Yarok, the Desecrated

Legality

Format Legality
Pre-release Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Custom Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Arena Legal
Standard Legal
Pioneer Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
Brawl Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Core Set 2020 (M20) Mythic Rare

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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.

Yarok, the Desecrated Discussion

Skullblade248 on The Elementals

2 weeks ago

Well, it seems this deck was forgotten about.

Did you miss Core Set 2020? Because there are several goodies for you...

Let me throw out some ideas. Omnath, Locus of the Roil , Risen Reef , Yarok, the Desecrated , Scampering Scorcher , Chandra, Awakened Inferno , Leafkin Druid , Creeping Trailblazer , Lavakin Brawler , Overgrowth Elemental

Any of these are very powerful. And if you are willing to splash black in the sideboard, you might as well add Yarok and go four colors. Frontier supports it with Fetch lands, Shock lands, and Check lands.

Hope this helps.

Hapix on Yarok, the Triggered - A Competitive Primer

2 weeks ago

Hi there, love this deck man! I'm considering building a Yarok deck with some similarities to what I see above and was wondering what your thought are on Helm of the Host . I think that it is some neat tech that complements both Yarok, the Desecrated and Panharmonicon (an added bonus is that it has seen a price dip with the recent rotation).

TypicalTimmy on Card creation challenge

2 weeks ago

Revea, Knight of False Memories

Legendary Creature - Vampire Knight

Flying, Deathtouch

Whenever a spell you control would be countered, you may draw two cards. If you do, exile a card from your hand.

Whenever a permanent you control would be destroyed, you may pay life equal to its converted mana cost. If you do, put it into your hand instead of your graveyard.

Discard three cards: You may cast target spell you own in exile.

5/4


First ability fills your hand up and allows you to exile bombs for later use. Second ability ensures your hand is always full. Third ability allows you to cast those bombs you set aside, now that you have the mana to do so.

Granted, the first ability may not see a lot of use. Meh.

Challenge: Make a Sorcery that depicts an epic battle between Omnath, Locus of the Roil and Yarok, the Desecrated . Similar to cards such as Crux of Fate , Dictate of the Twin Gods & Single Combat .

Hi_diddly_ho_neighbor on The Fallen and Zendikar Rising

1 month ago

This is all speculation based off of the very little information we have about the characters but I am fairly convinced that Omnath will be the next antagonist on Zendikar. Yarok will be an unlikely protagonist.

Here's my thoughts:

It's been heavily alluded to that Zendikar is sentient and that Omnath is the physical embodiment of the plane of Zendikar. We also know that Omnath was imprisoned in Ondu for a reason so important that hedrons were used to keep him imprisoned and a twice-year ritual was conducted to "protect the world from the release of Omnath". Then the Eldrazi were released and everything went to hell.

I suspect Zendikar, and by extension Omnath, is suuuuuuuper pissed at the denizens of the plane. Using Omnath as its champion, Zendikar plans to cleanse itself of all corruption. Zendikar would perceive most of its inhabitants (especially the vampires) to be corrupt because they let the Eldrazi corruption spread in the first place. This would also provide an interesting decision point in Nissa's storyline. She has always sought to protect Zendikar, but what if she was now forced to decide between protecting the plane's inhabitants or protecting the plane itself?

Yarok is interesting and, like Omnath, little is known about the elemental. However, I think the character could play an excellent foil to Omnath. The "Lament for Bala Ged" featured (in order) on Yarok, the Desecrated , Yarok's Wavecrasher , Yarok's Fenlurker , and Healer of the Glade makes me believe that Yarok is actually a benevolent, but misguided force who is trying to heal the land, but can't because it has been corrupted by the Eldrazi. To me that sounds like an excellent character for Nissa to purify and ally with against Omnath's pure chaos and rage. Maybe in the end they merge (giving Omnath a black color identity) and Omnath/Zendikar calms down a bit.

ZendikariWol on The Fallen and Zendikar Rising

1 month ago

Anyone else get the feeling that spoiling Rayami. First of the Fallen so close to announcing Zendikar Rising wasn't an accident or a coincidence? Oh, you forgot about him? I don't blame you, his card is super forgettable. But what's not so forgettable is what Rayami and Yarok, the Desecrated might mean for Zendikar.

What if Rayami is a vampire who is still blindly, psychotically loyal to the Eldrazi? And what if it's not just him? Remember, his epithet is "First of the Fallen", obviously implies there are other fallen. But Rayami and the others must know the Eldrazi are gone- why would they keep worshiping? What if they see Yarok, the Desecrated as a forecast of the Titans' return? After all, Yarok is a physical manifestation of the Eldrazi's corruption, it would make sense for those who didn't understand what the Eldrazi were to think that Yarok was some sort of prophet!

Beyond that, let's take a look at chronology. The 3 legendary creatures that are definitely from Zendikar printed this year were Omnath, Locus of the Roil , Yarok, the Desecrated , and Rayami. First of the Fallen . They announced Yarok and Omnath, Rayami, and the set's name back to back to back, and in addition, the name Zendikar Rising could allude to the Fallen being the antagonist. Heck, with all of the teasers and peeks into the future that Wizards of the Coast is giving us, I wonder if WotC was waiting for someone to piece this together!

Even if I'm right about the Fallen, though, this would probably not be a major plot point in Zendikar Rising. It's going to be a reintroduction set and, as such, we're unlikely to see any massive villains or grand schemes. Rayami, Yarok, and the Fallen will be alluded to as a part of the Zendikar that is now, a plane reeling from a cataclysmic event that is now beginning to get back up on its feet. They'll be mentioned in this set, if I'm right, but the real plans with them are coming later, though I'll have to watch carefully through Zendikar Rising to see what those plans may be.

TL;DR, I think that the "Fallen" that Rayami's title alludes to a group of vampires (and probably what remains of the Eternal Pilgrims) that still worship the Eldrazi, and Yarok is their idol, a reminder to them that their saviors will return, and to the rest of Zendikar, that some scars may never heal.

DSquirrel on Muldrothotianna

1 month ago

Yarok, the Desecrated fits well in a landfall deck as he doubles the triggers, he also triggers any other etb's you have and can generate. Zendikar's Roil might also be worth looking at, generating more elementals for playing lands, they are not big but extra feet on the ground.

Hugomarink on Aluren Yarok

1 month ago

@Leptys

Thanks for the decklist! I've been playing a variation of your Gitrog list for a while now (it's great) and I recently built this deck as well. I've loved Panharmonicon shenanigans since that card was first printed and I think Yarok, the Desecrated is an awesome commander even if I'm finding the deck isn't quite up there with the top cEDH decks (for now). Could be me as I'm fairly new to cEDH and very new to this deck and I'm still learning how to pilot it. I was thinking of throwing in Flash-Hulk anyway to give the deck another angle and obviously some changes need to be made to accommodate. I am wondering which list you prefer right now, this one or your Yarok Hulkseeker deck you link to? Thanks again.

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