Bloodchief Ascension


Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual 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.

Bloodchief Ascension Discussion

Nickals-Tresarry on the Kambal I can afford

5 days ago

Hi hkhssweiss, In fact I have a total budget of 40$ to finish this deck so I can afford some expenssive one but I'd prefer to keep the budget as low as possible.

In fact I already want to buy Karlov of the Ghost Council and Bloodchief Ascension

But every suggestion are welcome if you have any ! =)

Deadpoo111 on *Primer* A Hellish Crusade [Edgy Specter Tribal]

2 weeks ago

NetholonTheArchmage, Thanks so much! I really love the deck and you're right it does win games! Much to the confusion of my opponents. Quote: "How are you winning? It doesn't make sense!" As for Bloodchief Ascension , I really like the card! When I can find some money (I recently just bought the rest of this deck) It's on my list of cards I really need to pick up.

NetholonTheArchmage on *Primer* A Hellish Crusade [Edgy Specter Tribal]

2 weeks ago

Quite the interesting deck you've built here :) Honestly, before looking at your decklist I didn't even know that specters existed in the mtg-universe :D So it's even more... let's say inspiring to see a decklist like yours, completely designed around a creature-type I didn't even know... yet. It's always nice to see someone who tries something special, something not everyone does. While your deck don't seems to be the most competitive deck of all times, it still seems to be pretty decent and playable --> not complete jank but an actually playable deck that can win a game. To acomplish that with a tribe like this is something you surely can be proud of! :)

Now for the suggestions: As you're going with a discard theme, what do you think about adding a Bloodchief Ascension ? Waste Not has allready been mentioned but also seems to be worth a spot, even though the Zombie-part doesn't really fit the specter-theme...


3 weeks ago

Bloodchief Ascension is a pretty nifty little card that is really easy to enable and goes infinite with Mindcrank .

Reanimate and Animate Dead are both strong cards in mill-based commander decks, as they allow you to take advantage of milling your opponents.

Intruder Alarm will be a pretty nifty enchantment to have.

CyborgAeon on Trying Way Too Hard to Make a Bad Deck Good

3 weeks ago

Cool. I'm glad to see you're taking this constructive criticism well (though I know I'd be feeling a lot of pet-love towards abom & some others), I know I wouldn't!

Some spicy, speedy combos that are tutorable:

Mindcrank & Bloodchief Ascension (not great, but it is a 3 mana win-condition, especially if you can grind value with Blood Artist effects early game).

Helm of Obedience & Leyline of the Void (obviously the most mana intensive at 9 mana, likely only tutored for if an opponent plays RIP/void against you, or it's a 5 mana combo if you start with leyline in play - pretty simple.

That's all I can think of combo-wise for speeding up the deck, I'm afraid. Not that you're intending to go fast. This is evidently a combat-based stax-deck... like a Najeela slow-roll, but with great consistency.

SqueeJustWontDie on The Man,The Myth,The Mill | Persistent Petitioners

4 weeks ago

Alhammarret's Archive could be a good addition to add to the card draw, as with Damia out all your card draw is doubled. It would also incidentally boost the Bloodchief Ascension suggested in the first comment.

cdkime on persistent petitioners

1 month ago

Fraying Sanity will double your mill triggers.

Mindcrank will ensure your opponents are contributing to your strategy. Bloodchief Ascension and Duskmantle Guildmage go infinite with Mindcrank .

Phenax, God of Deception will allow you to use all your creatures for milling.

Visions of Beyond is a great draw spell in mill decks.

Leyline of the Void ensures opponents can't take advantage of the cards you're placing in their graveyard, as well as deals with cards that would shuffle the graveyard into the library (such as the original Eldrazi Titans).

Thousand-Year Elixir is not great here, since you need to untap 4 of your creatures to make the most of this mill strategy. Also, you are not currently running any creatures that need the mini-Haste Elixir provides--you're almost never going to want to activate the first ability of Persistent Petitioners , and they do not need haste to utilize the second as it lacks a symbol in the activation cost.

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Bloodchief Ascension occurrence in decks from the last year


All decks: 0.01%

Commander / EDH:

All decks: 0.02%

Black: 0.09%

Dimir: 0.13%

Orzhov: 0.08%

Rakdos: 0.18%

Grixis: 0.1%

Mardu: 0.03%

Esper: 0.03%