Creature — Ogre Warrior
When Raving Oni-Slave enters the battlefield, you lose 3 life if you don't control a Demon.
When Raving Oni-Slave leaves the battlefield, you lose 3 life if you don't control a Demon.
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|Saviors of Kamigawa (SOK)||Common|
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|Commander / EDH||Legal|
Raving Oni-Slave Discussion
9 months ago
One thing you can do, to make a cheap anti-Infect deck, is by finding and using spells that cause you to pay or lose life. Since Infect doesn't care about your life total, this negates the one drawback of these spells. This was traditionally called "suicide black" and (depending on your era) featured spells like Devour in Shadow, Raving Oni-Slave, Imp's Mischief, and other spells that are unreasonably effective for their manacost, because you lose life when you play them.
If you're good at brewing, Immortal Coil shuts down infect as long as it's on the battlefield: those decks are basically designed to deal exactly 10 damage, and can't handle the prevention effect very well. Cracking Polluted Delta, and Thought Scouring yourself, is a good start to padding your "life total" out of range of infect and burn (bonus points if you're trying to Harmless Offering it to your opponent and pack mainboard graveyard hate, because you beat dredge and phoenix, too). This strategy is basically a metagame answer, because traditional grixis control does better against a wider board.
1 year ago
I'm just going to list some self harm cards at you because i don't have anything better to do :D
3 years ago
The concept is fun. I noticed some similar choices between your deck and this deck of mine: Shadow Alley Madness. They'll probably still end up very different, but you might find some more efficient replacements for things like Raving Oni-Slave. Also, Pulse Tracker over Thornbow Archer might make Morsel Theft feasible. Also, I encourage more Faerie Macabre to combat Peregrine Drake.