Devouring Greed


Format Legality
Vintage Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Legacy Legal
Modern Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Pauper Legal

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Set Rarity
Modern Masters 2015 Edition Uncommon
Champions of Kamigawa 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

The7thBobba on Knight_of_Aces

1 week ago

Souls of the Faultless so darn flavourful

Spirit of the Hearth mmmmmhmmmmm, hexproof

Thief of Hope delicious lifedrain

Waxmane Baku great control. Really great.

Yosei, the Morning Star fuck. Yes!

Afterlife flavourful removal

Angel of Flight Alabaster recursion, yes please.

Beckon Apparition soooo good!

Devouring Greed i cannot even begin.....

Field of Souls tokens galore

Lingering Souls yum

Rend Flesh flavourful removal

And.... Long-Forgotten Gohei!

Those are my immediate hypes :) I hope a few ideas have formed ;)

Vintague on Spirits Token

1 month ago

Freezingfist loved your ideas. I'm adding Kami of False Hope to the deck, as well as Phantom General (forgot about him when building up). Teysa is unnecessary, as you said, and cutting out Black will be real nice. Devouring Greed looks great, and I'd love placing it, but I'd rather cut out the black. Or at least, if i keep black, add other cards, so I can make it more balanced.

Thanks a lot for you feedback. I'm also a big fan of Tribal decks. Already have Elemental and Aurochs. If you have any other ideas for the deck, let me know. Putting some black maybe nice.

Freezingfist on Spirits Token

1 month ago

Interesting build, Vintague. I've always had an affinity for Tribal decks.

This is just my humble opinion, but your deck seems a tad crowded in the 3 CMC slot. I'd look for some 1 drops to help smooth out your curve and get you the board earlier. I highly suggest Kami of False Hope. Gives you some protection from combat damage coming in too fast while you build. Topplegeist is a decent early or late since it get's a body on the field early, and can tap down something late game if you need to come through for damage.

It seems like this deck would function without Teysa, Envoy of Ghosts. She doesn't close out the game, and it seems your spirits do just fine without her. Something like Devouring Greed seems like you could sac your line and seal the deal, or if you wanted to remove black (making your mana more consistent), you could add Phantom General giving you something for the 4CMC slot, and giving all those spirit tokens a nice buff.

EternalBrewmaster on Ghosts of the Perilous Void

8 months ago

Devouring Greed is easily reusable with Eternal Witness and I'm not sure what you mean by Living Death and Celestial Kirin have answers. Do you mean they aren't efficient wincons? Because I'd agree, they aren't remotely intended to be. Bloodghast is an incredible card that can loop a few times with Nether Traitor and a land drop. It generates lots of spirits with the spirit generator enchantments and Teysa. I find the other cards you pointed out for removal as amusing choices as they are some of the most integral cards in the deck. Cloudstone Curio is without a doubt the MVP of this deck as it lets me bounce karador to my hand and then recast him for 3 mana over and over to keep casting dudes. Deathrender lets me feed guys into sac outlets while I dump fatty after fatty into play and makes a loop with Phyrexian Reclamation, which I may not have posted in the latest update. Leyline of Sanctity may be the most laughable suggestion for removal. I don't know how it can be determined to be too slow, or too fast for that matter, it protects me from graveyard hate like Bojuka Bog and Angel of Finality which is paramount in any Karador deck. The enchantress sub-theme is more of a byproduct of playing a lot of synergistic enchantments that I like and then adding Argothian for some fuel. Also, I can make an enchantment loop again with Eidolon of Blossoms and a 1 or 2 drop enchantment or creature and Cloudstone Curio. There is maybe a lot more going on in this deck than readily meets the eye.

Mentor of the meek isn't remotely near the level of card I want for this deck and it's fine on card draw anyways. I like playing Blind Obedience too, but I just don't have the room in this deck. The lifegain is useful just for the long game and to get Ayli and Karlov on line. Your other cards for wincons are very well established in EDH and I recognize their potency but I'm not a fan of building for infinite combos or abusing ones that exist in my decks. Sometimes infinite loops are unavoidable just from having a confluence of good cards but I prefer to design decks that do something new and different, or at least new to me and flavorful. This deck is supposed to be very spirit and kamigawa flavored and I think it succeeds at both.

Turn8ScornfulEgotist on zubera tribal

8 months ago

You've got a crazy manabase! Is this budget? Otherwise, Cavern of Souls is your best friend. Also, better than Death Frenzy is Devouring Greed because you can win out of nowhere. If you want some ideas, check out my Zubera brew: Zubera Tribal (yes, it's a thing).

Zues13082 on Anafenza, The Ghostbuster

1 year ago

Did you read Devouring Greed ? It's not a lifegain. It can surprise kill a player at 10 or less easily. Also could have additional synergies with spirits dying (ex. Soul shift). I guarantee it performs better than it looks.

xzzane on Raise The Tokens

1 year ago

Murderous Cut is a good form of removal, and Anguished Unmaking is quite versatile. Devouring Greed can be a one sided field wipe that does nothing if it is countered, as the sacrifice ability is part of the cost. YOu also need a steady field presence for it to work. If you want to stick with all spirits, then that can get a little tricky. You can't make an optimal b/w tokens build with only spirits.

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