Strands of Night

Strands of Night


, Pay 2 life, Sacrifice a Swamp: Return target creature card from your graveyard to the battlefield.

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Set Rarity
Seventh Edition (7ED) Uncommon
Classic Sixth Edition (6ED) Uncommon
Weatherlight (WTH) Uncommon

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Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
2019-10-04 Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

Strands of Night occurrence in decks from the last year

Commander / EDH:

All decks: 0.0%

Rules Q&A

Strands of Night Discussion

Ragnarok on K’rrik on Crack [[Budget]]

1 month ago

somrune: Strands of Night devotes too many resources to reanimating a creature. Not only does it cost , but it also then requires an additional two mana AND a Swamp (essentially setting us back a turn) to do what Reanimate, Goryo's Vengeance, Animate Dead, etc. already all do for so much less of an investment.

somrune on K’rrik on Crack [[Budget]]

1 month ago

how do you feel about a card like Strands of Night in the deck? Or would this feel like a wasted card?

thankfranktank02 on Unfun Chainer First Draft

2 months ago

So I have been playing Chainer for a while now. I can give a bit of insight. First off I do like your list. So now into the thick of it. Chainer is a really mana hungry deck. Strands of Night is an amazing card but in my playing you need a card like Crucible of Worlds to get around the sac clause. All in all it is a fine card if you want to invest more slots to it. Nim Deathmantle No .... this card requires to much for it to be good. paired with a Grave Titan and an Ashnod's Altar is great but that turns into a 3 card combo. IMO not worth it. Lake of the Dead can be good if you add both of the other cards listed above. Soldevi Adnate best card. As long as you have a sac outlet on board and he never gets exiled he is amazing. Even if he does die just animate him back. As far as Pitiless Plunderer great card if you can sac alot. Generates mana witch is nice. As for Gauntlet of Power i mean if you feel as if you need that then go for it. I personally like the Plunderer better because of the fact that it is a creature. It is very hard for black to interact with artifacts and get them back. (Side note I know it can be done but not worth the ammount of slots needed again IMO) As for the cuts do not cut Villis , he is amazing card advantage. Priest is fine if you can make tokens or just have a good grip on the board state. Disciple is an okay card i cut and add it all the time. I also think you have too many cutie lands. swamps are your best friend in the deck along with urborg.

DreadKhan on Mono Deathtouch

3 months ago

Vampire of the Dire Moon is a very good critter for this deck I'd say. Strands of Night is a boss in a mono-black aggro deck that has some lifelink creatures, and if you're bringing back a deathtouch creature it's doubling as removal.

Bababad on Feast without Fathom

5 months ago

I will certainly keep those in mind.

last night got to test this version about 7 times and surprisingly came away with 4 wins. 2 of them were hitting Murderous Redcap with henge out to draw my a sac outlet...then after the cleanup discard resolved I won on the next upkeep with infinite damage.

Dockside Extortionist is an absolute beast with recursion. gave me excessively big turns with Strands of Night . handed me a commander damage win con due to it.

the other surprise all star was Nesting Dragon with either recursion outlets running. swarming opponents with optional firebreathing dorks with little to no real investment is amazing.

I tend to not tutor for combo based wins, so likely gonna stick with the 3 enablers for now since they are all really effective even without the combo.

tweaks: Berserk , Sylvan Library , Cream of the Crop , Plaguecrafter (and possibly Fleshbag Marauder and Merciless Executioner )and Artifact Mutation are on the top of my mind to add for a smoother curve. Dictate of Erebos seems far more at home than I previously believed. the deck was far more interactive than I expected for an alpha.

Pikobyte on Muldrotha, the „Fun“ in „Funeral“ *Primer*

7 months ago

Thank you Mr_Engineer.

I did test Strands of Night but didn’t like it too much. It can be a great card but i felt like it’s not worth the spot. It didn’t do enough for me and since I had like 60 more cards I wanted to play i finally cutted it.

Yarok is pretty similar. It’s a nice card, but I play only a few ETB triggers here, I think there are more LTB triggers. So yarok would help, but not enough to to cut something else for him.

Mr_Engineer on Muldrotha, the „Fun“ in „Funeral“ *Primer*

7 months ago

Love the deck. You've really inspired me to really tweak my Muldrotha deck and turn it into something like this. I really really dig it. Have you looked at cards like Strands of Night and a new card from Core Set 2020 Yarok, the Desecrated ? Not sure what would be cut, but going with route like this may change up the deck a little. Just some thoughts. Again, absolutely love the deck.

burferking on Phylactery Broker

7 months ago

This is my kind of deck! I'd suggest to swap Garza's Assassin for Murderous Betrayal since an enchantment is a bit harder to destroy, and all your Swamps for Snow Swamps. This way, Extraplanar Lens doesn't give extra mana to other players that play Swamps (but no Snow Swamps). You could also add Hex Parasite just to pay life, or Vault Skirge for a little flying blocker (with lifelink!), Lashwrithe and/or Nightmare Lash to pay life and buff a creature. Other suggestions: Withering Boon Exsanguinate Pontiff of Blight Shauku, Endbringer Vampire Nighthawk Bond of Agony Killing Wave Phyrexian Reclamation Razaketh, the Foulblooded Strands of Night Boseiju, Who Shelters All Aetherflux Reservoir Torment of Hailfire Phyrexian Processor Well of Lost Dreams

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