Plunge into Darkness

Plunge into Darkness

Instant

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
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Vintage Legal
Limited Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Modern Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Leviathan Legal
Block Constructed Legal
2019-10-04 Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Legacy Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Highlander Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal

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Plunge into Darkness Discussion

PaulMuadDib on Vito, Thorn of Dusk Rose

1 month ago

You are going to need more than 12 lands. Whenever I build a deck, I always start with 40 lands and then for every 3 pieces of ramp, which for a mono black deck would be a mana rock or swamp doubler or ritual spell like Dark Ritual, I remove a land.
Please retune the deck with 12 non-land mana sources and 36 swamps for starters and you can think of non-swamp lands you want to include later.
My suggestions for those sources are any 12 of the following, depending on your budget:
Sol Ring
Star Compass
Commander's Sphere
Crypt Ghast
Charcoal Diamond
Soldevi Adnate
Songs of the Damned
Worn Powerstone
Dark Ritual
Everflowing Chalice
Ashnod's Altar
Cathodion
Guardian Idol
Hedron Archive
Mind Stone
Magnifying Glass
Millikin
Prismatic Lens
Cabal Coffers <- could replace a swamp
Bubbling Muck
Pristine Talisman <- defiantly want that

After that you've got the commander, which takes up 1 card slot, so that leaves you with 51 cards to choose from.

I see the bare beginnings of either an aristocrats or a reanimator deck. In my opinion you should push more for aristocrats. It can draw you tons of cards and gain you quite a lot of life. There's no harm in keeping some reanimation spells in there though.

You want a good number of sacrifice outlets. I haven't heard of what a hard number should be so I'd shoot for at least 5. Here's a list of some that I remember off hand:
Witch's Cauldron
Vampiric Rites
Ashnod's Altar
Infernal Tribute <- has a funny synergy with Spine of Ish Sah
Gnawing Zombie
Altar of Dementia
Attrition
Blood Bairn
Bloodflow Connoisseur
Bloodsoaked Altar
Bloodthrone Vampire
Carnage Altar
Carrion Feeder
Corpse Blockade
Culling Dais
Dark Privilege
Diamond Valley
Disciple of Griselbrand
Gutless Ghoul
Lampad of Death's Vigil
Mind Slash
Spawning Pit
Phyrexian Plaguelord

For this strategy you'll need recurring creatures or token generators
Ghoulcaller Gisa
Reassembling Skeleton
Endless Cockroaches
Tenacious Dead
Nim Devourer
Bridge from Below
Open the Graves
Sanitarium Skeleton
Gravecrawler

value
Pitiless Plunderer
Bolas's Citadel

Lifegain
Blood Artist is a staple
Plunge into Darkness is something you might want for the pure lifegain of 3 per creature you sacrifice. Not sure that you want to use the "exile a bunch of your deck" too often.
Bontu's Monument
Corrupt
Drain Life
Shadows of the Past

reanimation
Living Death
No Rest for the Wicked
Sepulchral Primordial
Zombify
Rise from the Grave
Victimize
Apprentice Necromancer
Call of the Death-Dweller

spot removal/board wipes
Mutilate
Damnation
Defile
Hero's Downfall
Vona's Hunger

draw
Read the Bones
Sign in Blood
Damnable Pact
Smothering Abomination
Ransack the Lab
Minions' Murmurs
Harvester of Souls

and so forth. I'd look through some already built aristocrats decks to see exactly whether you want to take that strategy.

Oh yeah, for utility lands I'd choose any of the following within your price range:
Leechridden Swamp
Bojuka Bog
Reliquary Tower
Cabal Stronghold
Volrath's Stronghold
Phyrexian Tower
Myriad Landscape
Terrain Generator
Geier Reach Sanitarium

sergiodelrio on Need a new artist name …

2 months ago

I thought at least 'Music: the loungening' might be subtle enough, but then again that's probably more of a name for an album.

Because I like the 'lounge' pun here's 2 more:

'Postmortem Lounge' Postmortem Lunge

'Lounge into Darkness' Plunge into Darkness

Sadly not as iconic as I'd like them to be

It's ok if you don't like those either, but they're really fun to come up with xD

wiredknight on I Kill Me To Win

3 months ago

Why wait for your next turn? If you have Near-Death Experience out, just play Plunge into Darkness at instant speed at the end of your opponent's turn!

Tacovine on John's Anje Falkenrath

3 months ago

Cardboard_Command John, great deck! An excellent cure for the 2 1/2 games like I had last night. I know you were playing around with it.. have you made any recent changes? Only card I question is Plunge into Darkness which I see as dangerous.. can force you to exile a needed piece Animate Dead etc. Right now I replaced with Songs of the Damned.. also Imp's Mischief can be handy. Cheers

Brogan54 on Oloro, Ageless Ascetic

4 months ago

My recommendations :

I think most people will tell you that Oloro offers little competitive advantage to you compared to other esper commander like Zur (who can fetch Necropotence into play) or even Aminatou (who is a combo piece in the command zone). I think upsides for Oloro would be that he can do larger ad nauseam and possibly can even run Humility which few decks can win while it is on the board.

LOW IMPACT:

Teferi's Protection

Rhox Faithmender

Debt to the Deathless

Despark

MANA COST TOO HIGH

Merciless Eviction

Anguished Unmaking

Disallow

Thran Dynamo

TOO SLOW

Mox Tantalite

Phyrexian Arena

Twilight Prophet

Crypt Ghast

Winds of Abandon

Vindicate

Search for Azcanta  Flip

I would first add better ramp, better draw, potential Stax, tutors and then other win cons.

RAMP

Dark Ritual

Fellwar Stone

Mox Diamond

Talisman of Hierarchy

Talisman of Progress

Copy Artifact

Mox Opal

Cabal Ritual

Grim Monolith

Lotus Petal

Dramatic Reversal

DRAW

Ad Nauseam

Night's Whisper

Windfall

Timetwister

Whispering Madness

Brainstorm

Ponder

Preordain

Verity Circle (good against dorks)

Plunge into Darkness (a good Impulse)

Mindblade Render

Sygg, River Cutthroat

STAX

Drannith Magistrate

Aven Mindcensor

Cursed Totem

Notion Thief

Humility

Blind Obedience

Rest in Peace

Torpor Orb

BETTER COUNTERSPELLS

Mental Misstep

Dispel

Flusterstorm

Delay

Spell Pierce

Spell Snare

Negate

Tale's End

BETTER REMOVAL

Chain of Vapor

Gilded Drake

Yahenni's Expertise

Into the Roil

Blink of an Eye

TUTORS

Vampiric Tutor

Imperial Seal

Transmute Artifact

Intuition

Whir of Invention

Praetor's Grasp

Spellseeker

Academy Rector

OTHER COMBOS

CONSULT COMBO Demonic Consultation

Tainted Pact

Jace, Wielder of Mysteries

Laboratory Maniac

AD NAUSEAM COMBO Angel's Grace

Ad Nauseam (draw whole deck, can Windfall and make everyone die while AG means you can't lose

Helm of Obedience

Rest in Peace / Leyline of the Void

Heliod Walking Ballista

Approach of the Second Sun

Dramatic Scepter

Isochron Scepter

Rocks that produce at least three mana total (outlet is extort with blind obedience or crypt ghast) If have pristine Talisman gain infinite life, which is infinite draw with commander

Didn't look at landbase

yurixquest on Trynn & Silvar, Dangerous Bonds.

5 months ago

Hello Alledzebu, thank you very much for your considerations, I read and thought carefully about all the changes, I cannot place some of the letters mentioned because I cannot buy them (high price), I tried to solve the problem of interactions in the shift opponent adding Rebuff the Wicked, Silence, more ways to fetch parts of the combo Plunge into Darkness, ways to slow opponents down Authority of the Consuls, Blind Obedience and more combos with Kiki-Jiki, Mirror Breaker.

For this I removed sources of purchase Disciple of Bolas and synergy for combat Iroas, God of Victory, Fireflux Squad, damage pings Judith, the Scourge Diva and generator of tokens Anointed Procession

Alledzebu on Trynn & Silvar, Dangerous Bonds.

5 months ago

Foremost, I would first like to commend you for the solid effort attempt at optimizing this deck, you got some very interesting win conditions that I personally enjoy.

Now, with that said, I would like to point certain means by which I believe we can improve this deck even further:

1)The deck has few responses, if I may recommend the following: -Mana Tithe -Rebuff the Wicked -Pyroblast -Silence = this one is a "must" imo. -Angel's Grace -Red Elemental Blast -Ranger-Captain of Eos = also a tutor.

2)We can add more control, because the high cmc of the commanders makes you slow, since such is the case, why not slowing our opponents instead? -Authority of the Consuls -Blind Obedience -Deafening Silence -Terminate

3)Mess with their hands: -Duress -Thoughtseize -Inquisition of Kozilek

4)tutors to consider: -Imperial Recruiter he is human -Recruiter of the Guard human too -insert famous black tutors like diabolic intent etc...

5)burst ramp to consider: this cards for a cost can produce tons of mana in one turn... -Culling the Weak -Dark Ritual -Treasonous Ogre

6) key cards that can search thru all your deck your win condition: just be sure to have at least one piece of the combo in hand already and enough life to pay... -Plunge into Darkness -Tainted Pact -Demonic Consultation -ad nauseum this are insanely powerful cards...

7) Karmic Guide instead of Sun Titan she is less expensive mana-wise, and same eff almost...

8) there are a few better and unilateral land destruction effects out there like: Boil Boiling Seas

9) now that this new additions have vastly reduced the overall CMC of the deck, you can now have the luxury of cutting lands proportionate to reduction of cmc average :) depending how much cheaper your deck is, the less lands u can put in it... you could go all the way down to 34 lands, now am concerned with the quality of land base, so let me suggest a handful to you: -Forbidden Orchard -all 3 shock lands -all 3 pain lands -City of Brass -Luxury Suite -Ancient Tomb -Tarnished Citadel -Phyrexian Tower -Graven Cairns -Castle Ardenvale

10) add Kiki-Jiki, Mirror Breaker he can create infinite copies with bell ringer and he can also create an infinite combo with silvar and fiend hunter...

-you need silvar and fiend hunter (with any card banished by his eff it doesn't matter here)...

-then summon kiki jiki, create copy of fiend hunter...

-new copy of fiend hunter banishes kiki giki...

-sacrifice the copy fiend hunter to silvar...

-kiki giki return untapped...

-create a new copy of fiend hunter...

-banish kiki giki again...

-rinse and repeat...

Barbarian_Sun_Pope on shadow of the assassassin

5 months ago

Love the theme (+1). Kiku's Shadow (technique from the assassin Kiku, Night's Flower), feels really on theme, even though it is unfortunately only at sorcery speed. Plunge into Darkness can be a really nice set up for Death's Shadow. Hope this helps.

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