Bloodchief Ascension

Bloodchief Ascension

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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

emask on The Dark Ocean - Impact Edition - Help wanted :D

23 hours ago

Love Phantasm. A fun play is also using Bloodchief Ascension.

whe7574 on Yes, Mr. Wayne, it Does Come in Black

1 day ago

You also have an infinite mana combo in Rings of Brighthearth + Deserted Temple + Cabal Coffers/Nykthos, Shrine to Nyx

Have you though about the Bloodchief Ascension + Mindcrank combo?

Rayenous on Need anti-color specific black enchantments.

3 days ago

Some options....

Genju of the Fens = you are now able to repeatedly kill their swamps. (Play with Urborg, Tomb of Yawgmoth to be able to kill any land)

Grave Peril
Murderous Betrayal
Phyrexian Boon

If you make creatures without using creature cards...:
Intimidation = good evasion

And Enchantments that make creatures (if allowed in your deck):
Breeding Pit
Curse of Shallow Graves
Demonic Rising
Endless Ranks of the Dead
Infernal Genesis - not sure if it's playable...? Too unpredictable.
Parasitic Implant
Quest for the Gravelord
Sarcomancy - also unpredictable, but with enough Zombie generators, it may be okay.
Waste Not
Zombie Infestation

And another great way to deal a lot of damage...
Bloodchief Ascension

Evoksva_______ on Erebos, God Of All Of The Of The All Enchantments

4 days ago

Can never have enough Bloodchief Ascension. In fact, I think I tutored for it turn two when I saw Sidisi, Brood Tyrant as a commander in a game.

LegionnaireNilloc on Erebos, God Of All Of The Of The All Enchantments

4 days ago

Really like the deck, though I don't see the synergy between liability with words of waste or word of command. Liability only triggers when a non token permanent leaves the battlefield, not from the hand or library, so discard and cards like mindcrank have no synergy there. But a card that does is Bloodchief Ascension! I would also suggest Sorin Markov!

Regigigas23 on miracleHat

5 days ago

I'm hoping you still want to trade Kokusho, the Evening Star and Birthing Pod for my Wooded Foothills and Sacred Foundry. I changed my mind, and would like to close the 3$ gap with Bloodchief Ascension. Message me back if that's okay!

Blizzicane on HandOverflowException

5 days ago


Sigil of Sleep - the only one of these cards I will probably consider as I do not like auras in this deck due to the tendency of my creatures dying especially if I place something like this on Neku as it attracts even more attention but a one mana investment to bounce creatures is nothing to scoff at however another problem comes up when half the creatures I find in EDH have ETB effects and I don't have anything else to target. Additionally, I only have two creatures that can take up this card up and use it as the rest of my pain cards come in the form of enchantments so it can be a dead draw as well.

Vampiric Link - Same as above except less helpful because it does not actually get rid of threats.

Blessing of Leeches - Useful and is less likely to fall into the grave but I already have Darksteel Plate which protects itself and is reusable not to mention that Wrath of God, Damnation, and Terminate like cards are very real threats to regenerate which makes it worst the indestrucable in that regard.

Elder Mastery - too expensive for a investment in an aura that will surely attract attention as removal is real.

Archmage Ascension - As much as that is a sweet effect, three mana and six counters is a huge amount to ask for considering it won't do anything for at least six more turns after it comes out considering I only gain massive amounts of card draw on my turn. Whereas Bloodchief Ascension my favorite of all the ascensions only costs one mana and takes three counters and is extremely easy to go off because players are always taking damage whether it be from shocks or each other or me.

Thanks for the suggestions anyway. :3

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
Duel Commander Legal

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Set Rarity
Zendikar Rare


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