Grand Abolisher


Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern 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
Archenemy: Nicol Bolas (E01) Rare
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

Jaypay1994 on Clinical Vampirism

13 hours ago

I'd definitely add more ramp:

are all good options for you.

I would also recommend cutting Underworld Connections in favor of Phyrexian Arena . This way you don't have to waste a land/mana to draw.

Cathars' Crusade is a fun generic white card.

Also i'm confused about Spiteful Returned . I don't see a point to it in the deck. Maybe a Grand Abolisher in place to protect your turns instead?

wefal on Land destruction: taboo or legit ...

1 day ago


You need to play cards that punish control players. Ruric Thar is a good example. Also cards that protect you against counter spells like Vexing Shusher . Cards that increase cost of spells like Sphere of Resistance , Defense Grid , Thalia, Guardian of Thraben , Thorn of Amethyst .

More nasty cards against control: Dragonlord Dromoka , Plow Under , Citadel of Pain , Price of Glory , Gaddock Teeg , Grand Abolisher , Conqueror's Flail , Aurelia's Fury , Silence

And if you really wanna watch control player cry: Bazaar Trader + any permanent that doesnt let your opponent cast noncreature spells like Nikya of the Old Ways .

As you can see I know alot of anti control cards. That's because my playgroup is ridden with filthy control players. We're good friends but they just love to play some sort of control.

Baztey on Atraxa Stax

1 day ago

hkhssweiss thank you for your suggestions. As a matter of fact i had been thinking about adding Nature's Claim but iam not sure if its not to specific. Wouldnt it be better to add universal removal like Assassin's Trophy or something of that kind?

I think Silence is a bit redundant to Grand Abolisher is it not?

SynergyBuild on Commanders by Power Level [EDH Tier List]

3 days ago

n0bunga also, I am glad we got that all cleared up. It is a powerful effect on a land, but doesn't have good utility outside of some 1-4 decks, of which Gitrog is the tier 1 list that can use it, Prossh at tier 2, and Muldrotha/Windgrace at tier 3. That is about it that I could argue should run the Beacon, and Prossh runs it as a flex slot. Soren841 just has a different definition of 'good' or 'bad' cards than you. I don't know I am comfortable defining those terms at all.

I think a card like Dosan the Falling Leaf is good, but it is a worse Grand Abolisher in a color with all-stars like Autumn's Veil or the super-interesting rules-implications of City of Solitude , but in Sisay it can be a great fetchable target. Same in Prime Speaker Vannifar or even some Yisan lists, while many don't run it due to it's reliance on instant-speed interaction, despite most being ability based.

But, with such few inclusions, is it a bad card? It isn't a staple, but because of its use at all in cEDH, in comparison to cards like Lava Spike , staples in formats like modern, I could easily argue it to be a good EDH card. Command Beacon I find falls into the category of Dosan, not a staple, useful in a few decks in EDH, but not at all in other formats, for more obvious reasons nonetheless.

I think this makes it pretty meh, but a card that should always be kept in mind for land-based EDH decks and decks that plan to recast commanders.

rgwenceslao on Najeela's Hulk Pod Project (cEDH Primer)

5 days ago

Thanks for the clarification. I have tested this in paper only a little over 5 times and my initial impression is that, my board state always looks aggressive so the tendency is all my opponents leave untapped lands/mana producers after their respective turns. I still can’t seem to find proper timing for the win. So, I’m actually trying to focus on its instant win. The reason why I thought of Silence is that you can cast it on an opponent’s upkeep and try to convince the pod that you are trying to prevent a that specific player to combo off. Then when they resolve it, you go on with the kill. Grand Abolisher was next on my mind because creatures are usually harder to counter especially on a cedh pod. And Flash is definitely way easier to counter.

The deck is really consistent with having a specific win route in hand, it’s just protecting it and timing that I need to improve on. I am also more focused on Najeela win cons for now, maybe because I have a couple of creatureless focused cedh decks so I kinda enjoy the beating people’s faces route.

Forkbeard on Locked Doors

5 days ago

Hey, dajuggerz - saw your note on my page so I thought I'd check out your deck and make a few suggestions. Overall you've got the right control/stax strategy for Teeg but here's a few more 'hate bear' creatures that Teeg likes: Aven Mindcensor , Fauna Shaman , Grand Abolisher , Kinjalli's Sunwing , Mother of Runes , Recruiter of the Guard , Runic Armasaur , Spirit of the Labyrinth , Thalia, Guardian of Thraben & Tocatli Honor Guard

Cheers and good luck with your build!

rgwenceslao on Najeela's Hulk Pod Project (cEDH Primer)

6 days ago

Sorry if I missed this from previous comments but what are your thoughts on Grand Abolisher or Vexing Shusher to add more protection?

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