Slaughter Pact


Format Legality
Modern Legal
Legacy Legal
Vintage Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal

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Set Rarity
Modern Masters Rare
Future Sight Rare

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Slaughter Pact


Slaughter Pact is black.

Destroy target nonblack creature.

At the beginning of your next upkeep, pay (2)(Black). If you don't, you lose the game.

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Slaughter Pact Discussion

MagicalHacker on Card creation challenge

6 hours ago

I'm not sure how you mean it, so I'm gonna take it both ways:

Misrey, Pact Maker

Legendary Creature - Spirit Advisor

~ has flying unless you control an untapped land.

: Search your library or graveyard for a card named Intervention Pact, Pact of Negation, Slaughter Pact, Pact of the Titan, or Summoner's Pact and put it into your hand. If you search your library this way, shuffle it.

You skip your upkeep step.


Anim the Perceiver

Legendary Enchantment Creature - Illusion Rogue


Players play with the top of their libraries and their hands revealed.

At the beginning of each player's upkeep, you may put the top card of that player's library into that player's graveyard. You may U/B (Dimir). If you do, repeat this process.


Up next, make a sorcery based off of hypnotism.

JerichoDarkstar on help: abusing the new gideon ...

1 week ago

One very efficient way to abuse him is to use cards that have amazing effects, but would cause you to lose the game. Thanks to his Emblem, you won't, and get to use the cards unrestricted.

The new Glorious End stops everything they have on the stack and can end combat AFTER they have declared attackers (i.e: tapped all their creatures).

Using Pact of Negation is hilarious because you would literally be countering their spells for free.

Summoner's Pact lets you tutor a creature for free and Slaughter Pact is instant speed removal for free.

EDIT: I also just remembered Demonic Pact. Just choose "you lose the game" first so you don't have to worry about it, then enjoy the other modes even if Gideon of the Trials is removed.

carpecanum on Nemophilist - Haunter of the Wood

1 week ago

Slaughter Pact? Typo maybe? The black mana symbol gives it a color identity in EDH even if the cost is zero.

sylvannos on Grixis Tempo/Control

2 weeks ago

You need Serum Visions to set up your draws so you always have the maximum number of options available. The thing with Grixis is you're trying to 2-for-1 your opponent out of the game. You have to grind them down on cards, then capitalize on your more efficient spells to close the win. Part of that is hitting them early with Inquisition of Kozilek to ruin their early game, part of that is setting your draws up with Serum Visions. The best part about Serum Visions is it lets you play a lower land count for a control deck and never miss land drops. Serum Visions is actually stronger than Thought Scour in this deck.

Your lands look good. I'd toss in a singleton Desolate Lighthouse and single Urborg, Tomb of Yawgmoth. Shizo, Death's Storehouse and the other lands in that cycle I've also found put in a lot of work once your deck has 2 or more legendary creatures. I also think you need some manlands, especially Creeping Tar Pit. That way, you don't need so many win conditions and can use those extra spell slots on more utility and removal. You optimally need more fetch lands, but Scalding Tarns are expensive.

As for a sideboard, I would use this:

1x Anger of the Gods
1x Counterflux
1x Crumble to Dust/Blood Moon
1x Dispel
1x Engineered Explosives
1x Hibernation
1x Keranos, God of Storms
1x Damnation/Languish
1x Lost Legacy
1x Negate
1x Slaughter Pact/Spell Snare/Grim Lavamancer
1x Olivia Voldaren
1x Rakdos Charm
1x Spellskite
1x Vendilion Clique/Thoughtseize

cplvela0811 on The Indomitable Sul

1 month ago


Hello my friend, it has been some time.

Very well said my friend. I agree that 2x Maelstrom Pulse is not where it should end, but I certainly believe it to be better than Jund's 1x of. It also helps with combo and tokens being a 360 card--planeswalkers too. I think Slaughter Pact really deserves some consideration. It is tremendously useful with Snapcaster Mage. Murderous Cut is phenomenal! I opted out of the Delve package, per this 75. I'll be sure to get around to looking it up!


Thank you for the support!

I really vouch for Unbridled Growth. It won me a game because my opponent did not know I could produce a , for Stubborn Denial--with a 5/6 Tarmogoyf. I really like it and helped me stay online.

cplvela0811 on Hope I'm Not BUGGING you

1 month ago


No worries. People always give advice and do not even give the +1 until they accept their advice--that is not me.

Eldrazi is rough, but add 1x more of Maelstrom Pulse, add Slaughter Pact, and or Murderous Cut. Doom Blade and Go for the Throat are suckers, but work just like a Terminate against the bigger Eldrazi. Board wipes work exceptionally well (Damnation). Perhaps adding more Gurmag Angler could help > it trades with Reality Smasher and kills Thought-Knot Seer. I just recently started using Obstinate Baloth, for Smasher's effects.

Unfortunately, for us, Eldrazi & Tron are some of our harder match ups, but we slaughter infect (Tron's worst match up). Some things also just matter on the cards you pull.

WillySmasher on Gisa's Ghoulfriends

1 month ago

Hard to say since there's a lot of synergy in your deck and honestly it depends on your meta, Stromgald Crusader seems pretty mana intensive for what he does. Metallic Mimic and Adaptive Automaton interrupt the zombie recurrence theme going on, cards like Diregraf Colossus don't benefit them being in the graveyard.

Blood Scrivener is a debatable one, while at low CMC and added card draw it depends how often you have 0 cards in hand, other than that I couldn't tell you what creatures to cut.

This is where your meta comes into play, personally I would cut most target removal, in a 4 player free for all if you 1-for-1 with an opponent your other 2 opponents are now up a card(however can save you from infinite combos and such) so it's a tough call to make. That being said I would cut Tragic Slip since you can't control morbid on other peoples turns and maybe Slaughter Pact depending on how often you verse other black decks.

Sign in Blood is another card I would consider cutting and replacing with a more repeatable draw engine like Necropotence or Dark Prophecy or at least replace with Read the Bones.

Other than that I couldn't recommend anything else to cut your deck seems solid to me.

Edit: here are some other cards I found that go well with your decks synergy:

Cryptbreaker card draw

Call to the Grave control

Dictate of Erebos control

Liliana, Heretical Healer  Flip If you add any lily planeswalkers be careful not to run too many since you can't have more than one in the battlefield at a time.

Potential yet high CMC sweepers

Decree of Pain

Plague Wind


In Garruk's Wake

Life's Finale

In place of Mutilate I would run Damnation but it's much more expensive.

Jhed1 on Can't Touch This!

1 month ago

You definitely do have some main-deck game against it with Worship - however all of your fog style effects are going to do stone nothing. They do have some pretty good sideboard tech against you with Echoing Truth and Slaughter Pact - so Eidolon of Rhetoric would only buy you time in a boarded game, same with Leyline of Sanctity.

Burrenton Forge-Tender would save you from a Lightning Storm however, if an ad naus resolved, they could just deal with the tender first, then cast it - since you don't have any way to cheat in a creature at instant speed ala Chord of Calling or anything to that effect your best bet would be to just have a board state with a variety of creatures and stick a worship.

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