Decree of Pain

Legality

Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage 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
Commander 2017 (C17) Rare
Commander 2013 (C13) Rare
Commander's Arsenal (CMA) Rare
Scourge (SCG) Rare

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Decree of Pain

Sorcery

Destroy all creatures. They can't be regenerated. Draw a card for each creature destroyed this way.

Cycling (, Discard this card:Draw a Card.)

When you cycle Decree of Pain, all creatures get -2/-2 until end of turn.

Decree of Pain Discussion

king-saproling on Marchesa, First EDH

1 day ago

Looks like a great start! Definitely seems powerful for a first EDH. You might like these: Blade of the Bloodchief , Iron Bully , Thalakos Deceiver , Mark of Mutiny , Press into Service , Unity of Purpose , Drana, Liberator of Malakir , Smothering Abomination , Aetherworks Marvel , Decree of Pain

I built a Marchesa deck around modular creatures if you want to check it out, maybe you'll see something you like.

king-saproling on Grixis rapid slinger

4 days ago

Ooo almost creatureless! I would actually swap out Clever Impersonator for Proteus Staff . With Proteus Staff and no creatures in deck, you can target your general.. then your general comes right back BUT the staff lets you rearrange your library in an order of your choosing! Not only that, but recycling your general like this allows you to cast an additional spell from grave.

You might like these too: Fabricate , Reshape , Merchant Scroll , Shred Memory , Mirror of Fate , Yawgmoth's Will , Bolas's Citadel , Aetherflux Reservoir , Decree of Pain .

Also a heads up, you can't retrieve exiled cards with Mastermind's Acquisition (exiled cards are still considered "in the game"). It's essentially a Diabolic Tutor in EDH, unless your friends are cool with you having a sideboard.

jwhitehorn on Skittles

1 week ago

This is a great start for a budget Skithiryx deck!

You mention ramp, and budget, so here are some things I'd add to help in that regard:

  1. First, add Evolving Wilds and Terramorphic Expanse , dropping Bad Moon and Rogue's Passage . You are running mono black, so lots of basic lands. The last thing you want to do when trying to ramp is draw a land - use these to help filter.

  2. Consider add Thawing Glaciers if you can - same reasons as above. It is "slow", but each usage means you never miss a land drop and you're less likely to top-deck a swamp.

  3. I'd drop Skullclamp - great card, but this deck doesn't really put it to the best usage. Better uses for the slot.

  4. Look at Vengeful Pharaoh - this is one of my favorite budget cards for mono black EDH. Bulk in recursion, and deathtouch. Use this as a chump blocker, and never worry about it being killed :-)

  5. You're short on sweepers. Decree of Pain is a budget friendly option.

  6. Black Market gets NUTS in EDH. More mana. Budget friendly. Win-win!

  7. I'd drop/reconsider: Jet Medallion & Hedron Archive .

I'll look a little more this evening and see if I can help more. It's far from budget, from take a look at my Skittles deck: http://tappedout.net/mtg-decks/skittles-25-08-12-1/

chadsansing on Anje Falkenrath combo

1 month ago

I dig it.

Generally, I'd include fewer Madness cards that buff your creatures and include more tutors, reanimation spells, and control pieces to help you buy time to find your combo. Black damage taxes are good, like Dread or No Mercy .

Archfiend of Ifnir over Archfiend of Spite . Maybe some more modular wipes (like Crux of Fate , Decree of Pain , or Kindred Dominance ) + spells like Grim Return or Endless Obedience . Have a way to win with other people's decks after they exile your graveyard or Worldgorger Dragon .

Maybe play Talisman of Dominance over any other rock than your signet. Play a cost reducer or two, as well, like Jet Medallion or Ruby Medallion , or more 2-drop rocks like Charcoal Diamond and Fire Diamond . I'd play the red and black cycle lands for extra draw/dig/loot, as well.

Hazankob on Selenia's in her heaven. All's right in the world

1 month ago

Update 8/31/19

Lowering the curve a bit more. Got my hands on a couple more interesting angels.

Out: Decree of Pain , Battlegrace Angel , Argentum Armor .

In: Despark , Seraph of the Scales , Angel of Grace .

MagicalHacker on EDH “auto adds”?

1 month ago

There's only one colorless card that is present in all 19 decks of mine, and it's not Sol Ring... it's Boompile .

As for colored spells, Enlightened Tutor is in all my white decks, Cyclonic Rift is in all my blue decks, Decree of Pain and Demonic Tutor and Vampiric Tutor are in all my black decks, Stranglehold and Sunbird's Invocation are in all my red decks, and Song of the Dryads is in all my green decks.

As for multicolored cards, Ashiok, Dream Render is in all my decks playing blue and black and Assassin's Trophy is in all my decks playing black and green.

As for cards that aaaalmost made it, but was missing in one deck that could play it (but were in at least 3 decks), there were quite a few: Maze of Ith , Myriad Landscape , Strip Mine , Tolaria West , Gamble , Aven Mindcensor , Smothering Tithe , Weathered Wayfarer , Beast Within , Carpet of Flowers , Compost (currently being tested), and Sylvan Library .

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Decree of Pain occurrence in decks from the last year

Commander / EDH:

All decks: 0.06%

Black: 0.56%

Rakdos: 0.29%

Golgari: 0.2%

UBR (Grixis): 0.6%