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Blink cards will come back, though.

Say you target a card with Cloudshift, or use Obzedat's ability - in each case after the creature has been Unearthed by the Whip.

The Whip will inevitably send the creature to exile as a replacement effect of the spell/ability that removed the card from the battlefield.

But then the second part of Cloudshift/Obzedat etc. looks for the card in exile to return it to the battlefield - and exile is exactly where the whip sent the card.
Posted By: Lord_of_Tresserhorn (9/17/2013 5:47:14 PM)


I'd suggest Misthollow Griffin, Norin the Wary, or Saltskitter, but Obzedat, Ghost Council and Aetherling are better ways to abuse this. You could also permanently revive creatures for a total of 3BlueBlackBlack if you have an unpaired Deadeye Navigator. In fact, you can do that to the Navigator itself if you control any other creature.

Of course, you could embrace the exile-at-EOT clause by running it with Gilded Drake (or Confusion in the Ranks, I suppose) to just steal a creature.

Anyways, an interesting card to compare to the Whip is Mimic Vat. The Vat is less expensive, can repeatedly recur one very good creature, can be used to recur opponents' creatures if you want, and can be activated at instant speed. The Whip is easier to abuse (especially with exile/return effects and phasing), doesn't need to b... (see all)
Posted By: Ragamander (9/24/2013 1:29:42 AM)


As a person who has a Sedris EDH deck I can enjoy the return of Unearth. This seems like its going to be a solid card in standard.
Posted By: .Blaze. (9/17/2013 5:30:25 PM)


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Posted By: poprockmonster (9/18/2013 7:05:41 PM)


''If it would leave the battlefield, exile it instead of putting it anywhere else.'' Unfortunately for those hoping to cloudshift or bring back obzedat, this effect is a replacement effect; that means that even if you exile a creature with another effect, it's the whip which will end up exiling it. the game ends up losing track of the replaced effect, so when it checks for the card, it's not linked with it's original effect anymore, so there's a fizzle. As for the first part of the the text, if you can cancel the delayed ability, it won't trigger again, but the creature will still get exiled if it leaves the battlefield. Now for the command zoning, remember it can replace ANY exile, even that of the whip, so you're not losing your commander.
Posted By: Unholy_Blue_Mage (9/28/2013 6:22:29 PM)


Where There's a Whip! There's a Way! Where there's a Whip! There's a Way!

We don't wanna go to war today,
but the lord of the lash says nay nay nay!

We all gotta march all day all day and night!

Where There's a Whip There's A Way!
Left-Right! Left-Right!

A crack on the back says "We're gonna Fight!"
We're gonna march all day and night and ohhh!

For we are the slave of the Dark Lord's will!"

Left-Right! Left-Right! Left-Right! Left-Right!
Where There's a Whip There's A Way!
Left-Right! Left-Right!


Posted By: DarthParallax (9/18/2013 5:00:56 AM)


Actually, this card doesn't work with Aetherling or Obdezat. Look at Aetherling's ruling. Similar to how an already exiled Aetherling wouldn't return if another Aetherling's ability was activated.

"Ætherling's first ability will return it to the battlefield only if that ability also exiled it. If Ætherling left the battlefield in response to that ability, it won't return, even if it was exiled by another spell or ability."
Posted By: Citz (10/12/2013 7:00:04 PM)


I think that, as this card says next end step, not your end step or this turn's end step, you just allow yourself to keep the creature as a blocker for one turn using that interaction, with it disappearing at your opponent's end step.
Posted By: jollyreddragon (9/23/2013 2:56:33 PM)


Can this keep a commander from returning the command zone? I mean, card text trumps game rules, and this says "instead of putting it ANYWHERE ELSE". If so, this needs to be in every EDH deck that supports black.
Posted By: cmlobue (9/26/2013 6:06:19 AM)


Every creature in your deck has unearth 2BlackBlack. Really, really good. Obzedat will enjoy this.
Posted By: SyntheticDreamer (9/19/2013 3:00:12 PM)