Devour Flesh

Devour Flesh


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

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slemulv on Drink deeply and drown

1 day ago

A thought I just had: A Soul Sisters/Life Martyr deck with a splash of black (Lingering Souls, Vizkopa Guildmage and Sanguine Bond, & Devour Flesh) and Idyllic Tutor to search for Sanguine Bond would be interesting. It's an established Modern deckbuild that works and your life total can reach well above 100 in some match-ups. Just something to consider.

DSHoyt on Karador, Chieftan of My Graveyard

4 days ago

I appreciate the comments and feedback. Thought I would take the time to explain some of the card choices you mention.
Archangel of Thune - Lifegain, situational, and when I am controlling the field by having my opponent sacrifice their creatures allows me to make my own creatures larger. Also combos with Spike Feeder and if I have not drawn them I can always Tooth and Nail to go get them if need be.
Gravedigger - Underwhelming, yes. Weak, yes. But again, if I need something out of my graveyard right away this allows me to do it and I don't have to care if and when he dies, cause I can always cast him from my graveyard and use his ability again.
Lord of the Void - a threat the opponent has to deal with or else I'll be making them exile their cards and give up creatures to me. Nobody likes this card out on the battlefield. I also don't find much of anything too slow as I'm able to get enough mana out fairly fast, or can always cheat him out through the graveyard or Quicksilver Amulet.
Reya Dawnbringer - I don't feel she is too slow, mana is expensive yes. But if someone has killed or exiled Sheoldred, Whispering One it gives me a weaker replacement.
Sepulchral Primordial - agree, sometimes great, sometimes not, if I draw him and it's not great, I simply don't cast him until there is something in a graveyard I want.
Spike Feeder - combos with Archangel of Thune. His bottom ability is free to play, sure, he's weak, but he also helps make my creatures much bigger and I find useful.
Teneb, the Harvester - Long story. This used to be a Teneb deck. He was my first commander. Kinda nostalgic I guess but he's staying forever. Karador gets tucked, this gives me another avenue to graveyard recursion, or steal from opponents graveyards.
Banishing Light - I can agree with you here. However, it still can be and is useful. Certainly could be upgraded.Grave Betrayal - when No Mercy is out, it certainly deters opponents from attacking me.
Ajani, Mentor of Heroes - again, I can agree with you here and while he can be useful, he can also be replaced for something else.
Disentomb - Bring something from the graveyard to my hand for one . Handy. Certainly could be upgraded.
Dread Return - Brings from graveyard to the battlefield, can be flashed back by sacrificing creatures, and if Grave Pact or something else is out, my opponents will be sacking too.
Duneblast - Kill everything but Karador...bring stuff back. What's not to like.
Obzedat's Aid - Graveyard to battlefield, and doesn't have to be a creature...
Devour Flesh, Diabolic Edict, Chainer's Edict - forcing my opponents to sac, always useful. Cheap. And I find them fun. Targeted removal could replace it agreed.
Naturalize - 2 mana vs. 5 mana. Acidic Slime was here, should probably come back and will consider it.
Slice in Twain - Destroys artifact or enchantment and lets me draw a card. Handy
Quicksilver Amulet - Lots of large creature costs in this deck, its handy if I can't get them into the graveyard. Could be replaced. Also I find that my opponents try to destroy this quick so if they do, it makes them waste a spell or something on this.
Sword of Body and Mind - agreed...could be replaced. It is nice having the green and blue protections however. Was never part of the plan to mill my opponents.
I appreciate all feed back and thanks for taking the time to write all that up. Looking forward to hearing from you again.

Traveler247 on Karador, Chieftan of My Graveyard

4 days ago

If you're looking for cards to cut, consider the following list:
Archangel of Thune - Powerful, but not on it's own, and it doesn't synergize with enough of the deck.
Gravedigger - Underwhelming, and weak.
Lord of the Void - Too slow.
Reya Dawnbringer - Too slow.
Sepulchral Primordial - This has just consistently underperformed for me. Yeah, sometimes it's great, but not consistently enough.
Spike Feeder - This is underpowered. Spike Weaver is better.
Teneb, the Harvester - Too slow.
Banishing Light - Low quality spot removal. Run a board wipe or better spot removal instead.
Grave Betrayal - Very slow, and it has been too inconsistent for me.
Ajani, Mentor of Heroes - Planeswalkers in EDH are much worse than in other formats. They can still be powerful enough, but in general they aren't as good. Unless you can protect them (i.e. build a deck around them). This one is OK outside of EDH and definitely not great inside it.
Disentomb - This is very, very underwhelming. See Animate Dead.
Dread Return - There are much better re-animation spells.
Duneblast - This is too slow.
Obzedat's Aid - Too slow.
Devour Flesh - Usually not as good as targeted removal.
Diabolic Edict - Usually not as good as targeted removal.
Chainer's Edict - Usually not as good as targeted removal.
Naturalize - You aren't running Acidic Slime.
Slice in Twain - Too Slow.
Quicksilver Amulet - Costs you a card. Try Deathbringer if you want this kind of effect, it's much stronger.
Sword of Body and Mind - Milling an opponent in EDH can lose you a game. I often take hits from this sword because milling 10 cards is worth the damage and you getting the wolf.

Unforgivn_II on good cards against hexproof deck

1 week ago

Anything that forces sacrifice. Fleshbag Marauder, Devour Flesh, Barter in Blood, all that stuff. Or boardwipes. I see you can't get Damnation, but Black Sun's Zenith is a personal favorite.

DSHoyt on Karador, Chieftan of My Graveyard

2 weeks ago

Thanks for the first glance I kinda thought my land count was on the low side too, however it runs rather smoothly and mana is not typically an issue for me. I have Miren, the Moaning Well and Grim Backwoods just no real desire to run them in this deck. I would like to pick up an Oracle of Mul Daya and when I do I can see adding her to the deck
The thing I like about the sac spells I have, Devour Flesh, Diabolic Edict, and Chainer's Edict is that they all require only to cast and Chainer's I can buy back if needed. I find its a easy way to control the board early on so I plan on keeping those in the build. I can see adding Slum Reaper but the nice thing about Fleshbag Marauder over him is that Sun Titan can bring him back.
I had Pernicious Deed in here and didn't like it. Also had Merciless Eviction in here before as well. Decree of Pain I do plan on adding, just need to figure out what to take out, and honestly I'm happy with how it is running so it's making it hard on me.
I don't like Corpse Dance that you mentioned. I don't want to remove any creatures from the game, I want to be able to use them.

Yggdrasil60 on Titanic Amulet

2 weeks ago

Because Devour Flesh and chumpblock :p

DuTogira on Broken Golgari Hydras

3 weeks ago

If white splash is a no go there is always Devour Flesh, though it isn't as effective of removal as swords is.

Metroid_Hybrid on Polluted Midrange..

3 weeks ago

@diatryma: I've considered that, but Cruel Edict is Sorcery speed and Geth's Verdict is greedier mana-wise & the life loss is rather useless for this deck.. Devour Flesh on the otherhand, is hilarious to use because the opponent's lifetotal is completely irrelevant to me in all match-ups except Melria Pod--because this is an Infect deck afterall.. Thanks anyway though.. And don't forget to +1/upvote! :) Price

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Color(s) Black
Cost 1B
Converted cost 2
Avg. draft pick 4.14
Avg. cube pick 2.51


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

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Set Rarity
Gatecrash Common

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