Desperate Ritual

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Format Legality
Noble Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Duel Decks: Mind vs Might Uncommon
Modern Masters Uncommon
Champions of Kamigawa Common

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Desperate Ritual

Instant — Arcane

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Desperate Ritual Discussion

DiabolicEsper on Extinction Level Event

2 days ago

@elephantambush Hi there, just saw this list up on reddit (I think I've seen this list before?) and I'm quite interested in some of the card choices:
- I see you have the black rituals but why none of the red one? (I'm talking about Desperate Ritual, Rite of Flame etc) the deck seems to have enough red cards for these to be solid inclusions. Also why Inner Fire? I understand how you want to have a decent hand size via TSG, but you're only getting about 1-3 red mana so wouldn't the rituals be better?
- I'm not a fan of giving your opponents resources, but Mana Flare can backfire extremely hard (trust me, there's always someone who'll benefit more from this than you) I would replace it with Braid of Fire (bit slow so might not be the best choice tho) or with Caged Sun, or just another red ritual.
- TBH I think the first outlet should be replaced with Walking Ballista, I mean you've already got half the mike combo (NB: since ur at infinite TSG acts a sac outlet) in there, Exsanguinate and Walking Ballista can both be countered but rakdos has more ways to get back creatures from the graveyard than opposed to sorceries (red has some janky ones).
- for board clear Fire Covenant can do work here (life is just a resource) its acts as a one side clear or removal for threatening targets.
- Kozilek, Butcher of Truth > Ulamog, the Infinite Gyre
- you'll definitely need more than just reanimation spell, just having Animate Dead isn't really enough (especially since there are bearly any tutors, and this deck relies too heavily on drawing into the combo) Dance of the Dead, and Necromancy should be included in case animate dead gets countered or exiled (trust me it more often happens when your opponents know you're going for worldgorger).
- This is list seems to require TSG on the field to function, so adding in protection (eg Imp's Mischief) for the commander would be a must.
- Faithless Looting and Cathartic Reunion?
Either way, I'll leave my list if you're interested in looking for some things to improve or add (it's more of a competitive list but includes many ways to protect TSG which I think your list lacks) Scorpion god combo (CEDH)

ejikazuma on Super Competitive Narset Combo

4 days ago

Yo, just wondering if anyone had suggested adding Isochron Scepter and Paradox Engine yet? It's sort of jank, but with Desperate Ritual or Pyretic Ritual you can make infinite mana... and if I'm not mistaken you could Mind's Desire to play your whole deck at that point.

DiabolicEsper on Borborygmos, Destroyer of Value town

4 days ago

skyninja135 your average cmc is too high (3.81) and your Abundance combo is solid but there's a lot of win more cards in there (whats Worldspine Wurm and Realm Seekers doing?). A number of your artifacts don't seem competitive at all, Storm Cauldron, Horn of Greed, Ghirapur Orrery all benefit the opponents as well which is something you want to avoid (except cards like Selvala, Heart of the Wilds), giving them extra lands basically speeds up their game plans as well. Most of the creature ramp (Wood Elves, Yavimaya Elder etc.) you got can be cut for normal dorks ( Elvish Mystic, Llanowar Elves etc.). I get the fact that you want to ramp heavily with lands, but most of the spells that enable you to do so are rather slow; compare Cultivate to Mox Diamond, of course, mox may be out of your budget but this kind of ramp allows early explosive turns ( after all you're aim is to pull off the combo asap) rather than a slow accumulative ramp (someone's bound to go off before you do). You can take out the landfall theme it's just not fast/strong enough. I'm unsure what the optimal land count for a deck like this would be, but removing the tapped lands is a definite (Temple of Abandon, Evolving Wilds) and adding in off-color fetches (unless your budget prevents you but it should be one of your top priorities). Also, why no artifact hate? Just some other cards that I think should be cut:
- Seek the Horizon (for 4?)
- Tempt with Discovery (letting the opponent search for a land is not a good idea)
- Rites of Flourishing (should really be adding cards that benefit yourself like I mentioned above)
- Constant Mists (unless there's someone who plays the kiki combo)
- Knollspine Dragon, Kodama's Reach (let's be honest: it's too slow)- Krosan Tusker (better options out there)
- Mina and Denn, Wildborn, Oracle of Mul Daya ( 4cmc is a bit too much for this effect and they don't really do anything else, you also want enough lands in the library for Borborygmos to discard)
- Temple of the False God (when you can just replace it with an Ancient Tomb)
- Centaur Vinecrasher (yyyy?)
- Kessig Wolf Run, Thespian's Stage (kessig if you must, but I don't see the value in stage)
As for the cards, you'll want to add:
- The green tutor package (Worldly Tutor, Sylvan Tutor etc)
- Taiga (when you can ocf)
- Red Rituals (Desperate Ritual, Rite of Flame etc.)
- Mana Rocks (Mana Crypt, Mana Vault etc if budget allows)
- Autumn's Veil, Guttural Response, Pyroblast, Red Elemental Blast to ensure Borborygmos sticks
I believe there's a loop to reshuffle the lands discarded through Kozilek, Butcher of Truth I may be hallucinating tho, but if someone finds a way then the double damage + Illusionist's Bracers package can go.
Either way, I'm looking forward to the development of this list :)

Ruffigan on Pauper EDH Primer

4 days ago

Good call. Too bad he can't run Songs of the Damned. But you could run it Goblins for defense and run Battle Hymn, Brightstone Ritual, Desperate Ritual, Energy Tap, Infernal Plunge, and Pyretic Ritual along with tutors for the Storm cards. Might be better as pure combo, not sure.

DarkEclipse18 on Neheb Eternal Hitting the face

1 week ago

need haste: Hammer of Purphoros Akroma's Memorial Anger Fervor Mass Hysteria

Also to really add to the aggro look into the 'ritual' cards: Desperate Ritual Pyretic Ritual Battle Hymn Braid of Fire Infernal Plunge Mana Geyser etc.

These cards will boost speed and could lead to early game wins by getting enough creatures out to hit an opponent for 5 damage, then trigger aggravated assault, and repeat this to either kill with infinite combat steps or make enough mana for a burn spell

markstory on Oloro Storm Combo

1 week ago

If I had red Gamble, Faithless Looting and Past in Flames are cards I would consider adding first. Red also gives you access to more ritual effects like Desperate Ritual and Seething Song, which can help power up Ad Nauseum or Yawgmoth's Will.

MattStar on Red is for turn 2 wins

1 week ago

That new red cantrip from HoD might be useful Crash Through. It can help get past early blockers like mana dorks or whatever. Also, have you tried things like Desperate Ritual and Pyretic Ritual or Infernal Plunge? They could help empty your hand pretty well.

zn.tportlock on The Eighth Plague on the Third Hour

2 weeks ago

Love it! Maybe Mana Vault, Windfall, Diminishing Returns, Inner Fire, Desperate Ritual, Pyretic Ritual, Seething Song, Rite of Flame, Trinket Mage and an expensive manabase would be nice if you had all the money in the world haha :P would potentially remove some counterspells to accommodate

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