Dark Tutelage


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

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2011 Core Set Rare

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Dark Tutelage


At the beginning of your upkeep, reveal the top card of your library and put that card into your hand. You lose life equal to its converted mana cost.

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Dark Tutelage Discussion

WargRave on $50 Zurgo Helmsmasher

3 days ago

I thought about Assault Strobe but I think the sorcery speed is bad. It can't surprise an opponent that might gamble on not blocking, it can't be tutored with Sunforger, it can't interfere in combat between opponents for political purposes, and it can't be used for blocking. The other sorcery speed sources make up for those failings by persisting across turns.

I think Underworld Connections or Dark Tutelage would be a better option for budget card draw though since they got straight to hand. Underworld Connections causes mana issues, but has the benefit of being tutorable with Open the Armory.

Cmasa435 on Prisoner of Fate - Budget Triad EDH

3 weeks ago

With the plan to stick to flickering stuff like Felidar Guardian is nice to have a backup flicker if needed. Also as you have black you can throw in a bit of stack manipulation to be a real sneaky bastard. Get a sac outlet Carrion Feeder and Viscera Seer are my personal favorites, then play your Fiend Hunter or Angel of Serenity get the ETB trigger, then sac it in response, the leaving field effect resolves before the ETB, so what got exiled stays exiled (odds are you know this, but on the off chance that you don't its worth explaining). While usually this kinda tactic is reserved for graveyard based decks, i have a friend who runs a flicker/grave hybrid deck that is just weird. You never know what he is gonna do, but you know it wont be good for you. Plus, adding in some more grave interaction could be worth it in the event that your opponents manage to kill your stuff and you cant flicker it. A personal favorite card of mine is Mesmeric Fiend, its awesome for the sac tricks, but if you decide you dont like that route it still gives you a peak at the opponents hand and you steal a card from it, and if they tutor up something mean, flicker him and trade out for the new threat. This may just be from my mind being on graveyards, but I adore Puppeteer Clique. Take someting big out of the opponents yard and smack them in the face with it. If he dies you can flicker him to get rid of the -1/-1 counter, He is annoyingly hard to kill at times. Whenever I play white I put in a Nevermore. Locking out commanders is fun.... for me. Wall of Omens can provide some nice draw, as can Phyrexian Arena for a bit more $$ (worth it IMO). Another draw card I'm fond of is Dark Tutelage though it has killed me before, though I love to draw so I usually take the risk associated with that card. Enlightened Ascetic, Angel of Finality, and Demon of Dark Schemes can act as repeatable forms of removal (specifically enchantment, grave and creature with these). Karmic Guide and Reveillark can get massive value when flickered/sacked respectively (and can go infinite in certain circumstance). That's bout all I got, sorry if its a bit more grave focused than purely flicker, that's whats been in my head these past few days. Good luck with the deck, always fun to see rare commanders out there (I didn't even know this one existed till today)

Honorabl7 on Combo? Where We're Going, We Don't Need Combo

3 weeks ago

Is the reason to run Dark Tutelage over Phyrexian Arena because of Chains of Mephistopheles or also the double black in the casting cost. I'm sorry to bother, but are there any other reasons?

Clay_Puppington on Grenzo ft. DJ Doomsday | Competitive Primer

1 month ago

Hi Ender666666 . Either of those would be suitable if you're holding onto the rest of the list. If you're using more budget replacements, you may also consider running Dark Tutelage to flow with the pace of a slower game. You can also replace it with something more meta dependent, like Conqueror's Flail or Phyrexian Revoker if it becomes meta necessary until you get the card.

Out of both options, however, I would be more inclined to run Diabolic Tutor, simply due to the low creature count in the deck making it rather unlikely you'll have the fodder you need for it's cost.

JoltsOfEnergy on Oloro-Till life do us part

1 month ago

Here are some cards you might like: Dark Tutelage, Greed, Hatred, Anguished Unmaking, Tree of Perdition, Bloodgift Demon, Mother of Runes, Ob Nixilis Reignited.Also surprised you have 2 different Sorins, but not Sorin Markov? Hope this helps.

Halphinian on Blue Wizards F@ggit

2 months ago

Dark Tutelage is not legal in a mono- commander deck, m8

Looks good otherwise! +1 from meeee

BMpatrol on Little Ones

3 months ago

Take out 4x Despise, put in 4x Harsh Scrutiny in your sideboard (strictly better, still budget :D )

Put in 4x Dark Tutelage in main board (more reliable draw and more budget than Phyrexian Arena

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