Plunge into Darkness

Plunge into Darkness

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Choose one - Sacrifice any number of creatures, then you gain 3 life for each sacrificed creature; or pay X life, then look at the top X cards of your library, put one of those cards into your hand, and remove the rest from the game.

Entwine (Black) (Choose both if you pay the entwine cost.)

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Fifth Dawn (5DN) Rare

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Legality

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

Plunge into Darkness occurrence in decks from the last year

Commander / EDH:

All decks: 0.01%

Plunge into Darkness Discussion

dingusdingo on Fish, Kess, and Consultation [Competitive]

1 week ago

Insightful comments!

GhostChieftain I would agree that being able to win at instant speed is superior to being able to win at sorcery speed. Do you think the difference is large enough to make a noticeable power level difference between decks? The largest benefit of being able to win at instant speed is to win in response to someone else's win attempt, or when the blue players fully tap out on someone else's turn. While Kess can't win at instant speed, it can still capitalize on these opportunities with big flashy instant speed draw spells, either to shut a win attempt or set up your own. Specifically, I'm looking at Tainted Pact Demonic Consultation Ad Nauseam and Plunge into Darkness and Intuition, all of which allow blow-out plays against Flash Hulk nerds or allow you to set up for your own combo.

ToffMcSoft I would agree that power levels are rather subjective. If anything, draws and match ups are the biggest indicators of success after you've reached "competitive" level commanders and deck builds in my opinion. The popularity of TnT Flash Hulk and also Layered Najeela were rather annoying before the release of Thassa's Oracle, but the lists definitely gained in strength after its release. Calling them "Tier 0" builds is more thinking of them as decks you WILL play against, or decks you MUST consider when building and slotting your flex spots.

I also agree that the meta has stagnated, but honestly I think the largest problem was the unbanning of Protean Hulk. Flash into Academy Rector into Omniscience certainly saw play, and would see play again if Hulk were banned, but a very large amount of decks exist either to assemble the Flash Hulk or to pitch + reanimate + sac the Hulk. I think it is uninspiring deck building, and once you've seen one Hulk deck you have truly seen them all. Flash is a reasonable ban, but I would prefer the Protean Hulk ban, if not a ban on both cards. Arguably the forbidden tutors should be banned as well, seeing how well they work inside Labman builds and also Food Chain decks. Forbidden tutors are very good, but I also think they create uninspiring deck building situations, it is just so much more efficient to slot them over other combos. Both of these combos being so prevalent in the format has basically relegated Stax builds to tier 2 as well, since they don't really interact very well on the combos and are usually detrimental to the table being able to stop these combos.

Funkydiscogod on Shared Fate - $60 Budget Build

1 month ago

The manabase can also help getting to 0 life with Shefet Dunes .

For a non-budget version, you might add black with Ifnir Deadlands and Silent Clearing , so that Plunge into Darkness becomes both your way of finding pieces, but also going to 0 life. I guess you could also have Underworld Connections to draw more cards.

oo7x7oo on Ultimate FC combo cEDH - The First Sliver

1 month ago

Entomb target is usually Squee, the Immortal , or Food Chain if Noxious Revival , Reap , Sevinne's Reclamation or Yawgmoth's Will is in hand. Occasionally I will entomb Memory's Journey to disrupt someone's graveyard if win con is in there (e.g. flash-hulk combo generally interacts with the graveyard)

Plunge into Darkness is to dig deep to find combo piece, best scenario is to find Food Chain or card that tutors for it and exile CFE creatures.

Redshift_cEDH on Consultation Kess: a Primer

1 month ago
  1. I don't think so - colourless lands are a bit painful. It can work though and is worth trying out to convince yourself one way or the other.
  2. Underworld Breach is very exciting but sadly I don't think it's quite the powerhouse in this deck that it can be with more dedicated deckbuilding. It might still be good enough to be worth it, I'll likely try it out.
  3. Initial thoughts are cutting Laboratory Maniac . Then again, Tainted Pact and especially Plunge into Darkness get a boost with all 3.

Thassa's Oracle is insane and is 100% core either way.

Cinestra on Golden Control

1 month ago

Matticusrex

Hello, Matticus!

I appreciate the comment! So I've actually received questions about Timetwister replacements for budget reasons a lot beforehand. This is what I have said about it before:

"So one question I've been receiving quite a lot is what would I use as a budget replacement for Timetwister. Although Timetwister has great synergy with Notion Thief and Narset in our deck, it's most in this deck because it's a great card by itself. It just so happens to have great synergy with Notion Thief and Narset. Honestly I think that Windfall by itself is fine enough to combo with both Notion Thief and Narset. With that out of the way, I would suggest playing the very next best card that you like in place of Timetwister. I've put together a maybelist which could all be great suggestions on what cards you might like to try out. Personally, I use Muddle the mixture for my own paper list."

Essentially, I would suggest playing the two next best cards that you can think of for your own list. I would advise against trying to make in-line replacements with worse versions of the cards you are trying to replace (for example, I would advise against Dark Deal, Echo of Eons, or Whispering Madness in place of Timetwister). This list has a huge emphasis on the value of each individual card and so you want to maximize your card quality as much as possible. I'm not saying that you should feel bad about playing budget cards, I'm more saying that you should play something that is great on its own-- not just as an in-line budget replacement.

My maybelist has a large list of cards that I think are worth playing in this list. I would suggest taking a look at any of them and try replacing them with what you would deem to be great cards individually in your own list. As I said before, I replaced Timetwister with Muddle the Mixture in my own list. I will list some of the cards that I would highlight from my own maybeboard for you:

List of cards I would suggest trying out: Muddle the Mixture , Plunge into Darkness , Reap

List of meta cards that can be great if you know your meta: Runic Armasaur , Verity Circle

birdcageman on Chandra and Her Magical Miscreant Tour v.5.0

1 month ago

Sick card and suggestion Barbarian_Sun_Pope. Plunge into Darkness is in with bells on!

Barbarian_Sun_Pope on Chandra and Her Magical Miscreant Tour v.5.0

1 month ago

Neat idea, have you considered Plunge into Darkness ? It's a niffty little instant that can help you search for what you need and set up your secret Death's Shadow =).

Spirits on Kaalia, Mirror Breaker EDH

2 months ago

Hi weezel,

Quick reply. I'll wait for your other comments and differential list.

I added Worldgorger Dragon in and took Reveillark out, Reveillark was not working, thought Worldgorger Dragon would give me a line with Dragon Tempest so it's another possible draw ( Goblin Bombardment or Dragon Tempest ), but I've never used it honestly. It also led to Bogardan Hellkite (he's AWFUL, but instant {flash} win with WGD) and Thoughtseize and Necromancy additions.

After this weekend's tournament, I was talking with my friend about getting away from a third line, Buried Alive + Reanimate is line 1, Leonin Relic-Warder + Animate Dead (or Necromancy ) + Goblin Bombardment is line 2, Worldgorger Dragon + Animate Dead (or Necromancy ) + Dragon Tempest or Bogardan Hellkite is line 3.

I was thinking, double down on Line 1 and Line 2, throw away line 3, this is how I was thinking to do it.

Add: Imperial Recruiter , he can tutor Leonin Relic-Warder for line 2, also strengthens Diabolic Intent for line 1, and Mausoleum Secrets also for line 1. He can also tutor Master of Cruelties synergy. Replace Worldgorger Dragon .

Add: Recruiter of the Guard , same, tutor Leonin Relic-Warder for line 2, strengthen Diabolic Intent and Mausoleum Secrets for line 1. Replace Bogardan Hellkite

Add: Dockside Extortionist , I just added him after the tournament, so have never actually played him yet to know how good he is. I'm thinking 3 mana? Maybe 4 mana? The reason I went him, is to also strengthen Diabolic Intent and Mausoleum Secrets for line 1. PS: Simian Spirit Guide would strengthen Mausoleum Secrets but not Diabolic Intent , and also increase your Turn 1 probability and possibility. I'll let you know how he works out (if I end up keeping him to play). This replaced Demonic Consultation it doesn't work, I was planning on trying Plunge into Darkness but feel will have similar challenges as Demonic Consultation but haven't tried it yet keep flip-flopping on what to try next.

With no Worldgorger Dragon frees up the Thoughtseize slot, could be a Silence , Fellwar Stone , Night's Whisper , or Fire Covenant hmm. Honestly I would make it a Mox Diamond or Chains of Mephistopheles if I owned either of them, which I do not sadly. Hoping for a good Q2 bonus and get some Mox Diamond s.

Aven Mindcensor should be in the deck, but with no Worldgorger Dragon or Bogardan Hellkite worried I may need to up my ADD count by 1 or 2, Sire Of Insanity maybe.

Necromancy and Yawgmoth's Will could come out for high CMC, but think need the redundancy/recursion, even with no WGD.

Imperial Recruiter and Recruiter of the Guard have Infinite combo lines too, but they get so far outside of the scope. I feel like these guys can tutor good stuff too, like Dockside Extortionist , Dark Confidant , Serra Ascendant , etc.

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