Desperate Ritual

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Format Legality
1v1 Commander Legal
Block Constructed Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Commander: Rule 0 Legal
Custom Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Highlander Legal
Legacy Legal
Leviathan Legal
Limited Legal
Modern Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Pauper Legal
Pauper Duel Commander Legal
Pauper EDH Legal
Penny Dreadful Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Vintage Legal

Desperate Ritual

Instant — Arcane


Splice onto Arcane (As you cast an Arcane spell, you may reveal this card from your hand and pay its splice cost. If you do, add this card's effects to that spell.)

enpc on Ink-treader ideas

1 month ago

You can also use arcane effects to do some dumb stuff. For example, if you cast Kodama's Reach with a Blessed Breath spliced onto it targetting ink-treader, you will get a Kodama's reach for each creature on the battlefield due to how the splice mechanic works (which basically makes one spell with both effects so you have a Kodama's Reach that now targets).

Means that you can also use cards like Uproot to decimate a player's manabase (and mess up their draws), get an instant boardstate with Spiritual Visit or just generate a lot of mana with Desperate Ritual.

BluestBoi on Budget Burn

1 month ago

Thanks for the suggestions DreadKhan! I don't believe in purpose-buying cards, and I built this with my previous collection. I do have some ramp with Desperate Ritual and Pyretic Ritual, but I like the idea of adding more. I currently use this deck for 2HG Legacy games as more of a supporting role. I will add the cards you mentioned to the maybeboard for others, however I won't be buying them myself. Thanks!

sylvannos on Brother's War Spoilers

2 months ago

@Hi_diddly_ho_neighbor: It's the modularity of it that seems nuts to me. It's obviously not like you're casting Animate Dead on a Griselbrand. But you can use it as a value card on something like Kitchen Finks, a combo enabler for Thopter Foundry, or even a Desperate Ritual when used on Black Lotus.

And a lot of these cards fit neatly into decks like Bomberman or Stoneblade.

TheOfficialCreator on Krenko army

4 months ago

Fervor -> Mass Hysteria?

Also, Rite of Flame, Pyretic Ritual, Desperate Ritual, Mana Echoes, and Simian Spirit Guide can help you ramp. Mana Echoes is really only great with X-burn spells and such, though, so it's not for every Krenko deck. It would be fire with Staff of Domination, though ^^

Jett2112 on Carah Approaches with Pyromantic Intent

4 months ago

I agree with your decision to exclude Deflecting Swat and Lightning Greaves since they are cards that say your "planning for the worst" (which is even dumber than regular planning). I think a better way to make sure Syr Carah, the Bold spends as much time as possible on the battlefield is to max out on rituals like Desperate Ritual, Pyretic Ritual and Mana Geyser. Maybe also max out on mana positive rocks like Mox Diamond Grim Monolith Mana Vault and Grim Monolith. At 36 lands you could almost swap any mana positive spell for a land and probably run a bit smoother and faster. I know those are big money cards but I see that Lion's Eye Diamond

+1 for embracing the battlecruiser / glass cannon aspects of Syr Carah, the Bold!

Jett2112 on Lord Xander Taxing your Deck

5 months ago

For cheap ramp try Dark Ritual, Cabal Ritual, Pyretic Ritual, Desperate Ritual, etc.. getting Lord Xander, the Collector into play turns early to maximize opponents discard seems good.

lagotripha on $10 Controlled Burn, Arcane Edition! [UltraBudget]

7 months ago

Going into 3 colours on a budget can be tough, but there are some great options - Field of Ruin, Exotic Orchard, Aether Hub/Crumbling Vestige, etc. They aren't perfect, but a little planning can get them to stick.

The biggest thing I can offer is that splicing to arcane has various combos with 'copy spell with x cmc or less' effects. Izzet Guildmage+Desperate Ritual is traditional, but guildmage plays nice with everything else. Similarly, Sea Gate Stormcaller, Dual Strike etc.

With all of that said, I'd look at blue creatures - Delver of Secrets  Flip etc, with some etb effects like stormcaller, with Veil of Secrecy as protection rather than stretching to white.

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