Tribute to Hunger


Format Legality
Modern Legal
Legacy Legal
Vintage Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal

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Set Rarity
Duel Decks: Blessed vs Cursed Uncommon
Innistrad Uncommon

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Tribute to Hunger


Target opponent sacrifices a creature. You gain life equal to that creature's toughness.

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Tribute to Hunger Discussion

unos on Rakdos Discard Punishment

2 months ago

I notice that you're running 20 lands. It's not much. Whenever you have to use Smallpox you will be throwing one of those lands away. I think that's bad, lands are precious to red/black (without access to Dark Ritual, Seething Song and all the other mana spike spells that produced 2 more mana than they costed)

Either you run something like Wayfarer's Bauble to compensate,

Or you can try and find better modern-legal forced sacrifice spells. I'll name some you could choose from:

  • Geth's Verdict as you see no disadvantges for you like you have on poxy. And it's instant. You can even disrupt their attacks in their turn.

  • Cruel Edict the basic version, a sorcery.

  • Consuming Vapors (extremely potent thanks to the free rebound in the following turn. Plus you can use some life gain.)

  • Tribute to Hunger similar to the above but instant

  • To the Slaughter is new to me but seems devastating. Instant

There's a bunch of others (for example Hit from Hit/Run (that burns),) you just have to explore a card search engine with "sacrifices a" "color:black or :Black+red" and "legality: modern"

darter0111 on

2 months ago

Thanks for the suggestions! Against Bogles I feel like Tribute to Hunger is good because they'll be buffing their guy enough that the lifegain will make a difference, however I see how it would be good against Elves. As for the discard I am having trouble on finding what to take out, as I like the deck how it is. Maybe take out Remand and/or Gitaxian Probe but then I'd lose card advantage. Maybe Dismember as I've yet to see it work in the deck yet... As of now though I do not have the money for Inquisition of Kozilek or Thoughtseize, as I am leaning more towards aggro than control faeries I still cannot deny the versatility of these discard cards.

WAGS72 on BW Ally drain

4 months ago

Looks like a pretty good deck! Allies are a lot of fun. You might want to try Isolated Chapel instead of some of the basic lands. Oath of Gideon is a great card for putting down ally tokens as well as helping planeswalkers and costs less to cast than Allied Reinforcements. If you want to drop some ally tokens on an opponents turn to gain some life before combat damage, Join the Ranks is just like Allied Reinforcements except it is an instant. For removal I'd suggest Path to Exile and Tribute to Hunger. Path to Exile is a great one drop instant that removes creatures even if they have "indestructible" and Tribute to Hunger is great for getting around "hexproof" and "protection" as well as gaining you some life. In an ally deck you don't really want your creatures to die at all if you can help it so I don't think that Bone Splinters is a great choice for this deck. You might also want to try out some one drop creatures for early damage. Hada Freeblade is great for this because he can swing for damage early in the game as well as grow to be very strong over time. Nice deck overall!

subrosian on tribal kill spells

5 months ago

Some suggestions for Modern- Infect and Bogles are very good at playing around targeted removal, especially when it's 3 CMC. To get around this, you may want to sideboard or even mainboard a few sacrifice effects. Good ones include Gatekeeper of Malakir, Tribute to Hunger, Geth's Verdict, and (budget permitting) Liliana of the Veil. Cool deck

BS-T on Cards (spells) which makes the ...

5 months ago

Barter in Blood

Consuming Vapors

Tribute to Hunger

Feast of Blood (dependent)

are all pretty good. As mentioned previously though, Killing Wave and Choice of Damnations rule. Oh, and Death Cloud!

Naksu on I Wanna Do Bad Things With You - Vampires

6 months ago

Like the tribal vamps. I got a similar list I play casual legacy with, but not nearly as refined as this! I missed the sacrifice sync and I think I'll order a set of Tribute to Hungers and a couple Anowon, the Ruin Sages. Really sweet brew and thanks for the unintended suggestion :D +1

PS. Though I suggest Drana, Liberator of Malakir. It's pretty crazy with my LGC vampires!

IcyLightning on Bleeding to Death

6 months ago

Much more concise, and the win con is much clearer and more attainable. The deck definitely has more consistency. Just a few suggestions, and at this point its more down to personal taste and how streamlined and optimized you want the deck to be, since you already have an attainable win con.

Bloodline Keeper  Flip is a great card and can be what is called a "good stuff" card, or a card that can be good on its own. However, it only really shines in a Vampire tribal, where you have a lot of vampires to benefit from its flipped form Lord of Lineage  Flip. That being said, it could provide an additional threat and maybe alt win con for the deck.

Wall of Limbs is okay, but its mana ability costs way to much for you to be able to consistently use it. It is a good defensive option for you though. There are a lot of different cards you could add in, but they kind of depend on what route you want to take the deck in.

I'd also suggest adding some removal like Doom Blade or Murder, just to deal with threats. Additionally there are cards like Tribute to Hunger and Tendrils of Corruption that are less reliable removal but give you life.

IcyLightning on Sanguine Bond/ Exquisite Blood Deck

6 months ago

I love Sanguine Bond so I'm going to take a crack at helping out this deck.

I'm assuming you're new to Magic and don't have access to a ton of cards, so I'll keep it pretty budget, even though there are a TON of cards that could benefit this deck longterm if you really like it and want to make it competitive, such as Vampiric Tutor and Demonic Tutor like Triton suggested. Also try to establish a format you're playing in. If its casual, that's fine, it just helps out knowing what cards you can work with when building and advising on a deck.

-Unless you're really set on Liliana of the Dark Realms, she doesn't add much to the deck.

  • Also, run 24 lands, maybe 23 if you can consistently get out the Bonds, but they are both 5 cmc, so you're Average CMC cost is high. This means you need the land to be able to play them. You could run some non basic lands such as Ghost Quarter to help thin the deck, or something like Radiant Fountain to give you that much more life, but don't run too many of these. And if budget isn't a concern... well there are ton of pricey lands that could really speed up the deck.

One more note, and that is the Mono Black deck. This deck can really benefit from splashing White. Like really benefit. White has so many options available for lifegain its ridiculous.

You can check out my Vampire tribal Sanguine Bond deck here if you wanted to see something like that:

Blood is Life... And your Death

And there are a lot of other more competitive versions of this deck that could really assist you should you want to up this into higher territory.

Wow I wrote a lot, but Black/White is my favorite color combo and was the first deck I ever made, so it holds a special place to me. Hope that I helped, and don't hesitate to ask any questions!

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