Bile Urchin


Format Legality
Vintage Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Legacy Legal
Modern Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Pauper Legal

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Betrayers of Kamigawa Common

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Bile Urchin

Creature — Spirit

Sacrifice Bile Urchin: Target player loses 1 life.

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Bile Urchin Discussion

ghoul_Legion on fleshbag funbag

3 months ago

First of all, with this high CMC you need 24 lands.

While I understand you are trying to sacrifice your creatures for beneficial effects, the high converted mana cost of your deck makes it kind of hard to work with.

Here are some lower cost creatures that could be good:

Augur of SkullsBasal Sliver (mana accelerator to cast Ruthless Deathfang faster)Bile UrchinBlind ZealotBlood BairnBloodthrone VampireCarrier Thrall (mana accelerator, 2x creature)Corpse HaulerDeath CultistDemonic Taskmaster (need tokens spawn everyturn)Devouring SwarmWestvale Abbey  Flip This is a must have.Disciple of Griselbrand Save yourself.Doomed Necromancer Worth it.Eldrazi Skyspawner Mana acceleratorFont of ReturnFume SpitterGnawing ZombieGutless GhoulMerciless ExecutionerMortician Beetle -------> Cause why not.Nezumi Bone-Reader ControlPawn of Ulamog mana acceleratorQarsi SadistQuest for the GravelordThoughtpicker Witch controlThrull Surgeon controlVampiric RitesVoracious Null

Skirsdag High Priest Isn't this amazing?

ThatGuy4242 on Graveyard Smash

6 months ago

I absolutely love the deck. After seeing this I am now determined to make my own variation including some of the following suggestions. Btw this is so long because its also a note to myself.

unos on Rakdos Discard Madness Punishment

8 months ago

To cast Rakdos, Lord of Riots you need to be 100% sure of dealing combat damage at turn 4. It really depends on what kind of opponent you're facing. If your little damagers are blocked or removed, no Rakdos, Lord of Riots for you.

You can also design other ways to do free damage at turn 4. Examples are countless:

The other route is "not casting it":

  • Fleshwrither's unique put-into-play-from-library ability that works because both rakdos and this horrific guy cost 4 mana total (not doable on turn 4)

  • using things that let you put it into play from your hand like Through the Breach or Quicksilver Amulet

  • putting Rakdos into the graveyard and reanimating it directly into play. This is the way Reanimator decks cheat powerful creatures (Griselbrand) into play. You have to: (1) find your Rakdos from your library and (2) put him into your graveyard, (3) reanimate it, (4) in some cases find a way to dodge the reanimation spell drawbacks. It's tricky, see that a deck that does this needs the whole deck built around this single combo (

I recommend the two following articles:

  • how to handle Rakdos Lord of Riots (

  • suggestions for a Rakdos Commander list ( that has a huge number of synergic card suggestions (not always modern-legal eh!)

(sorry but external links weren't appearing. you will have to copypaste)

amazingdan on

9 months ago

I believe Death Cultist is a strictly better Bile Urchin.

SmokeyBear15 on Thousand Bites to the Ankle

10 months ago

Howdy! Fellow Shirei player here (Let 'em Die [Primer: Shirei, Shizo's Caretaker]). Got some recommendations for ya.

First and foremost: Skullclamp prevents your creatures from reanimating with Shirei, since it boosts their power. I'd replace it and Dark Prophecy with Smothering Abomination and Harvester of Souls for some crazy card draw. And maybe Sidisi, Undead Vizier could replace Increasing Ambition since it's a creature-based tutor with a big body that lets you sac a creature.

I'd replace Bile Urchin with Crypt Rats. He can be a board wipe, kill off your weenies in lieu of a sac outlet, and can kill your opponents too, near the end of the game. The urchin is just very slow.

Dutiful Attendant is another Golgari Thug type effect. Mostly. Fume Spitter and Necropede are good ways to get your higher powered guys (like Gray Merchant of Asphodel) down to 1 power, and as removal for indestructible enemies.

Discard effects are slow in EDH, and can make you enemies when they're targeted. Noxious Toad hits all your opponents at once.

Deathgreeter is good lifegain. Pawn of Ulamog and Sifter of Skulls make ton of tokens for you that can sac themselves and make mana for ramping with. What's not to love? Similar deal with Spawning Pit. Dark Privilege is great protection with a sac outlet.

Groovelord on Kyoki, Sanity's Eclipse

1 year ago

Looking pretty good! I'm thinking of making a Kyoki deck myself and you're giving me some good ideas.

Phage the Untouchable and Mikaeus together are kind of risky. I'm not altogether sold on Mikaeus since he doesn't play nice with Kyoki and has a tendency to steal the spotlight. I like your focus on return-to-hand recursion, though. You could probably go almost exclusively hand-recursion. I can see Kyoki having a big turn involving Empty the Catacombs (and probably some kind of graveyard exile effect).

A key synergy I'm thinking of is . With enough mana, you can machine-gun your opponents' hands into oblivion. Jet Medallion is also very helpful, since this deck wants to cast lots of spells each turn. Null Profusion and Dark Prophecy might be able to help out with that.

Erebos, God of the Dead is great, but Vampiric Rites seems like a better draw engine.

You also have a bit of a life drain/life loss thing going on, but I'd get rid of it for more stuff that focuses on Kyoki. I think Undertaker and Palace Siege (and maybe Palace Siege's cheaper, finnickier cousin Oversold Cemetery) can do a lot of work for Kyoki.

Overall, more cheap spirits that can be easily sacrificed and re-cast (like the adorable Bile Urchin) can replace some bigger bombier guys like Massacre Wurm or Sheoldred, Whispering One. Phyrexian Reclamation, Tortured Existence, Haunted Crossroads. Cloudstone Curio is amazing with Kyoki too, since it precludes the need to sacrifice. If you like the bounce, maybe run Erratic Portal too.

I'd run Horobi, Death's Wail, because he's sick with Kuro, Pitlord and shuts down a surprisingly large number of good cards.

Seizan, Perverter of Truth is probably the only spirit on the list I would definitely not run. He gives our opponents cards! No good. Phyrexian Arena is better.

Murder should be Rend Flesh. Rogue's Passage can also be replaced with Shizo, Death's Storehouse, since your best targets for Rogue's Passage are probably going to be legendary anyway (Kyoki and Phage).

Anyway, sorry for the long post, and have fun playing Kyoki!

NewHorizons on Liliana, Heretical Healer: She Will BLOW Your Mind

1 year ago

I think you might have one too many boardwipes in there especially with all the tutors you have. However it could just be integral to your gameplan to only have lili on the field and it could depend on your meta. If you find it's too many I would take out either Extinguish All Hope or Crux of Fate.

I must not be getting a major part of the deck because I can't imagine why some of these sacrifice outlets to flip lili would be worth a card. Cards like Shifting Wall and Death Cultist Cabal Trainee and Bile Urchin are dead drops on an already flipped Lili as far as I can tell. Phyrexian Marauder and Endless One and Dross Hopper also seems to just exist to die. Fume Spitter seems like it might have some utility against some good cards like Lotus Cobra but it still feels weak for edh standards. Same with Heap Doll.

I'm not sure what your devotion usually is in this deck, but I can't imagine it would be enough for an effective Gray Merchant of Asphodel.

Some cards I thought of adding: Dark Prophecy. This is obviously good with all your sacrifice creatures.Endrek Sahr, Master Breeder. This guy gives you presence and fodder for your sacrifice engines.Grim Haruspex. You seem to have a lot of nontokens dying in here. This fits with that and gives you some advantage for otherwise sub-bar sacrifice abilities.Harvester of SoulsOgre SlumlordLifeline - you're liable to have your dead creatures you sacrificed to liliana return and since none of them seem to be sorcery speed you could do them every turn.Pawn of UlamogBig Game Hunter - Great with liliana's madness effect and otherwise still good.Vampire Hexmage - Better by far than Dross Hopper. Can kill planeswalkers and hydras while flipping lili at the same time. And you can always tutor for Dark Depths for an alternative win-condition.

FAMOUSWATERMELON on What Led zeppelin smoked

1 year ago


First of all, play Damnation instead to All Is Dust. It hits everything and costs cheaper (not $-wise though).

Bile Urchin is shit. You can play your Deathrite Shaman instead, or something else. Literally any other creature is better.

Black Market is kind of useless, since most of your stuff is cheap and you already have a lot of mana stuff.

Jet Medallion is especially bad in this deck. Sol Ring perhaps? Not sure what else you have.

Why don't you just play 4x Demonic Tutor? It's strictly better than Diabolic Tutor.