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 occurrence in decks from the last year
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Black Market Discussion
4 hours ago
Thanks for the wonderful advice, EVENcast! I think you are absolutely right, I should lean more into one win condition. It is an odd place to be with Elenda as commander--it almost feels like she wants to go wide and voltron at once. I cut Sunbond , Black Market , and Martyr's Bond (felt like it was too slow, other cards do it's job better). Picking up Arcane Signet and Westvale Abbey Flip, and throwing the Vampire Nighthawk in. See what I can do to focus more on going wide/aristocrats/vampires I suppose. Cheers!
8 hours ago
Cool Deck! I’ve never built around Elenda as a commander, but I run her in my Edgar Markov deck and I’ve seen just how powerful she can be. I think you’ve got a nice list here overall, but I would personally add more ramp, and maybe a couple additional lands depending on what mulligan rules your play group has established. I try to have at least 10 pieces of ramp, even if my deck has a low average CMC... er, mana value. I would highly suggest running Arcane Signet , the best mana rock since Sol Ring. Additionally I would probably swap the Black Market for a Land Tax or Smothering Tithe , but I know they’re rather pricey. Black Market is just a bit too slow for my taste, but if works for you then it’s a solid budget alternative. I wasn’t sure if this deck wants to win through commander damage, or going wide with creatures, or life draining through aristocrat effects, or all three, but I would try to stick to a main theme and a sub-theme. Having said that, cards like Sunbond and Cathars' Crusade each support opposing strategies... voltron, and going wide, respectively. From your maybeboard I’d for sure add in Vampire Nighthawk which is just a great value card that’s on theme with your deck, and it’s a 3-drop which lowers the curve. Also check out Westvale Abbey Flip instead of springjack pasture, it’s inexpensive and it’ll fit right in with your strategy. Good luck in your new playgroup, show them no mercy!
1 week ago
I spoke to iamhikari:
Plan: Pivot towards aristocrats, lower the CMC, maybe more taxing. Though I think going more into the Monarch theme might be more fun/unique. We can try this first:
Mana fix and ramp:
Expand reach and lower CMC of your removal:
Return to Dust
+1 Chaos Warp
+1 Generous Gift ....alternatively there are some 2 mana removal cards in Strixhaven that might be fun to try out.
+1 either Path to Exile or the cheaper Dire Tactics
+1 Soul-Guide Lantern
Pivot to Aristocrats:
Still need to deal with your creatures and maybe do some more token generation or something. I'll keep thinking and get back to you.
1 week ago
You might like these: Slimefoot, the Stowaway , Castle Locthwain , Market Festival (gets Beledros out faster and benefits from his ability), Dawn's Reflection , Overgrowth , Castle Locthwain , Bonders' Enclave , Arch of Orazca , Pitiless Plunderer , Black Market , Hour of Promise , Skullclamp
1 month ago
You might like these: Alpha Status , Fallen Ideal , Ivy Lane Denizen , Immaculate Magistrate , Pennon Blade , Might of the Masses , Coat of Arms , Seedborn Muse , Awakening , Throne of the God-Pharaoh , Shamanic Revelation , Hunter's Prowess , Return of the Wildspeaker , Joraga Treespeaker , Pitiless Plunderer , Black Market
2 months ago
You might like these: Blade of Selves , Flamerush Rider , Splinter Twin , Erratic Portal , Oni of Wild Places , Mimic Vat , Varchild, Betrayer of Kjeldor , Genesis Chamber , Infernal Genesis , Calculating Lich , Fiendish Duo , Black Market , Dictate of the Twin Gods
2 months ago
Looks good so far. Personally I would make these swaps:
Deathbloom Thallid -> Keen Sense ; Keen Sense is super strong on Slimefoot, while Deathbloom is a pretty weak effect.
Yavimaya Sapherd -> Snake Umbra ; same as above. "Sapherd" is a cute name though D:
Tukatongue Thallid -> Perilous Forays ; Tukatongue is cheap but a one-time effect. Forays is a sac outlet and increases your sap production over time via ramp.
Jade Mage -> Illusionist's Bracers ; Bracers are a better cost-reduction of Slime's ability than Jade Mage.
Verdeloth the Ancient -> Second Harvest ; Harvest is cheaper and will likely give you more saprolings.
Korozda Guildmage -> Heartstone ; I doubt you would want to use Korozda's abilities that often.
Vitaspore Thallid -> Rings of Brighthearth ; the spore-storing thallids are pretty slow. I think Rings is a better option here for faster sap production.
Night Soil -> Song of Freyalise ; Night Soil's effect is pretty narrow and I doubt it will make you many saps, if any. Song of Freyalise is pretty strong here, allowing your saps to make more saps via Slimefoot.
Morbid Bloom -> Druids' Repository ; similar to above.
Sporeweb Weaver -> Black Market ; I doubt Sporeweb will generate many saps for you. Black Market definitely will.
Thelon of Havenwood -> Pitiless Plunderer ; Thelon isn't that impactful while Plunderer is super strong here.
Sporesower Thallid -> Smothering Abomination
Sporoloth Ancient -> Fungal Plots
Thallid Omnivore -> Priest of Forgotten Gods
Thallid Shell-Dweller -> Seedborn Muse
Druidic Satchel -> Species Specialist
2 months ago
Another strong mana producing enchantment to think about is Black Market . Given that all your critters could steam roll over most creatures the counters should add up fast on it.