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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 Discussion
2 days ago
If you want to play Demons, you build it like G/B Rock, but in different colors. 4 Abyssal Persecutor and 4 Desecration Demon is nothing to mess with when they're backed up by tons of hand disruption and creature hate.
TappedOut's very own APPLE01DOJ also has extensive explanations on G/B Control using Abyssal Persecutor, not to mention Mono-Black. I think he also had Desecration Demon in there at one point, but I'm not sure.
3 days ago
Yesterday I started brainstorming up a deck - mono black control, based around Demons. What are you guys favorite/opinions on best demons? Most of the ones I added to the deck are more straight forward, based around creature control. The short list of demons is as follows:
1x Griselbrand - this guy is the king of the deck, he's an obvious shoo-in in any self-respecting demon deck.
2x Nefarox, Overlord of Grixis - When he swings alone, the opponent sacrifices a creature, plus having Exalted. He's a fun critter.
2x Reaper from the Abyss - his Morbid ability allows you to get double the bang for your buck off Nefarox, Overlord of Grixis' ability, or the opponent trying to get a Desecration Demon off their back, or even when you destroy a creature with Victim of Night or Doomblade.
4x Desecration Demon - This is one tasty demon. I love it. 2BB for a 6/6 flyer? So the opponent can tap it by sacrificing a creature, but with me constantly removing their creatures, it's doubtful they'll be willing to sac their own FOR me. Even if they do, it gets +1/+1 bigger.
2x Rune-Scarred Demon - One of my favorite demons, I like to look at him as a 4/5 cost 6/6 flyer and a 2/3 cost Diabolic Tutor built into one. 7 is pricy, but I gladly pay it. Also, he's got some pretty wicked art, and he was one of the first demons I owned in Magic, so I'm attached.
I'm interested to see what demons you come up with in the comments.
This leaves me with early game strategy. Do I go with small 2/3 cmc utility creatures (something black is lacking compared to other colors) such as Hypnotic Specter, Geralf's Messenger, Gatekeeper of Malakir, or maybe Vampire Nighthawk? Or do I go full disruption/removal for early game with cards like Duress, Inquisition of Kozilek, and trusty Victim of Nights? I will also be running Hero's Downfall, to be reserved for bigger threats, and walkers. Sideboarding Damnation (even though it's like a $65 card) because it's such a beautiful card (I love the art) and the name goes with the theme of this deck (I'm a nerd), because who doesn't like wiping creatures without the chance of regeneration for 2BB? More to be moved into the deck in case I'm playing against an agrro deck, or I'm facing down a horde of tokens, etc.
2 weeks ago
Desecration Demon is great for slowing aggro decks, and not too expensive to cast. Contaminated Ground can cripple their mana base early game. Painful Quandary is pretty good as well. Maybe some Duress or Blackmail for cheap hand disruption unless you can afford Thoughtseize or Inquisition of Kozilek. Geth's Verdict for cheap removal. Also, Sign in Blood for card draw or to hit them for 2 if they're low on life.
I would sideboard Dark Realms in case they're not playing many creatures.
3 weeks ago
Heya, try some graft cards to get counters more easily. Helium Squirter is one I used to use. Cards that gain counters easily, such as Blood Tyrant, Exava, Rakdos Blood Witch, Deathbringer Thoctar, Desecration Demon. Grave Betrayal also works wonders with Marchesa because everything enters with a counter. I'm sure you know of this one, but Mikaeus, the Unhallowed, is nuts with Marchesa, basically making everything on your field unkillable (except for Marchesa as she is a human so Mikaeus does not work with her).
I just uploaded my deck recently. You can check it out here. Marchesa, the Thief of Multiplayer. Mine is more centered around taking creatures though.
3 weeks ago
Thanks shadow63! Phyrexian Obliterator sure is awesome but unfortunately it's just way too pricey. I'd maybe swap out Desecration Demon with it if I could because they have the same CMC, but Desecration Demon seems to work just fine for the purpose of this deck.
The deck is actually entirely built around trying to create a swarm of Pack Rats. I could never remove him from a deck titled "Hopelessly Devoted to Pack Rat" ;)
3 weeks ago
I like the concept of the deck, but it seems to slow to play efectivelly. I would remove some of the high cost creatures that you have, and focus on smaller ones, like Desecration Demon. So, I would suugest Daze and this is because you'll be mana hungry and you want to play fast, so Daze is a fast counter that can stall your opponents. Having that in mind, you may not have money for Underground Sea, but Watery Grave is a really good card to combo with Daze. I would also use some more spot removal Doomblade or Diabolic Edict. Also, to speed up the game, there is Lotus Petal, a very good card.
Besides, how is your budget for the deck? Do you mind take fetches?
These are only my suggestions and feel free to argue. I would like to hear your thoughts about this.
4 weeks ago
Great deck! Here are my recommendations Desecration Demon, Gray Merchant of Asphodel, Nightveil Spectre? (<- sux against lightning bolt). I would not play 3 Lili's and 2 Phyrexian Arena. That seems like overkill. Maximum I would play 4 Lili's and that's it. 2 Fulminator Mage mainboard is OK if you like them. 1 Grave Titan would be OK. You really want to play 4 Blood Crypt and 4 Blackcleave Cliffs. Vampire Nighthawk is AMAZING if you are not up against Lightning Bolt. Phyrexian Obliterator<- on of the best black creatures ever printed. For card draw you want 4 Dark Confidant
Whip of Erebos is good for grindy matchups
Lifebane Zombie for the sideboard
4 weeks ago
Thanks, frostdiggity and Izu_Korasu for the feedback and suggestions! I thought about Blood Artist, but I don't think there's a enough sac in the deck to make the life exchange strong enough to take up a 2CMC creature slot, especially with the weak body.
I considered Desecration Demon before, but I wasn't convinced it was scary enough. I'll try it out in some test games. I think I'd still get more mileage out of a Vampire Nighthawk than Gatekeeper of Malakir. Geth's Verdict is already in the sideboard.
Beyond that, I try to avoid having too many big spells in most my decks because I plan on winning by T5 or so. My goal with this deck is come out swinging with hard fast hits.