Grand Abolisher


Format Legality
Noble Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Casual Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Pauper Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Archenemy: Nicol Bolas (AC2) None
Commander 2014 (C14) Rare
2012 Core Set (M12) Rare

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Grand Abolisher

Creature — Human Cleric

During your turn, your opponents can't cast spells or activate abilities of artifacts, creatures or enchantments.

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Grand Abolisher Discussion

Calebthelion on cEDH: Full Sisay Stax & Hatebear

20 hours ago

This is a pretty neat Sisay build, I like your win-con though I think there are some far simpler combos available to you. I use Cloudstone Curio + Bontu's Monument with Paradox Engine out, used to use engine to play all my legendary creatures and swing table for lethal but this is far more effective and I still have the swing ftw option. It's also simpler to set up than aetherflux as monument is tutorable with sisay so the only piece that isn't is curio which you just grab with Inventors' Fair.

I highly recommend you run some rocks and Gaddock Teeg should be in every sisay list, he just shuts down so much and with yisan in your list you have a great means to break parity. Toss in Kamahl, Fist of Krosa, Seedborn Muse, and Quirion Ranger you'll have all the pieces you need to setup a quick win through yisan e.g. v1: ranger; v2 Grand Abolisher or Gaddock Teeg; v3 Eidolon of Rhetoric or my fav Shaman of Forgotten Ways (for the spicy bio win); v4 Hokori, Dust Drinker; v5 muse; v6 kamahl; v7 elesh norn; next untap destroy all lands and if you have shaman bio to knock everyone down/kill. This is usually pretty easy to pull off once you get a cradle on field and you have a forest to use to untap yisan. I am usually able to win in 2 turns once yisan hits the field. I only take this path if I am unable to combo-off by t4 by either not having the necessary pieces and needing to play out stax.

Titilanious on 8 Rack

1 week ago

@Bloodweb- Grand Abolisher does almost nothing. but chalice is a common counter to the deck yes. And again the chances of seeing that deck in even LGS level very close to 0.

SavannahLion91 on Defend The Parish

2 weeks ago

As good as Emeria, The Sky Ruin is as a card. I don't think it's worth playing in an agro build. There are mono white decks that use that card though. It's called Emeria control. It's basically a white control deck that uses ghost quarters, and Sun titan to keep getting them back. Eventually locking your opponent out of the game. That said Grand Abolisher is a great card in the sideboard against control or tempo decks.

dracoarmy on Defend The Parish

2 weeks ago

I would add a Emeria, The Sky Ruin or Two to the deck. Grand Abolisher is great for a Shield from counter decks.

Spirits on Kaalia, the Goddess

3 weeks ago

Hey nice deck, fellow Kaalia of the Vast player, Kaalia, Mirror Breaker

I don't see any Aura cards, so Stoneforge Mystic is an upgrade to Open the Armory (Or in addition to it).

Razaketh, the Foulblooded is all-star, best Demon of all, should get him in there when you can.

Painful Truths even if cast with + 3 life only gets you 3 cards, not sure the conversion is right there.

Grand Abolisher ability is key, stops anyone casting on your turn, so let's you cast and haste Kaalia of the Vast to get the A/D/D into play. There's nothing else in the game, even Defense Grid hurts you as much as the Opponents. You should play test him, I often tutor for him, just so I can get ahead of the control.

Necropotence is also really good, if you find you have good mana sourcing. Re-fills you hand, and often I'll pull more than my hand size just to ensure I hit a tutor, or a key A/D/D.

Hope you find something here useful. +1

NV_1980 on Master of your Mind

4 weeks ago


Looks interesting. Maybe you could add some additional cards (next to your commander) that ensure cards are kept in hands like Grand Abolisher, Ethersworn Canonist or Rule of Law. For some additional disruption/stealing, I'd add Memnarch; especially because he synergizes so well with Mycosynth Lattice.

I think Counterbalance isn't a very reliable way of countering stuff. You might be better off with a more consistent enchantment like Dissipation Field, As Foretold or No Mercy.

Hope any of this helps. If it did and you'd like me to check out other decks, send me a message. Also, I always appreciate feedback on one of my own decks, so don't be shy and check one out!

Happy gaming!

TheDuggernaught on Selesnya Self Fortification (Pillow Fort)

1 month ago

Enchantress is not played super often in modern as it lacks many of the tools it has access to in legacy. That being said, it is not a terrible deck and can squeeze out free wins in some match ups. The common cards in these decks are Sigil of the Empty Throne, Greater Auramancy, Idyllic Tutor, Utopia Sprawl, Fertile Ground, Story Circle, Ghostly Prison, Starfield of Nyx, Leyline of Sanctity, Privileged Position, and Heliod, God of the Sun. Some lists run Mesa Enchantress and Verduran Enchantress. I feel like running a few is fine, but Eidolon of Blossoms definitely outclasses them as he is also an enchantment. There are also a few fun tricks you can do with Mirrorweave.

Overall, the most important thing is to narrow the deck down to 60 cards. This is especially true if you want the deck to be more consistent as you then up the statistical odds of not only drawing your best cards, but the cards you need when you need them. Cards I would consider cutting are Authority of the Consuls, Anointed Procession, Heroic Intervention, Amulet of Vigor, Eldrazi Monument, Godsend, Spear of Heliod, Aegis of the Gods, Archetype of Courage, Archetype of Endurance, Grand Abolisher, Sigarda, Host of Herons, Karametra, God of Harvests, and Trostani, Selesnya's Voice. I would also maybe cut Gideon, Ally of Zendikar -- but he is pretty dang good in almost any deck.

JAPuckett85 on Soul Feeder

1 month ago

Protection is Spellskite & Troll Ascetic's ability to regenerate. I don't expect this deck to be competitive, & I pretty much put it together as a way to try to play the janky Sunbond combo lol. I want to try to get it going in casual play. I figured a good alternative target for it would be Troll Ascetic, & he is a good sword-wielder, so i put a Godsend in there. If I wanted to make the deck actually good, I would definitely cut Sunbond & Troll Ascetic/Godsend, put in 4x Path to Exile, focus more on ramping & 3x Archangel of Thune, maybe 4x, and put in maybe a Grand Abolisher or two, and definitely 4x Chord of Calling. My whole purpose here is to try to build a casual deck using Sunbond.

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