Magus of the Abyss

Magus of the Abyss

Creature — Human Wizard

At the beginning of each player's upkeep, destroy target nonartifact creature that player controls of their choice. It can't be regenerated.

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Set Rarity
Double Masters (2XM) Rare
Commander 2017 (C17) Rare
Future Sight (FUT) Rare

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Legality

Format Legality
Leviathan Legal
Unformat Legal
Limited Legal
2019-10-04 Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Duel Commander Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Casual Legal
Vintage Legal
Block Constructed Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Highlander Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Modern Legal
Legacy Legal

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Magus of the Abyss Discussion

Vash13 on Meren's Gravediggers

2 months ago

If your going for a meren stax build there are some fun cards to consider, Sheoldred, Whispering One is a power house for you and against your opponents, Necropotence should be in every black deck, Grave Pact/Dictate of Erebos both lock out your opponents nicely with all the sacing you intend, Life from the Loam does lots of work in any graveyard deck, if you still want combos and to lock Melira, Sylvok Outcast pairs well with many cards to create grave stax combos such as Woodfall Primus, Puppeteer Clique are good ones to control your opponents graveyard and boardstate, Sadistic Hypnotist can help control their hand, Magus of the Abyss is also fun since everyone has to sac then it can sac itself just to have meren return it at turns end, (on the issue of mana real quick tho since you have all the other mana dorks you might as well pick up an Elves of Deep Shadow to complete.) Combo all this with all the free sac outlets you can find like Altar of Dementia/Ashnod's Altar type cards. well there are others but I think you get the idea, meren works really well with the creature and sac based stax not so much as with the more classic stax requiring tapping and cost shenanigans, tbh meren can be played in lots of different ways, hopefully some of this helps :)

dbpunk on Why Are Empress Galina and …

2 months ago

Tbh theres also better, cheaper alternatives to both.

For Tsabo you have Isochron Scepter and any 2 or 1 mana instant kill spell at 2, you can use Magus of the Abyss, etc. Hell for the same effect nearly exactly, you have Avatar of Woe, which is usually a two drop when you cast it.

For Gallina, literally anything that lets you take control of a creature will do it. Theres plenty of spells that let you steal a creature without paying , and for her mana cost exactly and 1 less power you can use Beguiler of Wills.

Vash13 on Geth

3 months ago

Sheoldred, Whispering One, Mikaeus, the Unhallowed, Triskelion,Phyrexian Devourer, Grave Pact, Necrotic Ooze, Magus of the Abyss, Black Sun's Zenith, Necromantic Selection, I think would all play nicely here plus many more since mike is the key to tons of mono black combos, but wow what a crazy commander, it almost reads "whether I win or not, you won't like me" lol

[email protected]_only on Card creation challenge

3 months ago

Gix, First Praetor

Legendary Planeswalker - Gix

At the begining of each players turn, they sacrifice a non-artifact creature.

+2: Put a +1/+1 counter on up to one target non-artifact creature. that creature becomes an artifact in addition to its other types.

-8: Each opponent gains an emblem with "whenever a card is put into your graveyard from anywhere, you lose 2 life, and each player without an emblem gains 2 life."

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a mix of Ashnod's Transmogrant, Magus of the Abyss, and Bloodchief Ascension, feels kinda neat.

make a white card that draws, but on-flavor for white

harbingerofduh on Snackrifice

7 months ago

Don't forget that you have a second infinite-mana combo here with Endless Cockroaches and Phyrexian Altar. Cast Cockroaches with Endrek on the battlefield; sacrifice the Thrulls and the Cockroaches for 4 black mana; recast Cockroaches for a net gain of B every time.

Suggestions:

  • You're really light on lands. I have to think that you mulligan a ton or struggle to hit the 5 mana you need for Endrek. I'd highly recommend at least three to four more lands, and definitely more mana rocks to ensure that Endrek hits the battlefield fast enough for your combos to kick in.

  • You really want Blasting Station in this deck. When Endrek dumps a handful of Thrulls on the board, each one will create a trigger for the Station's untap ability. Then you respond to each individual trigger by sacrificing a Thrull. This combo turns every batch of Thrulls into a batch of damage, and if you have one of your Phyrexian Altar loops going, it becomes a table-killing combo of infinite damage.

  • You can do way better than Defiant Salvager and Ravenous Harpy. Tar Fiend can devour all the Thrulls it creates in one swoop, becoming a 16/16 and emptying an opponent's hand. Priest of Forgotten Gods is a value machine. Cards like Plaguecrafter and Fleshbag Marauder come down early, help control the board, and are really fun to recur. (Fleshbag Marauder even helps make your Gravecrawler more consistent.)

  • Dross Harvester can basically ensure that you can't be killed by anything except decking or commander damage.

  • Kuon, Ogre Ascendant is almost strictly better than Magus of the Abyss in this deck. Flipping Kuon into his enchantment form is child's play for Endrek, and as an enchantment, Kuon is far less vulnerable than a 0/3 creature that kills itself if you play it into an empty board.

If you're looking for other ideas, I have my own Endrek deck that does pretty similar things to yours: The Bloodthirsty Endrek Sahr

BS-T on Chainer, Nightmare Adept

1 year ago

Magus of the Abyss / Defiler of Souls / Reaper from the Abyss and the under-used Archfiend of Depravity will do pretty well at keeping folks down

phDaemon on phDaemon

1 year ago

Hi Final-Wolf, some of the more expensive dual lands can be replaced by cycling fetchable lands or other things that can provide the dual lands. You can also replace The Abyss with Magus of the Abyss , Chains of Mephistopheles with Mindslicer and Nether Void with another stax piece.

zentahryn on Muldrotha, the Stax Queen

1 year ago

Hi schnernv, sorry for the delay.

I really like this deck.

Winter Orb and some artifact destruction ( Seal of Primordium or Caustic Caterpillar ) work wonders!

Smokestack usually go to 4 counters, cheap permanents are great.

My favorite play is Contamination , locks most of the people out of the game.

Now I need some efficient way to deal with planeswalkers, Pithing Needle is not enough... Thinking about The Immortal Sun or going big with Karn, the Great Creator plus Mycosynth Lattice .

I'm testing some improvements:

Karn, the Great Creator replacing Null Rod .

Rhystic Study replacing Mystic Remora , based on my local meta.

Bloodchief Ascension replacing Magus of the Abyss , Magus never help to much, interaction between Zur's Weirding and Ascension are much better.

Narset, Parter of Veils replacing Chains of Mephistopheles , instant and sorcery spells are too valuable to just throw them in to the grave.

Ashiok, Dream Render replacing Nihil Spellbomb , two for one here.

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