Contract Killing


Format Legality
Pre-release Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Penny Dreadful Legal
Standard Legal
Pauper EDH Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
Arena [BETA] Legal
Brawl Legal
Frontier Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Casual Legal
Unformat Legal
Pauper Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Ixalan (XLN) Common

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Contract Killing


Destroy target creature. Create two colorless Treasure artifact tokens with "Tap, Sacrifice this artifact: Add one mana of any color to your mana pool."

Contract Killing Discussion

mewbusi on Goblin Deathwhirler 2.0

4 months ago

Very nice deck that seems rather fun to play. You don't see much standard goblins.

However I do have some suggestions for cards to replace Status / Statue as it seems rather narrow in its use.

Blood Divination, Costly Plunder, or Risk Factor for card advantage.

Contract Killing to provide slightly more mana for Balefire while also providing a good kill spell.

Gruesome Fate for something that could provide another possible Banefire.

As for sideboards I don't have a good idea of what meta is currently existing in standard right now so I doubt I would be much help.

Chasedrk1 on UB Revel Control

8 months ago

If I may make a suggestion, ease off the treasure production spells in exchange for spells that produce the same board state effect for less mana. Though they make you a treasure or 2, they slow the deck down considerably. Contract Killing for instance is terribly in effective at eliminating a threat compared to 2 more Fatal Push or Doomfall. Pirate's Prize & Spell Swindle work well, but Depths of Desire doesn't fit at all in a control deck, if tempo was a goal I would suggest Unsummon instead but here its taking up space for better cards. Inspiring Statuary is interesting, but wasn't consistent enough to rely on.

Consider: -Syncopate over Depths of Desire

-Doomfall over Contract Killing

-Renegade Map or Tezzeret the Schemer over Inspiring Statuary

-Zahid, Djinn of the Lamp instead of Blink of an Eye in the side board

Hi_diddly_ho_neighbor on Jodah, Archmage Eternal

11 months ago

Jodah is by far the most intriguing leaked legendary so +1 from me. I'd say you should run Fist of Suns, Sunbird's Invocation, and Maelstrom Archangel to provide redundancy incase Jodah is dealt with.

Both Forbidden Orchard and Exotic Orchard are great land additions. You could also consider the other cheap dual lands: BfZ tango lands and Amonkhet cycle lands

Skyshroud Claim, Wood Elves, and Nature's Lore seem like auto includes based upon your mana base and will serve you much better than Birds of Paradise or Captain Lannery Storm.

Selvala, Heart of the Wilds and Bloom Tender seem like great inclusions as well.

I think you could upgrade most of your removal packages. I understand that Contract Killing and Gild get you treasure, but cards like Utter End, Anguished Unmaking, Path to Exile, Cyclonic Rift, etc. are far superior and more versatile. Sylvan Reclamation is also great to deal with a troublesome Blood Moon and can help fix your mana.

Good luck deck building and I absolutely love seeing someone play Hypnox!

w33m4n on Treasure Production Control (POST ROTATION READY)

11 months ago

yeah no Revel in Riches. For it's mana cost there are better things I can run and being dependent on killing creatures on opponent's side of the field is kinda pointless when most get countered and therefore doesn't die. Id rather have Angrath Planeswalker or Contract Killing or The Scarab God(which IS in there) as it provides way more means of overtaking a game.

ShadowHawkIII on treasure black

1 year ago

You dont actually have many treasures in this deck, it looks more like a normal black aggressive damage deck, there are some great pirates that make treasures in black Dire Fleet Hoarder Pitiless Plunderer, and some other black spells that grant you treasures Contract Killing, the most obvious being Revel in Riches. The equipment Prying Blade also gives you treasures when you attack. Seeing how expensive your deck already is, it shouldnt be too difficult to get a hold on those black Ixalan cards for even more treasures.

Mice_Overseer on

1 year ago

Yeah, as MuhfuxinHanSolo89 says, you're definitely going to want to include a few more lands. I'd get rid of all your Depths of Desire and Contract Killing, and one Revel in Riches, to make room. It would also be a REALLY good idea to run some board clears, both to keep the pressure off and to synergise with Revel. Bontu's Last Reckoning and Yahenni's Expertise are worth considering, as are Sweltering Suns Hour of Devastation, but if you go with those last two you MUST include a lot more red sources, at least 10.

Finally, swap those Cancels out for Disallows if you have the budget, but I wouldn't worry too much about that. Please let me know how this deck goes for you, I've got a massive soft spot for Revel as a wincon :)

Natalbee on Grixis Treausre

1 year ago

I recommend Cut / Ribbons replacing Contract Killing, and Pirate's Pillage to replace Pirate's Prize.

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