Blessing of Belzenlok

Legality

Format Legality
Pre-release Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Custom Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Modern Legal
Arena Legal
Standard Legal
Pauper EDH Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
Brawl Legal
Frontier Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Casual Legal
Unformat Legal
Pauper Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Dominaria (DOM) Common

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Blessing of Belzenlok

Instant

Target creature gets +2/+1 until end of turn. If it's legendary, it also gains lifelink until end of turn.

Blessing of Belzenlok Discussion

LadyZ on Sisay Legendary Tribal

3 months ago

Welcome to the best format imo. I've got a couple of tips for additions and cuts.

To start out, you'll want the new Kethis, the Hidden Hand . Great abilities for your deck. In commander, you also typically want board wipes, and the best one for this deck is Urza's Ruinous Blast . Primevals' Glorious Rebirth will help you get your grave back. Lastly, to help with your colors: Kodama's Reach , Cultivate , Rampant Growth , and Farseek will all help you out, as could Birds of Paradise .

Now for what I'd cut. Untaidake, the Cloud Keeper isn't as useful as it looks, just cause you're going to want to be sure you have all your colors. Time of Need is less useful than you'd think in this deck, because your commander searches legends, as does Captain Sisay . Combat tricks aren't usually helpful in commander unless you're running infect, so I'd cut Blessing of Belzenlok . Iwamori of the Open Fist will probably end up helping your opponents more than you. Eiganjo Castle is arguably worse than a plains, since it can't be fetched by cards like Cultivate , and preventing 2 damage won't matter that often. Sword of the Chosen just doesn't feel worth it to me. And I get why you're running Maelstrom Archangel , but it's not legendary so I wouldn't really bother.

Lord_Khaine on Black Blue Aggro-Control

1 year ago

This deck feels like it has a slight identity crisis. If you really, really want to build aggro-control, take a step back and ask "what creatures provide removal and draw without too high of a CMC?". In aggro-control, with the exception of moments where you need cost-effective answers, you want your creatures having built-in removal, and relying on those. Keep throwing them out there, and watch your opponent be pushed further and further on the back foot. Aggro-control isn't going to do damage as fast as other aggro decks, because it sacrifices the higher damage from creatures for removal effects to be able to steadily attack an opponent and not burn out.

Example: Hostage Taker will get you a 2/3 body to swing with, remove an opponent's artifact or creature (which you can follow up with casting for yourself), and costs 4 mana, usually at the top of the curve that you want in an aggro-control deck. Fell Specter and Ravenous Chupacabra are both good examples that you already have included, and should have more of. Probably drop Vampire Sovereign for one of those.

Drop Consulate Skygate. I'd recommend replacing it with Gifted Aetherborn if you already have it for the Deathtouch and Lifelink on a 2/3 body for , but if you feel its too close to rotation, I understand. Next recommendation would be a creature at CMC or less with deathtouch, because that will be a deterrent and can trade with an opponent's creature if you want it to. Blessing of Belzenlok is also nice, but you only have two legendary creatures, and I'm almost thinking you'll get more value out of Demonic Vigor. Why? You'll get to use the removal/disruption effects of your creatures again. Same case for Doomed Dissenter, there are probably better 2-drop creatures you can use.

So look at creatures in the format that generate card advantage, whether its by forcing discard, removing a creature, drawing you a card, etc., and get those in the deck. After that, look at the creatures you've assembled and ask where their discard/removal/draw abilities fall short, and use instants and sorceries to fill in the gaps.

Sincerely, an Aggro-Control fanatic.

(Watch out for cards like Vine Mare, I hear green stompy is a popular budget deck these days.)

STONEDEVIL74 on The Train that is Traxos

1 year ago

UPDATE So after a few plays, I made some adjustments which I believe just made this stronger. Eviscerate was too slow, so I replaced it with Vicious Offering, which also helps against indestructible. Tetsuko was replaced by Hope of Ghirapur and Skyscanner to really keep Traxos, Scourge of Kroog going. I threw in 1 Sai, Master Thopterist, which allows for quite a few flying nuisances and a draw engine, and 2 Suspicious Bookcase for deadly swings with Torgaar, Famine Incarnate.Abnormal Endurance was added to annoy my opponents even more and then I threw in Blessing of Belzenlok to gain some life off Traxos, Scourge of Kroog and Torgaar, Famine Incarnate. Should be able to drop Torgaar, Famine Incarnate on turn 4 more than 50% of the time with these new additions. Cheers

CrazyDanPsycho on The very LAND is against you!!

1 year ago

shirouu: The Blessing of Belzenlok would be a phenomenal card in this deck...if ol' Borbor had Black in his color identity. But that would be pretty incredible...

shirouu on The very LAND is against you!!

1 year ago

CrazyDanPsycho If you used Blessing of Belzenlok then you could give Multani, Yavimaya's Avatar lifelink, which would be amazing if you're low on health and you've got about 5-10 lands in play. I could write an entire paragraph on how good the card is, there are so many different ways to use it.

mrowka3d on Dikwende Mutombo

1 year ago

yep, there's some stuff there I'd like here too. (this is Gregg). But it seems like we'd both want to keep what each other would want.

Here's what I'd love to trade from you:

Really Want: Aryel, Knight of Windgrace

Want: | Dauntless Bodyguard | Blessing of Belzenlok

Kind of Want: | Mesa Unicorn | Kwende, Pride of Femeref | D'Avenant Trapper | Yargle, Glutton of Urborg

entropicthunder on I've got a [email protected]*&ing machine gun.

1 year ago

Blessing of Belzenlok wouldn't work in the combo because in order for it to give lifelink, the targeted creature needs to be legendary.

I do like the Timmy death combos though, Bontu's Monument + Oathsworn Vampire combo could slide into this deck possibly as a second win-con.

KurokoFluff on The Legendary Army of Dusk

1 year ago

Dump the Lich's Mastery, Divest and Duress for some removal. Cast Down seems suitable. Since you're legend heavy, maybe Urza's Ruinous Blast. Healing Grace and Blessing of Belzenlok could both go away. Either more copies of Knight of Grace/Knight of Malice or some copies of Seal Away.

The sideboard doesn't seem to have other matchups in mind? What can you do to deal with Scarab God or Second Sun Control? What about Hazoret Aggro?

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