Overseer of the Damned


Format Legality
Pre-release Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
1v1 Commander 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


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

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

2 weeks 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.

1 month 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

Drimilyon on Toshiro UmezawAH MY GOD I'M DEAD

1 month ago

The main thing I see here is not having big finishers. Sure, kill your opponent's creatures but then what? You need something to end the game. You have some good creatures there. I think you should take out Nightveil Specter (if you play against a different color you can't cast anything) and Rakdos Cackler for Vampire Nighthawk and Skinrender (he can also act as a removal).

Having 2-4 bombs that actually win the match is the important part. I'd take out Toshiro Umezawa. He needs to have a creature die, which means you probably used a removal, and if you want to cast another one you can just cast it from your hand instead of playing with your graveyard, that's not what the decks does... Good bombs like Grave Titan, Overseer of the Damned, Massacre Wurm (Works well with your removals) and Kalitas, Traitor of Ghet can REALLY change the game.

Also, get yourself some ways to draw cards. You get more removals, and you cycle through the deck to reach the cards you need. A bomb, a special removal, idk, something. Erebos, God of the Dead can cycle nicely and she's a big creature. Mikaeus, the Unhallowed is also great. Never mind the thing about humans, he buffs your creatures and gives them Undying which is really good. Bonus - creatures with ETB (enter the battlefield) effects can work well with it because they do their effect twice. Skinrender which I mentioned earlier can be used as a removal twice in a match, or just used to weaken enemy bombs.

You could swap Hero's Downfall for Vraska's Contempt. 1 more mana but takes care of indestructible and gains you some life.I don't think Bojuka Bog fits this deck, I'd take it out for Cabal Coffers but if you're on budget, just another Swamp.

Now when I think of it... Having so many removals in one deck can be cool, so nvm my earlier comment hahaGood luck with this deck man, it looks REALLY cool and has great ponential!

elgosu1337 on What a Horobi-le Night to Have a Curse

1 month ago

Really like the Horobi interactions you've included throughout the deck. Tetzimoc, Primal Death is a useful one you can keep in your hand to destroy creatures for 1 mana. Sacred Armory doesn't seem very mana-efficient.

If you can clear the board, Phage the Untouchable is a good wincon.

Colossus of Akros and Elbrus, the Binding Blade  Flip could be big tramplers. Ob Nixilis, Unshackled should get pretty big as well.

Overseer of the Damned and Army of the Damned could be useful to make zombie armies.

Veilstone Amulet might not help much because your creatures die once they get targeted, even if you make them hexproof. You also don't have many instants to preemptively trigger it.

Eldrazi Monument and Soul of New Phyrexia could be helpful to keep your creatures alive.

Baleful Force is great for card draw if you can keep it alive. Promise of Power is another good draw spell.

Staff of Nin seems a bit overpriced for the effect.

Kormus Bell allows you to destroy all your opponents' lands if someone plays an Urborg.

You probably have enough removal that you can drop Reiver Demon.

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