Yarok, the Desecrated

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Format Legality
1v1 Commander Legal
Arena Legal
Block Constructed Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Commander: Rule 0 Legal
Custom Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Gladiator Legal
Highlander Legal
Historic Legal
Legacy Legal
Leviathan Legal
Limited Legal
Modern Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Pioneer Legal
Vintage Legal

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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lcarl3035 on ETB EDH IDK

1 month ago

UncleLucky Thanks for the sugestions! Definitely putting in Dual Nature, Bramble Sovereign, Replication Technique, and Precursor Golem in.

Not sure about Thousand-Faced Shadow, though, because usually in other decks it has just died as a chump blocker early game as I have never achieved a good enough board state for it to be useful.

Scute Swarm was overlooked because I thought Yarok, the Desecrated said "creature or artifact," rather than permanent. That makes Avenger of Zendikar even easier to win with and opens up landfall possibilities.

Rite of Replication I don't like because it says "creature," rather than permanent, which means I can't copy lands for ramp or Panharmonicon.

Necroduality would only be good with Maskwood Nexus, which is hard to set up.

TheOfficialCreator on Dominaria United Spoilers

3 months ago

Karn feels incredibly meh, which sucks because all of his cards in the past have at least had some use. I just don't feel like he brings enough to the table in this form. Maybe I'm wrong.

I'm going to agree on Plaza of Heroes. Definitely going to pick up one for my Slogurk once I build it irl, and it's gonna go in a lot of my online decks too.

Monstrous Warleech might have a place in my Scarab God deck. I don't know how well it scales in normal play, though. Seems a bit flimsy in anything competitive, but a good casual creature for sure.

Dragon Whelp taking up an uncommon slot again kinda miffs me, because I thought we were past that. It would be a flex on Wizard's part to print it at common, to show how the game has progressed and power-crept. But it's a thematic reprint, and I enjoy that it's in the set.

Enlist creatures, especially Keldon Flamesage, seem pretty good with cards like Slumbering Dragon. You kinda get to cheat some extra power in without putting in actual effort, which I'm a big fan of :)

Jaya seems pretty strong, as does Ajani. I'm really liking the Compleated mechanic that these planeswalkers have.

Shanna is just Well of Lost Dreams on a creature card. I don't know that it's going to take off, but it doesn't necessarily need to. Then again, Yarok, the Desecrated is a very popular commander despite just being Panharmonicon, and Shanna comes with an upside on cost and self-sufficency.

Sheoldred gets better every time I look at it. I love that she's now the cheapest Praetor they've printed, and yet it stands up strong to the rest. This one also doesn't seem to have the color pie breaking quality of the other Praetors, which I enjoy.

I don't see the draw of Shivan Devastator as compared to something like Voracious Hydra or Mistcutter Hydra, but then again it's red and I can't be unbiased about it because of that.

Sol-kanar's design is neat. Not mythic neat in my opinion, but neat.

I NEED SOUL OF WINDGRACE FOR MY SLOGURK DECK OR SO HELP ME- unfortunately it's Jund :(

Is it just me or is Sphinx of Clear Skies just... not good?

I really like the creativity of the World Spell and the whole idea of the Read Ahead mechanic. It's about time Sagas got another level of flavor after Kamigawa: Neon Dynasty's flip-Sagas and this is it.

Reprinting the pain lands, eh?

Zur could actually be a Shrines commander now. Just saying. I know it's not five colors, but you'd still have access to nine Shrines-

Archangel of Wrath makes me smile. It's just so creative.

Astor, Bearer of Blades is another pretty good Equipment commander. Nothing exceptional, but a warm, friendly commander, and maybe something in Standard? Who knows?

The new Braids is World Queller on a stick with advantage. I really like it. I really could not care less about the fact that it "breaks the color pie". Black should have access to difficult enchantment removal. drops mic

I love the blue and green Defilers (the green one is a definite spot for my Vorinclex deck), and cannot wait to see the rest of the cycle.

I'm honestly just tired of seeing Phyrexian Sleeper. I see it every time I look through the spoilers lol

Guardian of New Benalia gives me Adanto Vanguard flashbacks. I'm afraid.

Squee, Dubious Monarch has escape, but because of rules it doesn't officially has escape. :(

I know I said I didn't care about color pie breaks earlier, but the Phasing of Zhalfir is an ungodly, terrible atrocity and it should immediately be banned in every format

Cut Down is very, very interesting. I forsee it being a Commander staple. I mean, it can take out most creatures in competitive formats.

Sengir Connosieur has the clause "This ability triggers only once per turn", therefore, I do not like it.

"Making the frost ability into 'stun counters' is very fun and balanced. This message brought to you by the Atraxa gang."

I don't know why, but the cycle of common off-color kicker cards make me feel... queasy. I guess I'm just not a big fan of color identities being largely determined by other pips in the text of the card.

Take up the Shield has Ajani being a bro on it, which makes me feel sad, ergo, I do not like it.


This set has a bunch of really cool and interesting designs! I'm excited for the rest of the spoilers to come ^^

MTGBurgeoning on Scion of the Ur-Dragon: Every. Dragon. Ever.

5 months ago

Thank you for your great feedback! It's always appreciated. I did consider Eerie Ultimatum when it was previewed during Ikoria spoiler season. I eventually decided to leave it out of the 99 due to its tricky mana cost in a 5-color deck and, more persuasively, the fact that a suite of mass recursion spells already existed in the deck, like Living Death, Patriarch's Bidding and Rise of the Dark Realms. These spells, of course, return creatures to the battlefield, which Eerie Ultimatum does as well. However, with just 12 other non-land, non-creature permanents in the current 99 of this build, Eerie Ultimatum did not seem valuable enough to squeeze into the deck, and that is considering the potential mana ramp of recurring multiple fetch lands to the battlefield as well (no landfall triggers).

Miirym, Sentinel Wyrm's inclusion into this deck is inevitable. The moment a copy of her becomes available she will become a part of this deck and make it so much stronger. The same can be said for Ancient Copper Dragon, Ancient Silver Dragon and Ancient Gold Dragon. Moltensteel Dragon's presence in this deck is to combo with Skithiryx, the Blight Dragon or Dragon Tyrant for the purposes of one-shotting an opponent, usually a control player or blue mage at the table. Panharmonicon is an interesting card to consider. By my count, in the current 99 of this build, there are four Dragons (Bladewing the Risen, Lathliss, Dragon Queen, Scourge of Valkas, Terror of the Peaks), three enchantments (Garruk's Uprising, Dragon Tempest, Temur Ascendancy) and one artifact (Dragon's Hoard) that could benefit from the inclusion of Panharmonicon. That is a total of eight cards from the 99 (8.08%). That does not seem like a high enough percentage of cards to reconcile adding Panharmonicon to the deck. Yarok, the Desecrated would not approve.

Thank you for your comments and your recommendations! I appreciate them and am looking forward to upgrading this deck with several new cards from Commander Legends: Battle for Baldur's Gate!

Darwinscarecrow on seshiro_of_the_orochi

5 months ago

Well Seshiro, i'm finally doing it. I'm building my first commander deck. My sister, nieces, nephews, all those i taught the game they have all moved on to edh. I guess i gotta get with the times. Your Master Oogway's deck looks like fun. You know me i love turtles lol. But my my first commander is Yarok, the Desecrated wish me luck!

Coward_Token on Commander Legends: Battle for Baldur's …

5 months ago

I had entirely forgotten that this had commander decks in addition to commander draft...

Aboleth Spawn: lol, legal in the 99 for Yarok, the Desecrated

Spectaclar Showdown: Overload? Yes, yes yes

shawn.hill121 on This combo completely breaks EDH

7 months ago

See rule 10 here. https://mtgcommander.net/index.php/rules/

In commander specifically the assumption most random people will have when building decks based on the rules is that Wish effects like that just don't work.

So with Mastermind's Acquisition, the first effect works, the second doesn't.

To get the effect you seem to be looking for, multiple copies of Vorinclex, try Mirror Gallery, Mirror Box, Helm of the Host, and Rite of Replication.

Lithoform Engine, Rings of Brighthearth, and Yarok, the Desecrated can all be used to abuse things with Proliferate. With all those extra loyalty counters you'll be rolling in, the The Chain Veil seems like it belongs in here too. Especially since it gives all your walkers an extra activation, not just one.

Some other stuff to replace your wishes with would be Search for Glory, and Primevals' Glorious Rebirth. Those not only work for Vorinclex, but they will also get most of your Planeswalkers, Helm of the Host, and Lithoform Engine.

Also, Fist of Suns seems like a great combo with that commander.

KBK7101 on What's a card you thought …

7 months ago

^I know that pain. I have that same feeling with commanders like Korvold, Fae-Cursed King and Yarok, the Desecrated. They're just too... easy. Their decks seem to run on autopilot.

legendofa on Which non-partner commanders would you …

7 months ago

Yarok, the Desecrated + Omnath, Locus of Creation to cut out the Horde of Notions middleman and get roundly punched in the face.

On a more responsible note, Kumena, Tyrant of Orazca or Adrix and Nev, Twincasters + Sygg, River Guide would give the Bant Merfolk commander I think is sorely missing.

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