Damnable Pact

Legality

Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
Frontier Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
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.

Damnable Pact Discussion

jpermar on Rakdos, Lord's Downward Spiral

1 month ago

Ravnica Allegiance was great for clan Rakdos! Time to make some changes..

Flexibility is king in Commander. Blow up anything that Rakdos can blow up!

2 cards for one mana? Yes please! Also, Torgaar is a bit of an awkward card. Typically, we've done a huge amount of damage by the time we cast this (presumably with discount from Rakdos's ability). So it turns out to be "win more" most of the time.

Damage to summon the king. Vial Smasher was also awkward because we typically don't want to cast spells before getting our mana discount. And by himself, he probably won't help us get any damage.

A wrath for only 2 mana that conveniently won't destroy our commander. And let's face it, the variance on this card is what makes it both memorable and so Rakdos! Also, remember that you don't have to play it just because it's in your hand. If you're winning, keep winning...

Damage to summon the king. 4 mana spent to get an 18 (EIGHTEEN) mana discount!

Damage to summon the king. The Spawn alone can get us a 7 mana discount!

hkhssweiss on Mike, the Sacrificial God

2 months ago

Hmm alright Juniperidlis, I see where your coming from. Okay for budget card draw here might be some options you can consider.

For some cheaper ramp cards you can consider cards like:

All these cards should be under $3 USD! Hope that helps!

solarbeam on Black/White Control

2 months ago

BW control generally involves discard spells. You can get some good ones with Duress , Despise , and Castigate . If your friends play mostly creatures, then Harsh Scrutiny is good too. Hymn to Tourach is relatively cheap, but it's very very very very strong, play it at your own risk of creating an arms race between you and your playgroup.

Removal spells like Mortify , Unmake , Anguished Unmaking , Silence the Believers , and Declaration in Stone are all fantastic and I would recommend them over murder or avenging arrow any day.

Healer's Hawk is definitely more of an aggro card, if you want an effect like that, I would recommend Vampire Nighthawk . Obzedat, Ghost Council is incredibly strong, as is Blood Baron of Vizkopa . Vona, Butcher of Magan is incredible too.

I love merciless eviction, but you should really only run one, I would recommend you play some copies of Day of Judgment , Languish , Wrath of God , and Ritual of Soot to get those wraths earlier and keep the board clear.

I cannot recommend enough some Isolated Chapel s, Temple of Silence , Concealed Courtyard s, Shambling Vent s, and Caves of Koilos . Fetid Heath has recently plummeted in price as well, but I don't know your budget.

You'll definitely want some card draw to refill your hand too. In these colors it comes at the cost of life, for the most part. My personal favorites in casual decks are Twilight Prophet , but she is ridiculously expensive, and Kaya, Ghost Assassin . Arguel's Blood Fast  Flip, Phyrexian Arena , Greed , Sign in Blood , Night's Whisper , Damnable Pact , Dark Bargain , Read the Bones , and Midnight Oil .

Hope this was at least a little helpful!

patrickd117 on Licia's Bloody Bargain

2 months ago

I think I agree with all of Gus's cuts except for Chandra's Ignition (which seems pretty good given how big Licia will often be and its lifelink) and Teferi's Protection (though that does cost like 30 dollars fyi). I'd also cut: Cliffhaven Vampire , Defiant Bloodlord - the body on him is really bad, Vindicate - instant speed hurts this a lot. Damnable Pact - I think you can do better. Blood Tribute - There's an Orzhov split card that does this but better in the new set.

I'd agree with most of Gus's adds, except for Unburial Rites . I think the card draw is the most important to add. I'd also consider: Sunforger , Angelic Accord , Bloodsworn Steward , Dawn of Hope , Burnished Hart (the statistic episode of Command Zone made me put this in nearly every nongreen deck). Finally, Manabarbs also seems kinda funny since you should be at much higher life than everyone else.

Finally, your landbase is kinda mismatched at the moment. But, I figure you'll make those shifts later.

Optimator on Love at First Bite

2 months ago

Card draw to consider: Read the Bones, Ancient Craving (bonus points for vampire theme), Sign in Blood, Arguel's Blood Fast  Flip, Syphon Mind, Damnable Pact, Disciple of Bolas

simondiamond2012 on Sidistique, Version 2: Ad Nauseam Fishbowl Variant

2 months ago

Damnable Pact also functions as a pseudo Ad Nauseam, as well as an opponent oriented kill spell, if you want to hate a blue player out of the game. Typically you'll want to use it as a backup Ad Nauseam in case Ad Nauseam isn't available to you.

You can also pitch it to Chrome Mox for mana in case you don't need it. Same with any targeted hand hate spell.

If Gaddock Teeg or Lavinia, Azorius Renegade are in your meta, you may want to consider boarding in Rings of Brighthearth and Walking Ballista, as those cards, together with Grim Monolith, will kill all opponents together underneath their restrictions.

BahGringo on People Lands Plus Board Wipes

3 months ago

Sad to see Tempt with Discovery wiff because a bug. might want to switch it out for Scapeshift.

Another game ending combo is Dark Depths + Thespian's Stage.

Other any land card Searches you might consider are Expedition Map (also combos with academy ruins), Ulvenwald Hydra, Pir's Whim, Sylvan Scrying.

You might want to consider replacing waves of aggression with Aggravated Assault. it might be easier to remove but it would've gone infinite in your last game.

please tell me Blinkmoth Nexus is a typo and you meant to put Inkmoth Nexus in your deck.

Consider dropping Blue Sun zenith for Damnable Pact, Sphinx's Revelation or Skeletal Scrying the triple blue is too clunky in a five color deck.

It was great seeing a win from this deck.

Omgawall on Cloudy With a Chance of Elves (Stormy Elves)

3 months ago

Interesting. Not 100% sure how useful it'll be by giving only colorless mana, but I certainly wouldn't say no to a dork that taps for 40+ mana. It could feed Blue Sun's Zenith or Damnable Pact for sure. I'll pick one up and play with it.

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Damnable Pact occurrence in decks from the last year

Commander / EDH:

All decks: 0.01%

Black: 0.14%