Midnight Oil


Format Legality
1v1 Commander Legal
Frontier Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Standard Legal
Legacy Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Casual Legal
Unformat Legal
Pauper Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Kaladesh (KLD) Rare

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Midnight Oil


Midnight Oil enters the battlefield with seven hour counters on it.

At the beginning of your draw step, draw an additional card and remove two hour counters from Midnight Oil.

Your maximum hand size is equal to the number of hour counters on Midnight Oil.

Whenever you discard a card, you lose 1 life.

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Midnight Oil Discussion


3 weeks ago

I see you've been using 4x Midnight Oil

gebell on Three times the Torment

1 month ago

I am a huge fan of Midnight Oil in general. Now this deck kind of ramps into a big hailfire. I could see putting the Torment of Scarabs back in, in place of the Hedron Archive. I don't know. All there is left to do is try and see what's fun and what works I'd think.

Zorgen on Three times the Torment

1 month ago

gebell what are your thoughts on Midnight Oil for card draw instead of Secret Salvage. After some additional changes following your suggestion, I'm running more low mana cost spells so my max hand size isn't going to matter much. Also if I have two on the board and 1 has 0 counters on it and the other has 5 counters on it, my max hand size would be the greater.

WiltLeafElves on ValleyGirl Atraxa

2 months ago


Phyrexian Arena has been added to the deck 3 weeks ago.

Midnight Oil is not even in the deck.

Mr_Rhinolicious on ValleyGirl Atraxa

2 months ago

try Phyrexian Arena instead of Midnight Oil.

It's more consistent, keeps the hand size at 7, and only takes 1 life.midnight oil is only beneficial in standard.

Chewy5150 on Hour of MINOTAURS

2 months ago
  • 1 from me.

Any comments on Faith of the Devoted or Alms of the Vein in this deck? I run them in a red/black burn and Midnight Oil deck and they might fit in here.

skoobysnackz on Free Kittens!

2 months ago

That's a fair point Naksu, I was thinking Boomerang could be used on an opponent's land to stall until I find my combo pieces, but it doesn't seem like it's worth the harder casting cost. Just took a look at your deck and it looks pretty good! I see you were interested in Midnight Oil, and I was just wondering if you tried it out and how it worked for you. It's something I've been considering, but I'm not sure it's the best idea given that it could end up making me discard combo pieces in certain situations.

KuraiU on Worthiness Comes from Heck

2 months ago


Yes, I know that Phyrexian Arena is a lot better than Midnight Oil which hurts my strategy due to the lifeloss from pinging yourself, but that's the point because this is Black/ Red Minotaur Aggro. You want to discard your hand to get the bonuses. I would rather lose life from discarding a card rather than during each of my upkeeps

Delirium Skeins is interesting, I'll consider it

From Under the Floorboards will be considered

This deck doesn't care too much about having a lot of black mana so I don't see the point of running Cabal of Yawgmoth

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