Black Market

Black Market


Whenever a creature dies (is put into the graveyard from the battlefield), put a charge counter on Black Market.

At the beginning of your precombat main phase, gain to your mana pool for each charge counter on Black Market.

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Format Legality
Legacy Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Highlander Legal
Casual Legal
Limited Legal
Leviathan Legal
Historic Legal
Vintage Legal
Custom Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Gladiator Legal
Unformat Legal
Arena Legal
2019-10-04 Legal
Oathbreaker Legal

Black Market occurrence in decks from the last year

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Black Market Discussion

king-saproling on Tor-vos

5 days ago

Perhaps Corpse Connoisseur and Gravebreaker Lamia? These could be neat too: Hell's Caretaker, Whisper, Blood Liturgist, Cauldron of Souls, Requiem Angel, Nim Devourer, Black Market, Mimic Vat (this one is neat with Tormod. the vat takes the creature from grave to exile, triggering Tormod. so you could imprint every creature of yours that dies to make that many zombies)

Mortlocke on Atraxa’s Endless Scream

3 weeks ago

I always love seeing more Atraxa decks, so +1 from me. This take is rather different, but I honestly find your whole game plan very difficult to follow. What is your wincon? Is it Commander damage ala Endless Scream? You seem to prioritize a path less travelled by avoiding superfriends (which is super non-vorthos and not very interesting in my opinion) and +1/+1 counters. What would be the most helpful in this situation is if you sat down and wrote a proper deck description detailing your intent, budget, primary synergies, combos, and wincons. Right now your deck's description is very barebones and I can only guess at possibly useful card suggestions to you. A good resource for getting a deck description together is Epochalyptik's Do You Want to Write a Primer?. It provides a nice skeleton for writing a detailed deck description for all visitors to your deckpage to enjoy.

Onward to your listed combos - Atraxa, Praetors' Voice + Endless Scream doesn't place counters on Atraxa to proliferate, correct? It's just a static boost in power? Might I suggest using a sword instead? Specifically Sword of Feast and Famine. It does so much more than Endless Scream in that it provides protection, ramp, as well as pumping both power and toughness. Altar of Shadows + Black Market - I fail to see the synergy here, and would appreciate an explanation. The only possible synergy I could see is that they have similar effects that trigger on the precombat main phase...but that's it.

Since it is clear you want to avoid +1/+1 counters, might I suggest you try out Darksteel Reactor? It synergizes very well with Atraxa and can be a viable alternate wincon given enough proliferation triggers.

SenseiRamen on Kelsien, the Ass(assin)

3 weeks ago

Black Market and Toshiro Umezawa could be decent here

Daedalus19876 on Message from Surgeon-General Yawgmoth Re: COVID-19

4 weeks ago

Upgrade is finally made! For now, I'm going with adding Opposition Agent, Szat's Will, Jeweled Lotus, and Tevesh Szat, Doom of Fools, and removing Black Market, Netherborn Altar, Rite of Belzenlok, and Murderous Rider (for now). Bloodchief Ascension would probably have been a better cut than Rider, but I just have a personal fondness for that card...

sub780lime on Liesa

1 month ago

I don't know if Ashnod's Altar is your best bet for additional ramp. I don't know if you are creating token at enough of a pace to make it worth it and I don't see much of another benefit to sacking your stuff. I still think Urborg, Tomb of Yawgmoth and Cabal Coffers would be the best answer, but they sure aren't budget includes. On a budget, Cabal Stronghold can do nice work in 2 color or under decks in black. Another sometimes overlooked option is Black Market. Perhaps Ashnod's Altar was from a desire to sac what you have onboard to dump into your Exsanguinate or Debt to the Deathless. Knowing the liklihood you have a useful enough board state in any given game, I think you can probably find more utility out there as Ashnod's Altar will be dead in your hand or on board too often.

Daedalus19876 on Message from Surgeon-General Yawgmoth Re: COVID-19

1 month ago

manvsamerica: I'll work to update it soon! Rite of Belzenlok and Black Market and Netherborn Altar are definitely out. Liliana's Standard Bearer is really strong, but I'll consider it. Ugin is a potential cut, but I'm unsure. I also need to add some stuff from Zendikar Rising, so I'm considering...

manvsamerica on Message from Surgeon-General Yawgmoth Re: COVID-19

1 month ago

So, to summarize:

IN - Opposition Agent, Szat's Will, Jeweled Lotus, Tevesh Szat, Doom of Fools

OUT - ????

Rite of Belzenlok, Liliana's Standard Bearer, and Black Market have been thrown around as possible cuts. Easy enough to swap for Tevesh, Agent, and Will, but what do we cut for Lotus?

Daedalus19876 I would love to see this updated when you get a chance.

Archon_Bel on Message from Surgeon-General Yawgmoth Re: COVID-19

2 months ago

Daedalus19876 I was wondering what you thought of some of the new cards from Commander Legends. We got a good number of things to mess around with, and I'm also super excited to play with Tevesh Szat, Doom of Fools and Szat's Will in the deck. Szat let's you +2 to effectively draw 2 with Yawgmoth out, or +1 to draw 2 anyway, so it seems super good. Plus, it's another sac outlet, and his ultimate is potentially reachable with Yawgmoth's proliferate!

It also took me a while to realize that Szat's Will is an instant; I thought it was a sorcery for some reason, but it being an instant makes it much better and useful since you will likely be able to use it as both removal and token generation (which around mid-game when this card would likely be cast, could net you around 4+ tokens). Also... instant mass Bojuka Bog lmao.

Perhaps you could try cutting Black Market for the planeswalker, at least. I don't really like upkeep effects like that anymore, but I can see why you'd use it since it's potentially a shit ton of mana.

Other cards that caught my eye were Exquisite Huntmaster and Opposition Agent. I cut my copy of Rite of Belzenlok for Huntmaster since it can give you more mileage, a max total of 8 creatures to sacrifice (provided you still have 3 opponents). Opposition Agent is also... stupidly good, so I decided to swap it in as a replacement for Liliana's Standard Bearer since drawing isn't really hard at all in the deck.

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