Vilis, Broker of Blood

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.)

Vilis, Broker of Blood Discussion

TypicalTimmy on Card creation challenge

1 day ago

One with Nothing is regarded as one of the single worst cards in all of MTG, without understanding why it exists in the first place.

Let's make this card viable, again.

Demonic Revelations


Until the beginning of your next upkeep, the next time you would discard any number of cards, instead draw that many cards. You lose life equal to the number of cards drawn in this way.

Say you have a full grip. You cast Demonic Revelations and go down to 6 cards. Cast One with Nothing and go down to 5 cards. You are instructed to discard your hand.

You instead draw 5 cards and lose 5 life.

Decent, but now put that in Vilis, Broker of Blood and go nuts. basically reads "Draw 10 cards. You lose 5 life."

Look me in the eye and tell me that isn't an epic deal.


KBK7101 on Mono Black "Deal'' Deck Ideas …

1 week ago

As someone who has a Vilis, Broker of Blood deck in the rotation of decks that I play with/against, I can speak from experience when I say that Vilis might actually be a bit TOO powerful. In the games I've played against him, he almost always becomes public enemy #1 as soon as something like Psychosis Crawler, literally any Tutor card or an unexpected Hatred shows up. Asmodeus the Archfiend seems to be a similar playstyle but not quite as "kill on sight" as Vilis is. I don't have any experience with Asmodeus, however.

Basically, if you want high power but a high chance of being targeted out of the game, Vilis is your best bet. If you want a lower powered deck that could potentially draw less attention from opponents that could play the same, Asmodeus would be a better choice.

On a similar note, Erebos, Bleak-Hearted might be worth mentioning. He cares about creatures dying and life loss. Could be pretty easy to tie the themes together.

If you went a route other than the life loss theme, maybe Fain, the Broker might be worth a look. Makes lots of deals by sacrificing stuff in exchange for other stuff.

Stardragon on Mono Black "Deal'' Deck Ideas …

1 week ago

So im making a mono black i guess "deal" deck where except necessary utility everything has a price beyond the initial mana investment. i.e. loss of life, exile from hand, deck or graveyard, sacing a permanent, let your opponent search their library, letting them draw a card or gain life ect. I want everything that can cost me something to do so if I can help it.

the commanders if leaning towards are Vilis, Broker of Blood or Asmodeus the Archfiend but if anyone has a better or more fun idea thats on theme let me know

Link: Shall we shake on it?

If the link doesn't work idk anymore less 35% the time i put a link in it works other the times it doesn't i put my deck name in [[]] but if I'm doing it wrong could someone pls tell me it really aggravating and it only for deck links when i put card names in the double brackets it works fine


2 weeks ago

As nattylordscooby has said, I don't think that this deck is very competitively viable. I suggest that you include creatures who, as cheated out by Kaalia, can synergize very well. For example, Doom Whisperer and Vilis, Broker of Blood. This combo allows you to pay 2 life to draw 2 cards, then surveil 2.

seshiro_of_the_orochi on Card creation challenge

1 month ago

Vilis, Traitor Uncovered

Legendary Creature - Angel Rogue

Flying, Lifelink

Whenever you lose life, draw a card.

: Until end of turn, whenever any player loses life, you draw that many cards.


This is a younger, but two-coloured version of Vilis, Broker of Blood that has the possibility to be at least as powerful as the og version for a turn. There are four other creatures in this cycle:

Drakuseth, Maw of Flame

Sephara, Sky's Blade

Atemsis, All-Seeing

Gargos, Vicious Watcher

Choose one of these creatures and give it the same treatment I gave Vilis.

pleH on Traumatide

1 month ago

mlequesne, hey, fair warning, big ol' blurb incoming. I really appreciated you getting my thought train going again since it's lead to a really fun night of brainstorming ways of getting the Isochron Scepter combo into the list and I wanted to talk about it a bit.

Initially I was skeptical about the combo since Dramatic Reversal didn't target anything or provide too much on it's own. That said, I still don't think it's the perfect new addition, but it's definitely not useless. In playtesting it usually ends up being used as a minor ritual to net 1 mana. On the other hand, Isochron Scepter is an AMAZING new addition. Like, I didn't realize how many solid targets I already had in the deck for it! In the realm of infinites, for 7 mana both Path to Exile and Tithe loop with Emeria Shepherd and Repository Skaab as long as any Plains remain in the deck, and I can replace Reanimate with Shallow Grave to loop Repository Skaab since it sacrificing itself gets around SG's EoT exile. For just solid value being able to cast Lim-Dul's Vault every turn for Axis of Mortality seems nice, being able to fill the graveyard with Entomb is a decent option as well, and of course there's always Swan Song. On the rare occasion that I do get Dramatic Reversal on the scepter, Cephalid Illusionist can actually mill the whole deck and win like that, Verity Circle can tap everything forever, Vilis, Broker of Blood gets silly, Magus of the Bazaar and Mirror-Mad Phantasm mill as much as needed... honestly the options are crazy.

Anyways just wanted to say thanks again for getting me back in the groove. I've already ordered in the new additions and can't wait to get them sleeved up.

KBK7101 on Beledros, Matriarch of the End *Primer*

2 months ago

Beledros Witherbloom and Thorn Mammoth is nasty. Oh my god. That's great!

Would something like Moldervine Reclamation or Deathreap Ritual be worth a mention? Or Font of Agonies? I guess that last one depends on how often you pay life, but it works really well in my Vilis, Broker of Blood deck so I thought I'd mention it.

KBK7101 on Kuro Pitlord

2 months ago

Kuro has always interested me. Kamigawa is cool. Art is freaky. Abilities are great. The mana cost... is a bit much for me, though. As for some help with efficiency, Font of Agonies is great with any deck that cares about paying life (though it may be overkill since Kuro kinda does the same thing). Vilis, Broker of Blood can also draw you a lot of cards. Lands like cabal coffers and Cabal Stronghold can help ramp out your commander faster.

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