Demon of Dark Schemes
Creature — Demon
When Demon of Dark Schemes enters the battlefield, all other creatures get -2/-2 until the end of turn.
Whenever another creature dies, get E (an energy counter).
, Pay EEEE: Put target creature card from a graveyard onto the battlefiend under your control tapped.
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|Kaladesh (KLD)||Mythic Rare|
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|Commander / EDH||Legal|
Demon of Dark Schemes occurrence in decks from the last year
Commander / EDH:
All decks: 0.02%
Demon of Dark Schemes Discussion
3 weeks ago
Here is my version, I am two or so cards off and will need to update when I go through it again. I used to run Ulvenwald Hydra to tutor for lands such as Urborg, Cabal, Bojuka, Phyrexian Tower, High Market or mana fix and help defend against flyers. I've found Golgari has has isues with evasion. I don't know if running World Shaper is worth it though since I don't have many sacrifice land cards. Although, the mill 3 every attack is quite nice which is what I liked. I also am not sure if Cradle is worth due to low creature on board count except for when Izoni comes out. I'd hate to be blown out when I sac some lands with Bontu without World Shaper around. He may not get much use for me at certain times. My curve is high so I like to run a few more lands as well. It has played out very nicely however and sometimes I win games without even casting Meren once. I've been playing her wrong the whole time trying to cast her asap and build up experience only to get set back and disrupted. I wait to play her and only when I can get a great engine going or when I need something back in hand.
Massacre girl and Primal growth are out but I don't currently know what I'm using instead. I play Demon of Dark Schemes because both share the same role albeit girl wipes the board quite effectively at times. I also play a very small creature steal package with Primordial and Demon.
2 months ago
& seems to be the most important colors for , although provides Demon of Dark Schemes & Gonti's Machinations while gives you Lightning Runner . If you want over Animar's , consider Atraxa, Praetors' Voice (proliferate yourself for an extra ) and Yarok, the Desecrated (a lot of cards gives as an ETB). They both got -theme pages on EDHREC too.
4 months ago
Several cards for you to consider from my own Yawg decklist:
Aetherworks Marvel . Uses the same energy counters you'll be getting for Demon of the Dark Schemes, and provides some slower card advantage for doing what you're going to be doing anyway: sacrificing stuff. It's easy to fill up on counters and the activation is instant speed, allowing you to pull off surprising, wonky stuff sometimes.
Liliana, Death's Majesty is a versatile planeswalkers for a reanimator build of Yawgmoth: she creates fodder, she reanimates, and she mills you cards to potentially reanimate. In a pinch you could resolve her and proliferate twice to wipe the board.
For cuts, I'm not huge on the following:
4 months ago
5 months ago
While it may not be as good as Sheoldred in a vacuum, Demon of Dark Schemes is a board wipe for smaller creatures and has more synergies with death triggers. For example, if you have a Grave Pact , Teysa, and three creature tokens on the battlefield and play Demon of Dark Schemes, you'll kill all your opponents' smaller creatures while making them sac 6 of their bigger ones each. And that's just with 3 tokens! It also has the upside of being able to reanimate your opponents' creatures as well as your own for 3 mana each at instant speed, multiple times a turn; with Teysa, Demon of Dark Schemes gets 2 energy counters per death trigger, so it's pretty easy to refuel on those as well.
Of course, I don't know how much individual card power matters in EDH, but I figured synergies like those were too good to pass up and I couldn't think of any other cards that you could replace with Demon of Dark Schemes . Maybe cut Smothering Tithe ? It doesn't really do much besides ramp without a Revel in Riches out, and more removal is generally more useful, no?
5 months ago
Hmm... the only clear cuts I would make are
Dross Harvester might be better than Deathgreeter , as well. Sacrificing 3 creatures with Teysa out gains you 6 life with Deathgreeter and 12-4=8 life with Harvester. Though since their cmcs are different and I don't really have a grasp of how fast EDH is it's hard for me to say without testing.
5 months ago
You could maybe play some Morbid cards like Skirsdag High Priest , but that's all I can really say. Most of the card choices here look solid to me. I'll list a few cards that you don't have in the maybeboard: Ajani's Last Stand , Ashes of the Abhorrent , Demon of Dark Schemes , Kaya's Guile , Dictate of Erebos , Dross Harvester , Massacre Girl , Ogre Slumlord .
6 months ago
Nesting Dragon - Random wrath protector
Rapacious Dragon - Good ETB effect if you consider adding more blink effects or ETB Doublers.
Kolaghan, the Storm's Fury - Can be a good Finisher depending of your board state, since you can pay his Dash cost.
Hoarding Dragon - It is an Artifact tutor. It is risky, but it usually pays off if you have the right targets.
Demons - Mass Board Removal
Demon of Dark Schemes - Reanimator and mass removal in a single card. Your creatures usually dodge his minus/minus.
Rakdos, the Showstopper - More Risky, but can be a one sided mass removal on 6/6 flying trampler.
Angel of Finality - It is really important to have Gravehate in edh.
Sunblast Angel - Conditional one-sided wrath.
ETB, triggers doublers
Panharmonicon - Double all your ETBs effects, including Kaalia. Can be deadly if you prioritize ETBs effects among your creatures.
Flameshadow Conjuring - Act as a pseudo Panharmonicon that can "attack" and trigger some leave the battlefield effects. I think this card is a hidden gem in EDH. There is other cards that do this, such as Minion Reflector and Mirror March .
Strionic Resonator - It doubles one of your triggers. It also works with combat triggers and die triggers.
Conjurer's Closet - It is kind of slow, but can generate a lot of value with Kaalia. Depends of the meta.