Format Legality
Pre-release Legal
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Hero Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Heirloom Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Penny Dreadful Legal
MTGO Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Born of the Gods (BNG) Uncommon

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You draw X cards and you lose X life, where X is your devotion to black.

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Sanguimancy Discussion

Blo on two-color devotion for gods

3 months ago

So summarised:

- Devotion counts only mana symbols in your permanents' mana costs — the cost in the upper right corner of the card.<br>
- Hybrid mana symbols, monocolored hybrid mana symbols, and Phyrexian mana symbols do count toward your devotion to their colors. <br>
- Only colored mana symbols count; it doesn't matter how much a permanent costs to cast, just how much colored mana.<br>

- If a God enters the battlefield, your devotion to its color (including the mana symbols in the mana cost of the God itself) will determine if a creature entered the battlefield or not, for abilities that trigger whenever a creature enters the battlefield.

Then you should know that devotion does not use the stack, it is simply checked at any possible point in the game as long as there is a permanent in play (or spell on the stack) with the devotion mechanic.
As to your new post, which i just caught, all your gods will be creatures and can do whatever creatures normally can at the same time. they are however, still also legendary enchantments, so a Merciless Eviction with the mode enchantments would exile them all, as would the mode creatures, since they are both types.

I'm not sure I follow what you mean by the god subtype being a restriction. There are permanents without the god subtype such as Gray Merchant of Asphodel which use the devotion mechanic. Any permanent (or spell such as Sanguimancy) with the devotion mechanic will work the same. It is just that the better cards are the legendary enchantment creature cards with a God subtype.
Any permanent in play under your control will count towards the devotion of that colour. i.e. If you control 3 Beetleback Chief and a Purphoros, God of the Forge you will have a devotion of 7 and purphoros will be a creature. If you then cast a Xenagos, God of Revels and it resolves, Purphoros will see a creature enter the battlefield and trigger, because your devotion to red and green is also 7 at the point of Xenagos entering the battlefield, even though your devotion will be 9 (8 Red and 1 Green) right after that thanks to Xenagos' mana symbols.
If you would however only have 2 beetlebacks and a purhoros, your devotion would be 5 towards and Xenagos would not trigger purhoros, even though it's a creature immidiately after it enters the battlefield and you would then have a devotion of 7 towards Red and Green.

Ghoulraiser on Zombies

10 months ago

So besides your commander you have only 5 cards that have blue in them. I would go mono black if you are not utilizing that color more with card draw, counter spells, control.

Dread Slaver is good in limited but not edh, it won't stay around long for it to take a bunch of stuff and also people wont mind taking the 3 to keep their dorks. you can replace it with a better beater/ blocker i suggest Scourge of Nel Toth

Highborn Ghoul does nothing in this format. it can be replaced with something to get chip away at opponents life better i suggest Gempalm Polluter

Nested Ghoul barely replaces himself when lost, it can be taken out for Noosegraf Mob which adds a few more guys to the table

take out Disentomb and replace it with Reanimate to cut out the middleman, your hand. same goes for Raise Dead i would put in Animate Dead because it puts it on the field and can take from any yard. i would also cut Gravepurge and slot in Zombie Apocalypse yeah it is double the mana but you dont clutter your top deck and get all your guys out instead of slowly over the course of a few turns. remove Macabre Waltz for Dance of the Dead for the same reasons as Disentomb. another mass reanimate spell is Living Death my opinion would to remove Urza's Incubator for it.

to get into more blue take out Sanguimancy and add in Frantic Search for free card draw basically. also remove Underworld Connections for Rhystic Study. Life's Finale can be replaced with Cyclonic Rift. You already have Lord of the Accursed so Graf Harvest can come out for Lim-Dul's Vault to set up what you need. i would take out Liliana's Indignation for Traumatize indulgence is such abad mana sink you should add Dark Salvation as a mana sink and remove From Under the Floorboards. adding Traumatize works well with cards like Undead Alchemist so to slot him in remove Liliana's Reaver in addition to buff this little synergy remove Darkest Hour for Altar of the Brood to make tokens all night.

Haunted Fengraf is slow because you sac lands and you dont even get to choose you target i would replace it with Unholy Grotto. take out Leechridden Swamp for a swamp there are better ways to get to your opponents life with your mana. graveyard decks do not need Reliquary Tower.

i see you arent running the grimgrin-gravecrawler-diregraf captain combo, i would take out Jet Medallion for Phyrexian Altar to be able to kill the table. also for replacements for the captain remove Adaptive Automaton and Prized Amalgam (its slow) for Vengeful Dead and Plague Belcher

i would also try to find more slots for a for like 4 counter spells

you can check out my list for other combos

Rzepkanut on Annoyance^2

11 months ago

Looking good!! Got some ideas for you:

Corrupt, Mind Sludge,Mutilate, The Rack, Rackling, Paupers' Cage, Wheel of Torture, Sanguimancy

Happy gathering!!

KongMing on

1 year ago

As long as you're doing monoblack with lots of black devotion and Swamps, I would also recommend Korlash, Heir to Blackblade, Nightmare, Gray Merchant of Asphodel, Nightmare Lash, Squelching Leeches, Abhorrent Overlord, Erebos, God of the Dead, Mogis's Marauder, and Sanguimancy.

A few random suggestions that do well in monoblack EDH are Dictate of Erebos, Vampire Hexmage, Necropolis Regent, Blood Seeker, and Thief of Blood.

I think you would have a lot of success in this deck if you made it a little more Voltron-y around Drana. ★★★☆☆ Let me know what you think of the suggestions. Good luck.

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ektoe253 on Lash Black In Aggro!

1 year ago

awesome deck! i would also suggest Corrupt, Sanguimancy Gray Merchant of Asphodel or Consume Spirit. any of those would go perfect in this deck. check em out to see which one you like best!

Pethrax on

2 years ago

Heartless Summoning? Great way to speed up your heavy plays, and you have a lot of pump in here already, so -1/-1 not that big a deal. Gauntlet of Power, Caged Sun and Crypt Ghast also accelerate your mana production, and Damnation is a staple board clear. Sanguimancy is eh, as is Erebos, God of the Dead and Gray Merchant of Asphodel if the goal is infect. Desecration Demon is a pretty good card to go in here, especially with Glistening Oil because they are either taking 6 poison, or off-setting the -1/-1 by saccing a creature to give +1/+1. Also, +1 for using the best Liliana imo, Liliana of the Dark Realms.