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Look at the top three card of your library. Put two of them into your hand and the other into your graveyard. Dark Bargain deals 2 damage to you.
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Dark Bargain Discussion
1 month ago
Hey jws thanks for the comments! Doom Whisperer and Whisper Agent were on my radar. Doom Whisperer's mana cost threw my deck out of whack. It is still an incredible card, don't get me wrong, but its not the right fit for this deck in my opinion. Whisper Agent having flash is nice, but its lack of evasion makes me look at it more as a 3 mana removal spell for an attacker. Lazav, the Multifarious is really cool too, but I don't have enough creatures to take advantage of him. I chose Dark Bargain over Chemister's Insight because of its synergy with Narcomoeba and Bone Dragon, putting them into the graveyard (or into play in the case of Narcomoeba). Also, there are only 9 creatures in the deck as Snapcaster Mage is just a placeholder at the moment for Mission Briefing. I am thinking of taking a few Search for Azcanta Flip out for budget reasons however for Enhanced Surveillance, as I only have one paper copy atm.
Thanks for the comments and suggestions!
jws on Surveillance
1 month ago
1 month ago
Always nice to see another Toshiro deck. Budget too!
I really really, really don’t like Cremate in this style of deck. I get the idea, it’s kinda like Think Twice but it’s not really worth it. Commander cards really need to do something and Cremate doesn’t do enough. If you want better card draw, Dark Bargain and Moonlight Bargain is much better. If you want graveyard hate Suffer the Past and Crypt Incursion are good in this deck.
Grave Betrayal is cute but it’s really expensive.
Chainer, Dementia Master is awesome. Some board states become auto wins with Chainer in play and if you really need a creature back, you can kill it easily.
I will throw out Illness in the Ranks seems loose. It really only works if you get both it and Orchard in play and that seems a bit magical Christmas land-y. I personally wouldn’t play it but that’s just me.
1 month ago
Moonlight Bargain and Dark Bargain seem like sweet budget options for this deck. I would also take out Omniscience for Gisa and Geralf. Gisa and Geralf are just so good for this deck and although Omniscience is sweet, it doesn't really synergize with the rest of the deck. I also think that Mind Unbound is a little slow, and you probably want something like Final Parting for your deck as well. Zombie Apocalypse is also absolutely amazing whenever you draw it, and I think that you really do need it maindeck. Also, I would probably take out most if not all of the non-zombie creatures, as they don't benefit from all the cool zombie synergies (Unless you are planning on running cards like Conspiracy or Arcane Adaptation, which are sweet but require more build around.) Maybe try things like Diregraf Ghoul, Soulless One, Undead Warchief, Josu Vess, Lich Knight, Stitcher's Supplier, and Sidisi, Undead Vizier just to name a few. If you are looking for more ideas you can check out my attempt at a budget zombie deck at B/U Zombies
2 months ago
For sure I should change Dark Bargain to probably another Read the Bones. My thought originally was to have my card draw cards to be across two different types but I had too many instants when I took a look so switching to another Read the Bones makes more sense. Also I split the numbers of Tarfire and Lightning Bolt the way I did because I wanted to have more cards with multiple card types so that when I'm discarding to Faithless Looting I can have delirium on turn one. The line would be to play Looting on 1 and discard a land plus Tarfire which would get that turn 1 delirium, a line that is not available with bolt. I have more than enough removal to make me feel that going only having the one bolt is correct.
2 months ago
3 months ago
It's one of the funniest deck to play with! +1 from me . Only thing i would change, is the draw engine. I would increase the cards. I.E. Driven // Despair, Mouth // Feed and Dark Bargain would be nice . Cya around! xD
4 months ago
Hey, consider 4x Seekers' Squire, 2x Dark Bargain, 2x Final Parting and 4x Cabal Stronghold? Squire, Bargain and Parting can put a potential Demon into the graveyard. This is the part of your strategy that's lacking here; when you play Liliana you want to be able to reanimate a Demon either Belzenlok or Razaketh this will give you some advantage. Consider 4x Belzenolk and 2-3x Razaketh more Demon goodness to reanimate? Belzenlok is your best Demon option for reanimation he's also only six mana so he can be cast in a game.
Stronghold is a reason to be playing mono black. Being able to first play a spell like Bargain or Parting getting a Demon into the graveyard and then playing Liliana all in the same turn. I quite like Parting with Stronghold because Parting can both put a Demon into the grave and tutor for Liliana.
I don't think you have enough creature fuel for Whisper. Even the tokens from Rite are not enough because you need to use the tokens to feed the Demon at your upkeep so you don't lose 6 life. You can't really do both feed the Demon and fuel Whisper.
Consider cutting 4x Dire Fleet Hoarder for 4x Squire? Cutting 2x Whisper for 2x Bargain? Cutting 2x Razaketh's Rite for 2x Parting and cutting 4x Swamp for 4x Stronghold?
Good luck with your deck.