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

DemonDragonJ on All Will Be One

3 days ago

Delta, I have removed Steady Progress and replaced it with Flux Channeler , because you are correct that it is a much more useful card for the same mana cost. However, Countersquall is too good to remove, due to its low mana cost (not many cards in this deck have a converted mana cost of 2) and the fact that it also causes a player to lose 2 life; essentially, it is adding insult to injury, countering a spell and then punishing the player who cast it even further for their audacity.

I actually did have Putrefy in this deck, before I removed it in favor of Assassin's Trophy , which is a superior card in nearly every situation. I actually was considering replacing Recoil with Cyclonic Rift , but I then learned that it costs over $20.00, and I am not willing to spend such a great amount of money on a single card. Also, I have been on the receiving end of the card too many times, and know how painful it is to be affected by it, so I would feel guilty about subjecting other players to that same torment.

multimedia, after much consideration, I have decided that you are correct about Plasm Capture having too strict of a mana cost, which means that I will need to counter a spell with a mana cost of at least 4 for it to truly be worth casting, so I have replaced it with Dream Fracture , which another user recommended to me in another thread. That card may provide the controller of the countered spell with a new card, but it also replaces itself, effectively leaving both players in nearly the same situation as they were before. Also, doing that reduced the average converted mana cost of this deck from 3.70 to 3.68, which, again, is a very good thing.

Recoil is a nice card, but it will only truly be useful if the owner of the permanent that I target with it has no other cards in their hand, which shall force them to discard the card that I returned to their hand, having the same effect as forcing them to sacrifice that permanent. Therefore, I may wish to find a replacement for it, and I am considering Pernicious Deed , since that card is extremely powerful and has the same converted mana cost. It itself is an enchantment, but its ability can be used at instant speed, and can be activated in response to a player attempting to destroy it or return it to my hand, which means that it can act as a deterrent in tense situations. What does everyone think of that card?

Frank_Glascock on Meren of Clan Nel Toth: Dig up her Bones

3 days ago

I find it very interesting that your first tutor is for Sakura-Tribe Elder . I have only played a couple of games with the deck. My first tutor is usually Spore Frog or Sylvan Safekeeper . It would seem your opponents would target Meren. How do you keep her on the board? Is your reasoning that you use Sakura-Tribe Elder to ramp so that you can just recast her?

Has your thoughts on Necrotic Ooze changed? You posted on May 15 on Control_Train's thread, "The other one that I've cut is Necrotic Ooze again, rarely pulled it's weight and often he turned into a sakura tribe elder... Not what I want to do for 4 mana."

I have tried to not add cards that either you or Control_Train are not playing. The logic being why not utilized two players who have games upon games to tune the deck. Keeping that in mind would you think it would be prudent to cut Pitiless Plunderer for Birthing Pod , and Victimize for Worldly Tutor ?

Now, having said that, I now am going to ask your opinion on cutting Mausoleum Secrets for Imperial Seal and Pernicious Deed , Maelstrom Pulse or Casualties of War for Massacre Wurm . The first cut I do not envision being controversial. Imperial Seal is a top deck, sorcery speed unconditional tutor. Mausoleum Secrets is instant speed but requires creatures in the graveyard and only gets a black card.

The second cut may get down voted by you. The deck already plays a top of spot removal and sweepers. Massacre Wurm is already on your radar and it makes another great etb effect at 6 mana for Birthing Pod .

Speaking of Birthing Pod, you only have one good etb creature at five mana in Sidisi, Undead Vizier .

Pikobyte on Muldrotha, the Gravetide

3 days ago

If you go the control-way you need quite a few changes to make this work consistently. Then it’s easy to kill with commander damage. Cards like Pernicious Deed and Night Incarnate help you to keep the board clear. With some sac outlets you could use stuff like Aura Thief to steal enchantments or theros gods and with Mindslicer you can disable your opponents options to deal with your board. With Cyclonic Rift , witness and a sac outlet you can rift every turn. There are more ways to keep control of the game. My Muldrotha deck is a Control deck with pretty hard Control, feel free to take a look at the list and description. I’m sure you will find some more cards that fit your playstyle. Mesmeric Orb is a must in Muldrotha too :-)

Gidgetimer on Overlooked card for potential card ...

3 days ago

Additionally if the third counter goes on during someone else's turn or you do decide to sit on it, Krosan Grip would make it simply "skip three draws". There are other removal that could hit it at 2 if your meta doesn't run specifically artifact and enchantment removal. Mortify , Putrefy , Anguished Unmaking , Pernicious Deed could all get rid of it. You might even just be collateral damage on an overloaded Cyclonic Rift .

cyclinggamer on Muldrotha, permanent control

4 days ago

x12721, I like the idea of Standstill . I already use it's bigger brother, Decree of Silence .

I'm not using the sac etb trio because I already use the hella out of them for my Athreos deck, and people already hate on me for Pernicious Deed - which is a little weaker now that war of the spark has come out.

I'm thinking Massacre Girl might be an include for this deck. I've tweaked this deck some and have not yet updated on here.

Underrealm Lich is an interesting idea, as it also gives some protection from those awful draw/burn decks, by instead putting a card into your hand.

So, suggestions on what to replace? Off limits is Villainous Wealth . While I like Muldrotha, she was the excuse that allowed me to put villainous wealth into commander.

elfric on Pad Farm

3 weeks ago

Pernicious Deed might be the thing for more reactive midrange decks especially with Mnemonic Betrayal but it doesnt fit this deck. especially the green is something i dont wont to stretch the manabase for. yawgwin in general doesnt need cmc3+ cards to proper work here.

Randuir on EJ's Meren

3 weeks ago

For a deck with a relatively high CMC, and access to green, you don't seem to run much ramp. Given your deck's theme, I'd consider adding a Fertilid . I'd also consider adding 1-2 board-wipes. Gaze of Granite or Pernicious Deed are semi-targeted, in that you could avoid killing some of your own stuff, but black has a large selection of board-wipes.

syncronym on Muldrotha, She Speaks for the Trees

4 weeks ago

I see this same thing happening in alot of molly D decks. You use alot of instants and sorcery when you can use a permanent that does nearly the same thing. Boardwipes you should be running Bane of Progress Pernicious Deed Plague Boiler Tranquil Grove Phyrexian Scriptures Oblivion Stone

Mana ramp Wayfarer's Bauble Burnished Hart Command Tower Font of Fertility Deranged Assistant

Target removal Vampire Hexmage Seal of Removal Imprisoned in the Moon / Song of the Dryads

Draw/self mill Mesmeric Orb Chronic Flooding Jace, Memory Adept

Protection Darksteel Plate both boots Voidmage Prodigy Siren Stormtamer - this will protect from Bojuka Bog and alot of other gy exiles while also stopping target removal on muldrotha.

Good adds to think about Dismiss Into Dreams Animate Dead

And the only non permanent spell you should run in muldrotha Primal Surge combo with Laboratory Maniac for those games that just drag on.

These adds (especially the mana ramp) will make the deck run smoother and more consistent.

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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%