Dark Ritual


Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Oldschool 93/94 Legal
Penny Dreadful Legal
Casual Legal
Pauper EDH Legal
MTGO Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Unformat Legal
Pauper Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Masters 25 (A25) None
Masterpiece Series: Amonkhet Invocations (AKHMPS) Common
Tempest Remastered (TPR) Common
Vintage Masters (VMA) Mythic Rare
From the Vault: Twenty (V13) Mythic Rare
Coldsnap Theme Deck (CTD) Common
Masters Edition IV (ME4) Common
Duel Decks: Phyrexia vs. The Coalition (DDE) Common
Planechase (HOP) Common
Duel Decks: Divine vs. Demonic (DDC) Common
Coldsnap (CSP) Common
Deckmasters: Garfield vs. Finkel (DKM) Common
Beatdown Box Set (BTD) Common
Battle Royale Box Set (BRB) Common
Mercadian Masques (MMQ) Common
Urza's Saga (USG) Common
Tempest (TMP) Common
Fifth Edition (5ED) Common
Mirage (MIR) Common
Ice Age (ICE) Common
Fourth Edition (4ED) Common
4th Edition Foreign Black Border (4EDFBB) Common
Revised Edition (3ED) Common
Revised Foreign Black Border (3EDFBB) Common
Unlimited Edition (2ED) Common
Collector's Edition (CED) Common
International Collector's Edition (CEI) Common
Limited Edition Beta (LEB) Common
Limited Edition Alpha (LEA) Common
Promo Set (000) Common

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Dark Ritual Discussion

Gracco on Ally

14 hours ago

With this game plan the deck likely will not be getting any faster. Sanguine Bond will help the plan of this deck a LOT as it is. If you want speed you need to lower your mana curve and be more aggressive and at that point you become an aggressive beatdown deck and not a life drain focused strategy. If you want to go all in on Kalastria Healer and Hagra Diabolist then fast mana in the form of Dark Ritual and Cabal Ritual become viable options for a faster version of the deck. At this point though just being Black and White and cutting the other colors would be best.

bradtheimpaler13 on Syr Konrad, the Grim EDH

3 days ago

Looks like your running a pretty tight list but maybe cut Morality Shift or maybe Dark Ritual ?? I think it's overrated in commander as its only a one shot of. But thats just my opinion on it. I don't think it's a very popular one lol.

Vimozahr on Life Lost v2

6 days ago

Forwart: Your choice of Enchantments/Creatures is not really good. Most of this Cards you can cut. A Dark Ritual can give you an good impact at your early Game. Droping Turn 1/2 a Creature CMC 3/4. And let your Opponent(s) try to handel this.

You can also Build on Token, take a Blood Artist + Bitterblossom + Cathars' Crusade , Anointed Procession , some Sacrifice Outlets - gg. ;) Blood Artist is not the one and only bad Guy that had a Death-Trigger.

demon304 on K'rrik-ombo Breaker Budget

6 days ago

Added Aphotic Wisps to make it possible for a turn 1 win.

Ignore my first ignorant comment. What was I thinking? Apparently nothing because turn 1 and a better pile and hand does exist and I'm here to deliver. Here it is all you friendly budget deck seekers.

Hand (Goodluck)- Swamp , Dark Ritual , Doomsday , Putrid Imp <--(Any 1 drop creature), Sol Ring , Culling the Weak , Aphotic Wisps .

Turn 1 play Swamp --> Dark Ritual --> Sol Ring --> K'rrik, Son of Yawgmoth --> Doomsday --> (Grabbing Infernal Contract (TOP), Exquisite Blood , Sanguine Bond , Sacrifice or Burnt Offering , and Death Cultist .)

Use Aphotic Wisps to draw Infernal Contract then pay your useless 6 life and draw the rest.

Cast Death Cultist , Putrid Imp with K'rrik, Son of Yawgmoth . Cast Culling the Weak for 2 life targeting Putrid Imp . Use 1 black mana of the 4 generated to cast Sacrifice or Burnt Offering sacrificing K'rrik, Son of Yawgmoth . This will provide a total of 10 black mana. Cast Exquisite Blood and Sanguine Bond then sacrifice Death Cultist to start the combo. STONKS. I didn't think it was possible but thanks to google and 1 more brain cell, I figured it out.

bradtheimpaler13 on The Court of Locthwain

1 week ago

Cool deck!! I think you could probably cut Dark Ritual as its only a one time boost. I would run something like Blood Pet or Blood Vassal instead. Or if you find that you aren't lacking in the mana debt. Then go with the Ophiomancer or Ogre Slumlord .

GrimVeracity on Competetive legacy

1 week ago

Dark Ritual is unfortunately not legal in modern my friend

sergiodelrio on Polymorph Deck (Advice welcome)

1 week ago

I like the idea as a casual "fun" deck. As you know, it would be much more effective if you had fewer, more game-ending creatures mainboard like Emrakul. That way it would be much more combo-y. And since you're not playing a specific format... if you added Dark Ritual and had a way of producing a creature token T1 (like with Legion's Landing  Flip for example) you could pull off T2 Emrakul.

+1 anyway because of the Polymorph brew!

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Dark Ritual occurrence in decks from the last year


All decks: 1.2%

Commander / EDH:

All decks: 0.08%

Black: 0.81%

Rakdos: 0.35%

Golgari: 0.21%

UBR (Grixis): 0.69%