Dark Deal


Format Legality
Pre-release Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
Frontier Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Fate Reforged Uncommon

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Dark Deal


Each player discards all the cards in his or her hand, then draws that many cards minus one.

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Dark Deal Discussion

CaptSillva on

4 days ago

Maybe you could try more of a Waste Not build with cards like Burning Inquiry and Dark Deal.

DanteBeleren on Scion of the Ur-Dragon and his Friends

5 days ago

Well, with the announcement of the Tribal dragon EDH precon, I'd suggest going with one of those generals over Scion for a 5 color tribal deck since most people will look at Scion and assume "Combo player"!

If you wanna stick with Scion, I'd recommend going the grave recursion route (as I can see you've already got bit of). Some things that can go well into that are Living Death, Altar of Dementia, Leyline of the Void, Wheel Effects (Wheel of Fortune, Windfall, Dark Deal) and if you do Waste Not goes well in conjunction to them.

In regards to generic improvements, Anguished Unmaking is an awesome spot removal card over Mortify and Maelstrom Pulse over Putrefy.

I salute you for not wanting to go with the "generic" Scion build, and it looks like you're going a bit themey which is always a win in my book. If you want to commit to that though, take out Skittles (Skithiryx). I love the card, but you don't need him, especially since you're not running Molten combo anyway. BUT if you do want a dirty af combo, you could consider Worldgorger Dragon w/ Animate Dead and a Comet Storm. It takes a bit more work to pull off and could be an emergancy win button, but still... I think what you're striving for will be awesome with just Dragon Beatface. Good Luck!

Mac_Apple on Waste Not Torment

1 week ago

Megrim, Sangromancer, Geth's Grimoire, and Liliana's Caress obviously.

Fate Unraveler and Underworld Dreams to compliment Dark Deal.

Maybe one Painful Quandary.

Geier Reach Sanitarium. If they discard a land, you get your mana back.

Ruthless Sniper could have some real fun here.

And definitely some creature removal, such as Murderous Cut.

halfyoung on Brodents, pie-rats and other rat puns

1 week ago

You know, if you are thinking on those Waste Not, then Dark Deal combo would be oh so great because why not

namesallgone on The Scorpion God Value Engine

1 week ago

What about Dark Deal. Symmetrical discard, refuel hands for more discard.

escesare on Burning Waste

2 weeks ago

If you're playing Casual, Dark Deal might be worth trying. Since this is geared towards competitive Modern, you're almost always hitting 1-4 cards with Dark Deal, whereas Burning Inquiry always hits 3, making it a worse Burning Inquiry for extra mana. Collective Defiance is almost a strict upgrade, and I'm not even sure if it's playable.

I played a bit online but ran into all aggro decks, so it didn't do so well. It should be good vs. combo and control (which are actually more prevalent than aggro in competitive Modern). It trounces any casual decks, of course.

orion1575 on Burning Waste

2 weeks ago

And what do you think of Dark Deal?

ShadyPear on Nekusar's Bizarre Adventure

2 weeks ago

YellaFeva I think the community is split on Decree of Pain being a clunky overcosted boardwipe or board wipe that can draw upward of 15 cards to refill later on. I sit with the later. Incendiary Command is too overcosted for a wheel that isn't a draw seven, I'm already considering cutting Dark Deal For it's card inefficient and I don't think the other modes of command are worth it.

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