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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
1 hour ago
Um, frankly, not really. It is one of the weaknesses of this deck I think. You want to play on every player's end step, which admittedly gets annoying for some players.
Putting some more creatures that get bigger with deaths (like Swarm of Bloodflies, Carrion Feeder, or Bloodflow Connoisseur) could be one method. Fallen Ideal is a sac outlet that can protect your commander (against damage based board wipes or removal) and gives evasion via flying, which could possibly make commander damage a sudden unexpected wincon.
I think one of the best (that is, fastest) strategies would be to use lifedraining effects of Zulaport Cutthroat, Blood Artist, Falkenrath Noble,Grey Merchant of Asphodel, Tattered Mummy and possibly others, perhaps in combination with a token swarm strategy. In fact, an artifact token strategy with Marionette Master and Genesis Chamber could be a great way to go.
The problem is that this deck needs enough control elements to protect itself, since it is very much a glass cannon. Maybe consider more tutors - there are definitely some that I don't have just because of the costs. Buried Alive, Entomb, Vampiric Tutor, cheap reanimation like Reanimate, Animate Dead, and Exhume could help you assemble your engine faster. This deck is rather slow by nature of having a 5CMC commander, needing protection to keep it stable, and needing at least a few other creatures on board to do anything useful. This deck depends on building up a massive board state, which takes time.
8 hours ago
no Anaba Ancestor,Anaba Spirit Crafter,Rageblood Shaman, Mogis, God of Slaughter Lord of Shatterskull Pass? I feel maybe these cards in for some of the ones that don't benefit a lot to the minotaur theme you have going on as they just seem like Auto includes to me. I also think Tahngarth, Talruum Hero and Coat of Arms Door of Destinies and Obelisk of Urd and maybe Akroma's Memorial would all work nicely too provided they pump your minotaurs. Black Market would be nice after you get your (at this point massive) army of Minotaurs death touch to just put counters on it to have a large amount of mana to use to accelerate. you may also want to put Waste Not in here as a side win condition. Neheb, the Eternal can go infinite with Aggravated Assault by adding enough mana to activate its ability, plus the damage stacks each time you activate a new combat, to generate even more red mana to go large with a Comet Storm, Fireball or Crater's Claws.
I like this deck and I will post more as I come up with more ideas for this deck.
2 days ago
I will put in some dual lands as soon as i get my hands on them. When my budget allows it i'll get myself copies of Cabal Coffers and Urborg, Tomb of Yawgmoth. But strangely enough i never had mana problems. With Black Market, Cryptolith Rite and Crypt Ghast there is some ramp. Black market can produce a ton of Mana to use for Torment of Hailfire. Tapping the tokens for mana with Cryptolith Rite synergizes really well with Throne of the God-Pharaoh. Sometimes i muligan down to 5 to get a forest and a swamp in my opening hand so dual lands would be my first go to.
The problem with Doubling Season is that it also doubles he tokens of my opponents and it only doubles the counters put on my own creatures. So it would likely hurt me more then my opponents.
6 days ago
So, I have an idea about collecting a dirt load of mana and I want to bounce it off a few of you guys before delving to far into the idea. Neheb, the Eternal, Sakiko, Mother of Summer, and Black Market would be the main cards to produce the mana. This would have to be a creature based strategy so Braid of Fire wouldnt work without flash. Flash could be fun if everything untapped each turns but not sure which way to go with this yet.
I also though of doing X costing spells and run a Rosheen Meanderer like deck. But this really limits the spells that can be played. Or I can go with more of a card advantage, control rout. Really have a lot of possibilities here and want to see what everyone thinks. I was thinking Kresh the Bloodbraided as the CMDR since its structured around creatures attacking and dying. But up for different ideas or color changes. Anyone know more cards like Neheb, the Eternal, Sakiko, Mother of Summer, and Black Market?
6 days ago
Chris15Henry I have thought about Erebos and did have him in here in a previous build. But one game someone cloned him and then all of my Exsanguinate and Drain Life types wouldnt fire. So removed him at that point
I do already have Door of Destinies in here, its a great card for this deck.
010101nature of the cards you mentioned.. Black Market is definately my favorite. I may have to find room for it in this deck. My problem is always what to removed, think i might start taking out the secondary Drain Life type cards, which means there may again be room for Erebos :)
6 days ago
This deck seems pretty mutch good to go as a zombie tribal.if i could add one card in there it would pretty mutch be Filth, it is pretty easy to get in your graveyard and will win games on its own.Gempalm Polluter could be okay, since you are running so mutch zombiesAndPhyrexian Altar could be great, but will go infinite with Gravecrawler.If you are looking to ramp up a bit you could run Black Market since zombies tend to die alot, this could provide alot of mana really fast
1 week ago
golgariizzet I love the mono black plague feel of your edh (+1 from me!) - this deck used to be a Grimgrin, Corpse-Born deck that more or less took that approach. Instead of Seal of the Guildpact I was thinking Jet Medallion because I am running heavy in black, possibly in addition to Black Market. dlaxw7 I like the idea of Nightscape Familiar, but since I'm so heavy in black, I don't think there is room for him here. Although, Geth, Lord of the Vault seems like someone I should try to make room for. Thanks again for all the great suggestions guys!
1 week ago
You're right Death Baron is a must. At this point he is not in the deck due to me not owning the paper cards. However, I may be inclined to splurge a little for this deck. I do like those anthems you've listed (Coat of Arms, Door of Destinies, etc.), but I really like having my anthem effects on the zombies to keep those creature numbers high, further fueling the reanimation aspects of the deck. However, I am always open to arguments. I was thinking of adding another "mana-rock" to the deck, but I was thinking Black Market instead of Seal of the Guildpact. Thoughts?