Desecration Demon


Format Legality
1v1 Commander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Casual Legal
Legacy Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Pauper Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Modern Masters 2017 Edition (MM3) Rare
Duel Decks: Nissa vs. Ob Nixilis (DDR) Rare
Return to Ravnica (RTR) Rare

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Desecration Demon

Creature — Demon


At the beginning of each combat, any opponent may sacrifice a creature. If a player does, tap Desecration Demon and put a +1/+1 counter on it.

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Desecration Demon Discussion

Schar17 on Demonic possession

3 weeks ago

So... How do you plan to keep some control of the game until a demon comes out? (Your lowest cost one is Desecration Demon, and it isn't that impressive, plus you only have two).

Izu_Korasu on D'scarred (Lili-less 8-Rack?!)

3 weeks ago

Smallpox may be worth a look aswell, especially punishing for decks that already run a low land count (aka most of modern) with built in sac+discard and Dakmor Salvage gives you additional value if you choose this line.

also I've always considered Desecration Demon to be an interesting choice for a rack deck, speeding up the clock exponentially and at worse acting like a reusable removal spell (against opponents with low ability to present threats)

usaDiabetic on Rakdos Defiler

1 month ago

Was looking at your deck some more, and I have a few more ideas, like upping your demon count and a few reanimation spells liiiiike.....

Desecration Demon, Grave Titan, Kothophed, Soul Hoarder, Reiver Demon, Bloodgift Demon, Rune-Scarred Demon, Reaper from the Abyss, Overseer of the Damned

stuff like that...then you could put in reanimation spells like

Animate Dead, Reanimate, Ever After, Whip of Erebos, Sheoldred, Whispering One

stuff like could throw in Cathartic Reunion, Faithless Looting, Tormenting Voice for card draw/discard

Maybe a zombie sub theme and add in Shepherd of Rot

Fun things like Tree of Perdition, Quietus Spike, Rage Reflection, Ward of Bones, Havoc Festival

If anything definitely add Anger to your deck

or just throw in 30 Shadowborn Apostle haha

If I repeated any cards already in your deck, I apologize. Either was happy building and kick some ace!!

Mandalorian on Persecuting Devils

1 month ago

Neat theme!

I think Master of the Feast, while aggressively costed for its P/T, goes against your strategy to strip away your opponents resources with discard.

If you are looking for card draw other than Tormenting Voice or Daredevil Dragster then you could do something like Night's Whisper or Read the Bones or Sign in Blood (which can also target your opponent for lethal)

Not sure if this is budget or not since you have fetches but here are some other plain Rakdos good stuff that could have gotten overlooked.

Kolaghan's Command


Demigod of Revenge

Olivia Voldaren

Rakdos's Return

Fulminator Mage (more resource denial)


Slaughter Games for the SB

Graven Cairns is great mana fixing for this deck

Sorry if some of this was over budget!

Some other cool devils and demons I like


Master of Cruelties

Desecration Demon

Ob Nixilis Reignited

TheVectornaut on Mono-black decent.

1 month ago

Seems like you have enough black mana symbols to make use of devotion on Nykthos, Shrine to Nyx. I'm not sure that 4 Gatekeeper of Malakir are enough to make Vampire Nocturnus viable. You could replace Geralf's Messenger with Vampire Nighthawk and Desecration Demon with Sangromancer. Otherwise, you could just swap Nocturnus for another threat like Gray Merchant of Asphodel or Sheoldred, Whispering One.

Hapadbeep24 on Golgari Grave play/Sacrifce

2 months ago

Thank you for the feedback, I definitely like the ideas you gave, and I'm going to try them out. The idea behind Palace Siege was mainly using it for the Khans option, but I can see it being slow. As far as the other two, they were just for early game protection, but I like the others, especially Desecration Demon.

Vaan on Golgari Grave play/Sacrifce

2 months ago

Desecration Demon has no real synergy with sac/grave play but you have some power dependent effects that can benefit from it.

Savra, Queen of the Golgari lets you make your sac effects symmetrical for only 2 life!

Life's Legacy and Grim Haruspex are good options since you have very little card draw.

Catacomb Sifter and Blisterpod are very common cards on this type of deck, fixing your draws and being effective sac fodder, respectively.

Varolz, the Scar-Striped seems like a pretty straightforward addition.

Palace Siege is a very slow card and both Ambush Viper and Deadly Recluse seems out of place on this deck so i would cut them all out and play around with some of the cards i mentioned.

ItsPericles on Template: Demonic Duel Deck

2 months ago

g0regrind Thanks for taking a look, and taking the time to comment! I love the suggestions, and while I've been playing for years, I admittedly don't have a lot of experience playing anything other than kitchen table games with my friends. Naturally, I wanted to add all the stuff my normal Demon deck would have, but I thought it would be fun to give Modern a go, and see what I could come up with.

I think I'll be including the Bloodgift Demon, Tendrils of Corruption, and Read the Bones, all of which I have handy. I'll definitely have to add a Heartless Summoning, the flavor and mana saving are way too good to ignore. Tribute to Hunger as well, if I'm paying life, I should have a good way of getting it back. I also never liked Larceny, but it was available at the moment. I kind of suspected I'd be removing it at some point down the road.

The real standouts in your recommendations are the Desecration Demon and the Whip of Erebos. I used to love running Grinning Demon as a 4CMC drop, the Desecration Demon is leaps and bounds better. And to give a bunch of big body demons lifelink is like Christmas coming early.

I'll take a look through your deck as well, and see what fits the flavor, legality, and budget. Thank you again!

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