Creature — Human Cleric
During your turn, your opponents can't cast spells or activate abilities of artifacts, creatures or enchantments.
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Grand Abolisher occurrence in decks from the last year
Grand Abolisher Discussion
1 week ago
Thanks for the suggestions! I could probably cut Grand Abolisher and Grand Arbiter Augustin IV to make room for Mana Drain and Flusterstorm, but I don't have the budget to throw in Sensei's Divining Top as well (just yet). We do actually have a stax player in our playgroup, and having more counters will likely be more helpful than simply taxing him back. I'll go ahead and make the adjustments now!
2 weeks ago
Before worrying about sideboarding, I'd focus on getting the main down to 60 cards. The closer you are to the minimum deck size, the more likely it is you'll draw the best cards in your deck. In this case, it looks like you want to build a party deck with Haktos the Unscarred as one of the bombs. The first thing I'd do is identify which cards are actively working towards that end or are particularly efficient. If something doesn't fit those descriptions, cut it. If it does, try to acquire multiple copies of it. For example, Gore Swine isn't doing anything here that a party member couldn't do better, so I'd remove it. Compare that to Expedition Champion who has more stats for the same cost and actively synergizes with the warrior theme, so having 4 of him wouldn't be bad. You can apply that logic to the entire deck. Practiced Tacticsis better than Sandblast. Suspension Field is more cost effective than Skybind. And so on.
After thinning the deck to its strongest options, then I'd focus on upgrades. Seek out other decks with similar goals and see what they're running. You can then endeavor to purchase the best cards you see in such examples, budget permitting. I don't know much about Boros party, but a quick search revealed Archpriest of Iona, Grotag Bug-Catcher, Stonework Packbeast, Squad Commander, Journey to Oblivion, Kargan Intimidator, Luminarch Aspirant, Relic Axe, Goma Fada Vanguard, Robber of the Rich, Tazri, Beacon of Unity, Fissure Wizard, and Seasoned Hallowblade, and that's only looking at standard. Modern brings even more options, particularly for Boros warriors. Arashin Foremost, Boros Reckoner, Mardu Woe-Reaper, Alesha, Who Smiles at Death, Obsidian Battle-Axe, Grim Lavamancer, Jeering Instigator, Fire-Belly Changeling, Grand Abolisher, Mirror Entity, Bygone Bishop, and Selfless Spirit all come to mind.
1 month ago
You're welcome :) I appreciate your interests in my deck!
Exploration is great for getting extra mana with Golos activations or, as you already said, with wheels. I really love this card, but feel free to cut it, if it doesn't work out for you.
Jeweled Lotus is sadly not too good for this deck. It's kind of good in the first two turns, but I would highly recommend Mana Vault over it, because you can use it to cast Golos, Tireless Pilgrim or activate him, or cast a "Feel the Wheel" combo. It's a dead card in the mid to late game.
I will probably make the Alms Collector cut, but I have to think about Aven Mindcensor. I think that having another 3 cmc flash creature, to interrupt opponents tutoring and fetching is just too good.
Thank you very much for your interest again. I really enjoy the discussion!
1 month ago
Hey man! I’m new to Magic, and your deck has really caught my attention. I’m definitely going to make a version of it that I can afford.
Keep updating this! I will be following along. It’s people like you that make this game easier to get into.
1 month ago
Temmet, Vizier of Naktamun is a unique cmdr. An deck that cares about tokens and cares about swinging with them. I was looking at the encore cards and BOOM! I saw Soul of Eternity. If you encore this bad boy out with the most life and your cmdr is in play. GG folks. Of course you might want Grand Abolisher in play or other similar effects to make sure this happens. But wow kinda cool little 2 piece game winning combo there. It's not infinite and 1 of the 2 peices is your cmdr who is in the cmd zone. Simple combo and sweet tech.
Just wanted to share that with everyone.
2 months ago
I just wanted to say that just because a Commander has not been literally just released, does not mean it has been "solved".
What I mean is, there are some older Commanders (both in and outside of these colors) which can be fun, competitive, adaptable, AND fairly unexplored.
The best example in my mind is Dragonlord Dromoka.
He can be built simply as a beatdown strategy and work fairly well, but, you can instead try building him as a heavy-handed infinite combo deck as well.
Effectively having Grand Abolisher as your Commander allows you to do your infinite comboing without any pesky interruption and win every single time you have the mana and cards.
And to boot, I've never actually seen anyone do it before. (I wanted to, but never did.)
And even if a Commander has been built by many people, many times, they may not have done it in all of the possible ways (styles of play).
Many people have made a Wolf-Tribal deck for Tolsimir, Friend to Wolves, but I haven't seen many people make a heavy blink/flicker deck for him, abusing the life gain with cards like Well of Lost Dreams and saccing the extra tokens with Phyrexian Altar.
Point is, I don't think the Commander has to have just come out to be unexplored/have unexplored avenues.
(A personal favorite of mine is Yasharn, Implacable Earth blink/lands matter.)
2 months ago
Nobody will read 4 full pages of comments to join in on the discussion at this point, I don't expect people to check if I haven't already said what they came to share in a comment on page 2, and I'm just having fun now. Brainstorming about gameplay situations that might happen, might prepare you better to handle this card, as it definitely won't be preemptively banned, or we'd heard about it by now.
You don't play Grand Abolisher to protect your agent, you play it to protect your tutors from being blown out by an incoming opposing agent. It's a lightning rod for your own win. It also trades with an agent, just in case :P