Abhorrent Overlord

Abhorrent Overlord

Creature — Demon

Flying

When Abhorrent Overlord enters the battlefield, put a number of 1/1 black Harpy creature tokens with flying onto the battlefield equal to your devotion to black. (Each in the mana costs of permanents you control counts toward your devotion to black.)

At the beginning of your upkeep, sacrifice a creature.

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Theros (THS) Rare
Promo Set (000) Rare

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Legality

Format Legality
Hero Legal
MTGO Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Pioneer Legal
Legacy Legal
Noble Legal
Modern Legal
Unformat Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Highlander Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Penny Dreadful Legal
Casual Legal
Leviathan Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
2019-10-04 Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Block Constructed Legal

Abhorrent Overlord occurrence in decks from the last year

Unknown:

All decks: None%

Black: None%

BGW (Abzan, Junk): None%

Modern:

All decks: None%

Black: None%

Rakdos: None%

Golgari: None%

Pioneer:

All decks: None%

WB (Orzhov): None%

Vintage:

All decks: None%

Black: None%

Oathbreaker:

All decks: None%

Black: None%

Unformat:

All decks: None%

Black: None%

Casual:

All decks: None%

Black: None%

Rakdos: None%

Commander / EDH:

All decks: None%

Black: None%

Rakdos: None%

Golgari: None%

UB (Dimir): None%

WB (Orzhov): None%

BRG (Jund): None%

UBR (Grixis): None%

WUB (Esper): None%

RBW (Mardu): None%

BGW (Abzan, Junk): None%

UBRG: None%

GWUB: None%

Abhorrent Overlord Discussion

wolfsack on B/W Life Gain

1 day ago

Easy lifegain:

Thrull Parasite

Rhox Faithmender

Gifted Aetherborn

Help slow your opponents down:

Tainted Remedy

To help with getting creatures on the board and triggering lifegain abilities:

Abhorrent Overlord

Speaker of the Heavens

Crested Sunmare

Card Draw/ramp:

Moonlight Bargain

Wayfarer's Bauble

kinghoff101 on Meren of Clan Nel Toth Combo Deck

2 weeks ago

I could see getting more value out of Abhorrent Overlord than Wurmcoil Engine

Azeworai on Tinybones the card thief

1 month ago

Ah, I have piloted a mono-black discard deck for quite the number of years. I have Chainer, Dementia Master at the helm myself, as he is a rather powerful card when everyone's hands are empty, thus he reigns unanswered. Therefrom, a great amount of methods may be used to win.

Tinybones is less of a finisher itself, more so a value engine. As such, I would recommend possessing a lower curve to take advantage of the card draw and more potent finishers within the deck to hent for victory. Also, having card draw outside of the commander would grant a better backup plan. A discard deck's goal is to empty each opponent's hand and win by going unthreatened. If no players have cards to discard, Tinybones cannot provide draw.

The changes I would make are more instants so you kill things once they resolve as opposed to waiting a full turn, swifter discard in the early game to make your commander more effective, stronger finishers for the sake of ending the game betime, and just cutting some cards.

So, first, there are some things I would remove.

  1. Murderous Compulsion may go with the discard theme, but it's conditional removal at sorcery-speed.
  2. Bad Deal is ironically a bad deal, as it is six mana for two cards gone.
  3. Assassin's Strike is just egregious. A six-mana sorcery to kill one thing and they discard but one card. Begone.
  4. Unnerve is fine but not great. Being a one time effect at four mana, I dislike it, though Xantcha is a great character in the art.
  5. Haunting Hymn is six mana, which is far too late for discard effects to be effective. You want discard early, as it makes it far more difficult for decks to catch their footing.
  6. I have the same reason for Tasigur's Cruelty.
  7. Cabal Conditioning has an identical reason.
  8. I have a shortlist for this category, being creatures without long-game value; Burglar Rat, Liliana's Reaver, and Banshee of the Dread Choir have discard stapled to them, but don't do much else whilst lacking much in terms of evasion for Larceny.
  9. Scythe Specter is slow and other cards just do its job better, and Herald of Anguish is slow and lacks fodder for its second ability.
  10. Necrogen Spellbomb is just crap. Two mana for one card from a single player's hand is awful. Don't play this.
  11. Awaken the Erstwhile neglects the game plan of having more cards than your opponents whilst lacking the option of going back. I'd just add a stronger finisher.

Alright. With that out of the way, I may suggest other cards.

So, early game discard. Mind Rake and Delirium Skeins are each great, for they take card from every player in the first few turns of the game.

Let's add some better kill spells: Snuff Out, Victim of Night, Go for the Throat, Hero's Downfall, Drag to the Underworld, and Murderous Rider.

Wraths are a cruciality for slower strategies such as this, for aggressive strategies such as Alesha or Tymna. You should add any of Massacre Girl, Damnation, or Massacre Wurm.

Upon card draw, you have none outside of the Trinket Thief, Rankle, and Geth's Grimoire. I'd add any of Phyrexian Arena, Sign in Blood, Underworld Connections, and Dread Presence. Necropotence may seem as if it negates the strategy, but it is always worth it.

Lightning Greaves just seem great.

Dark Ritual and Cabal Ritual allow for turn one Pit or Mists, easily providing much value with your commander on turn two.

Expedition Map allows you to assemble your land combos with Cabal Coffers and Urborg. Always nice.

Nirkana Revenant is an option for the sake of late-game ramp, giving much for Torment of Hailfire.

Now, for the finishers I have many. Do note that these are meant to be played when people haven't any cards in hand, hence lacking answers for these once on the field. Sheoldred, the Whispering One grants value from each player's bin whiles eating at their board. Abhorrent Overlord offers a swarm of flyers to end the game. Grave Titan is much the same. Archfiend of Despair goes well with Tinybones's second ability. Though I am not too fond of it, Archfiend of Spite offers much. Geth, Lord of the Vault hents the opponent's graveyards to swarm the board. Kokusho, the Evening Star is a massive threat that harms upon death. Kothophed allows for a quite a bit of card draw. Lord of the Void is always fun. Lastly, Gray Merchant of Asphodel does so much every time it hits the field.

Of course, I'd add more ramp and reanimation. Mind Stone, Arcane Signet, Charcoal Diamond, and Lake of the Dead are great for ramp. Animate Dead, Reanimate, and Dread Return are fine ways to get stuff from anyone's yard, save for the Return.

That shall be all from me. Do enjoy your day!

Stardragon on Your death is not in the stars today

2 months ago

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Thxs for advice i was also iffy on 31 lands but wasn't sure what to cut. And the ideas you gave me were awesome. Im going to be cutting Artisan of Kozilek, Ink-Eyes, Servant of Oni and Chancellor of the Annex for sure Im not sure if I should cut Abhorrent Overlord as he's not great but being able to always at least two extra bodies to the table at minimum he has a decent floor and a nice ceiling as there are only 3 mono white permanents in the deck, however bringing extra bodies is all he does besides being a 6/6 flying beatstick so he could be chopped

DadHumanPraetor on Ayara Tokens

3 months ago

Looks low on creatures, I wonder how consistent this would play? Abhorrent Overlord Sengir Autocrat Chittering Witch Endrek Sahr, Master Breeder all belong here. Plus Panharmonicon loves Ayara. And the biggest wincon she pairs with is Plague of Vermin ! Its like a MUST include, since you automatically win as ling as you have highest life total. I think you are really low on creatures overall, so Sheoldred, Whispering One really isnt doing much of anything except attracting a removal spell, but a Nightmare Shepherd seems ok.

WinglessPegasus on Balthor mass reanimation

3 months ago

kpres thank you :D Balthor is my absolute favourite deck, he's an awesome commander to play with. The idea is more to kill everyone just by reanimating everything in the first place. The best setup is Buried Alive chucking Ayara, First of Locthwain Gray Merchant of Asphodel and Abhorrent Overlord into the graveyard for big drains on etb. I probably should put that in the description... this is the first deck I've posted here haha

droslag on Erebos, The Master of Cruelties

4 months ago

you could use something better than rakdos charm to finish off the opponent, cus if they dont have a creature out that kinda sucks. Lightning Bolt is good in pretty much all decks . you might want more lands and maybe some more removal spells too. Go for the Throat , Doom Blade Cast Down Tragic Slip arent bad options.

Sign in Blood is good for card draw and you can make the opponent lose two life to also finish them off if master of cruelties hits

Crypt Ghast can be great for loads of mana

Westvale Abbey  Flip is an awesome land and if you end up getting out alot of clerics you can sac em.

Skirsdag High Priest is another cool cleric

some other cool demons are:

Bloodgift Demon he can also finish the game a turn after if master of cruelties hits

Master of the Feast

Demon of Catastrophes

Lord of the Void

Desecration Demon

Sire Of Insanity

Abhorrent Overlord

fallintolife on demons

5 months ago

Sweet deck. I love seeing Ob Nixilis get some love. That said, have you considered Nyx Lotus? I ask because you already rely on black devotion here in the form of Abhorrent Overlord, and red is not a big component of this deck.

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