Call for Blood

Legality

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

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Set Rarity
Betrayers of Kamigawa (BOK) Common

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Call for Blood

Instant — Arcane

As an additional cost to play Call for Blood, sacrifice a creature.

Target creature gets -X/-X until end of turn, where X is the sacrificed creature's power.

Call for Blood Discussion

MagicalHacker on Official MagicalHacker Commander List Update ...

2 years ago

Welcome, fellow planeswalkers, to the Official MagicalHacker Commander List Update (OMCLU) for Hour of Devastation!

If you are not aware, I have had lists for commander staple effects for a very long time now, and I have been updating them as new sets are released. Rather than showcasing individual cards that are being used, I instead use these lists to show all cards in categories that have proven to be advantageous to have in Commander. More specifically, these categories of staples are ones that answer certain problems a deck could be experiencing, such as having a hard time against control, not being able to play cards in hand quickly enough, or dealing with problematic commanders. (They can be found on my profile.)

The purpose of this thread is three-fold:

  1. To raise public awareness for these lists (which I know to be extremely useful since I use them more than literally any other resource online when building decks).

  2. To receive feedback about HOU cards that should be added/removed from lists.

  3. To receive feedback about older cards that should be added/removed from lists.

Hour of Devastation is now up on Gatherer, so its now time to go through the process of updating my decks!


MagicalHacker - List of All Draw Cards (Steady):

MagicalHacker - List of All Draw Cards (Burst):

MagicalHacker - List of All Recursion Cards:

MagicalHacker - List of All Tutor Cards:

MagicalHacker - List of All Protecting Cards:

MagicalHacker - List of All Board Wipe Cards:

MagicalHacker - List of All Ramp Cards:

MagicalHacker - List of All "Tuck" Cards:

MagicalHacker - List of All Creature Removal Cards:

  • No HOU cards.

MagicalHacker - List of All Counterspell Cards:

  • No HOU cards.

MagicalHacker - List of All Item Removal Cards:

MagicalHacker - List of All Anti-Control Cards:

MagicalHacker - List of All Pillow Fort Cards:

MagicalHacker - List of All Anti-Tutor Cards:

  • No HOU cards.

MagicalHacker - List of All Anti-Infinite Cards:

MagicalHacker - List of All Gold-Hate Cards:

  • No HOU cards.

MagicalHacker - List of All Group Hug Cards:


Thanks for reading the wall of text! If you would like to see the whole list of lists, they can all be found on my profile MagicalHacker.

Have fun deckbuilding!

Blackfire_Phoenix on Olive Oil me Goil

3 years ago

I think it looks good, and well designed. I only have little advice to give;

If you plan to go all Vamps, then why not cut the red, then go with Baron Sengir as you General? He is THE Vampire and can buff your other critters, even save them from dying..well..again.

Also, I see you have a copy of Cabal Coffers (very jealous of that one), it makes Urborg, Tomb of Yawgmoth an auto include.

A wee bit a flavor: Go for the Throat, Call for Blood and Feast of Blood and protects as wellGood luck with your wife's deck _

Serendipitous_Hummingbird on Hyalopterous Lemure of DEATH

3 years ago

Maringam

Yup. And because you activate Lemures' ability a bunch of times, its power is -10,000 (or however low you make it).

So when Call for Blood gives a creature -x/-x, what you're really doing is giving one of your creatures -x/-x where x = -10,000 (or whatever you make Lemures' power).

Giving a creature - negative 10k is the same as giving it +10k.

It's jank, it rarely works, and its way too expensive a way to win.

It's also hilarious

Serendipitous_Hummingbird on Does Subtracting a Negative = ...

3 years ago

Okay so obviously it does in math, but what about MTG? Here's the scenario: I activate the ability of Hyalopterous Lemure 100 times to give it a P/T of -96/3, then sac it to Call for Blood which we cast targeting a Tormented Soul. This should give the Tormented Soul +96/+96 since you are subtracting a negative, but I can't find any rulings to confirm that you can do this in magic. Can any rules expert help me out here?

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