Davriel, Rogue Shadowmage
Legendary Planeswalker — Davriel
At the beginning of each opponent's upkeep, if that player has one or fewer cards in hand, Davriel, Rogue Shadowmage deals 2 damage to them.
-1: Target player discards a card.
|Have (2)||Taki117 , Horizon97|
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|War of the Spark (WAR)||Uncommon|
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|Commander / EDH||Legal|
Davriel, Rogue Shadowmage Discussion
2 days ago
You don't really include a win condition other than 3 copies of a hard to cast Kroxa, Titan of Death's Hunger . I would suggest looking into cards like Underworld Dreams , Ob Nixilis, the Hate-Twisted , or Davriel, Rogue Shadowmage as a way to deal damage to your opponent in this discard theme.
Running around 10-12 instances of Surveil is probably going to be consistent enough to trigger Disinformation Campaign . If going this route, I'd cut your copies of Agonizing Remorse and even Mission Briefing to include more removal/threats. You're pretty clogged up in the 2/3 CMC slots, and extending your curve into 4/5 range would be beneficial to make your later stages of the game more impactful. Cards like Enter the God-Eternals , Nightveil Predator , and Lochmere Serpent are good budget options. Not sure if the splash for Kroxa, Titan of Death's Hunger is even needed, seeing as it is kinda the black sheep in this deck as is.
After your opponent has no cards in hand, your discard effects end up being useless spells. Whether it is non-creatures like Underworld Dreams , Ob Nixilis, the Hate-Twisted , and Davriel, Rogue Shadowmage , or creatures like Nightveil Predator , and Lochmere Serpent , making sure you have more threats to actually win the game is going to be crucial.
Hope this helps!
5 days ago
Hi, i do play a discard deck too, and i can give you some advice from experience, Cards like Megrim or Liliana's caress are underperforming if you're not playing with wheels, since you're opponent are quickly going to play topdecking. I prefer cards like Quest for the Nihil Stone , Shrieking Affliction and Davriel, Rogue Shadowmage dealing a lot more damage if you are consistent with discard effect.
I really think targeted discard effect are kinda clunky, like Pilfering Imp you already gonna make everyone discard so fast that card selection isn't that important, and you'd better have some removal instead.
Also, i really think you should include some ramp into the deck, that allow you to play your hand and not suffer too much from the symetric discard effects and play your high curve spells early on (else you just gonna discard them) in the same way, i really like to include "free" spells like Snuff Out or Massacre . Ramping or Mana efficiency is really a key in multiplayer EDH and you're going to suffer a lot if you can't play faster.
I'm not a fan of Sanguine Bond exquisite blood combo in this type of decks, because the cards alone are pretty bad, but one card i'm really not enjoying on discard lists is living death. your deck is fill with some week creatures and you're never gonna get more value then your opponents with a living death. Targeted Reanimator spell can be good, like Reanimate , opponent discarding an ulamog turn 1 cause he's never gonna play him ? just take it for 1.
Thoose are just thought on how i like my discard commander decks, take what you need and what you think is fitting your playstyle !
1 month ago
ZendikariWol; The YouTuber Aether Hub. He goes over lore, both common and fringe, from all years of MTG. I was watching this video in which he goes over the newest evil Planeswalker; Davriel, Rogue Shadowmage . In the video, Seiben - the host - explains how Davriel's vast power comes from how a Worldsoul Entity embedded itself into Davriel's mind, driving him insane but giving him near-limitless power.
That got me thinking on Worldsouls and how the Plane itself is alive.
The rest is just pure conjecture on my behalf, since we don't actually have an answer.
But to me, it makes perfect sense. If the soul of an entire world happens into the Blind Eternities, which are known to warp, twist and rend physical nature and reality , then it makes sense that a Worldsoul could become distorted so much that it becomes an Eldrazi Titan.
We can also look back to see how many worlds are, in canon, dead / destroyed. Not just changed or altered, such as Mirrodin / New Phyrexia, but literally no longer in existence.
We also have Vivien Reid 's world, Skalla, which was destroyed by Nicol Bolas.
There is, technically speaking, Amonkhet - though it is still alive by just a hair with Hazoret protecting a small population of survivors. However, I suspect Amonkhet will soon fall, as a Plane of limitless undead can not be held off forever.
I wish I had at least one more to bring to the table that we know for sure is dead and is also prior to the events of Rise of the Eldrazi, but I don't know of any.
Regardless, we have the following pieces;
- Planes have Worldsouls that can be represented in Avatars - See cards such as Soul of Zendikar and Soul of Innistrad .
- Planes can die, see Ob Nixilis' world, Vivien's world, and the currently dying Amonkhet
- When a Plane dies, it's Worldsoul becomes an 'Entity', which we know is sentient and can influence others. See Davriel
- We know that the Blind Eternities twist and warp reality, nature, biology, mind, body, soul, mana - everything
So it's not a far leap, more like a small step, to assume that the Eldrazi Titans are corrupted Worldsouls.
1 month ago
I 100% believe that Davriel, Rogue Shadowmage should be in this deck. He literally fits in with the entire discard theme. Also, I don't agree with Tamiyo's Epiphany at all. I think Drawn from Dreams would be strictly better in this deck.
2 months ago
2 months ago
No Davriel, Rogue Shadowmage ? It provides solid damage and discard.
2 months ago
I did a gatherer search for black and blue cards that deal damage during each upkeep, and the results are interesting: Most of them dealt with hand size.
- Black Vise
- Ebony Owl Netsuke
- Iron Maiden
- Mask of Intolerance
- Misers' Cage
- Paupers' Cage
- The Rack
- Blood Clock
- Wheel of Torture
- Dark Suspicions
- Davriel, Rogue Shadowmage
- Price of Knowledge
- Stabwhisker the Odious
- Quest for the Nihil Stone
- Shrieking Affliction
There are only 2 unconditional damage artifacts:
And there were two other outliers: