Yarok, the Desecrated

Yarok, the Desecrated

Legendary Creature — Elemental Horror

Deathtouch, lifelink

If a permanent entering the battlefield causes a triggered ability of a permanent you control to trigger, that ability triggers an additional time.

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Format Legality
1v1 Commander Legal
Arena Legal
Block Constructed Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Gladiator Legal
Highlander Legal
Historic Legal
Legacy Legal
Leviathan Legal
Limited Legal
Modern Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Pioneer Legal
Unformat Legal
Vintage Legal
Casual Legal
Custom Legal
Quest Magic Legal

Yarok, the Desecrated Discussion

Opiumtest5 on Phantom Steed and Yarok

1 week ago

How does the new card Phantom Steed work with Yarok, the Desecrated ? Specifically about getting the ETB triggers twice. You'd be exiling two creatures thanks to Yarok giving you an extra ETB trigger, but what happens when you then attack with Phantom Steed. Would you get only one copy token, or two? And if it's only one, which of the two exiled creatures would you get? The wording doesn't make it very clear to me.

multimedia on Yarok, the Desecrated

2 weeks ago

Hey, well done on a budget, but what's with the manabase?

I understand this is budget, but you can't possibly think that 36 basic lands for a three color deck is any where near competitive; deck is in the competitive hub. Where's Command Tower ? The majority of rest of the deck other than Disentomb and Raise Dead is built with a competitive mindset therefore I know you have good card sense with the budget that you have. Even on a low budget you can include playable dual lands:

My advice is if budget is a concern cut some expensive price cards to add some playable dual lands. Grim Tutor and Heroic Intervention are two cuts to consider since these cards can be replaced by lower price options Lazotep Plating and Profane Tutor . On a budget Fauna Shaman is not worth it since it could be replaced with a less expensive price tutor Shared Summons .

Consider a backup win condition that doesn't require that you draw your entire deck and hope that Oracle or Maniac live/resolve? Gray Merchant of Asphodel , Venser, Shaper Savant and Gonti, Lord of Luxury can be infinitely blinked or cast for three different win conditions. Peregrine Drake + Venser, Shaper Savant + Yarok, the Desecrated is another infinite mana combo.

Consider budget backups to all your main combo creatures? Backups are helpful because without them the combo is very fragile, easy for an opponent to disrupt.

Good luck with your deck.

Vallaris on Lich's Mastery Bat Tribal!

1 month ago

seshiro_of_the_orochi a few years ago I'd made a Lich deck on Arena, around the time Core 2020 was released, though I forget it if was for Standard or Brawl. If I still have the deck list I'll post it, but I remember it included every card that had Lich in the name that was available. Yarok, the Desecrated was one of the more important cards I think (would have been the commander if it was Brawl), don't have him in paper though.

And lol wow, looks like Horizon Chimera would go infinite with Lich! That looks fun. If I were to build a Sultai deck, it would likely be around Cazur, Ruthless Stalker  Flip and Ukkima, Stalking Shadow partially because I already have them and have been itching to build something janky around them, partially because my partner already has a Muldrotha deck. He used to (might still have) a Saproling Lich deck centered around Slimefoot, the Stowaway that was rather beastly lol, I almost dread to think of that being combined with Muldrotha haha.

I like the idea of having Laboratory Maniac in a Lich deck as well. Your suggestions are great!

Neotrup on Yarok, the Desecrated + doubling …

1 month ago

Doubling Season , Rings of Brighthearth , Yarok, the Desecrated , and Strionic Resonator don't really interact with eachother. The only interactions are between Rings of Brighthearth and Strionic Resonator .

If have a triggered ability, you can activate Strionic Resonator to copy it, which will trigger Rings of Brighthearth , letting you pay to copy it twice instead of to copy it once.

If you activate an ability, Rings of Brighthearth will trigger and Strionic Resonator can be activated targeting it's trigger. This interaction allows you to pay to copy an activated ability twice instead of to copy it once. Since I already mentioned Rings can copy the activation, you can also pay to copy it thrice.

Since these cards do interact with other pieces, I'm going to address the main cases of permanents entering with Doubling Season .

If you have something like Ambassador Oak enter the battlefield, Yarok can make it trigger twice, giving you two 1/1 elves. Strionic Resonator can be activated to copy the trigger to give you an additional elf. Doubling Season will double all elves created, regardless of how many triggers you have. Rings of Brighthearth doesn't trigger here except for it's interaction with Strionic Resonator .

Another guess would be if you want to play something with counters, like Scrounging Bandar . Doubling Season will double the counters it enters with. Yarok has no interaction because there's no triggered ability (triggered abilities start with when, whenever, or at). Similarly Strionic Resonator cannot be used. Rings of Brighthearth also doesn't do anything.

If you have a copy of Grizzly Bears resolve (due to Reflections of Littjara having chosen Bear) it enters as a token. This is not creating a token so it has no interaction with Doubling Season . It doesn't trigger anything when it enters, so Yarok does not interact. You can target the cast trigger from Reflections of Littjara with Strionic Resonator to create a second copy of the spell though, so you end up with two token Grizzly Bears in addition to the nontoken one. Rings of Brighthearth has no additional functionality beyond it's interaction with Strionic Resonator .

Caerwyn on Yarok, the Desecrated + doubling …

1 month ago

Sinq_'s post has a number of inaccuracies, so I wanted to provide a more clear response.

The biggest problem with Sinq_'s post comes from their incorrectly categorizing various effects as triggered abilities, when, in fact, the OP references three distinct effects--triggered abilities, activated abilities, and replacement effects.

Let's break down the three different types of ability referenced in the OP.

A replacement effect modifies how an in-game event occurs--they do not "trigger" and do not use the stack; they simply change how the rules work with regards to whatever it is they are replacing. (See Rule 614) These effects will use the words "instead" and "if" to indicate they are a replacement effect. Yarok, the Desecrated 's ability is a Replacement Effect--it changes how ETB triggered ability functions so, instead of getting one instance of the ability, you get two of them. Doubling season is also a replacement effect--instead of getting X counters, you get 2X counters; and instead of getting Y tokens, you get 2Y tokens.

A triggered ability is triggered by a defined event, placing the ability on the stack. The ability must resolve before any effect occurs. (See Rule 603). A triggered ability will use the words "when", "whenever", or "at" followed by the triggering event, followed by the effect that will occur on resolution.

An activated ability is an ability which must be activated by paying a cost. (See Rule 602) It will always have a cost, followed by a colon, followed by the effect that happens on resolution.

Yarok only adds an additional instance of triggered abilities. It will not add any additional instances of any replacement effects. As such, Yarok does not interact with Doubling Season .

For the same reason, neither Doubling Season nor Yarok can be copied by Strionic Resonator --Resonator only can copy triggered abilities, and these are both replacement effects. Resonator can copy whatever triggered ability is being replaced with two triggered abilities. So, if you have Basalt Ravager enter the battlefield, you would get two triggers of its ability due to Yarok, then could use Resonator to copy one of those triggers, netting you three triggers on the stack.

Rings of Brighthearth has no direct interaction with Yarok or Doubling season, as they are both replacement effects. Further, Rings has no direct interaction with whatever triggered abilities Yarok replaces, as Rings copies activated abilities, and Yarok increases the number of triggered abilities.

The only real interaction you have of the cards listed in the OP is between Rings and Resonator.

Rings is a triggered ability--the trigger is an activated ability being activated. Upon resolution of the Rings Trigger, you can pay mana to add another copy of the underlying activated ability.

Resonator is an activated ability that can target a triggered ability.

So, here is where they intersect:

  1. When a something triggers an ability, you can activate Resonator and put Resonator's ability on the stack.

  2. Rings will trigger due to the activation of Resonator.

  3. Rings resolves, and you get another instance of Resonator put on the stack. You can choose a new triggered ability to copy. Hypothetically you could target the same Rings ability that is in the process of resolving... but that would be silly. By the time the Resonator ability resolves, there would be no Rings trigger to copy, so the copy effect would fail due to lack of valid target.

  4. So, with a single creature ETBing, your Yarok will result in two triggers, your Resonator's ability will result in one copy, and your Rings' copy of Resonator will result in a second copy, resulting in 4 copies of the ETB triggered ability being on the stack.

YearlingElf0681 on Yarok, the Desecrated + doubling …

1 month ago

Me and my roommate are wondering again, what would happen In his deck. At this point we want to add Yarok, the Desecrated and have many things trigger over and over again ,such as Doubling Season . Other interactions in the deck to make it trigger over and over again is Rings of Brighthearth , Strionic Resonator , ECT ECT and we are trying to figure out if Yarok's effect will work on doubling season and a few other cards like it

grennpowerhouse on

1 month ago

Have you thought about Yarok, the Desecrated for doubling the number of permanents you destroy

Hardhitta7 on Which deck to build next?

2 months ago

I’m also looking at Yarok, the Desecrated . I have a Panharmonicon I wanna put to use.

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