Xathrid Demon

Legality

Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual 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

benettnash on Endrek Sahr, Master Durdler

5 months ago

OUT: Xathrid Demon - fatties are far more scarce for this demon to be reliable and not to backfire.

IN: Pontiff of Blight - this is very much needed life gain because this deck tends to be targeted a lot.

Coward_Token on Grixis!Zedruu

5 months ago

(I would add a proper community card but that feature seems to be malfunctioning right now.)

Farly straightforward, this card would mostly be Zedruu the Greathearted (although a different character, not simply her gone evil or something) with a casting cost of and an activation cost of . In EDH, this could lead to some fun usage of cards like the following:

(I realize you can basically already do this with any Grixis commander + e.g. Bazaar Trader, but that's a bit less straightforward.)

I'm unsure what would be suitable for its upkeep ability. Just copying Zedruu's straight off isn't too inappropriate, as drawing is certainly associated with black and life gain isn't too far out either, but that's kinda boring. Replacing the life gain with something negative towards opponents like milling, discard or plain life loss proportional to the amount of gifted permanent could be one option that's more in line with the color change (thought the negative effects would probably targeted in order to preserve some political potential). Putting a +1/+1 counter per gift on Zedruu the Grixishearted to take advantage of commander damage could also work (especially when combined with auras like Herald of Torment), in which case you could also change power/toughness from the original's 2/4 to 4/2 to signal greater aggression.

For the sake of flavor its subtype would be Horse Djinn, with the artwork depicting a djinn with a mare's head, wearing a mouth-covering veil.

Feedback would be welcome, especially on ways to make Grixis!Zedruu more distinct from the original while still fulfilling the basic function of giving out torturous black cards, in addition to the blue and red ones they both share.

(A version containing green could also be made for the sake of giving that color a chance to show off its painful cards, in which case the creature in question should probably have monkey paws.)

SteelSentry on Challenge: The Budget EDH Name ...

6 months 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

9 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 ...

10 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...

11 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

1 year 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

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