Bloodchief Ascension

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

lucal13 on Prepare Your Graveyard - Commander Mill

14 hours ago

A +1 from me. I would also recommend Bloodchief Ascension as well for the Duskmantle Guildmage and Mindcrank combo. I have a similar deck if you want to check it out.

I Hope You Didn't Need That (suggestions wanted)

Commander / EDH lucal13


Teknetic on Waste Not, Want No...wait, no, I want that

1 day ago

You're playing Bloodchief Ascension, so not throwing in a Mindcrank for the combo is just missing free value. Depends on your play group's stance on them, but obviously more tutors would be good. The Rack is another wincon. Hymn to Tourach is likely good enough to run alongside more targeted hand attack. Pack Rat is also an option. I'd run some form of extra card draw, with Phyrexian Arena being the typical option.

KaraZorEl on Gained so Much Life it Hurt...You

1 day ago

Bloodchief Ascension is really good for a lifegain/life loss theme.

Eye of Singularity is a good hoser for token decks.

Containment Priest stops a lot of combos.

Celestial Mantle is really good, when used correctly.

Platinum Emperion is great for when you've already gained tons of life.

somewhatclever on Phenax EDH

3 days ago

I recommend taking out Leyline of the Void. It counteracts cards like your Consuming Aberration and Bloodchief Ascension just to name a few.

Lunyka on You're gonna have a bad time

3 days ago

This is a decent build but it feel very creature heavy to me, particularly for playing red/black.

Black has a lot of "Opponent loses x life, you gain x life" type of cards much like Alms of the Vein, Blood Artist, and Blood Tithe. I would get more cards like this as they would synergize very well with Rakdos.

Then from there get cards the benefit from other players losing life and/or you gaining life such as Bloodchief Ascension and Mindcrank.

Red also has a lot of burn that is useful as well, much like Lightning Bolt.

This looks like a good start but I'm sure that it can be built into a scary powerhouse of everyone losing life while you gain it.

Ender666666 on Lord of the Lies

4 days ago

Thanks for the complement Avro. I wouldn't really call then "hidden" combos, but Duskmantle Guildmage or Bloodchief Ascension + Mindcrank are pretty much gg.

With Phenax in play, Intruder Alarm + Undead Alchemist is also pretty much gg.

One time, I had my Clever Impersonator copy my Intruder Alarm, so every time a creature came into play, I could tap everything in response to mill a ton (from Phenax), then untap from the first Intruder Alarm trigger, tap again to mill more, untap from the second Intruder Alarm trigger, then tap once more on my final opponent's end step to mill once more. It was gross.

PhantomAssassin23 on Wrexial, The Risen Deep Commander/EDH Deck

4 days ago

Have you considered Bloodchief Ascension? It will go infinite with mindcrank and provides lifegain. Plus since it is a may ability you can play politics with it. Really cool deck though.

zhcetinich on Mindcranking crabs and mages for days!

1 week ago

yeah was going to replace the memory erosions with two more Mindcrank and probably the Mindgrind with some counter spells and change out the side board for more Visions of Beyond and two of those Bloodchief Ascension

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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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