Burnt Offering

Legality

Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Casual Legal
Pauper EDH Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Pauper Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Ice Age (ICE) Common

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Burnt Offering

Instant

As an additional cost to play Burnt Offering, sacrifice a creature.

Add X mana in any combination of (Black) and/or (Red) to your mana pool, where X is the sacrificed creature's converted mana cost.

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Burnt Offering Discussion

SamsWrath on Grenzo, Dungeon Warden - Doomsday

1 month ago

I like Tainted Pact because i can use it to dig for anything I might need which, includes interaction.

As for you best bet with those other cards... you have:

Past in Flames or Magus of the Will to replace Yawgmoth's Will

Reforge the Soul or Magus of the Wheel to replace Wheel of Fortune

Nothing will replace outright (as a downgraded version) Lion's Eye Diamond, Lake of the Dead or the fast mana: Mana Crypt, Mox Opal & Mox Diamond.

You could try running the creature replacements for the other 2 spells and then running Sacrifice and Burnt Offering. You could also try running Bog Witch although, unless you can play it T1 or T2 it won't be able to give you the needed BBB for a turn 3 win. Another card you could run that could eat a slot but, with purpose, would be Mossfire Egg. For more ramp you can always run Seething Song. You can use the red to pay colorless or convert it to black with replacement effects like the Stars/Egg/Signet, Bog Witch or Priest of Gix. It would also give you one hell of an awesome Shattering Spree if you want to slow down other players (blow up mana rocks/tops) or Stax pieces.

If you are a turn or 2 slower because you don't have fast mana, you could also always play more creature kill/artifact destruction or something like Conqueror's Flail.

Keep in mind that running higher cost cards will make Ad Nauseam more painful so you'll draw fewer cards when you use it.

Philoctetes on Licia, the Sanguine Storm

2 months ago

@jj4622 - I agree with you, my deck building spreadsheet now has Spoils of Evil cut over Rain of Filth, and Thermo-Alchemist cut for Fury Storm. I’m likely going to overhaul the primer soon to more closely resemble my sek’kuar primer Lord of the Flies: Sek'Kuar Lands Primer. Thanks for all of your help and interest!

@chewydownlow - I like where your head is at! I think there is totally a version of this storm build that plays more like a cross between modern KCI and the old Eggs deck - playing Second Sunrise, Faith's Reward, Krark-Clan Ironworks, and Scrap Trawler, ditching the regular cantrips and loading up on more cantrip artifacts. That deck 100% wants the Basalt Monolith combo plus Rings of Brighthearth. At that point we are just playing Burnt Offering and Sacrifice to combo with Faith's Reward effects.

But I think for a more spell based storm deck like this build we really don’t need infinite mana so much as have most of our spells generate net positive mana. But I totally feel like that deck would be awesome!

Philoctetes on Licia, the Sanguine Storm

2 months ago

Hey all!

@jonfehl thank you so much for the kind words! Dude, that Edgar Markov storm deck sounds insanely fun to play. I feel like our decks are two shades of the same color!

@jj4622 it seems our minds are always going to the same place after new sets! I’ve had Fury Storm sitting in the que on my deck building spreadsheet ever since it was spoiled! I absolutely agree with you - during a Licia/Burnt Offering sequence Fury Storm let’s us go ham salad.

I am thinking of either cutting into the cantrips, cutting Tithe Drinker, or cutting Thermo-Alchemist. None feel great, and I think Fork, Reverberate, and Bonus Round all deserve to stay. Any ideas?

As a side note, I’m considering a few other changes. I recently acquired a revised Wheel of Fortune which is 100% going in. I am also planning to cut Rain of Filth for Sacrifice, as I realize now I definitely want two Burnt Offerings. Also, I’m adding Rugged Prairie because the price came down.

haikukane on Xantcha, Slow Burn

2 months ago

Update #2:

Added some more sacrifice outlets, including explosive mana spells like Mana Geyser and Burnt Offering; some ways to close out the game in Comet Storm and Exsanguinate; and a few more mana sinks (extort creatures) to make use of any floating mana that isn't being used to pump into Xantcha, Sleeper Agent's activated ability.

Philoctetes on Licia, the Sanguine Storm

4 months ago

@onehitterquiter

Hey! Thanks for looking through the deck!

Reaping the Rewards I have never considered the card before, but I really like the idea! I am adding it to the maybeboard and will be thinking on it for awhile, because I do think it has some potential.

If only it was black or red mana it would be a shoo-in I feel. White mana is often the chokepoint, but I can see this offering a way to bleed off some excess white mana while upping our spell count by 3 or 4 on it's own which is nothing to sneeze at, while also offering us a way to enable casting Licia multiple times during a Burnt Offering sequence. Very cool suggestion!

chadsansing on Rakdos, Lord of Riots

6 months ago

This seems like a strong Rakdos good-stuff deck with plenty of cards to trigger Rakdos's additional casting cost and lots of "each player" effects.

I wonder about sub-themes and combos that might take even more advantage of what's there now.

For example, you could focus on discard effects and cards like Megrim, Waste Not, Words of Waste, and wheels like Wheel of Fortune and Dragon Mage.

You could include Exquisite Blood + Sanguine Bond or Bloodchief Ascension + Mindcrank. Combos like these will speed up your game plan and force opponents to choose between disrupting your combos and fighting off your creatures and recurring triggers.

You could complement Grave Pact and your current sac outlets with Dictate of Erebos and cards like Blood Pet, Soldevi Adnate, Burnt Offering, Disciple of Bolas, Merciless Executioner, and Fleshbag Marauder and maybe both Kalitas cards.

You could add more cards like Vexing Devil, Dash Hopes, and Eidolon of the Great Revel and tax more life. You could add all of the double-damage enchantments, as well.

(And I would run Chromatic Lantern over Commander's Sphere.)

My big piece of advice is this: pick 2 sub-themes in addition to everyone takes damage all the time from recurring triggers, maximize the interactions between those themes, and then replace all the cards that don't contribute to one or more of those lines of play, especially cards that target a single opponent.

Happy brewing!

Filbert21 on shirei keeps holding on

7 months ago

Since you're aiming for this deck to be under $30, here are some good subs that you can use.

Kheru BloodsuckerKheru Mind-EaterLose HopeShadows of the PastExecutioner's CapsuleBurnt OfferingSeal of the Guildpact

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