Persistent Petitioners

Persistent Petitioners

Creature — Human Advisor

, : Target player puts the top card of their library into their graveyard.

Tap four untapped Advisors you control: Target player puts the top twelve cards of their library into their graveyard.

A deck can have any number of cards named Persistent Petitioners.

Browse Alters View at Gatherer


Have (1) metalmagic
Want (0)

Printings View all

Set Rarity
Ravnica Allegiance (RNA) Common

Combos Browse all


Format Legality
Pre-release Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Vintage Legal
Penny Dreadful Legal
Pioneer Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Brawl Legal
Block Constructed Legal
Standard Legal
Historic Legal
Arena Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Leviathan Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Modern Legal
Highlander Legal
Casual Legal
Pauper EDH Legal
Legacy Legal
Pauper Legal
Oathbreaker Legal

Persistent Petitioners Discussion

GoblinElectromancer on Advisor EDH

1 day ago

Lol I love Persistent Petitioners! You probably have a lot too much land for a deck with only two drops. I would drop down to maybe 33 or 34. Maybe play the following cards: Dramatic Reversal,Counterspell,Thrumming Stone,Minister of Inquiries, and Jace, Ingenious Mind-Mage.

+1 Good Luck!

kpres on Card creation challenge

1 week ago

Azor's Original Guildpact

Enchantment - Saga

1 - While this Saga is on 1, whenever a creature attacks or a player casts a spell, Scry 1

2-3 - Draw a card and gain 2 life

4 - At the beginning of the end step, players can't cast spells and creatures can't attack until your next turn.

How's that for the original guildpact? It's Azorius, and it stops conflict, but not permanently.

Create a nonbasic land card that has the ability "You can have any number of this card in your deck", and does something interesting when you have a lot of them. Think of Persistent Petitioners or Relentless Rats. It should be conceivable that you would be able to win using a deck made of only these land cards.

DanMcSharp on Mill It to Win It

1 month ago


Brineborn Cutthroat is a good card, but it usually shines in decks where everything in your deck can be played at instant speed, it wouldn't be bad in this deck, but it may not be exactly what you need.

Dimir Informant is very underwhelming, if you play it for the surveil you might as well run more Emry, Lurker of the Loch instead.

Merfolk Secretkeeper should be one of your go-to card, you could go up to 4 easily. In fact, you could also run Brazen Borrower 4 times for the control aspect, which means you could also run Lucky Clover, and that would give Emry, Lurker of the Loch something relevent to bring back, since I find your other artifact choice questionable. God-Pharaoh's Statue is situational and Wand of Vertebrae is better used in decks that can make use of their top-deck, like when playing Bolas's Citadel, it's not that great for self-milling.

Speaking of go-to cards, you need 4 Drowned Secrets. Also, Overwhelmed Apprentice is excellent for you and you should run 4 as well, especially if you run Thassa, Deep-Dwelling.

Persistent Petitioners is mediocre at best unless you have 4 advisors in play, and they're your only ones. Normally a deck that runs them will run way more of them, maybe like 20~30 of them since they get around the 4 limits per deck. There's nothing stopping you from running just 4, but they won't accomplish much.

Obviously Jace, Wielder of Mysteries is a must in this deck, but you may want to consider Ashiok, Dream Render too since he can mill 20 of your cards all by himself and still exiles your opponent's graveyard.

I don't think you run enough surveil to run Enhanced Surveillance, and Kiora Bests the Sea God seems out of place since it's usually a finisher in control decks while your plan is just to mill your library. It will rarely be the card you need to stay in control until you're done milling.

Dazzling Lights is pretty underwhelming too, easily something I would take out for any of the extra mentioned above.

Btw I don't mean to sound like "Your deck is all wrong!", it's always nice to see people trying to make decks themselves, it's way too easy to just copy the top meta decks.

Hopefully these suggestions will be helpful.

Funkydiscogod on Fact or Fiction deck Idea ...

1 month ago

Here's an idea: play it as a way to find Immortal Servitude or Rally the Ancestors, and dump every Persistent Petitioners along the way into the graveyard.

SquirrelPenguin on Ikoria Teaser

1 month ago

TypicalTimmy, I agree. especially because it limits cards like Seven Dwarves and Persistent Petitioners which just happen to be in izzet colors

Scallywallwest on petitioner mill

2 months ago

If he got rid of Persistent Petitioners, then it wouldn't be "Petitioner Mill".

9-lives on petitioner mill

2 months ago

If I were you I would get rid of Persistent Petitioners. Too many things can go wrong with turn 4, 4 persistent petitioners. Sure, 12 mill is good, but there are other cards that don't cost as much mana and can mill even more without depending upon the lives of their cards. A single burn card would destroy that whole strategy. I would go Pioneer instead of Modern, as it is more playable. And, I would take the 47 mana cards down to at most 22 or 23. Why do you even have that many lands?

Brutal_B on Phenax

2 months ago

Mindshrieker could potentially be a big flyer. Patient Rebuilding? Hedonist's Trove? Chancellor of the Spires? Mind Sculpt? Leyline of the Void so everything milled is exiled instead. Ashen Powder and Extract from Darkness are always fun in my mill deck.

Then there's always the Persistent Petitioners route...

Load more