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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Black Market Discussion
2 days ago
You might like these: Cauldron of Souls, Mikaeus, the Unhallowed, Cryptolith Rite, Druids' Repository, Song of Freyalise, Black Market, Return of the Wildspeaker, Shamanic Revelation, Species Specialist, Harbinger of Night, Doubling Season
3 days ago
The other two that stand out to me are
Ghoulish Procession Personally one trigger a turn is not enough for me, I appreciate it is a cheaper cmc but I’m not sure if the value it adds is worth a slot.
Something I do when trying to decide is organise the list into columns, ramp, spot removal, utility, etc. And then work from there to see if one column has too many or too few cards in it and then work out which would be the weakest card in the overpopulated columns, might be worth doing that to give you some more ideas? (You may do that already haha I just find it useful)
1 week ago
oh also Syr Konrad, the Grim, Black Market, Mortician Beetle, Liliana's Caress, Megrim, Sangromancer, Tourach, Dread Cantor, Fell Specter, Geth's Grimoire, Butcher of Malakir, plus any cards with annihilator
2 weeks ago
I feel like Black Market should go on this list since it spits black mana forever at you for just seeing a creature die. This leads into similar cards like Ashes of the Abhorrent, Grave Betrayal, Moonlit Wake, Revel in Riches, Shadows of the Past, to name a few of my favorites in this vein
2 weeks ago
1 month ago
Change Thrilling Encore to Living Death. More bang for the same cost and speed. Personally I’d be greedy and use Rise of the Dark Realms instead of Angel of Glory's Rise. Also, I’d run Dictate of Erebos as redundancy and drop the Black Market.
Your deck pulls into two directions: 1) Aristocrats 2) Token Overrun
You’re short on draw. Taborax, Hope's Demise can help here while gaining a big stick.
1 month ago
Remember that Black Market is a permanent source of black mana. Even 2x counters on it ensures hitting your high end. It’s a bit slow but gets way out of hand. At least seems better than the more fragile Pitiless Plunderer.
Also, I don’t know how I missed Taborax, Hope's Demise in my last update but I’m going to be squeezing that in ASAP.
1 month ago
Thank you for the rich feedback Beware!
I take your point on Sol Ring and Sol Talisman, although the former does help get Athreos online on turn 2 as well as accelerate how quickly the bigger spells are played like Phyrexian Altar, Remembrance, Angel of Glory's Rise, and anything else above 4 Mana in general. Sol Talisman I was trying on in place of Land Tax or an unconditional draw spell like Night's Whisper. It's cute in a bad way so I agree with you that it needs to go.
Black Market is OK. It's just helping me with mana at a point when I don't need it much anymore. Still, the mana package here feels raw so I'll play around with it again and see if it feels like a better functional fit as I do like how on theme it is.
Expedition Map is a personal preference. I like being able to grab Cabal Coffers or Urborg, Tomb of Yawgmoth to power up mana. I also have found being able to grab a Bojuka Bog pretty helpful against graveyard decks. And weirdly enough, snatching Vault of the Archangel has helped me several times to deter aggro with deathtouch capable Shadowborn Apostles or improve survivability with lifelink. Finally, there are games where lack of lands can be an issue and it gives me an out to those corner cases to stay on curve or fix mana colors.
I have never had a problem with Dark Confidant. Nearly 83 cards in the deck are 2 mana value or less so the damage is often negligible especially when our life total matters as little as it does in a combo build. In a pinch, I can sac it to Razaketh, the Foulblooded, Diabolic Intent, Phyrexian Altar, or Skullclamp when draw is no longer necessary. I'm comfortable with this risk profile particularly with fair access to lifegain as from Blood Artist, Zulaport Cutthroat, and Vault of the Archangel.
I'm going to take your advice on a few of these suggestions and I really appreciate the years of experience behind your feedback. Thank you!