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Legendary Creature — Elder Demon
When Demonlord Belzenlok enters the battlefield, exile cards from the top of your library until you exile a nonland card, then put that card into your hand. If the card’s converted mana cost is 4 or greater, repeat this process. Demonlord Belzenlok deals 1 damage to you for each card put into your hand this way.
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Demonlord Belzenlok Discussion
5 days ago
Great minds think alike, I also made a deck because people told me Demonlord Belzenlok sucks, but it's the only double up mythic I have. Well he sounds amazing so it's up to me to make him amazing :)
1 week ago
do you have any way to balance out the amount of life you lose from Demonlord Belzenlok ?
1 week ago
I was thinking about my Reveillark alternative win-con's,
Hatred is CMC5 () and just needs Kaalia of the Vast but also likes guys like Baneslayer Angel , Gisela, Blade of Goldnight , Gisela, the Broken Blade , Lyra Dawnbringer , Serra Ascendant or Whip of Erebos .
Was thinking, it's a different win-con (only 1 player too in some cases), but other than being high CMC, would allow me to cheat in an A/D/D and Commander Damage kill a player if left unblocked as well (Instant speed).
Combat Celebrant is enticing because of his CMC3 (), other than his obvious Exert ability which can land 2 A/D/D in 1 turn, do some mass damage with someone like Balefire Dragon or Gisela, Blade of Goldnight , but his real power is that he doesn't need the sac outlet.
Potentially a win-con with someone like, Avacyn, Angel of Hope , Demonlord Belzenlok , Doom Whisperer , Hellkite Tyrant , Razaketh, the Foulblooded , Etc. unless there is something large enough to block the Trample indefinitely. Doesn't matter if Combat Celebrant is blocked, just making the copy, allows for the next attack to occur. Kiki-Jiki, Mirror Breaker never gets in harms way.
I'm sure there are more ways to abuse him, Splinter Twin obviously, which doesn't work with Buried Alive but can replace Kiki-Jiki, Mirror Breaker in most/all? combos too. could tutor Splinter Twin pretty easily. Idyllic Tutor for example could also pull me an Animate Dead etc, feel there could be some good build out around Combat Celebrant for combos, and just his natural talent when attacking with large A/D/D.
Adarkar Valkyrie also gave me:
I just found neither Adarkar Valkyrie or Aurelia, the Warleader properly ETB triggered with Kaalia of the Vast , and I was never tutoring either of them because they aren't that impactful, so ended up removing Adarkar Valkyrie and then later Aurelia, the Warleader to focus more on the primary win-con with Kiki-Jiki, Mirror Breaker + Restoration Angel .
Crucible of Worlds more inline with a classic Kaalia of the Vast , which the Infinite Combat phases + Land Destruction is part of the reason (as well to a degree the amount of hate Kaalia of the Vast receives as a commander), is why she fell to Tier 3, from Tier 2.5 previously. If I have a Grand Abolisher I don't care, but if I don't, sometimes there is surprise when they have 40 life and think they are unkillable by Kaalia of the Vast and leave themselves open and I can swoop in on T4 with the Restoration Angel horde!
It's been a long time since I needed to resort to Reveillark , either I've won, or someone else has combo'd before I really get to a point of attempting a Reveillark win. Combat Celebrant , I feel like I could also use, Entomb / Gamble , example:
Entomb > Kiki-Jiki, Mirror Breaker + Mausoleum Secrets > Reanimate . With a Combat Celebrant and anything to attack with, I'm good to go. ( Entomb makes Mausoleum Secrets more valuable to me too). He also doesn't get haste from Dragon Tempest either, so that's another negative.
He can't really Turn 1 so that's kinda why I was thinking more along the lines of Hatred even without augmenting the Lifelink. Life also fuels my speed, Draw/Mana/Tutor, so not sure of the impact to my game post Hatred .
Dark Ritual , Simian Spirit Guide , Mox Diamond all increase T1 potential, but I always worry about, outside of T1 do they have much value. Dark Ritual can cast a Necropotence so it has some benefit and with other cards Buried Alive + Reanimate .
My current challenge is Faithless Looting , I think it needs to go back in, have to decide what to remove. In games where I draw my Karmic Guide or Kiki-Jiki, Mirror Breaker I'm usually like T9 because I have to actually cast them and at CMC5, it's just not realistic with the other costs ( Buried Alive CMC3 and Reanimate CMC1) thats, CMC9, never going to happen. A Faithless Looting makes it CMC5 only. Faithless Looting also has some nice synergies if I don't have an A/D/D in my hand and Kaalia of the Vast is ready to go.
I agree, when is a deck every truly complete. Ever time I play I learn something new about my deck, or a Razaketh, the Foulblooded comes a long and takes over top dog spot in my decklist, and makes Griselbrand being Griselbanned a little easier to take.
2 weeks ago
4 Incubation Druid and 2 Josu Vess, Lich Knight would make for some great kicking. Lmao Also, don't forget about Stony Strength for Druid to be active on turn 3. But in all seriousness, you're definitely a late game deck. Remove what you don't discard and make them play top decking. Here you have 2 options in my mind. A) Play bombs like you said, and adding in more large creatures ( Demonlord Belzenlok or Doom Whisperer to name a few). Or B), have even more spot removal to get rid of whatever they are able to top deck.
2 months ago
2 months ago
Here is a few more fatties you could consider for this deck Scourge of the Throne, Balefire Dragon, Karmic Guide, Baneslayer Angel, Lyra Dawnbringer, Shadowborn Demon, Demonlord Belzenlok, and Overseer of the Damned.
3 months ago
DeanoM50810: Thank you very much for your feedback; being able to see other people's inputs on this deck helps me a lot when editing it.
I agree with you on the CMC problem; I used to use Demonlord Belzenlok in this deck, but took it out due to dying after playing it. Without it, there's really no reason this deck should have such a high CMC.
Victimize is absurd in this deck; I can't believe I didn't find that! Definitely an include in this deck.
Wood Elves is very nice with the ETB synergies as well, so they will fit nicely. Sakura-Tribe Elder is a nice card as well, especially with cards like Muldrotha, the Gravetide, so I'll try and fit that as well.
The other cards you suggested are by no means bad, but I believe I'd have trouble fitting them in.
While Zendikar Resurgent is a card that could go out, Regal Behemoth is an amazing reanimation target, especially with cards like Hermit Druid and Victimize being added potentially. Plus monarch is a lot of fun. But I will go through some of my less worthy bombs.
Thanks for the suggestions; they help a lot!
3 months ago
hi, what about Demonlord Belzenlok? his ETB trigger would enable you to exile a load of lands once you strip your deck of Rat Colony. As there is unlikely to be a lot of non land cards there, this may help. Would be tempted to put some other tutor cards in there as well to enable you to get him. obviously Demonic Tutor and Vampiric Tutor are the best, but you have other less pricey options of Diabolic Intent, Diabolic Tutor, Mastermind's Acquisition or even Beseech the Queen if you have enough lands out.
cool idea for a deck though. +1
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