Overseer of the Damned

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

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Set Rarity
Commander 2014 (C14) Rare

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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 dies, put a 2/2 black Zombie creature token onto the battlefield tapped.

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Overseer of the Damned Discussion

t3hdarkness on Vaevictis, Permanent Surge!!

4 days ago

The weakest cards after that point are probably meta dependent.

Exploration is purely luck based in your build (Unless your group House Rules Partial Paris Mulligan). When its in your opening hand its fantastic but more often than not its comes down too late to do anything. Deathreap Ritual isn't so great if you primarily play vs 1 or 2 players Herald of Leshrac draws a giagantic target on you vs 2 or more. Aetherworks Marvel probably won't proc very often unless you see a ton of field wipes Void Winnower is good against combo decks and Overseer of the Damned is good against creature and graveyard based decks but both are situational.

Underoath709 on Drowning in Darkness

1 week ago

Damn that Wonder is a spicy include, I totally overlooked it before and I absolutely need one for now.

Living Death has put up results when I played it since I aim to have as many creatures in the yard as I can, which usually ends up being far more than any of our opponents, sometimes even more than them combined. Don't forget a lot of our creatures come in with EtB kill abilities, so consider this is on our turn we can arrange the stack as we want, meaning we can have those creatures go off first. Having a Phyrexian Obliterator, Duplicant, Hostage Taker, and Overseer of the Damned come in and wipe the 4 biggest threats on the board really makes Living Death more viable than you'd think, and with cards like Buried Alive you can pick and choose what you want on your board after the LD. Plus, you can always rip problem cards out early using SG's ability. Your meta might be more creature-heavy though, so be careful if so.

Keep running that Zombie Apocalypse btw if you like it. EDH is the flavor over function format and it's not a bad card at all, especially if you're running as many zombies as you are. My build barely runs any zombies at this point so I saw no success with it, but that card has a ridiculously high ceiling in a deck like this so have fun with it.

I hear you on the Cabal Coffers thing btw. I wanted one for a long time when I first got back into the game, but the more I play it the more I realize how much it sucks for me outside of mono decks. Crypt of Agadeem is where it's at and I'm happy to see it in this list.

So yeah, def like where this is going. Got some real spicy includes with cards like Training Grounds (which I want but am too cheap for after finishing off my modern decks) and Curse of the Bloody Tome which I'm gonna find some ways to add in. Really digging this list though, looks great.

Underoath709 on Drowning in Darkness

2 weeks ago

Hey man, I've been running a deck like this myself, and a couple of points I've been learning while building:

1.) Don't be afraid to use Scarab God's second ability. Ik you're looking to exile as few creatures as possible, but it's way better to use it and cast something like Overseer of the Damned, Sheoldred, Whispering One, Phyrexian Ingester, or Sidisi, Undead Vizier (all of which are great in a UB grave deck). If you can, use other recursion spells first before using this ability, but overall don't be afraid to use it.

2.) Milling is key. Last game I played I dropped a Mesmeric Orb turn 2 and was turning everyone's grave into my own personal toolbox, stealing stuff like Eternal Witness to grab recursion spells back to my hand for even more use.

3.) Graveyard tutoring is important. Cards like Buried Alive and Entomb can drop important cards into the grave to be used by Scarab God, Victimize, Dread Return, Living Death, Unburial Rites, and Ever After, all of which have been powerhouses combined with Buried and Entomb.

4.) Add a couple more board wipes and exile effects to deal with problem creatures on the board. Damnation is a great start, but add a couple more just in case. My personal favorite so far has been Living Death which for SG decks is a total game ender most of the time. Life's Finale acts as a way to tutor up our opponents' creatures while clearing the board, and if you really want to piss off your entire group throw a Cyclonic Rift in there to completely finish everyone off.

5.) I'd recommend upgrading the landbase, which can actually be done in EDH for pretty cheap. Slow fetches, Terramorphic Expanse as a second Wilds, Battlelands ( Sunken Hollow in UB), Tainted Isle, River of Tears are all great duals that work well in EDH. Don't be afraid to play a tapped dual every so often since EDH doesn't really rely on speed most of the time (unless your meta is more aggro than anything). It might be a good idea to check out something like Mutavault too to add to your zombie count.

6.) Counterspells kill a bit of fun in EDH but they can save your ass sometimes. Countersquall, Psychic Strike, and Counterspell are all worth running and pretty cheap overall.

I've got a semi-budget build going on here: ( Toolbox of the Dead ) if you want to check it out. I'm not a great EDH player by any means, but I've definitely been seeing better results with some of the changes I've made by shifting more from zombie tribal -> ETB centric.

So yeah, hopefully some of this helps out.

shmadum on JLK's Shadowborn Apostle l Game Knights #18

1 month ago

Also I'd personally swap Indulgent Tormentor for Overseer of the Damned but thats just me. Oh and Sifter of Skulls gives you some really good sac fodder, it isnt really in flavor tho so meh

SynergyBuild on Whisper, Blood Liturgist EDH: To Make an Omelette

2 months ago

This deck I feel can be made into a powerful combo deck, by abusing Grave Titan effects with Thornbite Staff, and a few other comboes as well.

The main cards to add for this effect would be:

Triskelion and Mikaeus, the Unhallowed for the most straightforward combo, and the Buried Alive you have to put them in, preferably with Rune-Scarred Demon. You recur the Demon fetching Vindicate, then bring the Mikaeus/Triskelion Combo out by sacing the Demon. This means Buried Alive can win the game with the commander as a one card combo. Phantasmagorian can be used if you end up with any number of the combo pieces in hand.

Other cards to add include Imperial Seal, Grim Tutor, Diabolic Intent, Culling the Weak, Dimir Machinations, Corpse Connoisseur, Mana Crypt, Mana Vault, Memnite, Shield Sphere, Ornithopter, Grim Monolith, Phyrexian Walker, Chrome Mox, Lotus Petal, Defense Grid, Dark Confidant, etc.

Some cards I'd just say to look at, but not definitely include are as goes: Toxic Deluge (The best board wipe in the game), Read the Bones, Night's Whisper, Withering Boon, Sign in Blood, etc.

Cards you can drop:

Skirsdag High Priest

Gray Merchant of Asphodel

Kokusho, the Evening Star

Noosegraf Mob

Overseer of the Damned

Skirk Ridge Exhumer

Ulamog, the Ceaseless Hunger

Vindictive Lich

Malicious Affliction

Revel in Riches

Phyrexian Arena

Black Market

Call the Bloodline

Dictate of Erebos

Grave Pact

Ancient Craving

Head CoIIector on 1/2 Shadowborn Apostles. 1/3 Swamps. 1/6 Demons.

3 months ago

no need for giving up black mana with a Forest for Bloodbond March when Woodland Cemetery and Overgrown Tomb exist. That's plenty green spread for one green mana needed, for a recurring effect. That should be a 3 or 4 of though should it go in.

Other fun things you could diversify to. Diversity is fun when you're tutoring the demon you want anyway.

Carnifex Demon
Pestilence Demon
Abyssal Persecutor
Demon of Dark Schemes
Extractor Demon
Grave Pact
Dictate of Erebos
Havoc Demon
Herald of Anguish
Lord of the Void
Ob Nixilis, Unshackled
Westvale Abbey  Flip
Overseer of the Damned
Rune-Scarred Demon
Shadowborn Demon

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