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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
3 weeks ago
Keeping the demon subtheme I would suggest: Ammit Eternal, Baleful Ammit, Archfiend of Despair, Demon of Catastrophes, Demon of Dark Schemes, Demon of Wailing Agonies, Harvester of Souls, Nefarox, Overlord of Grixis, Reiver Demon
I would remove: Buried Alive (don't see strong graveyard recursion), Temporal Extortion/Dash Hopes (bc if its that important to your opponents they will pay the life), Grinning Demon/Minion of Leshrac (no upside), Gloom/Infernal Reckoning(unless this is a meta choice but its too situational), Sanguine Bond (do you gain that much life to be relevant?), Death's Approach (for hard removal) and Without Weakness
1 month ago
If you're running Vaevictis as a commander, I would recommend cutting down on the instants and sorceries so that you get more out of Vaevictis's trigger. There are some pretty good permanents that can provide the removal anyway, like Terastodon, Bane of Progress, Pernicious Deed, Duplicant, Noxious Gearhulk, Butcher of Malakir, Gruul Ragebeast, Demon of Dark Schemes, Massacre Wurm. Aid from the Cowl is also very helpful to put more permanents into play. Protean Hulk and Razaketh, the Foulblooded can help you find missing pieces. Aggravated Assault can give infinite attacks if you have enough mana, especially if you have Savage Ventmaw, Bear Umbra, or Neheb, the Eternal, or if your lands are animated by Nature's Revolt or Liege of the Tangle.
For the lands aspect of the deck, you could add Ramunap Excavator for more recursion, Ulvenwald Hydra to find lands, and Storm Cauldron for more land plays and to disrupt opponents. Stone-Seeder Hierophant could be good to untap your lands as well.
1 month ago
You definetly want to replace the Butcher for a card that has an enter the battlefield (ETB) affect since that is the whole concept behind the Rites deck. Not sure if you have a budget so I am going to throw several ideas out there.
You could try using Bedlam Reveler since it does provide card draw and a way to fill your graveyard with unneeded lands or your flashback options. With 22 instance and sorcery cards you may be able to get the cost down to RR. Not many other red ETB options were popping up when I looked or when thinking about modern cards in general.
Obzedat, Ghost Council for life changing affects? May be inconsistent and is vulnerable to Path, but it is an option.
Grave Titan for a go wide token plan?
Elesh Norn, Grand Cenobite to shrink your opponent's creatures and grow your souls tokens?
Captain of the Watch for a spicy knight token swarm?
Angel of Serenity as a one of for board control?
You could simply play Siege Rhino with the understanding that you cannot pay the green cost could be an option because the 3 life gained and 3 life lost is a big swing in momentum.
So there are a few ideas for you. I am sure there were several other ideas out there and hopefully some other people will come along and think of them. Like I said, just make sure it has an ETB affect or big board presence to make it work reanimating.
2 months ago
3 months ago
I did a U/B Reanimator earlier in standard. Hated using Boneyard Parley, so I Opted (Buh-Dum-Tss) for Demon of Dark Schemes and The Scarab God. Both could be either reanimate targets, or reanimators themselves. What I liked about running them as opposed to Journey to Eternity Flip (Still a good card, I run it in my Saprolings deck) and Liliana, Death's Majesty (was still in the deck, just wasn't the only real star) was that they let me pull threats from other graveyards. I could revolt Fatal Push their Rekindling Phoenix and steal it before it came back. I really liked the synergy between the Liliana and the demon, because he gets counters off the zombies she'd make, then uses them to pull something big out that she'd mill out to make more zombies. I also ran a couple copies of Razaketh, the Foulblooded in the deck because he can give Demon of Dark Schemes more energy, and he can tutor for other big threats or removal you may want/need.
3 months ago
I am also jumping on the JLK Deck Bandwagon and making a derivative Shadowborn Apostle EDH Deck. These are what I am currently looking for for that deck, as well as other decks I have.
I also have a Liliana of the Veil I’d be willing to put towards, or make a trade involving certain cards.
I also can look at binders for stuff I missed. A massive list of potential wants follows, but is in no way everything I want.
BOLD = Regular or Foil, but Foil greatly preferred
Main Project/Top Wants:
2x Phyrexian Altar
2x Athreos, God of Passage
Razaketh, the Foulblooded
Ob Nixilis, Unshackled
Enlightened Tutor (Original Art Preferred)
2x Cabal Stronghold
Westvale Abbey Flip
Demon of Dark Schemes
Harvester of Souls
Phyrexian Arena Original Art preferred but any will be considered
Profane Procession Flip
For other Decks:
Newly Updated Binder Not entirely everything I have, but a lot of highlights.
3 months ago
In a gist, less removal, more ramp, creatures and lands.
This is a solid deck. It really has some power in some places. The trick is getting it to be cohesive. Right now there doesn't seem to be a real solid theme or focus which makes the deck unwieldy during play. It wouldn't take much to fix this, though. I think it would be a good idea to focus on getting Athreos out and then playing value creatures and forcing opponents to make the decision on whether or not you get to play those creatures an additional time.
Cards to pull: Removal - You have more than enough in here so you can cut some of the less effective (more restrictive) cards like Divine Verdict, Pillar of Light, Ghostly Possession, Reprisal, Murderous Cut, Arrest, Suppression Bonds, Doom Blade or Armament of Nyx. (I put the cards in order of what I would think is best to pull to worst to pull). I would generally stay away from creature based removal here because you want to increase the number of creatures you have in the deck.
Other - These are cards that kinda just take up a slot. They're generally not bad, but they kinda pull this deck in directions that don't help the deck win like it should. These include Raise Dead, Baneful Omen, Edge of the Divinity, Cutthroat Maneuver, Erebos's Titan, Nighthowler, Pontiff of Blight, and Hopeful Eidolon. I hesitate to put the creatures on here cuz I think it would be best to have more creatures than fewer but these ones are good things to cut if you're looking to make more room.
Cards to add: Generally, I'd try to slot in some more ramp cards like Sol Ring, Orazca Relic, Orzhov Signet, Commander's Sphere, Solemn Simulacrum and the like. Also you could do with more card draw. For instance Dusk Legion Zealot, Ambition's Cost, Read the Bones, Hedron Archive, etc. And then put in some more quality creatures. Maybe they should have etb or death effects like Merciless Executioner, Fleshbag Marauder, Demon of Dark Schemes, Elenda, the Dusk Rose, Blood Artist, and more. Or maybe they're just solid creatures like Bontu the Glorified, Cataclysmic Gearhulk, Crested Sunmare, Urgoros, the Empty One, or Vona, Butcher of Magan. Maybe even a couple more board clearers like Crux of Fate, Bontu's Last Reckoning, Fumigate, or Hour of Revelation
Essentially, this deck has the structure to be real strong. It just needs some focus and a few upgrades to really get where it wants to go. Hope this helps.
4 months 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.