Dark Prophecy


Format Legality
1v1 Commander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Legacy Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Magic 2014 Rare

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Dark Prophecy


Whenever a creature you control dies, you draw a card and lose 1 life.

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Dark Prophecy Discussion

MediSyntax on Liliana, Heretical Healer MBC

2 weeks ago

Hard to say, it is a very tight list.
A card I have no experience with is Kuon, Ogre Ascendant. Does it pull its weight?
Otherwise I would suggest cutting Dark Prophecy. They really fulfill the same the deck and the Grimoire not only pairs beautifully with Words of Waste but also is a may effect and so will not bite you in the ass.

ridley.s on mono black/first time builder need help

3 weeks ago

I remember my first deck and compared to this my deck was trash. I recommend to put Bloodghast, Hex Parasite, Dark Prophecy, Grave Betrayal, and maybe Cabal Coffers. DO NOT PUT Sanguine Bond

B0effe on Bontu, the Unstoppable Sac

1 month ago

I've always had a thing for mono-Black decks, and this looks fun. I have a lot of suggestions, which i'm taking the liberty just to provide, without suggestions for what to take out. But the main focus of my suggestions is that I think you really need to have more creatures, which can come back by themselves. Preferably you could take out some of the eqiupments?


Relentless Dead - Very easy to get back = great for sacrificing.

Shriekmaw - Lets you kill something off of your opponent and if you use the evoke cost, you activate your commander as well.

Reassembling Skeleton - As I see it, this is a must have in your deck. It is clockwork for sacrificing.

Nether Traitor - Functions very well in this deck, as it can make it easy to have multiple creatures being sacrficed cheaply. Maybe this actually also a must have.

Bloodghast - Very easy to get back into play, and with some card draw its almost destined to crawl back from the grace once wach turn; Especially if you put in some fetch-lands.

Some of the more utility minded cards:

Crypt Ghast - Very good in mono-black.

Dark Prophecy - Very efficient card draw.

Some of the more tricky cards:

You can also put in Nether Spirit, Nether Shadow, Death's Shadow and Haakon, Stromgald Scourge but they require a little more to get working.


Fisula89 on Meren's Infinite Sacrifice

1 month ago

As said, Dark Prophecy could kill me with my infinity combos which include killing and bringing back my creatures.

My playgroup is having so many decks with black creatures I decided to remove Shriekmaw and Attrition from my deck. I like both cards, so if you don't face so many black creatures as I do, those cards are great!

I'm afraid Hell's Caretaker is too slow and resticted (tap and during your upkeep) to work as often I would like it to. I'm facing increasing amount of graveyard hate, so I can't expect any creature to survive in my graveyard for long.

NV_1980 on Vampire Lord

1 month ago

I'd probably replace Dark Prophecy with either Phyrexian Arena or Necropotence. That way you don't have to wait until something of yours dies, before you can draw a new card. I'd probably go for Necropotence; because it has fantastic synergy with your Whip of Erebos.

lagotripha on Art of the Kill

1 month ago

Mono black deckbuilder's toolbox is my big list of cards. I'd take a look at Blade of the Bloodchief, Genesis Chamber, Profane Command, Lashwrithe, Indulgent Aristocrat/Bloodthrone Vampire, Dark Prophecy, Grave Pact, Yahenni, Undying Partisan Jinxed Idol and Spawning Pit and mix and match to try and get maximum value from that sweet graveyard recursion.

Good luck!

frwtr1968 on It's just a 1/1, Don't worry about it...

1 month ago

slaughter pact for Bone Shredder has more value, ignoring echo cost to remove nonblack creature each turn with shireo without the risk of lands not untapping and losing outright.

also dread return for the Wake the Dead card that slipped through the cracks, specially with Big game hunter, your new bone shredder, its won me games against kozilek and maelstrom decks.

Nim deathmantle I though was nice too, but in global wraths, shirei has to leave play to be brought back by it, as such all the triggers that would of happened for other creatures don't happen and all you end up with is avoiding the commander tax for 4. Id run Meekstone or Jet Medallion or Lifeline instead.

id also recommend removing phyrexian reclamation and maybe even gate to phyrexia if your meta doesn't have completely dangerous artifacts. you'd get more use from cards like Black Market or Contamination which yes, its beyond degenerate in shirei. Vampiric Rites or Dark Prophecy if you notice you run out of cards, even minorly, I'm usually 5+ while extra draw triggers are happening.

you want to rune Volrath's Stronghold, but you may also want to consider Crypt of Agadeem or Lake of the Dead or which is almost necessary Nykthos, Shrine to Nyx or Phyrexian Tower . recently I added Strip Mine to deal with bounce lands.

Crypt Ghast and Liliana's Shade if you notice you still don't have enough mana. Hope this all helped!

Mr.Bombastic on Nocte immortalem

1 month ago

If you want to speed up the tempo of your deck, I recommend card draw and mana ramp. Worn Powerstone and Burnished Hart are really nice, and you can always feed a Solemn Simulacrum to your own Ayli, Eternal Pilgrim for that card draw. White doesn't have good card draw, and black requires you to pay life for card draw which seems a bit counter-intuitive in this deck. However, if you don't mind taking a few points of damage, Dark Prophecy or Greed or the best of the best Phyrexian Arena. Hope I've been of some help.

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