Bloodchief Ascension


Format Legality
Modern Legal
Legacy Legal
Vintage Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal

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Set Rarity
Zendikar 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


1 day ago

Thanks for the comment, Aondail! I'll address your suggestions in the order they were put forward:

First, I like Hymn to Tourach. I will definitely pick one up, posthaste.

I like Ophiomancer and Bloodline Keeper  Flip. I'm not such a fan of Endrek Sahr, Master Breeder, but maybe thats some MM15 PTSD.

I have noticed the lack of ways to deal with enchantments. In addition, Spine of Ish Sah seems like a great way to deal with Iona, Shield of Emeria. I will seriously consider adding both Spine of Ish Sah and Infernal Tribute.

I feel like my ways of gaining life are fine. I guess I could play something like Bloodchief Ascension

Phyresis is just a holdout from my days of Sheoldred, Whispering One+Whispersilk Cloak+Phyresis. I'll take that out first thing.

Thanks again for the comment!

ElvisAnselmi on Mill damage Deck

1 week ago

Ive already use Bloodchief Ascension in a previous test of this deck and it didnt work as this version. Thanks for comment FAGGOTUS-REX

Entrei on Howling Wizard Cactus

1 week ago

Ok so a few cards you may like:Forced Fruition, Helm of the Ghastlord, Curiosity, Minds Aglow,Dragon Mage,Mindcrank, Memory JarBloodchief Ascension and Sudden Spoiling. After those relatively cheap cards (most expensive one on the list I gave is $5, total value ~$20)comes the more expensive, but game winning, cards. Consecrated Sphinx, Time Spiral, Creeping Tar Pit(you can cipher whispering madness onto it and the cipher sticks as long as it's on the field even if it is no longer a creature) and Vampiric Tutor are really good choices to put thought into. With your concern about their graveyard and recursion... Rakdos Charm and Bojuka Bog are really good choices. If you are worried about not having a wipe when you need one,Nevinyrral's Disk, Toxic Delugeand Life's Finale are pretty good cards for the job. Mind, Damnation takes the cake, but it happens to be a ~$60 card rn so don't buy that unless you are really committed/like running black. Feel free to look at my list, Who needs friends when you're running Grixis? if you need any ideas

CivilizedSin on DIO and The World

1 week ago

Now, I may not know DIO (aside form the fantastic Ronnie James), but I DO happen to enjoy dirty U/B combos. Seeing as you have Bloodchief Ascension, you've gotta include Mindcrank. 3 mana worth of wonder right there. Additionally, my personal favorite of Mikaeus, the Unhallowed and Triskelion will never do you wrong- albeit, neither of them are particularly strong on their own with this current list. As you did mention infinite turns, Time Sieve and Thopter Assembly is always strong, and Mirran Spy + Priest of Yawgmoth + Spine of Ish Sah clears the field for you. U/B has TONS more combos available for you, I've just rattled off a few of my personal favorites.

jiebie on Chainer EDH, suicidal master of recursion

2 weeks ago

I see why Bloodchief Ascension works for you and not me: your commander can activate it, while I have no good ways to get it on line.

I'm going to try to fit Dark Deal, Entomb, Mesmeric Orb and Cryptbreaker into the deck. Possible cuts: Bloodchief Ascension, Venser's Journal and Hell's Caretaker. The changes would give me more cards to play with at low mana cost, while enabling more reanimation. Hell's Caretaker is a bit slow and Venser's Journal doesn't do much without Necropotence. As usual I find myself removing life gain cards to be even more on the suicide black side of Magic!

mazrimtaim on Nekusar, EDH. Time to draw your deck. Or die.

2 weeks ago

Why isn't there a Mindcrank? It combos off with Bloodchief Ascension when it has the right amount of counters on it.

geekmp3 on Phenax's Milling Machine

3 weeks ago

Helm of Obedience + Leyline of the Void is another infinite mill option.
Mindcrank + Bloodchief Ascension is another.

Good luck! I love Phenax mill! I use Relentless Rats in mine!

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