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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Demon of Dark Schemes Discussion
18 hours ago
Played almost a carbon copy of this on Monday night. Pretty much everyone at the LGS were running their own versions of some type of marvel deck.
The Demon of Dark Schemes is good, but each game usually ended up being decided on who dropped Ulamog, the Ceaseless Hunger first. Just a fact. One thing I did miss on the Demon, which would have helped me, is it's second ability is 'any' graveyard...I could have pulled my opponent's Ulamog out and used it.
Cool deck for sure. I am thinking about putting in the Elder Deep-Fiend.
3 days ago
viperfang4, I am aware of the problem with Docent of Perfection Flip and Yahenni's Expertise/Demon of Dark Schemes. It's fine, though, because my goal is to keep their board clear. The wizard tokens are not part of the win condition, just a fun side bar if I happen to get any. I really want the 5/4 (or 6/5, if I do manage to flip it) body that flies.
Negate is quite good, and I like Horribly Awry because it exiles the cards (unlike Essence Scatter). Sure, it doesn't hit some of the larger creatures, but those aren't the creatures that generally give me the most problems. I played a lot of people wanting delirium, so Horribly Awry definitely annoyed them. I had 3x main board but decided that Just the Wind will be better in the main, and the above list will be adjusted accordingly quite soon. I will give Essence Scatter a try, though, and maybe it will be better because it can hit a broader range of creatures.
Thanks for the feedback! This is definitely a work in progress and it needs help...
4 days ago
I attended 2 game days, I went 3-1 only losing to a control deck, and omg our match (3 rounds) went on for about an hour and twenty minutes! It determined who of the two of us made top 4. I was playing this hybrid delirium/ +1/+1 counters deck with Walking Ballista, Winding Constrictor etc.
I didn't get all of my cards that I had ordered to replace my former delirium cards all on time so I had to play some different choices, which included things like a Ulvenwald Hydra (Could fetch a Blighted Fen for a last-resort answer to an Ulamog, the Ceaseless Hunger which my deck had a lack of answers for if cast game 1), a Liliana, the Last Hope (as a 1x of since I sold 3/4 of mine), 1x Rhonas the Indomitable, a 1x Liliana, Death's Majesty (which I have to add is a lot of fun with things like Noxious Gearhulk and Verdurous Gearhulk, among a few other things because I was lacking cards.
It was back and forth us asking how many cards the other had in hand because he had Thought-Knot Seers and Harsh Scrutiny, while I had a playset of Transgress the Minds after sideboarding, to him constantly exiling my Kalitas, Traitor of Ghets, Verdurous Gearhulk (only had 2/4 unfortunately for gameday the other 2 were still in the mail) with Declaration in Stones, Stasis Snares and Anguished Unmakings.
Then if that was not enough to slow our matches down, he was playing Authority of the Consuls after sideboarding, as well as Kambal, Consul of Allocation to punish me and all my removal (Had a playset of Fatal Pushes, 3 Never / Returns, and 2 Grasp of Darkness to gain lots of life as well of course from 3x Noxious Gearhulk which he was using on things like my Mindwrack Demon, Verdurous Gearhulk, Ishkanah, Grafwidow among others... I was using 2x Noxious Gearhulk (one main/one side) myself too which was pretty funny. Beyond that he was stealing my stuff with mainboard Gonti, Lord of Luxurys of which he had I think 2-3 of and he managed to beat me with one of my own Kalitas, Traitor of Ghets. Also 2x Demon of Dark Schemes he had which he also used t recur things, but mainly his own, although he did at times kill off my Ishkanah, Grafwidow spider tokens.
That had to be my longest game of magic, I ended up losing 2-1 after drawing 5 lands in a row and him slowly whittling down my health all the while with a Gonti, Lord of Luxury I could not afford to trade one of my creatures with, this was when I already had like 11 mana available which was lame. But I got third place anyways. Despite being long it was a challenging, yet fun match.
The second gameday I went 1-3, the problem is my deck was inconsistent with it being rather a hybrid of two strategies (delirium and counters) since I was lacking some of my much needed +1/+1 related cards. I had to mulligan a lot due to lack of lands showing up despite me using 24 which is fine. I forfeited my last match too someone I know because if I was to win he would lose his chance at top 4 and I already being 1-2 had nothing to gain from winning so I let him advance, he went on to being in the final match for the champion playmat but in round 3 because his opponent had a really, really good opening hand with zombies he just got steamrolled in the third round when they were 1-1. But the one who won is also a friend of mine who never got a gameday mat since he started gamedays in OGW, although he came close with an Aether Revolt one when it was between me and him for the aether revolt champion.
You attend any game days?
6 days ago
nvmorale I agree with the 2nd half of your comment in that it would come in with Sweltering Suns. Did you mean to say Demon of Dark Schemes wouldn't work vs control and combo?
With Demon of Dark Schemes + Sweltering Suns and other mainboard stuff, I'm thinking of switching Trespasser's Curse out of the board for something as it seems a bit excessive at this point. I keep looking for direct answers for enchantments to fill in the spot, but in only black and red I'm not sure there is any.
1 week ago
Demon of Dark Schemes could be good against combo and control decks, but looks good against tokens and aggro deck, i think it's worth it to get in deck in same matchups that you use Sweltering Suns
1 week ago
nvmorale I added 1x Demon of Dark Schemes to the sideboard in place of a By Force. I don't think it is a good mainboard option because it feels bad versus control, or Aetherworks Marvel, but I can see it winning some games in certain matchups out of the board. Let me know what you think.
1 week ago
1 week ago
I'm currently in the process of deciding between Kothophed, Soul Hoarder and Liliana, Heretical Healer Flip for my next EDH deck... and I'd like your input, both on potential strength of the deck as on diversity in strategies.
So, what are your thoughts?
Some of the better black cards I own are:
Phyrexian Arena, Noxious Gearhulk, Demon of Dark Schemes, Harvester of Souls, Crypt Ghast, Relentless Dead, Sangromancer, Animate Dead, Dark Prophecy, Diregraf Colossus, Empty the Pits, Dark Salvation, Pontiff of Blight