Pernicious Deed


Format Legality
Pre-release Legal
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Vintage Legal
Casual Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Pauper Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Conspiracy (CNS) Mythic Rare
Apocalypse (APC) Rare
Promo Set (000) Rare

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Pernicious Deed


, Sacrifice Pernicious Deed: Destroy each artifact, creature, and enchantment with converted mana cost X or less.

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Pernicious Deed Discussion

GeeksterPlays on Help With Protection Card Rules

2 days ago

Depending on the colours you run and how much you're wanting to build a deck just to combat that specific token threat, there are lots of answers to pesky token-making decks.

BLACK: Illness in the Ranks, Bile Blight, Engineered Plague, Massacre Wurm could just kill him on the spot, Echoing Decay,

BLUE: Leyline of Singularity, Stifle his Krenko, AEtherspouts attackers, Cyclonic Rift overloaded, Wash Out choosing red, Stormtide Leviathan, Echoing Truth

WHITE: Path to Exile Krenko, Wrath of God, Day of Judgment, Fumigate, Planar Outburst, Lightmine Field, Magus of the Tabernacle, an Elesh Norn, Grand Cenobite will stop him playing anything ever again, Magus of the Moat, Ghostly Prison, Leyline of Sanctity stops all burn spells

MULTICOLOUR: Supreme Verdict, Merciless Eviction, Pernicious Deed,

ARTIFACT: Ratchet Bomb, Scourglass, Maelstrom Pulse,

Or play dirty and play RED back against him; Blasphemous Act, Volcanic Fallout, Pyroclasm, Anger of the Gods, Scouring Sands, Circle of Flame, Mob Rule and take all the goblins and kill him with them!

KabsBUB on Mazirek Sac Stax

6 days ago

While I do like a lot of the combos & the cards you've packed into this deck, I think this deck still has quite a few weaknesses:

1) How do you deal with commander hate? i.e repeated destruction (aside from re-casting it and Sylvan). If you don't have Mazirek, I don't think this deck will go anywhere.

2) Still needs more tutors; your combos are great but I don't know how reliably you'll get them with Sidisi/Razaketh/Diabolic (did I miss something?). How about Protean Hulk, Defense of the Heart or Tooth and Nail? You could always tutor up a combo like Mycoloth + Sylvan Safekeeper or It That Betrays and Sheoldred. Though I know this deck likes it slow and steady, you could also go off on a chain such as Defense of the Heart / Tooth & Nail -> Protean Hulk + Sidisi/Razaketh, sacrifice Hulk -> tutor for Animate Dead (to recur Protean later), protean trigger to tutor any combo 6cmc, Animate Dead the protean, Sacrifice it, grab an Eternal Witness to get your Animate Dead back, rinse and repeat-> Razaketh/Tutor/Sac for Deathrender or Ashnod's Altar -> Razaketh/Tutor/Sac for any creature you want onto the battlefield, starting with token generators (Abhorrent Overlord or Hornet Queen, and sacrificing tokens for mana/tutor and cast all of your colorless artifacts. Akroma's Memorial and Craterhoof Behemoth = GG! It might cost you 20 life or so but it sure will be fun (for you)!

3) Weak to board wipes, takes awhile (unless you have good luck) to reach full potential. Things like bitterblossom just aren't as fun as cheating something like Abhorrent Overlord or Hornet Queen. Also try Living Death just in case someone wipes you.

I would also advise removing some of the weaker mana accelerators: Birds/Elvish Mystic/Deep Shadow and replace it with more....sac-related fodder because they feel pretty useless drawing it late-game.

Yavimaya Elder, Sifter of Skulls or Soldevi Adnate

Instead of casting everything also consider cheating them: Summoner's Egg, Deathrender

Fun cards to consider: (Apologizes if already included)

It That Betrays, Pernicious Deed, Savra, Queen of the Golgari, Endrek Sahr, Master Breeder, Akroma's Memorial, Spore Frog, Carrion Feeder, Volrath's Stronghold, Oran-Rief, the Vastwood, Hardened Scales, Walking Ballista, (control: Contamination, Bojuka Bog)

Helljunction on Teneb-EDH

2 weeks ago

SpacebeestI Usually juste replace a land for Traverse the Ulvenwald, because that's basically what it is early game: I would not cut Worldly Tutor because it's so good early game.

I really like swapping Crypt Ghast for Oracle of Mul Daya. Ramunap Excavator is really good, but I only play it in decks with a ton of self-mill. You should try it and check if your 4-5 fetches/Wasteland are enough for it to be usufull most of the time In my experience, Terastodon can be devastating and your deck could maybe benefit from more creatures. I'm not a fan of Pernicious Deed, so maybe that could be a replacement target?


PartyJ on Harvesting the Goods

3 weeks ago


to give you some piece of advice and to answer a question you left here.

Pernicious Deed always felt lacking in my builds. It's just too mana intensive to really do what you want. It takes a turn to setup and then you need mana again to get it done. Other options like Austere Command or Damnation feel more in place. Unless you are facing token decks, then PD rocks for sure xD

A few cards might be interesting to consider:

Best magical wishes for 2018 and good luck!


formulakid2112 on All the cool kids have Meren Decks!

4 weeks ago


So, I like some of the changes you made, but there are some MAJOR things that you have taken out that need to be in your deck

1.Sol Ring. Uh... why is one of the most busted cards in Magic being TAKEN OUT of your deck??? The acceleration is absolutely incredible. It's a better mana dork!

2.Pernicious Deed. This is awesome. This hoses token decks and a lot of Breya, Etherium Shaper lists. Keep it in.

3.Grim Haruspex. Now, THIS is busted in a Meren deck. When your junk dies, card draw REALLY helps. In the later stages of the game, when you have 15 million mana, you need stuff that you can play from your hand. Grim Haruspex helps with this enourmously. If your decks turn into a competitive staxy build, it breaks parity with your stax pieces.

Your includes are pretty good, but I have some issues with certain cards.

1.Harvester of Souls. This is SO much worse than Grim Haruspex. Now, I know it triggers off of everybody's stuff dying, but costing TWICE AS MUCH as Grim Haruspex makes it useless for generating card advantage.

2.Disciple of Bolas. This card is underwhelming and just doesn't work.

3.Panharmonicon. This is just a bad win more card.

Thousandoaks on All the cool kids have Meren Decks!

1 month ago

markbeloit, Juppe, and formulakid2112 Thank you for your feedback and conversation. I apologize for my delay in responding, I was away from the weekend and didn't have much time to follow up.

markbeloit Regarding your first point, you hit the nail on the head. If money was not an issue for me, I would have included every card you mentioned. I am however saving up slowly but surely for some of those cards, including saving for a box of Eternal Masters for some commander staples.

Regarding your second post, I do have many of those cards you mentioned. For the targeted removal, I do have each of those cards but I have not put them in quite yet. I will put at least one of those in place of Pernicious Deed since it generates too much hate as soon as it lands. I will be tweaking the deck to include each of the mana dorks. I'm going to try and run 3-4 dorks in addition to the 3-4 ramp I have already present. I welcome any additions/removals recommendations. I will also be adding in Fleshbag Marauder, Merciless Executioner, and Butcher of Malakir. Once I build out the deck with cash, I will definitely exploit the Phyrexian Altar combo.

Juppe I like those cards you recommended as I was thinking of adding some width for additional sacrifice triggers. I did get a copy of Life from the Loam over the weekend, so I will be adding it into the deck somehow.

formulakid2112 Great suggestions! I was originally going to run Contamination and Smokestack but the costs were a bit high to include in the first iteration of the deck. The big budget items I decided to add in this round of the deck were Mikeaous, Entomb, Reanimate, and Worldly Tutor. I'll add more as I continue forward. Also, I will be adding in more mana dorks and Protean Hulk this coming weekend.

bushido_man96 Yes, I originally did have Shriekmaw in the initial build, but I removed it because it's evoke cost was only available while in hand. However, going forward, I am leaning toward Fleshbag Marauder since I can sacrifice to itself upon entry.

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