Barter in Blood

Legality

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

Sorcery

Each player sacrifices two creatures.

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Barter in Blood Discussion

Zero2001 on EDH Removal Master List

1 month 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

3 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

3 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.

DrunkManSquakin666 on Gravedigger Meren

4 months 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:

Barter in BloodSlum Reaper(Basically, extra fleshbags; you can never have too many in a Meren deck.)

Buried Alive is a staple in these kinds of decks for a reason, and if you can afford it, Entomb is only a couple of dollars above the budget mentioned. If not, you could go without it, I'm sure.

Zulaport CutthroatBlood ArtistFalkenrath NobleSavra, Queen of the GolgariMake your opponents suffer every time you sac something. =3

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. :)

Steaditup on

5 months 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!

Legendxp on

5 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.

oshen on Alesha

5 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:

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.

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