Pernicious Deed

Legality

Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Custom Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Oathbreaker 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

Enchantment

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

Pernicious Deed Discussion

xaarvaxus on Storytime With Muldrotha

3 days ago

Indrik Stomphowler is probably better off becoming Thrashing Brontodon , the more you can control when it dies, the sooner you can recycle it with your commander.

Pernicious Deed and Blast Zone make for good reusable boardwipes.

Mystic Remora is a great card draw engine. I'd consider using Mind Stone and Commander's Sphere for mana rocks to cycle for card draw as well.

The cards in your maybeboard that I think you should strongly consider adding: Siren Stormtamer , Sidisi, Undead Vizier and Glen Elendra Archmage . I'd try to cut down the number of instants and sorceries some to get more permanents of different types to constantly be recurred for value each turn.

Dango on Yawgmoth, Master Eugenicist

2 weeks ago

Might just be me, but I can't conceivably picture Yawgmoth outside of mono-black given the lore implications and in-game cards referencing Yawgmoth.

I believe the only two white cards referencing Yawgmoth in flavor text are Death Grasp and Soul Link , but the white isn't necessarily depicting Yawgmoth as much as it does Urza in these cards. Through a similar vein, the only other cards outside of mono-black that mention Yawgmoth in flavor text are of a Grixis shell with the exception of Pernicious Deed . Even then, none of which outright depict Yawgmoth outside of mono-black because they're often portraying other characters for the color pairings. Every card that namely references Yawgmoth in the title is mono-black, so I just can't quite see him being anything else besides that.

Any depiction outside of Yawgmoth, Thran Physician era Yawgmoth is either going to be overpowered or underrepresented as well. I would even argue the face card he did get undersold him marginally. The tricky thing with Urza and Yawgmoth is that they're such powerful entities that I'm surprised they actually got a face card in the first place.

multimedia on Muldrotha Value

3 weeks ago

Hey, several good cards here especially in the manabase. Consider expanding on the value you can get from Muldrotha?

Budget cards to consider adding:

  • Command Tower : one of the best lands for multicolored Commander decks.
  • Mystic Remora : one of the best repeatable no mana cost sources of draw in multiplayer Commander. Don't pay the upkeep cost on your turn and play it from your graveyard with Muldrotha to potentially draw cards during each of your opponents turns. Play it early game and it can give you a big advantage.
  • Animate Dead : powerful reanimation enchantment that can target any creature in any graveyard including your opponents.
  • Pernicious Deed : versatile repeatable nonland permanent board wipe because you have some control over what's destroyed. Pay five mana to destroy nonland 5 CMC or less cards which doesn't destroy Muldrotha.
  • Commander's Sphere : ramp, sac it to draw a card.
  • Mind Stone : ramp, sac it to draw a card.
  • Coiling Oracle : two drop, mana efficient creature to get value with Muldrotha.
  • Buried Alive : tutor for three different creatures and put them into your graveyard to then play them from your graveyard with Muldrotha.
  • Vessel of Nascency : repeatable way to search top of library for certain cards, the cards you don't choose go to the graveyard which fuels Muldrotha.
  • Wood Elves or Farhaven Elf : ramp, Wood can search for a dual land: Overgrown or Breeding. Farhaven can search for a basic land and both of these puts the land you searched for onto the battlefield.
  • Seal of Primordium

Cards to consider cutting:

  • Ipnu Rivulet
  • Leechridden Swamp
  • Quest for the Gravelord
  • Carapace
  • Font of Fertility
  • Seal of Removal
  • Unhallowed Pact
  • Burnished Hart
  • Golgari Cluestone
  • Slum Reaper
  • Splinterfright

multimedia on Superfriends Staples??

1 month ago

The Oaths are good as a budget options with Planeswalkers: Oath of Nissa , Oath of Liliana and Oath of Jace . Oath of Nissa can help to color fix for Planeswalkers, good with a budget Sultai manabase. Grateful Apparition can be another repeatable source of no mana cost proliferate. Pir, Imaginative Rascal is a less expensive price Doubling Season effect.

Pernicious Deed is powerful because it destroys all nonland permanents except Planeswalkers equal or less than the amount of X you pay. Spore Frog can be a repeatable Fog which is good to protect Planeswalkers. Vessel of Nascency is a budget way to repeatedly try to find a Planeswalker and put it into your hand while also filling your graveyard for Muldrotha. Kaya's Ghostform can reanimate when the enchanted Planeswalker/creature dies or is exiled. Interplanar Beacon is more budget color fixing for Planeswalkers.

multimedia on Something With Lands and Stuff

1 month ago

Hey, good budget Windgrace deck, nice Dark Depths :)

Cards within this deck's budget to consider adding:

  • Mina and Denn, Wildborn : additional land per turn, landfall/trample enabler.
  • Nissa, Vital Force : make a land into a 5/5 creature, or return a permanent to your hand, or fast emblem her ultimate is busted with land strategies.
  • Deathrite Shaman : exile yours or your opponents land in graveyards for ramp, repeatable graveyard hate.
  • Budoka Gardener : put a land from your hand onto the battlefield, late game repeatable source of big creatures.
  • Beast Within : instant speed permanent removal, staple budget green card in Commander.
  • Pernicious Deed : nonland permanent board wipe that you can control how powerful it is.
  • Animate Dead : staple black card in Commander, can reanimate any one creature from a graveyard including your opponents.

Gardener is included in the Nature's Vengeance precon.

Cards to consider cutting:

  • Zendikar Incarnate
  • Loyal Guardian
  • Rubblehulk
  • Baloth Woodcrasher
  • Charnelhoard Wurm
  • Savage Twister
  • Rampant Growth

Budget land upgrades to consider:

Use Stage to copy Dark Depths , this makes you put original Depths into your graveyard. The copy of Depths which is Stage doesn't ETB so it doesn't get ice counters thus can sac it right away and get Marit Lage which puts Stage into your graveyard. Both Depths and Stage will end up in your graveyard to be conveniently reanimated with Windgrace's -3. Good luck with your deck.

Ehsteve on Lord Windgrace Sits Behind A Chasm

1 month ago

Times are changing!

With Modern Horizons, now seems like the time to make a few key changes to hopefully not only improve the consistency of the deck but also add in a few new fun tools.

Old and busted:

Squandered Resources : I can see why this is appealing in the mass land destruction or fast mana decks, but honestly it didn't play out great in this build because the finishers aren't exactly that fast, or a few extra mana is unlikely to change the outcome (one or two Cabal Coffers + Urborg, Tomb of Yawgmoth is usually enough, and not only that, far more consistent with searching effects).

Luxury Suite : The mana base is slowly taking the desired shape, as before it was very much mirrored on all three colours with very few red or black cards. I've found consistently that a R/B untapped source is underwhelming and does very little to help ramp out early game and there is an oversaturation of fixing already present.

Rakdos Carnarium : Same issue as above, I used to feel that the third bounceland for the bounce effect was enough, but looking at the results I feel like this is an easy cut, the R/B fixing is good enough in this deck to not need to warrant another.

Drownyard Temple : while it may seem an easy addition, the effect has been lacklustre, at best a sac outlet for The Gitrog Monster or Glacial Chasm at best, but that doesn't feel like a consistent or effective gameplan.

New hotness:

Blast Zone : I have good feeling about this card; it has utility, it is a mana sink, recur it as you will. It's like a second Pernicious Deed with less steps.

Nurturing Peatland : G/B mana fixing, draw a card, easy include.

Mina and Denn, Wildborn : Am testing this out mainly because unlike Wayward Swordtooth it has a secondary ability that may be of use for interactions like protecting Glacial Chasm from removal, while also allowing a second landfall trigger if needed or simply as a way to pitch a land to Lord Windgrace ticking up.

Wrenn and Six : I'm big on this planeswalker in this particular build because Exsanguinate , Torment of Hailfire , Splendid reclaimation, Hour of Promise , Windgrace's Judgement and Scapeshift are all prime targets for recursion with retrace. The tick up is relevant, and the tick down...well like Lord Windgrace 's ultimate we'll just forget about that one and move on.

I have a good feeling about all these changes, let me know if there are any changes you would also suggest ( Tectonic Reformation was on the cards, but can't see another good target to cut and am unsure whether it is just another situational enchantment).

The land base has gone down for 42 to 41, but this should not massively effect the consistency of land drops.

multimedia on Lord Windgrace Landfall Matters

1 month ago

Hey, looks good, but consider cutting several of the high CMC creatures for more support? In my opinion you don't need the high CMC creatures such as Thantis, Savageborn, Soul of Innistrad, Whiptongue, Crash, Emissary of Grudges, Guardian, Flameblast, etc. These creatures are all lackluster compared to the other high CMC creature of the same mana costs. If this was a budget deck then sure include several of these creatures, but this isn't a budget deck therefore you don't need them.

Cards to consider adding:

Cards to consider cutting:

  • Crash of Rhino Beetles
  • Emissary of Grudges
  • Flameblast Dragon
  • Loyal Guardian
  • Savageborn Hydra
  • Soul of Innistrad
  • Thantis, the Warweaver
  • Turntimber Sower
  • Whiptongue Hydra
  • Xantcha, Sleeper Agent
  • Yavimaya Elder
  • Darksteel Ingot
  • Lavalanche
  • Savage Twister
  • Ruinous Path
  • Fury Storm
  • Consign to Dust
  • 1x Swamp

match_lighter on Unbound Hydras

1 month ago

Firstly Pernicious Deed is not modern legal, secondly three Lazotep Plating feels bad, especially in the mainboard, I would move at least one to the sideboard in exchange for more removal, and maybe another one for the third stubborn denial. I don't like Kalonian Hydra because it feels win more and would remove at least two from the deck, in its place I would add either a Mistcutter Hydra if your meta has a lot of control decks, or Polukranos, World Eater if your meta has a lot of creature based decks. It is a cool deck that definitely needs tuning, though I like going into BUG colors rather than Gruul, as it gives you more interaction, I would run with that idea of interaction. Hope I've helped.

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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%