Cover of Darkness

Cover of Darkness

Enchantment

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

Creatures of the chosen type have fear.

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Set Rarity
Onslaught (ONS) Rare

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Legality

Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
Noble Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Highlander Legal
2019-10-04 Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

Cover of Darkness occurrence in decks from the last year

Commander / EDH:

All decks: 0.01%

Cover of Darkness Discussion

Icaruskid on Let’s Get Hydrated

1 month ago

Great list! Mana Bloom is genius! Don't know how I missed that one in my own Zaxara build. I really like Wilderness Reclamation too.

Cover of Darkness and Primal Rage might add some evasion. Open Into Wonder is also interesting.

From M21, Primal Might & Invigorating Surge look promising.

Last_Laugh on Edgy Markov

1 month ago

I have a few suggestions for you ranging from budget friendly to Purphoros, God of the Forge.

Board Protection: Boros Charm and Scapegoat but drop Unbreakable Formation. Scapegoat helps against hard to dodge wraths like tuck, -X-X, exile, sac, etc. It also doubles as a finisher with Purphoros out.

Finishers: Shared Animosity, Mirror Entity, Cover of Darkness, and Reconnaissance (2nd post below entirely for this card). Drop Door of Destinies, it does nothing for your current board and costs a ton of mana for an aggro deck.

Card Draw: Drop Read the Bones and any other 1 time draw that's not on a body. Greed and Dark Prophecy are both good options here.

Feel free to check out my list for inspiration. It's one of the top rated Edgar lists on this site and there's also over 170 comments to sift through for more ideas. Upvotes on any of my decks are appreciated. Edgar's Dega Vampires

Osbert on Silent Shinobis

1 month ago

You do not have enough evasive creatures nor do you have enough ways to make it difficult to block onboard ninjas. I've been fiddling with a Yuriko deck since her release so I'll point you to some true gems in the evasion category.

Cover of Darkness: Not only thematic but very effective at making it difficult to block ninjas.

Key to the City: Make target creature unblockable for 0 mana. Yuriko decks draw like mad so discarding a card won't hurt as usually we have to discard to hand size at end of turn anyway. More fuel for delve too.

Smoke Shroud: 0 mana evasion that's recurable for a ninja. Pitch it from overdraw but honestly 2 mana is still cheap if you have to cast it.

Bitterblossom: Expensive to purchase ($30...) but an unlimited source of 1/1 flyers come in handy for chump blocking and sneaky ninjas into play. Faeries also play a lot of tricks and are sneaky so they kind of fit into the deck seamlessly.

Trickery Charm: This card was MADE for Yuriko. Every mode is good at a different point in the game.

Wonder: Have you ever seen the Kung Fu movie Hero? There's a scene where two guys are fighting while dancing on water and it's super cheesy but I love it. Pitching Wonder to overdraw is not hard and you get to make all the flying ninja sounds you want when you attack now!

Tetsuko Umezawa, Fugitive: Lots of ninja's and evasive creatures have power or toughness 1 including Yuriko. Even using him as your unblockable to shuttle in ninja's isn't so bad at 2 mana.

Wingcrafter: More flying ninjas, what's not to love!? It's cheap and can give another ninja evasion so it's a strong card in my opinion. It's decent on T1 without flying even because you only need one opponent open to swing at and it's doubtful each opponent will drop a creature.

Faerie Seer: Reusable Scry 2 on a flyer that sets up Yuriko triggers beautifully.

Mothdust Changeling: Is it a bird? Is it a plane? Well its a ninja. Keep away from bright lights.

Siren Stormtamer: Cheap flyer that protects your stuff later in the game.

Baleful Strix: A very annoying card for our opponents to play around unless they have flying tokens.

Thalakos Seer: Might as well read unblockable.

Cloud of Faeries: Essentially a 0 mana 1/1 flyer. Ninjitsu is a mana hog so deploying our evasive creatures for free is extremely valuable.

Spellstutter Sprite: Plenty of 1 CmC spells are played in EDH like Swords to Plowshares, Chain of Vapor, Sol Ring, Nature's Claim, etc. With more faeries out it can start hitting bigger spells but sometimes its just nice to flash in a flyer at EoT to get psuedo haste.

Nether Traitor: Probably the best creature printed with Shadow. Haste and it's recursion ability make it invaluable. Not a bad card to pitch to overdraw either and just sit with a up waiting for the inevitable board wipe.

SuperNorst420 on Edgar Markov

1 month ago

Last_Laugh Wow, that is wonderful. I will look to add Reconnaissance immediately. I also immediately loved Cover of Darkness, didn't know about it at all as well. I was actually considering adding Jet Medallion to add instead of more mana rocks, but your way is probably more competitive. I had a few of the other cards on my mind as well. Can't ever refuse good old Necropotence when it is viable. Then I am just missing my 3 dual lands for this deck. I should have realized Diabolic Intent would have worked nicely in this deck. I actually have an Imperial Seal that I could move over if I really wanted to be competitive, I just don't typically move alot of cards between decks like that.

Last_Laugh on Edgar Markov

1 month ago

Not too shabby but I do have a few suggestions. I'll try to break it down by category.

Necessities: Reconnaissance (2nd post below entirely for this card), Cordial Vampire, and Purphoros, God of the Forge

Vampire Nocturnus Enablers: Necropotence, Viscera Seer, Diabolic Intent, and the rest of your off color fetches.

Finishers: Mirror Entity and Cover of Darkness. I really don't like Door of Destinies here because it does nothing for your current board and costs a ton of mana for an aggro deck.

Board Protection: Boros Charm and Scapegoat. Scapegoat helps pseudo dodge exile, tuck, -X-X, sac, and other hard to dodge wraths, and it doubles as a finisher with Purphoros out.

Ramp: Talisman of Indulgence, Talisman of Hierarchy, and Fellwar Stone.

Let me know if you're picking up what I'm putting down, I can help suggest a few cuts beyond Door of Destinies. Feel free to check out my list for ideas. Upvotes on any of my decks are appreciated. Edgar's Dega Vampires

KrimeFyta on Ninjas

2 months ago

Merciful Meatballs! This deck is awesome! I absolutely love the use of Cover of Darkness as an old school, flavorful, and effective addition to this rad deck. Also, the inclusion of Ornithopter blew my mind a little bit. Excellent work! I love this.

multimedia on Edgar Markov Vampy

2 months ago

Hey, very good version of Edgar.

Some card upgrades to consider:

  • Skullclamp > Bloodcrazed Paladin
    Paladin looks to be the worst Vamp here and Clamp can be amazing repeatable draw with tokens.

  • Cover of Darkness > Merciless Eviction
    Ultimatum and Dominance are better high CMC board wipes. Three high CMC board wipes is a lot.

  • Champion of Dusk > Vanquisher's Banner
    Dusk is a Vampire and is good immediate draw with tokens. Banner is too slow to be a draw option and an anthem effect.

  • Twilight Prophet > Olivia Voldaren
    Voldaren is completely outclassed by Captivating because of eminence. You will get the city's blessing quick and then Prophet becomes a value engine for no additional mana.

  • Mirror Entity > Sangromancer
    Entity is a Vamp, it triggers eminence and it's a mana sink to pump tokens.

  • Heliod's Intervention > Bedevil
    Bedevil is by no means a bad card, but enchantments/artifacts are more important to remove and currently there's only Unmaking that can remove an enchantment at instant speed.

  • City of Brass > Fabled Passage
    Another rainbow land that can ETB untapped turn one to make black mana.

  • Caves of Koilos > Tainted Field
    Another dual land that can ETB untapped turn one to make black mana.

Good luck with your deck.

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