Dark Confidant

Creature — Human Wizard

At the beginning of your upkeep, reveal the top card of your library and put that card into your hand. You lose life equal to its converted mana cost.

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Dark Confidant Discussion

pkfighter343 on Budget FCT - $1000

14 hours ago

The changes:

Bayou -> Blooming Marsh

Underground Sea -> Botanical Sanctum

Savannah -> Temple Garden

Tundra -> Hallowed Fountain

Ancient Tomb -> Godless Shrine

Underground Sea -> Underground River

Mana Drain -> Counterspell

Flusterstorm -> Cyclonic Rift

Timetwister -> Windfall

Dark Confidant -> Divining Witch

Imperial Seal -> Drift of Phantasms

Noble Hierarch -> Harabaz Druid

My first upgrades would probably be the dark confidant, the ancient tomb, and the counterspells - at least in my opinion. I also switched out the tarnished citadel for an exotic orchard because there's more than enough u/b/g in the decks where I'm playing. At a very minimum, it taps for U/B every time, and almost always gets me all 3 of the more important colors.

Stephencliffe on BW Tokens

16 hours ago

Cool deck. You have 16 cards total that either remove cards from hand, or from the battlefield. That's a really high number. If it were me, I would remove some of those cards in favor of Soul Warden and Dark Confidant.

Other than that, Elspeth, Knight-Errant would be really good, and it's cmc is just low enough to run it with Dark Confidant, so long as you still have the life gain from Soul Warden and Sorin, Solemn Visitor. One copy of Secure the Wastes is a nice top-deck in the late game as well, and is only one point of damage if you draw it off of confidant.

APPLE01DOJ on Svogthos, the Restless Tomb

20 hours ago

Thragtusk isn't even modern playable. Also adding 2 more 5 drops to a deck to counter act the lifeloss caused by Dark Confidant just doesn't seem like the best idea. Truthfully, the life loss really isn't an issue. Save the Burn match.

Glissa, the Traitor's ability really is irrelevant in game play. Yea it reads wonderful but in reality she just stalls the board state or goes unblocked. She's like Phyrexian Obliterator in that regard. I also don't own any Mishra's Bauble and am not paying 45$ each for some. I don't think the effect is worth it and prefer 60 cards in my deck.

bigmouse I agree, I think it needs an IoK or 2.

StopShot on Dark Phoenix, Who Frowns At Fun

1 day ago

Considering your deck's average converted mana cost is 2.48 and the highest CMC card you run is 5, this deck could get insane value for running Ad Nauseam.

Your deck would probably have no problem running Dark Confidant as well for the same reasons.

APPLE01DOJ on Recommendations for Modern Mono- Black ...

3 days ago

Well if budget wasn't an issue, you would fill it in like this. Rock 2017 (this is my IRL deck btw)

Scavenging Ooze is really good and cheap right now.

Hooting Mandrills isn't too bad considering you can Delve it into play

Kitchen Finks is solid and almost always a 2-1.

Glissa, the Traitor could be a decent 1 of. She can kill pretty much anything.

Asylum Visitor is a decent Dark Confidant substitute.

Oona's Prowler has a decent body and Nantuko Shade is flexible.

Ideally you're curve would be T1 Thoughtseize/Fatal Push, T2 Dark Confidant/Abrupt Decay, T3 Liliana of the Veil. So just keep your creatures converted mana cost as low to the ground as possible. 1 Thrun, the Last Troll or Kalitas, Traitor of Ghet or other 4 cmc creature is okay in the deck, max 2.

APPLE01DOJ on Recommendations for Modern Mono- Black ...

3 days ago

So many ways to play mono black, I don't even know where to begin. I'll be happy to help you build a deck but I have to tell you first there are several key factors that hold mono black back.

First, it's most competitive cards are all expensive, Liliana of the Veil, Dark Confidant, Damnation Thoughtseize, Death's Shadow, Bloodghast, Bitterblossom, Phyrexian Obliterator. Additionally, cards like Bloodghast and Fatal Push don't reach their full potential without fetches.

Second, mono black has no way to deal with enchantments or non-creature artifacts.

Third, black stand alone creatures are typically over-costed with drawbacks compared to other colors. Tarmogoyf is a 4/5-5/6 for where Nyxathid is a 5/5-6/6 for . Fleecemane Lion is a 3/3 with an upside compared to black's Sangrophage with a significant downside.

Fourth, mono black uses it's life to gain advantage. This means bad Burn match ups and far more risky plays. Thoughtseize, Dismember, Dark Confidant all assure that you'll typically close games out in single digits.

Finally, there is very little in terms of Ramp in mono black. Crypt Ghast and the above mentioned lands Nykthos, Shrine to Nyx and Crypt of Agadeem are just about it.

All that out of the way. You can build 8Rack, Midrange, Devotion, Aggro, Smallpox. Control can be built on a budget but it'll never be as good without Liliana of the Veil. If you pick an archetype I'll help you flesh it out.

frusciante7 on Swords to Plowshares vs Path ...

4 days ago

That's the thing, they need to be attacking. A static Dark Confidant will be a real problem if you have a playset of Condemn over a playset of Path to Exile. Also, it's not a definitive answer since the creature ain't exiled.

Oust is another bad choice too for example. You could play a sorcery that temporarily gets rid of a creature over an actual removal spell but I'd tell you you're doing a mistake :)

To answer to the main thread, you don't have much choice indeed : go for 4x Path to Exile and you're good to go. If you ever play Legacy tho, play Swords to Plowshares

lagotripha on Mardu Crawler (competitive modern league)

4 days ago

Interesting setup. K-command will help with the affinity matchup, but I'm trying to figure out where it'd fit. Personally, I'd swap the scullers for Rotting Rats, freeing up some space with the Faithless Looting self discard for more hand disruption- likely 3 rotting rats, a Nezumi Bone-Reader 2 k-command and 2 thoughtseize in the looting/sculler slots. It might not suit your meta, as you've already cut the higher cost card slots.Eidolon of the Great Revel/Nether Traitor/Shared Animosity/Topplegeist might work more solidly if you're planning on rushing your opponent down before they can react to all the disruption, but its super gimicky and loses out to exile effects.All told, it looks like a really solid attempt at that low cost Dark Confidant/discard aggro archetype, and I can't really suggest any flat upgrades. It feels like it could abuse sacrifice effects, even just to dodge path, but I'm having trouble finding a slot for Greater Gargadon. Really nice setup +1 Keep tinkering.

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