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 (AC2) 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

FiveStarRunner on Mono White Angel

4 days ago

@Jmreas wow Grand Abolisher would be fantastic for my sideboard or as an addition. I think I will as both your cards to my sideboard.

Jmreas on Mono White Angel

5 days ago

I think Grand Abolisher would be a great replacement for Wall of Omens. It would offer you some protection while you are waiting for your mana to ramp as well as offering some additional devotion for Nykthos, Shrine to Nyx.. Also, if you choose to use Luminarch Ascension there is some great synergy..


Avacidal_maniac on Angel Tribal EDH

1 week ago

Some things I would suggest are Magus of the Moat, Grand Abolisher. some removal I would recommend is Path to Exile, you could use it to ramp yourself or to get rid of a scary creature, or just make sure the counter player has no lands with which to respond via Armageddon or if you aren't really one for MLD then Catastrophe does give the option to either wrath of god or armageddon. guess it depends on what is needed at the time

Avacidal_maniac on Lyra Dawnbringer - Tribal Angel

1 week ago

I would recommend a Grand Abolisher since most angels are big and scary and instant speed removal is common, some board wipes this deck sorely needs include: Catastrophe, Wrath of God or Day of Judgment, Hour of Revelation, if you're feeling extra cancerous then maybe Armageddon or Worldslayer. Overall I like this deck, it just needs a little bit more tuning and you can have a brutal battlecruiser style angel tribal.

Kiyomei on Breakfast Hulk

1 week ago

@xEth0sx There is a way to get protection after MUL is on the field... Before that, you are pretty open and don't think it can be any other way because that will mess with the speed this deck runs at... You'll need some extra white mana other than cavern of souls...

Use Mul to return a land; Cavern of Souls (Call humans) and use it to get Grand Abolisher back. and from this point on you should be fine except for faerie macab...

Use led for triple BBB and cast Necromancy or Animate Dead on Phantasmal Image(in the grave) cloning MUL when it enters.

Let the original die and recast led of our new one, crack it for BBB again and cast Animate Dead or Necromancy (one which you didn't use yet) on MUL in the Yard letting The image and necromancy both die...

This will reset the entire loop Again and break you free... from here on you can continue with the normal win with protection...

(You could cut the Probe for Animate dead in this case because you can not do this without it... you'll get stuck with a necromancy on a phantasmal image and an LED on the field again without anything to recur MUL with. you could also get lab man back and use a flashback draw which the deck also doesn't run but that's an enormous hoop to jump through and more mana...)

I've covered a bit of these finds on comments above, and on my copy-deck of Sigi the amazing HULK.

unstablemustard on Kaalia, Winged beatdown

1 week ago

The biggest drawback for my Kaalia deck is when she hits the field without haste. She eats removal in almost every 4 man pod I have ever played against. Hall of the Bandit Lord is well worth the 3 life loss for her. Also Bastion Protector, Grand Abolisher, Fervor, Hammer of Purphoros and Urabrask the Hidden.

Balefire Dragon, Thundermaw Hellkite, Yosei, the Morning Star, Adarkar Valkyrie, Chancellor of the Annex, and Bogardan Hellkite are excellent inclusions.

Might I also suggest Twilight Shepherd and Karmic Guide for that sweet recursion?

Swords to Plowshares and Angel of Serenity for removal. Phyrexian Arena and Bloodgift Demon for card draw.

Spirits on Kaalia in the works(Final Draft Maybe?)

1 week ago

Hi Khentimentu,

Welcome to the world of Kaalia of the Vast, fellow play Kaalia, Mirror Breaker

Dragon Tempest is a CMC2 Fervor, Mother of Runes won't like it but she'll live!

Grand Abolisher is very nice, means Kaalia of the Vast can attack and play an A/D/D on your turn without interference. He is $6 though, so doesn't help your under $200 budget, but you have some room it looks like.

Karmic Guide is pretty cheap, has protection: and has recursion built-in, I really like her, she can be abused too if you choose. Could easily replace Tariel, Reckoner of Souls, he's too random, and can't get your graveyard.

Should also spend the $8 on Master of Cruelties. Instant kill-con.

Terminate is an inexpensive removal, more modular than Condemn. Lightning Bolt feels a little under-powered with all the good Exile in .

Archfiend of Depravity is a reasonably good budget demon. Mortify is a good budget removal spell. Aegis Angel is a good budget angel, and protects Kaalia of the Vast. Bladewing the Risen is good budget recursion dragon. None are auto-includes though, but there's some stuff there they could replace.

Hellspark Elemental feels wrong, does he combo something? No synergy.

Talisman of Indulgence > Rakdos Signet > Manalith (Commander's Sphere is better too, Cultivator's Caravan)

Battlefield Forge is a budget land that can get rid of some of the "ETB Tapped" lands your running.

Crackling Doom feels in the flavor of this deck because of the red spells you play. Thunderous Wrath is awesome to top deck, but sucks in the hand, can always just burn a player if drawn at a inconvenient time. Bogardan Hellkite also feels kind-of in this flavor too.

Flameblast Dragon won't work if he enters tapped and attacking, you'll have to wait until next turn to activate his ability.

Whip of Erebos its $3 I think, but gives all your creatures lifelink, and has recursion build in. Especially great to trigger guys like Rune-Scarred Demon.

I'm testing Demonlord Belzenlok, I think he's going to work out, I have a feeling.

Since your playing Ugin's Nexus, not knowing the commanders, I'm thinking Ob Nixilis, Unshackled might support that too.

Necropotence is $6 I believe, but can help with the draw issues.

Hopefully you find something useful here. Nice build. +1.

jemm13 on Hurloon Brothers - Heat and Treat

1 week ago

Honestly, I'm running 2-3 planeswalkers, Chandra, Bold Pyromancer, the Chandra, Torch of Defiance, and Jaya Ballard, if only because they're extra mana and burn. I might cut them, and other stuff out later. Also I'm running Darksteel Plate to give protection from the burn spells, and may even throw in Sword of Fire and Ice as it gives protection from red, and all of the red board wipes are damage based, thus working even when they are non-targeting.

Also, for creatures, Rhox Faithmender, Satyr Firedancer, Grand Abolisher, Angrath's Marauders, Dualcaster Mage, Felidar Sovereign and Boros Reckoner synergize well with your spells/makes sure they go off. plus the red colored, blue targeting coutnerspells are great for when someone tries to screw over a massive X spell/casting FS/SS.

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