Persistent Petitioners

Persistent Petitioners

Creature — Human Advisor

, : Target player puts the top card of their library into their graveyard.

Tap four untapped Advisors you control: Target player puts the top twelve cards of their library into their graveyard.

A deck can have any number of cards named Persistent Petitioners.

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Format Legality
1v1 Commander Legal
Arena Legal
Block Constructed Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Gladiator Legal
Highlander Legal
Historic Legal
Legacy Legal
Leviathan Legal
Limited Legal
Modern Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Pauper Legal
Pauper EDH Legal
Pioneer Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Unformat Legal
Vintage Legal
Casual Legal
Custom Legal
Quest Magic Legal

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Persistent Petitioners Discussion

rdean14 on Card creation challenge

3 weeks ago

I think Lucky Clover and Persistent Petitioners are great examples of this, but I want to go in a very different direction. In stead of the card rewarding a keyword or making the central card to a deck, I think this would be a real build-around card in standard at least, and a staple in modern.

Reclaim the Wilds


Return each land with an activated ability that isn't a mana ability from your graveyard to the battlefield tapped.

This would make a real archetype out of lands, especially sacrifice lands, like the Deserts in Amonkhet.

I'd like to see a nonbasic colorless common land

theFro on welcome to arcum asylum

3 months ago

oh, i forgot... Holdout Settlement and Survivors' Encampment are fun ways to turn your Persistent Petitioners into early turn dorks, too (although you can't sac 'em until the lattice comes down)... helps make sure you can accelerate into T3 Arcum Dagsson every game

xtechnetia on Weird rulings for individual cards

4 months ago

Void Winnower's is a classic. Some of the other ones I've come across at some point:

Queen Marchesa - "The last ability of Queen Marchesa (long may she reign) checks to see if an opponent is the monarch as your upkeep begins. If no opponent is the monarch, Queen Marchesa’s (long may she reign) ability won’t trigger at all. Queen Marchesa’s (long may she reign) ability will also check to see if an opponent is the monarch as it tries to resolve. If no opponent is the monarch at that time, Queen Marchesa’s (long may she reign) ability will have no effect."

Demonic Pact - "Yes, if the fourth mode is the only one remaining, you must choose it. You read the whole contract, right?"

Jadelight Ranger - "If you reveal a nonland card the first time Jadelight Ranger explores and leave it on top of your library, you’ll reveal the same card the second time it explores. If you don’t pretend to be surprised, you’ll hurt Jadelight Ranger’s feelings."

Territorial Allosaurus - "Territorial Allosaurus’s ability can target another creature you control (such as a Dinosaur with an enrage ability). If you kicked it but your opponent controls no creatures that are legal targets, the ability must target another one of your creatures. Plan carefully before kicking Dinosaurs."

Persistent Petitioners - "The last ability of Persistent Petitioners lets you ignore the “four-of” rule. It doesn’t let you ignore format legality. For example, during a Ravnica Allegiance Limited event, you can’t add Persistent Petitioners from your personal collection, no matter how much they ask."

Lovestruck Beast - "If Lovestruck Beast’s power and toughness are reduced to 1/1, it learns that loving oneself is the first step on the true path to happiness, and it can attack even if you control no other 1/1 creatures."

And one borderline personal example:

Lion's Eye Diamond - "The ability is a mana ability, so it is activated and resolves as a mana ability, but it can only be activated at times when you can cast an instant. Yes, this is a bit weird."

sub780lime on Damia, Sage of Gravestones (Mill) (Retired)

5 months ago

Heliogabale, thanks so much for the many suggestions. You pointed out a couple things that I definitely hadn't gotten around to and was forgetting to do. The mana base? I had just revamped the deck and I totally forgot to review the mana base afterwards. Thanks for that.

Bloodchief Ascension was something others had recommended as well that I wanted to find a spot for and completely forgot. It's a no brainer now that I am running Mindcrank again.

I had Consuming Aberration in the first draft of the deck, but I dropped it in place of one of the combo pieces. I wouldn't mind still haven't it in there, but I'm finding it difficult to determine what to cut. I think if I drop the Persistent Petitioners any lower, they lose their effectiveness. I'm open to cut suggestions for sure.

I feel like Court of Cunning ends up drawing to much heat. I actually had cut Mindcrank for the same reason, but once I decided to go combo, I put Mindcrank in specifically as a combo piece. If I had the flash support, Court of Cunning could be fun.

I agree, I could lose at least one of my land destruction lands, Wasteland always being the first to go because of it ss non-basic only nature. I usually like at least one in the deck more to disrupt another players strategy than to prevent them from stopping mine. Morphic Pool is the first choice include. I could probably also drop one more swamp for Rejuvenating Springs.

Thanks again so much for the comments. Always appreciated. If you have any thoughts on cuts for Bloodchief Ascension, I welcome them :)

sub780lime on Advertise your COMMANDER deck!

6 months ago

This is a brand new build without any playtests. Looking at the deck as-is, two big questions are 1) would it be more beneficial to have more Persistent Petitioners versus the combo and on-demand mill spells and 2) Is removal a must and what to replace for it (only land removal right now in the deck).

Damia, Sage of Gravestones (Mill)

Commander / EDH sub780lime


channelfireball12345 on Missing Hub: Persistent Petitioners

8 months ago

Hi all,

I was just wondering if a hub exists for Persistent Petitioners and/or Shadowborn Apostle decks. I know there are many different variables that go into determining what potential hubs meet the criteria for inclusion on the site, but I was just curious as to whether their should be a hub for these two similar archetypes and why/why not.

Faux_Faux on Mill Commander

9 months ago

I would like to suggest Mono-blue Advisors, courtesy of Bruvac the Grandiloquent, and Persistent Petitioners.

I assume you mean group mill, not self-mill, but regardless, personal vote goes to either of the Lazav printings. Either old-School, or New-School; (Lazav, Dimir Mastermind & Lazav, the Multifarious)

While neither gives you direct mill with your commander, it does give you reusable resources from your opponents, (or your own) while the spells and creatures in your deck do the milling for you.

Utilizing cards like Mind Grind and Mind Funeral, you can just hit all their lands all the time lol. Also room for the classic Junktroller & Tunnel Vision combo, and Bloodchief Ascension & Mindcrank. Another personal favorite is Mana Severance & Goblin Charbelcher. The latter of which is the Last Resort ^TM IMO.

Best of Luck brewing!

Omniscience_is_life on Quest for weirdness

10 months ago

have every card in your deck be a Shadowborn Apostle/Relentless Rats/Rat Colony/Persistent Petitioners, with one Laboratory Maniac, and then just exile your entire deck and win! (I think I'ma build that deck now, actually)

let's use Crackling Drake to it's full potential!

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