Doomfall

Legality

Format Legality
Pre-release Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Standard Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
Brawl Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Hour of Devastation (HOU) Uncommon

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Doomfall

Sorcery

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  • Target opponent exiles a creature he or she controls.

  • Target opponent reveals his or her hand. You choose a nonland card from it. Exile that card. "This place has outlived its usefulness."

  • Nicol Bolas

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Doomfall Discussion

Chatora on Mono-Black Burn

1 month ago

Torgaar, Famine Incarnate doesn't have to target your opponent. You could potentially gain some life yourself. And it says "up to one target player", so you could choose to target no player. With all that said, I agree, it's not a perfect fit in this deck specifically. But I will give Dire Fleet Ravager and Never Happened a go. I do miss Doomfall a bit.

Elf0491 on Drana's Knights of Sacrifice (EDH MTGO 1v1 Rules)

1 month ago

A few comments. First, what in the **** is your meta where this needs to be a thing? I'm just...kind blown away that you would need to be absolutely this fast. Anyway, card suggestions:

Easy includes off the top of my head are Doomfall, Plaguecrafter (strictly better than Fleshbag Marauder), Phyrexian Obliterator, maybe Crypt Ghast for more mana, Glaring Spotlight and Arcane Lighthouse (lay down the hate on hexproof), and Sudden Spoiling (can't be countered)! Also, you can't play Sparring Collar in mono black.

What I think would be good idea: these are cards I think are solid, but might not be fast enough for you. The Eldest Reborn, Abyssal Gatekeeper, Shriekmaw, Phyrexian Scriptures, and Dread.

I also think some better card draw would be useful, and Phyrexian Arena isn't that great if the games are going very short. Instead, consider instant effects like Ambition's Cost, Ancient Craving, Dark Prophecy, Night's Whisper, Read the Bones, or Midnight Reaper.

I know you want everything to be cheap, but I'd recommend at least a few spells that can serve as bombs if the game gets to later rounds. Maybe something like Exsanguinate, Killing Wave, or Torment of Hailfire.

If you're interested in the combo, go for Mikaeus + Walking Ballista. :)

I also thought of Leonin Bladetrap, though that card isn't great...

Finally, quick question. In the description you mention equipment that grants deathtouch, but I don't see any in the actual deck. Is that still something you wanted to do?

pinballtaco on Mono-Black Midrange (Seeking Post Rotation Help)

2 months ago

multimedia Thanks for this! It's really replacing Gifted Aetherborn that had me most concerned, but your 2 drop suggestions have me feeling better about it. I thought about maybe trying Veiled Shade in it's place, but not sure if that would leave me with too many 3 drops. Doomfall was also a good darkhorse, if you will, in this deck. I can likely replace it with more early game removal to get by without it.

As for going Golgari, I'm going to try to keep it mono-black as much as possible. I have a Gruul Dino deck that's been kicking ass, so I feel like I could easily be happy adding some into this deck if it comes to that point.

TogalUstir on Monoblack Matt Daimon

3 months ago

This deck is sweet! It'll certainly be at the forefront of my mind during GRN spoiler season.
In the meantime, I'd consider Sorcerous Spyglass for the sideboard, in case you need an edge against planeswalkers.
Side note: Vine Mare dumpsters this deck pretty hard. Not sure if it's on your radar or anything, but I ran into a lot of it in MODOs Tournament Practice Room.
Doomfall would be a pretty OK fix, especially backed up with Divest, but it looks like you've built with rotation in mind.

multimedia on Grixis Dragons

3 months ago

Hey, nice version of Dragons.

I don't think you need Nicol Bolas, God-Pharaoh or Dark Intimations. Consider cutting them for another two drop, 2x Abrade? I also think until rotation Glorybringer is much better than Lathliss. Glorybringer is not legendary and until rotation it's the best Dragon in Standard. Consider 4x Glorybringer and 1x Lathliss? Currently this deck lacks creature removal, more Glorybringer solves this problem.


For the sideboard I suggest planning it majority for aggro and control matchups. Dragons already have a good midrange matchup especially with Liliana DM. Unlicensed Disintegration is a good unconditional creature removal spell that's much easier to cast than Vraska's Contempt for midrange matchups. In the sideboard against aggro consider Magma Spray and more Abrade? For control consider Duress, Arguel's Blood Fast  Flip, Negate, Doomfall and Chromium, the Mutable. There's some combo decks in Standard (Mono Blue Artifacts and God-Pharaoh's Gift) Sorcerous Spyglass and more Abrade is good against them. Spyglass can also shut down Teferi or Karn in control/midrange matchups.

Consider this sideboard:

  • 3x Spray
  • 2x Abrade
  • 1x Disintegration
  • 3x Duress
  • 2x Negate
  • 1x Blood Fast
  • 1x Doomfall
  • 1x Spyglass
  • 1x Chromium

Good luck with your deck.


Daggerfella on

3 months ago

Kinda surprised not to see Doomfall in this

TheGamer on Grixis Aggro

4 months ago

Essence Scatter, Supreme Will, and Doomfall dont really fit the theme of the deck very well. You dont want to be leaving up mana for counterspells when you could be casting creatures and attacking your opponent. Besides that, I love what this list has going on. I'd suggest adding some number of Abrade or Lightning Strike in place of them.

multimedia on Vamps and Light

4 months ago

Hey, you're welcome. I like the changes.

My advice for the sideboard is plan it for control and midrange matchups and plan the main deck for aggro matchups. Aetherborn, Legion, Seeker, Feast with Destiny is how you beat aggro. Especially Legion/Destiny, the anthems because they help against Goblin Chainwhirler's ETB. I'll first give you a full broad sideboard to consider, then explain it.

This is a broad sideboard plan for overall Standard. It's not one that's specific, geared toward the exact meta you play in since I don't know that meta. If you need a more specific sideboard plan hopefully this broad plan can help you make one:

For control matchups there's Duress, Doomfall, Blood Fast and more Prophet. In control matchups worry less about anthems pumping your Vamps (don't have to worry about Chainwhirler) and don't worry about creature removal. Instead worry about preventing board wipes, having card advantage to match your control opponent and having discard to take your opponent's answers.

Four Duress because of Settle the Wreckage. This board wipe will wreck you if you don't have some answers for it. Thankfully, Settle can only be cast by your opponent after you attack meaning you can play Duress and take your opponent's Settle before you attack. If you can better prevent board wipes then you can get the city's blessing faster which makes Prophet amazing against control if left unanswered. Duress is not just for Settle it's also for Planeswalkers as they can be hard to beat especially Teferi. It's also a way to clear the way take your opponent's counterspell so you can resolve Blood Fast or Prophet.

Doomfall is additional discard that exiles. It can exile one of any nonland card in your opponent's hand, includes a creature such as a God. Very helpful to exile your control opponent's finisher. Another mode it has is you can choose instead to have your opponent exile a creature they control, good for lone finisher creatures like The Scarab God when your opponent taps out for the five drop God hoping to stop your attacking. Your white control opponent will sideboard in Lyra Dawnbringer if you can cast Doomfall before turn five then you can possibly exile her and if that fails then Doomfall gives you another mode to possibly exile her when she's on the battlefield.

Blood Fast is most likely your best sideboard card because of the life gaining theme of Vamps. Backed up with a lot of life gain can take over games. If left unanswered even without a life gain strategy it can take take over a game. It gives you a lot of card advantage for little mana investment. It's a two drop which is another reason to play it; it can most likely be played without being countered and if it is countered then you most likely have mana left over for the turn to play something else. Blood Fast and Prophet gives you four cards that if left unanswered their draw can take over a game.

Possible Control matchup sideboard plan:

    Into main deck
  • 4x Duress
  • 2x Doomfall
  • 2x Blood Fast
  • 1x Prophet

  • Out of main deck
  • 4x Destiny
  • 2x Seal
  • 2x Arrest
  • 1x Seeker


More Prophet, Procession, Blood Fast and Binding are for midrange matchups. Midrange matchups are the most likely matchups where a stalled board will happen and that's where Prophet and Procession shine because they get better, give you more advantage, the longer they're in play. Procession is additional exile removal for Gods and creatures. It can be repeatable exile of your opponent's creatures; exiling up to three creatures and then Tomb of the Dusk Rose becomes a bomb of card advantage with reanimation. Blood Fast is great to have in a stalled board situation because you're drawing more cards then your opponent thus you can find more answers to end the board stall. Prophet has flying which is nice when you're against black and green ground creatures.

2x Blood Fast, 2x Prophet and 2x Champion of Dusk and 1x Procession gives you a ton of card advantage against midrange. Binding is even more nonland permanent exile, it can shut down your opponent from playing another copy of a threat that's hard for you deal with such as Glorybringer, The Scarab God, Lyra Dawnbringer, even Chainwhirler, etc. Black and red can't destroy Binding to prevent this.

Possible Midrange matchup sideboard plan:

    Into main deck
  • 2x Blood Fast
  • 1x Prophet
  • 1x Binding
  • 1x Procession

  • Out of main deck
  • 4x Zealot
  • 1x Conquistador

My thoughts for midrange matchups is to go bigger with cards that can swing the matchup in your favor. Goblin Chainwhirler will still be a problem against a lot midrange decks therefore I've cut Zealot.


For aggro matchups you want more two drop removal that exiles. Seal is a good way to get annoying Scrapheap Scrounger off your back for two mana. Against aggro you want instant removal to answer Scrounger, Bomat Courier and top end Glorybringer, Gods. You want removal that can kill Chainwhirler, Gifted Aetherborn, but it doesn't have to be instant to kill these guys. The card in aggro matchups that will give you the most trouble is Heart of Kiran because Seal can't target it. Cast Out can, but it's really too slow. Thopter Arrest is for Heart and it can also exile Scrounger or a God. Thankfully, Heart is seeing a lot less play in Standard because of the huge presence of Abrade and Fatal Push. If you're facing a lot of Hearts in aggro matchups then you need to change your removal options against aggro. More Arrest instead of Seal or switch to Gideon's Reproach for the sideboard.

Possible Aggro matchup sideboard plan:

    Into main deck
  • 2x Seal

  • Out of main deck
  • 2x Champion

Only two cards, more exile removal from the sideboard because the main deck is already built to play against aggro. Champion is not good in aggro matchups, it's a five drop which is too high and doesn't gain you life, it makes you lose a lot of life which is consistently too risky. Other cards you could cut for aggro matchups are Prophet and Cast Out for low mana cost cards. Playing too many four drops can be a problem when against aggro. You want more early game plays to stay alive. Seeker and Feast are four drops that can potentially gain you life this makes them much more important than other four drops against aggro.


Forsake is in the sideboard for God-Pharaoh's Gift matchups. It's another instant exile answer to go along with Cast Outs. You want instant exile in Gift matchups because your opponent is going to get Gift into play during their turn, before combat of their turn. You want to be able to before your opponent goes to combat exile Gift. A lot sideboards rely on graveyard exile for Gift matchups and that's fine, but the main card you need to deal with is Gift because your opponent can still get it into play without their graveyard.

Forsake is also helpful in white matchups where you'll be against removal that's enchantments Seal and Cast Out. End of opponent's turn destroy one of these enchantments get your creature back and attack with it on your your turn. There's a lot of matchup situations where you want instant artifact/enchantment exile. One example is Mono blue artifacts it's a deck that's starting to get popular. Having a way to stop Aetherflux Reservoir at instant speed can prevent your opponent from killing you.

I just gave a pretty detailed broad sideboard with actual plans for three types of matchups (control, midrange and aggro), but honestly this is just the tip of the iceberg for sideboard theory. I hope this helps you. The sideboard is one of the most fun aspects of Magic; it's where real thinking needs to be done. For me the most satisfaction from wining a matchup comes from when I beat an opponent with sideboard tech. It's the best way to outwit your opponent and turn a matchup that's less favorable into a favorable one.


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