Format Legality
Pre-release Legal
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Ninth Edition (9ED) Uncommon
Onslaught (ONS) Uncommon

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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 Mono Black Discard

5 days ago

Hi Vesosoft,

I'm guessing this deck is casual, kitchen table style. Still Ravenous Rats has an upgrade in the form of Rotting Rats or Augur of Skulls. Next 8 rack is called that for a reason, no matter what else always run 4x of The Rack and Shrieking Affliction lastly you need discard that can hit land Blackmail and Mire's Toll come to mind...

Darth_Savage on Rakdos 8-Rack

6 days ago

Hi swl0728

If you want to run Angrath, the Flame-Chained then you need some form of acceleration, something like Infernal Plunge or Pyretic Ritual otherwise the card is just to slow to meaningfully effect the board state. Next up, if your deck is running Liliana's Caress then it should almost always be running Waste Not instead.

There probably is a shell where discard could work, but I suspect it would be using cards like Burning Inquiry, Barbed Shocker and Reforge the Soul alongside cards you don't care about discarding Flashback, Unearth and abilities similar to Bloodsoaked Champion. I might have a mess around with the idea. Another card you might find interesting is Lavaborn Muse and lastly Blackmail and Mire's Toll for the significant reason that they can hit lands...

Hope this is of some help.

colton815 on Deck choice and suggestions

1 week ago

Funkydiscogod: im curious how you think that Blackmail or Duress are "legitimate substitutes" for Thoughtseize. theres a reason why Thoughtseize costs 5x as much as Blackmail, and over 80x as much as Duress.

Funkydiscogod on Deck choice and suggestions

1 week ago

BW tokens is more upgradable, even if Tempered Tokens is better out of the gate. I'd vote vote for BW token.

Also, Path to Exile is by far the best to upgrade out of it. There are legitimate substitutes for Thoughtseize with Blackmail and Duress. Nothing replaces Path.

Grubbernaut on 8-Rack

2 months ago

Blackmail is great in the budget version, but with Liliana of the Veil to force discard every turn, I think it can be left out. Blackmail is sweet when you can hit lands, but it's MUCH worse on t1/t2. It has a place, but in general is a higher variance card, in my experience.


Austin_Smith_of_Cards on Cabal Clerics

2 months ago

Cabal Archon seems like a pretty strong card to include, kind of like a Kalastria Highborn for Clerics. Seems a bit better than Deathmark Prelate, since you're only running two Zombies in your list.

Order of the Ebon Hand is a pretty cool card. They're fairly aggressive, and inexpensive to cast. Early beater, or fuel for Dark Supplicant.

Funnily enough, the Cabal Patriarch isn't actually a Cleric, but he might be a flavorful hit for your deck enough that you might want to run him. He's a beefy 5/5 that you could accelerate out early with your rituals.

Blackmail is the one noncreature Cabal-themed card I could think of that's super useful. Turn one hand disruption is always a powerful opening.

Hopefully this helps! Happy brewing!

Grubbernaut on 8Rack Hand Hate

2 months ago

I don't think you need more than one Dakmor Salvage. Early, it's a really bad draw.

Also seems very removal-heavy compared to most lists I see; I'd put in more hand hate to try to strip threats before you even need to worry about them. Funeral Charm as a 4 of seems heavy, too. I would definitely up to 4x Wrench Mind as it's almost always a two-for-one and you can side it out for affinity.

I'd definitely put in Blackmail. Don't forget, it can hit lands!

HelixSnapHelix on Anafenza Duels Hatebears

2 months ago

It all makes a lot of sense to me. The only thing I guess I'm hung up on is the Bear Umbra. If it's for the extra buff and for pseudo indestructibility, I'd go with Hyena Umbra, just because it's so much less bulky, and first strike seems to be pretty important for you. Something at 4 mana had better do a whole lot for you. I'm also a little uncertain about the Blackmail still though too. I feel like you're going to want to use your hand disruption more to disrupt their plan on stopping your creatures, and if they have any more than 3 cards in hand, they're not going to show you their trump up their sleeve. It gives them too many options I think.

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