Demon of Dark Schemes


Format Legality
Pre-release Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Standard Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
Brawl Legal
Frontier Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Kaladesh (KLD) Mythic Rare

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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

epajula on Shadowborn Demons EDH

2 weeks ago

Gray Merchant of Asphodel, and more removal/wrath effects. I don't like Abyssal Persecutor, or Bad Moon in this deck. Demon of Dark Schemes for token/mana dork wrath, Demonlord Belzenlok to get to your apostles,Eater of Hope turns late game apostles into removal. I also really don't like Dark Ritual either. In your description that's a little magical Christmas land.

dewrito on

1 month ago

gaviel76 thanks dude, Demon of Dark Schemes and Vorinclex, Voice of Hunger might work quite nicley for me.

Mtg473112 on Slimefoot's Sapbrawlings

1 month ago

Hello again :)

You are a very prolific brewer. I like this commander.

Some questions :

That's some of my reflexions. You have plenty of possibilities with this commander :)

Head CoIIector on 1/2 Shadowborn Apostles. 1/3 Swamps. 1/6 Demons.

1 month ago

no need for giving up black mana with a Forest for Bloodbond March when Woodland Cemetery and Overgrown Tomb exist. That's plenty green spread for one green mana needed, for a recurring effect. That should be a 3 or 4 of though should it go in.

Other fun things you could diversify to. Diversity is fun when you're tutoring the demon you want anyway.

Carnifex Demon
Pestilence Demon
Abyssal Persecutor
Demon of Dark Schemes
Extractor Demon
Grave Pact
Dictate of Erebos
Havoc Demon
Herald of Anguish
Lord of the Void
Ob Nixilis, Unshackled
Westvale Abbey  Flip
Overseer of the Damned
Rune-Scarred Demon
Shadowborn Demon

Hi_diddly_ho_neighbor on Living that Golgari life

2 months ago

If you want to run Cabal Coffers in a non-mono black deck, (though it looks like you removed it since writing your deck description) Urborg, Tomb of Yawgmoth is absolutely essential, as is Expedition Map.

I am surprised to not see either Dictate of Erebos or Grave Pact in the list. You do have Butcher of Malakir, but that is the most fragile of the three since it is a creature. I'd recommend including at least one of the two enchantments, especially since you run very few board wipes.

Speaking of board wipes, if you want another Massacre Wurm effect, Demon of Dark Schemes is a very good card with built in recursion.

Since you are focused heavily on ETB and LTB effects, Panharmonicon and Strionic Resonator might be good inclusions as well.

Sidisi, Undead Vizier and Diabolic Intent might be great tutor options.

My a friend of mine runs Riftsweeper in his Meren deck and it gives his deck an absurd amount of resiliency.

Lastly, Shriekmaw and Acidic Slime have sadly been left in the dust in the evolving EDH meta (you individual meta may be different though). Newer, better costed and less restricted options have come along. I'd consider replacing Shriekmaw with Ravenous Chupacabra and replacing Acidic Slime with Reclamation Sage or Woodfall Primus if you want to keep the land destruction ability.

Good luck deck building and +1 from me!

JuQ on Meren's Path of Diescovery

2 months ago

Nice deck and nice primer.

In my Meren deck I use looter effects as selective graveyard fillers: Deal Broker pretty solid card, Gate to the Afterlife (still in testing period), at some point I had Smuggler's Copter but I finally took it out because you need to attack with it and it may die and then you can't animate it, Necromancer's Stockpile testing it in a differen't deck.

Unless you really need to play that third land each turn you could sawp Azusa, Lost but Seeking for the new Wayward Swordtooth, same cost but it's bigger body survives more damage, Demon of Dark Schemes and maybe even Toxic Deluge. And not much later it can make for a decent attacker and blocker.

Warping Wail won't stop Cyclonic Rift but sorceries are still the most powerful effects out there and nobody expects a counterspell from the Golgari player.

Deathreap Ritual is bananas in this kind of decks, maybe you wanna try it.

Have you realized you have an infinite combo going in your deck with Animation Module, Path of Discovery and Ashnod's Altar?

BringerOfStorms on

2 months ago

How would you feel about Massacre Wurm replacing Demon of Dark Schemes. Demon of Dark Schemes seems pretty costly and slow for what you get. I like the theme on this deck for sure. Just a thought.


Hotspeed10 on Esper Panharmonicon

2 months ago

What is you wincon here. To outlive your opponent and kill them with combat damage. If so I might would had in a big creature such as Torrential Gearhulk for the flash 5/6 that could get you a free instant. You also try and out live them by using Aetherflux Reservoir and Kambal, Consul of Allocation. My best suggestion for a wincon is to try and kill the board withDemon of Dark Schemes and bring it all back with him while building using Angel of Invention and Marionette Master putting either a whole lot of servos or making them both huge. Overall I do like your deck idea I just think it needs a wincon.

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