Vexing Devil

Vexing Devil

Creature — Devil

When Vexing Devil enters the battlefield, any opponent may have it deal 4 damage to them. If a player does, sacrifice Vexing Devil.

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Set Rarity
Ultimate Masters (UMA) Rare
Avacyn Restored (AVR) Rare

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Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
2019-10-04 Legal
Block Constructed Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

Vexing Devil occurrence in decks from the last year


All decks: 0.1%

Vexing Devil Discussion

Icbrgr on Grimore: Arcanefice

1 month ago

My best advice is to focus this deck more and cut some of your 1-of copies to add more consistency to your deck...You seem to be at 59 cards here...and the deck description doesn't really match the decklist...and the deck is kinda all over the place making it tough to give you constructive criticism.

If you want a persist/undying theme maybe consider Immortal Servitude and Reanimate a couple Vexing Devils?... Postmortem Lunge to compliment your flayer hatebound?

CheeseE on Curving My Way to Saturday

1 month ago

chriscar0702: Wow Pelt Collector + Vexing Devil seems super sweet! Do you have a list for that deck?

I'll consider replacing the Blossoming Defense with Thrun, the Last Troll. Thx for the advice.

antacidbrn on I am tired of losing ...

1 month ago

Tiny Zoo is a deck filled with more Weenie creatures. Goblin Guide, Vexing Devil, Burning-Tree Emissary, Wild Nacatl.

I don't want to join the legion of Burn lol. Thanks for the suggestion of Feed the Clan.

Flooremoji on

1 month ago

Both Vexing Devil and Kroxa, Titan of Death's Hunger are pretty bad in this deck, because Kroxa isn't good enough when you cast him. He is only slightly above rate (if at all) if you escape him, but unless you can consistently escape him without having to cast him without devoting any deck slots towards making him work, he will be underwhelming removal fodder IMO. Vexing Dev isn't doing enough because your deck can't fully take advantage of either side. If the opponent has life, they can essentially cast a Dismember on your threat, which means that your threat can't actually close any games. Four life isn't to big in the scheme of things, but if your opp is low they can usally use a removal unless they had to use it on other cards. A 4/3 vanilla creature isn't even very impressive, and it often dosen't do anything against decks that can go bigger with cards like Tarmogoyf, despite your impressive removal suite. Even with lili the last hope, you would probably be better off bringing back kalitas, or another threat. Devils can't really apply pressure unless they are providing an additional benifit like buffing a Pelt Collector.

Keep in mind these are all opinions, and I claim full responsibility for being wrong on any of them.

I would reccomend that you cut all Kroxa and Devils for a higher density of 1 mana interaction (3?), and to fill up the other slots with game-winning threats in the 3-4 mana range.

musicman3310 on The Most Powerful Budget Deck in Modern

2 months ago

Vexing Devil? They're $2.34 a pop on tcgplayer right now so it could be budget friendly.

Kazierts on Red/Green

2 months ago

Well, if you never had any problems with Kiln Fiend then keep it. There's no reason to change what has been working out fine. Just as a thought provoker, you can have Monastery Swiftspear to think about.

Maybe just bad wasn't the best thing to say about Rakdos Shred-Freak . It's just that it offers basically nothing more than haste. You have cards like Hellspark Elemental , as you mentioned, but also:

  1. Earthshaker Khenra - Makes it easier to get to your opponent while also being reusable from the grave in the late game, and even bigger than before.

  2. Ash Zealot - More of a Siboard card, but still, 2 mana for first strike, haste and punishes your opponent for playing cards from your graveyard.

  3. Vexing Devil - Dont't know if you could fit this guy in your budget, but it's amazing. It's either a one mana 4/3 that your opponent will have to waste a removal spell or a one mana 4 damage spell.

However, the real reason I said Rakdos Shred-Freak is bad is because of...

Thunderkin Awakener - It can reanimate all of your (elemental) suicide bombers while attacking. So for only two mana, you can from 4 damage on board, with Thunderkin Awakener and Spark Elemental , to up to 8 damage with the Firecat. You could also put other cards in for him, like Lightning Skelemental and Spark Trooper , but those would require you to adjust the manabase.

Also, since you're playing these cheap suicide bombers you could use Unearth to reanimate them again and hit for a bunch. However, I'm not sure that splashing to black would appeal to you.

Another suicide bomber could be Impetuous Devils , though I don't have much to say about it. You can basically take out one of your opponent's creature by forcing them to block. Just here as an option for you.

Cards like Thud , Fling and Flesh / Blood (the blood half only) should prove themselves more useful than Soul's Fire . Since most of your creatures are dying anyway, there should be no problem in sacrificing them.

Manabasewise, if really want to keep Reality Smasher you can add lands that have a better utility than Rogue's Passage as most of your creatures have trample anyway, so your opponent will regardless always have trouble preventing damage.

I've been writing a lot today, so right now I won't go on too much detail about these "utility" lands. I'll just list some here and you can say if you liked any or none and I'll glady discuss about it.

Just as a curiosty, I've written so many cards in this comment that TappedOut won't let me mark more suggestions, while most not even appearing for me to suggest.

RuneLongsword on Rakdos Demon

2 months ago

Dark Ritual is the perfect tool for casting your demons earlier; I'd recommend fitting 3 or 4 in the deck. Heartless Summoning is something to consider as well. Ob Nixilis, Unshackled isn't very useful in this deck unless you run something that forces the opponent to search their library like Scheming Symmetry ; Some cheaper CMC (and $) demons to consider are Abyssal Persecutor and Desecration Demon . Rakdos, the Showstopper is also an OK one-sided board wipe as well. This could also open you up to cheaper CMC devils and Imps such as Rakdos Cackler or Vexing Devil . Overall I like the theme a lot and I think it has potential to be really disgusting.

Firestalker on Rakdos Burn

2 months ago

Seems like a solid list. You might want to consider Vexing Devil . Blightning could be neat if you want to lean harder into rakdos colors but it might be too slow. Maybe even Risk Factor if you find yourself needing some gas or some last points of damage. But it is also fairly slow. I am by no means a competitive or modern player so you do you.

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