Whenever a source you control deals damage to another player, put that many theft counters on Night Dealings.
(2)(Black)(Black), Remove X theft counters from Night Dealings: Search your library for a nonland card with converted mana cost X, reveal it, and put it into your hand. Then shuffle your library.
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|Champions of Kamigawa (CHK)||Rare|
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|Commander / EDH||Legal|
Night Dealings Discussion
1 month ago
Cool deck! You might like these: Nephalia Smuggler, Helm of the Host, Vedalken Mastermind, Dimir Infiltrator, Clutch of the Undercity, Sanctum of Eternity, Archaeomancer, Merchant Scroll, Kaho, Minamo Historian, Escape Routes, Disappear, Night Dealings
2 months ago
I take it the general is Marrow-Gnawer? You might like these: Thornbite Staff, Illusionist's Bracers, Magewright's Stone, Thousand-Year Elixir, Pitiless Plunderer, Champion of Stray Souls, Dread Return, Secret Salvage, Konda's Banner, Heirloom Blade, Metallic Mimic, Cauldron of Souls, Night Dealings, Thrumming Stone, Thrilling Encore, Black Market
2 months ago
Hey BMHKain, these are the changes that I would make:
- Null Rod --> Meekstone
- Humility --> Ward of Bones
- Cabal Ritual --> Alms Collector
- Culling the Weak --> Cradle of Vitality
- Leyline of the Void (your general serves pretty much the same role as this card) --> Sunbond
- Ashes of the Abhorrent --> Rule of Law
- Athreos, Shroud-Veiled (your general shuts Athreos' ability down) --> God-Pharaoh's Statue
- Diabolic Intent --> Night Dealings
- Trepanation Blade (interesting but unreliable) --> Ob Nixilis, Unshackled
1 year ago
Made some new swaps. can't seem to find the Vampiric Tutor I thought I had, and I needed to update the mana base a bit.
1 year ago
yrj77sports I can't believe I hadn't thought of Rogue's Passage before now, commander damage is definitely one of my bigger win conditions. Rise of the Dark Realms is a nice include for some extra win cons. I have a Diabolic Tutor in my collection already so I am not gonna add it to the list, and if I find that it works better than Night Dealings then I will switch them out. Thank you for the suggestions!
1 year ago
rogue's passage would be good. I assume your main priority is commander damage. You could add Verdurous Gearhulk, you also only have one creature that flies, which is going to be a huge problem. I'd take out a mana ramp or two and try to address that problem with Whirlwind. A tutor could be really nice, maybe Night Dealings or Diabolic Tutor. I'd also suggest something that could be a real game ender. Rise of the Dark Realms or Sepulchral Primordial are some things that could help.
1 year ago
Needs more Rat Colony
With only 6 Relentless Rats you need half of your total number on the battlefield to even make them 4/4s. Most of the time they will be 3 mana 2/2s. You need a critical mass of Relentless Rats--at least 20. If you want to dedicate only a small portion of your deck to the Relentless effect, then Rat Colony is much better; unlike Relentless Rats it benefits from any rat you control, including Marrow-Gnawer's tokens. Pack Rat is also superior if you have many non-Relentless Rats.
Rat Colony is strictly better than Swarm of Rats. It's also generally better than Bog Rats, Carrion Rats, Muck Rats, Nezumi Cutthroat (fear isn't worth a large power loss and "can't block", especially when Marrow-Gnawer provides fear), Pestilence Rats (Rat Colony gets +2/-2 under most conditions and costs 1 less), and Earsplitting Rats (not enough graveyard/discard synergies).
I'm not sure how Shriveling Rot serves the deck.
There are two Cabal Strongholds, so one needs to come out. Cycling lands--Barren Moor, Polluted Mire, and Desert of the Glorified--hedge against land-heavy draws. Some cheap utility/value lands like Zhalfirin Void, Encroaching Wastes, Mystifying Maze, or Temple of the False God might be good over some number of Swamps too.
Phyrexian Tribute -> Scour from Existence, Unstable Obelisk. I know black is bad with artifacts, but there is a reason Phyrexian Tribute is in 55 edh decks, and the other two are in over 5000 each, and it isn't just color restriction. They cover all five permanent types instead of just one, including the equally hard-for-black enchantments. Requiring two creatures to sacrifice, Phyrexian Tribute isn't even always easier to cast, and it's effect is far less flexible.
Speaking of Unstable Obelisk, more mana ramp would be prudent, like Wayfarer's Bauble, Mind Stone, and Commander's Sphere. Bontu's Monument isn't Jet Medallion, but is still worthwhile with 27 creatures.
I don't think there are enough graveyard synergies to make Living Death appropriate.
Night Dealings is slow, does nothing if the battlefield isn't somewhat favorable, can potentially get removed, makes you reveal, and can't get lands. Razaketh's Rite and Mastermind's Acquisition tutor with no fuss. If you want slow, multi-card tutoring, Diabolic Revelation, Demonic Collusion, and Increasing Ambition are reliable options. Although none feature Nezumi in their art.
1 year ago
Agree with the Waste Not. Void might be good here, depends on your meta. Quest for the Nihil Stone, Torment of Scarabs, Oppression, and Shrieking Affliction helps with the discarding theme. Night Dealings would be good with Mogis's ability to tutor. The Eldest Reborn would be great when it comes out.