Bloodchief Ascension


Format Legality
Pre-release Legal
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

StigIt2me on Nicol Bolas (EDH) - Round of Discards

19 hours ago

You, my friend, look like you could use a Hollowborn Barghest and a Monomania. And while you're at it, why not throw in a Bloodchief Ascension (btw, that goes infinite with Mindcrank if that's your thing). Be careful when you look for discarders; a lot of them aren't worth the card stock they're printed on. I have a theory-crafted Crosis deck you can use as a reference.

Crosis's Vengeance

Commander / EDH* StigIt2me


Mtgmyth on ZOMBIES!!! "Ach! Hans, Run!"

4 days ago

Ok, are you playing in MTGO or paper? Either way, here are the cards I might take out, either because they are too slow, or they are better in multiplayer (or they are just bad). Dark Salvation, Prized Amalgam, Noxious Ghoul, Liliana's Reaver, Army of the Damned, Crux of Fate, Vanquisher's Banner, Noosegraf Mob, Vindictive Lich, Dread Summons, Endless Ranks of Dead, Altar of Dementia, Sol Ring, Undead Alchemist, Kindred Dominance, Geralf's Messenger, Never / Return, Call to the Grave Grimgrin, Corpse-Born. You could definitely take out others as you play the deck.

Here are some good cards that would be good to have, but not all will make the cut. Rings of Brighthearth, Basalt Monolith, Talisman of Dominance, Arcane Denial, Counterspell, Lim-Dul's Vault, Swan Song, Pact of Negation, Snapcaster Mage, Jace, Vryn's Prodigy  Flip, Toxic Deluge, Damnation, Leyline of Anticipation, Vedalken Orrery, Teferi, Mage of Zhalfir, Thought Vessel, Glen Elendra Archmage, Commander's Sphere, Solemn Simulacrum, Gilded Lotus, Cyclonic Rift, Overwhelming Denial, Search for Azcanta  Flip, Forbid, Bloodchief Ascension, Urborg, Tomb of Yawgmoth, Underground Sea, Sunken Ruins, Cavern of Souls, Ancient Tomb.

I'm sure there are many other cards that would be great in the optimized version of this deck, but these are the ones I can think of right now. Also, I am not extremely familiar with the current meta of MTGO(?) 1v1 commander, so there may be cards that are good because of the meta. You will want to do some research and you will definitely make changes as you play. Have Fun!

StuckOnEuropa on The Great and Majestic Necropolis

5 days ago


I dont think The Scarab God will ever be top tier competitive. Hes actually better without all the zombies. Gisa and Geralf might be better for zombie tribal. I never play 1v1, but lets see what I can think up for you.

Bloodchief Ascension + Duskmantle Guildmage + Mindcrank

Pretty sure this goes infinite.

The deck isnt the fastest,so...I would consider cards like Propaganda & No Mercy to slow down aggro.

Reviving a Void Winnower or Jin-Gitaxias, Core Augur can be a real pain for an opponent.

Gravecrawler + Phyrexian Altar + Diregraf Colossus

All the mana and zombies you could ever need.

Add a Diregraf Captain or Plague Belcher to the combo and inflict all the damage you will need.

Add an Altar of the Brood to the combo and mill them for the win.

Traumatize + Fraying Sanity

Mill an opponent.

Theres some cards I couldnt find foil version for like Corpse Dance that you may want to think about.Let me know what you think.

Suns_Champion on Kess mill reanimator

1 week ago

You'll definitely want Bloodchief Ascension and Altar of the Brood.

May want to try Tunnel Vision + fateseal effects like: Hinder, Spin into Myth, Ransack, Vessel of Endless Rest.

Traumatize goes perfect with Keening Stone.

Fraying Sanity is almost a copy of Keening Stone.

Hope some of these help!

chadsansing on Cry, Cry, Cry

2 weeks ago

It might be fun to work in the Mindcrank + Bloodchief Ascension combo or the Gravedigger + Cadaver Imp + Deathrender + Altar of Dementia combo.

Have fun!

Barsan on Kambal

2 weeks ago

Bloodchief Ascension might be a good pick considering your Commander's ability.

Coward_Token on The Devil On Your Shoulder - EDH Tempting Deals

2 weeks ago

Seeing as they also synergize with e.g. Vial Smasher, how about Sygg, River Cutthroat and/or Bloodchief Ascension? Dunno if they'll draw too much hate.

bigblue32123 on Phenax's Milling Machine

2 weeks ago

Another thing I was wondering about is, are you able to activate Bloodchief Ascension consistently with how few creatures you run? I found in my version that it just never got activated and it was dead weight most of the time.

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