Cover of Darkness


Format Legality
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage 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
Onslaught (ONS) Rare

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Cover of Darkness


As Cover of Darkness enters the battlefield, choose a creature type.

Creatures of the chosen type have fear.

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Cover of Darkness Discussion

jakethewhale007 on Vampiric Bloodlust - Edgar Staxov

1 day ago

I ended up cutting Cover of Darkness for phyrexian altar; I will playtest the deck and see how it feels. I may end up swapping some cards in/out, but it feels like it is in a pretty good spot right now.

DruneGrey on DJ Najeela Running It Back

3 days ago

@jpsuchecki: Sol ring was initially left out as I tried to make room for other things. I am going for tokens in that they are my main win-con however the doublers don't really help as much as I had wanted them to. I have found that in general you don't want to start going off until you can win, and that once you are at that point doubling tokens just speeds up the clock it doesn't establish one.

@ERoss8: Reconnaissance actually just arrived a few days ago actually. The tribal difference is what ended up being the deciding factor for me between Civic and Wood Elves. The ramp itself isn't as important as I initially thought it would be. I'll likely end up cutting even more of the top end to try and combo out quicker.

@Darkshadow327: Bear Umbra is almost certainly going in, was left out to fit in more high end warriors originally and to also temper the decks competitiveness somewhat as the deck seems, like a lot of 5 color combo decks to get above the power level of my local meta. However, I get targeted when playing this regardless of me saying it was built down somewhat so now I'm building it to the threat everyone thinks it is. Not sure if you noticed, this list has no counters and no removal. That is also something to be remedied shortly.

As for your list Triumph of the Hordes is a very interesting finisher. Cover of Darkness makes a lot of sense as well.

To all: Thank you for the suggestions. Primer will be along hopefully in the next week or so.

jakethewhale007 on Vampiric Bloodlust - Edgar Staxov

6 days ago

Hmm, you make a good point about them being win-more when you already have stax pieces out. Since I haven't playtested the changes yet (due to waiting on cards in the mail), I hadn't considered them being win-more in that context. If your opponents' boards are clear already, then they will die in another couple turns anyway due to combat damage, and the slots of shared animosity/mirror entity would be opened up to something more useful. I think I will keep shared animosity and mirror entity in for now, and see how the deck plays out and if I find them to be win-more.

I actually have very little blue in my playgroup, so I am wary to include pyroblast at this time. I am also trying to snag a deal on ebay on a copy of phyrexian altar, so I have 3 cards I need to make room for: thoughtseize, duress, and phyrexian altar (or ashnod's in the meantime?). Some of the cards on my shortlist for cutting to make room are Patron of the Vein, Vona, Butcher of Magan, Sorin, Lord of Innistrad, Phyrexian Reclamation, Oversold Cemetery, Blind Obedience/Cover of Darkness. Or I would be open to hearing which cards you think would be better cuts in place of these I am considering.

jakethewhale007 on Vampiric Bloodlust - Edgar Staxov

1 week ago

Also, what do you think about Cover of Darkness? I'm not sure that I need both Cover of Darkness and Blind Obedience in the deck, and other than the occassional extort trigger, Cover of Darkness feels like it would be better. Or do you think both deserve a spot in my list?

Daedalus19876 on That's Mine Now [Beckett Brass EDH]

2 weeks ago

Hmmm. Cover of Darkness and Mana Drain seem good! Beyond that, more artifacts never hurt...maybe Curse of Opulence? You also don't seem to have many draw effects, so that might be a good place to start (Pirate's Pillage and Pirate's Prize?).

LordBlackblade on March of the Dusk Legion

1 month ago

CaptainFuture: I've definitely looked at it; however, I'm just not sold that it is worth the slot. I really like where the deck is at, and am even cutting Cover of Darkness due to the large amount of black and artifacts in my meta. With the majority of my creatures being black, intimidate is basically fear. Evasion is good, don't get me wrong, but I don't think intimidate is the most feasible answer in my playgroup unfortunately.

like70bunnies on Najeela's Death Blossom

1 month ago

Thanks for the suggestions! I added in Dolmen Gate because it has the same effect as iroas, which is just backbreaking for oponents. I also added Reconnaissance for the infinite potential and the synergy.

I can't find any substitutes for Cover of Darkness, nor am I pushing myself to. It's good, but I don't ordinarily care about my attackers except for najeela, and she usually has 3 options for attacks, which is fine.

Polar2897 on Najeela's Death Blossom

1 month ago

Dolmen Gate is another solid protection card for combat. As well as Cover of Darkness.

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