Consume Spirit

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

Printings View all

Set Rarity
2012 Core Set (M12) Uncommon
Duels of the Planeswalkers (DPA) Uncommon
Planechase (HOP) Uncommon
2010 Core Set (M10) Uncommon
Duel Decks: Divine vs. Demonic (DDC) Uncommon
Tenth Edition (10E) Uncommon
Ninth Edition (9ED) Uncommon
Ninth Edition Foreign Black Border (9EDFBB) Uncommon
Mirrodin (MRD) Common
Promo Set (000) Rare

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Consume Spirit

Sorcery

Spend only black mana on X.

Consume Spirit deals X damage to target creature or player and you gain X life.

Consume Spirit Discussion

ObeseBanana on Try My Spy Guy

1 week ago

I've played a lot of this deck and tuned it a little differently than you, but I've been a fan of winning with Consume Spirit . If you wanna take a look at my list let me know!

Ouroboros_47 on Ill-Gotten Epicure

1 month ago

I think Pestilence and Consume Spirit would make good additions to the deck.

SideBae on

2 months ago

Erebos, God of the Dead is a fun general -- good luck!

Most EDH games are decided by card advantage. You're typically facing down three opponents, meaning you're facing down about three times as many cards as you yourself can produce. Thus, anything that can recoup card advantage through mass draw or multi-for-ones is a good addition to a deck. With Erebos, I had a lot of luck with Words of Waste . This is an instant-speed discard effect (through Erebos' draw ability) and mana sink for the end of your opponents turns.

In a similar vein, cards like Smallpox are good for cleaning up the board from early threats, as well as setting back your opponents. I don't see it played that much, but I've had good success playing it myself. Pox is another option, but it is harder to minimize its damage to you as well.

Depending on your card pool, you may want to consider running Snow-Covered Swamp s instead of Swamp s. This allows you to run something like Dead of Winter instead of Languish ; it's more mana-efficient and tends to have a bigger effect.

Black doesn't have a lot of options in terms of mana-ramp. I see you've included Crypt Ghast and Cabal Stronghold (both powerful), but you should also consider artifact ramp. Sol Ring is an auto-include in almost every EDH deck, and cards like Charcoal Diamond , Coldsteel Heart , Mind Stone , Thought Vessel , Mana Vault , Mana Crypt (if you proxy or want to sell a kidney) and Everflowing Chalice are great as well.

One combo I had good luck with while playing Erebos was Raven's Crime with Null Profusion . This allows you to essentially cycle any dead lands you draw by casting Raven's Crime from the yard, while also making an opponent discard. In the discard vein, you seem to have some good discard pieces in your list already. Including Geth's Grimoire makes these into card advantage for you, and Waste Not is a great value engine. Syphon Mind is both a mass-discard spell and a mass-draw spell.

In your land-package, I think you should cut Leechridden Swamp . A majority of the time, losing one life isn't going to be significant; furthermore, entering tapped is a severe drawback. Running a normal or snow-covered Swamp is better.

A few of your creature inclusions are questionable. Gifted Aetherborn , Pawn of Ulamog and Basilica Screecher are not likely to have much of an effect on the board, and Brain Maggot or Kitesail Freebooter likely should be replaced with more global and/or recurring discard effects.

Night's Whisper is, most of the time, better than Sign in Blood as it is easier to cast and cannot be Redirect ed.

I feel that a lot of your spot removal consists of one-for-ones. Consume Spirit and Corrupt are good when there is only a single threat on the board, but are simply not good enough if two or more opponents are applying pressure at a given moment. Damnation and Toxic Deluge are the best black board-wipes, though they can be very expensive; I advise Nevinyrral's Disk or Perilous Vault as budget considerations. The life-gain effects of Consume Spirit and the like are probably not necessary when you're running Whip of Erebos and Pontiff of Blight .

Tutors are amazing in EDH. Demonic Tutor is the gold-standard, though it is expensive. Diabolic Tutor , which you run, is functionally identical to Mastermind's Acquisition in EDH -- you may want to consider running the latter for redundancy.

Cutting a Swamp for Reliquary Tower should be considered. This would let you drop Spellbook and free up a slot.

Because of the draw-power stapled on Erebos, you may want to consider running cards like Mindslicer . You'll recover much faster than your opponents, and with things like Waste Not or Geth's Grimoire on the field its a real powerhouse. This would require a sac-outlet; Phyrexian Tower is a good option here.

Good luck.

Shamanintraining on Time to let old painless out of the bag

2 months ago

Thanks for the suggestions B0effe

Reliquary Tower for Swamp looks like a easy update and will give me 2 anti discarding effects in case I don't get Venser's Journal out. I'm trying to keep the Black mana symbols since those count toward a couple of my drain effects Soul Burn , Consume Spirit , Drain Life .

I might consider swapping Thought Vessel in for Charcoal Diamond . Seems like a fair trade off, especially if I look to add Ad Nauseam .

Ad Nauseam , Cabal Coffers look like easy additions. Why so expensive Coffers???

I absolutely love the buyback of Slaughter in this deck so it's staying in. I am considering the swap of Go for the Throat for Vraska's Contempt though. I won't get to reanimate the creature but sometime it's better to permanently remove a problem.

crash328 on B/W Life Drain

2 months ago

Debt to the Deathless and Gray Merchant of Asphodel are also really good drain effects. Consume Spirit can only have black mana spent on it but its also decent. Kaya, Ghost Assassin is also a solid pick. Crypt Ghast is great ramp and has extort as well making him a great option. Would recommend Blind Obedience and Ghostly Prison to give yourself some pillow fort defense to keep you protected while you drain everyone out.

4ofspades on Fangs+

2 months ago

austintayshus

Thanks for the suggestions! I thought about it more, and did end up removing Consume Spirit . Thanks for the advice; I was holding onto it because it can target either a player or a creature, and as a bonus it gave me life. Still, it could potentially end up being more expensive than Mortify and Blood Tithe combined if thats what i'm going for. As for Suture Priest , she did have me thinking for a bit; but I don't think i'll be adding her. I built this as a theme deck centered around vampires; you'll notice every card in the deck talks about vampires or Sorin in some way, and she doesn't fit in in that regard. Another equally big reason is that I have cards like Malakir Bloodwitch and Feast of Blood . While there are only a couple of cards like that; adding in a card that is isolated in such a way can hurt the strat; especially in a 60 card deck. I will be adding Blood Seeker though, he'd be a very fun addition :) I just have to figure out where to place him, this deck is struggling a bit to get down to 60 cards :3

austintayshus on Fangs+

2 months ago

Blood Seeker is a fun tax-y vampire. I used to play a vampire black during the last few weeks that OG Zendikar block was legal in standard that I had a lot of fun with. You may also consider adding Suture Priest , I know she's not a vampire but having a Blood Seeker and Priest out at the same time is more oppressive than you'd think.

And I would personally take out Consume Spirit for some cheaper removal.

kamarupa on Mono-Black Life Gain

3 months ago

my bad, didn't see Consume Spirit in your sideboard.

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Consume Spirit occurrence in decks from the last year

Commander / EDH:

All decks: 0.0%

Black: 0.14%