Grand Abolisher

Legality

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

bellyrub on Spy Cat (with Primer!)

16 hours ago

If there is room for it Grand Abolisher could be used as combo protection redundancy.

SynergyBuild on Saskia's Blitzkrieg

1 day ago

Would you consider Grand Abolisher?

+1 for a non-blue deck!

1empyrean on Jodah's Maelstrom EDH

4 days ago

I usually try to combo out as soon as possible when I cast it, taking extra turns, gaining mana to cast more spells, and drawing more cards. The goal is to avoid giving my opponents the chance to use it against me.

My current deck doesn't currently run Teferi, Mage of Zhalfir or Grand Abolisher to lock my opponents, but I do runNarset Transcendent and Teferi's Protection.

Also, it is the reason I am running Talent of the Telepath. Potentially, it could mill out an opponent on its own by finding enough spells to recast it again and again. An alternative, and known combo I am not using, is Knowledge Exploitation, stealing all the instant and sorcery cards in all opponents libraries.

One of my favorite things to do with it is actually to have Metallurgic Summonings, Monastery Mentor, or Ramos, Dragon Engine and just swing for massive damage.

Lastly, one of my wincons is Insidious Dreams -> Maelstrom Wanderer, Eye of the Storm, and whatever spell or spells depending on number of cards discarded will most help you win, usually Karn's Temporal Sundering works well enough.

Hope that is enough of an explanation of things.

Reshaper on Waifus Tribal theme brainstorm

4 days ago

Ill try to keep budget low, I dont know how good you want this deck to be, but we can definitely make it pretty nasty on a budget aside from mana base. I personally think you should focus on B/W/R This gives you good draw, good stax peices, and extra combat turns. Some of these cards have alternate prints that are a bit cheaper. But i think this is a good start

Alesha, Who Smiles at Death Hidden commander

Creature based card draw Mentor of the Meek Mindblade Render

Looting Faithless Looting Cathartic Reunion

Add in a reanimate package Animate Dead Life are some very inexpensive ones.

Combat turns Combat Celebrant Breath of FuryAggravated Assault maybe Relentless Assault Savage Beating World at War Seize the Day

Hate bear Warriors Ash Zealot Aven Mindcensor Tymaret, the Murder KingShisato, Whispering Hunter

Other hate bears Grand Abolisher Harsh Mentor Hope of Ghirapur

Removal Swords to Plowshares Nature's Claim add in more once you find color pie focus

Mana Fellwar Stone Sol Ring Chromatic Lantern Maybe some signets when you figure out what colors your'e focusing on

Artifacts Swiftfoot Boots Lightning Greaves for sure, since you care about attacking, you want to be able to attack as quickly as possible, and be able to protect your most useful attack triggers

Meekstone Since you get untap effects, should really help slow others down. Add in some other stax peices as you get budget if you want to keep tuning it, but alot of good stax cards are a little higher costed

BMHKain on MANY questions about both my ...

4 days ago

One last thing.

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I suppose I should read the card text more carefully to be sure of things. That said, I'll try & reiterate Q1 in a better manner:

1: Grand Abolisher is already online in the case of stuff like Krosan Grip, Nature's Claim, or even the 5 Counterspells.

2: Play Isochron Scepter imprinting Final Fortune.

3: Make a copy of Final Fortune. Play Sundial of the Infinite

4: Cast Apocalypse or Decree of Annihilation (I'd rather the Former...), & respond with Teferi's Protection.

5: Activate Sundial of the Infinite to immediately end the turn. (I could've sworn this was instant speed, so it CAN react to Teferi's Protection...)

6: On the next turn, I get my stuff back, sans hand, & others have just a hand.

I was just wondering if this works this way; that way, I can decide between Apocalypse & Decree of Annihilation. Someone may close this after.

joshthor on Hazezon Muad'dib: Dune-Inspired EDH

5 days ago

any over performers you are finding in this deck in your play? the deck is very different then my list and it seems to have more scattered win cons where mine is pretty one dimensional (though i love that about mine). have you tried Mentor of the Meek, Regal Force? I love those in my decks, they tend to be super good. additionally I find Dragonlord Dromoka and Conqueror's Flail to be fantastic due to thier Grand Abolisher like effects. they tend to enable hard to stop wins.

SynergyBuild on Breed Lethality 2018

5 days ago

Please do!

Hey, if you want to make your deck more competitive, Witch-Maw colors are great for combo.

Hermit Druid is a famous combo, in which if you have no basic lands in your deck, you mill the whole thing into your graveyard. With a turn one Forest + Gemstone Caverns or Lotus Petal or something, by turn 2 you can mill your deck.

Narcomoeba will return from the graveyard to the battlefield, and if you play a land Bloodghast will return too! Fatestitcher can return for a single mana if you need it. As long as you have three creatures, you may flashback Dread Return a Necrotic Ooze back to your library, your whole library is in your graveyard, but remember, Phantasmagorian can discard any cards you may have accidentally drawn.

Necrotic Ooze hopefully has the abilities of Wall of Roots, Blighted Bat, Devoted Druid, Channeler Initiate, and Walking Ballista.

You use Wall of Roots's ability, and get a . Put that mana into Blighted Bat's ability, giving Necrotic Ooze haste. Tap Necrotic Ooze to Devoted Druid's ability, getting , then untap with Devoted Druid's second ability. Tap it again, but this time to Channeler Initiate's ability, and get another mana. Use both Devoted Druid's second ability and Channeler Initiate's ability over and over again to make mana, and put it all into Walking Ballista's ability to put infinite +1/+1 counters on it. Then use Walking Ballista's other ability to remove all of those counters, killing each of your opponents.

Easy win, one card (Hermit Druid), turn 2 win.

Demonic Tutor, Vampiric Tutor, Imperial Seal, Eladamri's Call, Green Sun's Zenith, Summoner's Pact, Worldly Tutor, Eldritch Evolution, Sylvan Tutor, Grim Tutor, Beseech the Queen, and cards of that nature can fetch it up, leading to ~20 "one card combos".

Cephalid Illusionist + Nomads en-Kor also allow you to mill out your whole library, winning in the same method, and do not require you to run no basic lands!

Flash + Protean Hulk also allows you to find Grand Abolisher, Cephalid Illusionist, and Nomads en-Kor, allowing you to win turn 1, if you have Lotus Petal or Gemstone Caverns or Mana Crypt or Chrome Mox or Mox Diamond, a land, and Flash + Protean Hulk, isn't that a fast win!


Other than that, self-mill combo-decks that put their whole library into their graveyard all are able to protect against the likes of Faerie Macabre and stuff of that nature by running Memory's Journey and Deep Analysis and Phantasmagorian, so if they attempt to exile some of your combo, you can shuffle it back into your library, draw it, and discard it all to save yourself! Krosan Reclamation, Think Twice, and stuff of that nature are occasionally run too!

SynergyBuild on [List - Multiplayer] EDH Generals by Tier

1 week ago

Kess is a powerful grixis twin list, Jeleva is grixis storm.

I honestly would argue against Karona, the False God being a worse commander for a twin list than Kess, Dissident Mage. Having access to better removal like Swords to Plowshares, Nature's Claim, etc. and Grand Abolisher, Abrupt Decay, Silence, Autumn's Veil, Life // Death and other such cards I think would be a useful addition.

To be honest, I think they would simply be different, neither worse, nor better.

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