Dark Salvation


Format Legality
Pre-release Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Casual Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
Frontier Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Pauper Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Eldritch Moon (EMN) Rare

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Dark Salvation


Target player puts X 2/2 black Zombie creature tokens onto the battlefield, then up to one target creature gets -1/-1 until end of turn for each Zombie that player controls.

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Dark Salvation Discussion

Zomboiddeath on Black Zombies- Need help!

1 week ago

Thank you so much for the advice!

I really liked the idea of adding more Dark Salvations, and if I get any Fatal Pushes I'll add them, Dismember is a very good card, but I don't have illimited money, and I have a budget. I liked every card you recommended except for Damnation, because it's too damn expensive (it's worth 2 times my deck).

There is also a certain list of cards I would like to include, I'll show them to you too see if you dissaprove of any of them, or if you have any other recommendations for combos or not:

Dread Wanderer



Khenra Eternal

Victim of the night

Lord of the Undead

Diregraf Ghoul

More Diregraf Colossuses

More Cemetery Reapers

hullos on Corpse Explosion

1 week ago

I mean, as for recommendations Diregraf Colossus is amazing. Cryptbreaker is also just plain out solid. as for good removal, Dark Salvation gets it done.

griffstick on Prototype etali, primal storm Indestructible stuff

1 week ago

Wooorrrrddd! I could use that spell. I've noticed a few things happening in response to etali attacking. Not only would that work but say for instance someone cast a spell like Dark Salvation or Genesis Wave would be cool to take and copy. Or even copying simple stuff like path. Haha sweet

chadsansing on Phenax god of mill

3 weeks ago

Fraying Sanity + Traumatize ought to get you one kill point.

With Altar of Dementia, you might want to include the Gravedigger + Cadaver Imp + Deathrender combo. Essentially, with both creatures in hand, or a way to get both, or with 1 on the battlefield and 1 in hand, you attach Deathrender to one creature, sac it to the Altar, play the other creature on to Deathrender and use the RTB trigger to get the first creature back to your hand from the graveyard. Loop infinitely to mill everyone out.

You might also play Bloodchief Ascension since you have Mindcrank.

Cyclonic Rift and River's Rebuke are good complements for Aetherize.

Altar of the Brood would benefit from more token producing cards like Army of the Damned, Dark Salvation, and Empty the Pits.

The Zombie Mill EDH archetype is probably worth looking at, as well.

Happy brewing!

Madhava on Zombie Self Mill Trying Again (Please Help!)

3 weeks ago

If you want to be competitive in a Modern setting, then first decide if you want to play Dredge, or play Zombie Tribal. Sadly, if you try to 'pseudo-dredge', it will be the most difficult thing in the world to pilot. Either dredge, or don't dredge. Forget about anything halfway.

Dredge is primarily a RED deck, supported by black & green. It may run a handful of blue or white cards Prized Amalgam, Narcomoeba, infrequently Lingering Souls ...but the idea is not to hand-cast these. With Dredge, you want a majority of nonland cards which are useful/usable from the 'yard (Darkblast, Raven's Crime, et al). Sidisi has no place here; he's slow & he can't recur himself. Dredge cards are the only self-mill engine you'll need.

Dredge runs a handful of zombies; Amalgam, Haunted Dead, & Vengeful Pharaoh. Gravecrawler is questionable, because you won't always have the zombies to recur him with. Dread Wanderer might be better. Bloodghast is better still... albeit not a zombie.

Dredge relies on fast early-game red plays to kick-start the mill engine; Faithless Looting, Insolent Neonate, Cathartic Reunion, Burning Inquiry. Plus Life from the Loam is in there to make sure you hit your land drops. Once you can begin dredging, you will continue doing so all game.

Zombie Tribal can be built a bit more loosely. This is a black deck which sometimes splashes green for interaction (Abrupt Decay, et al), or white for Tidehollow Sculler + key sideboard pieces (Stony Silence), or blue for The Scarab God ...although Scarab God is a tad slow for Modern, so he would need plenty of interaction to support him (Inquisition of Kozilek + Thoughtseize, for starters).

But Zombie Tribal primarily just wants fast, solid, value creatures: Gravecrawler. Cryptbreaker. Relentless Dead. Geralf's Messenger. Diregraf Colossus. A few lords, too; Death Baron + Lord of the Accursed. Ideally, you'd want a few Mutavaults, too... so don't splash more than one color (mono-black is fine!). Try to keep the land-count low-ish... maybe < 21 ...unless you're running Scarab Gods or Dark Salvations.

Your manabase, as it is now, is not doing a lot of good towards either option. Three fetchlands + zero anycolor lands cannot reliably support 3 colors, ever. But that's okay, because neither option calls for 3 colors.

You'll either want to get Gemstone Mines + Mana Confluences + some fetches which find mountains, for Dredge... or else get a few Cavern of Souls, Mutavaults, + a pile of swamps, if you want to build zombies.

HorseFist on i want the zombie apocalypse

1 month ago

Maybe for big/late game stuff:

Grave Titan.

Grave Betrayal.

Also like Dark Salvation a whole lot & agree that you shouldn't use blue in the deck - keep it mono-black or add green if you must have a 2nd color

chadsansing on Elenda EDH

1 month ago

This commander looks great.

Have you tested with Sanguine Bond to complement Exquisite Blood?

I also wonder about more token producers to work with your Anointed Procession. Cards like Ajani, Caller of the Pride, Carrion, Dark Salvation, Empty the Pits, Liliana, the Last Hope, Plague of Vermin, Secure the Wastes, and Sorin, Grim Nemesis, might help here.

Have fun playing!

chadsansing on Vish Kal: The Swull Vampire Lord

1 month ago

If your playgroup is up for combos, Exquisite Blood + Sanguine Bond is often played in these colors. Aetherflux Reservoir is often played in life-gain decks.

Zulaport Cutthroat complements Blood Artist.

Grave Pact and Dictate of Erebos get better with more sac outlets. Have you ever tested with Disciple of Bolas or Viscera Seer?

Greed is a good source of card draw in a life-gain deck.

A lot of your creatures are too big for Sun Titan; maybe something like a Serra Ascendant instead for more life-gain?

You may also want more token generators to make Anointed Procession really pay off in a big way. Cards like Ajani, Caller of the Pride, Carrion, Dark Salvation, Empty the Pits, Liliana, the Last Hope, Plague of Vermin, Secure the Wastes, and Sorin, Grim Nemesis, might help here.

Happy brewing!

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