Dark Deal


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

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Set Rarity
Fate Reforged (FRF) 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

Tarlfgar on Waste Your Combo Not

1 week ago

Darth_Savage I think Reforge the Soul would be an amazing addition here. I overlooked it because I only looked for cards with lower mana costs, I didn't even consider there can be a Miracle card that's suitable for my deck, thanks!

A very early version of this deck did feature cards like Whispers of Emrakul and Wrench Mind, but in the end these discards were not potent enough- Dark Deal or Reforge the Soul that you mentioned can cause a 7-card discard, and even Burning Inquiry is a 3-card discard for one mana.

After all, my intent is not to lock my opponent out of cards, but to make them discard a lot (and thus get creatures, cards and mana from Waste Not). Gnat Miser is a no-go for the same reason.

Sign in Blood might be a good addition here, it's very versatile. Seizan, Perverter of Truth would be even better, but it's a very costly creature- by the fifth turn an FNM game is usually over.

Do you maybe have any card suggestions for surviving before the combo gets activated? I haven't played against any control-heavy deck with it yet, even in playtests, so I'm not really sure what pieces could help. Thanks for your input!

multimedia on *Primer* A Hellish Crusade [Edgy Specter Tribal]

1 week ago

Hey, you're welcome.

Possible adds > cuts:

  1. Fellwar Stone > Pillar of Origins
  2. Waste Not > Specter's Wail
  3. Dark Deal > Dread Specter
  4. Command Tower > Izzet Guildgate
  5. Crumbling Necropolis > Cinder Barrens
  6. Tainted Peak > Rakdos Guildgate
  7. Tainted Isle > Dimir Guildgate

Deadpoo111 on *Primer* A Hellish Crusade [Edgy Specter Tribal]

1 week ago

multimedia Thanks for all the great suggestions! Among the lands, I plan on using Command Tower, Tainted Peak, Tainted Isle, and Crumbling Necropolis because I can trade for them with my play group. As for the nonland cards, I'm still in the process of buying the current cards, but Fellwar Stone, Waste Not, and Dark Deal sound super solid esp. for the deck. What would you cut to include these three cards?

Again, thanks so much for the suggestions!

multimedia on *Primer* A Hellish Crusade [Edgy Specter Tribal]

1 week ago

Hey, to expand on what others have commented on about the manabase here's some budget playable lands to consider adding. All my suggestions will be $4 or less (most are $2 or less).

Other cards for the discard theme to consider adding:

Budget staples in Grixis colors to consider adding:

I offer more help. If you like some of these suggestions I can help you to make cuts.

Good luck with your deck.

Fila_Mindbender on Stealing A Better Deck

2 weeks ago

Flying-Turtle The first card I would suggest would be Waste Not it only 2 CMC and if you move Jace's Archivist into the main deck along with some other wheel effects like Dark Deal, Windfall, Whispering Madness, and other cards of the sort it can really add tremendous amounts of value to what you already want to be doing in the deck. And once again I would move both Keening Stone and Traumatize into the main list because they work together as 1 turn mill combo on a single person (if you have the mana). As for some other low cost cards I am surprised you don't have Animate Dead anywhere on the list because it can steal a creature from any graveyard. I would even count Avatar of Woe because the discount is easy to get and removal is always nice to have.

Fila_Mindbender on Sidisi Commander

2 weeks ago

Deere101 Sweet card wise my first suggestion would be wheel effects such as Dark Deal, Windfall, Whispering Madness and a few others of that sort. By being able to not only do what you want in self milling, but disrupt opponent's hands while also resupplying your hand with new cards. None of these cards are more than $2 either. This next one is a little more expensive but Phenax, God of Deception is really a must have in both mill and self mill decks; depending where you buy it and in what condition you want the card it ranges from like $5-$10. Finally I would take another look at your mana base after you have all the cards you want in the deck because right now you are under representing black and over representing green and blue with your land choices; Over half of your cards in the deck have a black symbol, but only about a third of your lands have black in them.

Oh real quick one more suggestion is Solemn Simulacrum. It is really good in any deck that wants to recur creatures on the battlefield since you are able to ramp and draw cards when it comes into the battlefield and dies.

WhichKing on The Haunting of Hightower Manor

3 weeks ago

Well, you ARE in the colours for Cabal Coffers and recursion effects :P

Oh, and also Dark Deal is a mono black wheel effect that is sure to blow up the size of your commander!

hkhssweiss on SECRETS

1 month ago

You can consider cards like Damnation, Toxic Deluge, Consume the Meek, Black Sun's Zenith, Bontu's Last Reckoning, Evacuation, Cyclonic Rift as well as a Windfall or Dark Deal to get rid of it from their hands.

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