Demonic Rising


Format Legality
Pre-release Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Penny Dreadful Legal
Casual Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Pauper Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Avacyn Restored (AVR) Rare

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Demonic Rising


At the beginning of your end step, if you control exactly one creature, put a 5/5 black Demon creature token with flying onto the battlefield.

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Demonic Rising Discussion

ZendikariWol on A Very Big Skullbriar

3 weeks ago

While I appreciate the flavor of having 0 creatures: Winding Constrictor and Tuskguard Captain would be awesome. Some of the 1-creature synergies from Avacyn Restored (Demonic Rising, Homicidal Seclusion) could be a lot of fun, and criminally underused. You need you some lifelink anyway, given that having one creature makes sure you die if anyone is ever flying and/or just has lots of nontoken creatures.

DidiTheOne on Luminarch Amnesia Thief

1 month ago

Thank you for suggestions CaptainBlue7.

I replace 1 x Zur the Enchanter and 1 x Oblivion Ring by 2 x Idyllic Tutor.

I think Homicidal Seclusion, Demonic Rising and Linvala, the Preserver are fun but too high CMC since I have no great way to ramp.

CaptainBlue7 on Luminarch Amnesia Thief

1 month ago

These might be fun: Homicidal Seclusion, Demonic Rising.

You might also want to consider Idyllic Tutor to help you get your Luminarch Ascension out.

Ive also found Linvala, the Preserver to be quite useful in control decks that dont run many creatures or much lifegain.

Darkshadow128 on

1 year ago

If you're more a fan of Keyrunes than Myrs, you might want to use cards like Deadly Wanderings, Homicidal Seclusion and Demonic Rising. You can also add a bunch of mass removals and remove the Myrs. (it's just an idea, take it or not...)

TheVectornaut on New BG deck anything for improvment?

1 year ago

This deck has some cool pieces but I think it lacks a feeling of focus. I'd start by working it down to 60 cards which shouldn't be that hard considering you probably have twice as many lands as you need. Since you have 66% black symbols and 33% green symbols, I recommend having your mana base reflect that. I'd also add some sort of dual lands to go with the Keyrunes. I'm a budget builder so I think even Golgari Guildgate is a fine card. If money is no object, then Verdant Catacombs and Overgrown Tomb are the lands that competitive players swear by.

While it's listed as standard, I'm assuming this deck is actually just casual modern. That opens you up to a ton of options regardless of which way you want to take this deck.

You could try to stick with the toughness theme from Sultai Flayer and Archers' Parapet. In that case, I'd recommend Assault Formation, Sight of the Scalelords, Tower Defense, Abzan Beastmaster, Feed the Pack, Sheltering Word, Grim Contest, Kin-Tree Invocation, Corpse Blockade, Kheru Dreadmaw, Trestle Troll, and Wall of Souls as potential options.

If you love Fiend of the Shadows, you could try to capitalize on that by going hard into black and running disruption cards like Duress, Mind Rot, or the more expensive Thoughtseize and Inquisition of Kozilek. I think Stab Wound and Sinister Possession could also work well in that type of denial deck, but at that point, Launch Party becomes a little worse when you want your opponent to have creatures out to enchant. If you still need strong removal, I always like Hero's Downfall and Putrefy in Golgari.

If you want to focus on the theme of having your stuff die, I'd recommend having good sac outlets like Viscera Seer and other cards that trigger when creatures die like Blood Artist. You could even take this deck in the traditional golgari guild route by including cards with the scavenge or dredge abilities as well as beaters that like having stuff in the graveyard like Splinterfright and Jarad, Golgari Lich Lord.

Finally, you could even try to make Demonic Rising the star of the deck. You could use Carrion Feeder as your single creature and/or Attrition to sac demons for value after attacking just to get another at the end of the turn. You would want to put in plenty of auras or equipment to maximize the potency of that strategy. Loxodon Warhammer and Whispersilk Cloak are a few that come to mind.

Vortexflame on Smooth Demons

2 years ago

Demonic Rising won't work well here. Meeting the circumstances needed is difficult when you're running so many token generators and hard-to-destroy creatures. I still recommend Seizan, Perverter of Truth for card-draw. Gauntlet of Power and Coat of Arms can both backfire on you and help your enemies. Try Door of Destinies and Ashnod's Altar instead for similar effects. Lord of the Void or Lord of the Pit, both look decent in this deck. Rakshasa Gravecaller should replace Ob Nixilis, the Fallen, which doesn't really work in this deck. Abyssal Persecutor would go nicely in here, because it's a 4-drop that you can sacrifice if needed.

Matrixxx999 on Vish Kal Sacrifice / Pillowfort

2 years ago

Always glad to help!

In any case, I love these colors, and this commander is prety interesting, so keep it up!

As for repacement, honestly I do not like to tell people what should they cut, it makes me feel responsible for it, but I will try...

So I carefully looked through your deck, and I will try to suggest some additional cards and those that were suggested earlier:

I hope it was helpful for you.

jamesdouglas on Blind Zealot's House of Desecration

2 years ago

ive got two schemes running here, board control until i get my Desecration Demon and Phyrexian Obliterator out. ive been more successful dropping two Typhoid Rats out and then removing one of my own after the Demonic Rising is in play. i was skeptical about running Demonic Rising but it truly is a nasty card. the second side scheme is attacking the hand and utilizing Shrieking Affliction and the The Rack for slow death in the vein of a well placed Stab Wound