Pernicious Deed


Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Masters 25 (A25) Rare
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.

Pernicious Deed Discussion

RoaringBunny on Gyrus -1/-1

5 days ago

I do not have much experience with -1/-1 counters in EDH. I have tried to build a deck based around them a few times but was never satisfied with the results. I am primarily going to focus on improving the decks other components. Judging by some of the card selections I am going to assume this is somewhat budgeted and will try to keep that in mind with the suggestions.

Jund provides access to some really good removal that I think you should consider: Terminate , Bedevil , Abrupt Decay , Assassin's Trophy , Windgrace's Judgment , Maelstrom Pulse , etc.

Pernicious Deed and Blasphemous Act are pretty reliable board wipes.

If you want to speed things up you could try increasing your artifact ramp. I am a big fan of 2 cmc rocks, you are already running the signets but there is also Talisman of Indulgence , Talisman of Impulse , and Fellwar Stone not mentions a slew of rock that make colorless mana. There is also an unexplained absence of Sol Ring ...

If you find yourself with lots of mana and nothing to use it for Fevered Convulsions is thematic.

Phyrexian Arena is a card I staple into every black deck.

Heroic Intervention is another card I try fit into every deck possible.

Mikaeus, the Unhallowed combos very well with -1/-1 counters in general and especially with persist creatures but he is pricey.

Skithiryx, the Blight Dragon and all his infect friends deal damage the same way wither creatures do but kill opponents more quickly. Skithiryx is expensive but most other infect creatures are not if you want to consider an infect sub-theme.

Hard for me to tell without playing the deck the only cycle abilities I see are on your lands, does that allow you to get enough value out of Archfiend of Ifnir ?

You should try to get as many shocks and fetches as you can to improve consistency.

Hope this is helpful.

Dango on Banana Seasons Past Control

5 days ago

SynergyBuild Seedborn has been great honestly. I've had it stick for several turn cycles on multiple occasions. It avoids a lot of Pernicious Deed s and Toxic Deluge s fairly well (I ran Yahenni's Expertise at one point, which Seedborn is also out of range of). Now, Notion Thief is something that I don't expect to last long. I usually expect it to bait answers, but I'll cast it on a greedy player's explosive turn to punish them and develop card advantage in the process. If they're smart, they need to find an answer to remove it. However, this guy can really disrupt someone's plans for a turn which works well with my gameplan because I can stall them out.

Chain of Vapor was removed in favor of permanent removal such as destroy and exile effects. I've found myself not needing it, even to protect something on my board.

Pikobyte on Muldrotha Value

1 week ago

Not a bad starting list. Let me suggest some cards that perform really well in my Muldrotha:

Muldrotha tends to be a prime target for removals, some additional protection wouldn’t harm. Diplomatic Immunity and Curator's Ward do the job well.

Phyrexian Tower is a better sac outlet than High Market playing both is nice too.

Aura Thief steals goodstuff like Mirari's Wake , Propaganda and many more.

Mindslicer prevents you from surprises like Cyclonic Rift unless they’re topdecked.

Night Incarnate is a nice way to deal with tokens, goblins, elves etc.

Pernicious Deed is a highly feared and recurrable reset button.

Havengul Lich lets you cast more than 1 creature for just 1 colorless extra and even opponents creatures.

Finally Defense of the Heart and Treachery are really broken with Muldrotha.

There are just so much nice cards to play with Muldrotha and not enough space in 99 cards. Feel free to take a look at my list if you haven’t already. You may find some other well fitting gems too.

multimedia on Windgrace us with his lands

1 week ago

Hey, looks good, nice start. Creative intro deck description :) Do you have the cards in the maybeboard? There's some cards there especially lands that are better than main deck cards.

I think you're better off playing more basic Forests in place of ETB tapped lands such as Jungle Hollow, Kazandu Refuge, Akoum Refuge, etc. even the Bounce lands even though they have interaction with landfall. Consider more/upgraded land ramp? It helps with more Forests. Windgrace as Commander can benefit from a lot of land ramp because you need lands to fuel his abilities. More land ramp also helps to power landfall creatures.

Land ramp to consider adding:

Farseek, Lore, Skyshroud is dual land ramp.

Cards to consider cutting:

  • Charnelhoard Wurm
  • Garna, the Bloodflame
  • Rubblehulk
  • Whiptongue Hydra
  • Hunting Wilds

Other semi-budget cards to consider adding:

Cards to consider cutting:

  • Lavalanche
  • Ruinous Path
  • Savage Twister
  • Seek the Horizon
  • Stitch Together
  • Consign to Dust
  • Seer's Sundial
  • The Mending of Dominaria
  • Khalni Heart Expedition
  • Acidic Slime
  • Centaur Vinecrasher
  • Worm Harvest
  • Gaze of Granite

DrkNinja on "Bring Out Yer Dead" (Muldrotha, the Gravetide)

2 weeks ago

Seal of Doom and Seal of Primordium are amazing removal that I suggest.

Ground Seal is an amazing card in this deck to protect from targeted graveyard removal.

Pernicious Deed is a must in this deck, it's the best board wipe you'll get.

Conjurer's Bauble + Tunnel Vision + Laboratory Maniac is one of my favorite wins.

If you remove all your basics, Hermit Druid + Laboratory Maniac is a really dumb win.

SporeFrog is disgusting.

I built a Muldrotha deck for my friend, if you wanna take a look for some other ideas feel free too! The Gravetide Don't Care...

mymanpotsandpans on Modern Horizons Announced

2 weeks ago

All in favor of Veteran Explorer getting a reprint slot raise their hands!

No? Just me? Pernicious Deed maybe?

The thing that has me curious the most about this set is, what non legacy, vintage, commander sleeper card exists that they are going to reprint to shake things up? There has to be one card no one has thought of the design team has been laughing to themselves about since day one. Impulse , Exploration , Dack Fayden , Nimble Mongoose all could be pretty sweet.

RoaringBunny on All Bow Before the True Queen

3 weeks ago

After looking at the other comments I agree that there are some upgrades you can make if you are willing to spend the money. I think that Pernicious Deed would be great for the deck as would Toxic Deluge .

A simple and cheap improvement would be the addition of Triskelion , assuming you are okay with infinite combos. Tooth and Nail is a great card and its value if furthered with simple two creature combos like Triskelion and Mikaeus, the Unhallowed .

Diabolic Intent is a tutor that goes along with the deck theme and mechanics.

Mindslicer is another fun piece that hampers opponents more than you. You can easily recur discarded creatures and control deck will have a tough go of it without a hand. Aggro decks will also be impeded by discarding their fuel. At the very least if you can ramp into him turn two or three you will dissuade attackers.

Creeping Renaissance is a personal favorite of mine that rarely see used or mentioned. Allows for a mass return to hand effect with flashback, though the flashback is expensive. You creature cmc is on the low side, will allow you to refill board with mana dorks for more sacrificing.

TheSimikBOat on All Bow Before the True Queen

3 weeks ago

Hey xander11, Great deck!

My suggestions are Grim Flayer , because you may select that you put i your graveyard and you can get good draws; Grapple with the Past to grow the graveyard; and I tink that Pernicious Deed can be a good card for this deck, as a mass removal.


TheSimikBOat :)

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Pernicious Deed occurrence in decks from the last year

Commander / EDH:

All decks: 0.04%

Golgari: 0.28%

BUG (Sultai): 1.13%