Black Market

Black Market

Enchantment

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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Set Rarity
Jumpstart (JMP) Rare
Mystery Booster (MYS1) Rare
Commander 2017 (C17) Rare
Commander 2015 (C15) Rare
Mercadian Masques (MMQ) Rare

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Legality

Format Legality
Noble Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Arena Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Unformat Legal
2019-10-04 Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Historic Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
Casual Legal
Vintage Legal
Highlander Legal

Black Market occurrence in decks from the last year

Commander / EDH:

All decks: 0.08%

Black Market Discussion

Daedalus19876 on Message from Surgeon-General Yawgmoth Re: COVID-19

2 weeks ago

Profet93: I haven't gotten to test these changes yet, honestly. I swapped Ugins to use his ult as a wincon, rather than trying to use him primarily for removal. Plus, when I can keep the board clear he does great work.

Crypt Ghast has been in here since the beginning, yeah. He's good.

Bloodchief is back in because I couldn't resist the beautiful foil. I'm hoping I can use it as a way to offset life loss from Yawgmoth, and to keep certain infinite combos from working.

I actually might be cutting Imperial Seal so I can sell it, haha.

I haven't gotten to cast Black Market yet, and I've also been considering running Revel in Riches instead...

golgarigirl on Kelsien, the Plague

2 weeks ago

I like what you've got going so far, but it needs a little streamlining...a little focus. We're going to take a look at how many cards do these things you want to do in your description. Sorry if this gets a little long winded...

If you're going to be giving deathtouch, it would be great to have more creatures that would really benefit from it. To me, that's either more of Kelsien's type...'pingers' as my playgroup calls them...such as Blood Cultist, Goblin Sharpshooter, and Deathbringer Thoctar, OR it's some giant nasties such as Chandra's Incinerator, Inferno Titan or Sun Titan, (but only if they work with the deck). Of the creatures you currently have, only Kelsien and Kalmne really do anything neat with deathtouch, meaning multiples of deathtouch cards are kind of wasted.

By adding more ways to find our deathtouch, we add ways to find other useful things too, and trim the worse deathtouch cards. We can replace things like Gorgon's Head and Flail with Heliod's Pilgrim and Open the Armory, we gain access to way more options, both if we do or do not need deathtouch at the moment.

The Mardu colors are amazing at killing things. Your deck should be able to mow down normal creatures without much problem, so removal that just 'destroy target creature's something is not what we want. You've already got some great exile options, but those are also excellent at dealing with other things, so I'd like to suggest the tried and true Swords to Plowshares and Path to Exile, as well as Crackling Doom for really troublesome creatures. Despark and Generous Gift take care of everything else, and bonus points, Gift gives another creature for you to snipe. Shriveling Rot plays right into your strategy as well.

Like your deathtouch, I would really look at the quality of your reanimation. Is it better to have just a few really good pieces and consistently draw/tutor into it, or a lot and find that there isn't anything worthwhile to reanimate (I've been there)? A lot of these cards cost a bit of mana as well, so I would play some more mana rocks and card draw to help you get online faster. Signets like Rakdos Signet that come down before Kelsien are especially good (and I often run my rocks with Daretti, Scrap Savant, so I can turn them into important artifacts my opponents have destroyed later on). Black Market will also get us there in the long run. I like Torbran, Thane of Red Fell to really bulk up our 'ping' damage, and Sigarda's Aid just because it's awesome. Finally, Thrilling Encore does exactly what you want in this deck, and can even surprise your opponents after a board clear.

SQUID-MAGIC on GrimGrin

2 weeks ago

Nice! I like what you did here. As a fellow Grimgrin player, I can see that you have a powerful deck here. I did a similar deck, except I made it on a budget of about $100. If you would like to check out some of the cards I put in there, you can head on over to my page. I made my deck more of an aristocrats-style deck and I think your deck could benefit from some cards like Hangarback Walker and Black Market to get Grimgrin's wheels going. Overall, I love the style of the deck you have here. Keep up the good work!

MrKillStar on B-Waste Recycling

2 weeks ago

Check some Shirei decks, most creatures have just 1 power, so they can sac/reanimate all the time and its pretty sick :)
Village Rites is better version of Altar's Reap
Black Market can be very good, especially if you can go crazy and put tons of counters on it.. or it just eats removal instead of some more important card in your deck.
Tortured Existence - absolutely great creature retrieval just for and can go crazy with your Desecrated Tomb. I use it in combination of Phyrexian Altar as infinite etb/etg engine. Bitter Ordeal to exile everyone's library; Emergence Zone to make it instant speed if needed.
Hell's Caretaker can be fairly good reanimator for Shirei aswell.
Crypt of Agadeem,Dark Ritual,Bubbling Muck,Songs of the Damned are cheap for mana ramp.
Mutilate is just board version of Defile, might aswell use both?
Altar of the Brood easy mill just for that triggers upon any permanent you play.
Insidious Dreams - to cast your combos from top of your library if you manage to keep Bolas's Citadel on board. Forever Young/Gravepurge for casting creatures from your graveyard (top of your library with Bolas's Citadel).
Blanket of Night if you get more non-swamp lands and you're on low budget. Its just cheaper enchantment version of Urborg, Tomb of Yawgmoth.
Call the Bloodline could be easy way to get creatures into your graveyard, get some sacrifice dork and reanimate them later.
Priest of Forgotten Gods this pretty lady could be a nice addition to Shirei aswell, if you get some cards that make sacrifice dorks/etc. blahblah

MrKillStar on Ayara Ping

3 weeks ago


I would cut Conspiracy, since most of your creatures are zombies anyway and little tokens you create, you could just sacrifice asap with Ayara/Conrad on board.

Prismatic Geoscope - read rules on Gatherer.wizards.com - its 5 mana rock, that enters the battlefield tapped and can produce only one mana = useless in mono color deck. Better go with Sol Ring/Mana Geode/Arcane Signet are better options for that.

I use Tortured Existence+Desecrated Tomb in my For the Void deck and its just pure awesomeness. Every activasion of TD triggers Syr Conrad's ability twice (one creature coming out of you GY, another one coming in) and DT gives you 1/1 BLACK bat token with flying (which matters for Ayara). Its also insant speed activation, so you can use them to create flying blockers and a lot of tokens to sacrifice. Add in Phyrexian Altar and you can go infinite with either Ayara or Syr Konrad.

Sanguine Bond - With weak life gain in this deck, I wouldnt bother with this. I would replace it with more ramp - Caged Sun/Black Market or Songs of the Damned (which would work even better with Buried Alive), etc.; Village Rites would be very nice card draw (of course Phyrexian Arena, Necropotence is a big thing too).
Liliana of the Dark Realms could be also pretty nice for ramp.
You can always keep Sanguine Bond and throw in more life gain stuff life Whip of Erebos/Dread Presence/Ivory Tower/Venser's Journal or graveyard hate cards like Crypt Incursion/Suffer the Past.


Woe Strider could be used as instant sac outlet for your Ayara, with a 0/1 WHITE token and scry 1 as a nice bonus.

Cabal Coffers,Lake of the Dead,Nykthos, Shrine to Nyx - also very good lands for mono black decks, just not for low budget decks. Urborg, Tomb of Yawgmoth - probably not worth it if you dont run that many non-swamp lands.

Cards I would cut off:

Forlorn Pseudamma - 4 cmc 2/1, that needs to be tapped and pay additional just to make 2/2 zombie seems not very good.
Piper of the Swarm - they only thing making rats is Piper and Plague of Vermin (which is ok though). Piper works much better in Ayara rat decks. In this almost zombie tribal deck, Piper just doesnt really fit.
Syphon Flesh - Very independent on your opponent's board state and number of opponents.. So its kinda 50/50.
Conspiracy - Unless you're going to do some shenanigans with making non-zombie creatures and tokens into zombies (I counted 10 things in total that are either non-zombie creatures or make non-zombie tokens), I really wouldnt waste a card space with it, unless you can do some absurd amount of tokens.
Prismatic Geoscope - as I already said above.

Metroid_Hybrid on Undying Phyrexian Autocracy

3 weeks ago

I have Tortured Existence & Altar of the Brood in my Syr Konrad, the Grim deck (and they are absolutely bonkers there), but here they're only a cute distraction away from the main combo..

I already run the most expensive Grave Pact there is. I used to run Dictate of Erebos & Black Market, but they eventually got cut for other things.

The one good suggestion however is Bastion of Remembrance as an 8th Artist effect (and in an Enchantment too)..

A general tip though.. When you suggest cards to add, you should think about what to cut for it/them.. Especially in a dedicated combo like this..

MrKillStar on Undying Phyrexian Autocracy

3 weeks ago

For more recursion Tortured Existence -> plus catalyst Desecrated Tomb = fuel 1/1 black token with flying. Add Phyrexian Altar for infinite triggers for your artists. Black Market should ramp you a lot, if its needed, or Grave Pact/Dictate of Erebos for removal. Altar of the Brood for a lot of opponent milling.
Bastion of Remembrance for additional 1/1 token and artist effect for only 3 cmc.
Lake of the Dead - Expensive, but totally worth it.

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