Plunge into Darkness

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Format Legality
Pre-release Legal
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Fifth Dawn Rare

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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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Plunge into Darkness Discussion

ccmaci on Enchantment Crazy Daxos

6 days ago

Thank you NV_1980, because you made me realize my deck is very weird on how it wants to win.

Considering that, I did take some cards out, such as Debtors' Knell and Grave Betrayal (Keeping Animate Dead because it combos with Sidisi, Undead Vizier and Silent Sentinel)

And then I realized that when I played with my deck, I never really won with it with tokens, I usually only used those for blockers. You know what did win me games though? Debt to the Deathless and Exsanguinate. So I started looking up combos for instant wins, and boy did I find a lot xD

I put them all in the description of the deck, but to shorten the way to win it's just locking down the board and then winning with a combo like Near-Death Experience with Plunge into Darkness.

So thank you again NV_1980 for telling me Rest in Peace ruins some of my deck, because if you didn't it wouldn't have all these combos in it now xD

SaltySpecula on win_the_game.deck

3 weeks ago

Also, with the CMC you have you could safely drop 2 Islands and put in another few win-con cards. Maybe Near-Death Experience + Plunge into Darkness?

UlvMalvaron on Near death experienc

1 month ago

I like idea of adding Worship or Death's Shadow - they seem like pretty nice. The problem with Spoils of the Vault in accordance to Plunge into Darkness is that with plunge I am able how much life I will loose to win by Near-Death Experience + havin Angel's Grace for any effects that could kill me in that moment - like Lightning Bolt. Worship could do the same, but it needs creature on board - with Death's Shadow it's quite easier.Btw, do you play Phyrexian Unlife in your deck? If not, I guess it could be great ;)

Naksu on Harmless Pact (Combo/Control)

1 month ago

FierceTierce, thanks. It is control indeed. Harmless Offering is useless without Pact, but important to have equal odds of drawing one I think. The heavy control side of the deck allows me to play and win even without the combo pieces, but the amount of draw and scry cycles me through the deck fast enough to somewhat reliably pull both. And if not, Thing in the Ice  Flip has taken close to 50% of wins in testing anyway :D

All recommendations except Plunge into Darkness I considered and all felt clunky. Abyssal and Priest are fun, but not viable beyond that (Abyssal could work in the SB though). Dark Petition I tried to force in, but just was terrible. I can't rely on a card that requires 6 mana to be effective.

Thanks for your recommendations though, I just happened to think the same things :)

FierceTierce on Harmless Pact (Combo/Control)

1 month ago

I really like the deck! It seems more of a control deck than anything though, and it kinda seems like Harmless Offering is dead if you don't have a Demonic Pact down.

Abyssal Persecutor and Priest of the Blood Rite are fun to give your opponent.

Or maybe you could add something to tutor Demonic Pact like Dark Petition or Plunge into Darkness (I'm sure there's a better tutor, but those seem spicy).

Snowmen1 on BARREN GLORY ($20 Budget)

1 month ago

landofMordor I made a deck called Blightsteel Boros Infect, it isnt good by any means...was just an idea, but it has a few cards that can help you not accidently kill yourself or lose too much life for the opponent to not kill you in white. Some of these cards include Plunge into Darkness, which has the option for lifegain if you absolutely need it, and Intervention Pact which seems counter-intuitive, but can be used for when your oponent has a big attack or something.

Rez09 on Bontu

2 months ago

MRDOOM3, thanks for the suggestions! :D Let's take a look at these suggestions with mah nub eyes. >: D

Plunge into Darkness seems like it will let me sac a ton of creatures in one sweep and will trigger Defiant Bloodlord and Sanguine Bond when doing so, which could be a surprise blowout when done at the right time, being six damage per sac with both on the field, and its other effect works well with Bontu's constant scrying. It can be copied with Isochron Scepter and reused as well. Excellent suggestion, I probably would have passed this over without a second thought! :D

Urborg Justice I had on my list of cards earlier, but I ended up cutting it for Dictate of Erebos, as that has a better multiplayer version of the effect and lasts for more than one turn, although Urborg Justice does imprint on Isochron Scepter for multiple uses. Is there another unique interaction I'm missing here that could push it ahead?

Eliminate the Competition seems like a combination of Urborg Justice and Plunge into Darkness, with the former's effect and the latter's ability to let me mass sac creatures. :o It is a bit pricey and I can't imprint it, but it might work as a mini-boardwipe and has excellent synergy with Overseer of the Damned, making a token to replace each spent one! :D Not sure what I'd replace, though. Hrmmmm : '

Bitter Ordeal looks like another card I'd have passed right over at first glance, but it looks awesome now! :D I was having problems dealing with an indestructible artifact deck last night, but if I can just exile key pieces from a deck before they come into play that gets around the problem completely! Guaranteed for, at the very least, my sideboard. :D Thank you again! \ O /

Out of curiosity, is there a monoblack card I could combo this with that would somehow allow me to play the cards I pull from my opponents library before they exile? :o

Reprocess is another multi-sac outlet for card draw that would let me bounce Spine of Ish Sah, which could be super useful as I only recall one other way I have to return that at the moment. I have been looking at other options for card draw to replace Sign in Blood and Cemetery Recruitment (though I might still keep the latter for recursion purposes) as well, and this could fit here, though I'll have to analyze it a bit further against Graveborn Muse, Necropotence, and Yawgmoth's Bargain, which were three of my recent additions into the category.

Thanks again for the additions (and making trimming this even harder!) ;p

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