Defiler of Souls

Defiler of Souls

Creature — Demon

Flying

At the beginning of each player's upkeep, that player sacrifices a monocolored creature.

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Set Rarity
Alara Reborn (ARB) Mythic Rare

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Legality

Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
2019-10-04 Legal
Block Constructed Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

Defiler of Souls Discussion

ZendikariWol on Niv's 59 Dualcolored Hits

2 months ago

Bring to Light may be pretty good, Fight to the Death , when revealed, serves to say "wanna make a big attack? ban plan." Flower / Flourish or Safewright Quest is good two-color mana fixing. Putrefy and Mortify are both pretty strong. Thrash / Threat is pretty all right creature removal if Niv is out. I am partial to Archon of Valor's Reach - I just like the card. Armadillo Cloak is def all right if Nivvy's your main wincon. Artifact Mutation and Aura Mutation are awesome, as is Hull Breach . I know one of my friends has a Kresh the Bloodbraided deck that would be utterly demolished by a Backlash . Bedevil is absurdly versatile removal. Blightning has a special place in my heart for taking any deck that doesn't know how to draw cards directly out of the game. Mostly a 60 cards, 20 life thing tho. Boros Charm can fizzle a removal spell, or it can make Niv into a really big meat stick. Burning-Tree Shaman and Cindervines are absolute murder for spellslinger decks. Casualties of War might help with those planeswalkers you seem to want to make disappear. Cauldron Haze is an... unconventional way to eat a removal spell. Clan Defiance is pretty all right, though it is an X spell that doesn't just kill a player directly. Countersquall is a good not- Negate , as is Dovin's Veto . Curse of Chains is a cool removal spell. Deathsprout is removal and ramp. A bit costly but Murder and Rampant Growth combined (minus one mana) is worth considering for casuals like me. Debtors' Knell can be a nice finisher.

Defiler of Souls is one of my favorite cards of all time. I just love playing colors and I like turning downsides into upsides.

Despark and Deputy of Detention (not to mention the D-Sphere itself) is pretty good removal. Destructive Revelry is pretty good removal as well. Dimir Doppelganger would fuck a reanimator deck six ways from Sunday. Divinity of Pride is a big, lifelinking threat. Djinn Illuminatus is sneakily very strong. Imagine duplicating all your removal spells as many times as you bother to pay for them. Domri's Ambush is even more good removal (this time creature removal). Dragonlair Spider is just quite good at making tokens. Dreadbore kills two relevant types. Dromoka's Command is sweet removal but not many of its other options are relevant. Dueling Grounds is Mirri, Weatherlight Duelist (or Mirri is Dueling grounds- whatever). Both are awesome pillow fort. Escape to the Wilds draws cards. The color-matters auras from Eventide and Shadowmoor are strong with Niv and also on-theme.

Fossil Find alluded to graveyard order... in a 2008 set... huh.

Identity Crisis just discards your opponent's... everything. Ionize is a pretty all right counterspell. Justice Strike , another pet card of mine, is just very a flavorful removal spell. Mindleech Mass is crazy cool. Mirari's Wake is a really conventionally strong card. Mistmeadow Witch is more expensive and more timely Soulherder (fizzles removal!). Mnemonic Betrayal is just a gem. Mystic Snake and Frilled Mystic are both counterspells. Necrogenesis makes tokens and screws up reanimation. Palliation Accord is pretty freaking pillow forty. Pillory of the Sleepless , Anguished Unmaking , and Vindicate are more solid Orzhov removal. Plasm Capture isn't great, I don't think, but it feels like a card that has some wild stories attached to it, don'tcha think? Rakdos's Return seems like another really fun spell. I want to make a RB casual Rack deck. Silumgar's Command is a good card. Thought Erasure is a perfectly suitable discard spell. Trygon Predator is good. Wheel of Sun and Moon ensures that every card in your deck is just a few Niv triggers away.

And BAM, I've looked through every two-color card in Magic. There we go. That's what stood out to me, but I find that many players are more competitive than I am and therefore have different definitions of what a good card is. Feel free to take some or none of my advice. All would likely prove disastrous for your deck- a lot of the cards I suggested were removal.

BS-T on Chainer, Nightmare Adept

6 months ago

Magus of the Abyss / Defiler of Souls / Reaper from the Abyss and the under-used Archfiend of Depravity will do pretty well at keeping folks down

Strangelove on Marchesa, the Black Rose EDH

9 months ago

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Don't forget Thraximundar and Warstorm Surge ...

Here are some houses:

Bloodtracker ... must have imo

Herald of Secret Streams ... where'd this go?

Dack's Duplicate ... +1/+1 clone

Spark Double ... +1/+1 clone

Viscera Seer ... tier 1 version of Carrion Feeder

Mulldrifter ... if is too much then play this

Treasonous Ogre ... seems good

Harvester of Souls ... + Damnation ?

Reef Worm ... endless worms

Spawning Pit ... you can sacrifice the Spawn tokens to recoup 1/2 the value if they're wiped

Drana, Liberator of Malakir ... yes... anything that lets you ignore the throne is amazing

Yahenni, Undying Partisan ... it never leaves the board so expect 10+/10+

Toothy, Imaginary Friend ... yes

Midnight Reaper ... yes

Burnished Hart ... do not underestimate this

Goblin Bombardment ... yes

You could also try playing some big beefs that are wipe oriented like...

Ogre Slumlord

Overseer of the Damned

Ob Nixilis, Unshackled

Revel in Riches

If you count Merciless Executioner , Innocent Blood , etc, with wipes like Damnation , etc, you have 12 wipes and 5 removal... which is probably too much control.

To play aggressively, Marchesa needs evasive creatures with double strike ...or maybe even...

Core Prowler ... maybe

Flesh-Eater Imp ... I have one, you should try it out

Grafted Exoskeleton ... sacrifice might be nice

Viral Drake ... proliferating your +1/+1 counters would be pretty sweet

...Keep in mind Infect replaces damage so either make it a core theme or only play the ones that can get to 10 Infect quickly.

Demons would also be pretty sweet:

Archfiend of Depravity ... wipe

Defiler of Souls ... make them sacrifice

Demon of Wailing Agonies ... make them sacrifice

Havoc Demon ... wipe

Indulgent Tormentor ... another Bloodgift Demon

Kothophed, Soul Hoarder ... draw to get off the throne?

Krav, the Unredeemed ... seems good

Lord of the Void ... betrayal

Malfegor ... wipe?

Rakdos, the Showstopper ... wipe

Ravenous Demon  Flip... sacrifice Marchesa or take the 9 to get off the throne?

Reaper from the Abyss ... removal

Rune-Scarred Demon ... tutor

Silent-Blade Oni ... betrayal

Liliana's Contract ... hilarous

The7thBobba on Rakdos Demons!

1 year ago

this looks cruel and unusual! or rather, just usual for you - that's meant as a compliment, if you couldn't tell ;) I was gonna suggest Defiler of Souls - as I think he's the perfect rakdos demon - but he doesn't look to fit in nicely with your other demons. stay frosty, my man!

Daedalus19876 on Matthew 25:29 (Mathas Control) (v4)

2 years ago

Hunter of Eyeblights and Humble Defector seem very odd for a stax/control deck. Defiler of Souls is cute, but I think it's too much mana for its effect (given that you have a decent number of mono-colored creatures) - I'd almost rather run something like Reaper from the Abyss (more versatile and gives you the choice) or Sheoldred, Whispering One. Tsabo Tavoc is a LOT of mana, and I'd consider removing her.

I'd find space for Anguished Unmaking - while you should play both, probably, it's generally better than Chaos Warp. Beyond that, Null Rod, Armageddon, Rule of Law, and other common stax pieces are what I would consider a "must". Also, no Archfiend of Depravity? It's a good way to thin out large hordes.

...also, I'd put more basics in the deck, and work on making more of the landbase come in untapped. You need to drop your stax/control pieces before opponents drop major answers onto the field.

AbyssusDraconem on AbyssusDraconem

2 years ago

Huh, the thread glitched. Well here's what it was:

Right now, I'm building a Modern Grixis deck centered around Bolas but I'm trying to keep the manabase budget while staying competitive. I'm willing to spend up to $50 outside of the cards I already have on the manabase itself. The deck itself has a lot of control aspects with a bit of beatdown, with either Nicol Bolas, Planeswalker or Nicol Bolas, God-Pharaoh being the primary win conditions and Blood Tyrant/Defiler of Souls being back up win conditions.

Right now, I have:

Any Number of Basics (Who Doesn't)

Blood Crypt 1x

Polluted Delta 1x

Watery Grave 2x

Drowned Catacomb 2x

Dragonskull Summit 2x

I will have Crypt of the Eternals 1x (pre-ordered, I liked the land; if it doesn't go in here I have another Grixis deck)

Sulfur Falls 1x

Crumbling Necropolis 3x

Spirebluff Canal 1x

Again, I want to keep the manabase under $50 outside of what I already have. What I listed above is what's available to help construct the manabase (without spending out of the $50). Thank you!

(30% black, 19% blue, 21% red, 30% colorless (not the Eldrazi kind) in the deck)

Deck is mostly multicolored, with the majority of spells being 2 mana but having several 1 mana spells and a lot of 3-5 mana spells. Only five 6+ mana spells.

Aiming to have 22 lands total.

AbyssusDraconem on Need Help With Budget Grixis ...

2 years ago

Right now, I'm building a Grixis deck centered around Bolas but I'm trying to keep the manabase budget while staying competitive. I'm willing to spend up to $50 outside of the cards I already have on the manabase itself. The deck itself has a lot of control aspects with a bit of beatdown, with either Nicol Bolas, Planeswalker or Nicol Bolas, God-Pharaoh being the primary win conditions and Blood Tyrant / Defiler of Souls being back up win conditions.

Right now, I have:

Any Number of Basics (Who Doesn't)

Blood Crypt 1x

Polluted Delta 1x

Watery Grave 2x

Drowned Catacomb 2x

Dragonskull Summit 2x

I will have Crypt of the Eternals 1x (pre-ordered, I liked the land; if it doesn't go in here I have another Grixis deck)

Sulfur Falls 1x

Crumbling Necropolis 3x

Spirebluff Canal 1x

Again, I want to keep the manabase under $50 outside of what I already have. What I listed above is what's available to help construct the manabase (without spending out of the $50). Thank you!

(30% black, 19% blue, 21% red, 30% colorless (not the Eldrazi kind) in the deck)

Deck is mostly multicolored, with the majority of spells being 2 mana but having several 1 mana spells and a lot of 3-5 mana spells. Only five 6+ mana spells.

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