Bitterblossom

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
Oathbreaker Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Secret Lair (SLD) Mythic Rare
Ultimate Masters Promo (UMAP) Mythic Rare
Ultimate Masters (UMA) Mythic Rare
Modern Masters 2015 Edition (MM2) Mythic Rare
Morningtide (MOR) Rare
Promo Set (000) Mythic 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

DemonDragonJ on Will WotC Ever Print a ...

14 hours ago

TypicalTimmy, forgive me for reviving an old thread, but I believe that, if a certain card makes a certain combo too easy to execute, that is the players' problem, not WotC's. I do not wish to sound callous, but, if WotC does not care enough to print certain cards in sufficient quantities to keep their prices low (with Vedalken Orrery , Akroma's Memorial , Bitterblossom , and the fetchlands being some of the worst offenders in that regard), then I doubt that they care enough to prevent certain combos from being too easy.

Alternatively, they could print such a card only in a Commander or Conspiracy set to prevent it from being legal in modern format.

LVL_666 on Is Skithiryx, the Blight Dragon ...

3 days ago

what about combining Skithiryx, the Blight Dragon with Lashwrithe ? That would make him considerably scarier - or combine him with cards like Bitterblossom + Contamination ? I think that'd make him plenty scary.

tabbs33 on Varolz's Shadow

6 days ago

Thanks for the feedback Red_X, I really appreciate it!

I see what you're saying about Drown in the Loch and I've thought about that too - keeping two mana up is asking quite a bit for a more aggressive deck. I will note though that the hand disruption, removal, Liliana , and your opponent's fetchlands also fill their graveyard. Even with that though, I agree that two mana is a lot and will probably opt for Fatal Push instead.

Yeah, I'm a sucker for cute interactions (which explains why casual EDH is probably my favorite format) and I agree that Invisible Stalker is really at its best when you're neutral or ahead on board. I toyed around with other unblockable creatures, but initially decided on Invisible Stalker since it can dodge spot removal - I'd hate to scavenge only for the targeted creature to get blown up. Funny, I just thought about Bitterblossom on my way home from work the other day. I like that idea! Evasive creatures, makes Death's Shadow stronger, and can make Tarmogoyf even stronger since it's both an enchantment and tribal.

Okay, gotcha. I haven't done too much testing of Liliana vs. Oko , but yeah, Tron, Urza, and aggro (esp. humans) are all very popular these days, so I can move Oko to the main board and side in Liliana for control or grindier matchups if it fits.

Thanks so much again!

Red_X on Varolz's Shadow

1 week ago

A few comments.

First, I don't know if Drown in the Loch is the best card for this deck. You aren't milling your opponent except for vantress, and you really want to be proactive in the early turns so you don't have the mana to keep drowned up. Other removal spells may be better, like Go for the Throat , Fatal Push , or extra copies of what you've got already.

Second, Invisible Stalker seems too cute to me. Without varolz stalker is just dealing 1 point of damage a turn, which seems really weak. If you had something like Kitesail Freebooter or Bitterblossom that was a good card on its own that had evasion, varolz could work with that, but stalker just felt like a bad card whenever I drew it on the limited testing I did.

Finally, I would switch out the Liliana for oko, but that may be personal preference/bias. I feel like Oko is better against tron and aggro and may be worse in the attrition mirror, but not by a huge margin. However, I haven't played with the deck a ton and you may find one works a lot better than the other.

I like the deck.

Vimozahr on Life Lost v2

1 week ago

Forwart: Your choice of Enchantments/Creatures is not really good. Most of this Cards you can cut. A Dark Ritual can give you an good impact at your early Game. Droping Turn 1/2 a Creature CMC 3/4. And let your Opponent(s) try to handel this.

You can also Build on Token, take a Blood Artist + Bitterblossom + Cathars' Crusade , Anointed Procession , some Sacrifice Outlets - gg. ;) Blood Artist is not the one and only bad Guy that had a Death-Trigger.

Metroid_Hybrid on Ayara of the one night stand

1 week ago

I like the idea of a quasi- Zulaport Cutthroat in the Command zone..

Ayara synergizes with the passive token generators used in the classic Contamination -lock ( Bitterblossom , Dreadhorde Invasion , Ophiomancer , etc.), even if you don’t run the dreaded Contamination itself..

Also, I see your Greaves, but a pair of Swiftfoot Boots is usually a good idea too..

Lastly, although the strategy of my deck is ultimately different, you should consider some of the Undying synergies in my deck (Undying Phyrexian Aristocracy) for some inspiration..

Caerwyn on It's Time Moxes Were EDH ...

2 weeks ago

Turn one wins are bad for the game, and fast mana increases the ability to pull one off. The original Moxen are broken in a way that no other fast mana is - it is coloured mana (i.e. can be used to cast important combo pieces or finishers) with no restriction or requirement for use (such as diamond or Chrome).

Sure, it might be fun for the person who casts the Moxen; but for everyone else, you’re just increasing the chances player one can win before anyone else has even played their first turn. That’s not good game design, and firmly justifies keeping the Moxen banned.

Rabid_Wombat - They will not be reprinting the reserve list; it would end up costing them a ton in legal fees, with the potential for an award of damages being made against them. There are plenty of high-value cards they can reprint that don’t carry the legal baggage of the RL (such as the one-shot Bitterblossom reprint they’re about to do; or, if they are really desperate, Imperial Seal and other old non-RL cards).

SynergyBuild on Mono black aggro DONE OUR WAY

3 weeks ago

Contamination feels at home if we had Ophiomancer and Bitterblossom effects, but then I feel that Rankle, Master of Pranks is also a requirment, making us more of a normal black-stax build rather than a stax-aggro. I will look for other ways of improving that style and perhaps it is the best method!

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Bitterblossom occurrence in decks from the last year

Modern:

All decks: 0.09%

Legacy:

All decks: 0.24%

Commander / EDH:

All decks: 0.03%

Black: 0.2%

WB (Orzhov): 0.42%

Golgari: 0.08%