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 Mythic Rare
Modern Masters Mythic Rare
Ravnica: City of Guilds Rare
Promo Set 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

InnerFlame on Why hasn't Mardu found a ...

9 hours ago

Hey guys, sorry I haven't been responding too well, I kind of wanted to see how this all played out.

One of the guys at my shop and I worked out a list that revolved around disruption and burn. The trick was to create a deck that provided cheap spells, that got the most use by creating one for twos. The most important piece of the deck seemed to be Dark Confidant. Then you ran cards that you would usually see in burn like bolt and helix and spike. The. You used you're disruption that you'd normally have like sieze and inquisition. Then you got juicy with k-command and Timely Reinforcements. Finally to round off the creatures you had cards like swiftspear and pyromancer with questions of m-mentor and that guy that burns for activations. Possibly even a tasigur or two.

Zholto on Time to Replace Jund

2 days ago

I don't think running Emrakul, the Promised End is a good idea with Dark Confidant. That's just to large of a CMC. With Bob, you really dont want any card with a CMC above 3 or 4.

Squirrelbacon on Mardu Control

3 days ago

I'd suggest Dark Confidant over abbot any day. Keeps the deck more consistent and your mana curve is low enough you won't kill yourself with it.

Also, why not run 2 Thoughtseize?

Teemursu on Grixis Wizards or: How We Became Liches

1 week ago

Dark Confidant might be a decent inclusion, since I don't think I have that many high CMC spells (Blasphemous Act and Insurrection).

I try to shy away from the more staple draw and counter spells, since they both synergise less with the deck's other cards and flavor, which is important (though Rhystic Study could be a flavor hit as well, I dislike playing with the card in general). I'd rather draw cards with Shadowmage Infiltrator than with his effective counterpart Phyrexian Altar, counter spells with Voidmage Prodigy instead of Counterspell and so on.

Goblin Bombardment was close to making the list despite its questionable flavor, though, now I've found more sacrifice outlets through Flesh Carver and Thoughtpicker Witch, I'm quite happy with the amount of them.

Gennten on Grixis Wizards or: How We Became Liches

1 week ago

Dark Confidant is perhaps the only good wizard you're missing from this deck.

Looking at this deck, there are perhaps some improvements you can make, particularly on your CMC avg. and curve. For tribal decks, draw spells are incredibly useful in case they "gas out". Wheel of Fortune, Windfall, Night's Whisper, Mystic Remora, Rhystic Study, Notion Thief, and Phyrexian Arena are good inclusions; some of them will ensure Marchesa's dethrone ability will trigger. Countermagic like Negate, Arcane Denial, and Swan Song are always useful to address trouble your opponents bring. Fire Covenant and Goblin Bombardment are also good inclusions. Cards I'd cut are high CMC spells; it's probable you'll have to cut your worst wizards if you include these suggestions (or some).


1 week ago

I'm not very familiar with The Gitrog Frog's strategy, however I know netting the most card and board advantage is crucial part of winning. Looking at the best primer I can find for the general, there are many improvements you can make with this deck. Putrid Imp goes best with Dakmor Salvage while Gitrog is on the field for an infinite mill and library reshuffling. If you have Dark Ritual, you can float infinite black mana and channel that into a win condition.

Moving on, I believe your curve could be fixed and your CMC avg. could be lower. There are cards I'd add in place of the ones you currently have. For instance: Dark Confidant, Sylvan Library, a lot of mana dorks like Fyndhorn Elves, Elvish Mystic, Llanowar Elves, Birds of Paradise, Deathrite Shaman, Arbor Elf, and Elves of Deep Shadow. Ramping into Gitrog is good. Sylvan Scrying gets you Salvage. Play more tutors to increase the consistency of your deck. There's a lot more I could recommend than what I can type, so I'll leave a link to the Gitrog primer.

kgrey2 on Kaalia Monster Mash

1 week ago

Cyrialis: Hey man thanks for the help and comments, you're bringing some great stuff to the table.

Oh ya for sure. Definitely linear, but I have a couple decks I run. There's just something about Kaalia of the Vast that I love. I agree on Sneak Attack I would still like to add it and see how it runs though I feel like it could help if Kaalia of the Vast is out of commission.

I have never seen Boompile, it is really really cool. I'm so close to adding it. I think it'll definitely be the first wrath I add in if I add any. Great suggestion thanks.

No! Not Scourge of Kher Ridges! I cannot argue against what you said, but this is a toolbox-y deck and he has just been such a lifesaver soooo many times. My group runs goblins and elves sometimes and he literally does more than even the playing field.

I can get behind you with Baneslayer Angel. She was honestly just added as a low-cost value creature in case Kaalia wasn't working out. She is the most vanilla creature in the deck for sure.

I have been really noticing the lack of card draw in this deck and have been eyeing Dragon Mage for a while. He is pretty perfect. I'm just worried that filling up my opponents hand could mean a nasty removal or worse in the long run, but so far he's a for sure include, thanks! Along the same line, what do you think about Wheel of Fortune as more card draw? I have the same worries as before tho..

Also how do you feel about Dark Confidant? Price tag aside.

I really do like Hellkite Tyrant. When he is dropped with Kaalia it is such a devastating surprise on the opposite end. I think in my play group it is very worth it, but I could see it being a sideboard. It's pretty great, I mean I get the artifacts and they don't.

My friends and I have been playing mtg for a year and a half and about two months were spent playing 60 card before we went EDH. So maybe an honest year of realistic adding and dropping. I mean I am still working out the kinks and awaiting any beautiful angels, dragons, and demons that come out.

Seriously thanks for all the help man. What deck do you normally run against your friend's Kaalia deck?

casmiel on Chalice of Pox

1 week ago

Smallpox + Flagstones of Trokair beg for Urborg, Tomb of Yawgmoth and a full playset of Fetid Heath so you can pox on turn 2.

4x Dismember with 4x Dark Confidant is also pretty dangerous. I'd cut some Dismembers for Never / Return, which has the upside of being a reasonable discard target. I think 4 Confidant is too much here anyways, it is a bit counter-intuitive to run it in a Chalice deck when you want to be hitting 1 and 2 mana spells.

I'm also a bit skeptical on Copter it is definitely Modern playable but I'm not sure this is the right home. Your 2CMC slot is already flooded as it is, I'd rather get some Bloodghast for Pox and Brutality.

Any reason why you decided not to run Liliana of the Veil? I've seen the full playset in pretty much any regular Smallpox list that had success.

Anyways, cool deck idea!

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