Dark Betrayal

Legality

Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Hero Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Penny Dreadful Legal
Custom Legal
MTGO Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Theros (THS) Uncommon

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Dark Betrayal

Instant

Destroy target black creature.

Dark Betrayal Discussion

maff98 on Xantcha Combo-Control

6 months ago

mmcgeach sorry to bother you again, but you said that in your playgroup there is a Gitrog player and, because of its size, I'd assume that it would be hard to deal with it without comboing off.

With that said, would you consider any of the following spot removal cards? Dark Betrayal | Hero's Demise | Terminate

I'd also like to hear your thoughts on Smelt .

Thank you in advance!

xeratheenigma on Need help combatting Flash-Hulk and ...

8 months ago

I’d rather play more versatile removal such as Go for the Throat instead of Dark Betrayal . You should definitely play Leyline of the Void as it doesn’t affect your yard and cancels draw triggers for gitrog. You could also play Spirit of the Labyrinth to slow gitrog down but note that they can win through this effect if they haven’t drawn a card for the turn they intend to go off on. The problem with hate creatures that affect gitrog is that they typically have 1 toughness which if they run Darkblast can be pretty lights out.

For hulk you have access to Barbarian Ring , Cabal Pit , Scavenger Grounds , and Faerie Macabre which can all be used even if Grand Abolisher is on the field.

xaarvaxus: while cursed totem doesn’t touch any of gitrogs inherent abilities it does shut off Putrid Imp , Oblivion Crown , and all of its discard outlets besides Chains of Mephistopheles and the handsize outlet

xaarvaxus on Need help combatting Flash-Hulk and ...

8 months ago

Dark Betrayal doesn't seem like it would set the Gitrog player back that much, it probably only buys you a turn. Slapping Darksteel Mutation on it at least forces them to dig for enchantment removal or a sac outlet [and the sample list I looked at only has discard outlets] so maybe you get a couple more turns to find a longer term answer or win with your own combo.

Not an expert on the differences but I believe Gitrog's abilities are as follows: Deathtouch = static ability, upkeep cost, play extra land = static and draw card = triggered ability; so no activated ones so I don't think Cursed Totem or Suppression Field hurt it, but they would stop your Walking Ballista

StopShot on Need help combatting Flash-Hulk and ...

8 months ago

My deck: Flame Haze

Deck colors:

My deck's focus: Win through infinite combos. (Most of which are graveyard-based.) The deck description is under construction. I'm only looking for solutions that can effectively disrupt my opponent's combos without hurting my own. (So no to Rest in Peace .)

My infinite combos:

1) Leonin Relic-Warder + Animate Dead + Impact Tremors

2) Wayward Servant + Gravecrawler + Phyrexian Altar

3) Murderous Redcap + Ashnod's Altar + Nim Deathmantle

4) Felidar Guardian + Flameshadow Conjuring + Mountain

Discontinued) Auriok Salvagers + Lion's Eye Diamond + Walking Ballista

I've already boarded in cards I believe can help stop my opponent's combos, but I'm not sure if I could be running better options, which is why I'd like second opinions on what I am running as well as what better options may be usable as well.

Cards I've included to combat Flash-Hulk and Gitrog:

Pyroblast - Flash-Hulk

Red Elemental Blast - Flash-Hulk

Dark Betrayal - Gitrog

Cursed Totem - Both

Suppression Field - Both

Yixlid Jailer - Both

Question for Gitrog players: Lastly, while I am no Gitrog expert, I understand that so long as you have the Gitrog Monster, a discard outlet, and a Dakmor Salvage to loop with you can always manipulate your deck to consistently reach the same outcome through a deterministic number of cycles which leads to winning the game. My question is in regards to using your discard phase to discard Dakmor Salvage in order to win the game. While I understand discarding Dakmor this way leads to another discard phase and so on and so forth - cycling through your deck with this specific method does not always create the same outcome through a deterministic set of loops, and would not be a legal way to win the game in a tournament setting due to its un-deterministic nature, correct?

If so I am only interested in playing EDH under what would be allowed in tournament play, and I'd like to discourage any rule-bending win-conditions within my play-group otherwise it would force me to build around nonexistent problems when it comes to real events. That said I'm just too uncertain about the specific jargon and wording I'd use to accurately inform the other players as to this particular side of the gitrog deck given it's very complex interactions as well as it's specific implications with the rules. Simply put, I'd like to have an expert elaborate to me on what needs to be said so that I can just say "no" the next time this comes up without coming off as someone who is clueless over what they're talking about. Thank you.

Metroid_Hybrid on Is there a “reverse” Terror?

11 months ago

I’m building a Mono-Black Voltron Commander deck, and as such, I’m running a lot of Intimidate/Fear effects, which renders virtually anything that dies to Terror/Shriekmaw/etc. unable to stand in my way.. So, I was wondering if anyone knew of “reverse” of Terror (something that deals with Black and/or Artifact creatures), or is Dark Betrayal the only option that I have in this department?

Loyaldingo on Servo Token Deck

1 year ago

Nice deck. I like what you are trying to accomplish here, but I have one suggestion. I would replace Go for the Throat with Doom Blade simply due to cost and the fact that you can always sideboard in Dark Betrayal to deal with black creatures.

Reverie42 on Kess: Herald of Bolas

2 years ago

DrukenReaps covered the mana issue pretty well. The other suggestion that I'd make for a deck with this high of a CMC is that you probably want more ramp sources or mana rocks. Commander's Sphere and Dimir Signet are both great here. You might also consider replacing Temple of the False God with a basic. You're really color-intensive and don't have a lot of land ramp, so it's at high risk of not actually doing much good in this deck.

To expand a little on narrowing the tribes... I don't think you necessarily have to cut down what tribes are in your deck. However, if you aren't running at least 25 creatures of a tribe, tribal support cards like Crucible of Fire and Door of Destinies are simply bad. You frequently have to take a turn off to play them, so if they're not going to do some reasonable work right away, they're probably worse than a basic land. Kindred Dominance is going to hit so much of your own stuff that you're likely better off playing something like Languish, Crux of Fate or Blasphemous Act instead.

Along those lines, given your high average CMC, loading up on more reasonably-cheap board wipes is probably a good idea. If it's going to take you a while to get going, being able to control the board in the early game is really important. If your opponent has a field full of elves, slamming Butcher of Malakir or Stormsurge Kraken without clearing the board first isn't going to save you.

As for a few cards that you might consider cutting:

ImtheRealBear on

2 years ago

I would move Dark Betrayal over to the sideboard as it is has very limited targets. Go for the Throat is a better version of Ultimate Price as well. Some more possible ideas could be Languish or Grasp of Darkness for removal. Master of the Feast also feels a bit out of place in this deck as you have lots of discard and then let them draw with him. Some more creatures you could look into are Creakwood Liege or Bloodline Keeper  Flip. If you're not trying to go budget Bitterblossom is also really good.

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