Creature — Demon
At the beginning of your upkeep, sacrifice a creature other than Xathrid Demon, then each opponent loses life equal to the sacrificed creature's power. If you can't sacrifice a creature, tap Xathrid Demon and you lose 7 life.
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|Commander / EDH||Legal|
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Xathrid Demon Discussion
3 months ago
The biggest potential weakness I see in this deck is that there's a sort of "cost void" between your 1-drops and your big demons, and the biggest threats in the deck may not be the most mana efficient. For instance, I'd probably run Desecration Demon or Demon of Catastrophes in a sacrifice deck instead of Goremand . I imagine he's a pet card for you though, so maybe you could lean more into the reanimator angle to cheat him in quickly. Most modern versions seem to be running Goryo's Vengeance into Griselbrand and praetors still, but I tend to prefer the budget alternatives. Some additions to Blood for Bones and Gravewaker are repeated activation creatures like Hell's Caretaker and Whisper, Blood Liturgist . Unburial Rites is also fairly popular if you don't mind splashing white. For the discard, staples include Thoughtseize , Collective Brutality , Ransack the Lab , and Mind Rake . For sacrifice synergy, I think Smallpox and Sinister Concoction could be options too. I'm also a big fan of creatures that mill for this role such as Stitcher's Supplier (which helps to play the very useful Gravecrawler ) or the green Satyr Wayfinder and all its Mulch brethren. Reanimator lets you play other big threats too, some of which could be Razaketh, the Foulblooded , Eater of Hope , or Xathrid Demon to stick with the demon theme. Another card I see as being pretty expensive here is Soul Foundry . The aforementioned Hell's Caretaker can usually produce a similar result without the 1 mana tax every turn. Furthermore, the tokens it creates could interfere with Grim Haruspex , a card draw engine I usually prefer to Dark Prophecy (or maybe Harvester of Souls if I'm feeling spicy.) There is some downside in cutting noncreature permanents for their creature counterparts, so choose the option that is being hit by removal the least in your meta. If creature hate is a problem, maybe a Grave Pact or Dictate of Erebos could dissuade your opponents.
4 months ago
You might like these: Bone Miser, Avaricious Dragon, Bag of Holding, Endless Whispers, Pain Magnification, Memory Jar, Anvil of Bogardan, Ruby Leech, Andradite Leech, Steel Golem, Rust Elemental, Xathrid Demon, Vibrating Sphere, Colfenor's Plans
Also heads up Treacherous Blessing will get sacked as soon as you target it with Blim, but maybe you intend for that to happen? 3 cards for 3 is decent value after all.
1 year ago
Looks good. You might like these: Knollspine Dragon , Bladewing the Risen , Boneyard Scourge , Kokusho, the Evening Star , Xathrid Demon , Woebringer Demon , Razaketh, the Foulblooded , Mirror Entity , Heirloom Blade
1 year ago
You might like these: Stinkweed Imp , Golgari Grave-Troll , Forgotten Ancient , Death's Presence , Deathrender , Illusionist's Bracers , Hermit Druid , Fa'adiyah Seer , Skullclamp , Smothering Abomination , Xathrid Demon , Blood Speaker , Cauldron of Souls , Colfenor's Urn , Kaya's Ghostform
1 year ago
If you want to sacrifice for value, I highly recommend Mazirek, Kraul Death Priest . Since he provides neither sacrifice nor recursion by himself, I think he’s often underestimated. Provide the sacrifice ( Butcher of Malakir , Xathrid Demon , Sidisi, Undead Vizier ), the reanimation ( Hell's Caretaker , Journey to Eternity Flip, Sheoldred, Whispering One ), and tokens to buff ( Mycoloth , Korozda Guildmage , Pentavus ), and he can do some work. Better than Meren, Muldrotha, or Karador? Probably not, but possibly more interesting.
2 years ago
I like the changes! Looks like a solid deck. The last thing I would do to tune it is look at the bottom end of the curve. Gibbering Fiend and Pilfering Imp are cute, but now that you've removed your token producers, you'll have a tough time feeding Demonlord of Ashmouth , Eater of Hope , Xathrid Demon , Shadowborn Demon , and Infernal Offering . You've still got some cards that care about going wide, like Torrent of Souls , Hellrider , and Skirsdag High Priest .
The rate on Hordeling Outburst is good. For a reanimator deck, Skirk Ridge Exhumer , Cryptbreaker , Call the Bloodline , and Silversmith are also good. At the top end of the curve, Abhorrent Overlord could also warrant consideration. Also, in the land slot, if you feel your manabase is good, I like Kher Keep . Speaking of the manabase, Urborg Volcano and Tresserhorn Sinks are better in your deck than Evolving Wilds or Terramorphic Expanse . Rix Maadi, Dungeon Palace is a good utility land for reanimator. Also, Pyramid of the Pantheon and Molten Slagheap are real bad. Myriad Landscape is miles better.
My favorite low-curve option for pumping out bodies is Hanweir Garrison . Hanweir Battlements would be a sweet addition, as well, and I think it's better in this deck than Hammer of Purphoros . You don't really want to be taxing your lands with a deck full of 5+ drops, and I could say the same for Underworld Connections . It looks like a budget Phyrexian Arena , but it's really not. You're pretty good on card draw at this point, but if you really feel the need for another source, Night's Whisper is a clean, solid option.
2 years ago
Abhorrent Overlord, Archfiend of Despair, Bloodgift Demon, Demon of Catastrophes, Demon of Wailing Agonies, Demonlord of Ashmouth, Doom Whisperer, Harvester of Souls, Indulgent Tormentor, Krav, the Unredeemed, Overseer of the Damned, Ravenous Demon Flip, Razaketh, the Foulblooded, Silent-Blade Oni, Xathrid Demon
2 years ago
Lord of the Pit is an iconic card, and has inspired several similar cards, such as Liege of the Pit and Xathrid Demon, but I thought that it would be interesting if there was an aura that turned a creature into a lord of the pit, so here is what I devised.
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Enchantment - aura
Enchanted creature gets +3/+3 and has flying.
At the beginning of enchanted creature's controller's upkeep, that player sacrifices a creature other than the enchanted creature. If they do, each of their opponents loses life equal to the sacrificed creature's power. If they cannot, they lose life equal to enchanted creature's power.
I made the mana cost of this card mirror that of Celestial Mantle, as this card is very heavily black in the way that that card is heavily white. As with the cards that inspired it, it requires careful strategy to properly use, but, as an aura, it could, theoretically, be put on an opponent's creature to hurt them.
What does everyone else think of this card?
Also, I would like to thank whoever devised the custom card tag, except that, when I attempted to use it, it did not work, so I still needed to type out everything manually.