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Creature — Demon
At the beginning of your upkeep, sacrifice a creature other than Demon Taskmaster.
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Demonic Taskmaster Discussion
8 months ago
First of all, with this high CMC you need 24 lands.
While I understand you are trying to sacrifice your creatures for beneficial effects, the high converted mana cost of your deck makes it kind of hard to work with.
Here are some lower cost creatures that could be good:
Augur of SkullsBasal Sliver (mana accelerator to cast Ruthless Deathfang faster)Bile UrchinBlind ZealotBlood BairnBloodthrone VampireCarrier Thrall (mana accelerator, 2x creature)Corpse HaulerDeath CultistDemonic Taskmaster (need tokens spawn everyturn)Devouring SwarmWestvale Abbey Flip This is a must have.Disciple of Griselbrand Save yourself.Doomed Necromancer Worth it.Eldrazi Skyspawner Mana acceleratorFont of ReturnFume SpitterGnawing ZombieGutless GhoulMerciless ExecutionerMortician Beetle -------> Cause why not.Nezumi Bone-Reader ControlPawn of Ulamog mana acceleratorQarsi SadistQuest for the GravelordThoughtpicker Witch controlThrull Surgeon controlVampiric RitesVoracious Null
Skirsdag High Priest Isn't this amazing?
9 months ago
As for cuts, these I think are the weakest cards in the deck:
I think you can do without Terrarion, Grisly Spectacle(i'd replace this with a more efficient kill spell if you have one), Monomania, Brink of Disaster, Demonic Taskmaster, Demonlord of Ashmouth, Knight of Infamy
As for additions:
Sol Ring: assuming you can get your hands on it, every deck should run one.
Dark Ritual:powers out your commander
Rise of the Dark Realms/Dread Return/Victimize/Beacon of Unrest/Reanimate/Ever After/Living Death/Reanimate/Animate Dead/: more ways to bring back creatures from the graveyard. Don't get me wrong sheoldred is great but costs 7 mana and if he dies you have to spend 9 mana. It's good to have other ways to reanimate even without him. You don't necessarily need to include all of these but i'd pick a lot of them and similar effects
10 months ago
I really like this deck you've made, it reminds me of one a friend used to play. I do have a few suggestions, though.Instead of Demonic Taskmaster, maybe try Master of the Feast. It's more powerful for the same converted cost and doesn't require other creatures on the field. I also noticed that you had two of the same Legendary Creature, which isn't generally allowed. Maybe replace Toshiro Umezawa with Erebos, God of the Dead or Ashling, the Extinguisher. Both have their perks for a deck like the one you're playing.
1 year ago
Demonic Taskmaster seems like such a great early threat, and the wording of the card allows you to have multiple copies on the battle field without having to sacrifice them; I would change it to 4 of, and maybe move Lone Revenant to 2 of. You have 6 delve cards, maybe consider changing your curve a bit lower so that you have more opportunity to cast them for free. Dead Weight for Flaying Tendrils, Thought Scour instead of Pilfered Plans, etc.
1 year ago
I have a demon deck that abuses creature sacrifice by using a playset of Reassembling Skeleton so that way I can have massive demons out like Xathrid Demon and early game ones like Demonic Taskmaster and only get rewarded by other demons like Harvester of Souls and Reaper from the Abyss. I know it has drawbacks, but an early game Treacherous Pit-Dweller can really hurt an opponent. Then if they get it, just kill it. In order to run demons you have to be ready to take risks. They are high risk, high reward, but totally worth it. Also, if you really want to wreck your opponent Nightmare Incursion followed by a next turn Sins of the Past can and usually does level an opponents deck.
1 year ago
I like the undying theme you have here, but I think you should reconsider Will-o'-the-Wisp and Bloodthrone Vampire. Will-o'-the-Wisp doesn't do much and Bloodthrone Vampire is pretty lackluster without a large number of creatures to sacrifice at once.
Have you considered Ghoulcaller Gisa, Demonic Appetite, Demonic Taskmaster, Viscera Seer, and other sacrifice creature cards such as Gatekeeper of Malakir/Fleshbag Marauder/Merciless Executioner. Some draw power would also go a long way, consider cards such as Altar's Reap and Bloodgift Demon.
Hope this helps
1 year ago
Take out Exsanguinate, which is life-loss (which is useless in EDH). I don't think you have enough removal to justify having Overseer of the Damned. The whole + + combo doesn't have anything to do with the rest of your deck, you could honestly take it out without trouble. Demonic Taskmaster is a good sacrifice trigger for 3-mana, if you want it. Havoc Demon will leave most of your demons alive while wiping the board. With all of the counter-related creatures you have, consider some proliferate like Contagion Clasp alongside Black Market. The Wretched is amazing if you buff it a little. Obelisk of Urd can be cast easily with convoke once you have a few tokens. Necropolis Fiend is a demon that is also removal. I'm not sure about Archdemon of Unx, since most of your tokens are zombies already so you'd have to sacrifice demons.