Bloodchief Ascension


Format Legality
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase 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.

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Bloodchief Ascension Discussion

SynergyBuild on Oona, Queen of the Mill

22 minutes ago

+1 for the deck!

Bloodchief Ascension also works with Mindcrank!

SynergyBuild on Scarab God Control

22 hours ago

Love the deck! +1 from me :D

Would you consider Duskmantle Guildmage/Bloodchief Ascension for the combo with Mindcrank, you can use Muddle the Mixture/Dimir Infiltrator/Shred Memory you can fetch up Mindcrank/Duskmantle Guildmage!

kamelyan on mill them all

3 days ago

Bloodchief Ascension combos with Mindcrank.

Then you can include Leyline of the Void to get around the pesky Kozies.

And please, check out my latest mill deck. I use Phenax as a hidden commander.

Descending Crane

Commander / EDH kamelyan


BS-T on Grixis Wizard Commander Help

6 days ago

Are you looking for general tips, upgrades to certain/any cards or just some suggestions that you can decide what you want to cut things for yourself? I'm sure you'll get takers for whatever help you're after.

I got the Wizards precon too and took it in a direction I found more fun so it'd be interesting to know where you want to end up?

Just picking up on the Duskmantle Guildmage / Mindcrank combo there, you could throw in Bloodchief Ascension which also gets the job done in one go.

Finally, not having a go because your commitment is admirable, but have you built a deck page rather than lay out all the card links?

NV_1980 on Oona: discard, mill, repeat

1 week ago


I like your deck! Maybe adding Bloodchief Ascension would be nice as like Duskmantle Guildmage, it also combo's well with Mindcrank. Considering Oona's ability, I'd expect to see some mana doublers in your deck as that doubles the effectiveness of her ability. Consider cards like High Tide, Crypt Ghast and Magus of the Coffers. Another idea is to add Illusionist's Bracers to double the effect of her primary ability whenever she uses it.

Good luck and have fun with this.



eleventhend on Muldrotha EDH

1 week ago

Couple of notes up front (might just be due to ongoing edits):

  • You have 2 copies of Victory Chimes in the list
  • You only have 96 cards in the list (including the duplicate above) instead of 100

Design Strategy

Want to suggest a couple of deck strategies to consider focusing in on (they are all fairly synergistic but it might help to pick one to focus on to help the deck feel like it has a clearer win condition):


With your current list of mill-value and beats, the missing pieces only seem to be ways to close the game.

Potential Additions

Discard Group Slug

I think this is a really interesting avenue for Muldrotha: running cards like Jin-Gitaxias, Core Augur, Waste Not, Oppression, Mindslicer and Myojin of Night's Reach to clear out your own and opponents' hands while benefiting from Muldrotha and other graveyard recursion effects to allow yourself to keep making plays. It would be a deck unlike any other at our table so far.

Your win conditions could be both mill, using cards like Keening Stone to close, or life-loss with cards like Liliana's Caress and Bloodchief Ascension mixed with some mild creature beats.

Other solid cards that support this archetype:

Graveyard Theft or Pure Recursion

This concept would run recursion spells like Boneyard Parley to steal the best things from opponents graveyards. In this case, Muldrotha allows us to consistently run targeted recursion from our graveyard, and we can focus our deck construction on the grave-robbing package. Because of Muldrotha's ability, we want to focus primarily on "theft on sticks" which we can repeatedly cast as needed, likely leaning heavily into Black.

Theft on Sticks examples


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