Ancient Craving

Legality

Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Masters 25 (A25) Uncommon
Commander 2015 (C15) Rare
Duel Decks: Sorin vs. Tibalt (DDK) Rare
Starter 1999 (S99) Rare
Portal Second Age (P02) Rare

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Ancient Craving

Sorcery

You draw three cards and you lose 3 life.

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Ancient Craving Discussion

WhichKing on Bad Scary Demon Cult Time

3 weeks ago

I feel like 45 creatures is overkill. If you put in a good draw package you don't need to have such a high creature count in order to access your creatures reliably. You can cut some apostles for Sign in Blood , Read the Bones , Greed , Ancient Craving , Phyrexian Arena , Promise of Power , Erebos, God of the Dead .

WhichKing on Kaalia but uh... Cheap-Ish

1 month ago

You can cut out around 4 creatures and maybe 1 land to fit in five slots for card draw. Card draw allows you to see more of your deck, and gives you more options throughout the game. It is frankly quite difficult to go overboard on card draw, as you'd have to fit so much card draw that your "card draw" draws you into more "card draw".

I suggest the following: Painful Truths , Read the Bones , Night's Whisper , Ancient Craving and Ambition's Cost . You can also check out this link for a decent deckbuilding framework that gives you a balanced deck.

Optimator on Love at First Bite

1 month ago

Card draw to consider: Read the Bones, Ancient Craving (bonus points for vampire theme), Sign in Blood, Arguel's Blood Fast  Flip, Syphon Mind, Damnable Pact, Disciple of Bolas

SynergyBuild on ♤That empty feeling♧

2 months ago

Well, when going for the CMDR kill, Mesmeric Orb is the card of dreams, where other cards aren't bad, like Vicious Rumors, they don't do enough to warrant me wanting their inclusion without the commander.

What should be kept is a lot of tutors, to fetch different cards, as well as a lot of ramp. Then a reasonably large hand disruption package, and finishing the deck off with some combos, and cards that do a ton to swing the board in your favor.


Unsure of your budget, and the power level you want, here are the cards I would add to increase the competitiveness of the deck:

Lands: Ancient Tomb, Gemstone Caverns, Bloodstained Mire, Polluted Delta, Verdant Catacombs, Marsh Flats

(On a budget? Do nothing with the lands!)

Tutors: Demonic Tutor, Imperial Seal, Vampiric Tutor, Grim Tutor, Cruel Tutor, Demonic Consultation.

(On a budget? Mastermind's Acquisition, Diabolic Tutor, Dark Petition, Behold the Beyond, Demonic Collusion, Demonic Consultation, Diabolic Revelation, Increasing Ambition, and Insidious Dreams)

Ramp: Mana Crypt, Mana Vault, Mind Stone, Thought Vessel, Charcoal Diamond, Lotus Petal, Everflowing Chalice, Chrome Mox, Mox Diamond, Coldsteel Heart

(On a budget? Mind Stone, Coldsteel Heart, Charcoal Diamond, Everflowing Chalice, Coalition Relic, Fractured Powerstone, Prismatic Lens, Fractured Powerstone, Thought Vessel)

Draw: Sign in Blood, Night's Whisper, Sensei's Divining Top, Scroll Rack, and Asylum Visitor (can top cards you don't want to discard), Library of Leng (tops cards you don't want to discard again... but in a different way), Necropotence

(On a budget? Sign in Blood, Night's Whisper, Read the Bones, Library of Leng, Asylum Visitor, Necropotence, Ancient Craving)

Stax: Sphere of Resistance, Thorn of Amethyst, Lodestone Golem, Damping Matrix, Chains of Mephistopheles, Trinisphere, Tangle Wire, Smokestack, Pox, Liliana of the Veil

(On a budget? use control elements like Doom Blade, and removal in black instead of stax, some of the more budget stax is okay, but generally the more layered stax the better, so the less the worse each is. Removal is a good replacement.)


Drops:

Vicious Rumors, Abyssal Nocturnus, Fell Specter, Guul Draz Specter, Herald of Anguish, Hypnotic Specter, Liliana's Reaver, Myojin of Night's Reach, Needle Specter, Scythe Specter, Sewer Nemesis, Stronghold Rats, Wei Night Raiders, Whispering Specter, Ghoulcaller's Bell, Darksteel Plate, Ordeal of Erebos, Raiders' Wake, Bontu's Last Reckoning, Anvil of Bogardan, Putrefaction, Painful Quandary, Megrim, Fraying Omnipotence, Rise of the Dark Realms, Torment of Hailfire, Liliana Vess.


Not sorry about the long comment ;)

WhichKing on (Budget EDH) Rakdos, Lord of Battlecruisers!

2 months ago

You may want to take a look at this deckbuilding framework to help make sure that you have a consistent group of effects to access every game.

Usually I start off with 37 lands and add 8 pieces of ramp. You already have 6 so I'd try to squeeze in maybe a Fellwar Stone.

Next I'd go for at least 8 pieces of draw. Now draw is boring and people always overlook it. But you have to keep in mind that a balanced deck (a deck that has a consistent group of effects and a clear gameplan) needs draw in order to access those effects. Being in black a decent card draw package would be Phyrexian Arena, Underworld Connections, Read the Bones, Sign in Blood, Erebos, God of the Dead, Bloodgift Demon, Ancient Craving and the Staff of Nin you already have. I don't think your deck is built to abuse Spiteful Visions so I would cut it.

I think burn spells are really weak in battlecruiser EDH. I'd remove all your burn spells with the exception of Rakdos Charm.

greyninja on

2 months ago

Very cool, very unique

You've got some hardcore stuff like Unspeakable Symbol, Souldrinker, Bloodflow Connoisseur, etc. I also like Blood Artist & co, Marchesa's Infiltrator and Scourge of the Throne for funsies

Your maybeboard options: Erebos, God of the Dead, Grave Pact, and I was thinking hard about Walking Ballista and I feel like there's a combo there?! Doom Whisperer should be in Karador if it isn't already; but just a great card overall

How do you feel about Ambition's Cost and Ancient Craving? They're slightly different than Painful Truths and Promise of Power... Depends on how much draw you think you need I guess. I'd maybe suggest Dusk Legion Zealot and Razaketh, the Foulblooded as well. Razaketh definitely lol

Looks fun! +1

BlueStar220 on Rats Commander

2 months ago

Just some quick suggestions:
I would recommend more card draw so you're not top-decking all the time. (The more cards you draw, the more answers you have.)
I like to aim for around 12 total:
Bloodgift Demon
Decree of Pain
Erebos, God of the Dead
Necropotence
Promise of Power
Ambition's Cost
Ancient Craving
Disciple of Bolas is especially good if you sac a big rat.

I would also recommend more removal cards, I typically aim around 20 give or take (which includes both noncreature and creature removal).
Nevinyrral's Disk
Mutilate
Hero's Downfall
Murder
Decree of Pain
Archfiend of Depravity
Butcher of Malakir
Sorin Markov

I also recommend good return spells including:
Mikaeus, the Unhallowed
Sheoldred, Whispering One

Keelroth on Rona, Disciple of Gix

2 months ago

I would suggest a little more removal/board wipes. AEtherize and Whelming Wave are good on a budget. In Garruk's Wake Bontu's Last Reckoning and Decree of Pain are also good budget boardwipes. Also a few good targeted removal spells Hero's Downfall to deal with planes walkers and Malicious Affliction since you have a sacrifice subtheme. Nighthowler Mortivore and Eater of the Dead go good with mill theme. And probably good use some more cars draw Ambition's Cost Ancient Craving Treasure Cruise and Blood Divination are good on a budget.

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Ancient Craving occurrence in decks from the last year

Commander / EDH:

All decks: 0.01%

Black: 0.1%

Rakdos: 0.05%

Golgari: 0.02%

W/B (Orzhov): 0.1%