Xathrid Demon


Format Legality
Pre-release Legal
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Casual Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Pauper Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Commander 2014 (C14) Mythic Rare
2010 Core Set (M10) Mythic Rare

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Xathrid Demon

Creature — Demon

Flying, trample

At the beginning of your upkeep, sacrifice a creature other than Xathrid Demon, then each opponent loses life equal to the sacrificed creature's power. If you can't sacrifice a creature, tap Xathrid Demon and you lose 7 life.

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Xathrid Demon Discussion

SteelSentry on Challenge: The Budget EDH Name ...

1 week ago

Xathrid Demon.

there's quite a few that start with X. Anything related to Xathrid, Xenagos was a huge character in Theros, Xiahou Dun, the One-Eyed, Xira Arien from Legends.

lordAKU on The Frogs

3 months ago

Getting that ob-nixilis the fallen is game ender with splendid reclamation.Lord of Extinction,Terravore, Centaur Vinecrasher, Vinelasher Kudzu, Undergrowth Champion, are all efficient beaters for this kind of deck. And when they get big, having a Jarad, Golgari Lich Lord or Xathrid Demon or Ghoulcaller Gisa can help blow out the game

AMJacker on A card like Jarad, Golgari ...

4 months ago

One looks like it does but it sucks...

Xathrid Demon (6)Creature Demon (7/7)

Flying, trample

At the beginning of your upkeep, sacrifice a creature other than Xathrid Demon, then each opponent loses life equal to the sacrificed creature's power. If you can't sacrifice a creature, tap Xathrid Demon and you lose 7 life.

MoonTurtle7 on So I'm double dipping here...

5 months ago

Lord of the Void, and Demon of Death's Gate are pretty awesome. Xathrid Demon is pretty neato, but risky.

UnleashedHavok on Graveyard Shenanigans

6 months ago

Thanks landofMordor! I like the Ogre Slumlord, and for another token producer I slid a Hornet Queen in. I'm also considering Avenger of Zendikar I just changed several more cards, but I don't have a solid wincon yet. I'm debating whether or not I want to do a typical Lord of Extinction or Craterhoof Behemoth for the win. Or if I want to use Pathbreaker Ibex with a bunch of deathtouchy tokens. The Ibex just feels to me like it would take too long unless I get lucky. I'm still needing to pick up a Stinkweed Imp and a Xathrid Demon to try out as well.

Anyway, I'm thinking I'll provably need to shave my artifact hate for a slot or two, I'm feeling like there is too much right now. Overall what do you think now? And what are your thoughts about game closers

landofMordor on Graveyard Shenanigans

7 months ago

Hey friend (: it's my pleasure.

First, for potential cuts: Bloodbriar (there are better options like Mortician Beetle), Agent of Erebos, Eater of Hope, Pharika's Mender, Skullwinder, Vampire Aristocrat (see Bloodthrone Vampire), Vampire Nighthawk. Also, depending on how you feel about your top-curve creatures, those could be flex spots.

I love how strong this deck is with ETB abilities and "when this dies" abilities. Treasure Keeper is phenomenal, for one. You've also got excellent one-shot sacrifice outlets like Devour and kickers and so forth. The permanent sacrifice outlets like Viscera Seer and Jarad are great, but there are few enough of them that you might have trouble sticking a sacrifice outlet.

So, what I would focus on at this point would be finding ways to cheat your fatties into play from the grave, and finding redundancies in your "permanent" sacrifice outlets. There's nothing worse than being a reanimator player with no grave and no ways to sacrifice creatures (it happens...and not always on bum draws). Splinterfright, Jarad's Orders, self-mill like Deadbridge Chant, and anything Dredge (like Stinkweed Imp) will fill your grave with creatures for you, so that when Meren has sixteen counters you'll actually have targets worth pulling. Disciple of Griselbrand, Nezumi Bone-Reader, Birthing Pod are all ways to get more sacrifice triggers when you want them. And don't be afraid to up your curve with Xathrid Demon or other high-CMC win-condition-like cards.

Then, I guess if you're feeling extra adventurous, I'd investigate ways to produce more tokens, because a lot of those sacrifice effects are still powerful for non-tokens, and tokens will help you go wide when you stick Pathbreaker Ibex. Golgari Germination, Verdant Embrace, Ogre Slumlord are all options. The worst part about GBx reanimator imo (I run Karador, Ghost Chieftain) is that the endgame is pretty grindy, so going wide with tokens is a must for me if you want to play a second game.

So, in summary, the deck is super strong in staples/ramp/card draw/core mechanics. Self-mill/extra sacrifice/token synergies are things you can pick and choose to personalize and make it fun for you, the pilot. Best of luck, and be sure to mention me if I can help with anything else!

RafaEDH on JARAD, Nuke them with LowCash! EDH

7 months ago

Nickem2012 Thanks for your comment and deck suggestion.As I had written, budget suggestions would be fit. I found some in your deck such as Xathrid Demon and Golgari Germination. I have Ob Nixilis, Unshackled and think it might be also a good ideia. Butcher of Malakir can also be a good call. While checking your deck, I couldn't find many ways to return creatures to either your hand or battlefield. Of course, there's Reanimate, Sheoldred, Whispering One, Victimize and Golgari Guildmage. Correct me of I'm wrong, however I don't think only this few options can work that much.

Stephencliffe on Murder = Victory

8 months ago

Butcher of Malakir and Xathrid Demon would be cool.

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