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.

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Pernicious Deed Discussion

Heliogabale on Google Ghave, the Unshackled Search Engine of Doom

16 hours ago

This is a nice idea! I hope you manage to make it work.

You need a Strionic Resonator to double the activations of Ob-Nixilis or Maralen.

Avatar of Growth would be great if you can lay your hands on one.

I am not too fond of the white counterspell sub-theme you have included; with this color scheme you have ample options for removal. Personally I like Vindicate, Anguished Unmaking, Utter End, and Pernicious Deed. With your search to kill theme, Assassin's Trophy and Path to Exile should also be included.

Not sure why you are currently including Gift of Immortality, but adding a Spore Frog and a Necrotic Sliver makes for fun control.

Since your theme is running a bit thin, I see two options to make this deck more efficient : filling it to the brim with tutors, or including an alternate wincon. I definitely favour the second option; and I though you would like it to include your hidden general for flavor. Here is my suggestion for that:

Liliana's Contract and inexpensive Demons, like Desecration Demon, Grinning Demon, Herald of Torment, Indulgent Tormentor, Ob Nixilis, the Fallen, Rakshasa Deathdealer, Soulcage Fiend.

Hope this helps!

ERoss8 on Tough Cuts and a Tide ...

4 days ago

Personally, Manglehorn Urborg Elf Bane of the Living and Prowling Serpopard (unless counterspells are a huge force in your playgroup) could be cut. I'd add at least two more lands (probably 4 more), to reliably cast my spells, especially with Pernicious Deed and similar loops. Elephant Grass is similar to Mystic Remora, but it acts as a Ghostly Prison+. Also, Strip Mine (and similar effects) can be kinda mean, but it’s a good way to end games and deal with Gaea's Cradles and Cabal Coffers

cyclinggamer on muldrotha returns

3 weeks ago

I became enamored of sacrifice a creature to counter a spell + bringing it back and attaching Swiftfoot Boots to it, rinse and repeat.

Not to mention Pernicious Deed to clear the field. And to bring back pernicious deed.

I already have a GB Ishkanah, Grafwidow which runs tokens, sacrifice, and life gain/loss for the win.

Your deck runs more lands than I am comfortable running (basically, I'm too greedy to play even 40 lands, let alone 48). The wizards and drakes and other creatures that sacrifice to counter spells were pretty inexpensive. Made my skin crawl how ugly controlling it got, and how fun it felt.

Bottom line, the store manager even named it "Muldrotha, permanent control"

cyclinggamer on Muldrotha, permanent control

3 weeks ago

My favorite game so far was against a bru pirate deck and another deck that reporte relied on mana rocks. I got burnished heart out a couple times before mana rock guy exiled it by a bajuka bog.

Too soon! Out came Pernicious Deed. Then Daring Apprentice + Swiftfoot Boots. Bring it.

Pirate guy lost his field of pirates and was basically crippled. I ended with cycling Decree of Silence, then carin casting it from my graveyard.

Then Night Soil removed almost all creatures (and kept me alive with a wall of small creatures, leaving my poor The Scarab God to only be able to steal a couple graveyard creatures.

Fun times. Not playing Mudrotha again against the mana rock guy because he'll play a muldrotha killer deck.

VanguardVII on Izoni, Golgari Aristocrat

4 weeks ago

MegaMatt13 Sure, my suggestions would be to cut Golgari Signet, Awakening Zone, Necrogenesis, Pernicious Deed, Saproling Symbiosis, Altar's Reap, Costly Plunder, Grapple with the Past, Grisly Salvage, Regrowth, Kodama's Reach and Cultivate. You can add more creatures with ETB to destroy artifacts or enchantments, creatures that mills you like Stitcher's Supplier and Glowspore Shaman, creatures to draw more like Bloodgift Demon, creatures to ramp like District Guide (this is kinda bad but you can find better ones) and I suggested both Cultivate and Kodama's Reach because you can add Harrow and take advantage by adding World Shaper and Ramunap Excavator . I hope this helps.

Daedalus19876 on Toxic Relationship: Hapatra EDH | *PRIMER*

1 month ago

Patolea: I just don't have enough mass removal in this deck - Pernicious Deed has done great things in that role in the past. I am down to add more tutors, but...

(And I'm so glad you liked the deck! It's one of my favorites, and slowly getting more and more foiled haha.)

The real thing that's interesting me is whether Vraska, Golgari Queen is worth the slot over Phyrexian Arena. I'm tempted, given that once I have a few snakes I can protect her relatively well...

Daedalus19876 on Toxic Relationship: Hapatra EDH | *PRIMER*

1 month ago

SurpriZe: All of the ones that can fetch any of my colors :) so everything except for the three Jeskai ones.

derhealman: Fair point on Diabolic Intent vs Pernicious Deed: I've considered that swap as well, though I haven't ever QUITE decided to do so. I'll pass on Song of Freyalise though: I've never had any issues at all with Growing Rites of Itlimoc  Flip :)

derhealman on Toxic Relationship: Hapatra EDH | *PRIMER*

1 month ago


i would recommend a Diabolic Intent probably for Pernicious Deed . I tried Pernicious Deed] myself and most times its ugly to use it because it kills my entire board also... . furthermore i would add Song of Freyalise instead of Growing Rites of Itlimoc  Flip, as this will give you instant Mana Boost and finally also a deadly Strike. Growing Rites of Itlimoc] i tried myself and for me it was always too slow.

See ya ;-)

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