Format Legality
Noble Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Casual Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Pauper Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Modern Masters (MMA) Rare
Future Sight (FUT) Rare

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Creature — Demon


Delve (You may remove any number of cards in your graveyard from the game as you play this spell. It costs (1) less to play for each card removed this way.)

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Tombstalker Discussion

Ballzanya on Mono Black Control

2 weeks ago

Ghost Quarter is around 1 or 2 dollars. Considering you have some cards around 4-5 dollars in your list, I assumed that would be budget friendly. I suppose if you meant a total budget of x amount of dollars regardless of what individual cards cost, then i suppose it can all add up. Also, I forgot about Night's Whisper for card draw and Vampire Nighthawk and Desecration Demon. Normally these won't see much modern play, but as budget options, they are more than good enough.

I also don't like cards like Torment of Hailfire, Remorseless Punishment, or Sword-Point Diplomacy. They cost too much mana for modern, considering they give your opponent the choice of what to discard or sacrifice etc. They're true home is in a good mono-black commander/edh deck.

I don't like Temporal Extortion either for mana cost reason. Unless you're next turn you take with it wins you the game, it might not necessarily do much for all that mana. (Also, feels bad to get it countered by Mana Leak, Remand, or Cryptic Command which are many modern control decks.

I also don't know how I forgot about Hero's Downfall, I'd run two of those regardless of whether they end up in the sideboard or the main. As for big finishers, in addition to everything I've mentioned up to this point, you could run Tombstalker as a one-off.

zephyr_chang on 8-Rack

1 month ago

Yes I agree, if you really want to play this deck, then save up for the Mutavaults and Urborgs. You need Mutavaults just because you need more win-cons. I'm personally trying 1 each of Tomb of Urami (although this might not work as well without Mutavault and Urborg, which both mitigate its drawback) and Phyrexian Totem as additional win-cons. Other creatures that various iterations of 8rack have tried before include Bloodghast, Pack Rat and Delve creatures such as Tombstalker and Gurmag Angler in low numbers. If you have any black fetchlands at all, you can throw 1 or 2 in in case you want Fatal Push to hit something bigger. You can also try Delirium Skeins in your sideboard against control or decks that sandbag cards - should be quite good. Lastly, the deck's curve is pretty low, but if you are playing Smallpox, you'd probably need more than 21 lands. Most people go with 24, and like you said, it's not that bad because you can pitch it to Raven's Crime.

Poseidon31 on Modern Mono Black Aggro on a budget

1 month ago

I would replace Tombstalker with Gray Merchant of Asphodel, Bone Picker with Vampire Nighthawk and would add 2 copies of Doomblade.

Than you need more Lifelink, to use the Whip as a crucial finisher and the Arena as a card draw, without high selfdamage, maybe with Kalitas, Traitor of Ghet or Tribute to Hunger. Normally your opponent will only have one or two creatures on the board. Therefore Tribute to Hunger is more efficient as Consume Spirit. Then you need something against Aggro or Token Decks. Yahenni's Expertise should do its job, and can bring you a Nighthawk or else back on the board, after you cleared it.

Those creatures are all double black for your devotion to black.

I run a siilar deck, maybe you give it a look:You played a creature? And.... its gone!.

Xica on Nahiri's Wrath

1 month ago

Thx, however Death of a Thousand Stings is far from ideal.
i would prefer cards that beside having a high cmc do something useful, like cycling (to help dig for combo pieces), kill creatures played by the opponent or something similar.

So ideally they have an alternative cost, or have a cheaper secondary function.

Returning them to hand is less important, since the plan ideally would be to win by casting a single (and very big) Nahiri's Wrath, or at worst swing in with Tasigur, the Golden Fang/Tombstalker after the board is clear as a result of the previously mentioned sorcery.

And i have thrown a list together:

Nahiri's Veins

Modern Xica


Xica on Nahiri's Wrath

1 month ago

So since it cam out Nahiri's Wrath was always at the back of my mind.
And i recently stumbled upon some nice cards that compliment it perfectly Ragged Veins (with flash!), Visions of Brutality & Spiteful Shadows - all of which are a lot better than Boros Reckoner or Spitemare in this role.

Of course a short search later i quickly realized that i am not the first to come up with the idea.
And quickly found out, that no one made a serious attempt to make such a deck work.

So in my humble opinion the deck should be built up something like this:
6x Nahiri's Wrath (& Kindle the Carnage )
8x Ragged Veins & Visions of Brutality
4x Faithless Looting
4x Cathartic Reunion (?)
4x Shriekmaw

And a lot of other high costed creatures, something like:
3x Tasigur, the Golden Fang
4x Tombstalker (?)
Horror of the Broken Lands
Desert Cerodon

The problem of creatureless decks can be solved by Forbidden Orchard, and black has plenty of discard for the sideboard, to fight counterspells.

Does this idea seem viable?

Unlife on Black Merchant of Devotion (suggestions wanted)

1 month ago

I've been building a black devotion deck for a while, one card I found as a big hitter is Tombstalker. If you don't have any reanimation, it makes great use of your graveyard, as would Murderous Cut, though have some fetchlands in would help as well. Stromgald Crusader and Relentless Dead are both options with flexibility in terms of their use. Dismember hates on indestructabe things and Slaughter Pact is a nice surprise for your opponents if they think you've tapped out.

cplvela0811 on Stubborn Souls

2 months ago


Thank you!


Thank you for the suggestion. The Scarab God is a decent card, however, I feel belongs in another shell. This deck does not cater to zombies, so it does not immediately give an advantage. It requires a hefty price for Mana, let alone its activation and in this deck I only run 18 lands. There are only 2x power slots in this deck and that is currently the Cryptic Commands in the main. I have been thinking about Tombstalker as a 1x, however, that is an entirely different conversation. These are some things:

Duskmantle Seer

Elspeth, Knight-Errant


Docent of Perfection  Flip

Curious Homunculus

TheAnnihilator on Pieguy396

3 months ago

That'd be great! I was looking through my stuff to make sure I have all the cards in question, when I found that I have an extra Executioner's Capsule and an Inquisition of Kozilek (MM17) that I didn't know I had. Could I swap those in for the Tombstalker and Thalia, Heretic Cathar (which I actually couldn't find). Also, you didn't list the Thopter Foundry in the trade, which I presume you would still want?

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