Creature — Demon
At the beginning of your upkeep, target player draws a card and loses 1 life.
|Want (6)||ConnorMo , critan , Dan750 , matty266 , mildfire16 , EmanRuoy88|
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|Commander 2014 (C14)||Rare|
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|Commander / EDH||Legal|
Bloodgift Demon occurrence in decks from the last year
Commander / EDH:
All decks: 0.03%
Bloodgift Demon Discussion
2 weeks ago
Hey multimedia, thanks for the suggestions! Some of those cards i'm already looking to get! Im currently not sure how to balance life loss cards with lifegain cards. I feel that I might have too much loss already and not so much gain.
1 month ago
One very important aspect of commander is a proper ramp setup and some kind of draw engine. Three artifacts and Crypt Ghast just aren't going to cut it-- shoot for 8-12 sources to really streamline the deck to a consistent, playable status. Also, maybe slim down on the 5 drops to push down your curve; you'll find yourself having more consistently enjoyable games. Next, while Well of Lost Dreams is nice, you gotta get some more repeatable draw. Black has all kinds of Bloodgift Demon effects that can help with that.
On a separate strategy note, intentionally dropping Karlov of the Ghost Council on turn two puts a giant target on your back. Have a life trigger engine set up and then drop him once you're fairly certain you can use him that rotation. He'll usually be safer that way.
1 month ago
@dingusdingo anyone with threat assessment will know to remove permanents that provide card advantage. doesn't mean you shouldn't try! Haha
One of my pet cards is Bloodgift Demon . I can't say I run it in all my decks... but when I see a 4cmc flyer with an upside to the c-advantage I'm like HMMM
I do run Sensei's Divining Top in all my edh decks. Sometimes you may find 'em both in a game fingers crossed
We're rooting for ya !
2 months ago
Cool build bro. Definitely a +1 from me!
My only advice is more card draw. You're cheating Mana cost with this deck which means you're playing out your hand faster than most, which in turn means you need more card draw than most to really be consistent and also have those explosive turns this commander is typically so good at.
Luckily for you black has some great options! You are already have 3 of the best BUT Phyrexian Arena , Disciple of Bolas , and Necropotence are the only reliable sources you have. Vilis, Broker of Blood is an incredible card but should not be considered as a reliable source of card draw, but more of a win con for the late game. Bloodgift Demon is also a really cool card but he's a body that your deck won't even use since it doesn't win by combat, and 5 Mana to draw a card next turn isn't worth it. You should have AT LEAST 10 reliable sources that can be viable in the early AND late game!
Here are a few more to consider:
Those are some incredible cards but if you'd like some more ideas, check out this list that some people put together on tapped out: List of EDH Draw Cards
Its a list of all relevant draw cards in EDH.
Hope this helped!
3 months ago
Update from this weekends cEDH tournament.
Won all rounds, but probably should have lost to a Kess, Dissident Mage in round 2, had a Glen Elendra Archmage resolved. I managed to Toxic Deluge it but then they Thoughtseize my Grim Tutor so was waiting for a tutor to pull a Swords to Plowshares . Then they tapped out on casting a Pact of Negation on my Bloodgift Demon (At the time, I only had Reflecting Pool (luckily they had played a Urborg, Tomb of Yawgmoth which enabled it to be ) and they were trying to mitigate my draw. (Note: I kept a 0 land hand in that round because I had Mana Crypt , Arcane Signet , and Dark Ritual in hand. Soon as they had no , successfully resolved my combo (again), they had already Force of Will cast on me earlier.
Anyways, never used the Worldgorger Dragon at all, drew the Bogardan Hellkite in the last round, never played him. Each round got there the same way, Buried Alive + Reanimate . The last round I resolved a Razaketh, the Foulblooded , sac'd Kaalia of the Vast realized I didn't have enough , so had to wait a turn, then cast Kaalia of the Vast again, resolved an Avacyn, Angel of Hope , sac'd Kaalia of the Vast to pull a for Goblin Bombardment (post-combat) sacrifice all the Restoration Angel after casting Buried Alive + Reanimate .
Post the tournament, realized Demonic Consultation was too much of a dead draw, going to replace it with Plunge into Darkness , saw it played a couple times was not horrible, worst case just pulls a tutor usually.
Also worked that evening on replacing Worldgorger Dragon and Bogardan Hellkite but came up with nothing. I primary win-con all rounds, never went to Leonin Relic-Warder which is far safer secondary than Worldgorger Dragon . Still thinking a Doomsday is a better way to go, could do Doomsday + Night's Whisper and build a stack:
Leonin Relic-Warder (discard with Faithless Looting )
That's CMC7 though .
What I really need is another Buried Alive best I can think of is Final Parting >> Leonin Relic-Warder + Animate Dead (to hand), but then still need a Goblin Bombardment . So the combo would be Final Parting + Goblin Bombardment or Animate Dead . So would be CMC9. Better than Doomsday CMC7 (stack) + = CMC10, and doesn't require a same turn enabler like Street Wraith . Still not right though. Hmm.
3 months ago
I like your deck! It has a similar flavor to my Grixis Twisted Group Hug (No Pain, No Gain!), where I can help with cards and effects, but at a cost. The idea was a Zedruu the Greathearted , but with black, black being my favorite Mtg color. I invite you to take a look at my deck and draw some inspiration from it. One of the principles of the deck is that I don't target destroy/exile/counterspell anything; "that wouldn't be nice, from a good guy that helps you, eh?". I personnally found that Illicit Auction and Pain's Reward are such fun cards and can hurt a player so bad at the same time ! You could also consider any cards with the Join Forces and Tempting Offer mechanics. If I do help someone, it is not everybody, like I originally would have like. So to be honest, I may rename my deck "Grixis Bitter Hugs" -because I think it is more accurate than "Grixis Twisted Group Hug"- if you don't mind. While commenting, I took time to update my deck's description, which was pretty much empty before lol
You could also add Anvil of Bogardan , Oracle's Vault , Outpost Siege , Vance's Blasting Cannons Flip, Bloodgift Demon , Indulgent Tormentor , Well of Lost Dreams ... Phyrexian Arena is a must, Rhystic Study is a beast (but pricy $), Mystic Remora is great and you could add also Braid of Fire , comboing with Luminarch Ascension . For more lands, add Land Tax , Knight of the White Orchid , Weathered Wayfarer , Sword of the Animist , Thaumatic Compass Flip, Journeyer's Kite ...
3 months ago
Hey, fine budget version of Kaalia and nice description/primer.
Manalith, Mana Geode, Boros Cluestone, Rakdos Locket, Orzhov Locket, Armillary Sphere, Star Compass. Consider cutting these for better budget mana rocks?
- Talisman of Hierarchy
- Talisman of Conviction
- Fellwar Stone
- Boros Signet
- Orzhov Signet
- Rakdos Signet
- Mind Stone
The main purpose of playing so many mana rocks is to ramp into Kaalia. Two drop mana rocks are better than three drop rocks even if the three drop rocks can be saced later on to draw. The draw from Lockets/Cluestone is not worth playing them over a Talisman or Signet as a Talisman or Signet can give you a full turn or two faster at casting Kaalia.
More haste enablers is another way to increase speed.
Out of these budget options Tempest is the best because Kaalia has flying and all the other big creatures here also have flying. Tempest is also very good with Utvara Hellkite and her ability to create Dragons. Battlements is a land that can ETB untapped which for one red can give Kaalia haste.
For more speed then you want most of your lands to ETB untapped. If you can't afford many dual lands that ETB untapped then play more basic lands instead of lands such as Forsaken Sanctuary, Stone Quarry, Bloodfell Caves, etc. Signets are good with basic lands because any one basic land can be tapped to make two different colors. Budget lands to consider adding:
- Caves of Koilos
- Battlefield Forge
- Ash Barrens
- Tainted Field
- Foreboding Ruins
- Opal Palace
- Dragonskull Summit
- Isolated Chapel
- Clifftop Retreat
If willing to spend a little more for the manabase then adding the Check lands: Dragonskull, Isolated, Clifftop are good lands when playing basic lands.
Cards to consider cutting:
- Forsaken Sanctuary
- Stone Quarry
- Bloodfell Caves
- Scoured Barrens
- Wind-Scarred Crag
- Painted Bluffs
- Seraph Sanctuary
- Mana Geode
- Boros Cluestone
- Rakdos Locket
- Orzhov Locket
- Armillary Sphere
- Star Compass
- Trailblazer's Boots
- Hoard-Smelter Dragon
- Desecration Demon
Other budget upgrades to consider:
3 months ago
tkjanacek - Hey there! Thanks for the long response. Lots of great ideas! I do have a Bloodgift Demon , Viscera Seer , Entomb , and Thespian's Stage in my binder. Not sure why I over looked them, but they're swapped in. I'll probably get a few of your recommendations down the road after I play this deck some and get a feel for what would do best in my meta. I'm probably going to order a Living Death and Pitiless Plunderer asap though. Too good! Thanks for the input!