Demonic Dread

Demonic Dread

Sorcery

Cascade (When you cast this spell, exile cards from the top of your library until you exile a nonland card that costs less. You may cast it without paying its mana cost. Put the exiled cards on the bottom in a random order.)

Target creature can't block this turn.

Browse Alters View at Gatherer

Printings View all

Set Rarity
Alara Reborn (ARB) Common

Combos Browse all

Legality

Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
2019-10-04 Legal
Block Constructed Legal
Casual Legal
Pauper EDH Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Unformat Legal
Pauper Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

Demonic Dread Discussion

BMHKain on

5 months ago

Hold it, I changed my mind about Karona, False God . I'll try & revise this Yidris CHAOS Deck the way I intended it to be. Rules?

  1. Keep the Land Base as it is.

  2. Keep the Talismans, Rings, & Crypt for decent measure. I'll let you decide the fate of the rest of the Rocks.

  3. Aggravated Assault + Bear Umbra are in as they not only allow extra Combat, but this Bear, unlike the entire Bear Creature Type, untaps all your lands for additional Cascades.

  4. Same for Erebos, God of the Dead ; Havoc Festival might be too risky; but I got to gain life too you know.

  5. Hmmm... It seems this deck has a potential Draw Engine. I benefit from opponents discarding while I Draw, hell, Waste Not is awesome here too; likewise for Bone Miser .

  6. Chance Encounter + Frenetic Efreet WILL be a Wincon here, though I'd like several others; including a combo that for CHAOS terms, It's kinda GG if in my favor, but can cost me SEVERELY; almost to the point of a Loss; A True Battle of CHAOTICA.

  7. What Other Coin Flip Effects and/or Random effects would you put in? What other misc. CHAOS Effects would be good also?

  8. On theme w/ Cascade, what cards in Yidris' Colors might be good here, & has Cascade? ( Throes of Chaos , Kathari Remnant , Bloodbraid Elf , Deny Reality , Etherium-Horn Sorcerer & Maelstrom Wanderer are prime, but I dunno about Demonic Dread , Violent Outburst , Shardless Agent , & Bituminous Blast ... your thoughts would be good though...)

I'm at 100. This means I'll have to replace ALOT of stuff. I hope you're ready. I'll put some stuff back in, but I might need some help yet again; at least for the Wincons I described them as such...

Thank you for helping me out. :)

StopShot on Rakdos - Are there really ...

1 year ago

Word of Seizing gives you a turn to attack for free as you can gain control of their Ghostly Prison for the turn.

Confusion in the Ranks can effectively make your opponent lose control of Ghostly Prison for the duration of the game, and yes, Confusion in the Ranks does trigger off itself entering the battlefield so you can exchange it right away.

If you remove Terminate and Rakdos Signet for Demonic Dread there will be no spells in your deck with CMC 2 or less. That means if you board in the Dread and a card like Destructive Revelry , Back to Nature , or Abrupt Decay then your Demonic Dread will always cast whatever 2-cost spell is in your deck without needing to pay it's mana costs. (You can always run Dismember instead of Terminate if you want a cheap removal spot or you can just board out Terminate for the Demonic Dread combo whenever you need enchantment hate more.)

Rampaging Ferocidon would probably make for an amazing sideboard-tech against soul-sisters without needing to mess with the Ghostly Prison .

When it comes to Black-Red you really have to get wacky if you want to interact with enchantments. It may be better to run discard effects like Inquisition of Kozilek or meta-specific sideboard-hate like the Ferocidon though.

SirFowler on VZ Yidris

2 years ago

A few cards you could add would be more cards with cascade like Etherium-Horn Sorcerer, Bloodbraid Elf, and/or Demonic Dread. Some fun interactions you could have would be cards like Possibility Storm, Eye of the Storm, and Swarm Intelligence. And to utilize the most out of storm, use more cards with flashback like Think Twice, Past in Flames, and/or Mizzix's Mastery. Also, cards that "put into play" don't really effect storm, so the synergy isn't necessarily the best. This deck just needs to be focused more if you're wanting to go the storm route.

Hope this was helpful. Let me know if you need any more help.

thunderlicous on 5 Color Living End

2 years ago

If you're that worried about Blood Moon, why not drop 1-2 Demonic Dread and play 1-2 Kari Zev's Expertise? It has all the same needed conditions as Demonic Dread (creature on board to target), and can be played easily after a Blood Moon sticks. I know it's been used in the Jund lists that main board Blood Moon to great effect. The only downside is having to have a Living End in hand to cast for the full effect, and even though all Living End players hope and pray that it doesn't happen to them, it's going to happen due to variance, and having something that can use that usually terrible drawback of a card is good in a large tournament like this.

Moby_Copperfield on

2 years ago

A consideration is tutors:

There's straight up tutors like Green Sun's Zenith (green creature only, but repeatable and can look for Dryad Arbor turn one), Traverse the Ulvenwald, Burning Wish/Death Wish/Living Wish (from your sideboard) and I'm sure some non-banned black tutors.

There's the mana sink Duskwatch Recruiter that digs through your library.

Satyr Wayfinder picks out particular lands and fills the graveyard.

And there is Cascade cards that bypass your lands to the other spells (and casts them for free) i.e. Demonic Dread and Violent Outburst.

Zaueski on 5 Color Living End

2 years ago

I have already updated the sideboard in person, just not on here and I agree Faerie Macabre is the better choice. I'll update this list soon to better reflect that. Forbidden Orchard has actually proved to be 100% insane in testing as it guarantees that I can always have a target for Demonic Dread. As for the Gemstone Mines, yes they aren't super consistent but I'm very hesitant to replace them with City of Brass because of how weak I am to burn anyways. I've played about 20 games with this list so far and I've only been screwed by Gemstone Mine once. If there's a better rainbow land that gets printed it'll be the first to go, but as is, the consistency it gives has helped more than its hurt so far.

The_Squirrel on loopholes

2 years ago

Unmask may be a good fit for you. Countermagic will be your biggest problem. You should cosider putting Force of Will in the mainboard as well.

If you can adjust your manabase a bit, Ardent Plea is better than Demonic Dread and Bloodbraid Elf. As it doesn't need a target and only costs 3.

Good luck!

jonmaior on loopholes

2 years ago

your right, counter spell is probably better than mana drain although it costs 2 blue. If you reach the point that you have to hard cast Maelstrom then you have probably lost. Maelstrom is in the deck so that you can swing on turn 2 rather than turn three with all of your big creatures if the cascade just disappeared I would still have it in the deck because of it giving my creatures haste. as for Gemstone Mine, i have my lands configured in the way that is most likely to win me the game on turn 2. I need 10 lands that come in taped on turn 1 but can tap for 2 mana on turn 2 and I need 10 lands to tap for a mana of any color on turn 2 if I want to cast Demonic Dread or Violent Outburst. it's really a matter of preference to which lands do these things because there are many lands that tap for a mana of any color it doesn't really matter what lands you use. in order to make the turn 2 win as cosistant as possible this land base is the best for the deck. (although you could use more budget lands like Crumbling Vestige if you wanted to save money but make the deck slightly worse.) thank you for your input once again n0bunga

Load more