Decree of Pain


Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Commander 2017 (C17) Rare
Commander 2013 (C13) Rare
Commander's Arsenal (CMA) Rare
Scourge (SCG) 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

Hoobynobber7395 on The First Good $10 Commander Deck on Tapped Out

3 days ago

so on tcgplayer the deck is $4.51, you can add some board wipes that target all creatures or everything, like Life's Finale , Plague Wind , or Decree of Pain , some are more than .25c but you can remove a few lands and stay under 10, I bought and played the deck and this is where some of its weaknesses were, not enough things to destroy enchantments and get rid of a board full of creatures, especially if someone has an enchantment that doesn't let you target their creatures

Ripwater on Scarab God Zombie Tribal

2 weeks ago

Hey SirHerpaderp

Training Grounds is an auto include. You should not doubt about it.

Some cards I would add are:

These are just some suggestion (I know they can be a problem budgetwise).

Things i would cut:

  • Corpse Harvester In my opinion a bit too slow and a bit too expensive
  • Geth, Lord of the Vault Your commander does it better
  • Midnight Reaper Think there is better draw then this guy
  • Stitcher Geralf A bit underwhelming and he exiles the targets you want to exile with your god
  • Josu Vess, Lich Knight Way to expensive and you have Army of the Damned.
  • Dark Salvation Way to expensive
  • Dread Summons For the mana you pump into it, it's not a guarenteed hit. For that amount of mana you can cast other stuff or activate your God for more value :)
  • Vanquisher's Banner I would run a Consecrated Sphinx for this
  • Coat of Arms Would get another mana rock for more activations on your god/or another counterspell to protect him. Don't think you need the coat and often it can work against you.
  • Hopefully these tips will help you a bit and don't underestimate the power of your commander, really play him in a bit of a aggro/control version. But always keep mana open to activate him!

    Gorky on Skittles the Aids Dragon

    1 month ago

    I'd recommend running atleast one ore two more boardwipes, while Crux of Fate is great with Skithiryx stuff like Damnation , Mutilate , Black Sun's Zenith and Decree of Pain should be considered aswell. :D

    Expedition Map can help you find Urborg or Cabal Coffers if you are missing one of the two.

    If you are looking for more consistency Beseech the Queen is a nice 3 Mana tutor and Diabolic Tutor get's the job done aswell.

    Hope any of this helps you :D

    Raging_Squiggle on Flashing in Notion Thief to ...

    1 month ago

    Destroying all creatures and drawing the cards are all part of the effect from Decree of Pain , meaning once Decree begins resolving, they will all happen before any player is given a round of priority.

    You can either cast Notion Thief before Decree resolves, which will destroy Notion Thief before the cards are drawn, or after it has resolved which by that time the cards will have already been drawn. There is no middle point.

    PlatinumOne on Flashing in Notion Thief to ...

    1 month ago

    you can cast Notion Thief in response to Decree of Pain being cast, but it won't steal the card draw. the Notion Thief will no longer be in play when the card draw from Decree of Pain happens.

    SaltySpecula on Flashing in Notion Thief to ...

    1 month ago

    So if my opponent casts Decree of Pain , is there any point on the stack someone can flash in a Notion Thief so that it steals the card draw?

    Snap157 on The Orzhov Syndicate desires an ...

    1 month ago

    Animar is a creature based deck. You have some of the best sweepers ever in your colors. Use Toxic Deluge , Wrath of God , Damnation , Fumigate , Cleansing Nova , Terminus , Hallowed Burial , Rout , Decree of Pain , and others to beat it. I would include 6-7.

    Killing animar is next to impossible in your colors. Maybe consider Unstable Obelisk ?

    Cards such as Torpor Orb , Lethal Vapors , Curse of Exhaustion , and Humility can help a lot too. Good luck!

    triproberts12 on Dimir Rot

    1 month ago

    For lands, Cabal Stronghold doesn't make any sense. You're running 7 Basic Swamps. If you wanted to put in Cabal Coffers with Urborg, Tomb of Yawgmoth , that could work, but I doubt you want to put your money there. Cascading Cataracts, Waterveil Cavern, Survivor's Encampment, Shimmering Grotto, Rupture Spire, Guildmage's Forum, and Gateway Plaza should be the next to go. You're running a 2-color deck, so you don't need such bad fixing. I'd also lose Everglades.

    Nighthowler is the only really bad creature that I see, although you'll probably want more if you're on the self-mill plan. Triskaidekaphobia and Tree of Perdition are cute. I don't think I would run that, but if you're going to, run Clutch of the Undercity and Dimir House Guard to tutor up the pieces.

    Spinal Embrace is a cool card, but it's pretty inefficient. For that kind of mana, you could be running Kindred Dominance , Crux of Fate , Deadly Tempest , Decree of Pain , Extinguish All Hope , or Life's Finale (I would go with this one, given your commander). Cancel is a no-go. Counterspell , Negate , Swan Song , Countersquall , Dissolve , Arcane Denial , Disallow , Sinister Sabotage and Dream Fracture should all be in the deck before Cancel.

    I don't know why you're running Dramatic Reversal , but if you are, you should be running Isochron Scepter for the infinite mana.

    Tome of the Guildpact is pretty bad in this deck. If you want rocks, you should be running Sky Diamond , Charcoal Diamond , Coldsteel Heart , Mind Stone , Thought Vessel , and Talisman of Dominance before you touch that or Darksteel Ingot in a 2-color deck. If you're looking for card draw, Phyrexian Arena , Syphon Mind , Fact or Fiction , Tidings , Sign in Blood , and Night's Whisper are all better.

    If you wanna mill, Altar of the Brood , Mesmeric Orb , Dread Summons , Sphinx's Tutelage , Psychic Corrosion , Traumatize , Patient Rebuilding , Memory Erosion , and Whetstone are all more powerful than Millstone (though I do appreciate it's OG status).

    If you want to see what other people are playing in their Scarab God decks, I recommend checking out the EDHREC page for him.

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    Decree of Pain occurrence in decks from the last year

    Commander / EDH:

    All decks: 0.06%

    Black: 0.56%

    Rakdos: 0.29%

    Golgari: 0.2%

    U/B/R (Grixis): 0.6%