Strands of Night

Legality

Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Penny Dreadful Legal
Custom Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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

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Related Questions

Strands of Night

Enchantment

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

Strands of Night Discussion

Evry1sfavteddy on Strands of Night

3 hours ago

If I control Strands of Night , Urborg, Tomb of Yawgmoth and Dryad Arbor could I sacrifice the arbor for the activation cost of Strands of Night then target the Arbor with the ability?

Osbert on Vilis Mono Black Commander

1 week ago

Mono black decks can take advantage of some very specific cards: Jet Medallion , Caged Sun , and Contamination (if you're feeling spikey), Cabal Ritual , and Bubbling Muck . The rituals hurt a lot less due to Villis's amazing ability to draw cards. Heartless Summoning is also a fantastic creature ramp card when your deck is composed primarily of large creatures like demons, however it prevents you from keeping x/1 creatures around. In my opinion it is VERY worth it because there is little difference between an 8/8 and a 7/7 but saving 2 mana on every creature makes a huge impact.

Mindslicer makes everyone hell bent but you will often pull ahead with Villis afterward so it could be a decent include.

Villis costs ALOT of mana and adding commander tax to that makes it crippling so I suggest including some ways to cheat him into play through reanimiation or other tricks. Geode Golem and Command Beacon can get Villis out of the command zone much sooner than normal and you can abuse Black's amazing reanimation spells to cheat him into play more efficiently than returning him to the command zone. Chainer, Dementia Master , Animate Dead , Dance of the Dead , Reanimate (also draws you 8 cards after he enters!!), Strands of Night , there are so many more I haven't listed.

Loxodon Warhammer is a fantastic equipment that serves multiple purpose by giving your flying demons trample and the much desires lifelink. This also turns Villis into a 2 hit commander damage killer making it even a win condition.

Including some quality sacrifice outlets feels like a must in a mono black deck because you are always playing with the grave. High Market and Miren, the Moaning Well are great sac outlets in land slots. Ashnod's Altar , Phyrexian Altar , Spawning Pit and Dimir House Guard are also good option that can serve multiple purposes.

Apothesis on Yawg Daddy **PRIMER** [Heavily Play Tested]

3 weeks ago

It's pretty much a dead card. I'm going to be cutting it for Strands of Night or Buried Alive . When I draw it, I just discard it.

McToters on Livin' Life on the Dredge

1 month ago

Thanks for the feedback!

I really like Key to the City and I will be getting one soon to implement in the deck. I also agree with your point about Strands of Night . I think it was the only creature-recursion cars I had that I could put in, but also doubled as a land sac outlet which can be nifty. It has worked in the past but I agree with you that it feels clunky.

I’ll think about what to put in for a bit longer and see what I decide on! Thanks!

Ryanh12 on Livin' Life on the Dredge

1 month ago

This is a difficult question, as most of the cards in your deck circle around your theme of land recursion and sacrifice. When you come across a problem like this, it usually all depends on the value that you're getting out of your cards during matches. Obviously I've never played with your deck specifically, but i have tried out a few of your cards at some point in my M&D deck.

First of all, I'm very strongly biased against Rain of Filth . It is a very circumstantial card, as I only find it useful in a mono-black storm combo deck or when you have Splendid Reclamation in your hand.

Second, I don't see Seedborn Muse getting a whole lot of value. Yes, you get to untap your stuff each turn, but not a lot of your stuff takes advantage of this ability. For example, the only nonland card in your deck that has a tap ability to take advantage of is Perpetual Timepiece . While I love Seedborn Muse , it doesn't have much of an opportunity to shine in this deck specifically.

Strands of Night is a fairly expensive reanimator spell. Remember, you have 40 life in commander, making a spell like Reanimate much more versatile and less risky.

Be very careful with cards like Rites of Spring because depending on your circumstances they can screw you over in the longrun. Yes, you have a fair amount of recursion in the deck, but what happens when you don't get it as soon as you'd like?

There are also simply better discard outlets than Wild Mongrel and Noose Constrictor . A perfect example is Key to the City , which gets you additional cards each turn and is pretty nice with those 5/3 tokens being produced.

Just something I've noticed too, your deck could use some tutors. I know these can get very pricey, but they will take your deck a long way.

Also, one of my favorite combos with any land-based deck is the Dark Depths and Thespian's Stage combo. However, in order for you to effectively implement it into the deck, you should add more land tutors. ( Sylvan Scrying , Ulvenwald Hydra , and Pir's Whim are my top suggestions!)

Hopefully this helps!

FenIsABasicSwamp on Dune: He Who Can Destroy a Thing, Controls a Thing

2 months ago

So VietMoneys, I got your boy Hazezon out tonight with an Attrition and Strands of Night in play and was able to get him to set up three triggers a turn for a couple turns in a row as insurance against board wipes. Even brought him back in on my next turn with the delayed trigger on the stack during my upkeep to set up the next turn before immediately sacing him again. Paul absolutely rekt the Harkonnen scum :)

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