Vilis, Broker of Blood
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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
Legacy Legal
Leviathan Legal
Limited Legal
Modern Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Pioneer Legal
Planechase Legal
Quest Magic Legal
Vanguard Legal
Vintage Legal

Vilis, Broker of Blood

Legendary Creature — Demon


, Pay 2 life: Target creature gets -1/-1 until end of turn.

Whenever you lose life, draw that many cards. (Damage causes loss of life.)

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Orange+ on Horobi and the Wailers

3 weeks ago

Hey, andmike.

Thanks for the comment :)

I dont have any immediate ideas for a 150$ build, but I guess you could consider adding some black staples. There are also some pretty decent death trigger cards that I dont play. There is probably much more interesting ways to add to the deck than introducing more staples (and making the deck much more similar to everyone elses), but finding good original cards is a harder process :)

Death trigger cards: Grave Betrayal, Massacre Wurm, and Revel in Riches.

Black staples: Cabal Coffers, Crypt Ghast, Cabal Stronghold, Vilis, Broker of Blood, Lightning Greaves, Skullclamp, Reanimate, Exhume, Dance of the Dead, Animate Dead, Necromancy, Grim Tutor, Bloodchief Ascension and Phyrexian Arena.

Best of luck!

Goldberserkerdragon on IXALAN_Crazy

1 month ago

IXALAN_Crazy Hey man that sounds like a blast, 4v4 might be a little odd at first but you'll be craving it before you know it. Commander is a lot more balanced as it's anyone's game and a lot of politics are suddenly involved. Even outside the game's mechanics, you'll have a common threat and others might see you have something that could work to their advantage with what they got if you agree not to mess with them in exchange for taking down the threat. Etc, etc. Common example lol. 40 life is a lot more relaxing and actually becomes more of a viable resource; especially for black--just pay all the life for all the cards. Actually, that's what inspired me to build Vilis, Broker of Blood.

cEDH however is rather trivial--it's not really a true format and as such, most aren't trying to play that way. I do, but that's just because I love that magic has even printed such power and want to fiddle with it, plus I'm an efficiency freak, ha. Be that as it may, cEDH is funny in that if you manage to be the only one playing it, you'll have a target on your back for sure--it won't usually bode well. But if you have a deck fast/resilient enough to handle that, then go for it. Traversely, if you are at a table w/a full cEDH pod then everyone is equal again. Lol, it suddenly becomes regular commander again. Games can last hours.

Overall, you'll figure out what you love to do most and hopefully enjoy the format.

Flarhoon13 on Lazav and Gyruda (Companion): Doom Mind

2 months ago

Ill-Gotten Gains to enable Animate Dead on It That Betrays enabled this deck to win its first game. March 26th memorably saw Lazav, Dimir Mastermind become a Priest of Titania, tapping for 11 and utilizing a Kinnan, Bonder Prodigy twice (borrowed thanks to our Roil Elemental) to cheat out a Vilis, Broker of Blood and a Geth, Lord of the Vault, only to enable the Duskmantle Guildmage and Mindcrank combo victory.

zAzen7977 on K'rrik the Masochist

4 months ago

Hey theyounghansolo, I have a lot of experience playing K’rrik competitively and I have a few suggestions to help you improve your competitiveness:

ssteves1069 is spot on, Chainer, Dementia Master is crucial to this deck’s functionality. Since his ability is an activated ability, it bypasses Rule of Law and counterspells, which are this deck’s greatest weakness. To use Chainer, you need a proper sacrifice outlet like Dimir House Guard or Razaketh, the Foulblooded. Once you have Chainer, Guard/Razaketh, and Gray Merchant of Asphodel on the board, you’ve assembled an infinite combo and drain each opponent to death. You can also accomplish this with Buried Alive and Necrotic Ooze.

Final Parting targeting Reanimate in hand and Vilis, Broker of Blood in the grave usually wins you the game. Scheming Symmetry should never be run in a competitive setting since you are likely providing an opponent with a combo piece or counterspell.

Beacon of Unrest is too slow, I’d replace it with Shallow Grave. Recurring your artifacts is not critical to your strategy.

Sheoldred, the Apocalypse has the same functionality as Aetherflux Reservoir, but is a creature and can be reanimated. She pairs perfectly with Vilis. Plus Shelly and Peer into the Abyss either gains you lots of life or usually eliminates another player.

To be continued…

Necrosis24 on Tergrid, God of Grave Robbing

5 months ago

I personally like Rankle, Master of Pranks he plays into all three aspects of this deck. Plus its optional which modes you choose so you can adjust according to the board state. Although he does have to deal combat damage he has built in evasion.

Geth's Grimoire + Fateful Handoff can be a fun combo although depending on how the game is going it might hurt you more than you benefit. But say you pair it with Dark Deal when they have a massive hand you can get some good value, but they also will draw up a bunch of cards again. You may actually be able to use that as a win-con against one player to mill them out.

Alternatively Fateful Handoff + Vilis, Broker of Blood + Underworld Dreams will be an Auto-kill. If you were running an esper deck Fractured Identity would let you kill everyone instead of one player.

Jett2112 on Sultai Infect // Big Damage Ooze

6 months ago

Asmodeus the Archfiend + Skirge Familiar in the yard with Necrotic Ooze on the battlefield = loot the whole library get big mana

Vilis, Broker of Blood is another great beater demon that has synergy with Sheoldred, the Apocalypse.

Made_Compleat on How Large is My Son?

7 months ago

Hey! I'm not sure if Hateful Eidolon really makes sense. If I were you, I'd replace it with Vilis, Broker of Blood, which has much more synergy with the deck. Cool list!

Quickspell on 32 Sustainable Spells to Burn Body Fat

7 months ago

TheOfficialCreator Thank you, Light Up the Stage looks great with Spellweaver Helix. I wish Vilis, Broker of Blood was a dragon. MaybeMaskwood Nexus to make him a dragon… Theater of Horrors looks perfect, though!

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