Decree of Pain

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Legality

Format Legality
1v1 Commander Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Commander: Rule 0 Legal
Custom Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Highlander Legal
Legacy Legal
Leviathan Legal
Limited Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Penny Dreadful Legal
Premodern Legal
Vintage Legal

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.

Ammonzy on Temptation and Depravity [Gix, Yawgmoth Praetor]

1 month ago

Profet93

I picked Spellbook over Thought Vessel because during play testing, I discovered this deck does not really care about ramp in the early game. We much rather play a creature on T2 rather than a mana rock. So I believe in this deck, the efficiency of Spellbook overshadows Thought Vessel's ramp.

I don't like playing with Necropotence as that dwells into hard cEDH territory and draws in tons of hate. Although I like the suggestion of Alhammarret's Archive.

Rings of Brighthearth seems cool but this may be more of a win-more/greedy card for the deck. But I'll keep it in mind.

I dont view Overwhelming Forces as a boardwipe but as a high priced removal spell. There's already 3 other cards that boardwipe in Damnation, The Meathook Massacre, and Portal to Phyrexia. With the high card draw of the deck, we're likely to have 1 of them if we find ourselves in that sticky situation. However since this deck has access to so many mana doublers, its not unlikely for us to have the to throw around so is quite playable in comparison to other deck-types. It doesnt destroy our board like how Decree of Pain does, so we keep momentum while crippling the best opposing boardstate.

Profet93 on Temptation and Depravity [Gix, Yawgmoth Praetor]

1 month ago

Ammonzy

Thought Vessel > Spellbook. You also already have Vensers Journal. Given you have the journal, why not add Necropotence to synergize with it and for it's own benefit? Given you draw so much Alhammarret's Archive might be worth considering as well.

Helm of Obedience - Given it's on theme, can mess with topdeck tutors and is combo with leyline/Daruthi, it might be worth considering.

Your wincons are what I call "Big Black Mana." As such, Rings of Brighthearth would serve you well. Doubling your commander's activated ability, as well as it's combo with Coffers + Deserted temple to make infinite black mana, it should not be overlooked. If you were to add fetchlands, it's value would only increase.

Decree of Pain > Overwhelming forces - IMO, I would much rather destroy all creatures, even my own if it means digging further into my deck. Cycling is nice as it can be done at instant speed if needed.

Jett2112 on Mana Burn

2 months ago

Decree of Pain may be good if the big mana is consistent. Wild Magic Surge could be added to give more universal target removal. Thousand-Year Elixir and Lightning Greaves can give Yurlok of Scorch Thrash haste and some added protection.

Grind on Meren

4 months ago

cool deck!!! it looks great.
a couple comments:
I prefer Caustic Caterpillar and Reclamation Sage over acidic slime because of lower mana cost. the caterpillar is great because you can recur him and he sacs himself.
i prefer Regrowth to restock as 2 mana is much easier to pay than 5.
having sac outlets is very important to meren, High Market is decent, as is Viscera Seer.
having recurrable creatures that double as removal is great for controlling the board. some options are: Big Game Hunter, Nekrataal, Bone Shredder, Plaguecrafter, Demon's Disciple.
creatures with innate recursion are useful, i like Reassembling Skeleton.
some great low mana value enchantments: Phyrexian Reclamation, Animate Dead.
it's good to pack draw spells, some to consider, Life's Legacy, Momentous Fall, Rishkar's Expertise, Skullclamp.
last comment, more ramp is good, and boardwipes might be helpful. Decree of Pain is solid because it can draw you a ton of cards. and lots of good ramp in green out there, i like to run 10 ramp cards. Wood Elves can fetch you Haunted Mire, 2 mana ramp like three visits and nature's lore are good, or cultivate and kodama's reach are solid performers. when deciding what to cut, i look at the top of the mana curve. having fewer 5, 6, and 7 drops will help make your early game more consistent and will make your deck more competitive.
anyway just some thoughts, hope it helps and keep on having fun!!!

jarncards on StickMan

4 months ago

I might run fewer/creatures, since stickfingers will until you reveal x creatures, not just x cards. The fewer you have the higher chance you hit one that destroys the table if you just overload on ramp and reanimates. Rather than these things Crawl from the Cellar,Ghoul's Feast,Gravepurge I'd focus on just reanimating and is easy to get and will probably serve you better. If you really do want it back in your hand Genesis Skullwinder and Eternal Witness do this while attached to a body.

Rather than sending to your hand these will just bring back Diregraf Rebirth, Victimize, Reanimate, Exhume, Unearth, Whisper, Blood Liturgist, Stitch Together,Dread Return.Geth, Lord of the Vault is expensive but can fill your yard as well as revive others. Finale of Devastation revives or tutors, and is a finisher.

Blossoming Wreath,Gnaw to the Bone probably heal less than lifelink, and there's a ton of ways to give lifelink.

Rampant Growth is slightly inferior to Three Visits and Nature's Lore as long as your dual lands have both typesOvergrown Tomb, Bayou, Woodland Chasm, although I'd definitely run all three if there's room. Culling Ritual would be an amazing ramp/wipe card you can use to nuke all tokens and then cast stickfingers. Sakura-Tribe Elder is just rampant growth that works as a blocker for one turn, and it is another creature in your graveyard. Lotus Cobra ramps too, particularly with your other ramp options.

And you'll likey have enough mana to use Decree of Pain, if not, other wipe options are Damnation,Pernicious Deed,Death Cloud,Deathbringer Regent,In Garruk's Wake,Killing Wave,Necromantic Selection,Plague Wind,Reiver Demon,Toxic Deluge. Torment of Hailfire works as a finisher too Endurance is basically the only way you can protect your graveyard that I can think of. I'd probably run Veil of Summer too.

Moodmark Painter gives the +x/+x buff and is on a body Garruk Relentless  Flip flips into Garruk, the Veil-Cursed, but its tricky to make this one work

Since you'll have access to really big creatures these can be nice for draw. Greater Good, Momentous Fall, Return of the Wildspeaker, Garruk, Primal Hunter, Morbid Curiosity, Life's Legacy, Disciple of Bolas, Doom Weaver, Selvala, Heart of the Wilds.

Mesmeric Orb,Stitcher's Supplier would be an amazing graveyard filler.

Zombie Infestation and Wild Mongrel is usefull for dumping creatures out of your hand

I think every single black deck should run Dauthi Voidwalker, and the more grave hate you have the more you could take advantage of Living End/Living Death if you use these as mass reanimates. they are the cheapest.

Life from the Loam and Bala Ged Recovery  Flip would be good helps for mana and options.

As long as you run Filth run Crop Rotation and Urborg, Tomb of Yawgmoth too since it will make every creature you have unblockable.

Deathrite Shaman would benefit from more fetch lands Marsh Flats,Verdant Catacombs,Misty Rainforest would help mana fix as well as throw more lands into your graveyard.

You have a fairly high number of tutors, and a ton of ramp, so i'd consider Panglacial Wurm. It's a card you dont need to waste a draw to get and can be cast instant speed. And its fun to surprise people with it at least once.

Rhadamanthus on Queza, Augur of Agonies & …

6 months ago

No, not if she gets destroyed. You perform the actions of a resolving effect in the order they're given on the card. That means the destroyed creatures aren't on the battlefield when it's time to draw cards from Decree of Pain.

amarthaler on EDH Rakdos Group Slug

7 months ago

Decree of Pain and Killing Wave also replaced with Mana Geyser and Comet Storm.

I've yet to pull off a non-cylced Decree of Pain, and would rather use all that mana (if I have it), to play a finisher or more beneficial card. Since Killing Wave also effects my board, I swapped it out as a pair with Decree of Pain to throw in another win-con combo: Mana Geyser + Comet Storm. Mana Geyser can also be used for much more in this deck, so it seemed more value added.

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