Creature — Demon
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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|Commander 2014 (C14)||Mythic Rare|
|2010 Core Set (M10)||Mythic Rare|
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|Commander / EDH||Legal|
Xathrid Demon Discussion
1 week ago
Looks good. You might like these: Knollspine Dragon , Bladewing the Risen , Boneyard Scourge , Kokusho, the Evening Star , Xathrid Demon , Woebringer Demon , Razaketh, the Foulblooded , Mirror Entity , Heirloom Blade
2 months ago
You might like these: Stinkweed Imp , Golgari Grave-Troll , Forgotten Ancient , Death's Presence , Deathrender , Illusionist's Bracers , Hermit Druid , Fa'adiyah Seer , Skullclamp , Smothering Abomination , Xathrid Demon , Blood Speaker , Cauldron of Souls , Colfenor's Urn , Kaya's Ghostform
6 months ago
If you want to sacrifice for value, I highly recommend Mazirek, Kraul Death Priest . Since he provides neither sacrifice nor recursion by himself, I think he’s often underestimated. Provide the sacrifice ( Butcher of Malakir , Xathrid Demon , Sidisi, Undead Vizier ), the reanimation ( Hell's Caretaker , Journey to Eternity Flip, Sheoldred, Whispering One ), and tokens to buff ( Mycoloth , Korozda Guildmage , Pentavus ), and he can do some work. Better than Meren, Muldrotha, or Karador? Probably not, but possibly more interesting.
1 year ago
I like the changes! Looks like a solid deck. The last thing I would do to tune it is look at the bottom end of the curve. Gibbering Fiend and Pilfering Imp are cute, but now that you've removed your token producers, you'll have a tough time feeding Demonlord of Ashmouth , Eater of Hope , Xathrid Demon , Shadowborn Demon , and Infernal Offering . You've still got some cards that care about going wide, like Torrent of Souls , Hellrider , and Skirsdag High Priest .
The rate on Hordeling Outburst is good. For a reanimator deck, Skirk Ridge Exhumer , Cryptbreaker , Call the Bloodline , and Silversmith are also good. At the top end of the curve, Abhorrent Overlord could also warrant consideration. Also, in the land slot, if you feel your manabase is good, I like Kher Keep . Speaking of the manabase, Urborg Volcano and Tresserhorn Sinks are better in your deck than Evolving Wilds or Terramorphic Expanse . Rix Maadi, Dungeon Palace is a good utility land for reanimator. Also, Pyramid of the Pantheon and Molten Slagheap are real bad. Myriad Landscape is miles better.
My favorite low-curve option for pumping out bodies is Hanweir Garrison . Hanweir Battlements would be a sweet addition, as well, and I think it's better in this deck than Hammer of Purphoros . You don't really want to be taxing your lands with a deck full of 5+ drops, and I could say the same for Underworld Connections . It looks like a budget Phyrexian Arena , but it's really not. You're pretty good on card draw at this point, but if you really feel the need for another source, Night's Whisper is a clean, solid option.
1 year ago
Abhorrent Overlord, Archfiend of Despair, Bloodgift Demon, Demon of Catastrophes, Demon of Wailing Agonies, Demonlord of Ashmouth, Doom Whisperer, Harvester of Souls, Indulgent Tormentor, Krav, the Unredeemed, Overseer of the Damned, Ravenous Demon Flip, Razaketh, the Foulblooded, Silent-Blade Oni, Xathrid Demon
1 year ago
Lord of the Pit is an iconic card, and has inspired several similar cards, such as Liege of the Pit and Xathrid Demon, but I thought that it would be interesting if there was an aura that turned a creature into a lord of the pit, so here is what I devised.
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Enchantment - aura
Enchanted creature gets +3/+3 and has flying.
At the beginning of enchanted creature's controller's upkeep, that player sacrifices a creature other than the enchanted creature. If they do, each of their opponents loses life equal to the sacrificed creature's power. If they cannot, they lose life equal to enchanted creature's power.
I made the mana cost of this card mirror that of Celestial Mantle, as this card is very heavily black in the way that that card is heavily white. As with the cards that inspired it, it requires careful strategy to properly use, but, as an aura, it could, theoretically, be put on an opponent's creature to hurt them.
What does everyone else think of this card?
Also, I would like to thank whoever devised the custom card tag, except that, when I attempted to use it, it did not work, so I still needed to type out everything manually.
1 year ago
Wow, I'm amazed by all the input so quickly. Certainly some food for thought here. Huge thanks to everyone. I did realize that Demon of Death's Gate would not work with the original concept since it lists specifically sac'ing black creatures and eldrazi are either colorless or devoid. Granted, there's better demons that might support this concept like maybe Xathrid Demon, Reaper from the Abyss, Kothophed, Soul Hoarder and/or Harvester of Souls. Though focusing on eldrazi with emerge in conjunction with scion producers and cards like Grave Pact, Quest for the Gravelord, and Skirsdag High Priest might be better. Suppose more like running demon support rather than demon themselves. The deck would be mostly casual and aim for just a fun, interesting way to use the 2 archetypes regardless.
1 year ago
i run a meren deck and i love it got a few idea's for ya i'll start with creatures Blood Artist why not get some hit points in when you sac or die along with Bontu the Glorified, Mazirek, Kraul Death Priest, Mycloth, Necroplasm helps controll, Nyx Weaver helps feed your grave yard which is your tool box, Rune-Scarred Demon, Tarmogoyf, Xathrid Demon, Brawn, Mortivore, Lord of Extinction, Grisly Salvage is good for feeding your graveyard, Putrefy, Dictate of Erebos, Deathreap Ritual, Small Pox, Pox,Westvale Abbey Flip and i really think that these last 2 are key Mesmeric Orb, Smokestack. just some thoughts my meren functions really well and is around where your looking to be in your meta give it a look over Gravedigger