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For the low CMC it seems to do fairly well in Jundwalkers in some current testing. It has issues elsewhere, though, considering it forces you to throw away creatures.
Posted By: Joeey (4/26/2012 6:06:20 PM)
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I think you could win a tournament on this guys tail.
Posted By: lorendorky (4/26/2012 10:33:30 PM)
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Sacrifice a creature OTHER than Demonic Taskmaster, which means you can Dark Ritual him out on first turn without any consequences. Black control decks often time only need one creature to win the game and this comes with precisely no drawback for such deck type. There are also many cards in this set with "only one creature" requirement.
Posted By: Cyberium (4/26/2012 11:14:05 PM)
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I might try a black deck with this playing a big part. 4 power on a flyer for three mana isn't to be overlooked. The "demon drawback" isn't the worst either considering you can have just him out.

If you can keep killing their guys off until turn five, you can cast Homicidal Seclusion and Predator's Gambit to really take this guy over the edge and make him a 6+ power with lifelink and guaranteed to win if they can't answer it somehow.

This would work best with getting him hexproof to block removal.

Something to think about; I'll be trying it at the pre-release.
Posted By: WWoody (4/27/2012 6:30:32 PM)
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This might be my favourite card from AVR. Fits perfectly into my UB control deck.
Posted By: Fenix. (4/28/2012 7:33:54 AM)
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If your control deck needs a fatty to keep pressure on the battlefield, this guy should fit in nicely.
Posted By: Totema (5/8/2012 6:03:13 PM)
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Played with him in limited and he is an absolute powerhouse. I won three games on his back alone (obviously). It did get defanged once, and man did that suck, but I ended up winning that game anyway.
Posted By: Laguz (4/29/2012 1:35:20 PM)
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He's really good guys. His clause can be turned off or negated. If he's giving you "Card disadvantage", then you aren't putting him in the right deck.
Posted By: RAV0004 (4/27/2012 6:07:03 PM)
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can't you have more than one Demonic Taskmaster on the field and not have to sac any since it says sac a creature other than demonic taskmaster?
Posted By: WoWbolt17 (5/11/2012 9:38:39 PM)
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He's a cheap Demon in both the normal sense of being CMC less than 5, and in the sense of being undercosted for P/T. I wouldn't feel bad about playing him in a deck that doesn't mind losing a few creatures. Maybe you can stock your own GY for a Living Death finisher? Grimoire of the Dead and Liliana Vess pull redundancy duty.
Posted By: DarthParallax (4/29/2012 6:37:39 PM)
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