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Desecration Demon
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Desecration Demon
- Return to Ravnica

Reviewed December 5, 2012

Constructed: 4
Casual: 4
Limited: 4.75
Multiplayer: 3.5

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David Fanany

Player since 1995

Desecration Demon
 
I love how people say "punisher" cards or other things that give your opponent a choice are bad, then suggest that cards like Desecration Demon have potential. The fact is, Desecration Demon does have potential, and the fact is also that it basically reads "Sacrifice a creature or get attacked for six damage. If you sacrifice a creature, add one to the number of damage in this punisher scenario next turn." This is exactly the kind of card I most like to see: power that comes with a price and requires strategy from both sides of the table. There are so many black decks that can use this card it's scary.
 
Constructed: 4/5
Casual: 4/5
Limited: 5/5
Multiplayer: 3/5
Michael "Maikeruu" Pierno

Today's card of the day is Desecration Demon which is a four mana Black
6/6 with Flying that can be tapped and given a +1/+1 by an opponent at the beginning of combat if they sacrifice a creature. This combines well with untap effects, can be used as sacrifice fuel, and with heavy removal can be a low cost evasive threat that is difficult to respond to.  The drawback, such as it is, promotes the typical Black strategy and overall this is likely to be a fixture in mono-Black sacrifice and suicide removal for some time.
 
In Limited where removal is a premium and a 6/6 evasive creature can easily win games there is no real drawback to running this.  An easy first pick for Booster that can be run in any Black guild and automatic inclusion for those guilds in Sealed.
 
Constructed: 4.0
Casual: 4.0
Limited: 4.5
Multiplayer: 4.0


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