Demonic Hordes

Legality

Format Legality
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Masters Edition IV (ME4) Rare
Revised Edition (3ED) Rare
Unlimited Edition (2ED) Rare
Collector's Edition (CED) Rare
International Collector's Edition (CEI) Rare
Unlimited Foreign Black Border (2EDFBB) Rare
Limited Edition Beta (LEB) Rare
Limited Edition Alpha (LEA) Rare
Revised Foreign Black Border (3EDFBB) Rare

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Demonic Hordes

Creature — Demon

: Destroy target land.

At the beginning of your upkeep, unless you pay , tap Demonic Hordes and sacrifice a land of an opponent's choice.

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Demonic Hordes Discussion

Force_of_Willb on Let's Pretend

3 months ago

Arcanis the Omnipotent - Draw plus protection

Dark Impostor - why settle for only our own creatures abilities

Eater of the Dead - "free" untap + graveyard hate

Fatestitcher - tap down / untap

Geth, Lord of the Vault - reanimation

Hoard-Smelter Dragon - artifact destruction

Jace's Archivist - windfall

Kalitas, Bloodchief of Ghet - creature destruction + token

Kamahl, Pit Fighter, Lightning Crafter - tap for lightning bolt

Mean suggestions that will make you lose friends

Beguiler of Wills, Infernal Denizen - Steal all opponents creatures

Cao Cao, Lord of Wei, Sadistic Hypnotist - Discard

Demonic Hordes, Dwarven Driller, Helldozer - land destruction

Kiki-Jiki, Mirror Breaker, Krenko, Mob Boss - create infinite tokens

Pili-Pala, Gilded Lotus, Khalni Gem, Pyramid of the Pantheon - infinate mana with one CMC untap method

Coward_Token on Grixis!Zedruu

3 months ago

(I would add a proper community card but that feature seems to be malfunctioning right now.)

Farly straightforward, this card would mostly be Zedruu the Greathearted (although a different character, not simply her gone evil or something) with a casting cost of and an activation cost of . In EDH, this could lead to some fun usage of cards like the following:

(I realize you can basically already do this with any Grixis commander + e.g. Bazaar Trader, but that's a bit less straightforward.)

I'm unsure what would be suitable for its upkeep ability. Just copying Zedruu's straight off isn't too inappropriate, as drawing is certainly associated with black and life gain isn't too far out either, but that's kinda boring. Replacing the life gain with something negative towards opponents like milling, discard or plain life loss proportional to the amount of gifted permanent could be one option that's more in line with the color change (thought the negative effects would probably targeted in order to preserve some political potential). Putting a +1/+1 counter per gift on Zedruu the Grixishearted to take advantage of commander damage could also work (especially when combined with auras like Herald of Torment), in which case you could also change power/toughness from the original's 2/4 to 4/2 to signal greater aggression.

For the sake of flavor its subtype would be Horse Djinn, with the artwork depicting a djinn with a mare's head, wearing a mouth-covering veil.

Feedback would be welcome, especially on ways to make Grixis!Zedruu more distinct from the original while still fulfilling the basic function of giving out torturous black cards, in addition to the blue and red ones they both share.

(A version containing green could also be made for the sake of giving that color a chance to show off its painful cards, in which case the creature in question should probably have monkey paws.)

RazortoothMtg on

8 months ago

GoldenDiggle: Thanks for the suggestions! Caging Fatestitcher does technically give Mairsil Unearth , but only when Mairsil's on the battlefield (because his static ability only works on the field), so it doesn't really do anything. The reason Fatestitcher (and Dregscape Zombie and Narcomoeba) are in the deck is because after milling our whole library with a caged Mirror-Mad Phantasm, we get a free Narcomoeba, Fatestitcher is almost a free creature due to it untapping the land I used to unearth it, and then zombie is the next cheapest way to get a free creature out so that we have 3 creatures to flashback Dread Return. Then Dread Return hits Laboratory Maniac, and we flashback Deep Analysis/Faithless Looting or just cast a Cantrip.

I love Kuro as almost free removal. Forgot about him.

I was considering going the land destruction route, and I assume it's a viable strategy, but the decks I plan to play this against (the more competitive ones I play against) are Narset and Grenzo decks that generally don't care if they lose a land or 2 since they have pretty fast starts anyway with Lotus Petals and such. If you were to go land destruction in a Mairsil build, you have to remember Minion of Leshrac is just a better Demonic Hordes in this deck.

GoldenDiggle on

8 months ago

Good to see AEtherling and Torchling in here, definite must includes. Jace's Archivist also finds a nice home here.

Kuro, Pitlord and Demonic Hordes can lock opponents out pretty well. Helldozer or Trench Wurm also smash lands if you're into that.

Does exiling Fatestitcher give him the Unearth ability? If so, thats fantastic!

geekmp3 on Mairsil, The Pretender Ideas?

9 months ago

He has all the activated abilities but none of the downsides so things like Demonic Hordes is possible...

razaketh, the foulblooded is legit too.

I plan on abusing the hell out of Deadeye Navigator.

AlexRuzhyo on Kaalia of the Vast - "Competitive Aggro"

1 year ago

Oh! I didn't see that you posted twice.

  • Havoc Demon - I passed him over for the same reasons I passed over Archangel Avacyn  Flip and Demon of Dark Schemes- the chances for his effect to backfire on you outweigh the potential benefits. He's arguable more dangerous to your own boardstate than the other two to boot.

  • Demonic Hordes - Actually didn't know this one existed. Seems interesting but slow and mana intensive. I may try this out one day.

  • Tyrant's Familiar - This is actually a pretty good card, not to mention the best of the three creatures in the the "Kaalia-cares" portion of this cycle. He used to be in this deck and Balefire Dragon took his place. Given how unhappy I am with Rakdos, Lord of Riots, I may give give this a shot at least until I get a foil Scourge of Kher Ridges.

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