Decree of Pain


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

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Set Rarity
Commander 2013 Rare
Commander's Arsenal Rare
Scourge Rare

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Decree of Pain


Destroy all creatures. They can't be regenerated. Draw a card for each creature destroyed this way.

Cycling (, Discard this card:Draw a Card.)

When you cycle Decree of Pain, all creatures get -2/-2 until end of turn.

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Decree of Pain Discussion

griffstick on "My" Top 10 mono black ...

2 days ago

Ok so Josh and Jimmy from the command zone made an episode of top 10 black and top 10 green very recently. Here's the link to the episode, click here. I want to make a similar list with a twist, using only cards with cmc 6 or greater to make this list. (Excluding cards with X in it's cost, "X" doesn't count here). If this is successful I will do every mono color for cards 6 cmc or greater. Btw I'm not bashing the command zone at all I'm a huge fan. (This list will be budget as well) no cards over 20$ US dollars... maybe

So here goes "my" top 10 mono black edh cards with total cmc 6 or greater. With 1 being the best.

All the rest after the are honorable mentions

Every card mentioned above in the top ten are based off my gameplay exp in my kitchen table metta.

I want everyone's feed back on the order, and what cards you think should make the list, and cards I missed.

MagicalHacker on Stop Hitting Yourself! (Silumgar Primer)

1 week ago

chaosumbreon87, thanks for the feedback! Phyrexian Metamorph, along with other fantastic ways to clone cards, such as Clever Impersonator, Copy Artifact, and Copy Enchantment, just don't fit with the deck because I would rather use cards that steal, since they're more effective and there are plenty of them to use. Shared Fate would let me cast opponents' cards, but it would prevent me from being able to draw my cards that let me steal cards, and I find that trade to be hurtful rather than helpful. Decree of Pain has always been either too much mana or not enough effect in my experience.

Everflowing Chalice along with Sisay's Ring and Ur-Golem's Eye are just ways to ramp by or more, and if we ever get better ramp options for that in these colors, you can bet I will be dropping them for those. I think I'll probably drop Coalition Relic first before any other ramp spell, but the three previously mentioned ones are next in line. Future Sight and Magus of the Future are a lot better than I thought they would be when I played with them for the first time, as I was able to draw a card whenever I played ANY card, as long as it was the one card on the top of my library. In a way, it let me generate a huge board presence without losing card advantage in my hand, and it only gets crazier due to the fetchlands and Sensei's Divining Top. If you don't find them that good, I would highly recommend playing with them, because they have the possibility to absolutely blow you away with value!

clayperce on Is there any way to ...

2 weeks ago

Norin's tough to beat, but even he's far from unstoppable. Torpor Orb, Decree of Pain (Cycled), Goblin Sharpshooter, Containment Priest, Grave Pact, Humility, etc ...

TheDarkSlayer21 on Revise

2 weeks ago

I like it. I personally would add maybe a few more ETB creatures like Mulldrifter, Dack's Duplicate and Sepulchral Primordial.

And since your running Omniscience, I would recommend a few more good draw cards like Consecrated Sphinx, Disciple of Bolas, Necropotence, Harvester of Souls, Grim Haruspex, and Decree of Pain so that your hand is always full.

Also, Thalakos Deceiver can be heavily abused in any Marchesa deck.

This is the Marchesa deck that I made, your welcome to look at it for more suggestions.


Commander / EDH TheDarkSlayer21


Hope this helped

TheDarkSlayer21 on marchesa budget +1+1 counter deck

2 weeks ago

I realize that you have a budget for this deck, but I will let you be the person to decide what is too expensive and what isn't.

With that said, there are typically two ways of making a Marchesa deck. The first way is to put in a lot of creatures that can get +1/+1 counters easily (Cards like: Anthroplasm, Aetherborn Marauder, Butcher Ghoul, Carrion Feeder or Unleash/Modular cards). The problem is, these cards hardly do anything other than putting counters on themselves. Their pretty much duds. So to make up for this, people will put in good sac outlets, (Cards like: Mind Slash, Phyrexian Altar, Ashnod's Altar, Altar of Dementia, Attrition, etc.) This type of deck gets its engine running STRICTLY from it's sac outlets, (NOT FROM ITS CREATURES) and because of this, it is a bit more reliant on its commander.

The second type of deck is my preferred method of playstyle. Whereby, the deck is not RELYING on its sac outlets, (although it does have a few) but rather on the ETB/graveyard triggers of creatures (Cards like: Mulldrifter and Harvester of Souls). With this type of deck, you're also not fully relying on your commander. Marchesa is just a perk. If you don't have her out, you can still play your creatures and benefit from them.

Also keep in mind, that it isn't too hard getting +1/+1 counters on your creatures just using the dethrone ability itself. I find that most, if not all the time, you will NOT be at the highest life total; especially if you have Necropotence, Ancient Tomb, Unspeakable Symbol, shock lands, fetch lands, and pain lands in the deck.

This is the Marchesa deck that I personally made. You're welcome to look at it for suggestions.


Commander / EDH TheDarkSlayer21


Some cards that I would highly recommend putting in the deck are:
- Unspeakable Symbol
- Sneak Attack
- Rune-Scarred Demon
- Demonic Tutor
- Necropotence
- Consecrated Sphinx
-River Kelpie
- Diabolic Intent
- Flayer of the Hatebound
- Glen Elendra Archmage
- Mind Slash
- Thalakos Deceiver
- Phyrexian Tower
- Cyclonic Rift
- Scourge of the Throne
- Dack's Duplicate
- Mikaeus, the Unhallowed
- Grimgrin, Corpse-Born
NOTE: If you do decide to have this deck be a bit more ETB heavy, Deadeye Navigator and Rite of Replication are good cards to help abuse the ETB triggers. And again, I acknowledge that many of these cards are pretty high in price, so I will leave it up to you to determine what's too expensive.

P.S. I would take out Endless One. If it dies and comes back, it will be a 0/0. So it's useless for this type of deck. Also, if you're searching for other Board Wipes that are as good as Damnation, I would recommend Blasphemous Act, Chain Reaction, or Decree of Pain.

Austin_Smith_of_Cards on How to get cards banned in your play group

4 weeks ago

Pretty great list; I've considered building boardwipe EDH in Mardu colors, but using Mogis to slowly Shock opponents to death is just delicious.

Therefore, more boardwipes are required. I would run 10-15 of them: Yahenni's Expertise, Blasphemous Act, Decree of Pain, Black Sun's Zenith, and Pestilence I all recommend.

rhystictutor on Ghave, Guru of Spores

1 month ago

I also noticed you're lacking in card draw which usually wins games in EDH: Phyrexian Arena, Sylvan Library, Ambition's Cost/Ancient Craving, Armorcraft Judge/Inspiring Call, Shamanic Revelation/Collective Unconscious, Elemental Bond, Mentor of the Meek, Syphon Mind, Dark Prophecy, Carnage Altar/Phyrexian Vault, Harvester of Souls, Promise of Power, Decree of Pain (so good), Infernal Offering... this would be a decent pool to pick out of. I personally try to run as much draw as possible. IMO, you'd want to run atleast 6 draw cards on a curve. On top of more draw spells, you could also go the Land Tax + Scroll Rack route. It depends on how much ya have to spend on cards :P

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