Damnable Pact

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Format Legality
Pre-release Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Penny Dreadful Legal
Casual Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
Frontier Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Pauper Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Commander 2017 (C17) Rare
Dragons of Tarkir (DTK) Rare

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Damnable Pact

Sorcery

Target player draws X cards and loses X life.

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Damnable Pact Discussion

RedMulligan on Starting in Commander?

3 weeks ago

So here's a list of the cards that I got for the deck:

However, there's plenty of things I know I need, and some things I might consider (thanks to edhrec.com).Holy crap, that's a lot of cards. What I want to do right now is have Kess play the support role while I tutor up Nekusar to play. As soon as I can start nabbing the wheels for Nekusar's pain, Kess's ability will allow me to cast them back for more wheel-y fun times (for me, at least). That way, people won't realize that this is actually a Nekusar deck: he's hiding, ready to strike! But my biggest problem is discerning which of these 150+ cards I need to whittle down to about 65, and also figure out how many lands I need to play. I've got a little money to spend, and this list is about as far as I'll go cost-wise.

KevinWasHere on

1 month ago

Here's my take on your Mono Black deck utilizing swamps. It's basically a creature control deck with tons of removal spells with life drain as your wincon. However, when you're up against control, the sideboard changes the deck into hand disruption and aggressive creatures.

(4) Vendetta

(2) Exsanguinate

(1) Damnable Pact

(4) Doom Blade

(4) Go for the Throat

(4) Sign in Blood

(1) To the Slaughter

(1) Never

(2) Ruinous Path

(4) Read the Bones

(3) Liliana of the Dark Realms

(3) Korlash, Heir to Blackblade

(4) Corrupt

(23) Swamp

SB

(4)Duress

(4)Kitesail Freebooter

(1)Mind Shatter

(3)Mutilate

(2)Master of the Feast

(1)Gurmag Angler

Philoctetes on Nope, you can't do that! (Teysa Control)

2 months ago

Hey there! Welcome back to the world of EDH!

A few suggestions for you - biggest thing I am noting is not enough draw and ramp. I count about 3 draw engines in the deck, more if you count your tutors. As a general heuristic I aim for about 10 solid draw effects, either powerful one shots or strong engines like you have in Phyrexian Arena and Skullclamp. Underworld Connections, Read the Bones, Necropotence, Land Tax, Gift of Estates, Promise of Power, Damnable Pact, Read the Bones all reasonable options pending budget.

As for ramp I also typically aim for 10 total sources. Myriad Landscape is an easy inclusion in 2 color decks that only occupies a land slot, other possibilities would be Ashnod's Altar with your token theme, Mind Stone, criminally underplayed Wayfarer's Bauble,Commander's Sphere, and personal favorites Everflowing Chalice Worn Powerstone and Thran Dynamo.

That leads me to a couple of other suggestions - replace token makers with more powerful iterations. Conqueror's Pledge and Nomads' Assembly are decent cards, but Secure the Wastes, Decree of Justice, or even Entreat the Angels are all more scalable and mostly instant speed, a huge boon in edh.

So what to cut? I would start with a few cards that I believe are underpowered - Archdemon of Unx, Phyrexian Gargantua, Elixir of Immortality, aforementioned token producers. I would also consider finding good but expensive cards to cut to lower Your curve - i have found the ideal sweet spot in edh is 3-4 mana power plays more so than 6-7 mana bombs that die to a removal spell or board wipe.

Happy brewing!

Jaathik on Vampiric Bloodlust Bois

2 months ago

Leyline of the Meek and Stromkirk Condemned really aren't necessary. Given the fact that your commander IS an anthem, plus you have a bunch of other pump cards in the deck.Be careful with Belbe's Portal. You're still paying 3 for a single vampire. Do you really need it?

Fervor could be taken out. There are better haste enablers.

Damnable Pact is ok, but there are better black draw spells. Check out Phyrexian Arena

KnightSolaire on Nekusaaaaaaaaaaaaaarrrr

2 months ago

Price of Knowledge Hurt them for their hand size Damnable Pact Hurt them x2 for drawing or Fascination if you add Niv-Mizzet, the Firemind so you can keep yourself from needing to topdeck

fierce3302 on Kiki-Kaalia

3 months ago

As your deck list is pretty big so I thought I would give you some ideas for cards to cut.

Akroma, Angel of Fury: good, but does not have a big enough effect for commander

Anger: you're only running 2 mountains

Dragon Whelp, Serra Angel, Orzhov Guildmage, Ichor Wellspring: not large enough effect

Dread Cacodemon, Reiver Demon I'm not sure about this but I don't think Kaalia's ability qualifies as casting it

Duergar Hedge-Mage good card but again, you are only running 4 mountains and 6 plains

Fallen Angel: you don't really have a use for a sac engine.

Jayemdae Tome: Just not great

Wrecking Ball no need for land destruction and there is better creature removal

Soul Snare: better options, ie Swords to Plowshares

Ghostly Prison:fine cared but has no real reason to be in this deck

Vow of Duty: just run a removal spell

Earthquake, Evincar's Justice, Pyrohemia, Sulfurous Blast: The mardu colors are the king of board wipes, run something better. ie. Damnation, Toxic Deluge, Wrath of God, Chain Reaction, Phyrexian Rebirth, and Decree of Pain to name a few

Congregate: don't need the life gain. Unless of course you play lots of token decks

Liliana of the Dark Realms: you have 3 swamps

you have a good amount of good creature but because your commander relies on your hand here are some more card draw ideas:Ambition's Cost, Ancient Craving, Bloodgift Demon, Damnable Pact, Dragon Mage, Erebos, God of the Dead, Harvester of Souls, Necrologia, Night's Whisper, Ob Nixilis Reignited, Painful Truths, Sign in Blood, Skeletal Scrying, Underworld Connections, Wretched Confluence, and Read the Bones.

More additional combat phase spell would also greatly benefit you. World at War, Aurelia, the Warleader, Fury of the Horde, Hellkite Charger, Relentless Assault, Savage Beating, Scourge of the Throne, Seize the Day, Waves of Aggression

in case you haven't already you may want to check out https://edhrec.com/commanders/kaalia-of-the-vast for more card ideas.

Looks like a great start, hope my comments were helpful

Holmhollow on Nekusar, the Mindrazer

3 months ago

Looks cool! I'd recommend Damnable Pact as a finisher and Koskun Falls as another tax effect in your colors, since you can't get Ghostly Prison.

K34 on Any Suggestions for Mardu Draw ...

4 months ago

Are you going to insist on combos, or can it just be draw? Simply playing Damnable Pact could be good.

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