Devour Flesh

Devour Flesh

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Target player sacrifices a creature, then gains life equal to that creature's toughness.

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Devour Flesh Discussion

RADiO on Ultimatum of Cruelty (Cruel Control in Modern)

1 day ago

I have 3 Devour Flesh in the sideboard for those situations but adding a Geth's Verdict to the main board might be a good idea malfeischylde

ThatJunkMage on How do I deal with ...

3 days ago

Well, in Teysa, you always have the option of racing to some sort of combo (This is being said without looking at your deck lists), but otherwise, your game plan should just be sac outlets until they can't pay for it, and by that time you've taken the game over anyway. Geth's Verdict, Devour Flesh, Innocent Blood, Black Sun's Zenith, Mutilate, other board wipes. Just kill her over and over.

And I don't think that I can help much with the blue deck, as blue EDH isn't exactly my style. Someone else should be able to offer some insight though!

Saltblast on Discarded & Destroyed (Consistent TOP8's @ FNM)

5 days ago

Geth's Verdict over Devour Flesh? It seems like the better option even though you're not completely mono-black.

BrandonJamesCAC on 2015-03-17 update of Vampire Tribal

2 weeks ago

Hello,

I dislike Mortify and Sorin, Lord of Innistrad a great deal in this deck. I don't think you need to splash that white in here at all.

You have Go for the Throat Doom Blade Devour Flesh and Dismember at your disposal.

Also, I say go with 21 Swamps. Forget all that other jazz.

Good luck!

Ulturas on Avacyn, Angel of Boardwipes

2 weeks ago

Aethaleon I imagine White would be the most devastating with stuff that gets around Indestructible like Merciless Eviction, Exiles etc. Black is primarily creature destroy Damnation etc. or sac creature stuff which is also pretty devastating Chainer's Edict, Devour Flesh etc. I feel White would be the bigger problem in that regard you still have ways of getting your creatures back against Black.

Kjartan on Esper control modern 2.0

2 weeks ago

I'm guessing you play Devour Flesh mostly for Bogles. If your manabase can take it, and if that's the reason, I would suggest running Celestial Flare flare instead.

Then the can't just search for a Dryad Arbor and sac instead.

TheRedMage on am a little unclear about ...

1 month ago

Yeah, basically shroud protects your creature from

  • Instants, sorceries and triggered or activated abilities that use the word "target" (so, for example Unsummon, Void Snare, Aven Surveyor and Waterfront Bouncer would all be unable to return a shroud creature to your hand, but you can still choose to return the creature to satisfy the triggered ability on Invasive Species or as the recipient of the +1/+1 counters coming from Bolster, because, while these effects ask that you pick a creature, they don't explicitly use the word "target")
  • Auras that are being cast. While Auras do not explicitly use the word "target", the act of picking a recipient for your Aura when you cast it is considered targeting.

However, there are effects that can still affect a creature without targeting. Most notably:

  • Creatures with Shroud are still affected by effects that interest "all creatures" or "every creature" or a subset thereof, if the creature is part of that subset (i.e. if you pick the mode on Temur Charm that prevents creatures with power 3 or less to block, and you control Argothian Enchantress, she still won't be able to block). Wrath of God and similar effects still destroy shroud creatures, and so on.
  • As said earlier, there are effects that force a player to pick a creature without targeting. Most notably, you can sacrifice your Shroud creature to Devour Flesh (And you will have to, if you don't have any other creature). These effects are recognizable because they simply do not use the word "target".

I can think of a couple more corner cases that allow a player to circumvent Shroud, but these are unlikely to be relevant very often. However, you might find yourself playing Commander, where every corner case happens all the time, so I thought I'd mention them.

  • If you somehow put an aura onto the battlefield without casting it (let's say you attacked with Sun Titan and Pacifism was in your graveyard, or maybe you cast Genesis Hydra for 5 and found Spectra Ward) it will automatically attach itself to something that it can enchant. This does not count as targeting and the card will only look at what it says after "enchant" (so the aforementioned Pacifism, since it says "enchant creature", will only be able to attach itself to a creature as opposed to, say, a land, but it won't check if that creature can be targeted - this is as far as I know the only case for which "cannot be enchanted" is does something that "cannot be targeted" doesn't)
  • Voting is also not considered Targeting, so Shroud creatures can still be exiled with Council's Judgment , which I always found incredibly weird.

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