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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
1 month ago
2 months ago
I would like to mention that I know someone who owns a black oath it goes the demon tribal rout. Here are some cards that I think that this deck would like for one Carrion Feeder, Nightmare, Reaper from the Abyss Demonlord Belzenlok a good turn 2 play is Desecration Demon and finally some good sack fodder Abhorrent Overlord.
3 months ago
These cards might interest you too: Green Sun's Zenith, Primal Command, Signal the Clans, Ivy Lane Denizen, Eldritch Evolution, Aura Mutation, Grand Warlord Radha, Druids' Repository, Tendershoot Dryad, and Death's Presence.
You got me thinking... a Sek'Kuar, Deathkeeper (Thromok) deck might be cool. Could run things like Lightning Coils, Grim Haruspex, Smothering Abomination, Mikaeus, the Unhallowed, Endrek Sahr, Master Breeder, Abhorrent Overlord, and all those nice black tutors for grabbing the hidden general.
4 months ago
SynergyBuild, thanks for the thoughtful recommendations! There's no denying that the Triskelion and Mikaeus, the Unhallowed combo is useful, and would fit nicely into this deck, but I already have it in another one of my more competitive decks. I wanted this one to be pretty casual for the most part, which is also why I avoided putting too many tutoring cards in there.
As for the 0-drops such as Memnite, Shield Sphere, Ornithopter, etc.: I'd rather focus on creatures that can generate tokens like Abhorrent Overlord, Sifter of Skulls, and Sengir Autocrat for the sac bait. Since CMC isn't an issue for Whisper, Blood Liturgist's ability, there'd be no point to include the 0-drops that would only be worth a single sacrifice, and not necessarily be worth bringing back with Whisper, Blood Liturgist to sacrifice again.
I do think that most of the cards you suggested be cut still have pretty valid reasons to be present in the deck. Most of those cards are either for spot removal Malicious Affliction, control Grave Pact, ETB/upon death triggers Kokusho, the Evening Star, discard effects Call the Bloodline, or token generation Noosegraf Mob. I mean, sure, Ulamog, the Ceaseless Hunger doesn't really fit in the deck, but I couldn't pass up the opportunity to potentially cheat out an Eldrazi titan on like, turn 4.
I could probably drop Ancient Craving for one of the more efficient cards like Night's Whisper though. I really like Corpse Connoisseur too. Diabolic Intent fits the theme of the deck, so I might swap that in for one of the other tutoring cards. Withering Boon seems pretty great too. Counterspells in black are hilarious, and often unexpected. Toxic Deluge could very well end up replacing Damnation, because you're right, it is pretty good. Just not sure if paying that much life is always worth the effect.
Thanks again for all the great suggestions! I've definitely still got some work to do on this deck.
4 months ago
5 months ago
Funny aspect, I really like it. Why not throw a Nyx-Fleece Ram or Soulmender, though? They're pretty much gain life each turn. Secondly, Abhorrent Overlord can work really well, sacrificing your Bloodsoaked Champion (which I would trade out for Oathsworn Vampire), and if you want to risk Awakening Zone, you can use your Eldrazi Tokens to snag a green mana.
6 months ago
Yeah, flying is something I'm worried about as well and I'm similarly trying to fit in cards that can fill in multiple roles (which is why Bow of Nylea is in my Maybeboard despite it being a proverbial master of none). Here's some cards I brainstormed up, maybe you'll find something useful among them:
Bitterblossom is cheap and could give you some chump blockers that can attack, be sac'd and trigger Path of Discovery as well. There's also Hornet Nest & Chronozoa but they require some setup and aren't very cheap.
I see you removed Nyx Weaver at some point, how do you feel about taking it back? It doesn't solve things completely but with 3 toughness and reach it's a pretty OK blocker in addition to its graveyard-related abilities.