Crow of Dark Tidings

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Format Legality
Magic Duels Legal
Heirloom Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Penny Dreadful Legal
Block Constructed Legal
Casual Legal
Pauper EDH Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
Frontier Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Pauper Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Shadows over Innistrad (SOI) Common

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Crow of Dark Tidings

Creature — Zombie Bird

Flying

When Crow of Dark Tidings enter the battlefield or dies, put the top two cards of your library into your graveyard.

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Crow of Dark Tidings Discussion

PonchoLibre on Storm of Crows

1 month ago

bloob, a couple of my honorable mentions like Liliana, Heretical Healer  Flip would probably work. If you are looking for something that is more budget though you could try Crow of Dark Tidings for a similar effect to Crow Storm.

duff87 on Alesh

10 months ago

Im really having trouble making a decision on what i should take out to put Master of Cruelties in. i already replaced Crow of Dark Tidings with Buried Alive. i was thinking maybe Butcher of the Horde, but i dont know because i only have a small amount of sac-outlets. please if you have any suggestions at all i would greatly appreciate it.

StopShot on Alesha - Started From The Graveyard, Now We HUR!

11 months ago

There's a few cards I could suggest on taking out, but I am biased towards more combo-strategies than aggro/midrange-strategies. Certain cards work way better in one variant, but can be pretty lousy for the other. I'll try my best to keep agro/midrange in mind, but I'm not the best expert on this matter.

Personally, I've never been a fan of Crow of Dark Tidings or Returned Centaur. I understand what they're meant to accomplish by getting you creatures into your graveyard, so if you feel those effects are more worth having then I'd keep them, though I'd personally run Undercity Informer over the Centaur for repeatable mill and as a sac-outlet.

Disentomb is pretty subpar in my opinion. Unless you specifically need a creature in hand Reanimate usually gets the job done pretty well and gives you the option to take your opponents' creatures as well.

I used to love Doomed Necromancer when I first got into Magic. He's not bad, but given you have a lot of token producers I can't help but feel Hell's Caretaker would seriously make use of them.

Corpse Churn feels a bit underwhelming. I understand its more mill, but I think if you could draw that many cards it wouldn't be a problem and that Painful Truths may be a better alternative.

The suggestions I made are those in which I feel were direct upgrades from what you previously had. It would help to hear from you what aspects you like the most about your deck so that I can make that the focus and point out what to cut to further emphasizes the points you like the most by reducing the cards that aren't doing enough in that regard. Do you have any cards you particularly value in this deck the most? That can give me a better idea where exactly you want to be taking your deck in the future.

Clotion on Rise, Old One

1 year ago

Hey Entomo, I think you are very correct about Minister of Inquiries and will push it up to 4. I'm not too thrilled about Crow of Dark Tidings at first glance, but I'll make sure test it out! :) Thanks for the suggestions!

Entomo on Rise, Old One

1 year ago

All his cards are standard, so he is talking about Ulamog, the Ceaseless Hunger.
Personally I think Minister of Inquiries is amazing and should be a 4 of. Also, Crow of Dark Tidings is a great enabler who gladly chumps heart while filling your gy.

Firebones675 on BU Zombie tribal

1 year ago

Looks pretty god, just a few tweaks. I see this being more of an aggressive deck that wants to go Gravecrawler into relentless dead into zombie lord. As a result some of the more mana intensive cards like rooftop storm sidisi and dark salvation get a bit worse.

Things not in the deck that I think you need/need more of:

I think this deck really wants at minimum 3 copies of Aether Vial. Card's great. Can catch people off guard when you flash in a lord at instant speed and since it doesnt count as casting, your opponents can't counter anything you put in with it (They can respond to you activating the vial but that's before they know what you are putting in or if you're just tapping the vial to bait something out)

More interaction: i'd maindeck a third Fatal Push

I don't think you'll need to be worried about flyers but here are a few flying zombies if you did want to throw 1 or 2 in: Skaab Ruinator, Stitched Drake, Stitchwing Skaab, Crow of Dark Tidings, Geralf's Masterpiece. As i said i wouldnt include more than 1 or 2 copies though

What I think you can cut

2x Rooftop Storm: I think that this is way too slow for way you want to do and with no mana ramp it could be stranded in your hand for awhile.

1x sidisi: you want to be fast and 5 mana is a bit slower than i would want

1x island your deck wants to keep a lowish curve and going down to 21 lands is fine if your curve ends at 4 or so

1x Dark Salvation: I havent played with this card at all admittedly but it seems pretty inefiecint. Unless you have a lot of zobies already or its super late game fatal push seems better

Yawgmoth73 on Arr, Matey! -- Steal 'n Sac Piracy

1 year ago

almost forgot, you could put in Aethersquall Ancient as a kraken of sorts or Elder Deep-Fiend for flavor..sorta. Not sure how useful this would be, but it kinda seems pirate like, Treasure Keeper. This guy is not naturally a pirate, but he can be. And he would make your guys a bit bigger. Metallic Mimic I thought about Crow of Dark Tidings but not sure how that works into the deck other than just being a bird for the pirates.

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