Black Sun's Zenith


Format Legality
Pre-release Legal
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Casual Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Pauper Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Commander 2014 (C14) Rare
Mirrodin Besieged (MBS) Rare
Mirrodin Besieged: Phyrexia (MBP) Rare
Promo Set (000) Rare

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Black Sun's Zenith


Put X -1/-1 counters on each creature. Shuffle Black Sun's Zenith into its owner's library.

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Black Sun's Zenith Discussion

Joumba on Literal Everlasting Torment

2 hours ago

Nice deck sir, a interesting twist! +1 from me. I would suggest to cut out Stuffy Doll for it will die to wither before being of much use if Everlasting Torment is around. Maybe Necroskitter for a sweet and large board? Also Black Sun's Zenith for a mechanically related wipes ;). Having wither, Boros Reckoner can also make for good defence. Well, good luck and have fun!

Korlash88 on UB Control - Beginner (NEED HELP IMPROVING)

5 days ago

You need some mass removal spells. Having eleven spot removal spells is a lot, I would say you need Crux of Fate, or 'Black Sun's Zenith', one of these as 4-ofs, as they are cheap cards.

As a big fan of UB control, I usually use man-lands, and you got cheap lands like Dread Statuary, which are awesome to close the game...

Another great card that I always use is Recoil. It's awesome when they got no cards in the hand, as they act as pseudo-removal some permanents that for the colors are hard to get rid once they are in the battlefield...

Six creatures that cost 6 is a lot too, you only need about half, because you only need them in the hand later in the game...etherling is the best of the bunch....

Overall your idea is correct, UB control tends to be around that type of cards you are using: creature removal, counters, discard, and a big finisher to close the game...

Leifis on Everybody Loves Hypnotoad - The Gitrog [[Primer]]

2 weeks ago


If it were me, and I know its not, I would potentially cut Seasons Past or Burgeoning. As much as I like the idea of both of those cards, Seasons Past is a bit on the costly side, especially with and Burgeoning is an awesome way to get the whole table to focus fire you to dust before it reaps benefits. That being said, I am speaking from the perspective of my meta and not yours.

To answer your question: I probably would cut Black Sun's Zenith- at least to playtest.

Also, I finally had the chance to look through the new spoiled set and I was curious about your thoughts on World Shaper. Looks like an amazing card. I think I am going to playtest it for sure. Have you considered it?

Ender666666 on Everybody Loves Hypnotoad - The Gitrog [[Primer]]

2 weeks ago

Fellow Tadpoles, Should I cut Black Sun's Zenith to make room for Torment of Hailfire?

Guizee on Staples for Nekusar

1 month ago

K34 Thanks for the help. I'm thinking about adding some cards like Reiterate, Reverberate and even Swarm Intelligence or Snapcaster Mage and Echo Mage (but the latter is pretty slow compared to Snapcaster Mage). I'm putting Kess, Dissident Mage on my 99 'cause she's very good. I think I should consider adding Nivix Guildmage and Izzet Guildmage because of the copies, but there must be better cards.

goblinguiderevealpls Thanks a lot for the help. I checked your primer and it's amazing, upvoting it! I was wondering if it would harm me to cut off some cards like Propaganda, No Mercy and Dissipation Field in order to favor boardwipers like Black Sun's Zenith, Damnation and Plague Wind but I don't know if they're viable options considering that I have Archfiend of Ifnir. I'm also thinking about adding the cards copy spell cards I mentioned above and also adding drawing spells like Curiosity and Consecrated Sphinx. What do you think?

iAzire bushido_man96 I don't like infect because I prefer wheels and mills (together), and infect cripples Mindcrank, unless I'm giving only Nekusar the benefit of infect.

Spud9000 on -1/-1 Flooded

1 month ago

Take a look at Fume Spitter, It's more flexible than Festering Mummy.

A few other cards worth mentioning:

Black Sun's Zenith

Crumbling Ashes

Everlasting Torment

Kulrath Knight

Liliana, Death Wielder might also work. Very High CMC...

greyninja on Ideas for a Scorpion God ...

1 month ago

There aren't a lot of rakdos commanders that draw cards; so he is very cool in that sense. I believe the only other is Lyzolda, the Blood Witch which could even go in the 99

Black Sun's Zenith is your friend for sure. As is a TON of ramp since he costs 5 mana and his ability is another 3 mana. I feel you'd need a lot of control options to grind into the late game, and/or blast out of the gate with ramp

I've been wanting to build it but haven't yet. I ran Olivia Voldaren for a while and in the same fashion it needed a lot of mana to get going.

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