Black Market


Format Legality
Vintage Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Legacy Legal

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Set Rarity
Commander 2015 Rare
Mercadian Masques 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

hark on I'll Devoid your Nothing Dang It!'

4 days ago

if you get extra money Braid of Fire is insane another similar card is Black Market

VesuvanDoppelbanger on Tasigur Villainous Wealth *P*

6 days ago

A Black Market would be helpful for fueling a massive Villainous Wealth.

rockingcheerio on Ghave, the Combo God

1 week ago

SeveredNed, Cathar's is already in, and a HUGE piece in my deck. Coat of Arms is gonna stay out, mainly because I play against a BRUTAL goblin tribal, but I like the idea! Black Market is gorgeous, definitely gonna try to find a spot for it, along with Selfless Squire. Thank you so much for the suggestions!

SeveredNed on Ghave, the Combo God

1 week ago

Coat of Arms could help make your Saproling army much more of a threat, but it also effects your opponent

Selfless Squire is a good way to protect yourself from being nuked as well as adding more +1/+1 counters to play with

Cathars' Crusade means that you never need to activate Ghave's second ability again

Black Market is stupid powerful paired with Ghave. Without tapping a single piece of land, you could use the market to activate Ghave's two abilities to increase it's output by x1.5 in a single turn. And that's not counting the boosts it gets from anything dying by any other means

Teal_Fox on Breaking Backs with Bontu (suggestions welcomed)

1 week ago

It seems odd to me that you are running such a sac heavy deck but no Grave Pact/Dictate of Erebos. Also, it looks like Black Market can be used to great effect with all of the mana sinks you are running.

Reverse830 on (Mono-Black) Morbid Luxury

1 week ago

You need Black Market. You anticipate creature death all the time, and that will generate plenty of mana to cast stolen spells with.

Also, why bother with Command Tower instead of another Swamp? It can only tap for a single black mana anyway, so why not have a land that actually works with Crypt Ghast, Cabal Coffers, and Magus of the Coffers?

Daedalus19876 on What's the point if you're not having fun

1 week ago

(You asked me to look it over on Facebook.)

Overall it looks fine.

One card to consider would be Living Death - I find it frequently acts as a one-sided board wipe when paired with a good sac outlet like Ashnod's Altar, and it combos beautifully with Grave Pact.

You have most of the major tutors, but if budget really isn't a problem I like Imperial Seal over Grim Tutor.

Generally speaking I'd personally go with Malicious Affliction over Terminate or Hero's Downfall, but that depends on meta: do you prefer the conditional 2-for-1, or the always-reliable 1-for-1?

Your mana base is deeply misaligned from your deck's colors, though of course you're running something very close to an optimized landbase (fetches, ABURs, etc). I'd run zero-one basic mountains here, though. Just small tweaks.

It's really a shame that Gift of Immortality isn't in your colors; it's sweet with an Aristocrats deck. It's one of the reasons I personally prefer Orzhov for Aristocrat strategies...

Of your vampires, Falkenrath Gorger seems weak. He's only relevant with three other cards in the deck, so unless there's a lot of wheels running around your meta I suspect he's usually dead?

I prefer Mox Diamond over Chrome Mox m'self but again, personal taste.

Your curve is somewhat high; have you considered Black Market to profit off of the many death triggers? This could power out a Sheoldred, Whispering One from your hand, or at the worst you can always just pump the excess mana into Olivia or Skeletal Vampire.

Harvester of Souls is generally somewhat sucky, but with all of the Grave Pact effects it might pull its weight here. Depends how many non-token creatures your opponents play.

Have you looked into "proper" Stax effects, like the eponymous Smokestack? In a deck built to profit off of death triggers, it unbalances the card even more than usual.

Anyway, that's my two cents! Happy deckbuilding.

Hexi180 on Mogis just wants to watch the World BURN!!!

1 week ago

I didn't know that it empties when I draw... I thought I would have it all turn... I can switch it for Night Dealings and just use Black Market as a protection front Winter Orb thank you

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