Demigod of Revenge
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When you cast Demigod of Revenge, return all cards named Demigod of Revenge from your graveyard to the battlefield.
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Demigod of Revenge Discussion
16 hours ago
I playtested against the deck a bit, and it seems a bit slow for an aggro deck. A little inconsistent, too. But that will be fixed as you tune the list. As for suggestions:
Rakdos Cackler is a solid card, so having 4 of it makes a lot of sense. You could also bump up the number of copies of Vexing Devil. A lot of players will just pay the life and be done with it, so it helps you burn them out. Goblin Guide and Monastery Swiftspear are also solid choices for 1-mana creatures (Monastery Swiftspear does need a lot of non-creature spells to work super-effectively, so keep that in mind).
I would also recommend replacing a lot of cards with more mana-efficient versions. Aggro decks generally don't have a lot of cards with more than 3cmc, so those would get cut first (except for Demigod of Revenge. that card is great for this color combo). Cards like Traitorous Instinct, Bloodfray Giant, Firefiend Elemental, Assassin's Strike, Carnival Hellsteed, Chaos Imps, and Minotaur Aggressor are way too expensive (in terms of mana cost) for what they do. You could look at the cards you have, find the effects you want (such as discard, creature removal, etc.), then search for cards that do the same thing but for less mana. That way, your deck makes an impact on the game much sooner.
Then, you could remove a lot of the singles you have in the deck. The more of a particular card you have, the greater the chance of you drawing that card. In your deck, you currently have 4 copies of Rakdos Cackler, which gives you a greater chance of drawing one than you would have of drawing a Temur Battle Rage, for instance. When you're building a deck, you want as many copies as possible of cards that you really want to draw early on and fewer of cards that are either situational or expensive.
Hopefully that helps a bit!
2 days ago
Have you tried Demigod of Revenge in the deck. A cool deck was on channel fireball a couple weeks back with it and blood moon, could be a post sideboard thing. List here: https://www.channelfireball.com/articles/deck-of-the-day-br-demigod-modern/
1 week ago
landofMordor Thanks for the feedback.
Alms of the Vein is great in certain matchups, but IMO not good enough to mainboard. As you can see I have it in the SB here versus burn and to swap for Fiery Temper against decks without small creatures.
The synergy of Demigod of Revenge in this deck is with Disciple of Deceit, when you untap Diciple you put one god in the grave and get the other one to play for putting both (or more) on the field, or if you need Voldaren Pariah or any of the 5 CMC sideboard cards you get that the first activation, then on second activation put Pariah on the field with madness and get a new god. Demigod also has great synergy with self discard in general, and is awesomw against control since the cast trigger can't be countered. For me it has been super good.
Bomat Courier is a discard outlet and hand refiller that's also aggressive, plus he turns on our Skirsdag High Priest on demand and flips liliana heretic healer, it is also a very good card against Living End which is no the rise in modern. Vexing Devil is good early pressure, turns on skirsdag, flips liliana and comes back the same turn, and can be picked up with Grave Scrabbler for more pressure. This deck goes for burn/aggro and aims to pressure the life total fast, and the self sacrifice effects are an important part of the synergy with making sure there are creatures dying and put in the grave to recur.
So far in testing the copters, skirsdag and attacks have been enough to tap my stuff, but I'm considering adding a 1-off Cultivator's caravan or a 4th copter, you don't really want more than 1 vehicle in play though, so they are often bad topdecks which is why I run 3 and rely on looting and Diciple activations to find one. I used to run this with 4 Caravans and Asylum Seeker for crewing, but I like this version better since the copters doubles as a discard outlet.
2 weeks ago
More Vehicles, if you're going with Inspired! Those guys are usually too small to connect reliably, so tapping outside of combat is good. You can't rely on the High Priest to make that happen every time.
I would cut Bomat Courier, Demigod of Revenge, and Vexing Devil in lieu of Dark Withering, Alms of the Vein (an all-star), Cathartic Reunion or Faithless Looting. Those other cards lack synergy except by being self-recurring in Revenge's case.
Either way, though, love this! Original and effective.
3 weeks ago
IlGuale I took a look at your deck and saw that it indeed has some similarities, seems fun too.
But, the main thing about this deck is that Soulflayer is what you are trying to win the game with (you can a lot of times drop a Soulflayer + a combination of Chromanticore, Oketra the True and Hazoret the Fervent) turn 3. Demigod of Revenge is just as an alternate win con in the cases where the Soulflayer never comes, swing at the opponent with 2 or 3 5/4 flyers is pretty sweet but ideally you want to already be on the lead on turn 5.
Regarding Vampire Nighthawk I originally had it along with Aerial Responder and Prophetic Flamespeaker because I could also cast them in case I needed to use them but the sheer power of giving your Soulflayer indestructible plus another useful ability (haste or double strike!) just seems too powerful. (and you have a guy that gives hexproox, Xathrid Slyblade in the SB for when you are against paths or other stuff that goes through indestructible).
What would you take out for any of your suggestions? I'd be interested in knowing that.
1 month ago
I have never seen Demigod of Revenge before... daaaaaayum. The deck name is accurate haha.
1 month ago
Herald of Leshrac is heavy on mana but is some super-secret tech that dunks on midrange and control decks. Grave Titan is also above the curve you were asking for, but it's worth mentioning because of how powerful it is.
The other thing to think about are the larger infect creatures, which are Phyrexian Crusader, Skithiryx, the Blight Dragon, Phyrexian Juggernaut, and Phyrexian Vatmother. You lose the ability to win via normal damage and life loss, but you gain creatures that are really efficient for their mana cost.
Distended Mindbender and Abundant Maw are also reasonable when combined with things like Solemn Simulacrum. Speaking of Eldrazi, don't forget the plethora of colorless creatures that you can jam into your mono-black deck. That includes stuff like Wurmcoil Engine, Duplicant, Grid Monitor, Silent Arbiter, Scuttling Doom Engine, and Steel Hellkite.
2 months ago
Darth_Savage I really like your suggestions.
Thanks for the input!