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

MagicJoey on Tarjeta Muerta

6 days ago

I'd go for 4 Vampire Nighthawk and look up a card Black Market good black card for any mono black deck. Nice effect between the sacrificing.

popocatepetl on Shattergang Goblins Ideal List

1 week ago

Have you thought about adding the newer goblins such as Treasure Nabber, Goblin Trashmaster and Goblin Motivator?

A nice combo with Mogg Maniac is to use Simulacrum on him.

And maybe Black Market would help you make even more mana.

Like the deck!!

Talonisnthavingit on Meren deck

2 weeks ago

1: Instead of Crypt Ghast, I'd add Black Market. That way, you get mana from creatures dying instead of how many swamps you control. Getting swamps and lands is often harder than getting things to die.

2: Instead of Gleancrawler, add Journey to Eternity  Flip. First off, gleancrawler doesn't help your strategy too much. Secondly, if a board wipe goes off, gleancrawler won't bring anything back while journey to eternity will A. Return a creature then B. be able to return more later for possibly less.

3: Torment of Hailfire is kind of better than Exsanguinate. First off, it can possibly just board wipe them. Secondly, it could just kill them outright. Either way, it's more devastation for less mana.

4: Deadbridge Chant is a bit too much on the luck side. Winding Constrictor would be better for multiple reasons.

  1. Instead of Nether Traitor, I'd put Korozda Guildmage in. Nether Traitor is cool and all, but for what it does, it's not the best. Korozda can give a creature intimidate and +1/+1, as well as create you a good number of saprolings and give you some death triggers.

Doctorlobo89 on Spider War

3 weeks ago

Ah almost forgot Kresh the Bloodbraided for more counters when creatures die, Black Market for mana (sadly only black mana).

Good luck and happy gaming.

VexenX on [[Primer]]-God of the Rising FULL Moon! Butts Up!!

3 weeks ago

Sorry for the long silence. I have made quite a few changes over the last few months, but I kept forgetting to update the Primer! I'll list them below, then go ahead and update everything else! I also like the new Rot Hulk, but I am not sure what I want to take out yet.



Wintermoon on Toshiro's Murder

3 weeks ago

Indeed Black Market is underwhelming, I had it in my deck and eventually took it out. It is slow and is also a target people remove pretty soon because it can become dangerous if left unchecked. So I figured it would be better to remove. Lim Dul is expensive to cast but once in game paying 2 mana to steal the creatures is great

Jamminmagician on Blood Tax

3 weeks ago

Ben's Recommendations:


Worn Powerstone

Mind Stone

Armillary Sphere or Wayfarer's Bauble

Black Market

Burnished Hart

Solemn Simulacrum I know, he's annoying and expensive and in every deck but he RAmPS AND DRAWS AND IS COLOURLESS LIKE BLEH

Pristine Talisman Triggers your life-gain abilities.



Gravestorm MAN that theming

Ob Nixilis Reignited one of THE cheapest walkers around

Arguel's Blood Fast  Flip

Krav, the Unredeemed and his partner Regna, the Redeemer can generate card advantage by searching for each other, seem to be on theme (life gain and tokens are both parts of this deck, see your commander for details, but krav specifically lets you draw a shit TON of cards. Also, gives you some sac outlet ability and ridiculously tiny activation cost)

Necropotence this IS a more expensive card and with good reason. But of all the "more expensive card draw" cards i believe it is the LEAST more expensive. Seriously this card blows games out. (SIDENOTE this works SUPER WELL with your axis of mortality, necropotence yourself to 1 in response to the trigger then swap with someone to go right back to 35)

Harvester of Souls Gimme card draw for your creatures. Tax'ing the hell out of the entry to hell.

Actually on-theme cards that are really mean:

Magus of the Abyss There's a REASON people refer to chumping every turn as abyss-ing

Infernal Darkness a card you can probably find for 3$ or less, ruins people's happy fun times (except you)

Call to the Grave See above regarding magyss of the abyss.

Patron of the Nezumi Pay the death tax

World Queller This one's especially spicy cause you can choose a permanent type you DON'T have one of.

Angelic Arbiter A little high on the curve tbh but does make your opponents choose combat or spells

Aura of Silence I really think this is a must-have card for this strat.

Archfiend of Depravity New government law, every player shall have no more than 2 creatures. Communism at work, the government gets as many as it wants.

Magister of Worth A VERY thematic board wipe. (it will ALWAYS be a board wipe)

Cliffhaven Vampire For all those extorts and life linkers.

High Priest of Penance

Karmic Justice

Leonin Arbiter Seriously punishes decks with greedy manabases and green decks

Aven Mindcensor See Leonin Arbiter

Oathsworn Vampire This guy is great card advantage and a recurrable chump for your "symmetric" forced sacrifice effects

Windborn Muse Better than Baird IMO

Orb of Dreams EVERYTHING is tapped

Utter End Seems to me a better card than Mortify, even if it costs 1 more.

Thalia, Heretic Cathar

Hushwing Gryff Flash torpor orb fucks SO MANY DECKS

Descent into Madness Although this is only particularly strong if you have a huge draw-engine to keep exiling bad cards from your hand instead of permanents.


Words of Waste Can be powerful but may require too much tuning of mana/draw to be actually good.

Kataki, War's Wage expensive but powerful effect.

That's all for now. too many options honestly.

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