Peer into the Abyss

Peer into the Abyss

Sorcery

Target player draws cards equal to half the number of cards in their library and loses half their life. Round up each time.

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Peer into the Abyss Discussion

smilodex on Best Commanders in EDH [Tier List]

3 days ago

@Imposter: Zedruu the Greathearted is a very fun group hug commander, who can also generate card advantage, BUT you need a lot of protection for Zedru and you have to play bad cards in your deck to get the best out of Zedru. You need so many resources to get him to work and without him, your deck is filled with a lot of horrible cards. So If you want to get the most value out of him, you have to play them, and then you also have to use Zedrus ability to give away these bad permanents. If you play this deck against advanced players, they will always remove Zedru when your bad permanent is on the stack. In this scenario you'll find yourself stuck in a very bad position. Some of these permanents you try to play in Zedru straight up loose you the game if you don't get rid of them. Phelddagrif is also often played as a group hug deck, he's a political tool (gift blockers to somebody who's in trouble), he can protect himself and he's an infinite mana outlet in the commandzone and he's part of an infinite combo with Suture Priest.

@Sephyrias: Mardu is currently in a pretty strong state of the meta, because of meta defining cards like Dockside Extortionist, Underworld Breach, Silence, Ad Nauseam/Necropotence/Peer into the Abyss, all the black tutors and all the asymmetrical stax pieces like Drannith Magistrate/Dauthi Voidwalker/Esper Sentinel/Grand Abolisher etc. The main reason of Kaalia's power is the fact that she can consistently cheat one of the following demons on the field in the first few rounds of the game: Razaketh, the Foulblooded or Vilis, Broker of Blood (Rune-Scarred Demon, Burning-Rune Demon, Doom Whisperer) Anyone who has ever played against a completely tuned Kaalia deck knows that the game is usually over as soon as one of the demons is on the battlefield and you have no answer for it. You can read exactly how this works (like Eisenherz wrote) in the respective Kaalia cEDH primers, but the deck has several combo lines to finish the game.

@Commander_JAR: I think you don't really understand the difference between high powered EDH and cEDH. Have you ever even bothered to read the Kaalia (cEDH) primer, why they only play 3-5 demons? Because they need the other deckslots for protection, interaction, carddraw, ramp and for tutors to find Razaketh. Flooding the board with Dragons Angels and attacking is maybe fun for you but a completely different strategy and by far not as effective as comboing with the demons... Please do us all a favour and educate yourself on the subject of competitive EDH before you post your opinion about ranking commanders. Take atleast a look at a few cEDH matches, deck techs and in general the currently strongest decklists (https://cedh-decklist-database.com) in the format and WHY they are as strong as they are.

Please read the description of the Tier List here, because we explain the difference between a strong and a competitive commander. I can highly recommend the youtube channel and the podcast of Playing with Power MTG, there you'll find many interesting videos on the subject of Competetive EDH (https://youtu.be/FwJyb8vk--4).

Necrosis24 on What's Your Favorite Spooky MTG …

1 week ago

Bloodcurdler/Peer into the Abyss I like because at first glance they kinda look like blobs but upon a closer examination you see the abomination

Foreshadow/Hair-Strung Koto: Give me haunted house vibes

Thought Scour/Pulling Teeth: Torture much?

Brink of Madness/Dreamborn Muse: Not inherently scary but becomes more and more unsettling the longer you look.

Grafted Identity: This is one I like because it doesn't really look scary but understanding the events leading up to someone sewing another's face upon theirs is rather terrifying.

EVEN-ELITE on A Better Rograkh & Tevesh

3 weeks ago

Turn 1 win hand (probably): Badlands, Lotus Petal, Culling the Weak, Rite of Flame, Pyretic Ritual, Peer into the Abyss, and something else.

brianizbrewtal on Meren: Necromancy & haruSpEX

1 month ago

Scytec yup those will do it, appreciate the tips! I am a big fan of the mike n ballista combo. I think a good card for self mill (of sorts) could be Mesmeric Orb and Peer into the Abyss targeting yourself.

LynxGoddess on Angels & Demons The Balance Of Light & Dark

1 month ago

On the theme of burning your own life total for value and interaction, this deck looks like it might enjoy Fire Covenant. A really nice little board wipe at instant speed. You might want to look to the Mystical Archives version though, so you don't put any pesky dragon artwork in your deck. Yuck!

Also, there is a pair of really great draw spells common in cEDH that follow the same theme in Ad Nauseam and Peer into the Abyss. They'd fit well with the theme but are really mana hungry and might be walking a bit too close to the line of "tutors".

GreenHamma on K'rrik

1 month ago

sfolsom2006 theres the problem... I usually win by turn 4 lol don't need the card draw... jokes aside some card draw combos that have been good

  1. Final Parting into Vilis, Broker of Blood & Reanimate which you can definitely do on budget, and when you reanimate vilis you auto draw 8 cards because of the life loss from reanimate

  2. Skullclamp which you can keep killing off your shadowborn and drawing more which also fits with your Dictate of Erebos (mana for skull clamp is the only hard part but can be solved by adding Carnival of Souls or some other kind of ritual or spells say like Skirge Familiar

  3. Vilis, Broker of Blood if you dont have shadowborn apostles to sac for razaketh grab vilis instead and you can cast shadowborn for life and draw more... then you will have enough to grab razzy and win.

  4. Peer into the Abyss if you play this and you draw rituals or even just cast shadowborn sac get razaketh, then tutor songs of the damned you can win

  5. Just tutor these options doesn't matter what tutors just have some.

you have lots more draw options than the original deck so you should be good. Just think outside the box and strategies will pop up. Weird things that you would have never thought of.

I own my deck in paper but i proxy a few like grim monolith, city of traitors, and divine top.. don't be afraid to proxy you can make some solid ones.

"Also, I have no idea how to give you credit for the original deck construction, is there a place I can tag you for credit?"

This is usually done by putting a hyperlink in the description then posting the website so people can click on it if need be. Thanks for asking and it's all good I appreciate you actually trying lol. do let me know when you fix your problems with the deck i would like to hear how yours goes.

jsnrice on Nekusar, the Mindrazer EDH: Drawn to Death

1 month ago

Peer into the Abyss is an instant-kill and much needed card for this deck.

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