Abhorrent Overlord


Format Legality
Noble Legal
Hero Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Casual Legal
MTGO Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Pauper Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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

continuum on Meren toolbox Deck

5 days ago

I would remove Abhorrent Overlord. I'll be looking at your deck for a bit to compare it with my own since I'm playing Meren toolbox as well. Merry Nelly

griffstick on The Descent Into Darkness

4 weeks ago

Why not try adding in Ob Nixilis Reignited he does every thing your deck wants to do. A card like Lethal Vapors is Portcullis. A card that works good with your CMDR and contamination Abhorrent Overlord might want to give that a try. Thief of Blood is another card that's good with Dark Depths. Um another card that works with dark depths is AEther Snap is a planswalker boardwipe too. Maybe consider Glacial Chasm this seems like a great way to stay alive while you find your combo win con. Since you are not using etb Torpor Orb. Perhaps Bottomless Pit for addional discard. I like Myojin of Night's Reach that's a mean card you like mean things.

knumbr on Kaalia's Heaven and Hell

4 weeks ago

Abhorrent Overlord - generates chump blockers

I recommend leaning in on the reanimator side of the deck: Magister of Worth, Karmic Guide, Victimize, Bladewing the Risen, Grave Upheaval, and Demon of Dark Schemes come to mind.

More manaramp could also serve you well, Mana Geyser always over preforms for me, Burnished Hart, Solemn Simulacrum, Hedron Archive and Thran Dynamo tend to put in work as well.

Also, Master of Cruelties for the lulz

ShunKurosaki2309 on Ayli Commander

1 month ago

I would recommend some more ways to create tokens, so that you can have a better access to Ayli's second ability once the life threshold is reached. Cards like Abhorrent Overlord and Teysa, Orzhov Scion come to mind. Also, once you sacrifice some non-spirits, a Requiem Angel can replace them with a nice spirit token.

3InchMeatMonster on Athreos: The Edge of Tomorrow

1 month ago

my friend has a deck like this but its like a 200$ one. ive played him quite a bit and i can tell you a few things that beats his deck. the biggest thing is i would watch out for other black decks. i kill his commander all the time with my mono black demon tribal. all the -1/-1 counters really gets him good. then i never let him have anything back and just swing in with big demons. you should put in Erebos, God of the Dead, his 7 toughness makes him hard to get rid of. but its his "opponents cant gain life" part you want. if my friend got him out more i wouldn't do nearly as good, just because of all the lifegain in my deck. it also looks like you need some more sac outlets, Ashnod's Altar is just about the best one. gives you a sac outlet and ramp to replace. put in Nim Deathmantle and a creature like Grave Titan/Abhorrent Overlord you have infinite mana and tokens. but athreos is a fun deck to play and play against.

zingzang on Mikaeus, the Broken EDH

1 month ago

I play a Mikaeus-deck myself and I really like your work. But I think your mana-curve is not really that optimal. I play many ramp cards and only combo-pieces, which allows to make a turn 4 or turn 5 kill, nearly every time. Please also be aware, that Mikaeus gives all your creatures +1/+1, so things like Mindless Automaton don't work, even if you kill them manually, it's stuck with only one +1-counter. If you want to make your deck more consistent and more deadly, take out all cards that don't kill your opponents IMMEDIATELY with Mikaeus. Cards like: Abhorrent Overlord or Dusk Urchins all need preparation time, so think about cutting them. Also cards like Liliana of the Veil don't do anything for your combo in this deck and are better off in a good modern deck (Oh, I wish I had one myself :( ). Here are some cards that I highly recommend to you, in order to combo off faster, and better:

Retribution of the Ancients

Fume Spitter (I love him but only in my starting hand)

Blood Artist

Blood Bairn

Zulaport Cutthroat

Devouring Swarm

Bloodthrone Vampire

Diabolic Servitude (maybe, but recommend)

Falkenrath Noble

Altar of Dementia

Altar of the Brood

Phyrexian Ghoul


Infernal Darkness (maybe, but always worth it)

Sidisi, Undead Vizier (maybe...)

Diabolic Intent

Dread Return (maybe...)

Pentavus (The only 7-drop allowed in this deck)

Nantuko Husk

Grim Haruspex

Grinding Station (you have many artifact creatures then...)

Wingrattle Scarecrow


Lingering Tormentor


Some nice ways to tutor are:Dimir Machinations and Shred Memory. They get you all the combo pieces.

You may ask: "And what shall I cut?"Every Planeswalker, they do nothing for you in this deck. Every damn card that costs 5 mana or more (Only Exceptions are Pentavus and Triskelion) . (Yes, you can also cut Sidisi, Undead Vizier, if you have enough tutors). And everything, that doesn't combo with Mikaeus in a way that doesn't kill all your opponents immediately. Your goal is to win the game as soon as Mikaeus hits the battlefield. Most of the time the disruption can't do anything, because you can combo off in response to that. And to make it as fast as possible, add all mana artifacts known to mankind to your deck. Thran Dynamo, Jet Medallion and so on, and so on. You don't need any removal or any Temporal Extortion or Imp's Mischief and stuff like that. Aim for a turn 4 kill and cut everything that doesn't support your idea. There will be no threats on turn 4 or five that need you to have any special removal.

Hope this helps out.

If you want, I can post a link to my Mikaeus deck. I don't like to do advertisement for my decks, so I do it, if you want to see my idea of a perfect deck.


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