Dark Ritual


Format Legality
Legacy Legal
Vintage Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Pauper Legal

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Set Rarity
Tempest Remastered Common
Vintage Masters Mythic Rare
From the Vault: Twenty Mythic Rare
Masters Edition IV Common
Duel Decks: Phyrexia vs. The Coalition Common
Planechase Common
Duel Decks: Divine vs. Demonic Common
Coldsnap Common
Deckmasters: Garfield vs. Finkel Common
Beatdown Box Set Common
Battle Royale Box Set Common
Mercadian Masques Common
Urza's Saga Common
Tempest Common
Fifth Edition Common
Mirage Common
Ice Age Common
Fourth Edition Common
Revised Edition Common
Unlimited Edition Common
Collector's Edition Common
International Collector's Edition Common
Limited Edition Beta Common
Limited Edition Alpha Common
Promo Set Mythic Rare

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Dark Ritual Discussion

Simon_Williamson on Pattern Recognition #13 - Board ...

9 hours ago

GoldenDiggle Would you like me to make a list of every ritual (defined as a spell that [directly] nets you mana like Dark Ritual [not "free" spells like Burning-Tree Emissary ]) in the game? I'll do that.

GoldenDiggle on Field to Plowshares

11 hours ago

Of course I will berryjon! Thank you for the comment!

A Dark Ritual + is very welcome in the deck!

Smothering Abomination draws me a card for each sac, allowing me to play nonlands.

Phyrexian Reclamation abuses it when something like Blood Artist or a soul sister is on the field.

I can always use it for extort triggers off of creatures like Thrull Parasite or Pontiff of Blight.

Or straight dump it into a Debt to the Deathless effect or Return to the Ranks.

Mana burn may be dead, but that doesn't mean that you should waste mana!

rolfMTG on Death by Vampire

12 hours ago

Good deck, it can easily win on turn 4. Vampire Nocturnus is fan-tas-tic if you can drop it on turn 2 with Dark Ritual.You did a very good job here!

waffledevouror on New Infinity combo Turn 4 kill

17 hours ago

In rule 100.2a of the comprehensive Magic rulebook, it states that constructed Magic must contain at least 60 cards. Your deck does not comply to this rule. Here are a few suggestions: Elvish Spirit Guide, Dark Ritual, Seething Song, Metallic Mimic (as backup), Counterspell, Island, Force of Will, Pact of Negation

Emzed on Food Chain Prossh

4 days ago

How often do you run into trouble casting Necropotence? While you have 30 black mana sources (counting Moxen and Elves), only Dark Ritual, Urborg, Tomb of Yawgmoth and Selvala, Heart of the Wilds can produce multiple black mana. So triple black doesn't seem like something you naturally achieve by turn 2 or 3 every game. Maybe i am just plain wrong about that, but i would really like to understand the card's value and reliability a little better.

Austin_Smith_of_Cards on Vampires

6 days ago

Dark Ritual isn't modern legal; you'll either need to replace it with something else, or change your deck label.

Kalitas, Bloodchief of Ghet is too expensive for modern unless you're using ramp, and Dark Ritual is about to get the axe.

Diabolic Revelation and Diabolic Tutor need to be replaced with removal; unless you're running a specific combo, paying four mana to set up a turn is too much disadvantage.

Overpowered Vampires to consider:

Gatekeeper of Malakir is a removal package on a Vampire body, and costs too little for his ability. Playset needed.

Since you can't rely on Dark Ritual to explode your creatures into play anymore, you're going to need to think about your curve more. Vampire Cutthroat, Viscera Seer, and Pulse Tracker are all very powerful 1-drop Vampires. I would run 4 Trackers, 4-2 Cutthroats, and 2 Seers.

Captivating Vampire needs to be included as a 4-of. I hate that card so much.

In the upcoming set Aether Revolt, there are two Vampires that should catch your attention; Gifted Aetherborn and Yahenni, Undying Partisan.

For your removal suite, probably a mix of Go for the Throat and Doom Blade; maybe split 3-1, or 4 Go for the Throats and sideboard Doom Blade.

Since you're not running any fetchlands, or cards that care about having a Plains or Swamp, you'll either want to swap Godless Shrines for Isolated Chapels if you want to play more aggressively, or Concealed Courtyards if you're playing midrange.

You can probably survive on twenty lands to maximize topdeck value.

Ja1n on Ayli's good stuff

1 week ago

You mentioned a heavy reanimate theme but I don't see Reanimate, Animate Dead, Unburial Rites and Necromancy. Stinkweed Imp can help you get more guys in the yard too.

Would definitely recommend adding in some 'pillow forty' cards. No Mercy, Ghostly Prison and Sphere of Safety are all good candidates. Check out Oversold Cemetery and Tortured Existence too for recurring creature recycling. Ivory Mask can help if you find people are targeting your graveyard. BW has many great enchantments to protect yourself and I would recommend including some more. Academy Rector and Idyllic Tutor can help with consistency, but an enchantment toolbox could help protect what you are doing. Vindicate is less pricey following it's reprint and Utter End is a great card too. Emeria, The Sky Ruin is a great land in reanimator style decks with white, as is Urborg, Tomb of Yawgmoth and Cabal Coffers. Last but not least, consider Iona, Shield of Emeria, Rune-Scarred Demon, Gray Merchant of Asphodel and Angel of Despair as some great reanimator targets.

Deck seems a little unfocused and I think you could benefit from focusing on the specific theme. Some cards like Dark Ritual and the planeswalkers feel either redundant or not as impactful as you would like. I also think, if you're going reanimator, try running Vish Kal, Blood Arbiter as the general while removing the life gain aspect for cards like Bloodghast and Mikaeus, the Unhallowed. The lifegain just seems like a sub-theme.

Since you have Buried Alive, you can do some cool stuff with Haakon, Stromgald Scourge, Conspiracy, cards like Crib Swap and a knights package such as Silverblade Paladin and Knight-Captain of Eos.

Just some suggestions, hope that helps!

hardhitta71194 on Tornado of Souls

1 week ago

Dark Ritual is amazing. One of my favorite cards, and yes I'm aware I say that about almost every card I play. Lol

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