Dark Intimations


Format Legality
Pre-release Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Penny Dreadful Legal
Standard Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
Frontier Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Aether Revolt (AER) Rare

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Dark Intimations


Each opponent sacrifices a creature or planeswalker, then discards a card. You return a creature or planeswalker card from your graveyard to your hand, the draw a card.

When you cast a Bolas planeswalker spell, exile Dark Imitations from your graveyard. That planeswalker enters the battlefield with an additional loyalty counter on it.

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Dark Intimations Discussion

Hyperalgialysis on Bolas Control

2 months ago

You need to add more control elements to make it run smoother, you have a decent amount, but it needs some sweepers like Anger of the Gods Languish or AEtherize. Disallow is going to be better than Cancel, but if you don't want to spend the money on it Scatter to the Winds, Void Shatter, Dissolve, Dissipate and Counterflux are all cheaper upgrades. Upgrade your mana base as you can, you could easily start by adding a few of the cycle dual lands or the battle for zendikar ones, then get Dragonskull Summit. I also like Foreboding Ruins and Choked Estuary, especially if you focus more on swamps. To help get bolas in play faster, Talisman of Indulgence and Talisman of Dominance are 2 drop mana rocks that work well in your colors. I would drop all your creatures and go more spell heavy, maybe making room for some Spellheart Chimera or Enigma Drake since you would increase your spell count. You can also run things like Sea Gate Oracle and Augury Owl to set up your draws. Consult the Necrosages is better than Brainbite. Slave of Bolas and Elder Mastery should be replaced with Dark Intimations. Drop Throne of the God-Pharaoh as well since you arent making tokens to benefit from it. Another decent creature to put in would be Noxious Gearhulk since it removes a creature. Duress and Blightning are also really good, as well as Negate and Barter in Blood.

monroem14 on Grixis Gods/Bolas

3 months ago

Hyperalgialysis agree that the Disallow is the better card but it being in Aether Revolt makes it a bit more difficult to get my hands on. Did get two last night though so will make that update. Hour of Devastation is an interesting option as well and could be an interesting mechanic w/ Afflict late game, but would be more looking for a black wrath which I'm not sure which one yet. I have one Dark Intimations but not think of it as more of a sideboard card. Thanks for the comment though!

Hyperalgialysis on Grixis Gods/Bolas

3 months ago

You will probably want Hour of Devastation for a sweeper in the mainboard, as well as Disallow instead of Cancel since it can stop more things. I like Dark Intimations in the sideboard.

Argy on Eternal Gods

3 months ago

In would move 4x Dark Intimations and 2x Torment of Hailfire to the Sideboard, and completely get rid of Blur of Blades and Splendid Agony.

I would also add 3-4 Doomfall to the Sideboard, as it is useful against quite a few decks. It's excellent at getting rid of Bristling Hydra.

In their place try this:

Hyperalgialysis on Grixis Control

4 months ago

I have been brewing with bolas for awhile now, and I would like to offer my experiences. My deck on here needs updated so if you look at it be aware of that ahead of time. First, I found the cycle lands to lack a lot in the early game against aggro decks, cost me a lot of games since I couldnt interacte with the opponent when need be, you are running fewer than me so it may not be an issue for you but I cut them completely. I found Dark Intimations to be a great answer to gods and that stupid hexproof dino, but have since put it in the sideboard since it doesn't do much against faster decks, and against control it usually just gets countered for 2-3 mana. What I have done to make my deck more competitive is to add a ton of hand disruption since it blows away aggro and control if done early. I run Lay Bare the Heart Duress and Harsh Scrutiny as 3 ofs as well as Torment of Scarabs. I also run both Negate and Essence Scatter as of 2 ofs and sideboard in playsets of any cards already mentioned depending on my match up with Dark Intimations as a 3 of in the side as well. I main Glimmer of Genius Opt Harnessed Lightning and Fatal Push as well to have a ton of early removal and draw, and I side in Fiery Cannonade against aggro since it sweeps them and is easy to cast in three colors. I also use Aether Hub since I am running some energy cards, usually the extra energy can help me net a big creature or smooth over the mana to cast something a bit earlier than I should. I also run a lot of Swamps since it helps all my check lands as well as Evolving Wilds for Fatal Push. I am not saying my deck is better or yours is built wrong or anything of the sort, but this seems to work pretty well in my meta and I hope it helps. If I do lose, played 4 times took 1st twice with this build and 2nd twice, it was against that stupid red deck and once against a wonky ramp deck that used Torment of Hailfire as a win condition. They waited till I tapped out for bolas, they had flipped a Primal Amulet and the torment was 8 for x twice. Lost outright.

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