Zealous Persecution


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

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Set Rarity
Eternal Masters Uncommon
Modern Event Deck Uncommon
Duel Decks: Sorin vs. Tibalt Uncommon
Alara Reborn Uncommon

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Zealous Persecution


Until end of turn, creatures you control get +1/+1 and creatures your opponents control get -1/-1.

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Zealous Persecution Discussion

Stanleyman on "I have a good feeling about this."

6 days ago

My first comment amateur translate to english //it was writen for czechs casuals players//This is classic lifegain deck using classic soul sisters cards Soul Warden and Soul's Attendant for massive lifegainthat helps Ajani's Pridemate to get lots of counters.I hope to flip of Hanweir Militia Captain  Flip ASAP for powerfull creature and more trigers from sisters on the end of turn.Doomed Traveler he is a great blocker and when it dies,and return as spirit token and provide me another trigger.I know Genesis Chamber create lot's of token for me and for my opponent but it's give me lot of lives from sisters and when is Suture Priest on battlefield,the opponent losse live for every creature who was cast he.When your oponet have lots of Myr tokens it's time to cast Blood Artist and Zealous Persecution

Sargeras on Hunted Sisters

1 week ago

I haven't seen a Blood Illness list in quite some time, so +1 for bringing back such a unique build! (It never really left the kitchen table but it was fun)

A couple suggestions,

Forbidden Orchard: It was used in the old lists as a way to achieve easy mana fixing while giving yourself plenty to things to kill with Illness in the Ranks

Since you aren't using white (which would give you access to Twilight Drover, Suture Priest, Zealous Persecution, and Orzhov Pontiff) I'd recommend playing some kind of direct tutor effect to get you illness or a hunted creature, (I don't know exactly what, I know Dizzy Spell is the only transmute for a one drop it's just an idea) simply to improve consistency.

In any case it's nice to see an older deck brought back, Cheers!

Jhed1 on Athreos, wololoing with B/W

1 week ago

Orzhov Pontiff seems great for more board control.Running some amount of Emeria, The Sky Ruin and possibly a Vault of the Archangel could also provide you with more grind/stability.

I'd like to see a couple Stony Silence for the sideboard. Zealous Persecution & Blessed Alliance would also be good to protect yourself from some of the more all-in style decks in modern.

Also - some Surgical Extraction / Nihil Spellbomb / Rest in Peace for the sideboard would be good - however RIP might not be the best if you'd like to settle in for the long-haul with Emeria :)


TheDuggernaught on HELP: Modern Mardu Midrange

2 weeks ago

Well what type of Mardu Midrange deck do you want? There a lots of different directions Mardu can go. It can go for a Young Pyromancer/Monastery Mentor build. It can go for a Jund-esque Good Stuff build. It can go Nahiri. It can go tokens, it can go burn. There are lots of options -- and the cards you have listed above do not do much to narrow down the style you are potentially looking to play. I get that you want to play burn stuff and control -- preferably in the same card. But you have some very curious inclusions and omissions if that is what you want to play.

That being said, I cannot guarantee that the cards I suggest you will use, as they all fit into various Mardu Midrange archetypes. But cards that are good in Mardu that you do not have listed above that I can think of off the top of my head are: Terminate, Crackling Doom, Dark Confidant, Lightning Helix, Monastery Mentor, soul fire grandmaster?, Sorin, Solemn Visitor, Chandra, Torch of Defiance, Abbot of Keral Keep, Pia and Kiran Nalaar, Grim Lavamancer, Painful Truths, Murderous Cut, Dreadbore, Ajani Vengeant, Nahiri, the Harbinger/Emrakul, the Aeons Torn, Batterskull, Brimaz, King of Oreskos, Goblin Dark-Dwellers, Kitchen Finks, Blood Baron of Vizkopa, Stormbreath Dragon, Thundermaw Hellkite, Night's Whisper, Fulminator Mage, Shambling Vent, Zealous Persecution, Elspeth, Knight-Errant, and Gideon, Ally of Zendikar.

Some of the cards you have listed above, inversely, should likely not go in any list. Dash Hopes, Mana Tithe, Ojutai Exemplars, Platinum Emperion (outside a deck dedicated to that combo you described), Avaricious Dragon, Dragonlord Kolaghan, Spark Trooper, Reforge the Soul, and Colfenor's Plans are all pretty meh, and I can almost guarantee that the cards I suggested could be slotted into a deck in their stead and make the deck better.

thecakeisalie42 on Tokens-Clearly the Best Deck in Modern (Guide)

2 weeks ago

What are your opinions on cutting Zealous Persecution in the sideboard for one Leyline of Sanctity? Is the consistency you gain from 4 Leylines (since they're so much better in your opening hand) better than the benefit you get from Persecution? Or can you reliably hardcast Leylines soon enough to save you?

Also, does Rest in Peace from the SB hurt your Lingering Souls too much? Tormod's Crypt is an option that only hits your opponent even if it is not as powerful.

Ravioli2003 on By Gond, that's a lot of Elves!

3 weeks ago

Thank you for the feedback, Elmoisamac! It is greatly appreciated. I'm not sure how important having the Elvish Champion +1/+1 on my creatures at all times would be, the only example I can think of is against Zealous Persecution and Night of Souls' Betrayal, and the ability to regenerate (from Ezuri, Renegade Leader) is nice in other situations. Forestwalk is nice, but it's less universally effective than trample.

FierceTierce on Tenacious E - Tribute

3 weeks ago

The deck looks pretty fun. Zealous Persecution is strictly better than Profit / Loss.

Stanleyman on "I have a good feeling about this."

1 month ago

Balik je postaveny na lifegainu Soul Warden a Soul's Attendant a Suture Priest ziskane zivoty pomohou Ajani's Pridemate k vice counterum.Hanweir Militia Captain  Flip by mel co nejdrive flipnout a pridavat dals tokeny do hry.Doomed Traveler je idealni blocker protoze kdyz zemre tak vrati se nam jako Spirit.Genesis Chamber vytvari spousty tokenu i souperi.Z toho ale vytezime zivoty diky Soul Sestram a souper ztrati diky Suture Priest .Blood Artist je skvely lifegain a navic zpusobuje poskozeni za smrt.Souperovy tokeny by se mely do hrobu dostat bu v boji anebo diky Zealous Persecution

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