Vexing Devil

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Format Legality
1v1 Commander Legal
Archenemy Legal
Arena Legal
Block Constructed Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Commander: Rule 0 Legal
Custom Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Gladiator Legal
Highlander Legal
Historic Legal
Historic Brawl Legal
Legacy Legal
Leviathan Legal
Limited Legal
Modern Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Planechase Legal
Quest Magic Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Vanguard Legal
Vintage Legal

Vexing Devil

Creature — Devil

When Vexing Devil enters the battlefield, any opponent may have it deal 4 damage to them. If a player does, sacrifice Vexing Devil.

wallisface on The Party Pyromaniac

2 weeks ago

Some thoughts:

9-lives on burn deck help to refurbish

4 months ago

Ahh! Thanks, legendofa! You're catering to my tastes even though they may not be the most 'optimal' or 'meta'! Thank you for that! Funny you noticed that they all start with S, haha.

wallisface, that makes sense, but I consider that if Satyr Firedancer isn't killed in the beginning, and stays on the field, I can destroy 6 toughness creatures with just two burn spells. Plus, I can die very quickly to creatures if I don't have it, and it's a card I can deal damage to the player if need be. Monastery Swiftspear is only one mana less, and isn't as good as most people think, contrary to popular wisdom, and requires being drawn in the beginning of the game. I'd rather run 2x Vexing Devil for that purpose, which makes far more sense in her stead. If the player chooses the creature chocie of Vexing Devil because he/she can remove it, there isn't anything lost nor gained if Monastery Swiftspear is in its stead. I would like something good that isn't in my deck, or even new to the archetype. I know there's Searing Blaze and Searing Blood, but they aren't as useful as I'd like them to be. I also don't know which one to choose, either. Landfall isn't the greatest, and neither is dealing 2 damage, especially if I draw it later in the game. I'm trying to cover all of my bases in the early and semi-later game, and that isn't what I'm looking for.

jethstriker on burn deck help to refurbish

4 months ago

"The point of going over 60 is that I can afford to have more space in my deck so long as I keep the number of burn spells a certain ratio."

Do you mean you go above 60 so you can add more burn spells? Adding more burn spells doesn't really help because you are still confined in the rules of the game of 7 starting draw and one card per turn. If you're going to respond with "I have card draws in my deck", I would have to say draw spells normally aren't worth the inclusion in burn. Unless its as big as Wheel of Fortune (not legal in modern) or as efficient as Treasure Cruise (banned in modern), you're better of just top decking an actual burn spell itself than a card draw

Another thing I'd like to point out is if you're using Vexing Devil, you go max out the copies. I remember pro player and burn expert Patrick Sullivan once stated that the decision offered by the Devil only matters in the first couple of turns in the game. Past that it only becomes a liability.

Unrelated to the deck, I remember you two have this kind of conversation before. Walls got a point, why bother ask for advice when you dismiss others that offer actual help.

lespaul977 on Budget Mono Red Embercleave

8 months ago

Balaam__, thanks for checking this out!

I think adding more copies of Vexing Devil could certainly work, but I’m not sure what I’d swap out for them. What kept me from putting in a full set is that I don’t know if it’s necessarily the best turn 1 play. What would you swap out for 2 more copies Vexing Devil?

Agatha12 on Mono Red Rush

10 months ago


I somehow managed to go 2-2 in my local tournament, 1st day playing the deck, I was very impressed with its killing power.

Goblin Guidex4 => Fanatical Firebrandx4 Fanatical is a good cheap option. However, I found that goblin 1 red mana for 2/2 KILLED other opponents. This single card actually led people to discord A LOT of cards. Which helped me. MAY look for a replacement in the future. (Ragavan, Nimble Pilfererx4, If I ever get rich)

Ghitu Lavarunnerx2 => Monastery Swiftspearx2 No explanation was really needed, it was really just a cheaper/crappier version, managed to find 2 more at the store.

Goblin Chainwhirlerx4 => Kumano Faces Kakkazan  Flipx4 Goblin Chain was OKAY, there were 1/2 times where it actually did so much good. BUT, Kumano is cheaper, (does almost the same thing Chronicle 1) and also turns into a 2/2 and gives a creature a counter if you've summoned one on that turn. Which with this deck is likely to happen.

Magma Sprayx4 => Lava Spikex4 I'm not really happy about the limitations of either of these cards, But Lava Spike helped against planeswalkers and also make it easier to kill the opponent.

Its really hard for me to tell if it is a good idea to keep Tormenting Voice/Cathartic Reunion OR The Flame of Keld

I found that the Flame of Keld's draw power was enough to get me through some situations. There were moments where I wish I didn't have either a Tormenting Voice or Cathartic Reunion. This showed some flaws while facing players with counters.

as recommended by Tcbrgr Vexing Devil Or Rift Bolt would be good replacements.

Icbrgr on Mono Red Rush

10 months ago

I overall really like this list...ive been on a red deck wins kick lately and I think it looks pretty good!

I think I like Kumano Faces Kakkazan  Flip or even maindecking Roiling Vortex over The Flame of Keld.

Maybe consider Dragon rage channeler over Ghitu Lavarunner... Goblin Guide over Fanatical Firebrand...

Other good cards in the Modern pool is Lava Spike, Rift Bolt, Vexing Devil...

the big expensive cards for mono red is probably Eidolon of the Great Revel.... or Ragavan, Nimble Pilferer

SufferFromEDHD on Red Affinity Burn

1 year ago

Bomat Courier awesome EDH card. Not sure about it's application in this strategy.

Light Up the Stage blatantly powerful but the listt has become focused and cluttered.

Vexing Devil genius. The list is heavy on artifacts but at its core it is a 1 mana 4 damage deck. I will find room for a playset.

Grim Lavamancer where to begin. Love this card. It's the creature version of Cursed Scroll. Both of these are squeezed into so many of my EDH decks. 2 damage did not fit the 4 damage theme. When I build a Legacy Burn list both of these cards will be main board.

Red fetch adds what to the strategy?

hootsnag on Red Affinity Burn

1 year ago

Have you considered Bomat Courier Light Up the Stage Vexing Devil Grim Lavamancer or mountain fetch lands?

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