|Commander / EDH||Legal|
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|Commander Anthology (CMT)||None|
|Duel Decks: Blessed vs Cursed (DDQ)||Uncommon|
|Commander 2015 (C15)||Uncommon|
|Avacyn Restored (AVR)||Uncommon|
|Duel Decks: Divine vs. Demonic (DDC)||Uncommon|
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Barter in Blood
Each player sacrifices two creatures.
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|Have (8)||sombrevivo , Reliva , PTsmitty , ironax , Mousemke , ZombieFood , TrackerD , frederiklw|
Barter in Blood Discussion
3 days ago
I like Altar's Reap too.
Nice deck! +1
3 weeks ago
I love the flavor of this deck! Running things like Barter in Blood and Death Cloud or just about any mass-sacrifice effect could pump your dudes and help you get in there. Also, you NEED ramp in this format. Since I am assuming that there is a budget, I recommend Cultivate, Sol Ring, Kodama's Reach, Golgari Signet, Skyshroud Claim, and Mana Vault to start. Ramp is essential in this format. Coat of Arms and Triumph of the Hordes can steal you games out of nowhere as well. Green Sun's Zenith, Chord of Calling, Diabolic Tutor , Worldly Tutor , Mastermind's Acquisition, and Demonic Tutor help you find your winning cards. Tutors are also super important in this format. You also might need some board wipes. I really am fond of Decree of Pain.
1 month ago
Not sure how low you mean by budget, but alright... W shall assume you mean under $10/card... With that in mind, here are a few cards I'm running in mine that are in that price range:
Carnage Altar is essentually an additional backoods.Zombie Infestation's a good discard outlet, and produces you some nice tokens for sacrifice.Beacon of Unrest can be a strictly better Rise.Oversold Cemetery is quite nice as well.Krosan Grip can help shut down infinite combos.Pawn of Ulamog and Awakening Zone double as sac fodder AND mana acceleration. To make matters worse for the peasants you wish to torment,they trigger Grave Pact when you use them for mana. =3
Finally, Solemn Simulacrum is an all-around staple in Commander that Meren is espeially fond of. I hope that helps. :)
1 month ago
1 month ago
Debtors' Knell if your budget allows; it lets you get Elenda back when you send her to the yard. (Friendly rules reminder: if you send Elenda to the command zone, you get no tokens from her death trigger!) Volrath's Stronghold is useful for the same reason. Hell's Caretaker rounds out your options for returning Elenda.
Cards like Bone Splinters, Fleshbag Marauder, Merciless Executioner, Barter in Blood and Innocent Blood can be really, really strong with your commander since they cause a lot of creature death. You might consider Plague Wind as your ultimate haymaker, getting Elenda truly huge and allowing you to smash for lethal commander damage.
Finally, with all your Grave Pact-type effects, ways to sacrifice your creatures for value would be strong. Ayli, Eternal Pilgrim can be a source of lifegain, and Ashnod's Altar is a classic. Viscera Seer is even a vampire! Leveraging that creature death further with cards like Blood Artist and Zulaport Cutthroat can be really solid.
A lot of my suggestions might take you away from the Vampires path (and are almost all black), but I think they'd work very strongly with Elenda.
Cathars' Crusade can turn Elenda's death into a huge board builder. Forerunner of the Legion is coming out in a couple days and can help you find clutch vampires like Butcher of Malakir or Vona. Also coming out is a nifty boardwipe that takes advantage of Elenda's small starting size: Slaughter the Strong.
I hope these suggestions helped!
2 months ago
Maybe Dying Wish and/or Murder Investigation? Also, Fleshbag Marauder, Merciless Executioner, Slum Reaper, and Barter in Blood help up your commander's power considerably. Also, Rite of Consumption, Essence Harvest, and Curse of the Cabal might be fun.
2 months ago
I can see you are working on a bit of a budget so I will try to stick to budget suggestions, but I am going to make a few suggestions that are more expensive for you to shoot for later.
I think the deck is good for a first run. I understand that it isn't quite where you want it yet, and you have ideas of what you want to add; I suggest adding those to the Maybe Board or Acquire Board to keep others from suggesting cards you already have in mind.
Firstly, recursion is great, but right now I see no way for you to get your creatures into the yard aside from attacking/blocking. So I recommend the following list for making sure you always have a reanimation target:
- Buried Alive
- Entomb (Note this can also put non-creatures that have good interaction in the yard)
- Heir of Falkenrath Flip
- Jaya Ballard, Task Mage
- Altar's Reap
- Apprentice Necromancer
- Ayli, Eternal Pilgrim
- Barter in Blood (Also hurts your opponents
- Blind Zealot
- Boggart Arsonists (Land destruction too)
- Boggart Loggers (Land destruction too)
- Bone Splinters
- Bontu the Glorified
- Breath of Fury Highly Recommend (as long as you have the mana to keep bringing creatures back you have infinite combats - add Sword of Feast and Famine for more degenerate plays)
- Abyssal Gatekeeper
Secondly, I think you need to trim most of the creatures in your deck that have more than 2 power so that you have more reanimation targets for Alesha. I suggest replacing them with cards that have good ETB effects such as:
Lastly, you will want some cards that benefit from all the death you will be causing. I suggest the cards below:
This is by no means an extensive list as I just spent a short time searching based on cards I already knew paired well. Most of these should be rather cheap additions and fairly easy to come by.
Hope this helps.
2 months ago
You need to add more control elements to make it run smoother, you have a decent amount, but it needs some sweepers like Anger of the Gods Languish or AEtherize. Disallow is going to be better than Cancel, but if you don't want to spend the money on it Scatter to the Winds, Void Shatter, Dissolve, Dissipate and Counterflux are all cheaper upgrades. Upgrade your mana base as you can, you could easily start by adding a few of the cycle dual lands or the battle for zendikar ones, then get Dragonskull Summit. I also like Foreboding Ruins and Choked Estuary, especially if you focus more on swamps. To help get bolas in play faster, Talisman of Indulgence and Talisman of Dominance are 2 drop mana rocks that work well in your colors. I would drop all your creatures and go more spell heavy, maybe making room for some Spellheart Chimera or Enigma Drake since you would increase your spell count. You can also run things like Sea Gate Oracle and Augury Owl to set up your draws. Consult the Necrosages is better than Brainbite. Slave of Bolas and Elder Mastery should be replaced with Dark Intimations. Drop Throne of the God-Pharaoh as well since you arent making tokens to benefit from it. Another decent creature to put in would be Noxious Gearhulk since it removes a creature. Duress and Blightning are also really good, as well as Negate and Barter in Blood.