Strands of Night
, Pay 2 life, Sacrifice a Swamp: Return target creature card from your graveyard to the battlefield.
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|Seventh Edition (7ED)||Uncommon|
|Classic Sixth Edition (6ED)||Uncommon|
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|Commander / EDH||Legal|
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Strands of Night Discussion
1 month ago
Nice deck. Maybe Open the Graves, you never know if you may need more fuel. Also, I saw that Strands of Night was in your maybeboard. You might want to put that card in your main deck as it is a great defense card for getting a Minion of Wastes or some other big critter in your graveyard out to block a Blightsteel Colossus or some other threat.
3 months ago
Thanks king-saproling Very nice suggestions indeed! Koskun Falls and No Mercy would be very good protection for sure. And Strands of Night seems so powerful in this deck - really need to find a spot for that!
3 months ago
Very cool! These might interest you: Oath of Ghouls, Oversold Cemetery, Minion of Leshrac, Minion of Tevesh Szat, Endbringer's Revel, Haunted Crossroads, Animate Dead, Koskun Falls, No Mercy, Null Brooch, Dawn of the Dead, Erratic Portal, Strands of Night, Endless Scream, Shade's Form, Gravestorm
8 months 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.
8 months ago
how do you feel about a card like Strands of Night in the deck? Or would this feel like a wasted card?
8 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.
10 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.
1 year 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 deck...play a sac outlet...then after the cleanup discard resolved I won on the next upkeep with infinite damage.
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.