Consume Spirit

Legality

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

Sorcery

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

Freezingfist on The new-ish player. Instead of ...

5 days ago

Welcome back Knight_of_Aces!

You found one you like! Excellent. The deck looks solid. Good mana curve.

Is it good enough for Modern Friday? That's tough to say. Extort isn't really known for being a force in modern, but that can depend on your play group. If everyone is showing up with tier 1 decks, you'll have a tough time as a new player regardless of what you're playing.

But if everyone is fairly new, I can see this being a lot of fun.

As for upgrades, I'm not very familiar with this kind of deck, but my initial reaction when seeing Crypt Ghast is Consume Spirit.

In addition, Liliana of the Dark Realms could be a better addition or replacement to Sorin.

I'd look into adding some more removal. Orzhov colors have the best removal available with all the targeted destruction, and exiling. Mortify isn't bad, but there's a lot to choose from, and it'd be good to have a few options. Some less expensive examples are Oblivion Ring Doom Blade Geth's Verdict

Lastly, with all the life gain/drain, Sanguine Bond can close a game up fast.

These are just some fast ideas off the top of my head. Hope they help.

bunchcm2019 on Yeah, kill my creatures... It's cool :)

1 week ago

Sword of the Paruns + Magus of the Coffers = infinite black mana, then play Consume Spirit for win condidtion

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

1 month 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

3 months 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

3 months 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.

3 months ago

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

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