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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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Desecration Demon is a great card, and huge threat. But in playtesting it just wasn't that effective. There always seemed to be a creature to tap it down, causing some serious issues, I frequently found myself discarding it to Pack Rat . However, since it is such a powerful card, I'll give it some more consideration,
Underworld Connections also deserves some serious thought as to how it may fit into this build.
Thanks all for the wonderful suggestions!!! keep 'em coming.
I like this deck and I had an Idea very similar to this one but I don't know how good it would do in the current meta. The black devotion has life loss and gain from the Gray Merchant and card advantage from Underworld Connections . The blue devotion deck runs a creature with pro-red. Both the Blue and Black devotion decks often use Nightveil Specter and the black also employs Desecration Demon . Those are two flying creatures this deck is ill-equipped to handle without sideboarding Chained to the Rocks and even then, its dodgy. I believe this deck might be fast enough to beat the dreaded esper control if played right because of its speed, haste creatures, and Charms. It may be difficult to cast Stormbreath with only 20 lands, especially if Nykthos, doesn't come up. I guess it depends on where you play though. This might be good for your local meta. But if there was some way to get an edge over the blue and black devotions more often than not, I would totally play this.
Desecration Demon for a bit more board control. Perhaps as a sideboard card.
Okay, but at 19 lands you must be very fortunate to be curving out on Exava, Rakdos Blood Witch on a regular basis. And I still don't see where Desecration Demon fits in if your games typically go the way you described (or are at least meant to go that way). He seems like much more of a midrange card than an aggro card, and your deck seems like much more of an aggro deck than a midrange deck.
And my mistake. I thought you were running 4 Exava.
U/w Control and Esper control can beat them. It's not that the matchup is bad for either, it's usually the players playing the devotion decks are just that great, that's why they are constantly winning. I consistently beat mono-U with esper, just stop their devotion killing or bouncing Nightveil Specter and/or Desecration Demon and save those Detention Sphere for Pack Rat . Counter Whip of Erebos , allow the gods to show up, kill Master of Waves as soon as it hits. Normally this shuts down both decks. Personally the black kill spells, Hero's Downfall , Ultimate Price , Far / Away (specifically away), Azorius Charm the fore mentioned d-sphere, all are good against these decks. Devour Flesh and Doom Blade deserve mention here. but Doom Blade against mono-b is just bad. and very special mention goes to Supreme Verdict and the surprise all-star Planar Cleansing help also.
Thoughtseize in mono-b does need to be countered or lose an important card.
or you cold find room for a Desecration Demon
I'm not the best at looking at that, but I would say red deck wins stategies, and anything esper control or other control variants. your creatures would be fragile to removal, Artisan of Forms gets hit by anything, Agent of Fates only has 2 toughness, and is mono colored, and is black so Dark Betrayal gets sided in making him get hit by a lot. Desecration Demon has a higher toughness, but it going to take any removal an opponent can hit him with, dark betrayal, Ultimate Price will both be hitting him. Thassa isn't fragile but will rarely if ever see play as a creature here. perhaps get swan song up to a 4-of. or other ways to counter noncreature spells. or spells in general with Dissolve
|Power / Toughness||6/6|
|Avg. draft pick||3.08|
|Avg. cube pick||7.15|
|Commander / EDH||Legal|
|Return to Ravnica||Rare|