Creature — Ogre Shaman
At the beginning of your upkeep, you may sacrifice Blood Speaker. If you do, search your library for a Demon card, reveal that card, and put it into your hand. Then shuffle your library.
Whenever a Demon enters the battlefield under your control, return Blood Speaker from your graveyard to your hand.
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|Commander / EDH||Legal|
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Blood Speaker Discussion
1 day ago
Cool concept! Here are some of my initial thoughts and comments after reading through the list a few times.
I really don't like Blood Speaker . A 4 mana 3/2 vanilla that tutors a demon to hand for 4 mana everytime - if it let you tutor one onto the battlefield it might actually be playable. I would cut all of these.
The main issues I see with the deck are your disruption package. I would add more efficient removal like Lightning Bolt and Fatal Push over a lot of your Go for the Throat s and Terminate s (I'd leave 1 Terminate for Murktide decks). Grim Return doesn't seem super great either.
I'd also include hand disruption in a playset of Inquisition of Kozilek , since I assume Thoughtseize is out of your price range. Discard is just a staple in any black midrange deck like this. While these cards might be a little more expensive than the other cards in the deck, Bolt/Push/Inquisition are all modern staples that can slot into most red/black decks and are unlikely to lose their value anytime soon.
Mark of the Oni is cute, so if you really have fun with it in the deck then of course that's fine, it just doesn't seem very good because the best time to drop it is earlier in the game to survive and you can't really play it early game. The only cheap demons I could find are Dream Devourer and Scourge of the Skyclaves which could slot in if you want to keep Mark of the Oni. Only run Scourge if you are running a playset of bolt though. If you have the money for Scourge I'd definitely get it, although it's pretty expensive.
Since you have Skirsdag High Priest , you probably need some lower costed creatures. While Fetid Imp fits the theme, its really bad. I'd cut it. Honestly something like Dark Confidant would be great here since you can tap it to Skirsdag and it gives you some much needed draw power, but it's really expensive. I can't really think of any other good 1-2 cmc black creatures that fit the hell theme (except asmor but she doesn't count lol), but there are definitely some good ones out there.
Some other devils/demons are Sin Prodder (need that draw engine?), Desecration Demon , which gets really brutal with Archfiend of Depravity, and Doom Whisperer . I'm sad that Master of Cruelties probably doesn't fit here since he's my favorite demon.
1 week ago
Love the flavor and the budget.
Blood Speaker would be my suggestion since he can tutor all your demons and he can recur himself.
2 weeks ago
Thank you for your feedback. I was at the moment editing and doing some playtests to see how it went. Tottally agree with you on Archfiend's Vessel and took him out along with Taborax (although he got me thinking and I have a few Reanimate and Entomb in my collection and I will build another demon's returning from hell deck with him)
Anyway this is my final version of the deck so please take another look and let me know your suggestions
2 weeks ago
I like decks like this. It's a lot like the way I like to build.
I will say, though, that I'm not in love with having Archfiend's Vessel or Blood Speaker in there. The former just seems like it is incredibly situationally limited (unless I'm missing something), and the latter is too expensive for what it does. I do get that you want Clerics to feed Taborax, so my recommended replacements would be Priest of Forgotten Gods and Nullpriest of Oblivion .
I might have other ideas, but I'm on a short break from work right now and don't have time to think. I might get back to you on that.
2 months ago
This is a really cool concept! Changeling Berserker, Hero, and Titan are particularly intriguing with Reaper King. With one of them, 2 other creatures with the same or similar "nesting doll" effect, and Reaper King, you can create a loop where you destroy all your opps' permanents. For example, Changeling Berserker + Mirror Image + Restoration Angel will create such a loop.
You might like these too: Fiend Hunter , Wormfang Drake , Faceless Butcher , Worldgorger Dragon , Felidar Guardian , Clone , Evil Twin , Unstoppable Ash , Boggart Mob , Wren's Run Packmaster , Cateran Summons , Goblin Recruiter , Blood Speaker , Maskwood Nexus
1 year ago
Looks good! You might like these: Fierce Empath (works nicely with Woodland Bellower), Recruiter of the Guard, Brutalizer Exarch, Skyshroud Poacher, Lin Sivvi, Defiant Hero, Ramosian Commander, Cateran Slaver, Forerunner of the Coalition, Blood Speaker, Self-Assembler, Dimir House Guard, Netherborn Phalanx, Nethroi, Apex of Death, Priest of Titania, Wirewood Channeler, Luminous Broodmoth
1 year ago
Looks like a fun deck! The overall deck strategy looks to be dealing massive damage as quickly as possible. That being said, and because Kaalia costs 4 mana, I'd definitely recommend including more mana rocks that cost 2. They would allow you to get Kaalia out on turn 3, making your deck a whole turn faster!
If you ran eleven 2-drop mana rocks, you would have a 99% chance of drawing one by turn 2. Sounds like a lot of mana rocks, but considering you run a lot of high cmc creatures I think they would be worthwhile, especially if Kaalia gets killed a lot.
Here are some decent ones: Fellwar Stone, Arcane Signet, Talisman of Indulgence, Talisman of Hierarchy, Talisman of Conviction, Wayfarer's Bauble, Coldsteel Heart, Everflowing Chalice, Prismatic Lens.