Cruel Celebrant


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

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Set Rarity
War of the Spark (WAR) Uncommon

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Cruel Celebrant

Creature — Vampire

Whenever Cruel Celebrant or another creature or planeswalker you control dies, each opponent loses 1 life and you gain 1 life.

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Cruel Celebrant Discussion

IlGuale on Persist combo: in which colours ...

3 days ago

Tl;dr: i'd like to play a deck with a persist combo to trigger etb and ltb effects (or similar), but i don't know which is better between Abzan, Jund or WRGB.

Long version to contextualize: my first legendary creature ever was Teneb, the Harvester and i wanted to build something in its colours. Looking for something Abzan does better than others i found out that persist combo has a lot of pieces to work with in that wedge: green and white have a lot of persisting creature, some sacrifice outlet, some tutor and a lot of ways to give +1/+1 counter to creature entering the battlefield; black offers tutors, sacrifice outlets and ETB/LTB triggers. The problem is that abzan doesn't have exactly the best commanders ever. Teneb himself is more of a value oriented beefcake, Karador and Ghave are better in this role, but not exceptional and i'm not familiar with partners.

Jund, on the other side, trades all the nice counter sinergies of white ( Anafenza, Kin-Tree Spirit , Juniper Order Ranger , Good-Fortune Unicorn , Vizier of Remedies ) plus Corpse Knight and Cruel Celebrant , for the big bad Prossh, Skyraider of Kher and its cousin Korvold, Fae-Cursed King and everything they bring along such as Grumgully, the Generous and Murderous Redcap .

There's also the option of going WRBG, but it may be too greedy.

Has anyone experience with this kind of deck? If yes, what do you play? If not, what would you like to play? Thanks for your time.

rotimislaw on Orzhov Aristocrats (Budget) Advice Appreciated

1 week ago

Massacre Girl might be a fun end for this deck.

Both, if you have couple of creatures on the battlefield and would like to trigger few points of damage from Cruel Celebrant at once or quite the opposite, if you find yourself in difficult situation and would like to flip the table.

I don't know if it would be better than Doom Whisperer , though.

HyperViper191 on Teysa, Orzhov Scion: life and death

1 week ago

any reason for no Ashnod's Altar ? Also should be waaay more fast mana. I'd include Talisman of Hierarchy , Mind Stone , Commander's Sphere , Thought Vessel , Orzhov Signet , Worn Powerstone and Arcane Signet . I'd take out a few enchantments like Haunted Crossroads and Proper Burial for some better effects like Victimize , Animate Dead and Blind Obedience .

I would also suggest cutting some generic "goodstuff" cards for more synergy and to make room for the rocks.

Cruel Celebrant is better in the deck than Wurmcoil and Grim Haruspex is better than Erebos.

The deck seems pretty powerful once it gets going, but any early interaction and it doesn't feel very resilient.

Boroswins on Orzhov Angels Thrones

1 week ago

Skyler1776 I did originally look into splashing red for both of those cards. I found that the mana base disruption wasn't worth the upside. With Thrones in, I will playtest with a few of the new cards and see if there are other reasons that make weighing in for red more playable. Primarily, I found that a red splash couldn't sustain Cruel Celebrant and Kaya's Wrath . Now that the Celebrants have been cut, I could go that direction. It might mean cutting the wraths too though. Besides Deafening Clarion , are there any other items that would replace the lost wrath effect?

Xenkay on Hush Little Baby...

1 week ago

I would keep Hushbringer at least in the sidedeck. Could help much against the popular Cauldron Familiar + Ayara, First of Locthwain + Cruel Celebrant combo also against Outlaws' Merriment and Divine Visitation or soul sisters in generell. Also great against Risen Reef .

oxfordarctic on Poor Vampires

1 week ago

Couldn't get Legion Lieutenant at the card store, but Cruel Celebrant works quite well as a replacement. I also couldn't get all 4 Call to the Feast so I threw one Sorin, Imperious Bloodlord in to fill out the deck to 60 cards. The Celebrants + Sanguine Bond + Sorin make for a really nasty combo that can potentially deal upwards of 18 damage straight to all opponents depending on what other cards are put in play.

For 30 bucks, the deck is pretty solid and good for casual games. I'd take out Walk the Plank however in favor of Anguished Unmaking or some other W/B control/counter instant. It'd make the deck a little bit more capable to react to other big moves opponents attempt to make.

Promotheus on Priest of Mayhem!

2 weeks ago

Hey, i play a mardu version of this Deck (mostly because of Cruel Celebrant ) but i reccomend Chandra, Acolyte of Flame and Heartfire and maybe Judith, the Scourge Diva , i would take out Mask of immolation and the instant that gives deathtouch,forgot it's name, because that isn't really synergistic.

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