Grand Abolisher

Grand Abolisher

Creature — Human Cleric

During your turn, your opponents can't cast spells or activate abilities of artifacts, creatures or enchantments.

Grand Abolisher Discussion

alexjustdoit on [Primer] Political Subterfuge - Marchesa Aikido

1 week ago

Kalo_Wen - technically you're correct, ideally people are tapped out or we have Silence or Grand Abolisher or some sort of counterspell ready (these cards go in and out of my list) but in reality every time I hit that point, people just scoop, as it is tedious to play out since even if they do draw into interaction, I'm also just outvaluing them as I generate basically infinite mana and dump all my permanents from my hand and grave repeatedly etc. I think only once has anyone not scooped, in all the games I've won that way, and even then after a few wheels they scooped as well.

I'm perfectly happy as it stands now though, even if people don't scoop, as it leaves me in such a winning position that I've won anyway, and I generally shoot for a win later on in the game when players are more hamstrung and less able to do much about it.

Running more recursion is also a good way to combat this. But Silence is probably one of my preferred since you can cast it off Sunforger and then it's basically GG.

zAzen7977 on KAALIA'S CATACLYSM - Aggro/Stax (cEDH Primer)

2 weeks ago

XinZhao, I had the opportunity to play a few games recently, and I’ve decided to swap Cursed Totem with Grand Abolisher , since I encountered two situations in which I had Linvala, Keeper of Silence and Totem at the same time, and I wish I had Abolisher instead. In the past I ran Abolisher, but I took it out because my meta was less control-heavy and I was dealing with more creature abilities.

While I don’t run any infinite combos, I do run the Possibility Storm + Rule of Law / Drannith Magistrate hard lock, so Abolisher protects me while I assemble the combo.

I also dropped Fellwar Stone and Rakdos Signet and added Grim Monolith and Mana Vault , to help with hard-casting big creatures or the Possibility Storm combo if Kaalia is neutralized.

Inforussle on Storm Commander

3 weeks ago

Consider Adding

Isochron Scepter : Infinite mana and infinite storm with Dramatic Reversal , however you don't have many 2CMC spells to support it otherwise

Mogg Maniac , Spitemare : More Stuffy Doll -like effects if you find you're needing redundancy

Silence or Grand Abolisher : Protection from the blue player during your storm turn

Desperate Ritual , Inner Fire , Pyretic Ritual , Seething Song : More mana-positive cards if you don't like the few you have already

Mystic Gate , Cascade Bluffs , Rugged Prairie , Skycloud Expanse : Its easy to fizzle the storm turn by having mana in the wrong colors; filters can help ease that

Remand : can act as either a last-ditch counterspell, or you can hold priority -> Grapeshot -> Remand -> pass priority -> Grapeshot to get more work out of your stormcount

Consider Removing

Brainstorm : You don't have much shuffle in this deck which can lead to not seeing new cards for 2 draws; you can leave this in if you're confident you can shuffle/scry the new top-cards away

Ignite Memories : 5CMC (imo) is a lot for the end of a storm-chain; your other payoffs may have smaller damage amounts, but are easier to weave into the storm turn

Brass's Bounty : Very expensive CMC card for storm; I can only see it paying off if you can cast it with copy which is a bit of an ask

Mind's Desire : Similar issue to Ignite Memories , having to keep free for the end of your storm-turn will really hinder you; it may be better to use that mana to add more to your count for a cheaper CMC payoff

Azeworai on Would a White Version of …

1 month ago

This is an odd subset within the game, as it is an effect sparsely seen yet widely known.

Blue is obviously the head of this ability, as demystified by bearing the namesake, yet Green actually has a few cards of it. Bind from Invasion is the only one that deviates from the stipulation of artifacts, the rest being Brown Ouphe , Ouphe Vandals , and Rust .

White only has Ayesha Tanaka , yet she is both Blue and restrained to artifacts. Wizards of the Coast did not have much of a grasp of the colour pie in Legends, meseems.

Like so many effects that could have been White, the Green part of the game takes it. It makes perfect sense for White to have this ability, as the colour does not only tax but outright denies (see Grand Abolisher , Leyline of Sanctity , Rest in Peace ), yet it does not.

DemMeowsephs on Queen of Braves - Sigarda Voltron

2 months ago

Hey there! I am also a fellow Voltroner as seen in some of my decks, and I may just have some card tips that work out for your advantage! There are two ways that I can see this functioning most likely better, and both of them involve screwing with your opponent long enough to ensure your gameplan ends properly. Just hoping you don't die usually doesn't work, especially in a 4 player commander game. A tactic that works in one of my decks, involves staxing out the opponent- obviously this isn't a tax deck, but by including around 10 or so stax pieces, you can really slow your opponent down a lot, and since you are in white you have access to SOOO many stax cards! Here are a few you may like. Keep in mind, some of the ones below may a bit extreme to you- I'm just sort of listing the most common ones. If you want to find more of these, I recommend going to EDHREC's tax theme.

Or, instead of slowing down your opponent, you can try to protect yourself more, allowing you to stall until you can swing with a crazy big Sigarda. This protection can range from damage, attacks, or anything really. Here are some that I like. You can see a bunch more under the EDHREC Pillowfort Theme.

Basically, I think you need some way of ensuring you have time to put Sigarda out, rather than chancing it upon luck. Before I take leave, you also may want to just consider a ton of more removal spells like Path to Exile , Beast Within , Generous Gift , and other famous ones! Now I hope this helps, good luck on your deck, +1 from me, and have a great day! Happy tapping.

Also, here are some extra cards you might like - Eladamri's Call - Sylvan Library - Selvala, Heart of the Wilds - Birds of Paradise - Ilysian Caryatid - Mother of Runes / Giver of Runes - Hunter's Insight

Jackfrost23 on

3 months ago

I am considering Grand Abolisher over Auriok Champion

OneDandyGuy on Zur commander

3 months 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!

TheVectornaut on First build deck p&f

3 months 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.

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