Barter in Blood


Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Penny Dreadful 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
Commander Anthology (CM1) None
Duel Decks: Blessed vs. Cursed (DDQ) Uncommon
Commander 2015 (C15) Uncommon
Avacyn Restored (AVR) Uncommon
Duel Decks: Divine vs. Demonic (DDC) Uncommon
Mirrodin (MRD) Uncommon

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Barter in Blood


Each player sacrifices two creatures.

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Barter in Blood Discussion

JethroWilkins on Chaos

1 week ago

Smelt, Dragon's Claw, and Destroy the Evidence all seem like rather weak includes.

Bloodflow Connoisseur and Barter in Blood might be decent includes for cheap.

Zimmers_0 on The Deckwatch [Home Base]

2 weeks ago

Skull Storm upsets me. Thats way to much mana for a that kind of effect.

Board whips 4-5 mana. Half someones life isnt that hard or expensive Quietus Spike, Heartless Hidetsugu, Havoc Festival, and Raving Dead all do this for 6 or less. I get its a sorcery but eh... Do or Die would have been a far better reprint. That card is probably only going to be a Barter in Blood most of the time.

electromancer on The Unused Demon

3 weeks ago

Looks fun, but dude... super cheap card draw w/ Kothophed (assuming you're playing in a group):
Innocent Blood
Death Cloud
Fleshbag Marauder
Merciless Executioner
Barter in Blood
Cards like Phyrexian Arena, Underworld Connections, and Ambition's Cost have a fair mana (and life) cost, and don't really shine here.

ThoAlmighty on Tymaret, The Muder King

3 weeks ago

How about Barter in Blood? Also, I feel like your deck heavily relies on getting a card like Skullclamp or Harvester of Souls out because otherwise your impact is pretty minimal. Cards like Shambling Goblin need to cantrip or otherwise aren't doing anything. Also, maybe more cards along the lines of Lavaclaw Reaches, like Mutavault, that can be sacrificed if it becomes absolutely necessary.

Pal00ka on Thrax and Friends

1 month ago

I love Thrax, tho never built him, but an idea I had was to combine persist (Glen Elendra Archmage) and undying (Flayer of the Hatebound) with symmetrical sacrifice spells like Barter in Blood. Not sure how good it would be in practice but a different way to build him for sure.

In your build, I do not really see a theme. Like Neheb, the Eternal- why? You have maybe 3 spells that burn opponents. It seems you are counting on combat damage but then your curve is so high (and all over the place) that I cannot see him doing much work most times.

Your deck has an average of nearly CMC5, which is...high, really high. I'd consider cutting a lot of your CMC6+ spells and add more CMC1-3 that are card advantage (ex. Night's Whisper, ramp (ex. Wayfarer's Bauble), or interaction (ex. Chaos Warp).

I'd be happy to re-look once you've made some changes!

Zero2001 on EDH Removal Master List

3 months ago

Sorry for doubling up in the comments but as a huge Mazirek player I have to suggest these - Noxious Gearhulk, Tetzimoc, Primal Death, Hex, Savra, Queen of the Golgari, Slum Reaper, Perilous Predicament, Vona's Hunger, Barter in Blood, The Eldest Reborn, Grave Pact, Ghost Quarter, Field of Ruin, Sylvok Replica, Caustic Caterpillar, and Viridian Zealot. Great work with the list so far!

Wiggyman on The Thrull Is Gone - Endrek $40 Budget Control

5 months ago

How about Walk the Plank instead of Victim of Night? Seems like merfolk see less play in EDH than vampires or zombies. Also, Barter in Blood always wrecks voltron decks. Innocent Blood also.

I like Altar's Reap too.

Nice deck! +1

Oversized_Shady on Insectives

5 months 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.

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