Abhorrent Overlord

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

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Theros Rare
Promo Set Rare

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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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Abhorrent Overlord Discussion

Draakeragon on Shirei's Discount Hospice for the Mostly Dead

1 week ago

Pilgrim's Eye

Good land ramp

Mindless Automaton

Remove two counters and it's a power 1 or less creature that draws you a card!

Viscera Seer

Scry is almost carddraw!

Unhallowed Pact

Protection for your commander.

Westvale Abbey

Good land to add

Skirsdag High Priest

Makes daemons. Nice right?

Perilous Myr

Kill creatures!

Tattered Mummy

Makes people think twice

Abhorrent Overlord

you have a lot of black symbols

I think you might need more carddraw.I recommend 6-8 drawcards

Phyrexian Arena

one of the better draws

Underworld Connections

draws you a card every turn

Greed

multiple per turn if you're feeling it.

Bontu's Monument

Drain a lot of people so you can fuel your carddraw

Jet Medallion

Black

Charcoal Diamond

Mana rock.

Sol Ring

Auto include

Commander's Sphere

If you have too much mana, carddraw!

Ogre Slumlord

a really annoying card for your opponent.

Myr Sire

Free token every turn?

Wake the Dead

Bring creatures back. then kill them, them bring them back!

Dance of the Dead

bring big creatures back!

Altar's Reap

You like killing your own things right?

Staff of Nin

You can kill your own creatures and get carddraw

NV_1980 on THRRRAAAAXIMUNDAAARRR!

1 week ago

Considering your deck's theme, I'd suggest making the following cuts:

  • Abhorrent Overlord; there are cheaper ways to generate tokens
  • Blood Tyrant; nice creature but doesn't seem to fit in this deck's theme
  • Malfegor; this fits better into a Nekusar wheel-deck
  • Prince of Thralls; expensive to cast and most players will pay the three life anyway if they think you're getting something that makes you too strong.
  • Rakshasa Gravecaller; too expensive CMC for what it does.
  • Rune-Scarred Demon; tutoring is always nice, but there are cheaper ways to do this; consider adding Beseech the Queen instead.
  • Sepulchral Primordial; nice but imho too expensive to cast for what it does.
  • Triskelion; sure, it goes infinite with Mikaeus, the Unhallowed on the table. But every player in the world knows this and as soon as either Mikaeus or Trisk enters the field, you can be pretty sure every player using blue or red will have counterspells waiting for the other half of the combo. Even worse, opponents will often let you use your tutors to get the other half of the combo, and then counter your casting of the combo piece; which results in you losing your tutor for nothing.

As for additions:

While we're on the topic of getting more bang for your buck, I'd also suggest getting rid of all of your sorceries, except for Chainer's Edict and Diabolic Tutor. In their stead I'd suggest some cheap counterspells and removal, Barter in Blood and some more zombie-token generator spells like Syphon Flesh and Dark Salvation. Also, add some more ramp if you can, like Commander's Sphere.

Capt_telnet on "Ishkanah's a Bad Commander" (Non-tribal)

2 weeks ago

Alright, you have quite a bit of enter the battlefield triggers going on here. So maybe Panharmonicon? For recursion purposes Rune-Scarred Demon, Abhorrent Overlord and Disciple of Bolas are decent. And since you have token gen, consider cards to hurt your opponents with creature sac like Mind Slash, Attrition, and gravepact all give a large degree of control. Lastly, consider Hell's Caretaker.

cole20112 on Unbeatable Bontu

2 months ago

So I agree with kham in that you're a little ramp light, but that's fine. If you are willing to make some cuts, there are some very obvious non-Bo's in your decks which can be replaced with cheap ramp. You have several token creators, so Virulent Plague isn't the best in your deck. Replace it with Cultivator's Caravan or Darksteel Ingot for some early ramp. Indulgent Tormentor is a good card, but not really needed because you seem to be a sacrifice deck and he makes your opponents sack creatures rather than you. You can replace him with Hedron Archive or Dreamstone Hedron very easily. Some other cards you could cut for better ones include Cartouche of Ambition and Painful Lesson, and you could replace them with more important cards like Zulaport Cutthroat or more ramp like Charcoal Diamond. This will make your deck slightly more consistent and help you get your fatties like Mikaeus, the Unhallowed and Abhorrent Overlord much faster. Hope this was helpful in some way!

bradtheimpaler13 on Shiela, mi amore

3 months ago

Awesome!!! I have a Sheoldred deck thats very similar. I call mine "Shelly" lol. Abhorrent Overlord is pretty cool. I've found that getting Chainer, Gray merchant, and a sac outlet lets you set up massive "chains" sac the merchant then bring him out with chainer rinse and repeat. +1 for joining the dark side.

bellz76 on Prisoner of Fate - Budget Triad EDH

3 months ago

Yeah, I agree- I much prefer synergies than just the "good stuff". What do you think about Cathars' Crusade? You flicker any of the token generators (Captain of the watch, for example) and your whole board gets 3 counters each? Or maybe you flicker an Abhorrent Overlord with some devotion? esp at the end of turn before yours... And since all the tokens come in at the same time, they all see each other to trigger off one another...

could be pretty good.

KongMing on

3 months ago

As long as you're doing monoblack with lots of black devotion and Swamps, I would also recommend Korlash, Heir to Blackblade, Nightmare, Gray Merchant of Asphodel, Nightmare Lash, Squelching Leeches, Abhorrent Overlord, Erebos, God of the Dead, Mogis's Marauder, and Sanguimancy.

A few random suggestions that do well in monoblack EDH are Dictate of Erebos, Vampire Hexmage, Necropolis Regent, Blood Seeker, and Thief of Blood.

I think you would have a lot of success in this deck if you made it a little more Voltron-y around Drana. ★★★☆☆ Let me know what you think of the suggestions. Good luck.

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