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

goblinguiderevealpls on Vamp, life drain

1 day ago

came hete to suggest bloodbond combo,

was not disappointed :)

also, Bloodchief Ascension goes infinite with Mindcrank, plus ascension fits the theme, and mindcrank assists your Altar of the Brood strategy outside the combo a lot

nice deck,+1

icehit6 on Bloodburn

1 day ago

Too slow I feel like. Could work if you had more hand control, like Thoughtseize and Collective Brutality. Definitely Collective Brutality.

Volt Charge is a no go, it's just too much of a cost for an effect that doesn't really do much for you, and Bloodchief Ascension is also too slow.

Eidolon of the Great Revel is going to kill you, Gloom Surgeon will work against you because you will exile your own cards, and Rakdos Cackler isn't fast enough. I like Bloodghast. I think Goblin Guide and Monastery Swiftspear would do you some good, and I think putting in some other burn spells, such as Lava Spike or Bump in the Night would work well too. Just running off trying to make your opponent lose 2 life per turn after X turn (which could be turn three or four to get your enchantment out and activate it) is too slow.

Moby_Copperfield on Rakdos Party!

2 days ago

Here's a few more suggestions. some pricier than others!

Upgrades for Shock: Galvanic Blast, Wild Slash

Enchantments: Bloodchief Ascension, Quest for Pure Flame,

Others: Death Spark, Fall of the Titans, Gut Shot, Firestorm, Pyrite Spellbomb (can also card draw), Spark Jolt, Spark Spray, Tarfire (probably not worth it), and Unstable Footing

NV_1980 on The Wheels on the Bus go AAAAHHHH!!!

2 days ago

This is looking good! I'd add Bloodchief Ascension; it's awesome.

goblinguiderevealpls on Special Lil Guy's First Commander Deck

1 week ago

Welcome to edh!

Looks decent so far, as far as multiplayer black lifegain, Exsanguinate is unbeatable as both a wincon and getting you back in the game,even more so than debt to the deathless

Urborg, Tomb of Yawgmoth is pretty much a black staple land, especially when ran alongside Cabal Coffers

Soul Warden and Soul's Attendant are absolute powerhouses for multiplayer lifegain, and they arent hard on the wallet to boot!

Fumigate is like a wrath of god with surprisingly high lifegain potential, and Toxic Deluge is the best edh creature wipe in black and is much safer to cast with tons of lifegain

There are several lifegain enchantments worth including, 2 of which form an infinite lifesteal combo as a game finisher

Exquisite Blood and Bloodchief Ascension are the main ones, and Sanguine Bond is also not half bad, bond truly shines in that it goes infinite with the previous 2 (you deal damage with ascension or exquisite blood out, gain that much, then sanguine bond deals what you gained, in an infinite lifesteal cycle triggered by damage)

Also, Merciless Eviction and Austere Command are INSANELY powerful board wipes that athreos usually scoffs at

Lastly, signets are near-staple in any edh deck with 2+ colors, especially those without rituals or mana dorks, so i would strongly recommend picking up and adding an Orzhov Signet for mana fixing and ramp

Cheers, and once again, welcome to edh!

MRDOOM3 on WTF Mill/Draw/Burn

1 week ago

Seizan, Perverter of Truth is a really nice addition to Nekusar EDH, since he burns, and allows Nekusar to burn your opponents some more.

Bloodchief Ascension synergizes well with Mindcrank, so there's that.

Correct me if I'm wrong, but as far as I can tell, I can only see two wheels in this deck (Time Reversal and Whispering Madness). In my opinion, you cannot have a Nekusar EDH without a decent number of wheels. I would suggest Wheel of Fate, Reforge the Soul, Molten Psyche, Windfall, Winds of Change, and Magus of the Wheel.

You also can try out Price of Knowledge and Dark Suspicions. You also can consider Gaze of Adamaro, Sudden Impact, Runeflare Trap, and Stormbreath Dragon.

goblinguiderevealpls on Breaking Necropotence

1 week ago

Exquisite Blood Bloodchief Ascension, Whip of Erebos, Crypt Incursion, Exsanguinate Loxodon Warhammer and Basilisk Collar are among the options, Sanguine Bond goes infinite with e-blood and ascension but doesnt do much by itself

Blood Artist is also insane in edh.

goblinguiderevealpls on Breaking Necropotence

1 week ago

In rakdos there isnt any lifegain outside of stuff like Bloodchief Ascension Exquisite Blood, as well as Exsanguinate and Gray Merchant of Asphodel being the best per-cast lifegain in black edh

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