|Commander / EDH||Legal|
Printings View all
|Commander 2017 (C17)||Rare|
|Commander 2015 (C15)||Rare|
|Mercadian Masques (MMQ)||Rare|
Combos Browse all
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.
Price & Acquistion Set Price Alerts
|Have (28)||Msgstallion , Willis1994 , rebelteddybear , sonnet666 , lorddarkstar , Prettyfun , ZombieFood , westdoorblowsnow , voidruby , ChainerDragon65 , mentor6 , Unjust_DiabIo , frederiklw , nate_wizardadept , Espi14 , snackeater , angesoir , killstars , Reliva , DarkMagician , pskinn01 , miracle , Riku580 , Diamonddragon2002 , Orypool , orzhov_is_relatively_okay819 , mziter501 , predation|
|Want (4)||Turtlelover73 , moonmonster , Desol4tion , georgehades|
Black Market Discussion
4 days ago
You'll want some faster card draw and creatures, and more go-wide pay offs. Disciple of Bolas, Zulaport Cutthroat, Falkenrath Noble, Blood Artist, Grim Backwoods, Sangromancer, Rogue's Passage, Whip of Erebos are all good cards to add.
Midnight Banshee is a major nonbo in your deck. It kills all of your snakes that you get from it, as well as many of your other creatures.
For lands you'll want to avoid tapped lands that dont further your game plan some how. Replace with basics or fast-duals: Foul Orchard, Golgari Guildgate, Golgari RotFarm, Jungle Hollow, Khalni Garden, Mortuary Mire, Oran-Rief, the Vastwood, Cabal Stronghold. Manabasecrafter.com provides a very helpful list of every mana source you can play given your commander.
5 days ago
Your curve is generally correct, but I feel there are a few things you can change to optimize your deck (and I'll avoid expensive suggestions, in order to keep it affordable, suiting your budget). First of all, you could consider running two more lands (Mathas surely is a cheap commander but it better suits a more controlish game plan. I would prefer to run 36 lands in this purpose. I recommend you to give a look at the Rocky Tar Pit (it's basically a budget fetchland) and Myriad Landscape. The new Field of Ruin might interest you as it's a great political tool. Forbidden Orchard also is nice and affordable. Smoldering Marshand Canyon Slough are not that expensive and can help you stabilize your mana pool. And, only if it fits your budget issues, both Blood Crypt and Godless Shrine are good investments.
The Planar Bridge, even if it's a great card on its own, doesn't really match with your objectives. It's slow and will take too much time to be effective. If the ''tutor'' effect was what you were searching when you put this one into your deck, I suggest you some cards as Increasing Ambition or (a slow but more versatile card) Ring of Three Wishes.
An idea I find interesting with Mathas will concern the addition of a sacrifice outlet. With cards like a Skullclamp and a Bloodghast (I know, it's not a budget card actually, but you can find it for something like 10 euros now that it has been reprinted - if you're looking for a budget version, you can run the Reassembling Skeleton / Endless Cockroaches), it provides you an excellent card advantage, with cards like Ashnod's Altar / Phyrexian Altar it gives you the necessary resources for the late game. Not to say that the red colour also gives you access to tons of cards which allows you to take the control of your opponents' creatures for one turn (Captivating Crew for example)! Alongside the altars, those cards could enable you to kill the creatures you put a bounty counter onto and so you will gain the reward and gets nice value while slowing your opponents. It may require some testing time but it seems pretty decent.In control options, you have Grave Pact, Dictate of Erebos and Attrition that could get the job done.
Tetzimoc, Primal Death seems really good here, and I'm glad someone finally decided to give it a try! With a Cloudstone Curio, you can bounce it back to your hand and restart clearing the board as much as you want, but you will have to think about adding other valuable etb effects and recursion's cards like Phyrexian Reclamation.
Sheoldred, Whispering One is not a cheap card, but feels like a staple for your strategy and your deckbuilding.
There is a lot of cards in your actual deck build that don't feel like a good idea since they just don't match with any strategy. Let's start with the Hoarding Dragon. It's a slow tutor and I can understand why you choose to play it, but it doesn't feel like a good idea. Jaya Ballard, Task Mage : the hate cards are bad because they often feel too situational and becomes dead cards. Even if Jaya provides you other options than the hate the blue guy one, she stays bad in comparison with other cards you could play (not saying that about expensive cards - even for a budget deck, she's just bad - cut it). Kulrath Knight doesn't do much in your deck... I mean... it's not such a bad card but come on, you want to pay 5 mana on something else than just a flying lil' body with wither. Kozilek, the Great Distortion is a great card, but it feels too slow here as you don't play anything to ramp, and, more important for your deck, it doesn't match with anything. If you absolutely want some eldrazi there, so add in some ramp cards and play Ulamog, the Infinite Gyre, it will be much more efficient and synergize better with what you want to accomplish. Only 10 enchantments is not enough to get value from your Mesa Enchantress. Tariel, Reckoner of Souls is slow and doesn't do much. Shunt feels too situational. Righteous War is far from being interesting here, you will always prefer having Swiftfoot Boots over them... and I don't even know if you need those boots... no, I'm pretty sure you're fine without. Celestial Dawn doesn't do much and you will most of the time pay 3 to do nothing...which is bad.
A few suggestions :
Endless Whispers could be funny and fits very well the political theme!
Afterlife is a control tool which also left your opponent with a creature, it's nice not to make enemies.
Descent of the Dragons another control tool leaving your opponents with creatures. If your prison theme is strong enough, this card could be a staple as it puts 4-4 flying. Your opponents will slowly kill each other.
Disrupt Decorum mad flavorful card for a mad Mathas dude.
Besmirch not the best card ever, but could be interesting there.
Mogg Infestation lul
Chaos Warp doesn't kill your target, but it's still a really good and versatile answer.
Sarkhan the Mad look at the -2! (you will need a lot more protections if you go for it though, and chose to go for a lower curve (which is not such a bad idea btw))
Painful Quandary just a powerful and annoying control card - beware, it often attracts a lot of hate.
Solemn Simulacrum helps you to stabilize your mana base and gives you card draw.
I hope it would help you! Good luck with the deckbuilding and keep up the good work. :)
2 weeks ago
The main cards to add for this effect would be:
Triskelion and Mikaeus, the Unhallowed for the most straightforward combo, and the Buried Alive you have to put them in, preferably with Rune-Scarred Demon. You recur the Demon fetching Vindicate, then bring the Mikaeus/Triskelion Combo out by sacing the Demon. This means Buried Alive can win the game with the commander as a one card combo. Phantasmagorian can be used if you end up with any number of the combo pieces in hand.
Other cards to add include Imperial Seal, Grim Tutor, Diabolic Intent, Culling the Weak, Dimir Machinations, Corpse Connoisseur, Mana Crypt, Mana Vault, Memnite, Shield Sphere, Ornithopter, Grim Monolith, Phyrexian Walker, Chrome Mox, Lotus Petal, Defense Grid, Dark Confidant, etc.
Cards you can drop:
3 weeks ago
Thank you for your comment NV_1980 I had considered adding mana rocks and card draw but didn't think it was that important but when i played it Monday evening i realised how slow it was and these would make a slow zombie deck much more efficient.
I got a Skullclamp through trades this week which should be useful for card draw and i really like the look of Jet Medallion i'd never heard of it before your comment. hopefully adding these two (at least), and Black Market my deck will compete much better.
4 weeks ago
Stomping Ground FOIL $34.95
Temple Garden FOIL $19.92
Phyrexian Tower $49.99
Black Market $3.05
Animate Dead $1.99
Here's my Binder if you want to take a look. My fetches in my binder keep coming up as Foil even though they actually aren't, I have no idea how to change that.
1 month ago
Black Market!!! lets you cast the apostles for free, and with Aetheros in play you can tutor all your big bois or drain out your opponents really quickly
1 month ago
- Llanowar Elves
- Elvish Mystic
- Scourge of Nel Toth replace with Rune-Scarred Demon
- Butcher of Malakir already have dictate and grave pact
- Ravenous Chupacabra already have Noxious Gearhulk
- Urborg, Tomb of Yawgmoth unless you also have Cabal Coffers urborg isn't necessary
- Caustic Caterpillar already have Acidic Slime and Reclamation Sage
- Merciless Executioner already have Fleshbag Marauder
- Shriekmaw already have Noxious Gearhulk
- Deathrite Shaman
- Harvester of Souls or Grim Haruspex or both for card draw
- Decree of Pain card draw board wipe
- Pernicious Deed instant speed board wipe
- Scavenging Ooze better graveyard hate card that deathrite
- Rune-Scarred Demon
- Avenger of Zendikar will be a major win con with craterhood and tokens synergize with rest of deck
- Greater Good 20 dollar card but godly in this deck
- Sylvan Library amazing card if you want to spend the 20 bucks
- Growing Rites of Itlimoc Flip good with a lot of tokens and creatures
Maybe? Seems cool: