Desecration Demon

Desecration Demon

Creature — Demon


At the beginning of each combat, any opponent may sacrifice a creature. If a player does, tap Desecration Demon and put a +1/+1 counter on it.

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Set Rarity
Modern Masters 2017 Edition (MM3) Rare
Duel Decks: Nissa vs. Ob Nixilis (DDR) Rare
Return to Ravnica (RTR) Rare

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Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Highlander Legal
Penny Dreadful Legal
Block Constructed Legal
2019-10-04 Legal
Pioneer Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

Desecration Demon occurrence in decks from the last year

Commander / EDH:

All decks: 0.01%

Rakdos: 0.26%

Desecration Demon Discussion

LukeWorthy on Ob Nixilis, Search and Destroy

1 week ago

I know Desecration Demon is an absolutely amazing card, but I would probably take one or two copies out for some more control-focused elements to help protect you while you're ramping up to Ob Nixilis, Unshackled. I would run 4 Ob Nixilis, and I wouldn't run Whip of Erebos in the main. Something like Remand might really help you seal the deal right before Ob Nixilis goes off. Maybe a two-fer.

sygg66 on Everything is black and white with you

1 month ago

Hey man, your Friendly Neighbourhood Deckbuilder here. as you requested ill be helping you with your lifegain deck today. some cards i would remove and reasons as to why.

Accursed Witch  Flip -for what she does (which is meh at best) she costs too much mana. too slow. Night Market Lookout bad card Opaline Unicorn way better mana rocks out there Xathrid Gorgon slow for what it wants to do. much better cards in these colours with the same cmc. Paradise Mantle dont really need it Final Reward way too expensive for what it does Pharika's Cure really weak for a hard 2B Tribute to Hunger giving your opponent a choice is most times bad. token decks exist. Unholy Hunger 5 cmc to kill one creature and a requirement to hit the incidental life gain? oof. Fate Forgotten my recommendations will render obsolete Fated Retribution better replacement recommended Visara the Dreadful Seer's Lantern meh Elbrus, the Binding Blade  Flip Shimmering Grotto you can stand to cut a land of two Swamp see above Vampire Envoy can do better Desecration Demon its fine but not necessary Reya Dawnbringer lets face it, great ability, but with 9 mana i hope youre doing more than waiting until your next turn for a big play... with 9 mana you wanna try to win games.

here is what i have for you my friend

Heliod's Intervention one of the better cards in white recently, this deck loves the options here. Felidar Sovereign win con Merciless Eviction probably the best boardwipe these colours can ask for Fumigate amazing wrath Suture Priest great at any point in the game Utter End fantastic removal at a fair cost Talisman of Hierarchy decent rock Gray Merchant of Asphodel life gain synonymous Erebos, God of the Dead too good not to run Vona, Butcher of Magan so much better than visara K'rrik, Son of Yawgmoth best black card next to his dad Athreos, God of Passage incredibly good to keep wearing out your opponents. much better costed than reya Torment of Hailfire good game. Bolas's Citadel so beyond powerful when your life could be 300... Tainted Sigil very impressive when partnered with a big life drain spell (...if you havent already won) Bloodchief Ascension a game winner if not dealt with Test of Endurance win con Black Market gotta pump those x spells up!! Beacon of Immortality very cheeky with tainted remedy. dont use against me dawg.

droslag on Erebos, The Master of Cruelties

1 month ago

you could use something better than rakdos charm to finish off the opponent, cus if they dont have a creature out that kinda sucks. Lightning Bolt is good in pretty much all decks . you might want more lands and maybe some more removal spells too. Go for the Throat , Doom Blade Cast Down Tragic Slip arent bad options.

Sign in Blood is good for card draw and you can make the opponent lose two life to also finish them off if master of cruelties hits

Crypt Ghast can be great for loads of mana

Westvale Abbey  Flip is an awesome land and if you end up getting out alot of clerics you can sac em.

Skirsdag High Priest is another cool cleric

some other cool demons are:

Bloodgift Demon he can also finish the game a turn after if master of cruelties hits

Master of the Feast

Demon of Catastrophes

Lord of the Void

Desecration Demon

Sire Of Insanity

Abhorrent Overlord

grendalos on Gary is back...on a budget!

3 months ago

Have you considered using Desecration Demon it can be used as a win con with flying as evasion and and him being a 6/6 will tempt your opponent to sacrifice their creature's. I would use demon to replace Ravenous Chupacabra

RuneLongsword on Rakdos Demon

4 months ago

Dark Ritual is the perfect tool for casting your demons earlier; I'd recommend fitting 3 or 4 in the deck. Heartless Summoning is something to consider as well. Ob Nixilis, Unshackled isn't very useful in this deck unless you run something that forces the opponent to search their library like Scheming Symmetry ; Some cheaper CMC (and $) demons to consider are Abyssal Persecutor and Desecration Demon . Rakdos, the Showstopper is also an OK one-sided board wipe as well. This could also open you up to cheaper CMC devils and Imps such as Rakdos Cackler or Vexing Devil . Overall I like the theme a lot and I think it has potential to be really disgusting.

Argy on Cast a Shadow | Pioneer

7 months ago

Blue_Flame and SMASHER101 I must apologise for throwing a hissy fit. I know you're both trying to help and it is appreciated.

I have looked to see if there is something better than Transgress the Mind , and I haven't found anything.

Although it is limited to cards 3CMC and above, it can remove ALL types, other than lands.

That gives a surprising amount of removal of big threats.

I will stick with 4 copies as it, along with Thoughtseize , nip cards with Hexproof in the bud.

Looking at Desecration Demon I can't see that is better than Kalitas, Traitor of Ghet , other than its Flying, and potential forced sac.

Kalitas can be pumped to survive Languish but, even if he isn't, he makes lots of little Zombies if he dies to a board wipe. The Oracle text explains that.

What Kalitas brings to the party are three things that work with this deck:

  1. His Lifelink is essential to offset the constant amount of life drain.

  2. He exiles Crestures that die. That takes care of the Hour of Devastation gods, Scrapheap Scrounger , Deathmist Raptor , and so many other recurring Creatures.

  3. He allows you to deliberately flip Archangel Avacyn  Flip if you sac a Zombie using his activated ability. That can set up a nice board wipe, which he survives, as well as giving you a big, Flying beater.

I will keep Desecration Demon in mind.

Thanks again to both of you for your help. Especially SMASHER101, who reminded me of a change I needed to make, and got me to update the "How to Play" section.

Blue_Flame on Cast a Shadow | Pioneer

7 months ago

Have you considered Desecration Demon in the main? It's a 6/6 beater that will be able to swing pretty much every combat due to your high density of kill spells, and it also survives Languish . I don't know what you'd cut for it, maybe some number of Kalitas or shave a couple Transgress the Mind , but I seriously do recommend it. I don't know if you played during Return to Ravnica Standard, and forgive me for downplaying your intelligence if you didn't. But I will tell you outright the card is legit, and I've seen it win numerous games firsthand.

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