Burnt Offering


Format Legality
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
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


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

Philoctetes on Licia, the Sanguine Storm

3 weeks ago


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 Uprising

2 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

3 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

IPlayAnIsland on Sacrificial Whispers (Sheoldred EDH)

6 months ago

In that case...

chadsansing on Mazirek Counters

6 months ago

I usually let Mazirek hit the yard, but I'm adding a Whispersilk Cloak. Good catch on Burnt Offering! I am going to replace the folk with the caterpillar later today -

Meren is a strong maybe!

Thanks for the feedback, Xarien :)

Xarien on Mazirek Counters

6 months ago

Like the recursion theme here!

Couple of notes:Burnt Offering is actually out of your colors here per Oracle text. Maybe Culling the Weak instead?Scavenger Folk seems like it could be a bit slow due to summoning sickness, what are your thoughts on Caustic Caterpillar?

Meren of Clan Nel Toth seems like he'd be a perfect fit here. Do you have enough protection for Mazirek or with the recursion effects are you letting him hit the graveyard instead?

Philoctetes on Licia, the Sanguine Storm

9 months ago

zombob57 I love that suggestion! I haven't felt great about Cabal Ritual in the deck, I will happily replace with Burnt Offering. I will add Sacrifice to the maybeboard for now, but it could be that I want both.

I will also be finding room for Sunbeam Spellbomb, probably replacing Tavern Swindler. After goldfishing with this a bunch of times, Tavern Swindler just feels too cute, and Sunbeam Spellbomb can cycle if you don't need the lifegain to up my cantrip count.

I'm also considering Icatian Moneychanger, although I'm not sure if more one shot lifegain type cards are where I want to head. I think I may need to shore up the cantrip count for Spells Matters payoffs.

zombob57 on Licia, the Sanguine Storm

9 months ago

I would highly recommend for rituals running Sacrifice and Burnt Offering because Licia has a cmc of 8, and if you gained a bunch of life can just recast her for 3. Just a really cool interaction with the commander.

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