewhat balanced cascade or storm effects.

Let's have a Golgari-themed and golgari-colored counterspell! (be inspired by Veil of Summer and/or Withering Boon )

squadcarxmar on Phage Voltron

1 month ago

If you included some cards that retrieve cards from the graveyard as well in the deck you could counter your own Phage with things like Dash Hopes and Thrull Wizard . Your Withering Boon would also compliment this.

Things to put Phage into your hand from the graveyard could be Aid the Fallen , Call to the Netherworld , Cemetery Recruitment , Disentomb , Ghoulcaller's Chant , Grim Discovery , March of the Drowned , and the new Order of Midnight . There are plenty more with the same effects but I'm only listing the 1 and 2 CMC options since less mana is always better!

Mj3913 on Greven, Hateful Captain

2 months ago

Don't ask what to remove for any of this... just some good synergies.

Captivating Crew and Puppeteer Clique can steal and effectively remove creatures paired with Greven. Doom Whisperer grows Greven while allowing you to dig and ditch if you will, while Plunge into Darkness can find that game ending card at the right moment. Bond of Agony , Killing Wave , and Nightmare Lash all allow for payment of life with benefits. Slaughter while limited it is still relevant and repeatable removal. And lastly Withering Boon because why not.

And should of first reserved my spot on the Deck Help page... oh well, enjoy this one free. +1

burferking on Phylactery Broker

2 months ago

This is my kind of deck! I'd suggest to swap Garza's Assassin for Murderous Betrayal since an enchantment is a bit harder to destroy, and all your Swamps for Snow Swamps. This way, Extraplanar Lens doesn't give extra mana to other players that play Swamps (but no Snow Swamps). You could also add Hex Parasite just to pay life, or Vault Skirge for a little flying blocker (with lifelink!), Lashwrithe and/or Nightmare Lash to pay life and buff a creature. Other suggestions: Withering Boon Exsanguinate Pontiff of Blight Shauku, Endbringer Vampire Nighthawk Bond of Agony Killing Wave Phyrexian Reclamation Razaketh, the Foulblooded Strands of Night Boseiju, Who Shelters All Aetherflux Reservoir Torment of Hailfire Phyrexian Processor Well of Lost Dreams

Yellowcandy on The Cataract Kill: CEDH Xiahou Stax Combo

3 months ago


Fetches is very true, I built this deck and included the fetches but forgot too add them to the digital list I'll get on that. As for crucible at best its probably really good, especially with buried ruin, lake of the dead, and blast zone but its also just going to be a dead three mana in some games which scares me, well see.

Withering Boon is in the conversation I've been thinking about slotting it in, testing it right now but I'm not sure if its better than a kill spell because kill spells are better for recurring with xiahou.

Infernal Darkness sounds interesting will go into the maybeboard for now, Ill find a time to test with it, might be a flex slot for games that it can just be a potential time walk in.

Thespian's Stage and Vesuva I found to be too clunky. The deck already isn't the best with efficiency and hands with only colorless mana blow so I'm trying to keep non swamps down to a minimum.

Also Phyrexian Revoker is over pithing needle exactly because of that and it can also sometimes keep contamination around for another turn if needed. Might switch it to pithing needle sometime, but so far it hasn't mattered too much.

Hatred is a no go because we really want to save every ounce of life for ad naus, necro, or citadel, would be funny though, horsemanship lol.

Thanks for the feedback!

Profet93 on The Cataract Kill: CEDH Xiahou Stax Combo

3 months ago
  1. Lovely deck!
  2. Why phyrexian revoker over pithing needle or even the new spy one? Is it because it is recurable with stronghold?
  3. Infernal Darkness for redundancy?
  4. Thespian's Stage or Vesuva for additional coffers? Lots of black mana can help u go off or just help u recast ur commander incase ur recursion pieces get exiled (as they usually will seeing you play this deck and your opponents are wise)
  5. Withering Boon for shits and giggles. It reminds me of evil goku doing a kamehameha.
  6. Crucible of Worlds with fetches for deck thinning, consistent land drops, and infinite recursion of lands and artifact (crucible gets ruin and ruin get crucible as well as ur other artifacts). I know ur deck wants to race but I feel that its always nice to have a back up? I dont play much cEDH though. As a mostly(?) control deck, I assume you want the game to be grindy so u want additional recursion that ur commander doesnt provide. Also gets back the land from lake of dead.
  7. Hatred for more shits, giggles AND just to spite someone early in the game.

[email protected]_only on Pattern Recognition #117 - Blue ...

3 months ago

had to stop to think about non-blue counters once you mentioned it. I remembered Avoid Fate , Dawn Charm , Rebuff the Wicked , Dash Hopes , and Mana Tithe . but after that I was stumped on any others.

then I checked the gatherer...

Artifact Blast , Burnout , Red Elemental Blast , Pyroblast , Guttural Response , Lapse of Certainty , Illumination , Mages' Contest , Molten Influence , Not of This World , Warping Wail , and Withering Boon .

and thats not counting Bind and Rust , which while counters, don't counter spells.

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Withering Boon occurrence in decks from the last year

Commander / EDH:

All decks: 0.0%

Black: 0.14%