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|2011 Core Set (M11)||Mythic Rare|
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Demon of Death's Gate
Creature — Demon
You may pay 6 life and sacrifice three black creatures rather than pay Demon of Death's Gate's mana cost.
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Demon of Death's Gate Discussion
1 week ago
Hi kamarupa! Your feedback is super useful! Thank you so much for putting so much time and energy into it. I'm going to mull this all over and really try to revamp this deck. The main thing I want to happen is to be able to essentially create a bunch of tokens pretty quick and then mostly sacrifice them to pull out the bigger creatures that either require sacrificing to be pulled out, or that cost less to pull out by sacrificing. I liked the idea of also being able to use a bunch of tokens and maybe one big creature to allow me to pull out a Ghalta, Primal Hunger for no cost, but it's true that I'm throwing in another mechanic in there when I should really be focusing on being able to do the first part of the strategy, which is to pull out a bunch of tokens, gain a bunch of life while doing it, and then pulling out the heavy hitters like Demon of Catastrophes and Demon of Death's Gate and Torgaar, Famine Incarnate. Thanks again!
3 weeks ago
1 month ago
Yeah, Demon of Death's Gate if just not Salvage Titan - as it LACKS the support, and wizard current policies make it unlikely that 0 costed black creature(s) will be ever printed. (There was a semi viable dek centered around dropping an early salvage titan then giving it Temur Battle Rage - supported by the "implement" cycle of artifacts that got printed in kaladesh block)
I would say bridgevine is not dredge (and Bridge from Below does a lot better there than in dredge) - just like how living end decks are not dredge. - But i am probably just being a grammar nazi...
Mashing together a group of nice looking 5(+) drops is not a way to build even remotely viable decks in modern. Despite, what most people say SOME five drops can be playable despite their cost (as most removal either doesn't hit them, or helps you getting them out faster.
Sorry for being that guy, but the idea described by the OP is simply not feasible in modern.
1 month ago
Bridge from Below is a bad card outside of Dredge, though. It doesn't even help the OP's request for ideas regarding ways to take advantage of Grave Pact and other similar cards. You get Bridge from Below into your graveyard...and then it's immediately exiled because you continued playing your deck?
I agree with Sarkhan420. If you're going to try and cheat a huge demon into play, Demon of Death's Gate isn't exactly high on the list of powerhouse cards. Why not cheat in Griselbrand? Or Sire Of Insanity? Herald of Anguish? You can use something like Shadowborn Apostle.
Not to mention, Abyssal Persecutor costs around the same amount as Demon of Death's Gate due to the fact you have to sacrifice 3 black creatures (there are no zero mana black creatures in Modern that you can play from your hand). And do you really want to base your strategy on losing 3 permanents to play 1 permanent that gets killed by nearly every kill spell in the format?
1 month ago
Just playtested a couple hands and I got Demon of Death's Gate a few Carrier Thrall...that's a powerful play! Sac those and put out a huge creature and still get tokens afterwards. If you had a Blood Artist out too that's a 6 point life swing on top of it. Fun stuff.
2 months ago
I am trying to build a casual sacrifice/demon deck.
I need help trimming the deck and keeping the deck in it's "theme", while it still works and it's fun.
Any help appreciated :)
2 months ago
You can get the critters to fuel the Bridge relatively quickly with Bloodghast and Prized Amalgam, but it might be best to use those to power out the Demon of Death's Gate, because you can play a land to get them all back.
2 months ago
Wow, I'm amazed by all the input so quickly. Certainly some food for thought here. Huge thanks to everyone. I did realize that Demon of Death's Gate would not work with the original concept since it lists specifically sac'ing black creatures and eldrazi are either colorless or devoid. Granted, there's better demons that might support this concept like maybe Xathrid Demon, Reaper from the Abyss, Kothophed, Soul Hoarder and/or Harvester of Souls. Though focusing on eldrazi with emerge in conjunction with scion producers and cards like Grave Pact, Quest for the Gravelord, and Skirsdag High Priest might be better. Suppose more like running demon support rather than demon themselves. The deck would be mostly casual and aim for just a fun, interesting way to use the 2 archetypes regardless.