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Maybe we've all just become desensitized to cards like this. I remember when cards like Nicol Bolas and Lord of the Pit used to be scary to see on the other side of the table. Sure, they had major drawbacks, but in the earlier days of Magic, that was the only way to play a creature of that size. Nowadays we have Flying Spaghetti monsters like Emrakul, who's only drawback is it's CMC, and cheaper and cheaper large creatures. People forget that the Upkeep used to be used for more than just drawing extra cards and looking at the top card of your library.


I for one, welcome this throwback to old school demons, and ask that more cards come with drawbacks like this. He's fast, it's damn fast, but for that same cost it's got to have a drawback. This is a bigger creature than Lord of the Pit, and it's two mana cheaper. Plus, it's a 4/4 on the front, so even if after you drop it and someone wipes out all of your 1/1 Human tokens w... (see all)
Posted By: MrFluffyThing (2/20/2012 11:33:56 AM)
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I suppose the idea is that you don't transform him until it threatens lethal damage or turns into a nice combat trick.
@Tahunuva
Damn. Then I guess he sucks, doesn't he.
Posted By: Kryptnyt (1/28/2012 8:13:10 PM)
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looks at the card and say how is this rare you suck, sees 9/9 whats this flips the card. O.o sorry sir didnt mean to disturb you, have a great day
Posted By: robits_for_the_win (1/26/2012 9:33:40 PM)
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Personally, I was glad to see this as the promo, as it is a perfect fit to my play style. I understand how much of a let down it is to most, but if it's that terrible, send it my way :P

Anyway, this is the finishing beater to my BW sac deck. With cards like Gather the Townsfolk, Undying Evil, and Unburial Rites, there's no shortage of fuel for my sac engines. Thinking about adding a Culling Dias or two to help speed things up, alongside Elixir of Immortality to reset my library after using up so many spells and creatures.

A really fun deck, and just getting tons of support from DKA..
Posted By: BastianQoU (1/31/2012 6:19:55 PM)
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This card as Prerelease Promo is nothing more than an insult...

Goodbye valuable, playable, and mythic Promos...
Posted By: Vividice (2/9/2012 3:40:21 PM)
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He can threaten lethal damage pretty quick with his other side. Made a B/W human deck around this guy. If he comes out then you beating face with a 9/9 flying trampler and if he doesn't then it plays like a modified WW deck. Put him down turn 5 wait until next turn to transform him, the only thing you really need to watch out for is pacifisms and such.
Posted By: P3numbra (1/27/2012 7:09:57 AM)
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This is a great card, either save him until later in the game when the 9/9 blow will be fatal or make sure you have a plentiful supply of human 1/1 tokens or a means to quickly dispose of the Demon. Fling would be good for a laugh.
Posted By: HowardTreesong (1/28/2012 4:10:06 PM)
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@scatterdells: You're the only one who noticed that because none of those things you said work. Personal Sanctuary only prevents damage that would be dealt to you during your turn, and Bloodgift Demon is loss of life. Additionally, having Sanctuary and the Archdemon here wouldn't give you any benefit, because if you don't sac the human, you have to tap him. And what good is a 9/9 flying trample demon if it's tapped, whether or not you take 9 damage?
Posted By: PeabodyET (3/21/2012 8:03:59 AM)
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Am i the only one who noticed this and Bloodgift Demon work well with Personal Sanctuary from M12? This guy also combos well with Reaper from the Abyss
Posted By: Scatterdells (3/8/2012 4:44:12 AM)
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@RAV0004
May I just say: Suck it Up! You are complaining because WotC decided to *gasp* not give away rarer cards and instead went for flavor? Oh, the horror! How about next set everyone gets foils of all the mythics in the set to make up for it? Or is THAT not enough? Just because Wizards has decided to give out mythics for the most recent few blocks, doesn't mean you are entitled to them. (and no, I don't think this is dome sort of conspiracy for monetary reasons... WotC doesn't get money from the secondary market, and have almost no control over prices.)
Posted By: phyrexiantrygon (5/12/2012 5:41:40 PM)
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