Bitterblossom

Legality

Format Legality
Pre-release Legal
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Modern Masters 2015 Edition Mythic Rare
Morningtide Rare
Promo Set Rare

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Tokens

Bitterblossom

Tribal Enchantment — Faerie

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

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Bitterblossom Discussion

SweetSupremacy on Mardu Creativity

19 hours ago

I've been trying to brew something similar. Here's mind: http://tappedout.net/mtg-decks/04-07-17-mardu-creativity/

I do like Bitterblossom as a token producer. The fliers are very relevant with a single Intangible Virtue and a couple Sorin, Solemn Visitor as an alt win condition.

What I want to find most of all is a non-creature card advantage engine like what Snapcaster Mage and Kolaghan's Command offer Grixis.

Hunson_Abadeer on Soul Sisters Tokens

3 days ago

Bulldawg1310 yeah man I have a playset of Bitterblossom from a faerie deck and I'm considering just throwing it in since I do have it already.

And Mirran Crusader seems like a real solid card

Bulldawg1310 on Soul Sisters Tokens

3 days ago

I know youre only playin casual, but Bitterblossom is huge here! Also, a good white card against the meta right now is Mirran Crusader

Squirrelbacon on B/W Tokens (Alternate Control Core)

4 days ago

If affinity is a problem, and this can help with elves and merfolk too, why not run Zealous Persecution in the board for those matchups? I feel one would be better in the main than the third Thoughtseize, however, I do understand why you run it.

Yahenni's Expertise may also actually be worth looking at to turn the corner. I've played it several times against elves and affinity and each time it has worked perfectly. Probably not better than Dusk / Dawn, but definitely worth the thought. I don't know how much a board wipe is desired in a Bitterblossom deck anyway.

IRNMN on Mardu Tokens

5 days ago

I like this approach to tokens, have you considered a 1-2 of Bitterblossom main deck? It doesn't trigger prowess or pyromancer tokens, but it's the most consistent token generator out there if you want to spam the board with bodies

Funkydiscogod on

5 days ago

These kinds of decks are good metagame answers to midrange beatdown decks. You'd be out of luck if the opponent plays something with hexproof, or protection from colored spells or has ways to protect their critters. I don't know what to do about that, except maybe Fleshbag Marauder, since if it's your only creature you can fling it in response to its ability.

Also, if the opponent is playing a creatureless combo, you're kind of out of luck. I really feel like you'd need something to do if the enemy doesn't have any creatures you can control. You need creatures that don't mind being flung at the enemy. Why does the horribly unplayable Kathari Bomber come to mind? We need better suggestions.

It seems like you'd need some ramp to make your spells really worthwhile: you'd need 5 mana to cast a Mark of Mutiny and Altar's Reap which is more or less just a Slave of Bolas or a cheap entwined Grab the Reins. Sure, you have Expertise and the cheap one, but you're still looking at turn 3 minimum.

Now...Blood Funnel might be the weirdest thought I've had all day. Pair it with Bloodghast, Prized Amalgam and others, so all your spells get to be cheap, but, more importantly It gives you a way to sacrifice their critters. Imagine you cast a Dark Petition to get a Languish or other toolbox spell, and you can cast it immediately (provided you have the bodies to sac for it). Alternatively, you run permanents that make tokens like Bitterblossom, but I'm just brainstorming.

This would give you things to do while you take control of their critters. There are tons of possibilities with Blood Funnel, since it makes every spell is also a potential sacrifice outlet. And, you'd want the revolving door graveyard for your sacrifice stuff. I don't know how many of these ideas are any good.

If nothing else Miren, the Moaning Well as a one-of land.

Budgetish on Turn 2 9/9 Flying Trample, Turn 3 Win

5 days ago

Yeah I like the Duress and Pithing Needle for sideboarding, along with probably some Inquisition of Kozilek. I'm with you that Stain the Mind would be the better option, it'll help take essential combo pieces out of the game. Bitterblossom would be great in this deck, but my first born son wouldn't appreciate being sacrificed to afford such fancy cards.Claim//Fame is a solid card, I just wish it could hit Geralf's Messenger. Butcher Ghoul is good for coming back, but I want high value 1 drops mostly for the speed of getting the demon out quickly. Cadaver Imp and Relentless Dead are good for bringing things back, but there isn't too high of a priority to bring things back when I could just draw new things with Sign in Blood

MisterMuffin21 on Turn 2 9/9 Flying Trample, Turn 3 Win

5 days ago

Yeah, forgot it had to be black creature for the sacrifice cost. oh well!

Yeah, I'm actually quite shocked tha the Lightning Greaves and Swiftfoot Boots aren't more played. Be warned however, they can spot remove your demon in response to you equipping the boots, but after that you're safe.

Yeah, I'd cut a Tragic Slip, probably go 4 push + 2 slip. You could also go for Disfigure, but I think you can trigger morbid quite easily enough to warrant running slip instead.

As for the sideboard, I'd suggest Duress to annoy control and prevent spot removal. Go for the Throat is also an option if there's not a lot of affinity in your meta. Pithing Needle is also a classic, and black as access to very good card to combat combo decks: Memoricide or maybe Stain the Mind in your case since you can convoke most of it and you creature can be sacrificed even if tapped.

Also, I don't know how deep your budget is, but if you have a few shekels to spare, or that your playgroup/card store allows proxies, Bitterblossom would be Grade-A in you deck.

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