Abhorrent Overlord

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

bradtheimpaler13 on Shiela, mi amore

1 week 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

1 week 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 Drana Devestator

2 weeks 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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Snydog17 on Mono Black Devotion

3 weeks ago

Abhorrent Overlord is a decent cards, making a lot of fliers lategame. Master of the Feast would be a decent card early game, despite the card draw, because being able to swing with a 5/5 flier that early is pretty good.

Devo promoters don't have to be solely black. Ashenmoor Gouger is a decent 3-drop that gives 3 devo. Cemetery Puca might be another example of this, especially when paiered with cheap removal like Go for the Throat, Doom Blade, or Fatal Push.

More expensive cards include Geralf's Messenger, Phyrexian Obliterator work well.

I hope that helps, Have fun because Black devo is pretty great.

audaciousrose on Sacrifice tribal

4 weeks ago

This deck looks like a great place for Abhorrent Overlord (high devotion to black and you love sac fodder), Bloodflow Connoisseur (it doesn't seem like you have a ton of always-usable sac outlets), Champion of Stray Souls (you have lots of sac fodder and lots of things you will want back), Doomed Necromancer (again, sac fodder that can get you back your good stuff), Fell Shepherd (an aggressive way to get all your non-token sacs back), Pawn of Ulamog (every nontoken sac should get you a token sac!), Phyrexian Soulgorger (the sac is supposed to be a drawback for an absurdly costed card, but for you it is another plus), Reaper from the Abyss (some free targeted killing every turn, hopefully not just on your turns), Skirsdag High Priest (who doesn't love free demons every round?), Tar Fiend (a huge creature that wipes your opponent's hand? yes please), and Killing Wave (you like sacrificing your stuff, they hate it).

I figure most of the times I get suggestions I only like a couple of them, so here's everything I could think of that would play nicely with what you're doing!

Darth_Savage on 50 Shades of Gary, how high is your devotion?

1 month ago

I like the idea of black devotion however your curve here seems off. Basically you have too many high cmc cards. I would add a creature like Bloodsoaked Champion adds devotion and is easy to recur to make way for 4 of it, I'd cut Palace Siege and Lord of the Void since in both cases you probably want a Gray Merchant of Asphodel or Abhorrent Overlord working on the devotion theme.

There are also probably a few too many 4cmc cards, what you cut is dependent on your play stile, though personally I'd keep 2x of Liliana of the Dark Realms and up Liliana's Reaver to a 4x but cut Crypt Ghast. I'd also drop Quag Sickness as it isn't a great removal spell and run Geralf's Messenger over the Vampire Nighthawk.

Probably worth noting that Malicious Affliction isn't modern legal also if it helps have a look at my mono devotion deck Sweet Devotion also a work in progress...

Surrak_and_Roll on budget combo

1 month ago

Eater of Hope and Abhorrent Overlord do synergize very well together but to use them as mass removal is very expensive mana-wise. I'm not sure what your budget is like but if you wanted to make this combo better you could include things like: Black Market, Blood Artist or Grave Pact effects, or even something like Grave Betrayal or Harvester of Souls for a little bit more advantage. Hope this helps to at least give you ideas!

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