Reaper from the Abyss

Reaper from the Abyss

Creature — Demon

Flying

Morbid - At the beginning of each end step, if a creature died this turn, destroy target non-Demon creature.

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Set Rarity
Commander 2014 (C14) Mythic Rare
Innistrad (ISD) Mythic Rare

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Legality

Format Legality
Modern Legal
Block Constructed Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
2019-10-04 Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Casual Legal
Vintage Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
Limited Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Highlander Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Unformat Legal

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Reaper from the Abyss Discussion

Tzefick on Taborax's Apostles of Despair

1 week ago

Very nice alternative. I must say I think your list of searchable demons is a little thin and not that much utility to get. It appears you mostly have demons that grant card draw in some fashion.

I would probably put in something like Archfiend of Depravity or Pestilence Demon for swarm control. And I do find Archfiend of Despair a very neat tech choice to wallop an opponent out who has taken a bit too much damage. Or Sower of Discord to either dissuade an opponent from attacking into you or to utilize damage against one player to swing against another.

While Reaper from the Abyss is a very nice card that keeps on giving, I find Overseer of the Damned to be a good alternative, as the effect happens immediately and can better be utilized to save your skin or deal with a problematic creature from an opponent.

Also I'm surprised to not see Secret Salvage nor Shirei, Shizo's Caretaker in your list.


All this being said I don't think I'll ever drop the Orzhov variants of Shadowborn Apostle decks.

The amount of value you can get with Black-White is well worth it in my eyes.

Cards like Aven Shrine or Remembrance are easily paying themselves back in short time.

Include cards like Immortal Servitude and Rally the Ancestors and if you're a bit more casual; Angel of Glory's Rise. Even if you only have a small slew of Apostles, you can use them again and again for quite cheap.

Of course there's the palette of removal that is accessible with white; Vindicate, Utter End, Anguished Unmaking. Merciless Eviction is also a favorite along with Austere Command.

And while we're at it, throw in a Smothering Tithe.

darkr0nos on Athreos Shadowborn Apostle darkr0nos

2 months ago

### Athreos Shadowborn Apostle darkr0nos

Destroy your opponents with nice combos like Athreos, God of Passage + Edgewalker + Shadowborn Apostle and combine them with loads of infinite combos, that'll give you: 1. Infinite mana and one alternative win Strategy ( Ashnod's Altar, Pitiless Plunderer + Revel in Riches ) 2. Infinite creatures ( Xathrid Necromancer ), infinite creature removal 3. Infinite carddraw combos ( Grave Pact, Dictate of Erebos, Reaper from the Abyss + Kothophed, Soul Hoarder ) 4. Infinite Health and Damage towards your Opponents with Blood Artist, Cruel Celebrant, Daxos, Blessed by the Sun, Falkenrath Noble, Pious Evangel / Wayward Disciple, Zulaport Cutthroat, Syr Konrad, the Grim 5. Infinitly big creatures with Cathars' Crusade, Ob Nixilis, Unshackled 6. Infinte Mill with Altar of Dementia and with Razaketh, the Foulblooded 7. (Infinite mana + Rune-Scarred Demon) you have infinte tutors. 8. If you want, you can have Infinite carddraw directly through the Harvester of Souls or Skullclamp. Remember that you can tutor all demons for one mana by sacrificing six Shadowborn Apostle. You can get theese really fast with Remembrance. Also you have enough ramp (apart from the infinte combos) through Dark Ritual, Orzhov Locket, Orzhov Signet, etc. If you want all that faster, just put in Teysa Karlov in, who doesn't only trigger all aristocracy abilities twice, but also boosts the Xathrid Necromancer. If one of your Opponents wants to pay your Athreos tax, you can return all of your Apostles with Immortal Servitude really cheap. Then I added some removal, some boardwipes to round it up a bit and yeah. Now you'll get tired of MTG, because you almost always win.

Joe_Ken_ on first ever commander deck - help!

11 months ago

Maybe Arcbound Crusher since it is kinda slow to build up to be a big threat.

Visara the Dreadful the triple black cost may be troublesome to try and get out when you want it.

Reaper from the Abyss is the same and kinda paints a target on himself to kill him quickly.

DubbaDub on Muldrotha, the „Fun“ in „Funeral“ *Primer*

1 year ago

Hey Pikobyte

A few more questions on card in-/exclusions: I've been really impressed with Prime Speaker Vannifar in my Muldrotha deck, and the ability to use him for free each turn or just as another Birthing Pod effect has made the deck way more consistent. Why pod and not him?

A less-known card that was recommended to me by a friend was Reaper from the Abyss , and I've got to say that it has been extremely influential on the game during testing. Not only does he trigger on every turn, on every death, I've also used him an awful lot in politics with otherer players' cooperation to kill the 3 best creatures of the leading player each turn. Would greatly recommend.

Liliana, Dreadhorde General has also been quite fine, though not as much as the others. I always felt bad excluding some sort of Fecundity -esque effect, but iliana has the upside of being a planeswalker, and a pretty good one at that.

Titania, Protector of Argoth has joined The Gitrog Monster in the lands-dying-matters subtheme in my deck, and she can generate absurd boardstates with cards like the Horizon Lands and Lotus Vale / Lotus Field (and fetchlands, though those synergize with Magic: the Gathering), and she also ramps!

There is also a slew of new cards from ELD that seem great: Fabled Passage A budget, yet still great Prismatic Vista , and another part o the aforementioned land package.

Arcane Signet Sol Ring v2.0 in terms of being a staple, though not as powerful

Syr Konrad, the Grim I've been really thinking on this card, in the end I decided against running him. I'm unsure about it though, what are your thoughts?

The Great Henge A forgettable part of Muldrotha is that she's still 6/6. I think this is a near-staple in green, just because of the very powerful effect, often low mana cost, ramp, and powerful card drawing ability. Again, with Muldrotha this costs {1}{G}{G}, {G}{G} of which is added back.

BS-T on Chainer, Nightmare Adept

1 year ago

Magus of the Abyss / Defiler of Souls / Reaper from the Abyss and the under-used Archfiend of Depravity will do pretty well at keeping folks down

MagusOfHellfire on Kaalia, of The Vast

1 year ago

Alright, Iona, Shield of Emeria has been banned. :( I did get her out with a hard cast, just once and prevented all my opponents from casting spells, they all folded immediately... I changed about 13 cards out in the deck, removing Dreadbore , Flooded Strand , Hoard-Smelter Dragon , Iona, Mortuary Mire , Overmaster , Reaper from the Abyss , Seething Song , Wind-Scarred Crag . I put in, Reconnaissance , Hellkite Charger , Archfiend of Despair , Blood Crypt , Godless Shrine , Sunbaked Canyon , Winds of Abandon , Bolas's Citadel , Talisman of Indulgence , and Thaumatic Compass  Flip... In process of swapping 3 more cards for Kaalia, Zenith Seeker , Erebos, God of the Dead , as well as Pyroblast

MagusOfHellfire on Kaalia, of The Vast

1 year ago

Alright, Iona, Shield of Emeria has been banned. :( I did get her out with a hard cast, just once and prevented all my opponents from casting spells, they all folded immediately... I changed about 13 cards out in the deck, removing Dreadbore , Flooded Strand , Hoard-Smelter Dragon , Iona, Mortuary Mire , Overmaster , Reaper from the Abyss , Seething Song , Wind-Scarred Crag . I put in, Reconnaissance , Hellkite Charger , Archfiend of Despair , Blood Crypt , Godless Shrine , Sunbaked Canyon , Winds of Abandon , Bolas's Citadel , Talisman of Indulgence , and Thaumatic Compass  Flip... In process of swapping 3 more cards for Kaalia, Zenith Seeker , Erebos, God of the Dead , as well as Pyroblast

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