Desperate Ritual


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

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Set Rarity
Duel Decks: Mind vs Might (DDS) Uncommon
Modern Masters (MMA) Uncommon
Champions of Kamigawa (CHK) Common

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Desperate Ritual

Instant — Arcane

Add to your mana pool.

Splice onto Arcane (As you cast an Arcane spell, you may reveal this card from your hand and pay its splice cost. If you do, add this card's effects to that spell.)

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Desperate Ritual Discussion

freakingShane on Purphoros, Forger of Goblins [[Primer]]

4 days ago


I actually used to run Valakut, the Molten Pinnacle and Spinerock Knoll a long while ago. I took them out, because in this specific build games don't typically go passed turn 8 or 9, so I needed all of my lands to come in untapped.

As for Neheb, the Eternal, All Is Dust, and Comet Storm, they are all very good cards, but this is an Aggro-Combo deck, and it typically seals out the win on turn 5-8. I really don't worry about true mid- or late game because it really doesn't go that long.

Thank you for all of the suggestions, though! All good cards, but just not ideal for this specific build. :)


Yeah...I added Imperial Recruiter...he is super expensive, but definitely a strong card! If you are looking for a replacement card, I would suggest Tormenting Voice, honestly. Any card that gives you more card draw to help get the combo or needed cards!

As for Sol Ring and Ruby Medallion, I would recommend Sol Ring between the two. Sol Ring is a great replacement for either Desperate Ritual or Pyretic Ritual. I would not recommend Ruby Medallion though, because it is a little too slow for this build.

Thanks for stopping by, man!

ArcticJohn on Tricky Budget Tokens (Turn 3 Emrakul)

2 weeks ago

Hi there, your deck came across my sight and i liked it a lot, i have a couple of questions and suggestions.

Have you considered going for a turn 3 Emrakul, the Aeons Torn with one of the rituals??? Desperate Ritual or Pyretic Ritual.

Also, why no Faithless Looting, i think it is better than Cathartic Reunion.

And you can also have Dragon Fodder as token producer...

As for sideboard do you have anything going on, since you don't have it in here...

UltimatHedgehog on BR Dragons

2 weeks ago

Then what about Through the Breach? with Desperate Ritual on turn 3 with 3 mana I would be able to cast it.

xyr0s on BR Dragons

2 weeks ago

Xica yes, haha, planeswalkers are rituals, sure enough. They do give mana, but they delay a turn. And the rituals that were talked about were Desperate Ritual, Pyretic Ritual, and Geosurge. Besides that, those two planeswalkers would really help on any big-red-creature deck. But here, I suspect that chandra is too expensive, and koth doesn't work very well in a multicolored deck, unless some surprise fetch/shock lands show up.

Hyperalgialysis on BR Dragons

2 weeks ago

Forget Infernal Plunge. You need Heartless Summoning. A Pyretic Ritual turn 3 would let you cast a 5 cmc dragon. Turn 1 could be Thoughtseize Inquisition of Kozilek. Run 3 each of Pyretic Ritual and Desperate Ritual, 4 Heartless Summoning. 3 Terminate Inquisition of Kozilek Thoughtseize. 4 Lightning Bolt and add dragons to taste. If you find it moving to slowly, you can use that mana gen for a sweeper effect like Earthquake to hit both players. Run Blighting Lava Spike Bump in the Night for game 2 and send it all to the face. Skeletal Scrying is good if you dump and go again with Pyretic Ritual.

UltimatHedgehog on BR Dragons

2 weeks ago

So I want to add Pyretic Ritual/Desperate Ritual and Infernal Plunge along with free creatures like Ornithopter to power it in order to get mana quickly. With the right cards, like Geosurge, I can get bigger dragons out in the first few turns, even turn 1 with just the right hand but that would be extremely lucky. The question would be how to balance those cards with the kill/discard spells.

AllenChou on Turn 1 kill cheap

3 weeks ago

Don't worry, switch out Simian Spirit Guide for Desperate Ritual for a VERY consistent turn 3 or 4 win. Turn 2 win is:Monastery Swiftspear or Blistercoil Weird (Played on turn 1), Desperate Ritual, 2 Mountains, Mutagenic Growth, a pump spell like Titan's Strength or Brute Force, and Temur Battle Rage

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