What are the most abusive cards?
Posted on June 19, 2020, 11:12 p.m. by SynergyBuild
There are many rules that normal cards do not optimize for that become abusive when introduced to EDH rules. For example, Serra Ascendant or Felidar Sovereign are much more powerful in EDH than in normal gameplay, due to the 40 starting life.
Considering these effects, what are your picks for the most abusive EDH cards, cards that are made specifically not for EDH, yet when introduced become more powerful exponentially in the new environment?
Aetherflux Reservoir! It’s scary how quickly that card can pop off when you start off with 40 life...
June 19, 2020 11:29 p.m.
I feel like Rhystic Study , Mystic Remora , and Smothering Tithe all fit in the same category of being very good and a little abusable in edh since it is a multiplayer format and you can get so much value off of them if they are left alone for 1-2 turn rotations.
June 20, 2020 3:20 a.m.
Ad Nauseam if you keep your cmc low you can rip a fat naus on someones end step and be pretty safe to win the following turn. With 40 life one can feasably draw 20-30 cards and that is just nutty
June 20, 2020 9:24 a.m.
Any 'for each vote' cards like Expropriate get better with multiple opponents.
June 20, 2020 10:57 a.m.
Syphon Mind and Midnight Clock are far better in multiplayer but not particularly "abusive". Ward of Bones and Land Equilibrium can be crazy harsh in a big game vs a small one and they tend to feel a bit more "abusive". Edric, Spymaster of Trest also really shoots up in power level with multiple opponents. Unwinding Clock is basically a colorless Seedborn Muse, its super busted. Disrupt Decorum is a hell of a party that doesn't even work in 1v1. A known Constant Mists can do wonders in hand, as nobody will want to waste an attack on you. Arachnogenesis and Comeuppance are similar, if they are suspected responses to attacks you may start being left alone in the game until someone has a counterspell for you. Dragon Broodmother, and a few other cards trigger token making on each player's turn, maybe not super abusive but still much better in multi than in a 1v1 game. Mind's Eye can be quite strong as well, especially with Smothering Tithe!!
June 20, 2020 3:14 p.m.
Based on edh rules and restrictions, I’d peg Demonic Consultation as the most abusable card. Singleton format with a plethora of tutors...
As for cards that are “night and day” between commander and other formats... Serra Ascendant and Sylvan Library are the two that stick out. Turn 1 6/6 flying life link creature is borked. And 2 mana “draw 3 each turn, 8 life ain’t shit” is also broken.
June 20, 2020 4:45 p.m.
June 20, 2020 6:29 p.m.
i dont know about abusive, but my picks for most rage-inducing cards are:
2- By Force
3- Flash oh wait, he dead
June 21, 2020 10:53 p.m.
June 22, 2020 11:30 p.m.
And that, friends, is why you always run Mental Misstep