Dark Salvation

Legality

Format Legality
Modern Legal
Legacy Legal
Vintage Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Standard Legal
Frontier Legal

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Eldritch Moon Rare

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Dark Salvation

Sorcery

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

Dark_Marethyu23 on Zombie Pain and Drain

1 day ago

That is a very good point, thank you. I hadn't really thought about Haunted Dead all that much. What do you think would replace it best? Metallic Mimic is a very strong card but would it be better to fill out the playset of Lord of the Accursed and add in 2 Dark Salvation?

Or is it powerful enough to just put 3 in to straight up replace the Haunted Dead?

Teufell on So, any ideas on building ...

1 day ago

Yes It was. Thank you, I was thinking about using cards I have like Dark Salvation, Endless Ranks of the Dead and From Under the Floorboards

gabrjaws on Standard Zombie Tokens | Amonkhet

2 days ago

Cipher_8 I'd take out a Dark Salvation and a Liliana's Mastery. Although both of these cards do phenomenal work in your deck, they are both late-game affects that will more than likely not see play unless you can drop a Cryptolith Rite, which let's face it, you won't always be able to do this early. Olivia's Dragoon's are really nice for their free discard cost, however, they are susceptible to lackluster discarding, maybe only have two of these.

Red_or_Dead on Zombie Pain and Drain

2 days ago

I would recommend that you remove Haunted Dead from the deck and replace it with something else as it has very little synergy (due to the lack of discard matters cards) with the rest of the deck.

casting a 2/2 for 4 that provides a 1/1 just isn't strong enough stats to warrant putting it in the deck over powerful cards like Dark Salvation, Metallic Mimic or Dread Wanderer. And discarding two cards to get it back just isn't viable in a creature heavy deck like this.

Overall though the deck looks really fun. The synergy between Throne of the God-Pharaoh, Zulaport Cutthroat and Wayward Servant is something i look forward to seeing.

Red_or_Dead on Zombie Pain and Drain

2 days ago

The decks drain actually seems very strong but I think the deck would be better if you focused on either the Zombie or Aristocrat theme. Not both at once.

The reason for this is that zombie decks require discard outlets, zombies matter cards and of course many zombies; while aristocrat decks need a variety of sacrifice outlets, lots of sacrificial creatures and a few payoff cards. There simply is not enough space in a 60 card deck to fit all this in reliably.

My advice is that you focus on one of the aspects:

Zombies can give you powerful cards such as Dread Wanderer, Metallic Mimic, Dark Salvation, Prized Amalgam and Collective Brutality.

The aristocrat deck can give you Bone Picker, Scrapheap Scrounger, Gideon, Ally of Zendikar, reliable Westvale Abbey  Flip, Voldaren Pariah  Flip (although she works well with zombies to because of discard).

If you wanted to build a deck around Throne of the God-Pharaoh I would suggest combining it with Cryptolith Rite as it turns you creatures its reliable burn spells.

Kezvin on UB Zombies (AKH Standard)

2 days ago

lords2001 - I can see the argument for From Under the Floorboards, but it only makes tokens. The point of Dark Salvation was that it was a 2-for-1: make dudes and kill something. I may run Floorboards if I have an open spot, but I'm not sure where I'd fit it. I will run Relentless Dead though. Thanks for the feedback!

lords2001 on UB Zombies (AKH Standard)

3 days ago

I would put on a couple more Miasmic Mummy and swap Dark Salvation for From Under the Floorboards - you can hardcast it or discard and mass cast late game. I am also surprised by the lack of Relentless Dead - I find him to be an all star in stalemate games - block, put back in hand, get back a cheapie, repeat.

Cipher_8 on Standard Zombie Tokens | Amonkhet

1 week ago

As for the other suggestion and vs flying we got Dark Salvation which takes down anything in standard. Best removal answer. Olivia's Dragoon can also chip in as a blocker if need be. I wish it was a Zombie as well though because then we could use Time to Reflect to exile them. Is there any good Zombie's with flying? Might replace Relentless Dead if so. Even though he's good for bringing something back to hand that got removed. TBH, I'm not too worried about flying. This isn't going to be a Tier 1 deck by any means so outracing them is about the only way to beat a purely flying matchup. I bet I can get more Zombies out quicker and ping them down.

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