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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
2 weeks ago
ArchFline: I appreciate the tech! I’m not huge on Sundial of the Infinite mostly on account of having to end my turn just to save Chainer’s pets from exile. I have enough sac effects to ensure they’ll be okay in the long run.
Which leads me to...
dritchie: digging a lot of the suggestions. I used to run Disciple of Bolas but don’t anymore because if it’s my only critter (say, early game), it’s a dud. Geth, Lord of the Vault would be nice if I was relying on opposing graves (I aim to be a very self-sufficient Chainer deck due to various meta reasons) — same with Sepulchral Primordial and Rise of the Dark Realms, to a lesser degree. I don’t really want to play Ob Nixilis of the Black Oath mostly because, Daretti, Scrap Savant (in my Norin the Wary deck) and Teferi, Temporal Archmage (in my Aminatou, the Fateshifter build) aside, I don’t tend to like playing commander walkers in the 99. Desecration Demon gives opponents a choice to stop the thing which slows the game plan if abided. My opponent’s don’t tend to have a shortage of blockers or things worth sacking (yet not worth reanimating, oddly enough).
HOWEVER: I like It That Betrays as a consideration (and can do it in paper right now!), so I may take that into consideration soon.
Therefore, I am wondering what to cut for the following cards though (in order of priority): It That Betrays (since I own one already), Exsanguinate, and Contamination (these last two are lower priority because I don’t have them yet... truthfully I’d prefer Contamination before Exsanguinate but the latter is cheaper lol). Any ideas?
3 weeks ago
Budget doesn't need to be bad and some of your card choices here are just bad, particularly Insatiable Harpy, which should be Vampire Nighthawk or Gifted Aetherborn. Squelching Leeches is also marginal, Dread Shade, Desecration Demon or even Korlash, Heir to Blackblade would be better choices. Given the number of creatures you are running Throne of the God-Pharaoh might work, also since you are mono black Mire's Toll and Soot Imp might be worth a shot. I occasionally run a devotion deck Sweet (black) devotion, which might give you some ideas, though it definately isn't budget.
If you simply want to build a lifegain/drain deck, I'd look at cards like Sovereign's Bite, Alms of the Vein, Rite of Consumption and maybe Chancellor of the Dross. Also have a look at Mono black deckbuilder's toolbox, this is a list of the major black cards for modern. I hope this is of some help, good luck with your brew.
2 months ago
This is a nice idea! I hope you manage to make it work.
You need a Strionic Resonator to double the activations of Ob-Nixilis or Maralen.
Avatar of Growth would be great if you can lay your hands on one.
I am not too fond of the white counterspell sub-theme you have included; with this color scheme you have ample options for removal. Personally I like Vindicate, Anguished Unmaking, Utter End, and Pernicious Deed. With your search to kill theme, Assassin's Trophy and Path to Exile should also be included.
Since your theme is running a bit thin, I see two options to make this deck more efficient : filling it to the brim with tutors, or including an alternate wincon. I definitely favour the second option; and I though you would like it to include your hidden general for flavor. Here is my suggestion for that:
Hope this helps!
2 months ago
I run a Gitrog deck and I feel like, without more land and land based synergy, he might be an expensive and risky card draw engine.
I highly recommend Black Market. I run it in a 3 colour (Ghave), and it's pure power when you've got a lot of sacrificing going on.
On top of Grave Pact and Dictate of Erebos, which you have, my Maestro Fresh Kresh deck runs Desecration Demon to leverage my sacrifices against my opponents. These engines with a Grave Betrayal in this deck could give you a bunch more goats for the alter, limited to how fast your opponents are putting them out :).
There's some serious power cards in here, it seems like a pretty deadly deck!
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2 months ago
Fatal Push should be a one of in a deck with so many better options. Maelstrom Pulse, Victim of Night, Abrupt Decay and Assassin's Trophy are all better spot removal. I could see running 2 Fatal Push but that's all I would be comfortable running.
I like Desecration Demon if you can keep up enough removal. As long as they have no creatures left at the beginning of combat, it's a crazy fast clock with evasion.
Ritual of Soot looks better than Golden Demise if you're looking to deal with aggro go wides. Especially since it doesn't hit your big finishers. Try swapping Tasigur, the Golden Fang for Phyrexian Obliterator.
2 months ago
You have a point about not dying early. :) Though adding more 5 & 6 cmc demons isn't the way to go I don't think. Only problems I see are your curve is top heavy. More disruption/removal would help. Ring of Three Wishes and Whip of Erebos are a little too cute to be running in my opinion. Victim of Night, Fatal Push, Inquisition of Kozilek, Blackmail, or Funeral Charm are all viable early game plays.
If you really wanna go full on Liliana's Contract, I would narrow it down to 5-6 demons, maybe even adding something like Skirsdag High Priest to pump out Demon Tokens (They count towards the contract) to have an early board presence.
My creature base would be something like this:
3 Skirsdag High Priest
3 Wall of Souls or Gifted Aetherborn whichever suits your playstyle
4 Ammit Eternal
4 Desecration Demon
3 Ob Nixilis, the Fallen
4 Crypt Ghast
1 Indulgent Tormentor
From there you should have plenty of room to fit all of your ramp, removal/disruption and contracts.
2 months ago
How will i survive "early" then? I know i will pump out big demons early like Desecration Demonbuuut it doesn´t seem like its enough.
Thanks for the helping :D