Desecration Demon

Legality

Format Legality
Modern Legal
Legacy Legal
Vintage Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Duel Commander Legal

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Set Rarity
Duel Decks: Nissa vs. Ob Nixilis Rare
Return to Ravnica Rare

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Desecration Demon

Creature — Demon

Flying

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

Logics on Tremble mortals, and despair! (Rakdos Control)

4 days ago

This is basically a standard deck I played back in the day. Modern is a very different format, running that much removal is going to leave a lot of dead cards in certain matchups. If I were you, I would do this:

+4 Inquisition of Kozilek, +4 Lightning Bolt, +2 Fatal Push, +1 Kolaghan's Command, +1 Kalitas, Traitor of Ghet, +1 Stormbreath Dragon, +1 Young Pyromancer, +3 Read the Bones, +3 Night's Whisper, +4 Bloodstained Mire, +2 Polluted Delta, +1 Wooded Foothills

-4 Hero's Downfall, -3 Bile Blight, -1 Anger of the Gods, -3 Sign in Blood, -1 Terminate, -2 Desecration Demon, -2 Master of Cruelties, -3 Magma Jet, -5 Mountain, -3 Swamp

These changes upgrade your removal and early interaction, especially against control strategies. It also gives you much fewer dead cards, seeing as Lightning Bolt and Kolaghan's Command can go for the dome. I cut all of the weaker creatures in the deck, to streamline the early game's combination of disruption, removal, and draw power.

As for the sideboard, I think it needs a lot of work. You're already playing too much removal in the main board, and your sideboard is more of the same. The deck really doesn't need to be siding into removal that is worse than waht's already in the main deck. (Looking at Doom Blade < Terminate, Dark Betrayal < Fatal Push/Lightning Bolt , Mizzium Mortars and Drown in Sorrow < Anger of the Gods.) If you really want a sweeper, I would easily put in Languish or Damnation over Mizzium Mortars. I understand Mizzium Mortars only hits their things, but in the match-ups where that's relevant, you're dead way before you get to 6 mana.

My sideboard for the deck would look something like:

3 Duress, 1 Anger of the Gods, 2 Slaughter Games, 4 Gifted Aetherborn, 2 Leyline of the Void, 1 Fatal Push, 1 Ob Nixilis Reignited, 1 Languish

Obviously, this is your deck, so feel free to do whatever you want with it, this is just what my take on the deck would be to gear it more towards modern, so it doesn't feel like you have dead draws all of the time. Hope this at least inspires some changes, and happy deckbuilding.

TearsInRain23 on For All Those Who Died -EDH-

4 days ago

@DarkMagician: Necropotence will more then likely return after I playtested without it. Having gone back on what happened that game my mistake was playing it for draw when I was in a pinch and had to rely on Crypt Ghast for health and literally did not leave 8 to 10 health for nearly 9 rounds of stalling (Thank you Linvala, Keeper of Silence and Blinding Angel for that). It almost cost me the game merely because I couldn't get any card draw without sacrificing health that put me in a very dangerous position the one time I didn't have reliable lifegain already present on the board. I realize now its more user error but still going to play test some before swapping back.

@Daedalus19876: See above to why I am leaning back into favor of Necropotence again after a bout with my own misplays.

I decided to run Rune-Scarred Demon and Indulgent Tormentor/ Desecration Demon to try and have some viable demons thrown in there. I agree on the angels, as much as I love the mythic side having two of them leave little to be desired. I'm thinking Baneslayer Angel and Sorin Markov. Tree of Perdition as well.

CthulhusNo1FavCultist on Little Ones

1 month ago

Thank you Wonky.wombat.. I really don't like giving my opponents options and unfortunately, that is exactly what Desecration Demon does. Abyssal Persecutor is cool, but has a much bigger drawback than Master of the Feast and I'd have to add spells just to deal w/ my own creature.

Wonky.wombat. on Little Ones

1 month ago

How about Abyssal Persecutor, as he is a 6/6 flying trample turn four, then when your opponent is a -4, you just kill it with some of your removal. Speaking of, Rite of Consumption is an uncounted able way to get rid of it, and it adds some reach. If that seems to risky, maybe Desecration Demon, since your opponent will either sac a bunch of stuff, preventing them from killing you, or take tons of damage, and if they saced their board and have nothing left, you are left with this 12/12 flying trample. Also these are all pretty cheap.

Ixidron on Cards like Phyrexian Dreadnought

1 month ago

I've made a deck based on that idea some time ago. Feel free to check:


Torpor orb combo fun

Modern Ixidron

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The idea is to use cards like: Trickbind, Sundial of the Infinite, Torpor Orb, Disallow, Voidslime and Hushwing Gryff to counter the EtB triggers and cast your massive creatures. There is also the option to use Fling and Rite of Consumption for cards that have upkeep triggers.

This type of strategy evolved from the legacy Phyrexian Dreadnought+Stifle, also known as stiflenought.

Currently this is the list of cheap big creatures with big drawbacks for modern:

Vexing Devil, Boldwyr Heavyweights, Cosmic Larva, Desecration Demon, Desecration Elemental, Dust Elemental, Eater of Days, Leveler, Hunted Phantasm, Hunted Horror, Hunted Troll, Hunted Wumpus, Hunted Dragon, Hunted Lammasu, Inverter of Truth, Nova Chaser, Phyrexian Soulgorger, Primeval Force, Sky Swallower.

samuelmood11 on The Depths Of Hell

1 month ago

I have to admit, I love the theme. Demons are some of my favorite creatures in MTG, and I've honestly been considering adding Desecration Demon and Indulgent Tormentor into my own deck. I love the speed the deck provides, along with the ability to remove blockers with ease. And you've even got my favorite card in Magic, the Underworld Cerberus, to top everything on. Keep up the good work, man!

PhyrexianPreator on Mono Black

1 month ago

lil_cheez

Thanks for the suggestions. I have considered Gray Merchant and to be honest I completely forgot about Lashwrithe.... Don't know how I managed that.

I did also try Hunted Horror, Master of the Feast and Desecration Demon... I found they have their issues.

If you have anymore suggestions please don't hesitate to put them down :)

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