Desecration Demon


Format Legality
Modern Legal
Legacy Legal
Vintage Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Duel Commander Legal

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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

NeonMatrix70 on Footsteps of Rakdos Lord

2 weeks ago

Cool Deck. Not sure if it would be better or not, but what about test playing with Desecration Demon instead of Rakdos, Lord of Riots?

AlfrescoHotshot on David's demon army

2 weeks ago

Desecration Demon, Demon of Death's Gate, Abyssal Persecutor, Abhorrent Overlord, Bloodgift Demon, Lord of the Void,and Xathrid Demon come to mind in terms of demons to run. A few Staples I would recommend are Sudden Spoiling, Silence the Believers, Black Sun's Zenith, and possibly a Beseech the Queen. You also lack a lot of ramp which I believe you need since your Avg. CMC is 4.55 is Sol Ring, Worn Powerstone, Thought Vessel, and if it's in your budget Thran Dynamo. You are also lacking a board wipe so definitely throw in a Nevinyrral's Disk. By the way if you ever move away from demon tribal throw in a Maralen of the Mornsong.

sylvannos on Let's talk about demons, control, ...

1 month 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.

Most demons are also out of range of Night of Souls' Betrayal and Languish, letting you play lots of board wipes that your own creatures live through.

Here, here, here, here, and here are all decks that have performed reasonably well taking advantage of demons in Modern.

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.

LordZazu on Let's talk about demons, control, ...

1 month 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 Indulgent Tormentor - Like Bloodgift Demon on steroids, but unfortunate boltbait. So if I smell burn, I'll be sideboarding Bloodgift Demon just in case.

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.

Nykthos, Shrine to Nyx, Cabal Coffers, and Liliana of the Dark Realms will be providing my mana ramp for my demons, and Diabolic Tutor/Liliana Vess will be providing my tutoring needs.

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.

Zorynjaibro on Mono black control (Looking for help)

1 month 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.

erichlol on A Song of Ice & Fire (Marchesa EDH)

1 month 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.

chaoticsoldier on Hopelessly Devoted to Pack Rat

1 month 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" ;)

luisserpa on

1 month 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.

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