Bloodchief Ascension


Format Legality
Noble Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Casual Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Pauper Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Zendikar (ZEN) Rare

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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

Drew_64 on Please help refocusing my deck.

10 hours ago


I have a Meren deck which is my "most worked on deck", but aside from the engine of the deck slowly wearing people down, the "one turn" win-cons are all variants of Nim Deathmantle loops, making it pretty fragile if that piece gets removed.

To try and break this up, i threw in Bloodchief Ascension, Nath of the Gilt-Leaf, and Sadistic Hypnotist as a way to speed up the engine, to bring people low enough to be finished off.The problem is that this is feels very "thrown in", and apart from bloodchief ascension, the other two cards are pretty "meh" on thier own.

Can anyone advise either ways to make the main "combos" more robust (assuming the deathmantle gets exiled for example) or suggest some similar loops that are on theme for a reanimation feel?

Also recommendations on cards to cut in favour of suggestions is super useful too.

current combos:

Ashnod's Altar + Nim Deathmantle + Grave Titan or Mitotic Slime (+ 2 mana or a creature) generates infinite mana.This can be followed up with any of the following:

Spicy merenade

Commander / EDH Drew_64


ThallionDarkshine on Mogis Damage stack

6 days ago

It looks like you might need to lower your curve a little. You have so many expensive cards, and very little ramp with which to cast them. I would cut a few of the 5+ drops and put in a little more ramp, such as Rakdos Signet, Talisman of Indulgence and Worn Powerstone.

There are also lots of cheaper damaging pieces. Sulfuric Vortex prevents life gain while damaging everyone every turn. Once Bloodchief Ascension is active it deals tons of damage to your opponents while gaining you life. Charging Cinderhorn punishes people for failing to attack while being a fairly aggressive creature. Ankh of Mishra is an artifact version of Zo-Zu the Punisher. Storm World can punish people for emptying their hands too quickly.

griffstick on Annoyance^2

1 week ago

Painful Quandary is perfect for your next tutor after destroying your opponents hands. Some cards you might want to add. Banshee of the Dread Choir, Scythe Specter and a nice combo plus fits the theme here is Bloodchief Ascension + Mindcrank one damage to any opponent will kill then or mill them and gain you lots of life. If you want protection from creatures? If your hand is empty like everyone else's hands? then Ensnaring Bridge works great here. Other good protection is Dread.

I see you have Magus of the Coffers! With only 6 swamps you can make infinite mana. Just add Sword of the Paruns and or Umbral Mantle one of these on your Magus of the Coffers and 6 swamps is infinite black mana

dlamars on H: FTV Dark Depths, ++ ...

1 week ago

Hey all, with the the Iconic masters set just coming out I am finally trying to grab 3 cards I have wanted for awhile: Elesh Norn, Grand Cenobite, Magus of the Moon and Bloodghast.

My binder isn't complete yet because I've been busy but I have a large collection and these are my primary trade candidates currently: Bloodchief Ascension, Sword of War and Peace, Birds of Paradise, Growing Rites of Itlimoc  Flip, Hall of the Bandit Lord and Dark Depths. Thanks!

Nethereon on Rats and their Patron: 1st Budget Build

1 week ago

Concise list of considerations:

-/+ Dump Mind Twist and add Torment of Hailfire HOLY CRAP, do I love this card. It gets around so many things plus it hits every opponent.

Let's talk about your mana base for a second...

Thirty two lands? Even for a very cavalier spell slinger deck, that is a very low amount to play. I play a Shu Yun, the Silent Tempest deck on 36 and struggle some times to reach a critical mass of mana/spells. Don't fall into the trap of "I'll cut a land for this cheap spell; it'll be fine." Again, math and probability will not be on your side in the late game, not unless you're willing to invest in Nykthos, Shrine to Nyx or Cabal Coffers. An alternative might be to run Crypt of Agadeem but it's really no substitute for those lands.

Lastly, jam a Bojuka Bog or a Scavenger Grounds or both in there for graveyard hate, along with your choice of Strip Mine, Ghost Quarter, and/or Field of Ruin because if you can't have your Crypt or Coffers, why should they?

Hope this helps, good luck!

mlequesne on "Look mom, no hands!" -Xiahou Dun

2 weeks ago

Yo bro, I like your deck =)

Have you thought of adding Mindcrank it comboes with Bloodchief Ascension, with any of your tutors you can get them and then reuse it (with Xiahou) to get the other one.

majorappliance on One with Nothing

3 weeks ago

you didnt wanna combo off with Bloodchief Ascension + Mindcrank? I gues its technically not a discard win.

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