Dark Confidant


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

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Set Rarity
Modern Masters 2015 Edition (MM2) Mythic Rare
Modern Masters (MMA) Mythic Rare
Ravnica: City of Guilds (RAV) Rare
Promo Set (000) None

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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

Meurth on Bitch.....you shady

1 day ago

Love the deck. Nykthos' value is insane here. Have you thought about the sideboard yet? Shapers' Sanctuary, Reclamation Sage and terrastodon all seem great for it. As for the mainboard, personally I like Colossal Majesty as a draw engine, it's like a Dark Confidant for green.

hkhssweiss on Tenebu's Gravedigging Tendencies (Primer)

1 day ago

Mmm also true, so other than the CA engines I'm already running there is no other better ones than Sylvan Library, Necropotence, and Dark Confidant right?

Phyrexian Arena is already too slow for the extra one per turn, that's the reason I'm not running, and Bob essentially replaced it.

ComboKiller94 on Phenax Mill v1

5 days ago

The only problem i can see is that the Leyline of the Void shuts off a few of your own cards, with the replacement effect meaning the cards will never hit the graveyard, like Fraying Sanity, Patient Rebuilding, Bloodchief Ascension and Geth, Lord of the Vault.

Apart from that it looks pretty good, good draw engines for this could be: Rhystic Study, Dark Confidant, Twilight Prophet

Plus have a look at The Scarab God as one of the 99, he's an awesome recursion engine for creatures in other peoples graveyards, that you want but don't want them to get back. Even better is he does it at instant speed!

banzairama on Abzan Hulk-Pod Reanimator

1 week ago

ReymondKira Agreed, with the Bloodforged Battle-Axe being out of place, I've just seen it make all the difference in match-ups and included it by default...now thinking to replace it with Sylvan Library as the deck could use more draw, hence Mentor of the Meek. If MOTM were to leave, options could be Phyrexian Arena, Dark Confidant, Read the Bones, Hymn to Tourach, etc... As for the mash-up, I'm aware of some accelerators (including off-color) for Pod combos that could centralize this theme, but I've leaned away from infinite Pod combos. (As above), the use of the graveyard tutors/reanimation pieces are to cheat early Protean Hulk drops, and if not possible, hopefully they find use with other ETB/LTB abilities. While not true 'Reanimator' style play, the potential to cheat Hulk in/out with any combination of the mentioned cards is (in theory) too good to pass up. The reanimation themed cards are a recent change to the deck, which was more creature-heavy before, and I honestly haven't had time to playtest. There is definitely a lack of synergy between the two themes, but the amount of tutors and different approaches leaves room for many choices and reactions (excitement). I'll have to playtest several times before knowing just how clunky the pieces are together.

saintsberollin on Karador cEDH (Paper)

1 week ago

Wall of text Imminent,

Hello, I've been playing cEDH for a while now as i Don' have a karador deck have planned on making one but know metas pretty well. Now I will be generalizing Metas I see and know from experience playing against various types of cEDh decks. First on your lands I think 38 is a few too many i play The Gitrog Monster with 33-36 lands (depending on the cuts i Make). The extra mana producing lands like Ancient Tomb are good generally so those are fine to keep in. However buddy lands like Woodland Cemetery can end up holding you back from an explosive first turn. Finally the Last land is Urborg, Tomb of Yawgmoth This will help storm decks that require specific colors to be tapped otherwise they will peter out due to not being able to cast the right spells they may draw into but that will allow them to use any mana they want for black. Your creature base is good and you have the boonweaver combo naturally but you are missing creature ramp besides the Birds of Paradise and Elves of Deep Shadow you are already using, such as Avacyn's Pilgrim Llanowar Elves Fyndhorn Elves and Elvish Mystic. They give 1 mana for 1 mana even though they dont have instant gratification due to summoning sickness they are still good and vital for a turn two Buried Alive to setup the combo depending on your hand. Now for answers in your creature base the numbe rone thing working against is graveyard hate like Rest in Peace run in stax and especially zur stax Nihil Spellbomb run in storm decks like Kess, Dissident Mage and Zur the Enchanter which is just to name a few. So we need an answer and yes spells work just fine but we are playing a reanimate deck so something that we can get back in case we need another answer is nice. Thus bring me too Caustic Caterpillar and Reclamation Sage while i would suggest the first the later works well too just two more mana to cost or get with Green Sun's Zenith. I believe you have a good choice in enchantments However Phyrexian Arena is a Little slow in our format I would consider cutting it for something like Dark Confidant due to it being cheaper and faster even though it may hurt more. Also In the case of your combo pieces being exiled due to a mill effect or general graveyard hate I would suggest adding insurance known as Pull from Eternity and Riftsweeper. For artifact ramp I think it wouldn't hurt to add Golgari Signet Selesnya Signet and Orzhov Signet for color fixing as well as netting one mana after activation. as well as cutting Chromatic Lantern due to it being 3 mana and you having plenty of dual lands in your deck. Also adding Green Sun's Zenith and Arbor Elf for a turn one two land play is quite nice as well as it acting as a tutor for another creature. I'm not gonna touch too much on your spells since Im not too familiar with how good things like Cataclysm are in your cedh play group or how it acts in general it seems good on paper but i can't say but adding Noxious Revival would be good since its a free instant that allows you to before your turn put a combo piece that got countered or destroyed on top of your library to draw it for turn to recast. This way you don't have to just rely on a six drop aka Sun Titan alone to get those back for you.

APPLE01DOJ on G/B midrange

1 week ago

What is Engineered Explosives for?

I'd add Raking Canopy to the side for spirits and Flaying Tendrils for dredge.

Unless your meta is loaded with Abzan Combo and Burn you don't need 3x Collective Brutality in the 75. Perhaps switch at least the SB copy to Torpor Orb. Which is also good against Eldrazi & Taxes.

It's odd that you're running a full playset of Tireless Tracker and 3x Damping Sphere. Dark Confidant is great in the Tron match up (and a much better card overall IMO). Drawing 2 cards per turn in a match you don't care about lifeloss certianly makes racing much easier to do.

I find 1x Fountain of Renewal is great in the mets right now. I also think you should be running 1x Phyrexian Arena in the 75 since you don't have Bob.

Overall your list looks okay but it seems too many of your cards are too low to the ground. I guess it could be tuned for your meta but currently with my experience in modern most decks have bigger threats than they did 6 months ago.

hkhssweiss on Meren of clan nel toth budget

1 week ago


No worries, sometimes removal is better on a spell, and only reason why I suggested those two removal is because Nature's Claim is only one cmc and Krosan Grip has the other ability of Split Second. Mindblade Render is there for additional budget card draw, plus if you have Meren on the field it's either they block and you get an experience counter or you lose a life a draw a card. It's cheaper than investing in a Phyrexian Arena or Dark Confidant.

hkhssweiss on lands and men

1 week ago

Here is a list of cards in no particular order that will definitely increase the deck synergy.

Sylvan Library, Demonic Tutor, Vampiric Tutor, Amulet of Vigor, Strip Mine, Wasteland, Entomb, World Shaper, Squandered Resources, Dark Confidant, Zuran Orb, Wheel of Fortune, Reforge the Soul, Dark Petition, Natural Order, Prismatic Omen, Valakut, the Molten Pinnacle, Dark Depths, Thespian's Stage, Glacial Chasm

Some of the cards are definitely over $20 but off the bat I would invest in Amulet of Vigor or Sylvan Library first.

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