Consume Spirit


Format Legality
Modern Legal
Legacy Legal
Vintage Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Pauper Legal

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Set Rarity
2012 Core Set Uncommon
Duels of the Planeswalkers Uncommon
Planechase Uncommon
2010 Core Set Uncommon
Duel Decks: Divine vs. Demonic Uncommon
Tenth Edition Uncommon
Ninth Edition Uncommon
Mirrodin Common
Promo Set Rare

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Consume Spirit


Spend only black mana on X.

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

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Consume Spirit Discussion

TheMadRocketeer on That's a Nice Hand ... Shame if You Lost It

1 week ago

I like this deck a lot.

Ways to capitalize on their discards: The best ones I know of are already in your list: Megrim, Liliana's Caress, and Underworld Dreams.

Ways to not suffer from one's own milling:
-- Feldon's Cane - When your library is getting thin, just plow those used cards right back in.
-- Elixir of Immortality - Same deal, and you already include it. I see we think alike.
Playing so many symmetrical draw effects, like Font of Mythos and Howling Mine, means you will be doing some discarding of your own, due to hand size limits. You're including 2, which is about right.

Ways to make sure your deck plan gets to play:
-- Again, you've hit the nail on the head with Diabolic Tutor. Demonic Tutor, which is in your Maybeboard, is even better, if you can get them. Four is definitely not too many.

I'd be tempted to consider mono-black, given the mana production of your key card Waste Not, but your use of red looks good. Half of your red cards are color intensive, needing RR as part of the cost. That could be an issue sometimes.

With this much drawing and discarding, you may get some wins on milling alone. On that note, and as another way to get damage in, you could consider Book Burning, though the main theme here is discarding.

I think it's better to not to give the opponent a larger / unlimited hand size. If they're drawing more cards than they can cast, you're causing what you want, discards. No need to save their cards in hand for your other discard cards when you can get them based on hand size limits. No point in letting them hold onto more potential ways to break up your combo either.

In a deck like this, you need a way to last until your combo starts working, especially against aggro matchups, so a little life gain and creature removal can help. You already have Elixir of Immortality, which gives a little life, but you may want the life sooner than you want to rebuild your library. Vampire Nighthawk is an incredible value, which can block and kill a threat and can get damage in while gaining you life. Consume Spirit, Drain Life and their cousins are great for removal and life gain, so a couple of those might help, at least in the sideboard.

As I say, loving this deck idea. I've done something like it in mono-black, but yours may be better for the red element.

EmperorNexys on Circle of Lifelink

1 month ago

To that end, I would probably use Exsanguinate. The only reason I don't is because it only hits opponents, and I would frequently use Death Grasp to blast an annoying creature out of my way, which Consume Spirit can still manage.

Kreinas on Circle of Lifelink

1 month ago

Death Grasp might be a more consistent replacement for Consume Spirit. While it costs instead of , you can use your white mana in its cost.

Neotrup on Don't touch me there.

2 months ago

"Discourage people from attacking" sounds multiplayer, if so, I'd recommend Exsanguinate in place of some Consume Spirits.

F3A5t on Let's Make Meren Degenerate Again

2 months ago
  • Well you still have to get rid of 3 cards if you take out the vidirian elves.

  • Consume Spirit seems out of place with out cabal coffers and other black mana doublers.

  • If you are set on a myriad creature then add Blade of Selves in its place. Make any creature have myraid.

  • Other than that caller is weak because the tokens get exiled so no xp counters.

sj007 on Ghost Power

2 months ago

This deck needs Aetherflux Reservoir Drain Life Consume Spirit

And some maybes Alms of the Vein Ayli, Eternal Pilgrim Benediction of Moons Consuming Vapors

Anything with extort is looking into

kamarupa on demons kill ALL

2 months ago

Consume Spirit perhaps? Second, Geth's Verdict, (because it works against indestructible and hexproof creatures) Gravecrawler and Bloodghast.

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