Dark Bargain


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

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Set Rarity
Dominaria (DOM) Common

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Dark Bargain


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

ROUROU on Sacroling - [M19]

1 month 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

multimedia on Demon Tribal

2 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.

Totally_A_Spy on Oh, Rats

2 months ago

look at this spicy boi, have you considered Dark Bargain, Soul Salvage, or Torment of Hailfire?

TheMaelstrom on Victory or Seppuku

2 months ago

Well, you have a lot of single target removal, so maybe more instants that remove more than one creature like Curtains' Call, Perilous Predicament, Vona's Hunger, and Gang Up is pretty cool and political so it can be highly effective at creating someone else as the archenemy. Then there is just more utility like card draw through Bone Harvest or Dark Bargain. Then there is a lot of just assorted utility like Burden of Greed, Makeshift Mannequin, Tainted Strike or Cabal Ritual and friends.

Martizz1e on Storytime with Muldrotha

2 months ago

What about Dark Bargain, Final Parting or Yawgmoth's Vile Offering.

The last one the least so, because it exiles itself and I'm not sure how many cards we have here that would count towards legendary.

seshiro_of_the_orochi on Approach instant win combo standard

2 months ago

The combo is sweet, but holy shit, is it hard to assemble. May i suggest two copies of Final Parting? It's fine to put mechanic to the grave with it, and the card put to hand can be any of your other combo pieces. Another way to assemble the combo pieces is Dark Bargain, but i think you would need minimum three of it.

cdkime on Will WotC Keep Life Loss ...

2 months ago


Dark Bargain is not really an outlier. While life loss in exchange for some boon is more common, there are plenty of black spells (Ashes to Ashes, Hellfire, etc.) that deal damage to you, and a large number of black creatures that deal damage to you, usually provided certain conditions are not satisfied (ex. Archdemon of Greed.

None of the individual cards in Dominaria struck me as too unusual - perhaps not the norm, but none were problematic. Taken as a complete hole, the lack of life loss cards was quite strange, but I do not see one set as indicitavie of a change to how Black will function moving forward.

BS-T on Will WotC Keep Life Loss ...

2 months ago

Black does have a history of dealing damage in certain cases as you show cdkime. These cards do share thgeir own common groups - vampiric type effects, cursing things, sweepers like Pestilence and Crypt Rats too.

I think the issue is better demonstrated by the comparison between say Bitter Revelation and Dark Bargain. The obvious one from DOM.

My actual first thought on DB in spoiler season was 'what!?, doesn't lose life; I hope this isn't an indicator for the future'. So yeah totally agree, it is inherently black and specific. Let's hope we don't lose it and DOM can go down as a weird little experiment, an odd outlier for future Gatherer searches lol

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