Barter in Blood


Format Legality
Pre-release Legal
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Penny Dreadful Legal
Casual Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Pauper Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
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

heavenorhell on Meren Graveyard Fun

3 days ago

Thanks for the feedback!

SkullOfPoison i like the design of the card but I'm more interested in having creatures with which I can recur enter or leave battle field triggers.

brandonsperry25 I see what you mean and I do agree. I've put in Dictate of Erebos as a budget Grave Pact and am uncertain if I need both in the deck? Did not think of Black Market and will certainly add that into the deck. I'm keen on adding at least Innocent Blood and Bone Splinters (and Barter in Blood if theres space) but not sure what to replace.

Im thinking of replacing the Strionic Resonator with Black Market?

brandonsperry25 on Meren Graveyard Fun

3 days ago

I feel like you need more sacrifice type spells to help get the engine rolling. Cards like Barter in Blood, Bone Splinters and Innocent Blood all help with Meren and her experience counters. Also, Grave Pact. Keeps your opponents sacrificing while you're bringing stuff back.

Have you thought about Black Market for all the mana you could get from the sacrificing?

multimedia on Golgari EDH Deck

2 weeks ago

Hey, for a first Commander deck this looks very good.

I suggest expanding on the make every player sac something strategy:

Deathreap Ritual seems very good here potentially drawing you a lot of cards since it triggers for every player's end step. Tireless Tracker can make clues which can be a continuous amount of permanents to sac for draw and counters and she has counters interaction.

I suggest adding Golgari Signet, Mind Stone and Commander's Sphere. Both Stone and Sphere can be sac later on for draw and counters.

Some sac lands to consider are:

Good luck with your deck.

wisegreenbean on

2 weeks ago

If you intend for this to be a modern deck, as in you intend to take it to modern nights and the like, that's what my suggestions are focused towards. First off, Sanguine Bond is just too slow. Games often end turn 4, making the 5 drop win-con with no acceleration rather sketchy.

Hex Parasite is a good back up when you need to lose a lot of life in a hurry for your combo. Admittedly it doesn't get any bigger most of the time, but as near as I can tell, your primary win con really is to gain the life back and then get the Vizkopa kill, making Hex Parasite. It's also actually a good effect vs affinity and counters company, which will be running creatures with counters on them. I'd suggest at least 1-2, in the event you get Surgical Extraction hitting Immolating Souleater.

Speaking of surgical effects, I think your side board needs a lot of work. You are VERY heavily invested in kill spells in your mainboard, and some matchups require few or no kill spells. Those are mostly dead draws against things like storm, valakut decks, lantern control, UW control, etc. You should consider diversifying you side-board to handle non-creature based avenues of attack. As near as I can tell you're on a budget, so I'll try to keep my suggestions under $5. Stony Silence, Inquisition of Kozilek, more Duress, Eidolon of Rhetoric, Relic of Progenitus. Barter in Blood seems very rough, considering you might be sweeping yourself too.

I'd cut Condemn for Blessed Alliance. Or just cut Condemn, I see you're at 63 cards maindeck, and you want to get down to 60.

If you're in the market for sideboard sweepers, Dusk might be up your alley.

Last note, burn matchup seems potentially rather dangerous, may need some life gain in side board. Another reason why Blessed Alliance is very reasonable.

cosmcbun on Sahry... You're Dead.

3 weeks ago

Sweet deck! I think it should run more ways to protect endric, given how important he is to the deck. Also, maybe Barter in Blood?

Razulghul on Honey, why is there a pot roast inside the candle?

1 month ago

Hi there, I was wondering if you have considered just a few stax cards since you will most likely have enough tokens to offset their effects? The cards I'm mostly thinking of are Smokestack, Small Pox and maybe even Descent into Madness? deathcloud and Pox might be too much though.

Other cards I'd recommend are removal such as Innocent Blood, Barter in Blood and possibly even Kuon, Ogre Ascendant though he's rough at BBB cost.

Cloudstone Curio is a great value engine and Cryptic Gateway could be pretty awesome too. Anyways hope it helps!

Tappedoutman on Tasigur The 20th Century Boy

1 month ago

CaptSillva thanks again... However this deck Borned like control deck and my creature inside this deck are not a lot because i don t want to lose important pieces on mine and opponents remouval, In the most of cases i don t need a lot of creatures to win the games I have a very mix meta and I can steal opponents creatures without problems this is the reason because I run Barter in Blood and Innocent Blood. My best creatures like Vorinclex, Voice of Hunger, Void Winnower, Grave Titan, Wurmcoil Engine can really make the difference and I repeat I usually don t have difficult to use opponents resources, the last update The Mimeoplasm it s the confirm of that theory . I agree with you on Last Word and I thought about Cryptic Command but I will probably go for Insidious Will because probably Command is to heavy for specific CMC. With many remouvals I prefear beast within because the 3/3 beast usually doesnt stay a lot on the board and it could be an answer for a plainswalker too. Reality Shift is because is my answer for indistructible people like Innocent Blood and Barter, I play against a Jhoira EDH too and a Ulamog is not easy to remouve in the case. Thanks again for comment and for suggests.

Kosharku on Vela Tokken Eldrazi

2 months ago

This is actually a really sweet idea for a deck - especially with the tokens dying and triggering Vela! I'll mention a few things for you to think about:

In any Eldrazi deck, the mana base is going to be really important. A lot of the lands you have in currently can be replaced with better cards. In addition, you don't need as many colorless only sources as you have very few cards that require . I will refer you to my go to deck helper which helps me cover all the bases (heh).

Another issue I see is a lack of draw in the deck. If you play it as is you will probably find that you're hitting the mana you need with nothing to follow up. Cut ~5 creatures and add generic blue draw spells (Fact or Fiction, Deep Analysis, ect) to increase your deck's consistency. Don't be afraid to add a few bigger draw spells like Stroke of Genius and Recurring Insight as well, you're going to have the mana for it!

Last but not least, you should revisit your removal spells (counterspells/destroy target X). Black is the best color in MTG for destruction and you could do some more digging to find some really nice stuff - for example switching out Ultimate Price for Barter in Blood. As for counterspells, If you're wanting to stay on theme with the Eldrazi keep the ones you have, but there strictly better counter spells such as Mana Leak and plain ol' Counterspell.

All in all, a great idea that just needs some refining - best of luck with the deck!

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