Black Market

Black Market


Whenever a creature dies (is put into the graveyard from the battlefield), put a charge counter on Black Market.

At the beginning of your precombat main phase, gain to your mana pool for each charge counter on Black Market.

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Black Market Discussion

Archon_Bel on Message from Surgeon-General Yawgmoth Re: COVID-19

1 week ago

Daedalus19876 I was wondering what you thought of some of the new cards from Commander Legends. We got a good number of things to mess around with, and I'm also super excited to play with Tevesh Szat, Doom of Fools and Szat's Will in the deck. Szat let's you +2 to effectively draw 2 with Yawgmoth out, or +1 to draw 2 anyway, so it seems super good. Plus, it's another sac outlet, and his ultimate is potentially reachable with Yawgmoth's proliferate!

It also took me a while to realize that Szat's Will is an instant; I thought it was a sorcery for some reason, but it being an instant makes it much better and useful since you will likely be able to use it as both removal and token generation (which around mid-game when this card would likely be cast, could net you around 4+ tokens). Also... instant mass Bojuka Bog lmao.

Perhaps you could try cutting Black Market for the planeswalker, at least. I don't really like upkeep effects like that anymore, but I can see why you'd use it since it's potentially a shit ton of mana.

Other cards that caught my eye were Exquisite Huntmaster and Opposition Agent. I cut my copy of Rite of Belzenlok for Huntmaster since it can give you more mileage, a max total of 8 creatures to sacrifice (provided you still have 3 opponents). Opposition Agent is also... stupidly good, so I decided to swap it in as a replacement for Liliana's Standard Bearer since drawing isn't really hard at all in the deck.

Tzefick on Teysa Karlov’s Double D's

2 weeks ago

For sure.

Also Black Market is not a bad card, but sometimes you get caught up in the "what if"s and you don't actually see the results you want as consistently as you want.

Take True Conviction. It's an extremely powerful card and if you drop it and can immediately swing for huge damage, it might be worth it. However I found it was always getting countered, removed, board wiped or similar, so it drew too much attention to the point it wasn't really adding to my chance to win.

PS - seeing MrKillStar's comment.

Considering there are so many life gain cards in this build, I wouldn't worry too much about Dark Prophecy.

MrKillStar on Teysa Karlov’s Double D's

2 weeks ago

KibaAlpha to go infinite with Bitter Ordeal I use Desecrated Tomb + Phyrexian Altar + Tortured Existence . Could also use Gravecrawler with another zombie. Or for another usage for infinite Bitter Ordeal, I use Bolas's Citadel + Gray Merchant of Asphodel + Haunted Crossroads with Phyrexian Altar to go infinite; with Mortuary as a possible replacement for Haunted Crossroads and removing the need of having Phyrexian Altar on board, then if any opponent somehow stays alive, Bitter Ordeal them :D Emergence Zone if you need to flash Bitter Ordeal.

Tzefick: I would agree to keep Black Market in deck. Yea, it costs , which isnt something amazing, but even in mono-black, its not hard to ramp into it and witht the right cards (or even if any opponent goes crazy with sacing creatures), you can get some great mana value from it. In a worse case, it eats some enchantment removel and "protects" your more important ones.

The thing I would be more careful about is Dark Prophecy, since it can kill you, unless you have something to negate the life loss or something to shuffle your GY back into library (Elixir of Immortality/old Eldrazi titans)+discard.

KibaAlpha on Teysa Karlov’s Double D's

2 weeks ago


My thanks and appreciation for taking the time to type out long and detailed ideas, suggestions and explanations.

I've gone ahead with removing/adding based on your thoughts.

Not sure I agree with taking out Black Market but perhaps after play testing.

Several cards impress me and I'm happy to have them brought to my attention.

Fixed up the land base to have more coloured.

Thank you for the great feedback.

Tzefick on Teysa Karlov’s Double D's

2 weeks ago

KibaAlpha I would say Bitter Ordeal is a possible wincon when you are able to go infinite, and when not it can disrupt against opponents you know are mainly combo orientated. I would not consider it interaction like I would removal on the board like Wrath of God or Despark.

The way you'd go infinite would most likely be through Bolas's Citadel, at which point I would argue that Aetherflux Reservoir serves the same wincon but is a lot more flexible/valuable throughout the game.

I feel like you have a few too many cards dedicated to card draw/card advantage.

Erebos, Bleak-Hearted, Erebos, God of the Dead, Yawgmoth, Thran Physician, Arguel's Blood Fast  Flip, Dark Prophecy, Greed, Liliana, Dreadhorde General, Skullclamp - and adding card advantage cards; Phyrexian Reclamation, Bolas's Citadel, Athreos, God of Passage.

I would probably cut some of the less efficient / most mana hungry, like Erebos, God of the Dead and Arguel's Blood Fast  Flip. You have a lot of sources giving you card draw, but if you spend your mana on getting cards, you cannot cast those cards you draw. If you still feel too light on card draw, I would rather suggest one-tricks like Night's Whisper or Ambition's Cost.

I like being practical, so this bit is a bit tongue in cheek. Commander is about the big splashy stuff, so I get the motivation behind these but...

Black Market feels a bit like a greedy fantasy, without much intention. You hope to drop it down, sac some creatures and cash in on the mana next round, but there's no X spell finishers or particularly demanding costs. It would seem most likely that this mana will be used to cast a few spells in hand, pay Commander tax, or sink into Greed-esque cards. It feels like it doesn't support much in your game plan. The same could be said of Cabal Coffers. It's there to fill a fantasy, but one that is unlikely to see reality.

Reading through your deck's comment history it seems like you've walked back and forth from using infinite combos. It also makes more sense to me why you have so many Doomed Traveler-esque cards instead of token generators and death synergy cards.

If you want a more casual structure, I would say Pontiff of Blight is a good way to sink mana into, and it turns even the smallest and crappiest creature spell into a meaty drain chunk with the Extort of a few creatures on board.

NomadicJoe96 on Colfenor Combos List

3 weeks ago

Nice list so far!

In terms of Creatures That Can Get Themselves Back, Colfenor reads, "Whenever Colfenor, the Last Yew or another creature you control dies, return up to one OTHER target creature card with lesser toughness from your graveyard to your hand."

Consider: Desecrated Tomb and other fun interactive cards. Carnival of Souls+Essence Warden or Soul's Ascendant (etc)= unlimited Black mana. Or have fun with Death Match or Black Market etc etc. This commander is gonna be fun!

May not be the most competitive, but would be hilarious at a casual table!

MrKillStar on The Horned King

4 weeks ago

First of all, no creature in commander is too expensive, unless you have enough ramp or ways to cheat it out.
( There is an infinite combo of Mikaeus, the Unhallowed + Triskelion . There is fairly a lot of ramp in black, if you really need it, like Black Market; Songs of the Damned; Bubbling Muck; Magus of the Coffers, etc.
I use some basic black ramp cards in my For the Void and it works just fine, nothing extra :D

Something to protect Mikaeus and other creatures, like Lightning Greaves and Malakir Rebirth  Flip is very nice. Or just Reanimate whatever dies.. which can even draw you cards if you would control Vilis, Broker of Blood.

If your opponents somehow won't die to Mikaes+Triskleion damage, Altar of the Brood or Bitter Ordeal is an option.

Swampwalk is fine, definitely if with Urborg, Tomb of Yawgmoth on board.

Landbase look fine, maybe Emergence Zone is really nice utility land, so you can cast anything at instant speed after you sac it.

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