Darkest Hour

Legality

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

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Set Rarity
Seventh Edition Rare
Urza's Saga Rare

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Darkest Hour

Enchantment

All creatures are black.

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Darkest Hour Discussion

griz024 on Catholicism (Teysa, Orzhov Scion combo EDH)

1 week ago

@haze

Tyvm for the input.

All the cards you mentioned are powerful enough that i dont really care if i only get to use them once. A one sided boardwipe that also makes tokens (Elspeth, Sun's Champion), for example is too sweet to pass up. Sadistic Hypnotist protects the combo pretty well. Just drop it with one mana up, sack creatures till no one has cards, and then play Darkest Hour. Sidisi, Undead Vizier was simply a cheap, $$$, tutor. It does work really well with Hell's Caretaker as well.

As for Darkest Hour combos, i assumed the creatures GAINED the color in addition to their previous color. I was unaware it simply REPLACED the color with black. Ty for pointing that one out. I will correct my description at somepoint :)

Stax isnt a major component of this deck. I honestly had a Smokestack laying around from a collection i bought, and figured, "ah wth! Lets try it out." Not the most reasonable reason to include a card i will admit :)

However, i have been rather impressed will its performance. A wrath has screwed me once or twice, like you memtioned, but that is a risk you run when playing Smokestack. As for running out of creatures, that hasn't happened to me. I do wait to drop smokestack till i have a powerful token maker like elspeth out, so that maybe why it hasnt bite me in the bum yet

haze on Catholicism (Teysa, Orzhov Scion combo EDH)

1 week ago

Found your deck while browsing EDHREC for ideas to update my Teysa. I think I will have to consider Phyrexian Tower, Elspeth, Sun's Champion, Sadistic Hypnotist, Sidisi, Undead Vizier, and Smokestack. Aside from the land, these cards are all 4-6 mana - a mild concern. I find it hard to justify adding cards to the deck that can't be recurred by Sun Titan or Reveillark. My friends have long advocated for reducing their decks' overall mana curves, too. Have you found the mana cost of those cards to be an issue for you?

Has Smokestack been effective for you? I liked having Braids, Cabal Minion when she was legal so the Stax archetype has some appeal but, unlike Braids, Smokestack is not something my deck can recur if it is destroyed. Further, I'm thinking my deck might not always have expendable creatures to sac for Smokestack, and I'd be a little worried about having an opponent Wrath leaving me to sacrifice Smokestack or lands. So... yeah, how has it been for you?

Your deck description mentions two combos that don't quite work the way you've described:

First, the Darkest Hour + Blood Artist + Any 3 Creatures + Teysa, Orzhov Scion combo; it does not work because Teysa's first ability cannot be activated when Darkest Hour is in play. That ability requires sacrificing white creatures and Darkest Hour overrides all colors, making all creatures mono-black. Rather, you'd need Darkest Hour + Blood Artist + Any Sac Outlet + Any Expendable Creature + Teysa, Orzhov Scion

Secondly, the Darkest Hour + Sadistic Hypnotist + Any 3 Creatures + Teysa, Orzhov Scion combo is only slightly off; you just need one expendable creature, not three, to make all your opponents discard.

I really like the versatility of having the Karmic Guide + Reveillark combo in my deck and have built the deck with almost everything being capable of recursion by Reveillark or Sun Titan. I like your use of Angelic Renewal alongside Sun Titan; it's another one of those ideas that I feel I should test out. A similar option I only happened upon today (thanks to finding Milan's Teysa deck) is Fiend Hunter to combo with Sun Titan and I'm pretty fond of the idea given that Fiend Hunter can play defense in the early game and can be recurred by both Karmic Guide and Reviellark later. Have you considered Fiend Hunter, Karmic Guide and Reviellark for your deck?

KIngWiggins on LF: List, H: Scalding Tarn, ...

1 week ago

I am looking to get the final touches for my Superfriends Deck/foil out some of it, as well as looking for a few cards for a few other decks I have as well. If you dont have anything I have listed, I will gladly look at binder/discuss selling.

The main cards I am looking for are:
Necropotence (Deckmasters only)
Spike Weaver
Gideon, Champion of Justice
The Chain Veil
Garruk, Apex Predator
Kaya, Ghost Assassin
Tibalt, the Fiend-Blooded Foil prefered, Non-foil acceptable, as long as it is AVR
Daretti, Ingenious Iconoclast
Hallowed Fountain
Overgrown Tomb
Temple Garden
Wrath of God
Flood Plain
Bad River
Rocky Tar Pit
Mountain Valley
Grasslands
Darkest Hour
Legacy Weapon
Creeping Renaissance

Tokens:
3x 1/1 Black Assassin Token (Vraska)
3/1 Red Elemental Token (OGW or Conflux)
3x Poison Token Counter
1/1 Construct w/ Defender (CNS or CN2)

Emblems Teferi Emblem
Arlinn Kord Emblem
Narset Emblem
Tamiyo, Moon Sage Emblem
Tamiyo, Field Researcher Emblem
Garruk Apex Predator Emblem
Kiora, the Crashing Wave Emblem

Some major cards I have:
Scalding Tarn (Will only trade for top wants)
Sarkhan the Mad
Kitchen Finks
Serum Visions arena promo, listed like this as it is closest art/price
Elvish Piper
Rafiq of the Many
2x Blinkmoth Nexus
Pithing Needle
4x Cephalid Coliseum
4x Silvergill Adept 2x English, 2x Portuguese
Iona, Shield of Emeria
Sower of Temptation Simplified Chinese
Shizo, Death's Storehouse
Chain Lightning
Lightning Bolt
Gemstone Mine
Loxodon Warhammer Russian
Lightning Greaves
Fyndhorn Elves
Some Unlisted as well.

Let me know if we can work out a trade.

Eklhektik on Sacrifice Yourself For Teysa's Victory

2 weeks ago

Thanks for the suggestion ! Unfortunately, I can't rely on Darkest Hour to be on board. In my meta, I can't expect it to stay more than two turns so keep it for a combo. So instead of Northern Paladin I'd play something like Avatar of Woe. It fits well in the removal side of this deck, i'll see if i can include something like that. Triad of Fates however I find too slow without any ways to untap it several times but the ability to either blink or draw is very nice so I'll see if I have one somewhere ;)

NV_1980 on Sacrifice Yourself For Teysa's Victory

2 weeks ago

Not a bad start! If you're making all creatures black with Darkest Hour, wouldn't it be fun to add Northern Paladin? Would fit well with the theme of targeted removal. Maybe Triad of Fates would be nice too for both some of your and all of your opponents' creatures (it's an excellent card for diplomacy).

Flumox on The Professor's "In Debth to Teysa" Deck

2 weeks ago

Also to make the deck extremely powerfull add a Darkest Hour. This version does not include it to make not so overwhelming towards other people.

Jakobel on Some lighthearted Sacrifice fun

4 weeks ago

Yup, it is definitely a great card in this deck. However, it can be seen as a bit unfair and I like Teysa without Darkest Hour to have some "light-hearted" fun.

clayperce on Looking for a a way ...

4 weeks ago

Teufell,
Sorry for the double-post, but I forgot to mention ...

Some cards you could use with Darkest Hour:

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