Vexing Devil

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.

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Vexing Devil Discussion

zapyourtumor on

4 days ago

Vexing Devil is a deceptively bad card in burn: your opponent will always choose the option that's worse for you. Early game they will remove it, late game they will just let you keep the creature.

The elementals are similarly bad, basically worse versions of Lava Spike.

For the creature suite, I recommend:

Goblin Guide: Does almost as much damage as the elementals in one turn, and then keeps swinging each turn after that. Giving opponents possible card advantage doesn't matter when you're going to be ending the game by turn 3.

Monastery Swiftspear: Has the potential to do even more damage than Guide, given that we want to be slinging as many burn spells as we can each turn.

Eidolon of the Great Revel: It hurts us a lot, but it probably hurts our opponent more. Even if they try to remove it (which they usually do) they take 2 damage anyways.

DreadKhan on Mtg burn

6 days ago

Have you thought about switching Guide for Vexing Devil for more upfront damage potentially? Most decks aren't eager to trade a card for a 1 drop, it's big enough they have to block its first swing or they should have just paid 4 life. It's a skill tester though, so it can blow up in your face potentially.

Sulfuric Vortex is interesting, nice tech vs life gain, normally a death sentence for a Burn deck.

If you want to take a look, Diesel Driven Burn is my Burn deck. It's designed specifically to play in metas where I expect to need to either burn creatures or deal with life gain, and thus expect longer games, but it can play reasonably fast.

hiddengibbons on Card creation challenge

1 month ago

Ashiok, Mind Ripper

Legendary Planeswalker - Ashiok

+1: Exile target card from a graveyard. Target player mills x cards, where x is that cards mana value.

0: choose one; night becomes day or day becomes night.

-X: destroy target creature with mana value x.

-5: You get an emblem with “whenever you cast a spell, exile x cards from the top of target player’s library where x is that spell’s mana value.


Create a red card that provides a choice like Vexing Devil or Risk Factor

Snap157 on One hell of a deck (Budget)

1 month ago

I've always been a fan of the Vexing Devil+Claim / Fame combo. Make your opponents choose twice! You could stand to lower your curve a bit so I'd cut some of the clunkier creatures for a playset of each.

MadPilot on Mad's Shadow

2 months ago

zapyourtumor interesting choice with those Sprite Dragon suggestion, i dont have them at the moment but i have leftover 4 Vexing Devil from my old burn. those would also have nice interaction with both Dress Down and lurrus, should i consider those instead of swiftys until i get f.e. dragons / more monke??

Lithelain on Everything Has a Price

2 months ago

Fantastic deck, thank you. I've come back to play with some friends after a very long hiatus and it was pretty fun seeing them struggling to make good choices.

By the way, reddeath68 I see you talking about playing this on MTGO, but there are cards missing, right (e.g., Vexing Devil, Choice of Damnations)? Or is it just me?

BotaNickill on SmashZea Your FaceZea

3 months ago

zapyourtumor, Thanks for the vote of confidence! I do have some Eidolon of the Great Revel around here somewhere I think. I have always been on the fence about this card cause burn usually does enough damage on its own to the user without any help, but yes it does have its uses! Vexing Devil I feel is good because its one mana for four damage! And if it sticks on the field it's a force to be dealt with. Goblin Chainwhirler I just picked up a foil copy of and that is in the deck already, I'll add it to the list. Personally I'd really like to get the Bonecrusher Giants as its a burn spell, red devotion, and a big creature all in one card. I appreciate the comments and suggestions! Thanks!

pozzel on Rakdos For Fundos

3 months ago

wallisface Thanks, I really appreciate your insight. I thought about it, I'm gonna lower mana cost overall and keep only Demanding Dragon and add Primordial Hydra as a "maybe expensive, maybe not" card, Dragonlord's Servant is a card I will still buy since I do have a proper dragon deck which I want to further use, but I'll keep it in the Maybeboard for this one. As of now this is still going to be changed regularly I believe, since I'm also talking about this with friends and trying to see what they think about it. I'm trying to make it a bit more consistent all around, and round up the rough edges. Vexing Devil is a card I have seen before but I completely forgot about it, I think it has a good standing in this deck. I might also tweak the amount of red spells and add Shock or Lightning Strike for a bit more damage, as you recommended.

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