Raving Oni-Slave

Legality

Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Custom Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Penny Dreadful Legal
Casual Legal
Pauper EDH Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Unformat Legal
Pauper Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Saviors of Kamigawa (SOK) Common

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Raving Oni-Slave

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.

Raving Oni-Slave Discussion

Funkydiscogod on Budget-ish deck to compete with ...

3 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.

Since most of their creatures are 1/1, and need pumping, Night of Souls' Betrayal or Curse of Death's Hold win instantly. And don't forget that infect hates Gut Shot and Quicksand .

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 Scour ing 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.

Occasionally, an infect player might forget that Darkness is a modern legal black Fog , and walk right into it, but your friend will only ever fall for that once.

Milesfuzz on 99 Ways to lose (Nihilist)

8 months ago

I'm just going to list some self harm cards at you because i don't have anything better to do :D

triproberts12 on

2 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.

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