Black Sun's Zenith

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Format Legality
Modern Legal
Legacy Legal
Vintage Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal

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Set Rarity
Commander 2014 Rare
Mirrodin Besieged Rare
Mirrodin Besieged: Phyrexia Rare
Promo Set Rare

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Black Sun's Zenith

Sorcery

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

Duke.Fleed on -1/1 Counter Madness

1 day ago

Ok, I've actually been thinking about Necroskitter for a long time, I think the printing of Hapatra, Vizier of Poisons makes the deck possible. So a deck with Necroskitter to be good I think you need to add green for Melira, Sylvok Outcast and Chord of Calling. This allows you to combo Necroskitter with Black Sun's Zenith.

The deck you currently have isn't bad, I think you ment to put in Nest of Scarabs instead of Scarab Feast. I would say Grim Affliction is too slow, Contagion Clasp instead. -1/-1 counters on their own are not super powerful, that is why having other cards that benefit like Necroskitter, Nest of Scarabs, and Hapatra, Vizier of Poisons. Another interesting card is Crumbling Ashes, allows for easier control of the board. Corrosive Mentor is also fairly interesting.

I think for this deck to survive long enough to get all it's pieces together you need to play some hand hate: Thoughtseize, Inquisition of Kozilek, and Duress.

Austin_Smith_of_Cards on How to get cards banned in your play group

1 day ago

Pretty great list; I've considered building boardwipe EDH in Mardu colors, but using Mogis to slowly Shock opponents to death is just delicious.

Therefore, more boardwipes are required. I would run 10-15 of them: Yahenni's Expertise, Blasphemous Act, Decree of Pain, Black Sun's Zenith, and Pestilence I all recommend.

DarkestLight9 on The End of Us All

2 days ago

Silvers suffer from a terminal condition called "glassy" thus field wipes such as Elesh Norn, Grand Cenobite, Black Sun's Zenith and even blazing volley can decimate your army at very little cost. Therefore consider buffing them up a bit with your own Elesh Norn, Megantic Sliver, or Always Watching . I will always recommend Coat of Arms for hard tribal like this.

Bhaal666 on Hapatra, Vizier of Poisons - JLK | Game Knights #6

5 days ago

I have a heavier focus on negative counters but I like your snake focus. Mine if curious Mistress of Poisons. I just watched you deck tech and wanted to point out you do have at least one infinite combo, Hapatra, Vizier of Poisons + Blowfly Infestation + 2 1/1s. This allows you to infinitely set off hapatra by killing 1 1/1 and getting another. Obviously need Parallel Lives, Zulaport Cutthroat, or something to abuse the interaction. I also think Doubling Season will generally be more painful then helpful with the negative counters but Concordant Crossroads is very strong for when you pop out 10 snakes after Black Sun's Zenith or if you were to use Midnight Banshee.

MrKrabs on Hapatra Poisons Everyone

6 days ago

Melira, Sylvok Outcast might be in order to keep your snakes alive under Midnight Banshee or Black Sun's Zenith. Harbinger of Night makes a solid Banshee number 2.

This color combination lends itself to a lot of choice card selection and removal options, so I'm surprised that this list is fairly light on both. I know some people prefer not to run tutors and I can understand that from a style perspective, but cards like Maelstrom Pulse and Abrupt Decay can be excellent in terms of removal. Chord of Calling seems like it would love to be in the deck, as well.

In terms of getting in with Hapatra, your options look a little light as well - Cover of Darkness and Dauthi Embrace can keep your commander sneaking past your opponent's defenses. Whispersilk Cloak can do the same while also protecting Hapatra.

All in all I love Hapatra as a commander. I'm excited to fiddle around with the deck.

cornonjacob on Scarab Control

6 days ago

If only Wall of Roots used -1/-1 counters!

I don't like Melira, Sylvok Outcast in this--it's nice with Black Sun's Zenith but shuts off your own Devoted Druid. After a quick search through Gatherer, Dusk Urchins and Necroskitter both look interesting.

RumAndCoke on Goldfingered

6 days ago

Very unique deck, I like it! +1 from me.

Card suggestions I have for you:

These cards highlight a few things you'll always need to do in a game of commander: remove creatures, draw cards, punish your opponents and take things that don't belong to you haha.

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