Dark Confidant


Format Legality
Noble Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Casual Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Pauper 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

greyninja on Black Draw

5 hours ago

In edh(?) you can run all three! Can never have too much card draw

If you're running a strong graveyard theme; Necropotence may hurt since it discards into exile

If you're running a lot of high cmc spells; Dark Confidant might beat you up a bit

I run Phyrexian Arena in all my decks that have /x

mitomeg on Black Draw

7 hours ago

In a real application which one would be better: Necropotence, Phyrexian Arena or Dark Confidant? What should i consider when choosing between them?

YamishiTheWickedOne on Mad Vampires

5 days ago

The thing about Modern is unless you're playing a monocolored deck you can't really get away with using all basic lands and expect good results. If you have anything resembling a budget, the place I recommend starting is finding the cheapest fetch lands in your colors, possibly trading up, and getting ahold of a set of the fast lands and shock lands. In plain terms you'd at least want 4 each of Bloodstained Mire, Blackcleave Cliffs and Blood Crypt. In interest of working on a budget I'll mention Dragonskull Summit isn't the best dual land but it did just get reprinted. Yes... Modern unfortunately has a pretty steep buy-in, mostly in lands, but once you have them they'll be used in many, many future projects.

Now... Where to start with your card choices? I understand and can very much see this is a work in progress, so I'll just be honest with you and say most of these are just... kinda bad, no offense.

Okay, I'll list off some better choices with synergy: you have Falkenrath Gorger. That's a step in the right direction. Next up I'd take a look at the following cards: Stromkirk Condemned, Stromkirk Captain. These two plus Gorger lets your guys get huge fast and makes them significantly harder to kill in combat, especially since off of Gorger you can flash in Captain as you're attacking so your Gorger and Condemned are suddenly a pair of 4 power first strike fatties on turn 3. The next two are Bloodghast and Asylum Visitor. Both are good discard options with or without Gorger and Visitor is 3 power for 2 CMC, and also a pseudo Dark Confidant if you play her correctly. Almost literally everything this deck could want in a 2 drop. The next two are beaters that function as discard outlets to keep the flow of your deck running steady: Heir of Falkenrath and Smuggler's Copter. Yes, a vehicle. I recommend Heir to anyone who can't afford Liliana of the Veil. It's a cheaper and much more aggressive way to discard, besides being a 2 mana version of Delver of Secrets for vamps.

Those enchantments are terrible. Call the Bloodline is my pick for the worst vampire support card in existence that's not Feast of Blood (that card is all kinds of terrible). For your noncreatures, it's your call in regard to draw spells but I'd only keep Faithless Looting at most. For removal, you want mostly generic stuff. Try and trade for a set of Fatal Push, Lightning Bolt and Terminate, then mix/match them as your meta dictates. Kolaghan's Command if you can get one might be useful as a one-of. It's not a great card but for flavor/support you can play around with Urge to Feed as well.

After all is said and done, with any space you have left, you can try to squeeze in as many Vampire Nocturnus, Gatekeeper of Malakir, Gifted Aetherborn, Vampire Nighthawk, or Olivia, Mobilized for War as you want. I like the idea of a one-of Captivating Vampire if most of your guys are small. You could main or even side Kalitas, Traitor of Ghet and Olivia Voldaren, both of which are strong enough to side or sometimes main in non-vampire meta decks. Kalastria Highborn or Viscera Seer can be okay insurance cards if you're fearing a boardwipe.

I think the most important thing I'll tell you here is that too many discard outlets is bad. Don't fret too much about madness or not, you have gorger, and if you can save up for bloodghast/visitor you should be fine. You don't wanna be casting your killspells at sorcery speed too often. This is why if you can only take one Bolt is better than Fiery Temper.

chadsansing on Black Tron

6 days ago

Very cool idea.

Maybe go to 4 Torment of Hailfire, which seems to be an all-star.

You might also test without Diabolic Revelation, Lay Bare the Heart, and Night's Whisper. Inquisition of Kozilek and Thoughtseize are better discard effects (or even Despise and Duress), and you could use more copies of Underworld Connections and maybe Phyrexian Arena (or Dark Confidant?) for card draw.

Those draw spells become especially good if you include the Exquisite Blood/Sanguine Bond combo and get life back of off Eldrazi attacks.

xyr0s on Contamination of the Meta

1 week ago

@LeaPlath Don't you mean "pox" instead of "stax"? As far as I can tell, this deck and stax only have Wastelands in common...

stax: http://www.mtgtop8.com/event?e=17345&d=307301&f=LE

Pox: http://www.mtgtop8.com/event?e=16098&d=299201&f=LE

Saw a stream not too long ago, where Duke Reid played a pox deck with Dark Confidant in it, and it looks pretty strong. But then there's the matter of pox decks using Liliana of the Veil a whole lot, and what that does to the price tag.

Entrei on Inspiring Call in Rite of ...

1 week ago

So I have been working on a deck,

Gro-bots *Primer*

Modern* Entrei


, and as an experiment made a deviation off of it without blue. I rearranged the card slots to make it work (2 more Winding Constrictors, 1 more Inquisition of Kozilek) but came up short a couple cards. After some searching, I found two low-to-the-ground 1/1 counter draw spells which could work, Inspiring Call and Implement of Ferocity. Question is, should I run 2-1 or 3-0? I'm leaning towards 3-0, although I am hesitant to run too many for fear of dying to Dark Confidant.

For reference, the second deck is

Golgari Grobots

Modern Entrei


Matrixxx999 on Shreiky the Cheeky

1 week ago

Hi! +1!

Have you considered: Bog Witch, Cryptbreaker, Dark Confidant, Gate to Phyrexia, Weaponcraft Enthusiast?

And I would recommend to use Bitterblossom for all the stax and mana dinial spells and as a sac fodder generator.

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