Profane Command


Format Legality
Modern Legal
Legacy Legal
Vintage Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal

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Set Rarity
Modern Masters 2015 Edition Rare
Commander 2014 Rare
Duel Decks: Ajani vs. Nicol Bolas Rare
Planechase Rare
Lorwyn Rare

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Profane Command


Choose two Target player loses X life; or return target creature card with converted mana cost X or less from your graveyard to the battlefield; or target creature gets -X/-X until end of turn; or up to X target creatures gain fear until end of turn. (They can't be blocked except by artifact creatures and/or black creatures.)

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Profane Command Discussion

Polupus on The Value of Human Life ~$50

21 hours ago


Thanks for the suggestions! You brought up an interesting point about reach. I've included some Profane Command to fill that role.

Honestly, I have 8 reusable sac outlets and between those and combat casualties, I don't think I need anymore.

Pumping power is fine but pumping toughness is not so good here. If I gave all my creatures x/+1 it would turn off my Desert as a way of getting bodies in the grave. Thanks for the thought though.

TreyV on Budget Black Control ($60)

1 week ago

I dig this.

My suggestions are Abyssal Persecutor or Master of the Feast. Desecration Demon's thing where the opponent can tap him is maddening sometimes. Percy suffers from no such problem, and is Trample. You've got a fair number of ways to get him off the board, too. Master of the Feast is so huge, and so early that people usually wind up using those extra cards to kill him, and if he does whack them once or twice, great!

Also, Profane Command for Consume Spirit. Does basically the same thing (except for the life gain) and then so much more, for the same mana.

TheDuggernaught on Mono Black

2 weeks ago

Crypt Ghast really is not doing much for you in this current list. He is pretty much at the top of the curve... meaning that once you play him, you don't need his ability to give you extra mana since you already have the mana you need to play all your spells. If you want to use Crypt Ghast, it might be helpful to use some X spells such as Exsanguinate, or Profane Command.

lagotripha on Sad Keanu

3 weeks ago

I'd consider Delirium Skeins mainboard- it just sucks the fuel from an opponent, even if it is expensive to cast madness from. I don't feel you have enough creatures to support the use of Grave Scrabbler over Asylum Visitor, especially with the net card loss on Call the Bloodline- Profane Command provides the bonus with a host of other tools, or Call to the Netherworld does it for free without a body.Time for more interesting suggestions- you could up the count of Faithless Looting and run Raven's Crime for Spellweaver Helix, enabling some combo/control. You seem to know where you're headed, so mostly its gonna be searching out and deciding on how to use that discard efficiently. Good luck.

lagotripha on How The Devil Plays MTG: The Mono-Black Primer

3 weeks ago

I've had this list kicking around a while Mono black deckbuilder's toolbox- glad to see someone is putting together a primer.

If you're going to mention the black knights in the 2 drops, Haakon, Stromgald Scourge/Nameless Inversion deserve a mention as they are near essential to that deck's lategame.

Heartless Summoning enables higher CMC play- especially with a full set of kalitas.

Devour Flesh is a decent sideboard card against burn when running creature aggro, and a good non-lifelink lifegain source.

Zombie Infestation/Call the Bloodline make for powerful discard outlets alongside Collective Brutality for discard builds.

Yixlid Jailer falls flat in testing- I'd reccomend taking Ravenous Trap or Crypt Incursion in any situation.

Beseech the Queen enables toolbox play, alongside cards like Dimir House Guard, Dimir Machinations and Shred Memory. Shred Memory is important for Waste Not or Heartless Summoning combo.

Diregraf Colossus is a notable zombie card and decent beastick,

Everlasting Torment helps fight through lifegain and thrun.

Mimic Vat plays merry hell with regular tron, and has the added bonus of interacting with an opponents graveyard using a replacement effect- handy for those Kitchen Finks. Nantuko Husk sees fringe play in zombie builds.

Fulminator Mage is a three drop.

Memory Plunder is an insane answer to snapcaster/cryptic, and solid against anything that casts big spells (reversing a living end combo).

Panharmonicon deserves a mention for more midrange black, enabling some insane play on decks that survive casting it.

You should probably seperate out the x cost cards- Killing Wave/Damnable Pact/Profane Command aren't really meant to be cast for low values of x, and people looking for that slot are likely to miss them.

White splash is strong in vampire/control builds for access to Blood Baron of Vizkopa, Tithe Drinker, Sorin, Lord of Innistrad,Sorin, Solemn Visitor and the ubiquitus removal suite. Green also gives important access to Collected Company(where Temporal Extortion isn't good enough) and Lotleth Troll, a mainstay for gravecrawler shenanigans and etb stuff.

Anything else I can think of would be specific cards for specific decks. One thing that always shocks my opponents is the sheer versatility you can pack into a black fifteen card sideboard- something transformative to handle bad matchups (graveyard and tron) really does change the shape of your evening, although decklist knowledge will allow players to play around this when the decklists are available, at any other time you can absolutely change the shape of your game. 'side 15' is a real thing.

lagotripha on No Friends? No Problem ($20 Infect\Wither)

3 weeks ago

Mono black deckbuilder's toolbox is my big list to help out mono-black players. I can reccomend Endless Whispers to lock out Melira, Sylvok Outcast sacrifice decks. Infinite Obliterationis practical against any similar creature combo. Bad Moon has potential here, but Lashwrithe is a must for the longer-range infect strats. Needle Specter has potential to empty their hand. Profane Command looks good with the fear mode and creature recursion later game. With all that low cost counter stuff, you seem pretty well set up against low cost aggro, but I'd consider Glistening Oil for the card advantage. On that note Delirium Skeins/Wrench Mind sideboard can ease a lot of controlier matchups.

Hexbringer0 on Free, Under the Wind

3 weeks ago

Thanks Opifex,

Brutal Hordechief and any of the goblin cards require me to go wide. This deck does not go wide. This deck levels wide. It buries it.

Profane Command, though very versatile, does not do anything that my deck doesn't already do better.

I don't run enough white creatures to make Brave the Elements worth it over Emerge Unscathed.

Brave the Sands is good. Though i do not ever block, so it would only be for the vigilance and only then on Zurgo himself. so....mehh....

AS for Quietus Spike, if you noticed i keep my equipment to a minimum, and the spike seems to be just more insult to injury in a deck filled with it in the form of land destruction. Loxodon Warhammer would go in, but it already came out and i haven't missed it.

Thanks so much for taking the time though! Cards i am looking to add are primarily better lands and a few more world wipe effects. But for now i am happy with this build. It can be absolutely brutal. Though when isn't unbridled mass destruction?

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