Abhorrent Overlord


Format Legality
Modern Legal
Legacy Legal
Vintage Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Duel Commander Legal

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Set Rarity
Theros Rare
Promo Set Rare

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Abhorrent Overlord

Creature — Demon


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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Abhorrent Overlord Discussion

The7thBobba on Sac em'!

16 hours ago

This looks good, dude! Commanderdecks are always tough to look through, but I think I might have a few suggestions :)

Teysa, Envoy of Ghosts is a fine deterrent/tokenmaker.

Abhorrent Overlord and Evangel of Heliod have awesome etb-effects.

Butcher of Malakir is absolutely splendid!

Can't think of anything else, right now, but I gotta say, that this is my kind of deck! I'd love to make something like this :) Stay frosty!

kobold_koenig on The Triad's Fateful Bounce House

2 weeks ago

This deck looks great. The fact that it can be assembled for around $50 is particularly impressive.

I noticed that you seem to have a little bit of reanimate in there (Sun Titan, Obzedat's Aid, Unburial Rites, and it might add a bit of utility to the deck if you had at least one sac-outlet other than Abhorrent Overlord around to take advantage of: 1. The reanimate 2. Anytime you are liable to lose your guys to wipes or targeted removal 3. Just to take advantage of little rule loop-holes like with Fiend Hunter and his triggers (play him, sac him at instant speed so that his "return the exiled card" effect goes on the stack first, and then permanently exile something as his "exile another target creature" ability goes on the stack next.

I just did a quick search on Gatherer and a couple cards came to mind.

Creature-wise: Cartel Aristocrat, Maw of the Obzedat

Enchantment-wise: Hidden Stockpile, Circle of Despair

Artifact-wise: Trading Post, Blasting Station, Ashnod's Altar

Obviously none of this is 100% necessary for the deck, but having an extra sac-outlet for shenanigans could be handy here. Of course, the best choice would be something like a creature that has an ETB effect itself as well as a "tap" ability, but I'll leave that research to you if you are so inclined to utilize this suggestion.

Again, great deck using an under-utilized commander. +1

Daedalus19876 on The Hungry, Hungry Aetherborn: Yahenni EDH

3 weeks ago

Krallion: Curse of the Cabal's suspend is bad outside of 1v1 (and even there it's marginal. Oubliette is a very bad Oblivion Ring and costs $20. Tawnos's Coffin costs $40 and doesn't do enough for its mana cost or activation cost. Undercity Plague is too much mana, I'd rather just play Smallpox and hit everyone.

PhotogenicParasympathetic: The issue with Abhorrent Overlord was that, although it does produce a lot of tokens, 1) it's high mana cost in a deck that already has a higher curve than I'd like and 2) having a lot of tokens makes my board wipes hurt me more. I generally prefer things that generate one of two tokens repeatably.

Phyrexian Reclamation was in here originally but I eventually swapped it for plain-old Reanimate. I'm not a fan of Beacon of Unrest here (I have almost no ways of placing good artifacts into opponents' GYs and I have few in my own deck good enough to justify the 5 mana), and although I like Ever After as a card I'd generally think it's overcosted? Have you had good experiences with it?

Jokester1393: This deck isn't really based around flavor, but I'd almost consider Aetherborn Marauder for that reason (best flavor text ever, and it plays halfway nice with Yahenni). I'll look into it, hehe.

Thanks you all for your comments! :)

PhotogenicParasympathetic on The Hungry, Hungry Aetherborn: Yahenni EDH

3 weeks ago

Abhorrent Overlord seems pretty good for you, spitting out a bunch of tokens you can feed to Yahenni (although TO's telling me you've already considered it, I'm leaving it in anyway cause it's good). Phyrexian Reclamation would be nice for getting back things you've sacrificed. I'm a firm believer in the power of Beacon of Unrest and Ever After as reusable reanimators as well.

Femme_Fatale on Help Wanted: New Combo Database

4 weeks ago

nobu_the_bard and Blard: I would not put any 4 card combos in, regardless of how ubiquitous the 4 cards are. Also, nobu_the_bard, please do not just put 2 cards of a combo in. Put all the relevant pieces in the combo and then list other possible permutations inside. You want the initial combo to be the best possible combo in that it generates the most value needed.

Considering both of these, the ashnod's altar combo needs to have the creature generate either 2 other creatures or 1 creature and another etb effect of value.

Example: I would not mention Grave Titan or Abhorrent Overlord when Marionette Master just wins me the game, but I would mention potentials for other colours.

Remember, not everyone is going to read the description, they are just going to look at the cards included and see the combo. We cannot rely on the description to do everything for us, but rather present as much information as possible at the forefront of the combo's presentation.

Halphinian on Creatures? I think not

1 month ago


First of all, a commander deck must have exactly 100 cards (including your commander), and you have 106

I suggest you remove some lands, as that takes up almost 50% of your deck

Now, if I were to build a Mazirek deck, I would definitely go with a heavy token strategy, as tokens are relatively easy to produce (especially in Golgari), expendable, and given enough time and resources, can easily win you the game.

So, with that in mind, I suggest you remove these:

-1 Sedge Scorpion, Typhoid Rats, Tormented Soul, Pharika's Chosen, Blisterpod, Black Cat, Elderscale Wurm, Nylea, God of the Hunt, Ghoultree, Gray Merchant of Asphodel, Dark Betrayal, Traveler's Amulet, Kheru Dreadmaw, Hunter's Ambush, Commencement of Festivities, Pulse of Murasa, Nykthos, Shrine to Nyx, Bonds of Mortality, Karametra's Acolyte, Baloth Null

And possibly replace some of them with some of these:

Mycoloth, Ashnod's Altar, Grave Pact, Viscera Seer, Avenger of Zendikar, Yahenni, Undying Partisan, Animation Module, Hardened Scales, Mind Slash, Orochi Hatchery, It That Betrays, Creakwood Liege, Vulturous Zombie, Catacomb Sifter, Endrek Sahr, Master Breeder, Falkenrath Noble, Blood Artist, Necrogenesis, Deathreap Ritual, Attrition, Perilous Forays, Korozda Guildmage, Reaper of the Wilds, Sakura-Tribe Elder, Abhorrent Overlord, Grim Haruspex, Yavimaya Elder, Golgari Germination

That's all I can think of off of the top of my head

EmpD on Erebos, God of the lose 1 life

1 month ago

Dredgar I'm very much liking this combo; Fate Unraveler + Master of the Feast

Sacced Abhorrent Overlord and toned down Gray Merchant of Asphodel from 4 to 2. Got me two Fate Unravalers + two more Grim Guardian.

I trimmed my deck down to 61, but im back on 66. I'd say im willing to make the compromise of having a deck tahts a bit bigger than normal. How do you see this?

(I've got 22/66 lands. thats a third excaclty. How do you feel about this, please?)

Dredgar on Erebos, God of the lose 1 life

1 month ago

Ok, gotcha! Now the advice I am going to give is just advice, you are under no obligation to adhere to it. ;D So first off let's start with the cards I don't think fits all that well and take them out in order to get your deck to 60 cards. Nighthowler he is an enchantment but not that great if an ability for this deck. Especially when you have cards that pull creatures from your graveyard. That really hinders him. Erebos's Titan is another misfit, as I see it he has no benefit from being in this deck, his second ability I don't see getting used much. Gonti, Lord of Luxury is a great card but doesn't fit into this deck. I know how fun it is to steal opponts cards and laugh as you cast it, but this deck isn't built to do that this it would only hinder you. Dark Prophecy is great but I think you may have enough draw and this one is conditional, so it's not for sure to draw you a card. Font of Return I think is too expensive for what it does. Mutilate also hurts your creatures so I would drop that. I'm all honesty though I would drop the devotion side of this deck and focus on the enchantment side of things. If you did I would drop the 4 gray merchant and Abhorrent Overlord. Sorry for the wall of text and again these are my opinions, don't take them to heart this is your deck and should be done the way you want ;)

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