Bloodchief Ascension

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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Format Legality
Block Constructed Legal
Highlander Legal
Leviathan Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Legacy Legal
Modern Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Unformat Legal
Noble Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Vintage Legal
Casual Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
2019-10-04 Legal

Bloodchief Ascension occurrence in decks from the last year

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Bloodchief Ascension Discussion

RiotRunner789 on Syr Konrad, the Rat Pest

6 days ago

I like it.

You may want to consider Bloodchief Ascension. It works great with mill and it combos with Mindcrank.

You may also want to consider some graveyard hate such as Tormod's Crypt in case you sit across from Muldrotha. Milling can incidentally turn a lot of decks on.

Always a fan of a rat deck, especially ones with not so obvious commanders.

Unlife on Brain Getting Too Big - EDH

1 week ago

I've got some experience with nekusar, generally you don't want to give your opponents options, or only target a single player when you can hit the whole field. I would cut Browbeat, Keranos, God of Storms, Tamiyo, the Moon Sage, Mana Leak, Reminisce

As an alt wincon you can consider Jace, Wielder of Mysteries, Laboratory Maniac and Thassa's Oracle so you can deck youself out safely. Mindcrank also forms an infinite combo with Bloodchief Ascension

You could use a couple more mana rocks, and maybe think about damage doublers or extra life lose like Dictate of the Twin Gods and Wound Reflection

I'm not sure about what your budget is, or the deck you were inspired by, so I hope this helps.

OverlordKevintheDeVine on Oloro Chair Bears

1 week ago

Ah, good idea Guk , I don't want to drop loads of money on the Sanguine Bond + Exquisite Blood combo, but maybe the creature route would be cheaper. I'll also look into Bloodchief Ascension but that looks to be a little pricey too. Overall good suggestions.

MrKillStar on Dragon Devastation

2 weeks ago

You could use Animate Dead with Worldgorger Dragon for either infinite mana or some stupid combos with Terror of the Peaks.
Amulet of Vigor for those tapped lands is sweet.
Arcane Signet; Coalition Relic; Mana Geode - Also very good manarocks.
Exotic Orchard; Ancient Ziggurat; Spire of Industry; Unclaimed Territory are all relatively cheap and nice for 5c decks.
Defense of the Heart - tutor easily for some big beefy dragons to burn your enemies!
Trace of Abundance - to protect some of your important land and another source of any color.
Rhythm of the Wild - to make your creatures counter-proof and another source of haste.
With so many legendary creatures, I would totally throw in Primevals' Glorious Rebirth. It has dragon flavor and you could just kill everyone in single reanimator turn.

Cards I would most likely remove:
Bloodchief Ascension - cool and good card, but would better in some discard orientated deck.
Fractured Identity - there are better removal/"steal" cards.

vennivaraz on Heretic Blood

2 weeks ago

FelixMortem, I am specifically avoiding that combo. I already have an infinite combo in here between Mindcrank and Bloodchief Ascension. I think that's about as far as I want to take it.

Bababad on Tayam Enchantress Control

2 weeks ago

fair enough! Its a solid idea.

Luminarch Ascension / Bloodchief Ascension would be extremely useful/recurable win cons that feed you counters for Tayam and hold up in a litany of metas.

I think that Elephant Grass should be mainboarded for a reliable source of age counters and protects you from early/mid game big swings.

Song of the Dryads is a gently wider use Kenrith's Transformation and recurable removal will always be desired.

i've found Profane Procession  Flip to be wildly useful in sun titan/tayam builds, the threat of removing any commander that comes down (commanders that are returned to the command zone via this exile don't count towards your 3 count) lets you get extremely political in a 4 player game.

Pir, Imaginative Rascal can get cheesey with tayam's vig counters. giving any creature two vig counters makes it easier to activate Tayam's ability and increasing some "age" counter triggers may prove equally useful.

Night Dealings is an extremely budget, abusable card in this build that I would highly recommend. Smooths your hands and the excess counters can be used by tayam.

Things off the top of my head.

DeinoStinkus on User Introductions

3 weeks ago

I am very excited to be a part of this amazing community. I am the 5th decklord and 4th helper. I remember looking up to users like TypicalTimmy and Femme_Fatale in my early Tappedout days, and being in a similar place to them now is a very rewarding experience.

Favorite format?

I suppose my favorite format is Commander. I've touched upon why I don't play other formats before, but I'll say it again. I used to play Modern, because even I knew that Vintage and Legacy were way out of my league. I was running a deck I had titled "Total Extinction", after the combo of the deck: Lord of Extinction + Fleet Swallower. I was equipped with two Whispersilk Cloaks and an Aether Tunnel to better enable the combo. The rest was jank, although looking back Hedron Crab, Bloodchief Ascension, and Ob Nixilis, the Fallen probably weren't bad either. I went to a Modern game at my LGS, and it didn't happen because there was only one other person there. He offered to play his deck with mine. I accepted. He assured me that it was "just a deck he had been tinkering with".

It was a Breach Hulk deck focused around Valakut, the Molten Pinnacle. I lost turn four.

Needless to say, I didn't play Modern again.

I found Commander, and I have been playing ever since. I also enjoy Limited, as is apparent by the number of draft decks I have on this site.

Favorite Deck?

My favorite deck is Yennett Simplicity. I'm a budget player at heart, and the low cost of the deck for me felt very complete. It is also the only deck on this entire site that I fully own.

Favorite Color?

My favorite color is Blue. It is, in my opinion, the most powerful color in the game. Running a deck without it is sad to me. I really want to try an Abzan aggro or Krenko deck, but the thought of abandoning my altered Rhystic Study is just alien to me.

Favorite Guild?

My favorite guild to play is Dimir. I love the thought of skulking around in the shadows and milling my opponents. I am a somewhat sadistic player (one of my favorite cards is Sadistic Sacrament), but in reality I am a Simic, as confirmed by multiple online quizzes.

Favorite Shard?

It's got to be Esper. All of my favorite commanders come from Esper: Yennett, Cryptic Sovereign, Sen Triplets, Zur the Enchanter, Oloro, Ageless Ascetic, and Aminatou, the Fateshifter. If I had to pick a second, it would be Jund, as I have a casual Jund sacrifice deck that's really funny. It usually draws itself out.

Favorite Wedge?

Sultai, without a doubt. Yarok, the Desecrated and The Mimeoplasm are both Sultai. Self-Mill has always intrigued me, and Yennett Simplicity was originally supposed to be a Solar Flare deck.

Card that best represents you?

Um... I don't know. I suppose I am a combo of Pir, Imaginative Rascal and Master Biomancer.

Hobbies Outside of Magic?

I consider myself a Creator. I write novels, create graphic novels, and compose music. I recently finished a piece entitled "Raindrops Sonata", a moody sonata which emulates three stages of a person's life and struggle with the reality of death.

Tell us about your life outside Magic.

I'm a homeschooled sophomore in high school, so my life is pretty exciting right now. I got a 5 on my AP Biology test as a freshman, and I am gearing up to take on two more tests at the end of this year. COVID-19 hasn't affected me as much as it has other people, which makes me feel guilty, but I miss my social life. But Tappedout has given me a community to belong to in these trying times.

How did you come up with your username?

It's my old XBOX username. Deino is Latin for "terrible", so DeinoStinkus means terrible stink. Honestly, the name has become very intertwined with me over time. It is the name I use on most websites and games, including Reddit (DeinoStinkusOU), PVZ2, and soon YouTube as DeinoStinkus Studios.

What first appealed to you about Magic?

Ooh, that's funny. I actually didn't want to play it at first. I thought it was going to be too complex (okay, still don't understand Mutate or Banding), and I wasn't really into fantasy at the time. In fact, I was at a homeschooler's conference in Atlanta where some players were playing on the floor, and they offered to play, and I said nah and instead proceeded to ride the hotel's 50-story elevator over and over.

It wasn't until Thanksgiving week that I learned MTG. My uncle and cousin were coming up, and they wanted to teach me Magic. I was like "okay, fine, how do you play?" So they taught me. I learned pretty quickly and by the end of the week I had two decks: a Rakdos direct damage deck that I had brewed up and my cousin's Gatecrash Extort deck.

Why is Magic important to you now?

It's a fun game, and I'm too invested in it now to quit. Personally, I'm glad I didn't choose Standard as my format, but we'll get to that later.

What are your thoughts on the current metagame?

EDH's metagame is unique to the environment, so let's talk about Standard.

Oh my god. I'm going to make a video one day talking about the history of our Core 2021 Standard and how insanely broken it is. I hate everything about Core 21 Standard, and I'm glad I don't play it, because I would've given up by now.

Are there any cards or strategies you feel overcentralize the metagame?

That's literally Standard in a nutshell, friend.

Combo: Grim Tutor

Ramp: Uro, Titan of Nature's Wrath, Ugin, the Spirit Dragon

Aggro: ha, got you there, AGGRO DOESN'T EXIST IN STANDARD RIGHT NOW!

And then just look at Shatter the Sky. A nerfed Wrath of God in Standard.

How do you deal with an overperforming thing in your pod?

Everyone at my LGS runs Blitz combos and it sucks. That's why I have to resort to combos of my own and mass control with cards like Sadistic Sacrament and Blazing Archon.

What is your approach to deckbuilding?

I think of as many cards as possible to put into my deck, then I decide on a specific direction I want my deck to go in. Then I look up cards that help that direction, make replacements, research price, etc. Then I go to my LGS and buy the cards I need. I always have backups if they're out.

Share with us some of the decks on Tappedout you feel are under appreciated.

The Spellchaser decks by SynergyBuild and GoblinElectromancer are creative and amazing. I think more people should look at the First Cycle and Help! tabs to find new decks in need of help.

What new products are you excited for?

Double Masters and Commander Legacy! I suppose Zendikar Rising would be interesting, but I'm not a huge fan of the early Zendikar sets. I haven't got a chance to draft a Masters set before, so I'll definitely have to crack some packs with my friend.

Anyway, thanks for the valuable experience on this site! Thanks everyone who made this place a very special place to be a part of!

mrdehring on Sygg Rogue Tribal

1 month ago

Welcome to EDH. This looks like a great tribal deck and rogues are a lot of fun. It looks like you have figured out that you can't play red. The rule of EDH require that you can only have the mana symbols that are in your commander. Noggle Bandit is technically red so you will have to cut that card as well.

I had a Sygg, River Cutthroat deck back in the day and I had a lot of fun effects that caused people to take a few points of life loss so I draw cards on their turn. Not sure where your budget is but Contaminated Bond and Revenge of Ravens are some ways to get a few extra cards; Revenge of Ravens also works as a deterrent to people attacking you. Other cards to think about are Bloodchief Ascension and Painful Quandary.

Happy brewing.

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