Desecration Demon


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


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

CthulhusNo1FavCultist on Mono-B aggro

3 days 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 Mono-B aggro

4 days 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

5 days ago

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

Torpor orb combo fun

Modern Ixidron


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 week 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 week ago


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 :)

Daedalus19876 on Get Rakd Kid

1 week ago

Cards I think should be cut (mostly because they are weak or overcosted or irrelevant to your game plan): Akoum Hellkite, Desecration Demon, Imperial Hellkite (morph is not reduced by Rakdos' ability), Sire Of Insanity, Skithiryx, the Blight Dragon, Conqueror's Flail, Elbrus, the Binding Blade  Flip, Piranha Marsh, Zoetic Cavern, Palace Siege, Quest for Pure Flame, Ob Nixilis of the Black Oath, Tainted Strike, Lightning Bolt

Things you should add: Bloodgift Demon, Tyrant's Familiar, Toxic Deluge, Pandemonium, Heartless Summoning, Chaos Warp, MANY more draw and ramp effects.

spotmarkedx on GhoulCaller Gisa (First EDH Deck)

2 weeks ago

Aside from the Phyrexian Dreadnought already mentioned, you wouldn't go wrong adding a number of the under-costed black creatures (demons mostly) that come with a significant downside to offset the difference.

For example, Abyssal Persecutor is a 6/6 flying trampler until you want to kill someone, then it becomes a horde of zombies with Gisa. Or, cast Demonlord of Ashmouth, immediately sac it to Gisa, then use one of the zonbies to pay its cost when it enters the battlefield again due to undying. See also: Desecration Demon, Grinning Demon, Master of the Feast, Shadowborn Demon.

I also suggest cards with beneficial x/x power toughness. Such as Sewer Nemesis, Nightmare, Korlash, Heir to Blackblade, Mortivore, Squelching Leeches.

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