Cruel Celebrant

Cruel Celebrant

Creature — Vampire

Whenever Cruel Celebrant or another creature or planeswalker you control dies, each opponent loses 1 life and you gain 1 life.

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Set Rarity
War of the Spark (WAR) Uncommon

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Legality

Format Legality
Pre-release Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Arena Legal
Penny Dreadful Legal
Block Constructed Legal
Standard Legal
Pioneer Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
Brawl Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

Cruel Celebrant Discussion

tkjanacek on agro edgarzada

2 weeks ago

I really like the inclusion of Academy Rector. Cruel Celebrant and Blood Artist are imo very important in this kind of deck, more so than expensive vampires without immediate impact like Kalitas or Olivia. I second the recommendation of Shared Animosity. Check out my list for more inspiration: Edgar Aggro

Hi_diddly_ho_neighbor on JLK's Shadowborn Apostle l Game Knights #18

2 weeks ago

Us_marine91 - that is tough since the Shadowborn Apostles alone will cost you around $100 for 30 of them. That being said, I would suggest looking for cards with similar effects to the non-budget options in JLK's deck. For example, Vindictive Vampire and Cruel Celebrant are budget alternatives to Blood Artist, or Butcher of Malakir is a budget version of Dictate of Erebos and Grave Pact. Then I would look for cards that have effects which are "close enough" to some of the more expensive options. For example, Command the Dreadhorde, Bolas's Citadel, Pitiless Plunderer, and Dark Prophecy can all act as passable stand-ins for Remembrance (I can't believe that card has somehow crept up to $5!), Thrumming Stone, Black Market, and Phyrexian Arena respectively.

I'd also recommend checking out EDHrec's Shadowborn Apostle page. There you can see which commander's are used for that particular strategy. They also have a budget filter which may help you find some replacement cards.

junkyxicht on Edgar Markov Aggro Tribal

1 month ago

OUT: Malakir Bloodwitch - Mathas, Fiend Seeker - Rakish Heir - Cruel Celebrant

IN: Viscera Seer - Vampire Cutthroat - Blood Seeker - Gatekeeper of Malakir

I try to fit in more 1 and 2 drops. But its damn hard to make cuts. Bloodlord of Vaasgoth and Sangromancer where also in for the cuts (mostly becaus they are CMC 4&5) but both CAN provide greate value. often Sangromancer saved my ass

Mr-Ludendorff on Glorious Orzhov Afterlife

2 months ago

dusterGGG I like Pitiless Pontiff because it offers deathtouch alongside functional indestructibility, but you may be right, in my playtests lack of that one mana when I have putted something like Teysa Karlov or Sorin, Vengeful Bloodlord on turn 4 often meant that I couldn't use Pontiff when I really would like too, and since Cartel Aristocrat can also work almost infinitely with Cruel Celebrant I guess it's a better one here, since I already have Orzhov Enforcer to take down big creatures. I will probably get it with my next order on cardkingdom and than I'll update this deck, thanks. As of Yahenni, Undying Partisan , I don't really need attackers in this deck since I can either overflow opponent with spirits or just drain him with Cruel Celebrant and I prefer 2 CMC over 3. So I guess Cartel Aristocrat it is.

Mr-Ludendorff on Glorious Orzhov Afterlife

2 months ago

BioProfDude To be honest, this deck wouldn't get much use from the counters, since most of the damage comes from saccing the creatures, and the only permanents that are sticking around are Cruel Celebrant and Teysa Karlov (which you want to keep safe so no attacks mostly) and Pitiless Pontiff (which is supposed to block and tank big threats so no attacks either). It is decent, but I would have to swap it out with some other card, and I think they have much better synergy with each other.

rotimislaw on Orzhov Vamps

2 months ago

To me, having Avg.CMC=2.5 you don't need more than 22 lands in the deck. Pulling out 1x Swamp and 1x Plains you could make space for more value plays (e.g. 2x Cruel Celebrant which is fine defense against Tribal-killing board wipes).

I'd also advise to smooth the mana curve a little and exchange 2x Vampire of the Dire Moon for 2x Adanto Vanguard . This should enable you dealing more damage in the early game.

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