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Vilis, Broker of Blood
Legendary Creature — Demon
, Pay 2 life: Target creature gets -1/-1 until end of turn.
Whenever you lose life, draw that many cards. (Damage causes loss of life.)
Vilis, Broker of Blood Discussion
1 day ago
I think your ramp package could be improved to deal with the high mana curve of this deck:
Bontu's Monument lowers casting costs and can buffer your life total.
Myriad Landscape is ramp in land form
Then I think you could do well to include any of Mind Stone , Fellwar Stone , Commander's Sphere , Thran Dynamo , Charcoal Diamond , Hedron Archive , or Thought Vessel . Basically you want to have enough low CMC ramp to power yourself to the late game.
Also you could consider Font of Agonies as you will inevitably be paying life to Erebos. Bolas's Citadel could be another option to get around casting your high CMC cards. Just make sure you have enough life.
One last suggestion I have is to maybe narrow the focus of the deck a bit. 'Mono-black Good Stuff' is a fine idea, but I see elements from multiple strategies throughout the deck. You might want to pick one or two ideas and focus in on those. For example, you have a decent amount of lifegain cards so you could lean more into that strategy and include Exquisite Blood (to pair with Sanguine Bond ) and Exsanguinate as win-cons. Just some food-for-thought.
Happy deck building!
2 days ago
Hey man! This guy looks like an interesting commander... Here're some suggestions. Feel free to ignore any or all of them.
Blood Celebrant : I don't know how important this is, but being able to pay three life for a generic mana seems pretty good. This means you can use phyrexian mana in order to cast your artifacts like Prism Ring .
From a perspective with zero experience with your general, repeatable life-gain seems really good. I approve of your extort stuff; consider running Twilight Prophet . Your current average CMC is 4.34, which means it's usually gonna do a little more than a bolt and gain you that much life, while building card-advantage.
Life may get tight, so Toxic Deluge is going to have an unusually high cost. I still think it's good and that you should run it, but consider Dead of Winter and all Snow-Covered Swamp s as well. The cost on that would be lower, as it doesn't cause you to lose life, which you use to cast spells.
Mana Vault , Mana Crypt , Charcoal Diamond , Thought Vessel , Mind Stone , Prismatic Lens , Jet Medallion and Coldsteel Heart are all worth considering. The two-mana rocks will allow you to cast your general turn-three, which enables your deck.
A reanimation package is something to think about, especially with concern to recurring your Kokusho, the Evening Star . Entomb / Buried Alive paired with Animate Dead , Dance of the Dead , Necromancy , Reanimate or even straight-up Zombify is a great way to recur threats for cheap, or Entomb them and then reanimate them.
Speaking of reanimation, Vilis, Broker of Blood is an EXCELLENT reanimation target for this deck.
Right. That's all I got. Good luck!
5 days ago
With cards such as Ad Nauseam , Greed , Necropotence and now Vilis, Broker of Blood the way I see it is if you want to dump your life total into your library, so be it. It makes it easier for the rest of us to win. If you pay 21 life and draw 21 cards, you may have the answers but you have two hurdles now to overcome:
- 3v1 Archenemy style gameplay.
- You only have so much mana. You will eventually run out of options.
So go ahead, drain half of your life away. I'll swing for lethal next turn turn ;)
5 days ago
I would very strongly recommend running Vilis, Broker of Blood as a "second Commander" in this deck. Each you pay 2 life for draws you 2 cards on top of it.
1 week ago
hmm i do enjoy Vilis, Broker of Blood for the draw, but most times im hoping to draw something that gives counters, you might be onto somthing. Im going to swap them for some play testing and see what happens.
As for Soul Snuffers I do have Phyrexian Reclamation Reanimate and Meren of Clan Nel Toth to get more then the one use. I do love it and Carnifex Demon due to my table always using some form of tokens, most notably Brudiclad, Telchor Engineer and The Locust God
1 week ago
Drakuseth, Maw of Flames won't work, because he enters the battlefield tapped an attacking, never attacks.
Sephara, Sky's Blade is difficult to utilize her lower cost mechanic, doesn't protect herself, and only protects creatures ( Avacyn, Angel of Hope protects all permanents. I'm still thinking on her, but seems wrong.
1 week ago
Shadowborn Demon is seriously underrated. It is removal on a fat stick with a sacrifice trigger.
If you have the life to run Bolas's Citadel , it's broken and a lot of fun.
1 week ago
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