Choose an opponent. You and that player each sacrifice a creature. Each player who sacrificed a creature this way draws two cards.
Choose an opponent. Return a creature card from your graveyard to the battlefield, then that player returns a creature card from his or her graveyard to the battlefield.
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|Commander 2014 (C14)||Rare|
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Infernal Offering Discussion
2 months ago
I think I would recommend more mana rocks, swapping them for Varchild, Betrayer of Kjeldor , Varchild's War-Riders and maybe Seal of Cleansing . I love the two Varchild cards, but in my experience they don't usually work that well within the 99, sadly they don't usually do enough, specially if you draw the War-Riders and not Varchild. On the other hand, the Seal is a pretty good card and taking it out would be more of a meta call, but if your meta has a lot of artifact or enchantment decks is totally fine to play. Otherwise I would recommend leaving Aura of Silence and a tutor instead. Or Blind Obedience , that card's nuts!
3 months ago
I really dig the intent behind this design! It always feels bad when a new player gives up on the game because they got stomped on too much. Seems like this deck can help new players to enjoy the game alongside seasoned players. I have a Phelddagrif deck of similar design (hug only 1 player) if you'd like to check it out.
I'm thinking these cards would be right up your alley: Null Chamber , Pir's Whim , Zndrsplt's Judgment , Regna's Sanction , Virtus's Maneuver , Infernal Offering , Intellectual Offering , Sylvan Offering , Benevolent Offering , Bramble Sovereign , Primal Vigor , Dawnbreak Reclaimer , Assault Suit
4 months ago
Ok, I found a Cruel Celebrant in my box, gonna use this as an additional Zulaport Cutthroat . Probably gonna cut Phyrexian Vault for him, might cut Infernal Offering for a Vindicate . I do rather like Batterskull in the deck.
4 months ago
See, that's where things get tricky. It'll all come down to play testing and seeing what doesnt perform as well as you like and this is usually meta specific. Cards I'd probably cut are Phyrexian Vault , Infernal Offering , and Batterskull
5 months ago
9 months ago
Firemane Angel Flamewake Phoenix Grave Betrayal Gruesome Menagerie Gutterbones Immortal Servitude Infernal Offering Isareth the Awakener Marshal's Anthem March from the Tomb Magister of Worth Necrotic Plague Profane Command Rally the Ancestors Rescue from the Underworld Restoration Gearsmith Return to the Ranks Stitch Together Tempt with Immortality Tethmos High Priest Undying Evil Unhallowed Pact Victimize Wake the Dead Whisper, Blood Liturgist Call to the Feast Countless Gears Renegade Custodi Soulbinders Dawn of Hope Entrapment Maneuver Leonin Warleader Martial Coup Sram's Expertise Start / Finish Butcher of the Horde Mardu Ascendancy
11 months ago
Gotcha. I would just go with sac outlets, then. Phyrexian Tower just went from like $60 to $10 because of the reprint. Infernal Offering , Recurring Nightmare , Rescue from the Underworld , Victimize , and Whisper, Blood Liturgist all offer recursion. Altar's Reap , Fling , Costly Plunder , Culling the Weak , Plunge into Darkness , Vicious Offering , Devour Flesh , Merciless Resolve , Sacrifice , Collateral Damage , Burnt Offering , Carrion , Fiery Conclusion , Spontaneous Combustion , and Dredge are all better instant-speed ways to leverage Xantcha. Or you could just Inferno or Starstorm to kill the board.
11 months ago
I like Undying Evil for this kind of deck. Does great things with Gary, Tree of Perdition, etc. Also, since you can sac at instant speed, Mesmeric Fiend permanently exiles, since you can sac it in response to the ETB trigger, making it better than Kitesail Freebooter and other newer cards that have been worded to avoid that interaction. I agree that Grave Pact is a must-have. Some more ramp and card draw wouldn't hurt. I'm partial to Jet Medallion , Charcoal Diamond , Mind Stone , and Thought Vessel for rocks, and Syphon Mind is my favorite mono-black draw spell.
As for lands, Crypt of Agadeem would be good here. Phyrexian Tower just got reprinted. It's a bit pricey, but it is VERY good, and having been $60 just a few months ago with no likely reprint in the near future, pick it up now. Temple of the False God is a bad card, full stop. It is never correct to include it. Ever. That's not just me talking, but virtually every EDH content creator out there.
I'm not sure how you feel about the budget issue with Mikaeus, the Unhallowed , but it would be a very good addition, even before taking the combo with Walking Ballista or Triskelion into account. It's a solid addition to a black deck, and there are some affordable tutors that can get both pieces like Beseech the Queen , Diabolic Intent (on theme, so maybe add it regardless), Sidisi, Undead Vizier (also on theme!), and Netherborn Phalanx .
As for reanimation, Rise from the Grave is pretty inefficient, and upgrading to Animate Dead , Victimize (on theme!), Dread Return (apparently there's a lot of sac'ing in black, who knew?), Sepulchral Primordial (great with repeatable ETB effects), Rise of the Dark Realms (expensive, but a black staple in EDH), Necromancy , Thrilling Encore (great if you can sac with Dictate of Erebos or Grave Pact ), Ever After (one more mana for twice the value), Whisper, Blood Liturgist , Champion of Stray Souls (so much sac'ing), Hell's Caretaker (again, so much sac'ing), Ink-Eyes, Servant of Oni , Rescue from the Underworld (on-theme), Infernal Offering (sac!), Necromantic Summons (strictly better than Rise), Zombify , and Footsteps of the Goryo (...sac).