Creature — Demon
At the beginning of your upkeep, target player draws a card and loses 1 life.
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Bloodgift Demon Discussion
4 days ago
When I got back into the game ~5 years ago, I'd say my pet card was Engulfing Slagwurm. I'd jam a bunch of the big wurms in with mana dorks like Llanowar Elves, Fyndhorn Elves, Fyndhorn Elder, Greenweaver Druid, etc. I also loved Terra Stomper lol
These days I'm pretty much only playing edh. I like Bloodgift Demon as a budget evasive beater with card draw. Consecrated Sphinx is in 4/8 of my edh decks. Definitely one of my top favorite at the moment. The other decks don't run blue lol
4 days ago
right so if you want to make this faster run 4xOrzhov Signet 2xQuicksilver Amulet, probably 4xSol Ring. that should speed this up so much it isnt funny. Next i suggest instead of running 1 ofs start running more of a single creature like id nearly say run 2x Restoration Angel for board wipe protection, 4xBaneslayer Angel 2xBloodgift Demon and so on.
1 week ago
robgould339, I do like the focus now. I will say that Griselbrand and Ob Nixilis Reignited might be a little overkill. The lifelink on Griselbrand does have strong synergy with cards like Prey Upon, but at 8 mana, it may be difficult to even cast him at all. Without the ability to cast him almost for free, as in reanimator, it becomes much more likely that you won't have enough life left to abuse his ability. As for Ob Nixilis Reignited, I find that I usually end up using him for his -3 ability. Since this deck is already pretty great at destroying creatures, I imagine that will narrow his use down to just drawing an extra card every turn. And at that point, I'd probably just use Bloodgift Demon. I suppose it is possible that if you can manage to stay ahead on the board, you just might be able to pull off his ultimate (which is something I achieve very rarely in my dimir control deck). If that works out, he certainly can be a viable win condition.
As for Quietus Spike + Cruel Sadist, I think it's a nice combo. The question is whether or not you'll draw them in conjunction enough to justify their inclusion. Compare it to Vampire Nighthawk + Prey Upon. The nighthawk is still good, even when you don't have a prey upon to go with it, and the prey upon is still good if you don't have exactly nighthawk to go with it. Here, Quietus Spike and Cruel Sadist become a lot worse if they aren't paired with each other. If you go with it, I'd at least consider swapping Quietus Spike to Basilisk Collar, seeing as it is cheaper and that lifelink is more likely to come into effect than the life halving.
I was also doing some searches and came across Gnarlwood Dryad, Narnam Renegade, and Wasteland Viper. Seems like any of these could be an objectively better Sedge Scorpion, so that's cool. The viper in particular increases the value of any non-deathtouch creatures in the deck.
2 weeks ago
Hey greyninja, thanks for stopping by and the recommendations!
I really like your Yidris deck and looked at it before I even saw your Animar - didn't realize that it is from the same creator though :)
Your Animar deck was an inspiration for my take on Yidris.
My Playgroup is pretty casual so i try to avoid going infinite or getting too out of hand moneywise. To be honest - I bought the precon deck, used some stuff I had laying around and made some low cost financial additions.
Regarding your recommendations: I have Tooth and Nail here but I always felt like it was a draw and win card. Most of the times it will find a specific combo and I like the random part of the deck. For the same reason I don't run any tutors here.
Curse of the Swine is a really nice suggestion, especially because it scales!
Bloodgift Demon was supposed to be on this list, got to readd it.
2 weeks ago
long over due on sending this comment to you, I apologize for that, but here we go.
the first thing that I notice is Terastodon is not here, and some cards your running have other cards out there with better value.
I've never been a big fan of Bloodgift Demon, especially if your cheating him on the field with the dragon, it feels bad...card draw is easier done...Greater Good would not be bad seeing as though you have the recursion for it.
notables that maybe you missed.Beast Within , Krosan Grip, Viscera Seer, Jarad's Orders, Disciple of Bolas, Reanimate, Return to Dust, Ashnod's Altar, Avacyn, Angel of Hope, Victimize, Blood Artist....just throwing some cards out there. there are many ways to go about any deck, and its all going to come down to what you like, and what you are comfortable with. you have enough mana to play your deck, but looking at the list, you don't really have any meat till the end. your source of win is beat face as often as you can, while trying to minimize the amount of blockers stopping you, casual play thats fine...I play a bit more competitively and build decks with a little more to them i'd have to atleast throw in a few ways to just win a game.
Craterhoof Behemoth with a few creatures could get you in there with commander damage...with tokens could crush everyone on at the table, or Tooth and Nail put any 2 creatures straight to play...Triskelion + Mikaeus, the Unhallowed...drop the mic, walk away from the table. you just won.
2 weeks ago
I saw you liked my Animar list. +1 from me. Figured I'd drop by and say hi!
I like a lot of the deck; Duplicant is perfect for multicolored, your ramp package is extensive, definitely some boardwipes and all that
4.58 average cmc is high. It looks like you're shooting for turns 2-4 ramp; Turns 4-8 drop beats or boadwipes. Fun!
Make sure every single creature will immediately give you value, or continue to give value once it has resolved. Hopefully you can swing thru. Phyrexian Ingester exiles. Bloodgift Demon has evasion and draws card$
I'm building the same Partner deck right now (LINK). Pretty much going for excessive ramp to fuel thrasios; then infinite. No pressures there
Also you should check out my Yidris deck (LINK). It might have some ideas too. Cheers
2 weeks ago
From what I understand, most competitive control lists want win conditions that fall into the category of "inevitability". Such conditions will inevitably close out a long game because of their inherent resilience. Pearl Lake Ancient and AEtherling are two such cards. Demon of Death's Gate, by comparison, could easily die to an errant kill spell if your pool of counterspells runs dry. At the very least, I'd add more copies and/or related alternatives to insure a win condition will stick. On that note, Lightning Greaves will often be too slow since it must be equipped at sorcery speed.
Most control decks support those win conditions with a wide range of counters and other removal spells. Creature count is usually low, but I'll make some suggestions regardless. Vampire Nighthawk and Gifted Aetherborn could be replacements for Black Knight and Pestilent Kathari. They provide the threat of deathtouch, and the lifegain is a nice boon in the control game. If you're set on using Royal Assassin as removal, I've had some fun synergizing him with Minister of Impediments. If you are into the demon theme, Desecration Demon, Bloodgift Demon, and Ob Nixilis Reignited are some other beaters. Playing a wider variety of threats could also make Diabolic Tutor stronger.
In no particular order, some control spells in U/B are Killing Wave, Hero's Downfall, Dissolve, Mana Leak, Summary Dismissal, Disallow, Black Sun's Zenith, Cryptic Command, Victim of Night, Remand, Thoughtseize, and Echoing Truth. Some alternative win conditions are Ashiok, Nightmare Weaver, Liliana, the Last Hope, and good old Elixir of Immortality.
3 weeks ago
obitus, i hope that Phyrexian Arena, Asylum Visitor, Blood Scrivener, Bloodgift Demon, Faithless Looting, and Tormenting Voice are enough draw spells. Worst case scenario i can tutor them up with Vampiric Tutor or Demonic Tutor