Bloodchief Ascension

Legality

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

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Set Rarity
Zendikar Rare

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Bloodchief Ascension

Enchantment

At the beginning of each end step, if an opponent lost 2 or more life this turn, you may put a quest counter on Bloodchief Ascension. (Damage causes loss of life.)

Whenever a card is put into an opponent's graveyard from anywhere, if Bloodchief Ascension has three or more quest counters on it, you may have that player lose 2 life. If you do, you gain 2 life.

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Bloodchief Ascension Discussion

Perfect_Phyrexia on Building Perfection (EDH Stax Primer)

5 hours ago

JollyD99: I was debating whether or not to add Disciple of the Vault to produce an infinite damage combo with Myr Retriever and Krark-Clan Ironworks. This would also be a potential solution to the second part of your question. Another faster combo (in multiplayer) is Bloodchief Ascension and Mindcrank which is absolutely insane if you can set it up early and protect it. Besides that there are classics like Leyline of the Void and Helm of Obedience. Do you think removing Sensei's Divining Top was a good choice?

Immortalized: I looked on your profile but could not find it, is it private maybe? Link it to me if you can. :)

Chuff_Bucket on Mind Munch

7 hours ago

Oh yeah! Bloodchief Ascension goes infinite with Mindcrank (in addition to Duskmantle Guildmage). Always good to have some redundancy for that combo-out

azuae on Oloro -- Mill

19 hours ago

Mill decks are much easier with red rather than white. Wheel of fortune effects are so fun with pain/mill effects.

That said, if you want to keep Oloro, look into Sphinx's Tutelage, Breathstealer's Crypt, Waste Not, Forced Fruition, Windfall, Fate Unraveler, Cyclonic Rift, Wheel and Deal, Megrim, Whispering Madness, Helm of the Ghastlord, Underworld Dreams, Psychosis Crawler, Bloodchief Ascension, Sangromancer.

Matt_The_OGRE on Could you please help me ...

5 days ago

If your plan is to win by making people draw and discard then more wheels should always be welcome. The main ones being Time Reversal, Winds of Change, and Molten Psyche. More expensive options are Time Spiral, Wheel of Fortune, and the all powerful Timetwister.

With all the wheel effects, Waste Not should be an autoinclude with all the value it can generate. With all the mana that you can get, Gemstone Array can help fix it for any color.

Other considerations for the deck are Anvil of Bogardan, Liliana's Caress, Bloodchief Ascension and Breathstealer's Crypt.

As for what to take out, Day's Undoing while being a wheel effect really helps your opponents out first unless you have Leyline of Anticipation out. Also, Wheel of Fate may be too slow. Viseling and Servant of Tymaret probably aren't needed. Convolute could be swapped straight with Counterspell.

Overall, i think you have a pretty solid deck though and have fun tormenting your opponents. ;D

Wizno on Tribal Vamps

5 days ago

First off, welcome to the world of EDH! I think you'll find it's definitely one of the most fun formats you'll experience. As someone who has played tribal vampires before, I think I can offer you some suggestions based on my experience. Now I'm not sure what you're budget is for cards so feel free to ignore any suggestions that are out of your budget range.

Vampires are tricky because they don't have as much tribal support as say Goblins, Elves, or even Zombies so you really want the best they have to offer. I think that 44 creatures is a bit too high, even for a tribal deck, so I would cut and refine some of your weaker vampires.

Kalitas, Bloodchief of Ghet
Drana, Kalastria Bloodchief
Vampire Nocturnus
Necropolis Regent
Anowon, the Ruin Sage
Rakish Heir
Pawn of Ulamog
Markov Blademaster
Mirri the Cursed
Malakir Bloodwitch

These are a few ideas of some very powerful vampires that could easily be swapped in for some of the less optimal brood.

As with any EDH deck, your mana base is going to always be tweaked and upgraded to make your plays faster and more reliable. Now this is something you can do over time and as budget allows but some major lands to consider are:

Blood Crypt
Graven Cairns
Shadowblood Ridge
Rakdos Carnarium
Temple of Malice
Sulfurous Springs
Tainted Peak
Dragonskull Summit
Urborg, Tomb of Yawgmoth
Cabal Coffers
Nykthos, Shrine to Nyx

Now the latter 3 lands are included for explosive ramping and because I've found most tribal vampire decks are more black than red. Another thing to keep in mind is that generally, you don't want less than 36 lands in your deck unless you have a lot of mana rocks to support less. Olivia is a very mana hungry commander so I would suggest about 38 lands.

Along similar lines, I would include the following mana rocks to further ramp/filter your mana:

Rakdos Signet
Sol Ring
Talisman of Indulgence
Darksteel Ingot/Commander's Sphere

While not traditional "ramp", Urza's Incubator can be very helpful in this deck since vampires tend to be a bit higher mana costed.

You'll want to include a few cards to help you draw more cards just to get more power from the deck. There's a lot of options out there but one card I strongly suggest is Phyrexian Arena.

The same goes for your removal. A little spot removal and a few board wipes should have you covered.

Two pieces of equipment I feel no Olivia deck should be without are Basilisk Collar and Blade of the Bloodchief.

If you want another powerful combo for the deck besides the two blood enchantments, you could look at Bloodchief Ascension+Mindcrank.

I hope these ideas help! Best of luck to you with your deck!

Kilrane on The Mindraver Returns

1 week ago

I personally think the alt art is awesome

Here are some very solid suggestions that are powerful with a Nek-deck

Mindcrank

Bloodchief Ascension

Curiosity

Helm of the Ghastlord

Ophidian Eye

Waste Not

Memory Jar

Mind Over Matter

Some "group hug"-ish cards that are hilarious to play but also powerful:

Dream Halls

Hive Mind

BigDenny on Raze Your Hand

1 week ago

Nekusar gets alot of hate so something like Lightning Greaves or Swiftfoot Boots might be good. Also I personally love running Quest for Pure Flame as it only takes about 1 rotation to set up then you can double your damage and wheel people for enormous damage. I also love Dream Halls so you can wheel for free then draw 7 discard to wheel for free on and on for the kill. Last but certainly not least I find Bloodchief Ascension to be the most powerful card in my deck sometimes.

StopShot on Help generating infinite colored/red mana ...

1 week ago

My deck: http://tappedout.net/mtg-decks/alesha-who-smites-death/

I've been having trouble lately landing infinite combos with Alesha who Smiles at Death. The combos I like pulling off involve the graveyard and work very well to my liking, but heavily fall apart to cards like Leyline of the Void, Rest in Peace, etc.

To counteract this I'm trying to go infinite with cards that don't use the graveyard, but many of those combos I've been finding very highly unsatisfactory. Instead I've came up with a new approach. If I can generate an infinite combo the produces infinite red or colored mana and I have either Blasting Station or Goblin Bombardment I can cast and sacrifice my commander, Alesha, Who Smiles at Death, infinite times killing my opponents. I'm just unfamiliar with infinite mana-combos in my colors that also don't use the graveyard. Any ideas? (Skip past the break below if you aren't going to ask whether I've tried a speific non-infinite mana combo.)

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Extra: List of Non-Graveyard combos that I've already tried and won't reconsider. (Please don't recommend I try these. I've used many of them before already, and they're not reliable enough to my liking.)

Splinter Twin + Village Bell-Ringer Cons: I have to wait a round of turns after drawing Bell-Ringer after drawing it to mitigate summoning sickness before going infinite. I'd rather have something more instantaneous so I have more options to choose from when deciding to go off.

Kiki-Jiki, Mirror Breaker + Village Bell-Ringer Cons: Kiki-Jiki is pretty clunky to cast and you can't rely on him to sit a full round of turns without him getting removed.

Ad Nauseam + Angel's Grace + Sickening Dreams OR Mana Geyser + Reiterate OR Dualcaster Mage + Heat Shimmer Cons: You have to cast all combo pieces at once rather than set up over a few turns in advance which requires usually completely tapping out. Also if the combo is thwarted it's too much trouble in Mardu colors to recur instants and sorceries from graveyard back to hand just to reset it.

Teysa, Orzhov Scion + Darkest Hour + Goblin Bombardment Cons: I've tried pretty hard to make this combo work, but for some reason having an extra creature to sacrifice makes this combo a little too unreliable for my liking.

Helm of Obedience + Rest in Peace OR Alesha, Who Smiles at Death + Master of Cruelties Cons: I mostly play multiplayer and I'd rather take out all my opponents at once rather than one-by-one.

[Any combo that involves milling] Cons: My playgroup runs the Eldrazi Titans meaning they're impossible to mill. Adding graveyard-hate interferes with my other combos and adds another piece to the mill-combo.

Parallax Wave + Opalescence + Impact Tremors Cons: Half the time this works. You can preset up Opalescence and follow up with Parallax Wave some turn later once you draw into it, but not the other way around since Parallax Wave has fading which becomes an unreliable clock to get Opalescence if you preset the combo in that order.

Sword of Feast and Famine + Aggravated Assault Cons: With the exception to Nether Traitor there are no other cheap CMC creatures with a form of reliable evasion and haste. Etched Champion and Mogis's Marauder are nice, but aren't as reliable as I'd like.

Eldrazi Displacer + Emrakul's Hatcher + Impact Tremors OR Restoration Angel + Impact Tremors + Felidar Guardian//Conspiracy Cons: Requires too much mana to set up at once or similar to the problems with Kiki-Jiki + Bell-Ringer in that you may have to preset the combo with a creature and hope it doesn't get removed by a board-wipe.

Mindcrank + Bloodchief Ascension Cons: Despite it being a multiplayer game getting three quest counters on Bloodchief Ascension is awkward and situational considering it gives my opponents extra time and turns to react.

Near-Death Experience + Plunge into Darkness//Fire Covenant Cons: Near-Death Experience has to sit on the field for a whole round of turns at the very least. An opponent removing Near-Death Experience after I've brought myself down to 1 life before my upkeep is also too high of a risk to take as well.

Anafenza, Kin-Tree Spirit + Murderous Redcap + Goblin Bombardment Cons: This combo already uses the graveyard, so its not a non-graveyard combo. Also I'm fine not using this one since the other graveyard combos I use I feel work better than this one.

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As you can see I've covered a long range of different non-graveyard combos, but each one is too unsatisfactory for me. Unless I have missed a non-graveyard infinite damage combo I would like to know what infinite colored-mana or infinite red-colored-mana combos exist in my colors if anyone knows of any that don't use the graveyard. Thank you for your help.

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