Grand Abolisher

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Format Legality
1v1 Commander Legal
Archenemy 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
Planechase Legal
Quest Magic Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Vanguard Legal
Vintage Legal

Grand Abolisher

Creature — Human Cleric

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

Niko9 on A Discussion of Staples

22 hours ago

FormOverFunction Too true : ) Not only are there way more commanders, but ones that have ultra-specific abilities so there is that wider range of what's possible, but at the same time, almost more limited ways to play an individual commander. Something like Jaheira, Friend of the Forest (ha, I am replaying BG2 so this is what comes to mind) but Jaheria is so specific as a commander that your build is stuck between either being the same as every other Jaheria deck, or being something that's completely better suited for another commander.

But the more I think about it, I'm realizing that my post might be way off too. When I'm building decks I always start with a commander I want to use and go from there, so my process takes the meta less into account than the want to figure out the puzzle that is a commander I like.

Things I'd consider more staples are like

Llanowar Elves


Tragic Slip

Lightning Bolt

Arcane Signet

Grand Abolisher


Guardian of Faith

Mind Stone

and some of the MDFC cards

Not because every deck needs to run them, but because every time you draw them you will absolutely use them that game.

SufferFromEDHD on Nazahn | LIpgrade Logic

2 weeks ago

Grand Abolisher or Dosan the Falling Leaf great hatebears that control spells.

Manglehorn punish opponents for playing similar strategies.

Phyrexian Revoker is Pithing Needle on a stick.

Worrad75 on Attack-harmonicon

2 months ago

OUT: Tibalt's Trickery

Good card, wrong deck for the moment. Could possibly slide back in if the deck feels powerful and I start playing against more powerful strategies.

Duke Ulder Ravengard

such fun, much cmc. Gleeock was right; its too expensive.

IN: Myrel, Shield of Argive

Pulled one recently, and I think I'm going to refocus the build slightly on token creation. The Grand Abolisher effect is gravy. pairs well with Company Commander

Skyknight Vanguard

One of our better cheap creature token creators, and the flying makes the floor significantly higher than at first glance


Mardu Ascendancy

This has gotta be amazing in a tokens build. The sac is a sneakily strong instant-speed effect (likely to go unnoticed), and it can be recurred with Sun Titan. Just not sure what to take out for it; hit me with some suggestions! My initial thought is Duelist's Heritage, which is sad because I love that card.

Gidgetimer on Does manifesting Grand Abolisher cause …

2 months ago

Grand Abolisher prevents your opponents from casting spells or activating abilities on your turn. It has no effect on spells that have already been cast or abilities that have already been activated. All it prevents is the action of casting the spell/activating the ability.

Andromedus on Does manifesting Grand Abolisher cause …

2 months ago

My opponent casts a spell or uses a creature ability during my turn, in response I manifest Grand Abolisher by using Mastery of the Unseen. Does their spell fizzle? Does the creature (or artifact etc.) still tap (if tap is a cost) but have no effect? Or can manifest not be used with Abolisher in this way?

I know manifest doesn't use the stack and can't be responded to, but Abolisher also is supposed to prevent actions, so I'm not sure how this resolves.

SufferFromEDHD on myrel, shield of argive

4 months ago

Myrel is awesome power creep weirdness. Like Grand Abolisher fused with Krenko, Tin Street Kingpin.

Smokestack um...

Omen of the Sun on curve and useful.

Knight-Captain of Eos might be overkill but something to do with all those soldiers.

Field Marshal great lord.

Esper Sentinel quality 1 drop, artifact AND a soldier.

Niko9 on How important is the "fit"?

4 months ago

I mean, I feel like most players are somewhere in-between what is the most optimized deck and what cards you just want to play with, but there's a lot of gray area there, so I was just wondering how you all look at it.

And I guess what I mean more specifically is, when you make a deck, how important is the fit and flavor vs just pure effect? One example is that I have a deck where both Grand Abolisher and Ranger-Captain of Eos would be so good, but at the same time, I just don't feel like they fit. I'm not even sure if it's just the art style, I don't know, I just can't get into slotting them in. Does this happen to everyone, or is it just what happens to one janky player : )

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