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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Set Rarity
Ninth Edition (9ED) Uncommon
Ninth Edition Foreign Black Border (9EDFBB) Uncommon
Onslaught (ONS) Uncommon

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Format Legality
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Vintage Legal
Limited Legal
Block Constructed Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Modern Legal
Duel Commander Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
2019-10-04 Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Highlander Legal

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Blackmail Discussion

PhyrexianPreator on Budget Devotion: Now With A White Splash!

1 week ago


I like what you have for a starting point.

Your selection of spells, creatures and Your one planeswalker are solid choices. I will be detailing what you can do for making the deck work a bit smoother and most of it is relatively budget friendly.

1) For triggering revolt with push all you need is a mix of Terramorphic Expanse and/or Evolving Wilds. They are fetchlands that are each under a $1. Only problem with them is that you can't fetch up shocklands since they only get basics. To better take advantage of them for revolt I would heavily suggest You get two copies of Urborg, Tomb of Yawgmoth. Last I checked urborg was only $15 Canadian. I did read the above comments and I understand where you're coming from and I respect your train of thought.

2) I would add two copies of Isolated Chapel. When I last checked they were Sitting around $5 Canadian. They make it easier to cast your white spells and don't interfere with casting your black spells.

3) If you ever felt like changing out sign in blood you could go with Night's Whisper. Since using sign in blood on the opponent isn't all that common to do, you can switch and still have access to this effect. The upside you get is an easier to cast spell in case your opponent has blood moon while you have some nonbasics.

4) For budget hand disruption spells you could either go with Duress or Blackmail. Last I checked duress is like $0.05 Canadian and blackmail was $5 Canadian. They are by no means close to Thoughtseize, but hand disruption is most effective when you know how and when to use it.

Lastly, I would say for an optimized list I Would remove and add the following cards.

-1 Arena, -5 Swamps -2 Caves of Koilos, and -3 Vampire Nighthawks.

+2 Isolated Chapel, +2 Urborg, Tomb of Yawgmoth, +4 Terramorphic Expanse/Evolving Wilds and +3 Duress/Blackmail.

All in all you have a functional list. If you do go with my recommendations I would save up and wait to get the cards that are $5+. For a reference on my prices you can check this site.§ion=product

lukeanto on Rankle's Discard Fest!

1 month ago

Azeworai OMG dude thank you very much for your feedback!!!....really useful info here: i didnt put any ramp artifacts cause i didnt think theyll be necessary to be honest, but i havnt had the chance to test the deck either so, dunno for sure. Although there are some ramp in the deck such as Cabal Stronghold Crypt Ghast Magus of the Coffers and rituals,like a said dunno how effective they can be yet so... I avoided put discard spells cause i wanted to be a bit diffent , i do have some to add in case this build doesnt work properly such as Vicious Rumors Duress Blackmail etc. the idea behind Mind Slash is to sac zombie tokens you create with Waste Not Liliana's Reaver and Bone Miser... I do realise the deck still need some sharpening so, ill see how i can improve it having in mind your advide...thanks dude!

TriusMalarky on Ponza.dec (Deckbuilding Primer)

1 month ago

Wanted to ask this community:

  • Is Blackmail worth running? for either Stone Rain or the ability to take one of the more important cards they have seems plausible at least.

  • Any budget-friendly effective land disruption? I can't afford Blood Moons, I spent all my money on EDH mana rocks and Breeding Pools. I know Stone Rain and other 3-mana disruption, but are there other ones?

TriusMalarky on OMG Hahaha

1 month ago

Me preferring Blackmail because it forces the opponent to make decisions on how exactly they'd like their life ruined.....

I like it, it's much more evil and because it can take lands, your opponent has to have a garbage hand for it to not hit something insanely important. And it's cheaper.

zapyourtumor on For Assholes Only 3: THE TRIGGERING

1 month ago

Nevermind I just saw them in the sideboard lol, but I would still replace the Blackmail with it or maybe some other cards because once you have enough discard cards it doesn't matter as much whether you choose the cards they discard or they do.

Balaam__ on Zombies

2 months ago

Great build. Gotta love zombies.

Relentless Dead definitely needs inclusion; I’d swap out the Blackmail’s for a playset.

GoblinElectromancer on Discard

2 months ago

I would take Bojuka Bog,Ritual of Soot,Quest for the Gravelord, and 2x Divest out of main deck.

Here are some cards you might like: Raven's Crime, Smallpox, Defile, The Rack, Blackmail, Heartless Act, and Nether Spirit.

Good Luck on it! +1

lukeanto on Golgari Rogue Midrange

2 months ago

isnt Blackmail better than Noggin Whack?? i know that Noggin Whack is more theme focused but still.

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