Night Dealings

Legality

Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Penny Dreadful Legal
Custom Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Champions of Kamigawa (CHK) Rare

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Night Dealings

Enchantment

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.

Night Dealings Discussion

TheMadRocketeer on I Ghave Until It Hurts

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.

Added:
1x Canopy Vista
1x Fortified Village
1x Forsaken Sanctuary
1x Night Dealings

Removed:
2x Forest
1x Plains
1x Vampiric Tutor

apex457 on Skullbriar's counter attack

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!

yrj77sports on Skullbriar's counter attack

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.

WargRave on Rats all the way down

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).

Other suggestions

Tormod's Crypt -> Nihil Spellbomb, Bojuka Bog. You can run Crypt in addition if needed, but I would use these first.

Kitesail -> Bladed Pinions, Fleetfeather Sandals.

Geth's Grimoire -> remove. Only four or so cards in this deck actually cause an opponent to discard. Since you're running Ancient Craving, might as well slot in Ambition's Cost as well.

Nightmare Lash -> Lashwrithe. Or just run both, but Lashwrithe first.

Sword of the Paruns -> Bad Moon, Adaptive Automaton, Hall of Triumph, Vanquisher's Banner, and Obelisk of Urd are all more mana efficient and consistent ways to pump your rats.

Altar's Reap -> Costly Plunder, Night's Whisper, Sign in Blood.

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.

Curse of Death's Hold is a bit narrow for multiplayer; I'd prefer Ascendant Evincar which will hit more enemy creatures overall while buffing your own and being a 3/3 flier.

AJe11y on Mogis

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.

Hexi180 on

2 years ago

I didn't know that it empties when I draw... I thought I would have it all turn... I can switch it for Night Dealings and just use Black Market as a protection front Winter Orb thank you

vincilios on

2 years ago

Cara, tirando as criaturas acho que s o Night Dealings que talvez esteja fraco no deck. Se fosse tu colocava o Duelist's Heritage e o Forgotten Ancient no lugar dele e do barquinho, se tu no for mais usar :p

Spirits on Oh no, it's Kaalia!

2 years ago

Night Dealings is probably a little slow, it could be a Crucible of Worlds

Hero's Demise also, don't need so much control. Not a very modular control. You have quite a bit of destroy-all spells already.

Skithiryx, the Blight Dragon I feel like you don't have enough cards to power him up to make him output the 10 poison.

Just some cut list ideas you can consider.

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