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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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Looks like it could be good, with some work..
You will not be getting 6 mana for many of you games. For this reason, Elspeth & Treasury Thrull Should be taken out, even though they are good.
Desecration Demon is really good, but he is not suited to this deck.
In general, you ought to get more focused- put in more of the best stuff instead of other good stuff. And try to keep the mana curve low- that is, have more low-cost cards than high-cost cards.
It kind of pisses me off that they are making the Khans only EDH playable. At least Zurgo Helmsmasher is basically a 3 color Desecration Demon with less toughness. 3/2 for 6? I mean at least I'm planning on playing RUG, not American, so I sure hope he's not utter bullcrap.
Just my 2 cents
It's pretty rare that you'd run 4 Thoughtseize 4 Inquisition of Kozilek & 4 Tidehollow Sculler s. I'd. Drop one Thoughtseize & one Inquisition for two Oblivion Ring s, as you have no way to deal with non-creature permanents.
I'd also switch out Desecration Demon for Restoration Angel . Resto can't be tapped down, can be held back with removal, and can also flicker to save your creatures from targeted removal! Not to mention flickering Obzedat.
I'd also recommend at least 24 lands if you're trying to cast 5 drops. I'll leave what to take out to your discretion.
I would recommend you 3 options :
Secondly, I think you would like to learn more about the game casually with a classic, cheap, aggro Black deck a la The Gate. Use discard (Duress , Hymn to Tourach ), removal (Dismember , Innocent Blood , Go for the Throat ), Dark Ritual for some boost and your devotion, and some draws (Sign in Blood , Phyrexian Arena ) or even Bad Moon to fuel a small but consistent army of 2 and 3-drops like Gatekeeper of Malakir , Vampire Nighthawk , Hypnotic Specter and some demons, like... Abyssal Persecutor to beat their face and sacrifice him to win. You'll see, your friends will hate you xD and without the 50$+ cards it's still frightening for casual play.
Thirdly, cut any 5-CMC more spells or keep only one at 3 copies, and build a consistent line of 1, 2, 3 mana spells lead by some beaters. This way, you'll have 21-23 lands, Nykthos, Shrine to Nyx for boost, and Swamp? You can put a couple Urborg, Tomb of Yawgmoth for using colorless lands, like Mishra's Factory , Ghost Quarter , Tectonic Edge . Or 1-2 Bojuka Bog against flashback, graveyard trick, etc. like... 2-3 Nykthos, 1-6 nonbasics, depending if Urborg is there. Discard prevent threat and removal kill the creatures that resolve xD you want something like 6-9 discards and 3-8 removal. Also, Smallpox .
Without Bob (Dark Confidant ) you'll want some draw, like 2 enchants, 2 sorceries. With Dark Ritual and this package, you won't need many or no 1-2 mana creatures xD Use less single copies, and focus on cheap demons like Abyssal Persecutor , Desecration Demon , Master of the Feast .
You will see, as a player, than having reliable creatures (just some as multiples! 3-4 copies each), simple manabase (mainly basics, some boosts) and a large spells toolbox give you more option to see that game plan resolves!
I would probably take out Perilous Myr (essentially only a sorcery speed 2-damage spell with Heartless Summoning out), Steel Hellkite , and possibly Desecration Demon . You could shave off one Solemn Simulacrum too if you need the space.
As for what to add, you can increase Mana Leak to 3, add in Remand if you want, and or more removal spells in the form of Doom Blade , Disfigure , Slaughter Pact , Smother , Go for the Throat , Dismember , etc. You could add a few Night's Whisper or something of the like if you want a bit more draw power.
I think he's already dropping, but I'm positive Desecration Demon won't be worth much after rotation.
From waaaay back, when i started playing MtG in grade school. The card that made me smile the most was a T1 Wild Growth . Now? Desecration Demon or Vraska the Unseen in Standard and my general Scion of the Ur-Dragon in EDH.
I see what you mean UpperDeckerTaco, Jace is surprisingly solid in this deck. the kinda/sorta topdeck control is actually really nice (especially paired with chandra) the bounce any nonland permanent on entry can change a game (gets rid of those pesky big blockers or enchanted creatures).
Stoke the Flames is for the rather common x/4 or greater creatures that are used and I side it out in match-ups with smaller creature decks.
Do you have a solid answer for Desecration Demon ? that damned thing is just a thorn that is really difficult for me to deal with.
hmm you are quite right on the Chief Engineer he usually just ends up as a blocker then actually doing anything useful, I am almost tempted to remove him entirely (almost) we'll see after my next FNM (tomorrow). So I will try Generator at 4 chief at 2 and..... hmm that leaves me with 1 open slot...I don't know what to fill it with. =( WAIT I have 1 randomly available Thassa. lets try that
|Power / Toughness||6/6|
|Avg. draft pick||3.08|
|Avg. cube pick||7.15|
|Commander / EDH||Legal|
|Return to Ravnica||Rare|