Bitterblossom

Legality

Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern 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
Ultimate Masters Promo (UMAP) Mythic Rare
Ultimate Masters (UMA) Mythic Rare
Modern Masters 2015 Edition (MM2) Mythic Rare
Morningtide (MOR) Rare
Promo Set (000) Rare

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Tokens

Bitterblossom

Tribal Enchantment — Faerie

At the beginning of your upkeep, you lose 1 life and create a 1/1 black Faerie Rogue creature token with flying.

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Bitterblossom Discussion

alias42 on Atraxa Superfriends

18 hours ago

Recommended adds: Tamiyo, the Moon Sage one of the best walkers in edh... she just does nuts things

Deadeye Navigator flicker djeru, deepglow skate or thalias lancers. Win?

Bitterblossom protect those walkers bro.

Tezzeret the Seeker able to tutor chain veil to the battlefield, and goes infinite with the chain veil. Almost a 1 card win the game combo.

Ugin, the Spirit Dragon another all around great card. One of the best ults in the game, and really easy to ult. Even if you don't ult him, he's a selective board wipe or removal/burn.

I'll leave what you cut for these up to you, because alot of the chooves will be largely meta dependent. The rest of the swaps I'm going to recommend are for direct upgrades to cards that are currently in your deck, meaning swap card a for card b. Not saying to cut these to make room for the above cards, unless you feel that's the best choice.

Recommended swaps Cut Day of Judgment Add Supreme Verdict or Wrath of God. Probably Verdict since regeneration isn't super common, but either one is strictly better than day of judgment.

Cut Call the Gatewatch or Mystical Tutor or Enlightened Tutor Add Vampiric Tutor

EsperPanorama on White Night

4 days ago

Thanks for the suggestions moldycrow83 . Bitterblossom is not in my budget range and shares a dowside with the Westvale Cult Leader: It only generates one token per turn which is too slow. Ophiomancer and Skirsdag High Priest are already included because they provide excellent defense.

I totally like your suggestions of all the other cards. My commanders are quite mana intensive and Carnival of Souls and Black Market look like excellent inclusions!

Let's get back to your deck and see if we can find some nice inclusions for it.

moldycrow83 on White Night

5 days ago

Hmmm, going a pure aristocrats route could work. I like having the consistent token generators for things like that, such as:

If you have a decent lifegain engine going, than something like Carnival of Souls could work really well for ramp, but depends when you're getting tokens. Black Market also helps with mana, but 5cmc isn't easy to get out early to pick up those counters.

Decent cards that work on death triggers: Dark Prophecy and Smothering Abomination trigger even if a token dies and can provide some great card draw. Jar of Eyeballs is a strange little card. It lets you not only tutor, but arrange your deck. Proper Burial provides life gain and triggers even on a token's death. Requiem Angel is another high cmc card, but it can really net you a lot of tokens.

Sunbond and Cradle of Vitality are some neat ways to buff your commander(s) or other creature with life gain. Could work nicely with Elenda, the Dusk Rose.

GolgariJunkman on This... is... MEREN!!!

6 days ago

@tbjbenjamin

I have tried Ravenous Slime and it wasn't very good at all 'cause the meta shifts lately so it was a good suggestion but the wrong time, you know? ... Grand Arbiter Augustin IV and Najeela, the Blade-Blossom dominating lately while Circu, Dimir Lobotomist and Marath, Will of the Wild (also Stax but with Kiki/Pod) wasn't a hard matchup.

Make Obsolete and Minister of Pain - I haven't tried them but in the nearest future I will! I like the idea but I would prefer Minister of Pain over Make Obsolete 'cause it's repeatable with Meren.

Assassin's Trophy - Good call! Also a good addition and on the list for this month!

I have look at your list and it's amazing! The addition of Bottomless Pit and Contamination with crackwood liege, Ophiomancer and Bitterblossom as token producers.

goldlion on Google Ghave, Search Engine of Doom *Help Wanted*

1 week ago

Thanks NeverCloud!

Ohhhh, so close with Yeva, Nature's Herald. I had actually looked at her, but unfortunately her text reads "green creatures". How ever, with that "nasty surprise" strategy in mind, I added Elvish Piper and Deathrender in. Protean Hulk, Eldritch Evolution, Pattern of Rebirth and, Birthing Pod (recommended by hkhssweiss) could all be great parts of the "Surprise Package" :). I like looking at it like that!

The flicker strategy would be great to bring more focus to, such a good point. I have an Eerie Interlude. With the amount of board wipes in my metta I was thinking Faith's Reward and Second Sunrise would double as responses and flickers (in a way) for my board-state. I could also use them after sacking Avatar of Growth through Ghave or another trigger. Flickerwisp, Conjurer's Closet and Restoration Angel will definitely get some serious consideration as I work with the final deck list!

Painful Quandary could be such a perfect include and really brings a paint theme to completion, especially if I go the "lands matter's" route with Ob Nixilis, the Fallen as an include. And with that direct pain strategy in mind, Exquisite Bond becomes a huge include. I appreciate the combo potential with Sanguine Bond as well, however at this point it seems like its only reason for being in there would be Exquisite Bond due to the lack of other life gain in here. Huge thanks for the Exquisite Bond idea though - that could be an easy 30 life in a turn, while swinging my opponents down! Awesome.

I think I'll end up working with two different builds of this deck because of different metta's I might play in. One group has less of an enjoyable view for control, so for them I think I'll go "land's matter". However, I really want to work on the control version as well to make a version that is more of a fast, interesting combo deck. I think Bitterblossom could work in the either one, especially with the fuel it gives Ghave and a few other sac engines in here.

Awesome, NeverCloud - your comment definitely helped it evolve a good step! Thanks again.

NeverCloud on Google Ghave, Search Engine of Doom *Help Wanted*

1 week ago

I'm really loving the deck idea! Maybe add Yeva, Nature's Herald for a nasty surprise when you tempt them while Ob isn't out, then flash him in when they pay costs to do a search (:

-Flickerwisp Conjurer's Closet Eerie Interlude and Restoration Angel can work with creatures like Avatar of Growth to get additional procs of their ETB. There are other flicker options as well if you want to go this route.

Given the nature of your deck, adding Painful Quandary to punish people further (with Wound Reflection that's potentially 10 life paid to cast a spell) could work.

Sanguine Bond and Exquisite Blood combo is a nice alt win con, with the latter giving you more survival as you drain your opponents' life.

For your Maybeboard, looks like you have a few very separate ideas going on. I personally like the black control you've got going, so you could build more on that. Bitterblossom and Mind Slash can be a harsh combo to have out for your opponent(s), especially if you just got rid of their hands with Mindslicer.

Hope this helps!

voidlurker on Erebos, the Opressor - MBC (Multiplayer)

1 week ago

hkhssweiss much appreciated! :)

Drana was at one point at the helm of this deck too, but I switched to Erebos for the card advantage and because he doesn't die as much to my own spells.

Geth was also a former general for the deck, and it was fun having him run things, but in the end I was looking for something of a Pox deck for mono black. Not quite stax, but just enough pain to give people a headache.

Mhm. Contamination /IS/ that good. The deck in its current version just can't support it. I used to run it with a full package: Bloodghast, Reassembling Skeleton, Bitterblossom and the like along with Dictate of Erebos and Grave Pact and sacrifice effects. But the deck started taking a different direction, so I had to remove them, and so Contamination had to go too.

I actually swapped Mind Stone and Thought Vessel for the 'colored' rocks that I mentioned earlier. So far it's been good.

As for Mindblade Render (and Dark Confidant) I find them more suitable for aggro decks. That's where I usually put them in. But I might make room for Twilight Prophet depending on how fast I can get to ten permanents. Card advantage, life gain, /and/ I get to bleed my opponents? Yes, please.

Mutilate and Ashes to Ashes also used to be in the deck, but the many non-basics that I run kept making the former ineffective and the latter was axed because I was cutting down on sorcery speed removal.

What's your experience with Torment of Hailfire? That card has always been on my radar, but I've never run it nor seen it in action. I don't like it when they get to choose their punishment. :))

hkhssweiss on Erebos, the Opressor - MBC (Multiplayer)

1 week ago

voidlurker No worries I love mono-black decks, as one of my babies is my Drana deck. I play in a pretty cutthroat environment so I was unsure of what your meta is like. But Contamination is a damn good card, it really pairs with Bitterblossom. Some other recommendation I would consider than would be Geth, Lord of the Vault as a way as denial and ramp if your opponents play a lot of ramp or creature dorks.

Some additional two drop rocks that can be considered is ye ol faithful Mind Stone and Thought Vessel. Mindblade Render is a bit slower version of Dark Confidant but it does get you that extra push for card draw. Twilight Prophet as well if you can hit that ascend trigger as it would negate the life loss. Mutilate can act in as a secondary board wipe, I'm also quite fond of Ashes to Ashes. Torment of Hailfire is quite devastating even at x=10.

If ya like I wouldn't mind discussing deck building :P

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