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Rite of Consumption
As an additional cost to play Rite of Consumption, sacrifice a creature.
Rite of Consumption deals damage equal to the sacrificed creature's power to target player. You gain life equal to the damage dealt this way.
Rite of Consumption Discussion
1 month ago
LVL_666 I guess we have it labeled. It does sound alot like Aggro-control. I think your interpretation is pretty spot on.
Platinum Angel does combo pretty well, i'll have to think if there is a way to make them two work. It might not though as like you said, it does seem a little outside the idea of the deck. Infect was at one point a little outside to so who knows. The deck can outright win if i have as many cards as you listed. Thats generally how the turn 1 win works ( yes i will explain more in depth in the primer ).
I went ahead and added Skithiryx, the Blight Dragon . I can actually make him the turn 1 win. Draw him pump him and attack since he has haste. To answer your question " can you consistently get a creature through and knock out opponents one by one or can you combo off more reliably to kill the whole table at once?" The matches i did play, 3-4 they were won as following: 2 by aggro, 1 by tendrils. The one i lost i had already done 20 commander damage, and his deck just popped off, couple of board wipes then my tempo slowed. I didn't have the pump spells or infect at the time of these games. Had 40 Shadowborn Apostle and they pumped K'rrik, Son of Yawgmoth , then i attacked with all of them.
The take away from that is, Aggro more consitently, and probably need to playtest more. We will have quite a few players at a Halloween thing and I will record the data.
Now all thats out of the way.... Hatred I'm glad you brought this up, so I have been wrestling with the idea of putting it in the deck but have been on the fences. It does go well with K'rrik, What I am concerned with is it dying when i attack because only the attack is pumped. I'm sure that's why you asked, "can I consistently get a creature thru", so i actually wouldn't have to worry about something like that. A second reason is I'm worried about the 3 colorless mana to cast, it doesn't sound like much i just have been trying to steer away from spells that cost anything but black mana or close to it... but shit I don't know, do you think the 3 colorless is that big of a deal? I guess if K'rrik is already out, i already have the mana open.. unless Mana Vault is used and it's turn 1-3.... Fuck it you have convinced me ill just add Rite of Consumption , and call it a day.
I have a modern deck that uses hydras & fling thought Rite of Consumption would be funny to mention. Again thank you for the thoughts and I hope some questions got answered.
2 months ago
Love this idea and i have a card idea that might fit but you'll need more payoff's for it to be a good card. Wall of Blood it combos with Disciple of Bolas gaining back the life you paid and drawing you anywhere from 39 to 1 card. It also works with Repay in Kind setting everyone to one life if you choose. Very risky but hey, you're playing black so let's play. My favorite Wall of Blood trick is Rite of Consumption basically just blast somebody for 39 life and reset your life total. The ceiling goes up with Sanguine Bond or even Exquisite Blood . There are also a couple vampires with these effects on them but they are infinite combos and not everyone wants those in their deck. I was surprised to not see Grave Titan in the deck. He's a good body, makes food for Torgaar and has death touch. The last thing i would suggest is recursion, flicker effects or copy effects. Mimic Vat Helm of the Host God-Pharaoh's Gift some of the above suggestions also spells like Blood for Bones you can cast Torgaar and sac him to Blood for Bones and bring him back plus gain another creature from your graveyard like Disciple of Bolas to maximize value. What do you think?
3 months ago
3 months ago
I higly recommend Rite of Consumption : buff a shade and sac it to deal huge dmg
3 months ago
@Toak83 thank you for taking the time to comment!
That being said, I'll be completely honest here and tell you I don't like your comment. That's not being salty or anything and I don't feel bad about it and I certainly don't intend to be mean here. If you don't have anything constructive to contribute, why comment at all?
The whole spirit of building this deck was exploring the idea of combining the cards you see in the description. If I, or we as a community, can make it work somehow, that would be really cool (hence the "needs help" tag).
I've been playing Shadow decks for a long time myself, and I'm aware of the challenges. One way to control life loss with Dark Confidant is Serum Visions for example. Playing mostly CMC 1 spells also helps a lot, and again, I'm using Rite of Consumption to be able to reset half of my life.
Please understand that not only I, but anybody, don't appreciate dismissive comments on their decks when they are having a certain idea and try to make it work, even if it ends up not being competitive or eventually unplayable at the end of the process.
Cheers, and thanks for reading!
3 months ago
Thank you for yor input, gentlemen.
I realize that 6 untapped lands are not optimal. However I don't absolutely require an untapped land T1, like all the other shadow decks. If the meta shifts away from GY decks, I'll certainly replace the Bojuka bogs. And being able to control land flood with Lonely Sandbar is valuable. In fact, I've been testing a version with darkslick shores and I feel this one is superior.
As for Rite of Consumption , due to the continuous life loss, and if paired against very agressive decks, it extends my life span. Also hits planeswalkers. Testing proved I need some life gain either way
3 months ago
5 months ago
Love me some demon action. I'm not a huge fan of Disciple of Griselbrand : Rite of Consumption is strictly better in my opinion as far the effect goes. Since your playing mono-black, why not run a Nykthos, Shrine to Nyx to help ramp? Also halo hunter is a pretty metal name, but his body is lackluster and the effect is kinda niche, perhaps Demonlord Belzenlok instead? Finally, if you already have cards that are benefitting from death triggers like grave pact, ob nixilis unshackled, and pawn of ulamog: It could be worth trying out cards like Blood Pet , Blood Vassal , and/or Basal Thrull . Plus thrulls seem like such a flavor win with demons, lol
Sorry for the text dump, just a tribe i'm fond of and have messed around with a bit. Great deck and happy brewing!
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