Heartless Summoning

Legality

Format Legality
Pre-release Legal
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Innistrad Rare

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Heartless Summoning

Enchantment

Creature spells you cast cost less to cast.

Creatures you control get -1/-1.

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Heartless Summoning Discussion

SharpJs on Heartless Kugelblitz

1 week ago

I thought this was going to be another Heartless Summoning combo deck. although it could add more flavor to it, it isn't that great in this specific deck. KH FTW also.

Grimfade on Varolz Hulk

1 week ago

Heartless Summoning?

Works as your sac outlet for the ballista, makes hard casting hulk/mike a reality as well.

ItsPericles on Template: Demonic Duel Deck

2 weeks ago

g0regrind Thanks for taking a look, and taking the time to comment! I love the suggestions, and while I've been playing for years, I admittedly don't have a lot of experience playing anything other than kitchen table games with my friends. Naturally, I wanted to add all the stuff my normal Demon deck would have, but I thought it would be fun to give Modern a go, and see what I could come up with.

I think I'll be including the Bloodgift Demon, Tendrils of Corruption, and Read the Bones, all of which I have handy. I'll definitely have to add a Heartless Summoning, the flavor and mana saving are way too good to ignore. Tribute to Hunger as well, if I'm paying life, I should have a good way of getting it back. I also never liked Larceny, but it was available at the moment. I kind of suspected I'd be removing it at some point down the road.

The real standouts in your recommendations are the Desecration Demon and the Whip of Erebos. I used to love running Grinning Demon as a 4CMC drop, the Desecration Demon is leaps and bounds better. And to give a bunch of big body demons lifelink is like Christmas coming early.

I'll take a look through your deck as well, and see what fits the flavor, legality, and budget. Thank you again!

Angry_Potatoes on Free Kittens!

2 weeks ago

I never considered Sky Swallower with Heartless Summoning. What a great idea!

g0regrind on Template: Demonic Duel Deck

2 weeks ago

Oh, I found a mistake. In Route 2 I wrote "It can be incredibly powerful and allow you to drop bombs as early as turn 5". Obviously I meant turn 3, as you could cast Desecration Demon, Bloodgift Demon, Seizan, Perverter of Truth and any number of 5cmc Demons, of which there are several good ones to choose from.

And here's my demon deck, which is mainly just a casual version, but I plan to build a second modern legal variant with Heartless Summoning.


Mono B Control Demon Beatdown

Casual* g0regrind

SCORE: 5 | 5 COMMENTS | 249 VIEWS


g0regrind on Template: Demonic Duel Deck

2 weeks ago

Hey there. Prepare for a wall of text, as I think you're on to something here but could benefit a lot from some additional information.

As I have been building and playing with a Demon deck for a few years now, and my group is transitioning from casual Legacy to Modern, I have a ton of suggestions, but I will try to keep them moderately priced, assuming you are operating on a budget.

The main reason that Demons aren't played by a wide array of people is that they cannot efficiently operate without mana acceleration. Your idea is to go the sacrificing route, but in its current form that is quite inconsistent, as there aren't many demons that you can push out quickly.

I see two main avenues you could go in order to push out Demons fairly quickly and with more consistency, and without having to play weak-ass creatures (That's not the point of a demon deck after all). Outside of Modern it would be considerably easier, but lets go the Modern route.

Route 1: Mana acceleration

The problem in modern is, that most mana acceleration engines are banned. Currently you don't have too many choices in this department and they rely on creature spells, which are prone to removal.

Route 2: Creature cost decrease

  • Heartless Summoning Let this one sink in. It can be incredibly powerful and allow you to drop bombs as early as turn 5 and with consistency. If you rely solely on demons and other big stompers, the -1/-1 won't bother you in the slightest.

Specific card critique

  • If you play Demons (which don't need any powerup) and plan to sacrifice your smaller creatures (they would die inevitably, the powerup would be wasted), there is no reason to play Unholy Strength.
  • Tendrils of Corruption is probably better here than Consume Spirit
  • It depends on the circumstance, but to keep you alive Tribute to Hunger can be better than Dark Banishing
  • Larceny is just bad, unless multiples of your Imps survive until round 5, which is not a given.
  • Oni Possession You might be trading three cards for one removal spell here. First, you sacrifice a creature, then you enchant your own. If the enemy casts a simple removal spell, you lost three cards, for +3/+3 and 3 mana.

Card recommendations

Now, for the good part! More Demons, more powerful cards, a better mana curve and a stronger competitive focus!

  • Desecration Demon Arguably the best Demon for a budget. He was even features in the duel deck, albeit a different one. And you really need more cards in the 4-mana Slot. With Heartless Summoning it can be played for 2, is a 5/5 flier and let's your opponents sacrifice creatures!
  • Mutilate Boardsweeper, in case you end up being dominated before you can get out your fatties. As a bonus, if played early, your fatties will survive.
  • Bloodgift Demon A 5-mana flying, demonized Phyrexian Arena. A total bomb.
  • Read the Bones or Night's Whisper or Ambition's Cost Card Draw for a budget.
  • Whip of Erebos Can be ridiculously overpowered in this deck.
  • Lightning Greaves Haste and protection for 2 mana. Probably worth the investment, as it can be a powerhouse in most decks.

hippojackfrost1412 on Modern Budget Minotaurs

2 weeks ago

sorry i see Heartless Summoning is in the maybebord

PapaJustify on mono black mill

2 weeks ago

Altar of the Brood, Heartless Summoning, 2xMyr Retriever combo is pretty much mandatory. Throw in cards like Sands of Delirium, Sadistic Sacrament and Haunting Echoes. Other than that, though not monoblack, splash blue and get a couple of Sphinx's Tutelage going. There's so many low-cost draw cards in black and a lot of control too like Bile Blight, Go for the Throat and Flaying Tendrils.

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