Blackmail

Legality

Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern 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
Ninth Edition (9ED) Uncommon
Ninth Edition Foreign Black Border (9EDFBB) Uncommon
Onslaught (ONS) Uncommon

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Blackmail

Sorcery

Target player reveals three cards from his or her hand and you choose one of them. That player discards that card.

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Blackmail Discussion

Darth_Savage on BR Discard Control

6 days ago

Megrim, just isn't that efficient, if you want the Megrim effect I'd suggest Liliana's Caress as there is a big difference between two mana and three. Mind Rot, his a similar issue, I'd suggest Tasigur's Cruelty or Delirium Skeins as an alternative. I also rather like Blackmail and Mire's Toll in discard decks, since both have the ability to hit lands. An alternative finisher might help too; Torment of Hailfire or Rakdos's Return would potentially fit. Norn's Annex isn't Ensnaring Bridge but it could fill a similar role, even at the cost of 4 life it probably saves you more than that in damage. Hope this is of some help, good luck brewing your deck.

APPLE01DOJ on Grey's Devotion

1 month ago

I'd cut 2x Sovereign's Bite and 2x Blackmail for 4 more lands. Preferably swamps.

Darth_Savage on The Quest for Hand Disruption

1 month ago

Some pointers...

Liliana's Caress is a strictly better Megrim, since it costs 1 less to cast.

Augur of Skulls (2 cards), Pilfering Imp (evasion / repeatable), Black Cat (random) and Rotting Rats (2 shots) are better discard creatures, however if you want to keep the rat theme you should run Pack Rat.

Inquisition of Kozilek, Blackmail, Mire's Toll and Vicious Rumors are solid additions, better than Despise / Duress.

Funeral Charm is one of the few ways to force discard at instant speed.

Hope this helps, good luck and have fun brewing your deck.

legendofa on mtg hologram duels?

1 month ago

I've thought about this idea myself. The problem I keep thinking of is how to display effects that don't really have a physical representation, like Curiosity or Blackmail. Also, something like Sickening Shoal or Dismember would get pretty graphic.

It's a fun idea, and a computer with enough memory and processing power might be developed in the next few decades, but the execution would take as much work as anything else.

Barrelrider on

1 month ago

@QKey Thanks for the suggestions Lotus Petal is great but does a lot less if I draw it after the first turns, same goes for Elvish Spirit Guide. The usual dork on the other hand can be cycled through Skullclamp, and will help in the event I cast [Armageddon].

I even ran a version with no dorks and hand disruption instead, including Blackmail and the others. I decided to have a more aggressive build considering I also have a Grixis deck. We'll see how this one goes.

austinbromine97 on -$ 8 rack

1 month ago

Thanks for the suggestions! I have the Nyxathids and have tested them to find them pretty good and fun until it's them vs my smallpox. My original list runs 4x Vicious Rumors. That card is straight gas! It ditches 2 cards and drains 1 for 1 mana. Super overpowered in my opinion. I would rather be doing multiple things a turn than casting one Necrogen Mists. Mire's Toll is neat, haven't considered that. Blackmail was in my original list in place of the Thoughtseize because i didn't have any. I think it's worth a 2x in the main though. The ability to pull lands is just fantastic.

Darth_Savage on -$ 8 rack

1 month ago

As a stop gap for Liliana of the Veil, you could try Necrogen Mists. I'd also suggest Mire's Toll or Blackmail, rather than Thoughtseize as the life loss will hurt, and Bojuka Bog, as there are a lot of graveyard based decks in modern. You could also test Vicious Rumors, which is new to the field.

I'd suggest Whispers of Emrakul and Creeping Chill if you were running Dakmor Salvage, but in your present setup you aren't, note that this pairs well with Raven's Crime. As an alternative win condition Nyxathid might be worth considering...

DeviousPenguin666 on BG Ponza

3 months ago

Chasmolinker thanks for the upvote and the comment! Surgical Extraction would be quite good in the sideboard but I feel like Blackmail is just a worse Thoughtseize.

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Blackmail occurrence in decks from the last year

Modern:

All decks: 0.01%

Black: 0.3%