Decimator of the Provinces

Legality

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

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Set Rarity
Eldritch Moon Mythic Rare

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Decimator of the Provinces

Creature — Eldrazi

Emerge 6 (You may cast this spell by sacrificing a creature and paying the emerge cost reduced by that creature's converted mana cost.)

When you cast Decimator of the Provinces, creatures you control get +2/+2 and gain trample until end of turn.

Trample, Haste

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Decimator of the Provinces Discussion

JgamerJ on Delirium without Emrakul...

1 day ago

Maybe Decimator of the Provinces? It's much worse with the current build, but you could likely finagle the deck to be a bit wider, then use Decimator to pump the board and swing for game.

multimedia on Energy Elves

3 days ago

Hey everyone I just officially updated the deck with a complete Sultai version. Expect a new update some time soon explaining my card choices and more. I've added Grasp of Darkness and Walking Ballista to the main deck with another Ballista in the sideboard. Grasp is an instant speed answer to kill Felidar Guardian stopping the Saheeli Rai combo. It's also just an excellent versatile creature removal spell for an unknown metagame. Ballista can also stop the combo by removing a single counter targeting my opponent and redirecting killing Saheeli with her -2 ability targeting Guardian on the stack.

I've also added the first complete sideboard although the metagame hasn't even started. The sideboard will change a lot, but this is a starting point.

Here's a summary of four notable other fun versions that I've playtested, but they ultimately just missed the cut because they are all too slow and not as powerful compared to Sultai. Only one uses energy.


djnewellmit, Armorcraft Judge is amazing now. I'm so glad she's an Elf. In my testing she's been the best draw engine because she's not just a spell, but a creature to put counters on.

I recommend adding Walking Ballista not only is it a colorless out to the Shaheeli combo, but it's just an excellent versatile creature because it can potentially kill with damage creatures, your opponent or Planeswalkers. It's an mana sink as well as having great interaction with the +1/+1 counters strategies.


HairyManBack, MidnightTrain: Yes Walking Ballista when it enters the battlefield will get an additional counter for each Winding Constrictor you control. Likewise if you use it's activated ability to put a counter on it, it will get an additional counter for each Constrictor you control.

multimedia on Energy Elves

3 days ago

Hey everyone I've officially updated the deck with a complete Sultai version. Expect a new update some time soon explaining my card choices and more. I've added Grasp of Darkness and Walking Ballista to the main deck with another Ballista in the sideboard. Grasp is an instant speed answer to kill Felidar Guardian stopping the Saheeli Rai combo. It's also just an excellent versatile removal spell for an unknown metagame. Ballista can also stop the Saheeli combo by removing a single counter targeting my opponent and redirecting killing Saheeli with her -2 ability targeting Guardian on the stack.

I've also added the first complete sideboard although the metagame hasn't even started. The sideboard will change a lot, but this is a starting point.

Here's a summary of four notable other fun versions that I've playtested, but they all ultimately just missed the cut because they are all too slow and not as powerful compared to Sultai. Only one uses energy.


djnewellmit, Armorcraft Judge is amazing now. I'm so glad she's an Elf. In my testing she's been the best draw engine because she's not just a spell, but a creature to put counters on.

I recommend adding Walking Ballista not only is it a colorless out to the Shaheeli combo, but it's just an excellent versatile creature because it can potentially kill with damage creatures, your opponent or Planeswalkers. It's an mana sink as well as having great interaction with the +1/+1 counters strategies.


HairyManBack, MidnightTrain: Yes Walking Ballista when it enters the battlefield will get an additional counter for each Winding Constrictor you control. Likewise if you use it's activated ability to put a counter on it, it will get an additional counter for each Constrictor you control.

Delta-117 on G/B Counters Aggro

3 days ago

I noticed you dropped Grapple with the Past that's an interesting choice. I might do the same, as now that Emrakul is gone there's not as much of a need for some of these cards as they are kind of bad even if they were good for delirium with Enrakul around previously. Then that opens up the possibility to use better things like To the Slaughter, Collective Brutality, etc.

I think I have decided that I'm not doing the Abzan version afterall, as it strained the mana a bit more if I did have Traverse the Ulvenwalds and Evolving Wilds, it would complicate getting a turn 2 Grim Flayer, even if it was only 4 white sources of my 24 lands. I'm in the process now of looking to try and now find preferably a foil Decimator of the Provinces as I'm a bit sad my foil Emrakul is gone.

Saraxtoss on G/B Counters Aggro

3 days ago

Walking Ballista has been an all-star in my testing so far. Help ping a creature or Planeswalker, turns on revolt, turns on delirium... just great. I might even bump it to 2 of in the main or at least add another to the side.

I haven't had much luck with Mindwrack Demon lately so I decided to take him out in favor of the ballista and more Tireless Tracker, which plays very well with Fatal Push. I made the change from grasp to push since turning on revolt has not been an issue and the outright killing vs minus/minus is relevant on some 4 drop creatures (mindwrack, for example). Plus, B is a bit easier in early situations than the double B for grasp. I will keep experimenting with both, but push is definitely winning out for me at the moment.

Decimator of the Provinces is acting as my replacement finisher since the Emrakul ban. So far, it has worked out well. I was using Verdurous Gearhulk for this role for a time, but found that people could answer that frequently, whereas Decimator usually closed the show right away. I think there is a case to be made for both though.

Delta-117 on G/B Counters Aggro

3 days ago

Why did I not even consider Walking Ballista? For B/G delirium?? All that came to mind for me was Hope of Ghirapur, although I think that this might possibly be better.

I see you have chosen to cut out Mindwrack Demon, I'm still wanting to try that card I think in mine perhaps, as I had a few ideas such as replacing my Noxious Gearhulk with Verdurous Gearhulk and thus works very well with it.

I'm torn on whether or not to use Grasp of Darkness still or not. I have had a few ideas, how I could change the deck, one just like yours was in keeping it pretty much the same but just adding Decimator of the Provinces, while another was splashing white for a copy of Gisela, the Broken Blade, and a Bruna, the Fading Light, however I'm not sure what's the best route.

Delta-117 on Abzan Delirium - AER

5 days ago

What I was actually now thinking rather than Renegade Map, was trying Hope of Ghirapur. This is both an artifact and creature unlike Renegade Map. And I think it might replace the pilgrim's eye's I was using.

I think your forgetting I can have other targets for Verdurous Gearhulk like Grim Flayer and Mindwrack Demon so plenty of trample creatures. In an alternate build I was thinking focusing on this a bit more with the inclusion of a Decimator of the Provinces.

Then finally while I hadn't ever thought of including one, Gideon, Ally of Zendikar would be a good idea if not for the fact he won't be in standard all that much longer and I would otherwise consider this if I owned any. I sold my one and only Gideon like a month ago. It went towards paying for one of my Liliana, the Last Hope's.

Fairmount on Eldrazi Evolution || Budget ||

6 days ago

Matter Reshaper is great here!! Also maybe a couple more Reality Smasher and a Decimator of the Provinces.

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