Zealous Persecution

Zealous Persecution

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Until end of turn, creatures you control get +1/+1 and creatures your opponents control get -1/-1.

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Set Rarity
Mystery Booster (MYS1) Uncommon
Explorers of Ixalan (EO2) Uncommon
Eternal Masters (EMA) Uncommon
Modern Event Deck (MD1) Uncommon
Duel Decks: Sorin vs. Tibalt (DDK) Uncommon
Alara Reborn (ARB) Uncommon

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Legality

Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
Noble Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Highlander Legal
2019-10-04 Legal
Block Constructed Legal
Pioneer Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
Frontier Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

Zealous Persecution occurrence in decks from the last year

Modern:

All decks: 0.02%

Zealous Persecution Discussion

triproberts12 on Toxic relationship(trying hard to make this work)

3 months ago

You, sir. I admire your earnestness.

For getting more counters, I HIGHLY suggest Yawgmoth, Thran Physician. Golgari is an excellent color combination for getting a ton of cards in your hand and a ton of mana, so you could easily go from a couple of counters to 10 in a turn. Same logic for Planewide Celebration. 7 mana for 4 counters each isn't a bad deal. Lean into green ramp. You can definitely afford to fire off 1-for-1 2-mana green ramp spells, so long as you're drawing with Tymna.

You can amplify the effects of your infect and proliferate cards with Winding Constrictor and Corpsejack Menace. Hand of the Praetors and Phyrexian Swarmlord are infect lords, so they should probably see play. Hapatra, Vizier of Poisons means that all of your infect creatures explode into deathtouching snakes when they trade in combat.

Swamp Mosquito doesn't say infect, but it has non-keyworded Infect. Suq'Ata Assassin has non-keyworded Fear, but also gives poison counters with evasion. If you want to load up on the cheapest, most efficient bodies with infect, then it might be worth running Pit Scorpion, too.

The reason why I would go for a bigger spread of bodies is that it will ultimately be more efficient to load up on instant-speed mass pump spells, rather than having to draw and cast poorly-suited cards for Commander like Giant Growth. In priority order, I'd go Return of the Wildspeaker, Overrun, Pride of Conquerors, Make a Stand, Dark Triumph, Borrowed Grace, Zealous Persecution, Fortify, Sigil Blessing.

SideBae on Bloodpod EDH

4 months ago

You know, I didn't think of the interaction with Zealous Persecution and Linvala, Keeper of Silence. You're totally right.

jasonkrivera on Bloodpod EDH

4 months ago

Ah yes, I didn't think about the Null Rods with Treasure tokens. Good catch!

In combination with Living Plane, it looks like you're running Armageddon and Zealous Persecution too. Living Plane helps deter board wipes because they'll hit all the lands at the same time. If you have Linvala, Keeper of Silence with Living Plane, that'll turn off all your opponents' lands from producing mana, too. I definitely think it's worth a look-see. The lands will still be able to attack if they don't have summoning sickness, too, so be wary of that.

Magnanimous on Need Help With First Pioneer ...

6 months ago

Suggestions on how to build:

You need to think much more clearly about what your payoff will be. In Modern, the established Orzhov Tokens deck has plenty of generators, but wouldn't be nearly as powerful without cards like Intangible Virtue , Windbrisk Heights , and Legion's Landing  Flip. Another payoff is that token generators are "creature" spells without being creature spells and synergize well with Bedlam Reveler and Young Pyromancer . The 8-whack style of pure aggression using the extra bodies to your advantage also works

I also agree with Boza that three colors is difficult on a budget. Another good option is going for 75% one color and splashing for the really good cards outside that color. I think you should cut black and may be able to focus on red depending on how it ends up.

Specific suggestions for this deck:

From what I saw, you really like aggressive red creatures that also create tokens. I think a good place to start would just be capping the curve at three mana and filling the deck with cheap aggressive cards. So cut anything above three mana and Impact Tremors and Dragonmaster Outcast . My favorites from your deck: Legion Warboss , Hanweir Garrison , Goblin Rabblemaster , I like many of your two-mana choices, but I think testing will decide whether you need immediate board presence with Goblin Instigator effects or the possibility of a larger board presence later with Skyknight Vanguard effects.

My suggestions: Reckless Bushwhacker (aggressive and cheap payoff card), Launch the Fleet (flexible generator), Venerated Loxodon (payoff card/bomb that you should be casting for one mana), Brimaz, King of Oreskos (just fine in this deck), Zealous Persecution (I know I told you to cut black, but this honestly seems good enough to splash for), and Legion's Landing  Flip (good early, great late).

The_Besticle on Official missing/incorrect card/token thread

6 months ago

Explorers of Ixalan printing of Zealous Persecution is missing from database. It has new art as well. https://shop.tcgplayer.com/magic/explorers-of-ixalan/zealous-persecution?xid=ic097a1492cc042f1a1399694bd3dadd5

EmptyStar on Official missing/incorrect card/token thread

9 months ago

Dwynen, Gilt-Leaf Daen is missing a variant from Magic Origins, an alternate-art promo (ORI:172).

Zealous Persecution is missing a printing from Explorers of Ixalan (E02)

Hypnotic Sprite is missing an alternate-art printing from the Eldraine Collector booster (ELD:283)

Thanks!! =)

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