Black Market


Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Commander 2017 (C17) Rare
Commander 2015 (C15) Rare
Mercadian Masques (MMQ) Rare

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Black Market


Whenever a creature dies, put a charge counter on Black Market.

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

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Black Market Discussion

triproberts12 on $30 Chainer

1 day ago

I would add cards that give you advantage through all the sacrificing and creature removal you have going on. Dark Prophecy would be my first add, and you might be able to pretty easily trade for a $3 Midnight Reaper , being from a currently printed set, and if Grave Pact and Dictate of Erebos are too pricey, Butcher of Malakir and Grim Haruspex could be good substitutes, especially since you have the means to reanimate him after a wrath. Black Market is a pretty unique effect, although Revel in Riches is a good win-con, if not as powerful on the mana-source side.

I would also look into adding Bojuka Bog . You might also want a little mill to speed things up, since you're light on win conditions. Dread Summons is a good late-game punch, while Ghoulcaller's Bell could be a good turn-1 play for a deck without a lot of early plays. It That Betrays could be a good win condition, too, if you're forcing sacrifices.

As for cuts, I don't think you have enough demons to consistently turn on Mark of the Oni . I would reconsider Ashes to Ashes , since you want reanimation targets, not to exile creatures. Mortuary Mire is a little weird, since you like to play things on the cheap from the yard, if anything, it's working backwards against what your deck wants to be doing. Wanderer's Twig and Traveler's Amulet . I feel like I'm missing something, but it makes no sense to me. Armillary Sphere , less so, but I would run Myriad Landscape and Isolated Watchtower first.

crabclaw on Teysa Karlov edh

1 week ago

If you're looking for cards to cut to reduce your cmc, then:

Sadistic Hypnotist -- it's a nice effect, but you can't combo this, you don't have a reanimator shell, and you're not exactly a discard-focused deck. Is too dependent on other specific cards.

Just checking, as you may already realize this, but stuff like Smothering Abomination 's second ability will not be doubled by Teysa Karlov .

I'm not super sold on Seraph of the Scales as a commander card. I've not seen it played so I may not be the best judge.

Thopter Squadron is a combo with other cards, sure, but there are cheaper, more concise combos. Look at Nim Deathmantle + Ashnod's Altar .

Requiem Angel is good with Divine Visitation in particular, but is super-high cmc, and won't be helpful at all in the case that you just have the tokens from your Afterlife cards.

Several of your 5-6 drop enchantments and sorceries could easily be swapped. Martyr's Bond does a little bit more for you than Grave Pact , depending on if you have one of your three treasure-generating cards out, which themselves are dependent on other things in order to create any treasure tokens. Not sure if the potential synergy is worth it.

Black Market will be nice in some cases, but will otherwise result in either a) unused mana or b) a blowout if anyone points removal at it. It's too undependable a source of ramp, especially because it limits your usage of the mana to your main phase. That you don't have a reliable mana sink with which to use the mana is even less ideal. More efficient, consistent sources of ramp will work better in its slot.

Is Open the Graves better than Field of Souls ? I like the latter much more in that it gives you flying creatures that are also Skullclamp -able.

hkhssweiss on Shadows Die Twice

1 week ago

Yeah no problem lorre, I haven't built the deck as it was a theorycraft deck that I made for a buddy of mines~

Another one of friend who did built the deck in my meta though uses Grave Pact and it does really lock out the creatures on board real fast. I would say go for it! Dictate is only good if you really want the redundancy, but flash is always great. In my playtesting Black Market has been real slow and not worth it for me to run as we run a lot of removal for enchantments, but if your meta doesn't run much hate, go for it as it is a definite powerhouse. Revel in Riches is definitely great when combined with Smothering Tithe so yeah definitely give it a shot!

lorre on Shadows Die Twice

1 week ago

I fully checked your build tomorrow, and I got to say, I absolutly love it! The only cards I would say that are little bit outside my budget are the search lands, and Vampiric Tutor . Is it ok if I base my build off your build? I would ofcourse give you credit :-) The only 3 cards I personally would consider adding (because I personally like them so much :-p ) Is Black Market and Revel in Riches both for double ramp and revel for a quick alt win con. And running Dictate of Erebos together with Grave Pact for more consistent creature removal. What are your toughts about those cards?

Joumba on Oona: Badass Faeries and Cruel Control

1 month ago

Looks like a mean deck... did Black Market ever worked well for you? I find it hard to make use of it. If you ever had to replace it in its mana ramping role, perhaps a little Doubling Cube ?

Also could be janky, but Rings of Brighthearth and Illusionist's Bracers are fun!

Anyway, nice deck +1, and have a good day

MagmaArmor0 on You Aren't Worth the Blood on My Shoes!

1 month ago

I think your deck needs more ramp to get out that huge commander--things like Thran Dynamo , Gilded Lotus , Black Market and the like can really help to get that 7 mana a lot faster.

To make room for them, I think you can afford to cut Ayli, Eternal Pilgrim , Viscera Seer , and Yahenni, Undying Partisan --Your commander is already a sac outlet, so I don't know how many more you need.

triproberts12 on Creatures that give mana on ...

1 month ago

Guys, I think he wants to sac those creatures to other effects, since he said no self-sacrificing creatures, so Thrulls are just spinning wheels. Unfortunately, the effect OP is looking for is pretty unusual, as evidenced by Su-Chi 's $50 price tag (screw the Reserved List). The best you're going to do outside the original examples is treasure and scion makers like Dire Fleet Hoarder , Gleaming Barrier , Pitiless Plunderer , and Carrier Thrall . That's why most people choose to make tokens and sac them for mana through an intermediary like Ashnod's Altar , Phyrexian Altar , etc. get the mana through death-matters triggers on cards like Black Market and Pitiless Plunderer .

triproberts12 on Creatures that give mana on ...

1 month ago

Not exactly what you're asking, but Black Market sounds like the exact card you need to tie the strategy together.

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