Creature — Demon
: Pestilence Demon deals 1 damage to each creature and each player.
|Have (2)||IcyLightning , metalmagic|
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|Duel Decks: Nissa vs. Ob Nixilis (DDR)||Rare|
|Commander 2014 (C14)||Rare|
|Rise of the Eldrazi (ROE)||Rare|
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|Commander / EDH||Legal|
Pestilence Demon occurrence in decks from the last year
Commander / EDH:
All decks: 0.01%
Pestilence Demon Discussion
4 days ago
I think the first card I would consider cutting is Tendrils of Corruption as its expensive for creature removal.
1 week ago
1 week ago
1 month ago
Hey discipleofgary73! At first, let me thank you a lot for your feedback. It's very helpful.
Your theme suggestions are all really nice and I already tested some of them before to come up with the version presented there.
Those which didn't make the cut were the following ones: Pestilence Demon (a cool card, with the perfect flavorness, despite being too clunky atm for my meta - I'll add it to the maybeboard for more casual runs), Phyrexian Plaguelord (a pretty good creature removal I'm not convinced about being needed there / nice flavor tho), Pox (land hate always draws you a big target on the head in my pod, but still this could be a game-changing card that fits the theme and powers up Burning Sands / I'm definitely up to try it again), Torment of Hailfire (even if I like that card as one - if not maybe the one, the chosen one - of my favorites, I'm a bit bored of playing it all my decks containing Black - but you're right, it does make sense in there).
I do like the suggestion of Bubbling Muck as most of the deck is black-centered, I'll certainly make room for it. Pontiff of Blight also feels nice, but I think I already got too many mana sinks and don't storm off efficiently enough to use him at its best. Heartless Hidetsugu is an interesting one. It's some bonkers lifeloss outlet I'll always want in a Rakdos, Lord of Riots deck, not sure if it goes there though because of the redundancy it creates with just a bit better cards. Torment of Scarabs is good but one-sided, and generates some hate / I cut Painful Quandary for that reason so I doubt about it being better. Binding Agony is a weird card I actually didn't know it existed - it's like a cheap Repercussion onto one creature - which feels fair. With White enchantment recursion and infinite doll-combos it could be dope I second you on that, I'll see if I figure out a way where it could be nearly as effective there since it's surely an appealing tool.
Otherwise I also tried Black Market for some time, but preferred to run Revel in Riches over it given that it does allow me to generate other mana sources than only black ones. I'm still not really sure about it, but having both in the list feels redundant as the ramp for pestilence effects to occur asap wasn't the main problem I was facing through my few games. I might still reconsider it if things don't stand this way. It's not that cheap to play at 5ccm and doesn't make any difference with Revel in Riches at the attention it attracts from my playgroup removals.
Even if it's a bit sad, I've to admit that Garza is pretty much useless as it stands. Sometimes in long-term games where everyone is playing Control and exterminated the aggro players, I'm able to cast her and draw between one or two cards with her second ability, but that's all. I wish there was a way to make us of her without choosing to go for a typical Voltron strategy involving the Swords' package / Greaves / Jitte / etc. That being told, Kusari-Gama could be of use if I decide to go for more creatures. The whole new Sword of Sinew and Steel you also suggested enables me to deal with things actually out of my range and I might consider tuning up a bit the decklist for it. Scytheclaw is cool and fits the themes, I forgot about that card.
Smoke is overall a really good card, I just hope it doesn't turn the deck too much into a Staxxy one / feels pretty good against Saskia. I'm not fond of Counterflux but I guess it also could be useful against this annoying Pod dude. Fool's Demise is a card I never played because I always felt it was overcosted, but I might give it its chance for once and see what happens!
I'll let you know about future changes if you're interested, thanks again for your help!
1 month ago
Solely theme-based, not necessarily things that will improve the deck suggestions:
Bubbling Muck, Pontiff of Blight, Pestilence Demon, Heartless Hidetsugu, Pox, Phyrexian Plaguelord, Torment of Hailfire, Torment of Scarabs, Binding Agony. I've seen agony be used for infinite combos with stuffy doll, but as far as I know, they all need white.
I think Black Market could help power up the pestilence effects.
Some goodies for Garza: Kusari-Gama, Nemesis Mask, Scytheclaw, Argentum Armor, Ring of Valkas, Sword of Sinew and Steel, and Sword of Fire and Ice.
And some final thoughts: Smoke, Counterflux, and Fool's Demise.
1 month ago
1 month ago
Now that Nature's Chant has rendered both Naturalize and Disenchant obsolete, I feel that it may start a trend, so I have been looking for other cards that have colorshifted versions, to make hybrid cards that render them obsolete, as well, and here is another idea that I have had.
Harmless Donation Show
Target opponent gains control of target permanent that you control.
I made this card able to target only opponents so that a player could not permanently gain control of a permanent that they had temporarily stolen from another player.
What does everyone else say about this card? How good is it?
I am attempting to create a black/white hybrid card that renders both Zombify and Resurrection obsolete, but I cannot conceive of an interesting name for such a card, so does anyone have any suggestions for such a card?
Here is another such card:
Hellfire Demon Show
Creature - demon
: hellfire demon deals 1 damage to each creature and each player.
This card references Pestilence Demon (which itself is a creature version of Pestilence) and also Pyrohemia, a colorshifted version of Pestilence. Direct damage has moved primarily from red to black, hence to red in this creature’s cost, but black can still have it, on occasion, as well, which is why this creature is mutlicolored. I reduced both the casting cost and power of the creature, because I believe that 8 mana is simply too much for such an effect, in my mind.
What does everyone else think of this card? Do you like it?
As I conceive of further cards on this subject, I shall post them, here.
3 months ago
Hey, looks good, nice job and upgrade making adds/cuts :)
The next place to look to make some upgrades is the manabase. Command Tower is included in the Madness precon and is one of the best lands in Commander for mulicolored decks. Other budget less than $3 each lands to consider are Dragonskull Summit is the Rakdos Check land, Jund Panorama can be saced to search for a Swamp or Mountain basic land, Tainted Peak and Foreboding Ruins are good with lots of Swamps in the manabase.
K'rrik, Son of Yawgmoth is included in the Madness precon and it's busted with Vilis, Broker of Blood . Krrik is also good with Razaketh, the Foulblooded and Pestilence Demon as well as other Demons. Shadowborn Apostle costs no mana to cast when you control Krrik instead can pay 2 life. Activating an Apostle also can cost no mana instead 2 life. Most Demons have in their casting costs which can instead be paid for with 4 life. Krrik could replace Malfegor .