Zealous Persecution


Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern 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
Eternal Masters (EMA) Uncommon
Modern Event Deck (MD1) Uncommon
Duel Decks: Sorin vs. Tibalt (DDK) Uncommon
Alara Reborn (ARB) 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.

Zealous Persecution Discussion

ToshiroU on Aminatou Staxshifter (Esper Stax Primer)

2 days ago

Hey Dango,

thanks for your quick response. I do agree, that Paradox-Scepter does not fit in the deck as it is currently build. Humility + Chains of Mephisto really shut down a lot of value engines and combos. The Problem is, that the 1/1 creatures can still kill our Aminatou and Chains also prevent ourself from getting value (refering to Mystic Remora, Rhystic Study, Sensei's Top and Aminatou). So the game comes to a pause and those little mana dorks still do more damage then we do. Ensnaring Bridge and Toxic Deluge help there but u gotta find them (did you consider Zealous Persecution at any point?)... I wonder how it usually plays out, when u got everyone (including yourself) in these lock situations. Do you get beaten down until you find a Tezzeret from the top or an opponent does find a Natures Claim / Abrupt Decay?

When playtesting to me it was quite difficult to keep a stasis-lock up. I also wonder, if those 7 counterspells are enough to consistently stop those T3 wins from Hulk-Decks...

@ CyborgAeon: it's definately an interesting thought. Though i wouldn't run Zur because of its mana cost + it's delayed effect. Tezzeret f.e. in comparism is far more impactful in the turn he is played.

xSpicyMeat on Give Your Opponents Tokens

1 week ago

How about looking into Ensnaring Bridge ? If the number of cards you hold in hand is an issue, may I also suggest Bottled Cloister - card advantage and guaranteed activation of Ensnaring Bridge . Could run 3 Ensnaring Bridge and 2 Bottled Cloister in place of Propaganda and Angel's Trumpet since they are not modern legal anyway.

arktheoverlord on A More Modern Maverick

1 week ago

@Dragaan I didn't include Dryad Arbor as I don't like the card. It has several merits and I have included it in the notable inclusions section, as I can see why you would want to play it.

@foxinsox I actually prefer Smiter since it can dual role against both Jund/Abzan Midrange as well as UW control and have included one in the sideboard. That being said, the deck is highly customizable and you could include Wilt-Leaf Liege if you wanted to.

@OOBS Zealous Persecution was included specifically because you would need to have Vivien, Champion of the Wilds to achieve the same effect with Pontiff. If the deck had Chord of Calling , it would come in over persecution.

Not_Jack on Emrakul Spirits

1 month ago

Another FNM with 2-2

I learned I need to have some sideboard for Dredge as it's faster.

Also that Zealous Persecution is super sweet with surprise when I flip Legion's Landing  Flip in Attack Phase.

Also that targeted hand disruption is weak and removal for push fails to hit half of decks.

Instead will experiment with Peer Through Depths as it allows to put Emmy down on the bottom of library and fetch any playable nonland card outcluding the Enchantments.

Lanzo493 on Holy Army

1 month ago

I'd try to go with playsets. Like he mentioned, it will help with consistency and therefore power. You already have cards in the mainboard that having 4 of would be great. Raise the Alarm , Honor of the Pure , and Secure the Wastes are awesome. If you want to overrun your opponent, most of your offensive threats should be 3 converted mana cost or less. Anything above that should very likely be removed. Otherwise it'll be hard to race people. Legion's Landing  Flip helps here. I also love Spectral Procession . It's great. If you do go a heavy token route than Intangible Virtue is awesome. Also, if you want to keep the deck mono-white without splashing for black, then Signal Pest is good. Black offers options like Lingering Souls and Zealous Persecution .

azurekamimura on Bitter Blossom is gonna be so broke

3 months ago

Hey man !!

I would suggest 24 lands cause of you have a lot of drop 4+ and you are using Marsh Flats .......so......

Vault of the Archangel and Westvale Abbey  Flip can be very very very nice in this deck !!!

You are running 4x Serra the Benevolent , in this case i don't think that you really need Gideon, Ally of Zendikar and Sorin, Solemn Visitor (I know that they are very good but Serra the Benevolent is the best by far). Sorin, Solemn Visitor is good because the +1 lifelink but if you use Vault of the Archangel .......is the same idea.

Remove 4x Zealous Persecution for 3x Path to Exile and 3x Fatal Push .

Drana, Liberator of Malakir and Elesh Norn, Grand Cenobite amazing cards but we have Angel of Jubilation and Celestial Crusader (they are more effective).

Finally, I would like to say that BW tokens is an amazzing deck because of Thoughtseize and Inquisition of Kozilek on early game. If you don't wanna use this 2 cards, run to mono white tokens (Cheaper and more aggressive.

Mana base: 4x Marsh Flats

4x Godless Shrine

4x Isolated Chapel

4x Ghost Quarter

3x Plains

3x Swamp

1x Vault of the Archangel

1x Westvale Abbey  Flip

Sorry for my English, I'm from Brazil kkkkkkk

Espero ter ajudado ^^

Cross194 on Black White Tokens

3 months ago

I've used Lord of Innistrad with mixed success. I've found Sorin, Solemn Visitor does some heavy lifting by mitigating a lot of the damage we take from Bitterblossom while also giving a pseudo anthem effect. I'm also a little hesitant to swap out Gideon, Ally of Zendikar because all of his effects are relevant to our strategy.

Solid sideboard suggestions. Having 4 cards dedicated to grave hate is a little redundant and I've won more games from siding in Zealous Persecution and Leyline of Sanctity than cage.

I've actually been thinking about taking out a Godless Shrine for an Isolated Chapel for a while now to avoid unnecessary life loss, as well as swapping a Windswept Heath for a Tectonic Edge or Field of Ruin . Our matches agains tron are awful, so a mainboard option would be helpful.

spacecoyote1313 on Black White Tokens

3 months ago

Also maybe -2 Grafdigger's Cage for +1 Leyline of Sanctity and +1 Zealous Persecution . You already have peace so no need for the cage.

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