Bringer of the Black Dawn


Format Legality
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
Fifth Dawn (5DN) Rare

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Bringer of the Black Dawn

Creature — Bringer

You may pay (White)(Blue)(Black)(Red)(Green) rather than pay Bringer of the Black Dawn's mana cost.


At the beginning of your upkeep, you may pay 2 life. If you do, search your library for a card, then shuffle your library and put that card on top of it.

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Bringer of the Black Dawn Discussion

He_Who_Hungers on Reaper? I Hardly Know Her!

1 month ago

Love the old Ripper.. Have my own deck with him. I can definitely recommend Scarecrone.. It might lead you to run some additional Scarecrows, since it provides so much. Also if you're looking for more changelings you might consider adding Taurean Mauler. I also really like Maelstrom Nexus in this deck since you can cast your general for 5 mana, while he has a CMC of 10, and thus will cascade for 9 or less. Also coupled it with some of the Bringers, specifically Bringer of the Blue Dawn for draw, Bringer of the Black Dawn for tutor and Bringer of the White Dawn to recycle artifacts. If you're running 5 colors anyway, you might as well, right? ;)

Lastly, if you're here to lose friends, casting Rite of Replication on the Reaper King himself is also very good for that. You only get to keep one, but before that happens, you'll have 5 Reaper Kings seeing 4 other scarecrows enter the battlefield, and one seeing all 5 enter, so it will shoot 25 permanents right there and then. Ends up being the same number as the battlesphere, but you don't need Conspiracy in play for it.

Bxbx on Jodah, Archmage Eternal

1 month ago

Thanks for the feedback!

@Zauk: I think you were assuming my commander is Ramos, Dragon Engine, but I only used it as a placeholder until tappedout added Jodah, Archmage Eternal which is my actual commander.

Nevertheless, Composite Golem + Nim Deathmantle is a nice combo. For now I'll not include it because generating infinite mana kind of undermines the purpose of my commander, but I'll keep it in mind.

@ButterMyBiscuit: I did not wrap my head around it, but to make it more affordable you could cut the eldrazi lords and add some kraken or leviathans or whatever you like. And the fetchlands could maybe be cut for a manabase that is more forest-centered with some additional land-fetching sorceries and signets. Wiggyman's list looks promising, too.

@Wiggyman: thanks for all the suggestions!

Bringer of the Black Dawn, Blightsteel Colossus, Avacyn, Angel of Hope, Progenitus, Expropriate, Insurrection, Eldrazi Conscription and It That Betrays are nice options. My focus was to include creatures with cast-triggers or with abilites that are conditional on the creature being cast like Hypnox, but I'll try to find slots for some of the cards you mentioned.

Maelstrom Wanderer was not included because in this deck it doesn't hit most of the powerhouses which have higher cmc than 7.

Omniscience is great, but I did not include it for now because it would undermine Jodah's role in the deck. Ultimately I'll have to add it, though.

Wiggyman on Jodah, Archmage Eternal

1 month ago

Also, Omniscience just works really well in this type of build. I would definitely put it in.

These are some of the giant dudes I run to cheat in:

Bringer of the Black Dawn. Blightsteel Colossus (or I would run if I could afford). Avacyn, Angel of Hope. Progenitus. It That Betrays. Maelstrom Wanderer. Boundless Realms is better than Brass's Bounty. Gisela, Blade of Goldnight. Expropriate. Time Stretch goes well with Reverberate. Insurrection. Rite of Replication. You can kill people with commander damage if you include Eldrazi Conscription.

Hope this helps!

Gleeock on Looking for Opinions

1 month ago

Bringer of the Black Dawn for that deck...or any dawn

MagicalHacker on MagicalHacker - List of All 2-Card Infinite Combos

2 months ago

x12721, great idea! I just finished editing the description to do just that :) Thanks!

Flooremoji, the explanation of JustAn0ther is perfect for the Doubling Season combo. The gaining life combo was supposed to be with Bringer of the Black Dawn, but I mistakenly put Beacon of Tomorrows in its place (you can find that combo in the 1-card combos section). I was thinking that maybe there was something that could combo with Walk the Aeons the way you were saying, but the closest thing I could find was Sacred Ground which doesn't work unfortunately.

griffstick... You're welcome/sorry. ;D

elgosu1337 on Gallery of Deceivers

3 months ago

Thanks for your suggestions griffstick. I looked at Elvish Piper for the first draft of this deck, but I don't usually have that many creatures stuck in hand to play. The way this deck is built most of the creatures synergize with themselves, so they are good when I have multiple of them, but are usually not very powerful even when cheated in.

Deceiver of Form is the main way this deck cheats creatures in without paying mana costs, so it only has to reach 7 or 8 mana most of the time, which happens quite consistently by turn 5 or 6 since there's a good amount of ramp. I don't usually cast the other big creatures but put them back on top of the library for Deceiver to turn all my creatures into copies of that big creature. Defense of the Heart also cheats them in early, and Tooth and Nail is still a 50% discount on 2 creatures that cost 8 mana.

The only other big creature I cast usually is Razaketh, the Foulblooded, which can start sacrificing creatures and paying back the mana by finding mana rocks, Natural Affinity, and Gaea's Cradle, and just set up a win. I only cast Tidespout Tyrant if I have a cheap artifact in hand that I can immediately use to bounce Mana Crypt and produce infinite mana.

The Kiki-Jiki, Mirror Breaker and Zealous Conscripts combo is a good way to generate an infinite number of creatures, but then having such a strong infinite combo takes away focus from the Deceiver combos in the deck.

Keiga, the Tide Star is definitely on the radar since it works quite well with Deceiver.

I usually win after casting Insurrection so there isn't a need for sac outlets, but I might consider Greater Good since I often make big creatures and need card draw. I did consider Molten Primordial but it's only one mana cheaper than Insurrection and steals a lot fewer creatures.

I should definitely consider Bringer of the Black Dawn since I can cast it for 5 mana and free tutors every turn are pretty good for this deck. The only downside is that having more than one Bringer isn't helpful because each tutor shuffles away the previous one.

griffstick on Gallery of Deceivers

3 months ago

I think your deck needs Elvish Piper and Champion of Rhonas to cheat in those really expensive cards like Tidespout Tyrant so you can cast a spell after it comes in play.

Keiga, the Tide Star goes really good with Rite of Replication. Another cool combo with Keiga, the Tide Star is having it in the graveyard and Feldon of the Third Path in play. It gets better with Seedborn Muse allowing you to do it every turn.

You got Alot of really big spells I think you should consider more cheating of mana cost stuff like Quicksilver Amulet, Dragon Arch, Selvala's Stampede, Lure of Prey, Believe, and Hunting Grounds these are good for cheating of mana cost. Now for stealing of stuff. You need Zealous Conscripts and Kiki-Jiki, Mirror Breaker combo because some of your tutors that get more then 1 creature. I'd throw in Splinter Twin too that works with Alot of things like Zealous Conscripts, Keiga, the Tide Star, Omnath, Locust of Rage and so on.

So Insurrection is a great way to win the game out of nowhere but it also doubles as removal giving you have the ways to do that. I really like Demonmail Hauberk and Grafted Wargear. But some times its good to be able to instantly sad Your Own stuff in response to someone else. Phyrexian Altar or Food Chain is good for that.

Molten Primordial, can be another good Insurrection if you have Rite of Replication too.

Bringer of the Black Dawn is a good one to cheat in.

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