MTG: Top 10 Demons

MTG: Top 10 Demons

Taking a look at the best demons ever printed!

Demons have been around for a long time, but they’ve had a rough history in MTG. Parents began to complain about MTG cards looking too satanic back in the early days of the game. Of course, since MTG wasn’t the huge game it is today, they had to comply with the parents. Many pentagrams were removed from cards when they were reprinted (Unholy Strength comes to ming) and the creature type “demon” was done away with. However, this creature type was brought back several years later when the MTG staff decided that MTG had established itself well enough to show that it wasn’t satanic; Demons were just cool. So, we have demons again! Hurray! Well, let’s see what the best ones are!

Be warned! This list was very difficult to rank. Many of these cards could be moved around a little, but that’s something for you to do yourself. Feel free to comment and express your personal opinions on the best demons of all time.

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Honorable Mention: Hellfire

This is just a demonic looking card. It’s satan burning crusaders and laughing. Yeah, I thought the old MTG cards were cool too… They don’t make them like they used to!

#10 Prince Of Thralls

This card is pretty easy to play with Demon’s Herald. It can be hard cast pretty easily too. This card allows you to steal your opponent’s permanents unless they lose life. It offers them too options and neither are too pleasant. It’s a very interesting card and doesn’t get enough credit. It’s overshadowed by the other really powerful cards from its set.

#9 Defiler Of Souls

This is one of the more recent demons on the list, it is designed to take out monocolored decks. It fits well with Alara Reborn’s all multicolored theme. It’s a little useless within the set, but is the bane of casual players. This card really messes people up who just started and are running monocolored decks because of the sheer simplicity of them. It’s a cool card anyway though.

#8 Malfegor

This card is pretty big, but it’s really about dumping your hand to get rid of your opponent’s creatures. This card works great outside of its set. It fits perfectly into the Rakdos decks that focus on hellbent. Is this card a mythic rare? Eh… It’s more like a rare in my opinion. Noble Hierarch is much more powerful in my mind.

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Mike1229, posted this comment on May 26th, 2009

I makes no sense to me that malfegor is hellbent colors. lol def shouldnt be mythic!

monoman, posted this comment on Nov 22nd, 2009

Rakdos is a very good gaurd, for you opponent wont attack you because if he tramples the thing it blocks, it still does damage to your opponent, so they have to sacrifice half their stuff.

Hell_Venture, posted this comment on Dec 15th, 2009

Love the list i have most of the demons on here and are currently after rakdos now

NetHwarang, posted this comment on Nov 15th, 2010

You missed Sol’kanar ;-)

Drakdrium13, posted this comment on Nov 27th, 2010

@ fred fred burg, I would have included the persecutor, but it didn’t exist when i wrote this list. also, as to the price, it’s hovering at like, 14. if i ever revise this list it’ll be on here

Jordan, posted this comment on Jan 29th, 2011

Demon of death’s gate?
9 mana cost
Flying, trample
Can pay 6 life and sacrifice 3 black creatures to play it without paying it’s mana cost

And Pestilence demon?
7 mana cost
For 1 mana you can deal 1 damage to each player and creature, that can be at least 7 damage to everything a turn!

But I agree with some of these, like slot of the mono-coloured black ones :)

steve, posted this comment on Jun 28th, 2011

Carnifex demon all the way. 6 mana 6/6 that if you get 2u on the field at the same time is an neg combo for as much black mana
as you can use.

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