Devouring Greed


Format Legality
Pre-release Legal
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Penny Dreadful Legal
Casual Legal
Pauper EDH 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
Modern Masters 2015 Edition (MM2) Uncommon
Champions of Kamigawa (CHK) Common

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Devouring Greed

Sorcery — Arcane

As an additional cost to play Devouring Greed, you may sacrifice any number of Spirits.

Target player loses 2 life plus 2 life for each Spirit sacrificed this way. You gain that much life.

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Devouring Greed Discussion

hungry000 on Special Lil Spirit Deck

2 months ago

There are a lot of sub-par cards in the deck given how fast the format is and the other cards that are available in it. You also need to make your deck more focused around Devouring Greed, meaning cards that either benefit from being sacrificed to Devouring Greed or ones that create more than one creature to sac to it. These are some cards you should replace (mainly in the three-drop slot because you have way too many of those and the cards in those slots aren't great):

Searchlight Geist and Bygone Bishop. They're slow and very high on the curve. Lingering Souls and Spectral Procession are both better cards in the three-drop slot, no questions asked.

Not Forgotten. 2 mana for one token is a bad rate, especially when it's a situational effect.

Thief of Hope. I can see why you included it, but the way the deck is now it's hard to get enough value out of it to warrant a playset or even playing it at all. Have you thought of playing any Zubera (Ashen-Skin Zubera and Silent-Chant Zubera) over this and Not Forgotten? they'll lower your curve and they have an upside when they're sacrificed or killed in general.

Naksu on Sacrificial Spirits (Modern Budget Weenies)

2 months ago

Promise of Bunrei provides the only non-white creatures in the deck (4 out of possible 48 to be exact) and is mainly meant for Devouring Greed to deal atleast 10dmg if for some reason I get wiped. I mean no offence, but Vessel of Ephemera is miles worse.

Chiberia on Oloro, Ageless Ascetic (Budget Spirit Tribal)

3 months ago

Your mana base is not consistent enough to make the deck work fast enough (in playtesting I always had problems with the mana).

You need more dual lands, not expensive ones, such as Caves of Koilos super cheap and effective a full list of cards Id recommend going into the land slots being:

Caves of Koilos

Scoured Barrens

Adarkar Wastes

Underground River

Port Town

Irrigated Farmland

Sejiri Refuge

Jwar Isle Refuge

Salt Flats

To speed up the deck as well you could also include one or two more mana rocks, Thran Dynamos Iconic Masters version is currently about $2.5

Also if you wanted too you could base the deck around a recursion combo with Second Sunrise and Devouring Greed, just find a way to recurr the two spells, add some cheap tutor effects (Diabolic Tutor, Increasing Ambitionand boom

CoeusDarksoul on Zuberas oldschool

4 months ago

I just realize what I never bought back in the day that kept this deck from winning as often as it shoulda... Devouring Greed is already in my cart!

Pheardemons on Devouring Greed with multiple Zuberas ...

4 months ago

So let's just say Ember-Fist Zubera, Floating-Dream Zubera, and Ashen-Skin Zubera are all on the battlefield, and I cast Devouring Greed. All of the creatures die at the same time, so does each Zubera's death trigger automatically go to 3? Will I get to draw three cards, make target opponent discard three cards, and deal three damage to a target creature or player (with the effects of Devouring Greed of course), or do I have to have them trigger separately so that it'll happen in an order of one zubera trigger is at one, the second is at two, and the third is at three?

Naksu on Sacrificial Spirits (Modern Budget Weenies)

4 months ago

That could work. I'm a bit afraid of BBB, but it could replace 1 Devouring Greed.

Funkydiscogod on zuberazuberazuberazuberazubera

5 months ago

It's true that multicolor lands often come into play tapped. The alternative is lands that come into play untapped, but don't make the colors you need.

There's potential to be screwed in either situation, but I have to side with your critic. You have life gain with the Silent-Chant Zubera, Plunge into Darkness and Devouring Greed. You can throw in untapped lands that cost life, like Mana Confluence or City of Brass, as many as your budget can afford.

Naksu on Sacrificial Spirits (Modern Budget Weenies)

6 months ago

Pretty much what PickleNutz said. Souls of the Faultless is not a bad card, but ultimately does nothing here. I could see a possible build with Souls of the Faultless, Promise of Bunrei and Devouring Greed.

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