Bloodchief Ascension


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

dahhahm on Affliction/DoT

3 hours ago

I can get behind Stab Wound . I think it's a very underrated card that can do stupid damage, but I have doubts about Sinister Possession. On the plus side when I think of Sinister Possession, I can see it really punishing aggressive tempo drops, but outside of that scope, there are just so many other things on the field in play that it doesn't really do anything against. Just my opinion though. A non-budget suggestion would be Bloodchief Ascension , or in budget would be Quest for the Gravelord ,

Blistergrub is nice, but have you thought of using Grim Haruspex or Grim Guardian or Blood Artist .

I like the feel of the deck overall, and it's super budget, which I think is awesome.

littlepeartree on Modern Burn

12 hours ago

Thanks for the suggestions! I am definitely interested in finding a way to fit Destructive Revelry into the deck. Boros Charm , Lightning Helix and Rain of Gore are interesting as well.

In terms of Dragon's Claw , since I don't have a mono-red deck, I decided to sub in Bloodchief Ascension . If I get it out turn one, it might be a little slow to get up and running, but it gives me a fair amount of damage and life gain, especially in the mirror match.

I like Molten Rain a little better than the other options just because it can hit all land, and there shouldn't be a lack of non-basic lands for it to hit. Plus it was one of the few cards that I already had.

Thanks for all the suggestions, you've given me a lot to consider!

Virlym on The Wail of Ruin Incarnate

14 hours ago

You have too many cards that have narrow focus and require Horobi, Death's Wail . You want to minimize the amount of these cards. Things like Belbe's Armor , Staff of Nin and Icy Manipulator are fine because they are still useful without Horobi, Death's Wail . However, things like Squee's Toy , Infused Arrows and Scale of Chiss-Goria are too reliant on Horobi, Death's Wail to have value.

~Side note, remove Infused Arrows immediately! Removing a charge counter is part of the cost of the effect and you will only be able to cast it with one charge counter (you can only produce black mana with this deck).

Liquimetal Coating , is good if your meta looks at artifacts a lot or you have other interactions with artifacts. If you are JUST using it for the combo with Horobi, Death's Wail then take it out. The reason why I still include it is to get rid of land when paired with Xenic Poltergeist , or to kill other noncreature permanents with Xenic Poltergeist and another target spell with Horobi, Death's Wail out, or other creature removal.

Don't completely focus your deck on Horobi, Death's Wail . You'll find he will be killed A LOT if you focus him, or even upset your opponents' plans too much with him (he's very easy to deal with). You want to use him to throw a wrench in the most OP deck's plans so that your other opponents just play around him and make that OP player focus their resources on him. 9 times out of 10 you just want to sit there, build up and let your opponents take out themselves first. If you don't show that you're much threat (which you really can be with Horobi, Death's Wail ) then they'll leave you for later.

My meta isn't a fan of infinite combos, so I don't use any. However, if your meta uses them, you need to focus the players that have them and prevent them, and you should probably include some of your own. If you don't know any mono-black combos :

Mikaeus, the Unhallowed + Puppeteer Clique + Altar of Dementia (the first 2 do work on their own too)

Mikaeus, the Unhallowed + Triskelion

Gravecrawler + Vengeful Dead + Phyrexian Altar

Bloodchief Ascension + Mindcrank

Exquisite Blood + Sanguine Bond

Blood Tribute + Sanguine Bond (single target, instant death)

Wound Reflection + Blood Tribute (single target, instant death)

Grave Titan + Nim Deathmantle + Ashnod's Altar

jprest2478 on Need a Win con

1 day ago

Playing mono black in EDH, I usually like to tutor up combo pieces to put together a win. One of my favorite combos in black is Leyline of the Void and Helm of Obedience .

You can also shut out any non-black player by using Contamination with stuff like Bitterblossom and Reassembling Skeleton .

There's also Magus of the Coffers + Sword of the Paruns or Umbral Mantle with a sink like Exsanguinate , Kalitas, Bloodchief of Ghet or Silence the Believers . Mikaeus, the Unhallowed + Triskelion . Bloodchief Ascension + Mindcrank . Grave Titan + Ashnod's Altar + Nim Deathmantle

That's all I got for now.

addaff on modern tri-color discard

2 days ago

I put 2 Leyline of the Void into the sideboard. I am deciding on what I should take out to make room for 2 Bloodchief Ascension mainboard. I'm leaning towards 1 Snapcaster Mage and 1 land.

Would 20 lands be enough with 9 3-drops and 1 4-drop?

Kravian on H: All is Dust, Prismatic ...

2 days ago

My binder is here, the stuff I'm especially focusing on currently is:

2 Archmage Ascension

Teferi's Puzzle Box

Bloodchief Ascension


Dictate of Kruphix

Waste Not

and any on-color lands for grixis (and feel free to tempt me with lands not listed).

savagemt on Mill to Victory EDH

3 days ago

Bloodchief Ascension goes with Mindcrank the same way that Duskmantle Guildmage does and it also makes your other mill spells very powerful, so it might be worth an inclusion. Grimoire of the Dead has a very powerful effect, however, it is a high cost (discarding cards and it can be removed before it goes off). Other cards with that effect: Rise of the Dark Realms and Liliana Vess come to mind, if you want more of that kind of thing. If you want to be more of a mill/combo-y deck, some more tutors would be helpful. One card that I'm fond of is Dimir Infiltrator . It can hit Mindcrank or Duskmantle Guildmage , so if you have half he can get the other half. It can also hit Mesmeric Orb or some other mill engine if you aren't going for a combo. And it usually hits removal if you build your deck knowing that its an option. Plus he carries a Trepanation Blade safely (or anything else you might want to put on him).

addaff on modern tri-color discard

5 days ago

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I'm trying to make the deck as competitive as possible. I'm running 21 lands with 5 fetches and 5 shock lands. The mana base is what concerns me the most. Is 21 lands enough? Can I cut a land?

Being almost completely creatureless I don't have much to protection until I get an Ensnaring Bridge out and pitch a tent under it.

So how do I get my life total up? I was thinking Bloodchief Ascension . The only issue is that I need liliana's carress out for it to trigger since I'm not running Blightning at this time.

Another option would be Crypt Incursion . Which would be great against any deck trying use their graveyard(dredge). Chances are I will cut from my side board and replace them with Leyline of the Void

Any advice/suggestions are greatly appreciated. Price

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Cardhoarder (MTGO) Price

Normal Foil
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Color(s) Black
Cost B
Converted cost 1
Avg. draft pick 1.27
Avg. cube pick 4.41


Format Legality
Legacy Legal
Vintage Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Modern Legal

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Set Rarity
Zendikar Rare

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