Dark Tutelage

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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Set Rarity
2011 Core Set (M11) Rare

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

Dark Tutelage occurrence in decks from the last year

Commander / EDH:

All decks: 0.0%

Dark Tutelage Discussion

StopShot on StopShot

1 week ago

@sam171z, I've never built in golgari colors or green more specifically so my advice might not be the best.

Based on your deck you might find Arbor Elf helpful.

There's a lack of removal in this deck and you might find these cards helpful: Dismember , Go for the Throat , Sinister Concoction , Thrashing Brontodon , Sylvok Replica , Force of Vigor .

Skullclamp is a really good card draw source especially if you pair it with Bloodghast and fetch-lands. Dark Tutelage is another option if you don't mind the life loss. Mirri's Guile seems to also be pretty strong with shuffle effects like fetch-lands.

Pattern of Rebirth seems like a really strong tutor effect for you.

Melira, Sylvok Outcast might be a good inclusion as you can win the game with her + Devoted Druid + Walking Ballista / Bloodrite Invoker .

Hope this helps you.

WitherLordPlayz on Irencrag Drakuseth

1 month ago

Thanks! I'll give it a shot!

Underrated card of the day: Dark Tutelage

PartyJ on Retro Sorin & The Elderspell | Oathbreaker

3 months ago

Dark Tutelage has been removed from the deck and has been replaced by Midnight Reaper . A more impactful choice and more synergy with the deck.

CrimsonChaos on HeavenSent

3 months ago

shaftdiggity Those are all great suggestions, thanks! I do have Black Market but not sure what to swap for it just yet. I also remember looking into Bloodchief Ascension and Liliana, Heretical Healer  Flip before, but haven’t found them for a reasonable price just yet. Dark Tutelage has potential too, and shouldn’t be too hard to grab, though I’d also need to decide what to cut for it.

shaftdiggity on HeavenSent

3 months ago

Nice deck. I'm a big fan of Athreos. Couple suggestions:

Consider swapping Nev's disk for Magus of the Disk as he could be returned to your hand with Athreos.

Black Market is great for ramp, Bloodchief Ascension is everything you're trying to do, and Dark Tutelage is great for card draw

I highly recommend cheap creatures with extort

Liliana, Heretical Healer  Flip would be a good add as it reverts to a creature on death and gets the Athreos boon.

PartyJ on Retro Sorin & The Elderspell | Oathbreaker

4 months ago

Hello Enral!

May I first thank you for taking the effort to look at my deck and giving me some really solid suggestions. It is very appreciated!

Dark Ritual will be added. Looking at the Oathbreaker format, which differs hugely from EDH, I think you have a solid point here.

The mentioned tutors are interesting, but sadly I do not own any spare copies. So this is something for a later time.

Volrath's Stronghold and Phyrexian Tower are really good and luckily I have them both available.

Gray Merchant of Asphodel is an interesting pick and I think you are spot on when it comes to having an alternative wincon available. I am going to test this soon.

I also added Mind Stone as a lower cmc mana rock. Early game it's very functional and lategame it can give me a draw when it becomes obsolete.

I kept Dark Tutelage in the deck. Dark Confidant should be a better pick, but I do not own this card (yet). But the card advantage is good and my lifegain options can handle the loss.

Thanks for your comment sir! If you spot any weaknesses or alternative options, then I am eager to learn about them :-)

Enral on Retro Sorin & The Elderspell | Oathbreaker

4 months ago

Very cool deck concept! There are some oathbreaker staples that I think will take your deck to the next level. You definitely need to add Dark Ritual as it is in my opinion the best card/sol ring equivalent in this format that will enable you to get far ahead in the pod. Vampiric Tutor / Demonic Tutor should be strongly considered. Volrath's Stronghold / Phyrexian Tower is a great land to supplement your strategy. With Dark Ritual/phyrexian tower, you should consider Gray Merchant of Asphodel as you can sac it and recur it as an alternative finisher. Cards I think can be cut are Drana, Liberator of Malakir , Sword of the Animist , and Dark Tutelage . Games are a lot different with 20 life/smaller library and often play out like 4 player modern therefore every card needs to be impactful. Hope this helps!

bimjowen on Greven Prototype *ACTIVE*

5 months ago

Okay, one more!

Dark Tutelage !

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