Dark Tutelage


Format Legality
Pre-release Legal
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Penny Dreadful Legal
Casual Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Pauper Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
2011 Core Set (M11) 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

Team_KLK on Food Chain Tazri

2 weeks ago

ShaperSavant Would Rest in Peace fit in the deck? As we are already trying to exile Eternal Scourge & Misthollow Griffin... It blows reanimator decks back out.

I'm finding Dark Tutelage is a good cheap option to replace Dark Confidant.

One last question, outside of the mana base, what do you believe are the 3-4 first pieces to upgrade within the deck? I'm running a version between the $420 & $1000 now, I'm thinking Pact of Negation, Mana Drain, Flusterstorm.

Demonio_de_Laplace on Zur's Perfection

1 month ago

what do you think about Dark Tutelage?. I can see that it's a good reeplacement of Dark Confidant..., it's an enchant and it's more difficult to destroy it..., the only cons it's the cost but with zur, there is not a big problem.

5colourjank on Mono Black Phage

1 month ago

Have you considered a Dark Tutelage for even MORE card draw (As well as being a budget alternative to Dark Confidant)?

PartyJ on Nath of the STAX-Leaf | cEDH | Primer

1 month ago

Hey Shadowz6677, thanks for the comment. I have been out of the country for quite some time and was unable to keep track of this site in a decent way.

I have been looking at your deck too and I must say that it looks very interesting. We both strive for the same goal, but using a slightly different approach to get there. So I enjoy looking at your choices in the future to improve my choices. I would really enjoy getting my hands on a The Abyss, but it is so expensive :s

i saw you chose to add Dark Tutelage, which is a great card. It bypasses stax effect that denies us carddraw, something that I prefer to be doing alot ;-)

I have been struggling with Mana Web in the past. Is it really that good to add it? i had mixed results, since it needs the tomb to make it really work. Alone its pretty much a dead card in my meta filled with multicolored decks.

How often did you use Sadistic Sacrament with the kicker? Isn't the cmc (with the kicker) too high to justify a spot in your deck?

Is the artifact hate abundant in your meta to play Glissa, the Traitor?

Best Stax,


CommanderNeyo on Doomsday Zur

1 month ago

Instead of Dark Tutelage, consider Phyrexian Arena since it will probably hurt you less and you don't have to reveal the card.

APPLE01DOJ on Rock 2017

2 months ago

The difference in 2 mana and 3 mana is huge. I'd also argue that, Asylum Visitor and Phyrexian Arena are better choices. Even Dark Tutelage could be better since it isn't dependent on you attacking. (I realize the siphoner is attack dependent too, but menace makes a difference.)

Drakengard_Sol on Melt Pineapple

2 months ago

i much prefer having Dark Tutelage over underworld connections for a few reasons

A: It doesn't require you to tap a land

B: It works through chains of mephistopheles

C: Lower on the colored mana so it's easier to cast Post-Moon

Artatras on Edgar Allan Markov

2 months ago

Thanks for appreciating and for the suggestions! Glad you can finally reunite the Markov family! Personally, I have never been a huge fan of planeswalkers in general, especially in multiplayer EDH. Still, the Sorins are just too good here to pass up!

I do agree with you that Shared Animosity is a win-con, and I have considered it for the list. Unfortunately it doesn't help with the whole lack of evasion problem, but if an opponent's defenses are down it can result in a lot of damage. I'll surely playtest with it.

To be honest with you, I didn't even think about Boros Charm but I should definitely have. It is a little unfortunate that the two other modes aren't particularly flexible (something like destroy target artifact would be cool), but the middle one is certainly useful. I'll try to squeeze it in. I guess that another form of protection could come in the form of Rootborn Defenses: although populate isn't that game-breaking for us, it is better than nothing.

Necropotence is one of my favourite cards ever printed. It can definitely be taken into consideration for Edgar, although there's the usual problem of the requirement. Now that I think about it, we could consider other enchantments like Dark Tutelage or Greed. As you said, lifelink will compensate for the life-loss.

Anguished Unmaking is amazing. So amazing that I will probably have to remove Go for the Throat for it. It's one more mana, but it's much more flexible.

Cover of Darkness is an interesting option. For me personally, fear has the same problem that intimidate has: my meta is oversaturated with black-based decks, so it won't be that useful. Still, I encourage you to playtest with it as much as possible because the card has a lot of potential.

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