Font of Agonies

Legality

Format Legality
Pre-release Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Custom Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Arena Legal
Penny Dreadful Legal
Standard Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
Brawl Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Ravnica Allegiance (RNA) Rare

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Font of Agonies

Enchantment

Whenever you pay life, put that many blood counters on Font of Agonies.

, Remove four blood counters from Font of Agonies: Destroy target creature.

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Font of Agonies Discussion

Yakov_ on Holy Crusaders of the Salvation Army, Eh

1 week ago

Font of Agonies is great synergy with Vona, Vilis, Hatred, Silent Clearing: 1B kill any creature is pretty awesome. I see you great recursion with Sun Titan + Hall of Heliod's Generosity . Might I suggest Greed like abilities also.

I see you have Thalia's Lancers in the maybe board. Let me convince you! It tutors for any Legendary (I count 14) and is also a Knight!

Lunarsnow on K'rrik cEDH

3 weeks ago

hey why don't you use Font of Agonies

Tzefick on Sengir, Lord of the Night

1 month ago

The token generator is definitely too powerful/too cheap considering he can board buff when killing creatures and tutor + free-cast for vampires.

Considering that Castle Sengir is actually Grixis colors , perhaps it would be a benefit to include more colors on the Baron? It would also increase his value as a Commander.

I would axe the tutor ability completely. It is too good along the rest. I would also tax the token ability a bit more but improve the remaining abilities.

Something more like:

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The deathtouch is a bit redundant but it does have its value.

Creating tokens at 1 mana without any other cost than a marginal life cost (especially when those tokens have lifelink too) is too strong. 2 mana for a 1/1 Lifelink seems a bit bad, so I gave them flying. Alternatively they could be 2/2s.

Being 2 mana makes sure you cannot generate a massive army in no time that can take over the board or chump block for days.

Changing his board buff ability to also trigger on combat damage on players makes sure your opponent cannot just let the Baron hit their face without further consequences than 4 damage.

Shifting the Baron from mono- to has no innate changes to his design and it still feels like he has elements from each color with emphasis on the double . You could choose to swap the Deathtouch for First Strike or Haste, but the buff ability triggering on damage to players makes it red in nature as well.

He doesn't encompass blue that well, except for the flying part, but I don't feel like he doesn't belong in blue.

To compensate for the harder casting cost you could bump him up to a 5/5 and possibly keep the Deathtouch along with either First Strike or Haste.

I like your suggestion but would advice to tone down some of the power.


Reading the lore about the Baron it seems like he is the scheming kind that takes a back seat and first execute his plans when he has sufficiently prepared or disrupted his opponent.

Not to replace your idea but to make another similar idea that would fit his being and would land him straight into a Commander product:

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A very different take on the vampire lord, that embraces a more strategic and laid back playstyle rather than mass tribal. However it does fit rather well with aggro or control in multiplayer - Grixis is perfectly capable of both.

It does lack a vampire tribal theme but it seems like the Baron was not exclusively using vampires as his servants and soldiers. The color combination allows for many vampires to be used in the 99. If you want vampire tribal, I still think Edgar Markov is the better choice but the Baron offers an alternative.

In hindsight it may actually befit one of the Baron's agents rather than the lord himself.

Goading creatures makes your opponents destroy each other and also leaves the path open for your creatures to hammer some damage home.

Having the goading ability on the Baron (or maybe rather Agent) makes sure that the opponent can fight back by eliminating the Baron before combat. It also means that the Baron player has to invest in keeping the Baron out and alive to reap the benefits of his influence. And should he return, he regains his influence on those creatures.

Finally the active ability was a way to increase the number of Blood counters you can dish out in addition to further make the lives of your opponents miserable because they either kill off their Bloodletting creatures or they risk taking damage from them, which could become rather considerable given the active ability doesn't tap.

Considering the average amount of counters you get to put out, the life loss may need to be higher like 2 per creature to actually have a worthwhile impact. Multiple counters on the same creature are redundant.

It could be fun to include in the goading ability that creatures with Blood counters have +2/+0 to make it hurt a little more AND it may actually prove beneficial to Blood your own creatures at the expense of taking damage to the active ability and losing potential blockers. Thus it doesn't turn the Baron "off" just because your opponents choose or don't play creatures.

Finally, there are currently 4 cards that mentions Blood counters directly and none are in direct conflict with the Baron's abilities Bloodletter Quill Font of Agonies Rakdos Riteknife and Rayami. First of the Fallen .

There is no conflict with Rayami, although you may be in doubt for a split second. However cards don't keep counters on them between zones, with the extreme exception of exiling Skullbriar, the Walking Grave with a Blood counter on it.

Is it enough to warrant using another type of counter? Perhaps. Damn you Wizards... Ah well, if it is then substitute Blood counter for Corruption or Influence. Otherwise it's an extremely unique interaction.

multimedia on K'rrik's Pact of Cruelty

1 month ago

Hey, saw your forum topic asking for help.

Cards to consider adding that are within the budget here:

Fast mana is great with Krrik because you want quick to play him from the Command Zone. More the better; other ramp to consider adding that's within the budget:

Gravecrawler with Carrion Feeder and Aetherflux Reservoir is a combo to win the game with Reservoir. Feeder because it's a Zombie with Phyrexian mana lets you cast Gravecrawler from your graveyard for 2 life. These two without Reservior have other utility such as adding many counters to Krrik since each time you cast Gravecrawler from your graveyard. Extort ( Pontiff of Blight , Crypt Ghast ) is also good with this Zombie interaction.

Winter Orb because of Phyrexian mana affects you less than opponents. This is vile land disruption. Font of Agonies with Phyrexian mana which can power it both ways getting a lot of counters and letting you destroy a creature for , 2 life. This card can keep your opponents from having a lot creatures on the battlefield.

You're playing a lot of high mana cost creatures which makes fast reanimation ( Entomb , Reanimate ) powerful especially with Vilis and Razaketh. Might even want to consider expanding even more with reanimation. If choosing to attack with Krrik infect is vile. Glistening Oil can be nasty since when a +1/+1 counter is put on him it takes away the -1/-1 counter that Oil puts on him.


Cards to consider cutting:

  • Elixir of Vitality
  • Gate to the Afterlife
  • Golem's Heart
  • Luxa River Shrine
  • Profane Memento
  • Staff of the Death Magus
  • Pristine Talisman
  • Bloodhunter Bat
  • Reaper of Sheoldred
  • Demonlord of Ashmouth
  • Curse of Fool's Wisdom
  • Subversion
  • Noxious Gearhulk
  • Diamond Mare
  • Caged Sun
  • Alhammarret's Archive

These suggested cuts are many cards that can gain you life. I don't think you need this many, it's kind of overkill. Pontiff of Blight , Gray Merchant of Asphodel , Kokusho, the Evening Star , Exquisite Blood and if you choose to add Aetherflux Reservoir are life gaining cards that can also be win conditions. Demon's Horn , Prism Ring , Deathgreeter , Whip of Erebos is a lot of additional cards for life gain. Fast mana is important, and it's missing here. I think it can improve your deck more than other cards that can gain you life. Good luck with your deck.

Whitehamma on This Deck Dies to Bolt

1 month ago

Forgot to say what to take out. Cabal Therapy could be ignorance but i don't see a use. Unless you are doing it to yourself but even then.

Infernal Contract If you are going to lose life at least be able to choose how much and do it repeatedly. Hence Doom Whisperer

Tendrils of Agony My meta no one casts enough spells to make this useful. With the infinite combo i linked 1 life lose or gained wins the game.

Man i can't think of anything else to take out the deck seems solid. While i was digging thru though i thought about a card to add. Font of Agonies if you are going to be paying life might as well store it

Whitehamma on Ooze Jund

1 month ago

Ill make a whole new page for the cards you said to add in. You mentioned very synergistic cards that work great, and a few cards to take out, but the cards you said to take out change the whole deck.

The cards you said to take out make the deck go off on turn 3, obviously with the right hand/draw. Necrotic Ooze gets their abilities, and Scavenging Ooze eliminates what cards i don't need to gain life and counters. Devoted Druid & Morselhoarder are infinite Green & Any color. I'm not sure if you knew that so i was just putting it out there. Since my lazy ass didn't make a primer or post any strategy whatsoever.

I do need to add interaction, thats another thing i suck at. I usually worry about my own deck instead of other people's and it does get me killed ha.

Taking out Font of Agonies for sure, ill throw in the Lightning Bolt s, i have some laying around.

The other thing that needs work yes is the land. I am horrible at the land fix. Blood Crypt , wow i dont know what i was thinking. For some reason i thought it was like 20$ plus. I will definitely add them. I will also add some Raging Ravine s to the deck. They would work well since you can activate the ability more than once and the counters stack. Thank you for the suggestion.

loricatuslupus on Modern Jund Ooze

1 month ago

Deck link? I assume you mean Ooze Jund though?

I actually have an Ooze-centred deck (Classic Jund-er!) and while it's not super competitive I've got a few thoughts based on my own experiences. First, I'd drop Cryptbreaker : you've got no cards that benefit from being discarded, and only two that utilise the cards once they're in the graveyard. Playing on the counters theme are Corpsejack Menace and Winding Constrictor . The latter is the perfect follow-up to Bloodhall Ooze as they give it four counters a turn regardless of anything else on the field while the former is really just a win-more that will see your counters getting out of control very quickly. Neither play well with Devoted Druid but I'm not convinced you need him anyway as your mana base is pretty strong, if lacking Raging Ravine and perhaps a basic Forest or two. Speaking of, if you think you can handle the triple green you might want to think about Predator Ooze as a one or two-of. Next, are Doom Whisperer or Morselhoarder contributing meaningfully to your game plan? Considering the the theme, I would suggest replacing the higher-end gribblies with a more synergistic payoff such as Biogenic Ooze as well as including a fourth Walking Ballista . Acidic Slime is very versatile as well but probably not worth the main board, perhaps it could replace Wickerbough Elder ?

Other than its creatures, Jund's main strengths are all about being interactive. First is hand disruption, so including some discard spells is practically obligatory. Whether you want to go with any of the first turn options ( Duress et al) or the retro Blightning is up to you, but the former is probably of more value for this deck and gives it a strong opener that sets back your opponent while giving you information. On the removal front I would cut Font of Agonies because you simply don't have enough ways to repeatably pay life consistently early on and is a dead draw later. The fact that it is also an enchantment that your opponent knows you have and can play around or simply destroy once you get to three counters really puts the nail in its coffin. The truth is that Jund is spoiled for choice when it comes to destroying anything, even on a limited budget you've got access to Lightning Bolt , Putrefy and Terminate . Then if you want to upgrade you can look into Fatal Push , Abrupt Decay / Assassin's Trophy , Maelstrom Pulse and Kolaghan's Command . Vessel of Nascency also feels very sub-par and is rather mana hungry: Jund in all its flavours is about that Dat Walue and three mana for one card doesn't feel like a good deal. Especially when, again, you've no Tarmogoyf s or other things that want a graveyard stacked with different card types. Both oozes looking in that direction prefer a creature-based diet, so focus on attacking, making aggressive trades and simply blowing up any creatures your opponent brings out.

Sideboard I'll avoid commenting on unless you have a specific question because it's pretty meta-dependant, though four Pithing Needle s seems like a lot. Any card in particular giving you trouble? Anyway hope that helps, or at least gives you something to think about.

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