Overseer of the Damned

Legality

Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Custom Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Archenemy: Nicol Bolas (E01) Rare
Commander 2014 (C14) Rare

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Tokens

Overseer of the Damned

Creature — Demon

Flying

When Overseer of the Damned enters the battlefield, you may destroy target creature.

Whenever a nontoken creature an opponent controls is put into the graveyard from the battlefield, create a tapped 2/2 black Zombie creature token.

Overseer of the Damned Discussion

ShikiTen on Teysa Karlov’s Double D’s

2 months ago

The name is why I clicked (despite Teysa being one of my favorite characters in Ravnica's lore). It's a double entendre, something that's used a lot in recognized literature such as Shakespeare. Is this Shakespeare's level? Probably not, but I found it to be a witty name nonetheless. I even told a friend I wished I had come up with it. That alone gets my plus one.

As for the deck, it looks fairly solid. Some recommendations I might suggest include more draw effects. Cards like Grim Haruspex , Mentor of the Meek (you have enough creatures that fit the requirements plus afterlife tokens), Midnight Reaper , Smothering Abomination (if you feel you have the right amount of sacrifice outlets...if not Viscera Seer is a good addition!), and Dark Prophecy to name a few. Ayli, Eternal Pilgrim could help as a good sac outlet as well as removal bonus.

Cards I would recommend cutting are:

Grave Betrayal : Really costly & with all the creature removal you're running, by the time this is out, iit's just win more.

Wound Reflection : Just a win more. By the time you're draining life, you should pretty much win without needing this. Especially given it's cost.

Mirage Mirror : I'm not sure if I'm missing something crazy cool with this, but I don't see it's purpose.

Overseer of the Damned : With all the Grave Pact effects you have, this one seems subpar. The zombies tokens sure seem great, but this is something I would cut if you're trying to lower converted mana costs. (I understand if you decide not to cut him though as I do see the work he can pull)

Magus of the Coffers : In mono black I can see running him, in 2 colors, Cabal Coffers is sufficient. If anything, I would run Nirkana Revenant over thihs guy.

HongerigeHenry on Zombie Tribal

3 months ago

ColonelCreampuff, thanks for your comments! You are totally right regarding the high cost creatures, as Josu Vess, Lich Knight is also playable for 4 mana (and probably wins the game at 10), and Lim-Dul the Necromancer & Rot Hulk are so powerfull in combination with the Zombie Tribal theme, I decided to keep them. I did replace Overseer of the Damned for Grimgrin, Corpse-Born , thanks for the tip!

Furthermore, replaced Necromantic Selection and Plague Wind with Bontu's Last Reckoning and Diabolic Intent which will also provide the answers I need but are easier to cast.

Again thanks a lot for the advice! :)

Ixthinon on Yarrrr-gle

3 months ago

Overseer of the Damned fits with your creatures that kill theme too.

Shizo, Death's Storehouse for some added evasion.

ColonelCreampuff on Zombie Tribal

3 months ago

First off, I love both the choice in tribal as well as the commander! As someone who has been running and refining a zombie tribal deck for a couple years now, I can see that you've got some great choices in there. From what I noticed, (on the mainboard, I didnt check too much of the sideboard,) you fell into a bit of a zombie tribal trap. There are a lot of cards that create soooooo many zombies that it feels wrong to not run them. But in my experience, you never really have all the mana to use these big swinging spells effectively. Josu Vess, Lich Knight is a great example of a card that would pretty much close out a game, except she sits in hand and never really gets to the point where you can kick her. There are just a lot of cards that you can't get out cuz dimir just doesn't get the kind of ramp to run them. The cards that i would say fall in this too expensive to be worth it category are Josu Vess, Lich Knight , Lim-Dul the Necromancer , Overseer of the Damned , Rot Hulk is a really good card and might just push that boundary of good enough to be worth the mana, I'd keep it in and see how the deck feels, In Garruk's Wake , Kindred Dominance , Necromantic Selection , and Plague Wind . The last four are tremendous board clears, but are not really worth the mana for it when you could throw in some sacrifice fun stuff to clear out an opponents board, because The Scarab God basically means that no matter the creature, you'll essentially always have two. Again, this is a pretty easy trap to fall into, it just makes the game unfun when you sit on these huge uncastable spells.

Beyond that, there are some card choices that are maybe a bit meh, but frankly it just isn't the end of the world. One suggestion that I feel duty bound to make is Grimgrin, CorpseBorn. With tokens, he is unstoppable, and if you have The Scarab God out, you can bring back anything that you sack to Grimgrin. One last note as well is to be careful with the amount of non-zombie creatures in the deck. It comes back to bite you more often then you'd think. Overall, this is a great deck and there's even some cards in here that I plan on adding to what I thought was an optimized deck! Definitely a +1 and I'm interested to see where your deck goes from here!!!

SomaUlte on Demon's Chaos

3 months ago

Good demons you might want to take a look at Herald of Anguish , Reaper from the Abyss , and maybe Overseer of the Damned .

thirstythirstin on Mikaeus, the Unhallowed

3 months ago

You have a lot of sorceries. They're not necessarily bad, but they are taking up space where zombies could be. You can get rid of innocent blood (use fleshbag marauder instead), aether snap, twilight's call, life's finale

You don't really need vensor's journal or whispersilk cloak. You don't really have big creatures that do anything on combat damage to a player.

For instants I think tendrils of corruption, grasp of darkness, murder, go for the throat, and doom blade do well in mono black

And you got some jank creatures. What is that vulture? no. No dross hopper, no gangrenous zombies, no zombie brute, gutless ghoul is kind of crap, you have a lot of things with activated abilities and I just don't think you're going to be using them that much.

You also don't have card draw. You have a sign in blood and that's it really. Black has some good pay with life card draw cards.

You have the sanguine bond/exquisite blood combo, but your sanguine bond is completely useless. You don't gain any life except from vensor's journal and you don't have much card draw, so it's not going to do much.

Good zombie cards to add: Fleshbag Marauder (so good with mikaeus) Ghoulcaller Gisa Ghoulraiser Graf Harvest Grave Betrayal Grave Defiler Graveborn Muse Gravecrawler Infernal Caretaker josu vess Liliana's Mastery Lord of the Accursed Maalfeld Twins Necromancer's Stockpile Necromantic Selection Noosegraf Mob Open the Graves Grave Titan Liliana's Reaver Cadaver Imp Corpse Connoisseur Accursed Horde Archdemon of Unx cemetary recruitment Cryptbreaker Diregraf Colossus Doomed Dissenter Empty the Pits (is hilarious) Ever After Overseer of the Damned Plague Belcher Rakshasa Gravecaller Relentless Dead Risen Executioner Rot Hulk Shepherd of Rot Stir the Sands Zombie Infestation

I think I have some of these. You can have them if I do

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Overseer of the Damned occurrence in decks from the last year

Commander / EDH:

All decks: 0.02%

Black: 0.22%

Rakdos: 0.2%