Abhorrent Overlord

Legality

Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Hero Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Penny Dreadful Legal
MTGO Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Theros (THS) Rare
Promo Set (000) Rare

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Tokens

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.

Abhorrent Overlord Discussion

Lil_Kalki on Threnody for the Victims of Dementia

1 week ago

lyonhaert,

your most recent reply is amazingly in-depth and it makes me think which is great considering where we already are with this deck.

If I do add Rings of Brighthearth at this juncture (vs. say, next month or whenever it is that I may have expendable funds), the most notable option I'd like to consider for a cut, right now, seems to be Black Market . Why? Well, of my redundancies you hit the nail on the head re: my priorities when you mention the use of Pact effects. I love them and sometimes feel a great need to stack a couple together (for me it's usually going to be one enchantment alongside Butcher of Malakir for the assurance that I could somewhat easily recur the Butcher). Mana "doublers" like Nirkana Revenant and Caged Sun are vital for making sure I can make the most out of things like Torment of Hailfire or a given Chainer loop. Same with Ritual effects. Banks... well, they can help enable those, but I haven't been able to make the most of Black Market yet, and while I've seen great work come from Revel in Riches , it's mostly from it outright winning the game for me directly afterwards (though there have been a good few times where I just have a ton of treasures to break bank with beyond its alt-wincon trigger). :P

As for max-handsize cards, these can be disposable, but I like the necessary lifegain from Venser's Journal (and to be frank with you, it's a pet card of mine - a gift from an old friend, in foil), and Thought Vessel and Reliquary Tower are indisposable otherwise for being cheap/free, doing their function, and granting mana besides. So if I do get a Rings of Brighthearth , I think it'll be Black Market that falls by the wayside.

Let me posit one other thing while we are on the subject of Rings, though: I do currently own a Basalt Monolith ; would this be a good inclusion and what should I cut for that? It's probably going to be a mana rock if anything, although so far I'm not sure the deck even needs and/or wants this in here (personally, I'd LOVE to go infinite and get there with a Torment of Hailfire for exorbitant mana, but this deck has gotten by very far without going infinite, save for Zulaport Cutthroat or Blood Artist + Ashnod's Altar + Nim Deathmantle + Wurmcoil Engine or Abhorrent Overlord - that said, if I added Rings of Brighthearth and removed Black Market , are there any infinite combos I'm clearly missing which would be facilitated by the Rings?). Honestly curious - I'm generally pro-combo. haha

Gadianten on The Necromonicon

4 weeks ago

Dark Ritual , Culling the Weak and Debtors' Knell seem in flavor and are useful. Abhorrent Overlord could also be a useful token maker.

dbpunk on Chainer Time, Come on, Sacrifice Your Friends

1 month ago

A) love the deck! Chainer's one of those commanders that is just too neat not to use and I love the fact you use my favorite mono-black card Abhorrent Overlord

B) For some reason, I read the title to the beginning of the tune Territorial Pissings by Nirvana and I have no clue why. But it fits.

Mattismen on Death is coming...

2 months ago

I'd play Abhorrent Overlord myself. You've got a good amount of devotion, and when the harpies are of no use they make a great meal for Torgaar or Razaketh.

Byuante on The All Sac

2 months ago

Hell's Caretaker - Sac outlet and recursion

Viscera Seer - Sac outlet and some deck manipulation

Pawn of Ulamog or Ogre Slumlord - If you're gonna be saccing stuff, why not get tokens from it as well?

Abhorrent Overlord - A powerful card, especially when combined with Hell's Caretaker (You sac the Overlord to himself, then bring him back with the caretaker to get more harpies)

Archfiend of Depravity - This card might be too stax for your deck, but works as a lock

Barter in Blood - Everyone loses 2 creatures, you sac some tokens, they sacrifice their Ulamog XD

Hope this was useful in some way

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Abhorrent Overlord occurrence in decks from the last year

Commander / EDH:

All decks: 0.02%

Black: 0.32%

Rakdos: 0.26%