Descend upon the Sinful

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Format Legality
1v1 Commander Legal
Block Constructed 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
Modern Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Pioneer Legal
Vintage Legal

Descend upon the Sinful

Sorcery

Exile all creatures.

Delirium — Create a 4/4 white Angel creature token with flying if there are four or more card types among cards in your graveyard.

Guerric on Avacyn, Angel of Boardwipes

3 months ago

Just a recommendation, but I might recommend putting Avacyn, Angel of Hope in the 99 and making the newly spoiled Giada, Font of Hope the new commander. You can still play Avacyn most games, who you can tutor with Search for Glory and Thalia's Lancers, but your opponents won't know when she is coming, which will make her more powerful than if they know that she is your commander. Giada also will help ramp Avacyn and your other angels out, and make each of them far more powerful, and will come out on turn two every game. It might also allow you to play fewer board wipes and more angels, which could be a more fun playstyle for both you and your opponents.

Whether you do the above or not, Avacyn has a weakness when it comes to mass exile or bounce effects like Cyclonic Rift or Descend upon the Sinful, and anthem killers like Black Sun's Zenith. One way to avoid this is with mass blink cards like Cosmic Intervention, Eerie Interlude, and Semester's End, which can dodge any removal or board wipe while keeping your team available for blocking.

Since you have some life-gain matters cards, I'd lean more into it with spells that draw cards off of life-gain like Well of Lost Dreams, Dawn of Hope, and Cosmos Elixir. White needs all the draw it can get!

My deck isn't done yet (though the first version will be out in a few days when I get the cards). Nonetheless, here it is if you want ideas-Giada Angels Tribal I don't have Avacyn yet because I need a Christmas gift or store credit to swing it, but she will eventually go in!

JANKYARD_DOG on Alela's Automotive Museum

5 months ago

Hmm, in a way it does make sense. However I think it would skew the main purpose of the deck because often you could find yourself going wide with a crapton of flying tokens rather than tall with big bots piloted by said tokens. Keeping Bitterblossom is still ok considering there are alot more ways now to shut off commanders instead of just sending them back to the CZ. Redundancy and all that. Also, I missed it before but I do see now some ways to offset the life loss in the list.

I'd say give it a shot though and test it out to see how often it happens, I mean if you're constantly wiping out your tokens along with everything else you may not get to go wide at all but still be able to achieve your main goal with the unlicensed operation of heavy machinery XD. There are no shortage of wipes in Esper colors, however wipes to consider I think are the Exile ones like Merciless Eviction, Descend upon the Sinful, Final Judgment, Farewell, Nightmare Unmaking, Winds of Abandon considering your tokens cease to exist anyhow and I see no creature recursion in the deck. Then you don't have to worry so much about GY decks. They are kinda high cost though, so maybe not all of them.

jak0822 on Avacyn Board Wipe Deck

10 months ago

You're going to want to drop Descend upon the Sinful as it exiles your Avacyn too. Replace with Winds of Abandon maybe, or Return to Dust.

thijmnesoy on Descent into Avernus

1 year ago

when I saw the title, I first thought this deck had something to do with Descend upon the Sinful

seshiro_of_the_orochi on More Cow Bell Borca

1 year ago

This is so awesome. I love Uba Mask in this deck. I'm not sure if Bell Borca also sees cards that were exiled with him on board, but if so, Descend upon the Sinful might be a great board wipe here. Also, how about Sudden Disappearance?

Optimator on Giant's Deck

1 year ago

So other than the Giants themselves, the last two areas to look at are removal and utility. Depending on how much Brion tech you want to include, you are probably going to have to skimp on one of these two areas.

Removal is tricky in EDH. You don't want too little or too much. You're running White, so you can destroy anything you want--which is nice.

I would recommend two or three board wipes minimum and at least and five or six cards that can take care of artifacts and enchantments. Creature removal is great for aggro decks but the Threaten cards can take care of that for the most part.

You're running Blasphemous Act, which is one of the best wraths. I'd still recommend one or two more board wipes though. I like Mizzium Mortars a lot but it doesn't quite count.

I have Sublime Exhalation - Planar Outburst - Phyrexian Rebirth - Cleansing Nova - Planar Cleansing - Fumigate - Divine Reckoning - Rout

If you can find a Wrath of God or Day of Judgment, the one-mana difference is actually huge. Definitely add Cleansing Nova in my opinion. Sublime Exhalation is probably the next-best one.

Hallowed Burial and Descend upon the Sinful are neat due to not sending things to the graveyard and getting through Indestructible. I think I have some of the latter.

One tactic you can do is sandbag your big creatures and wait for your opponents to commit to the board, then wrath and start playing your giants. If you like the sound of that, run five wraths or something like that. It's only a few more mana to kill EVERY creature.

I know you have some Wear / Tears. I'd add one for sure.

I have a bunch of Crush Contrabands, which are great. I'd highly recommend it.

Things like Oblivion Ring and Banishing Light are fantastic on a budget. I think I have both.

Generous Gift is stellar. I don't have any but it's getting reprinted soon and may be cheap.

I have a Pyrohemia on hand. Might be interesting with all your huge giants. Maybe not though.

I have a Fight to the Death. Might be interesting. Same with my Response / Resurgence.

Titan's Revenge is giant-tribal-y. From Morningtide, and should be somewhat reliable for winning the Clash. More gimmicky than good though.

Swords to Plowshares and Path to Exile are the gold standards for creature removal though. No reason to not run them if you have them. Regrettable, I have none for trade. Path just got reprinted though for what it's worth. I have a boatload of all the budget replacements for them, like Oust, Condemn, Oblation, etc.

Something like Comet Storm might be an interesting include. It can function as removal or win the game outright out of nowhere. I have none on hand but it keeps getting reprinted.

There are tons and tons of removal cards out there.


I would cut Crush Underfoot unless you're married to the flavor. It's pretty bad. Any removal not already mentioned here I would cut. It's all pretty weak and you're gonna need the slots.

StopShot on Should I not run Negan, …

1 year ago

Hello, I don't watch the Walking Dead and I honestly think the Secret Lair: Walking Dead product is a very bad decision on Wizard's part. That being said, one of the cards being released provides a silver bullet to a problem I often encounter in certain games.

Card: Negan, The Cold-Blooded

I'm not planning to make him my commander, but I want to use him in the 99, because he is practically the best removal spell ever made when dealing with creatures that have both hexproof and indestructible.

Seriously, the next best cards are Council's Judgment, Crackling Doom Soul Shatter, Mythos of Snapdax, Slaughter the Strong, etc. These cards all have conditions where they can fail to remove the creature I want gone, but Negan has none of those same problems making him the most effective piece of spot removal printed to this date, effectively costing only 4 mana given the treasure token.

I know I could just run other sure-fire answers like Descend upon the Sinful or Apocalypse instead, but those cards can massively hurt my side of the table too which makes them not worth running and they can also make the rest of the table unhappy with me for playing exile-wipes.

Another thing to note is that Negan is a creature which means I can make him uncounterable with a Cavern of Souls rather than Boseiju, Who Shelters All, a land that's much more inflexible to play with than Cavern. I can also reanimate his effect too with Volrath's Stronghold and other reanimation effects which would make him so good at keeping commanders with hexproof and indestructible repeatedly in check unlike a lot of the other one-time use instants and sorceries I have available.

The only issue is I think most play-groups will tell me that their play group will have this card banned given all the controversy surrounding it which is a shame. My question is, do you think its worth the trouble acquiring this card? If I'm going to spend a lot of money to buy a single only for most people to tell me I can't play it then I don't want to spend that kind of money, but for now I'm unsure. Would you advise for or against buying it? Thanks!

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