Until end of turn, creatures you control get +1/+1 and creatures your opponents control get -1/-1.
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|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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|Commander / EDH||Legal|
Zealous Persecution occurrence in decks from the last year
All decks: 0.02%
Zealous Persecution Discussion
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.
3 months ago
Version 2.1. Mystery booster draft best picks. -Moldervine Reclamation, +Kin-Tree Invocation // -Bedeck / Bedazzle, +Azra Oddsmaker // -Ethereal Absolution, +Zealous Persecution // -Castle Embereth, +Artisan of Kozilek // -Gate Colossus, +Renegade Map // -Clockwork Servant, +Sigil of Valor // -Diamond Knight,+ Bomat Bazaar Barge // -Griffin Protector, +Cast Out // -Shining Aerosaur, +Dictate of Heliod // -Battlefield Promotion, +Cartouche of Solidarity // -Terror, +Skeletal Scrying // -Raging Goblin, +Ghitu Lavarunner // -Ancient Hellkite, +Flametongue Kavu // -Overgrowth, +Grapple with the Past // -Unsummon, +Man-o'-War // -Chillbringer, +The Mirari Conjecture // -Thunder Drake, +Sigiled Starfish
4 months ago
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.
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).
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
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)
9 months ago
is this better?
2x Arashin Foremost 4x Battle Brawler 3x Blood-Chin Rager 4x Chief of the Edge 3x Chief of the Scale 4x Bump in the Night 4x Mardu Woe-Reaper 4x Orzhov Charm 4x Changeling Outcast 4x Zealous Persecution 8x Swamp 8x Plains 4x Concealed Courtyard