Abhorrent Overlord


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

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Set Rarity
Theros Rare
Promo Set 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

Snydog17 on Mono Black Devotion

7 hours 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

1 day 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?

2 weeks 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

3 weeks 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!

doritosanddew666 on budget combo

3 weeks ago

I was wondering if Eater of Hope and Abhorrent Overlord would make a good late game combo for mass removal?


The7thBobba on

1 month ago

This looks good, dude! Commanderdecks are always tough to look through, but I think I might have a few suggestions :)

Teysa, Envoy of Ghosts is a fine deterrent/tokenmaker.

Abhorrent Overlord and Evangel of Heliod have awesome etb-effects.

Butcher of Malakir is absolutely splendid!

Can't think of anything else, right now, but I gotta say, that this is my kind of deck! I'd love to make something like this :) Stay frosty!

kobold_koenig on Prisoner of Fate - Budget Triad EDH

1 month ago

This deck looks great. The fact that it can be assembled for around $50 is particularly impressive.

I noticed that you seem to have a little bit of reanimate in there (Sun Titan, Obzedat's Aid, Unburial Rites, and it might add a bit of utility to the deck if you had at least one sac-outlet other than Abhorrent Overlord around to take advantage of: 1. The reanimate 2. Anytime you are liable to lose your guys to wipes or targeted removal 3. Just to take advantage of little rule loop-holes like with Fiend Hunter and his triggers (play him, sac him at instant speed so that his "return the exiled card" effect goes on the stack first, and then permanently exile something as his "exile another target creature" ability goes on the stack next.

I just did a quick search on Gatherer and a couple cards came to mind.

Creature-wise: Cartel Aristocrat, Maw of the Obzedat

Enchantment-wise: Hidden Stockpile, Circle of Despair

Artifact-wise: Trading Post, Blasting Station, Ashnod's Altar

Obviously none of this is 100% necessary for the deck, but having an extra sac-outlet for shenanigans could be handy here. Of course, the best choice would be something like a creature that has an ETB effect itself as well as a "tap" ability, but I'll leave that research to you if you are so inclined to utilize this suggestion.

Again, great deck using an under-utilized commander. +1

Daedalus19876 on The Hungry, Hungry Aetherborn: Yahenni EDH

2 months ago

Krallion: Curse of the Cabal's suspend is bad outside of 1v1 (and even there it's marginal. Oubliette is a very bad Oblivion Ring and costs $20. Tawnos's Coffin costs $40 and doesn't do enough for its mana cost or activation cost. Undercity Plague is too much mana, I'd rather just play Smallpox and hit everyone.

PhotogenicParasympathetic: The issue with Abhorrent Overlord was that, although it does produce a lot of tokens, 1) it's high mana cost in a deck that already has a higher curve than I'd like and 2) having a lot of tokens makes my board wipes hurt me more. I generally prefer things that generate one of two tokens repeatably.

Phyrexian Reclamation was in here originally but I eventually swapped it for plain-old Reanimate. I'm not a fan of Beacon of Unrest here (I have almost no ways of placing good artifacts into opponents' GYs and I have few in my own deck good enough to justify the 5 mana), and although I like Ever After as a card I'd generally think it's overcosted? Have you had good experiences with it?

Jokester1393: This deck isn't really based around flavor, but I'd almost consider Aetherborn Marauder for that reason (best flavor text ever, and it plays halfway nice with Yahenni). I'll look into it, hehe.

Thanks you all for your comments! :)

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