Vona's Hunger


Format Legality
Pre-release Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Arena Legal
Penny Dreadful Legal
Standard Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
Brawl Legal
Frontier Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Rivals of Ixalan (RIX) Rare

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Vona's Hunger


Ascend (If you control ten or more permanents, you get the city's blessing for the rest of the game.)

Each opponent sacrifices a creature. If you have the city's blessing, instead each opponent sacrifices half the creatures he or she controls, rounded up.

Vona's Hunger Discussion

plakjekaas on Thanos, the Showsnapper

2 weeks ago

Is Vona's Hunger not a perfect card to mimic the Thanos Snap in a game of magic?

Chasmolinker on The First Good $10 Commander Deck on Tapped Out

3 weeks ago

Vona's Hunger seems like a solid soft board wipe here.

BlackDeegs on When There's No More Room in Hell...

1 month ago

Hey there,

As a forever fan of black decks, zombies, skeletons, and the classic Death Baron I like your general deck idea here. Some suggestions I would make would be to add a Cabal Stronghold for late game. Once you hit 5 swamps it can give you a boost which you could use to your mana pool for reassembling your Reassembling Skeleton , Gutterbones , and for Isareth the Awakener .

I would also cut the creeping chill as I don't think they add much value to your deck. Replacing them with Duress from your sideboard which I think would serve you better in preventing some counterplay to your board.

I would also suggest cutting at least one Graveyard Marshal , probably two (i know he is great but here me out) and replacing him with a Vona's Hunger . Because your deck is so permeant heavy and such low converted mana cost I think you could really end up forcing players to sacrifice half their creatures consistently with it, and also I feel as though Liliana, Untouched By Death is undermined by Graveyard Marshal , so while you want his ability you would likely be using him as a 3/2 zombie to buff with Deathbaron.

BlackDeegs on Skeletal Assault

1 month ago

StanleyHartman Thanks for commenting!

I like the idea of adding in the Spawn I just have had trouble figuring out what to remove to make room for it? Any suggestions? I was thinking perhaps removing Open the Graves for one? But its hard because I have already cut down to one Open the Graves and it has had some great value against control decks when the game gets forced to later turns.

I see what you are saying with Drill Bit , my only concern is that the deck has so many cards which I would prefer to be playing on turns 2-6 that I feel like it becomes a late game play unless I can hit with some early damage. It definitely would still have value I just like Duress because while the effect doesn't cover discarding creatures it can on turn one pull a Settle the Wreckage , Cleansing Nova , Deafening Clarion , or Kaya's Wrath before my deck gets up and running and could otherwise be using the mana to reassemble a skeleton or cast something else. Creatures are easily enough dealt with by the deck combinations in MOST situations. I may add them to my sideboard though because since changing the deck up in Arena I haven't been using the extra Rite of Belzenlok or extra Vona's Hunger which were initially moved to the sideboard out of the main deck. So those cards are more placeholders in the sideboard than serious sideboard cards.

Naganov on Teysa De Peysa

1 month ago


Hou er rekening mee dat Merciless Eviction en vooral Path to Exile , Swords to Plowshares en Return to Dust niets doen met het deck zelf. Ik zou eerder gaan voor Vona's Hunger , Tragic Arrogance en Living Death als er creatures zijn waar je niet vanaf komt. de laatste twee functioneren ook nog eens als een enabler voor Teysa.

Dread Return is misschien ook een leuke, sacrifice outlet EN graveyard recursion.

En dan heb je ook nog kaarten die superieur zijn aan Death Denied . Entreat the Dead is Heel erg sterk, maar ook Rally the Ancestors en Wake the Dead doen het prima in dit deck als je je sacrifice outlets maar beschikbaar hebt...

En misschien ben ik het gewoon, maar ik mis Solemn Simulacrum ook gewoon een beetje...

Oeh, Oeh en Twilight Drover !!

En Harvester of Souls !!!

Och je snapt het wel.... :D

Snooktf2 on Obzebudget

2 months ago

Some budget friendly suggestions that are each under 2 USD in no particular order,

Tainted Field, Authority of the Consuls (pgood honestly), Cliffhaven Vampire, Drana's Emissary, Vampire Nighthawk, Felidar Sovereign (can also be used as a win condition), Orzhov Signet, Commander's Sphere, Utter End (it's like Mortify but for one more mana you can get rid of almost anything), Angelic Accord, Palace Siege, Sanguine Bond (works great for lifegain decks, but may draw hate b/c it's part of a 2 card combo for a really quick instant win), Vona's Hunger (used mid to late game), Return to Dust is flat out awesome and I would def auto-include this if possible, and finally Call to the Feast to add some bodies that will aid in your life-gain synergies.

I'd also suggest just a big ol' board wipe or two: Hour of Revelation, Fumigate, (and a bit more expensive) Day of Judgment.

ThoAlmighty on Schemes of the Omnipotent

2 months ago

Other than Vona's Hunger, your 3-drops don't seem powerful enough to justify running Perplex I'd suggest another tutor like plain Demonic Tutor or Mausoleum Secrets.

Steve_MTG on No Veggies! (WUBR Control)

3 months ago


First of all: I like your idea! In your description you mention Carnage Tyrant to be a real problem to deal with (because it is a 3-turn-clock and has hexproof as well). I may have some ideas ...

1.) What of making the whole approach more like a big toolbox? Max out the Mastermind's Acquisition and design your sideboart to provide some options if you need them.

-2 Chromium, the Mutable, -1 Rekindling Phoenix // +3 Mastermind's Acquisition

2.) I feel like some of your one-offs may not show up often enough, when you need them, despite having some nice carddraw. Personally I would run more removal to deal with the biggest threat I sense for a build like this: (really) fast aggro decks

-1 Profane Procession  Flip, -1 Thaumatic Compass  Flip, -1 Treasure Map  Flip // +1 Deafening Clarion, +2 Settle the Wreckage

Why that way? Simply because Settle the Wreckage gets rid of that big, unfriendly dinosaur. Procession and the transformed compass will not handle it on their own (you'll need a Detection Tower, but the requirement of 4 colors won't leave really much space for a colorless mana source, I think).

3.) Ever thought about Teferi's "brother in arms", Ral, Izzet Viceroy? He provides cardadvantage, acts as some kind of removal (with enough instants/sorceries he maybe shoot something big other than a tyrant) and his Emblem is kinda both ...

4.) I Don't think you really need 3 Justice Strike in the mainboard. Best thing to answer a threat is on the stack by countering it:

-1 Justice Strike // +1 Ionize

5.) I would try to add some other carddraw besides Risk Factor. On low life, no sane opponent will take the damage, so you'll safe to say "I draw three". Unfortunately there are some decks with many lifelink or lifegain in general out there. They are happy to take the damage because it won't matter that much to them and you'll end up with an empty hand. The most reliable carddraw in my opinion would probably be Chemister's Insight, Radical Idea, and Divination.

6.) Following the thought from number 1.), here are my suggestions for adapting your board:

-1 Arguel's Blood Fast  Flip // +1 Chromium, the Mutable

-1 Doom Whisperer // +1 Settle the Wreckage (Yes, you really don't like that dinosaur!)

-2 Ixalan's Binding // +1 The Eldest Reborn, +1 Demanding Dragon

-2 Thought Erasure // +1 Duress, +1 Vona's Hunger

This would be my thoughts so far. Maybe you'll need to up or down one or another land to provide your colors, but the actual completely even distribution seems fine to me.

Greets, Steve

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Vona's Hunger occurrence in decks from the last year

Commander / EDH:

All decks: 0.01%

Black: 0.19%