Sign in Blood
Target player draws two cards and loses 2 life.
|Want (4)||Cactusman , JazzCrimes , drevolution , berk|
Printings View all
|Commander Anthology 2018 (CM2)||Common|
|Modern Masters 2015 Edition (MM2)||Common|
|Duel Decks Anthology (DD3)||Common|
|Commander 2014 (C14)||Common|
|Magic 2015 (M15)||Common|
|Magic 2013 (M13)||Common|
|MTG: Commander (CMD)||Common|
|2011 Core Set (M11)||Common|
|Duel Decks: Garruk vs. Liliana (DDD)||Common|
|2010 Core Set (M10)||Common|
|Promo Set (000)||Common|
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|Commander / EDH||Legal|
Sign in Blood occurrence in decks from the last year
Commander / EDH:
All decks: 0.07%
Sign in Blood Discussion
4 hours ago
1 week ago
I see a distinct lack of card draw so I'd personally look to improve that area so you can dig through the deck to find cards you need, whether that's using
- Instant/Sorcery - Read the Bones, Sign in Blood, Night's Whisper, Village Rites
- Enchantment - Necropotence, Phyrexian Arena, Land Tax (Land Tax to mainly remove lands that you shouldn't need late game)
- Creatures - Grim Haruspex, Dark Confidant. Obviously your budget will dictate what you choose.
Luminous Broodmoth is always a fun one to chuck in with Athreos as well.
1 week ago
First off, I wish there was some way for me to play this deck because it looks absolutely BANANAS. I love rats and this takes them to the max and beyond. I like the versatility but the one place I saw something that might be a big change would be swapping Village Rites in for Sign in Blood or Night's Whisper to give you the same card draw at instant speed without the life loss. Definitely worth an upvote though and good luck with it, mate!
1 week 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:
Songs of the Damned
Cabal Coffers <- could replace a swamp
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:
Infernal Tribute <- has a funny synergy with Spine of Ish Sah
Altar of Dementia
Disciple of Griselbrand
Lampad of Death's Vigil
For this strategy you'll need recurring creatures or token generators
Bridge from Below
Open the Graves
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.
Shadows of the Past
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:
Geier Reach Sanitarium
2 weeks ago
oeliberti- I agree, more draw is needed if I am to survive a swarm wipe. Erebos, God of the Dead is a must. Not only do I get the needed draw, I level the playing field by taking the ability to gain life from my opponent; especially since the deck is lacking in that mechanic without a heavy-cost Artifact on the board.
2 weeks ago
2 weeks ago
Hi, +1 because rats :) i feel like you're missing a lot of card draw - Grim Haruspex is great but i would think you really want more draw, because you need to get more rats as fast as you can on the board and you maybe want a more consistent storm count if Aetherflux Reservoir is out...
Of course, Thrumming Stone is the no1 enabler in those decks (which is kind of easy to interact with (!)), but i highly recommend more draw either with staples like Necropotence or Phyrexian Arena; Erebos, God of the Dead is great too speaking of enchantments in mono-b.
I personally am a big fan of the trio Read the Bones, Sign in Blood and Night's Whisper, which always guarantees you a direct card-draw. Syphon Mind feels almost great too, it is of course less consistent.
Anyway, cool list :)
3 weeks ago
Have you had trouble with so few creatures? And with the low mana curve, has your hand been running empty? I'd recommend some card draw. My fav. black card draw cards are Phyrexian Arena and Sign in Blood or Read the Bones.