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Whenever a creature dies, put a charge counter on Black Market. (Is put into the graveyard from the battlefield, tokens are put into the graveyard before they cease to exist.)
At the beginning of your precombat main phase, add to your mana pool for each charge counter on Black Market.
3 months ago
Why isn't Black Market in the deck can be simply explained. I've worked hard to lower and keep the avg. cmc quite low. Doing so means I don't require as much mana as some others would.
Black Market when I tested this deck more often than not is just a dead card. It also pales in comparison to Smothering Tithe and Pitiless Plunderer the latter being a creature I can sac if the ramp he offers isn't required.
Both cards are also cheaper than Black Market.
3 months ago
I love zombie decks! It’s one of my favorite themes but I stayed mono-black with mine. But I know there are good black/blue zombie cards like one that will give all zombie tokens Hexproof I believe or another that gives them flying. Just use an Advanced Search on Scryfall.com to find them. When it comes to non-mono black, I just don’t prefer the “mill” theme that comes with blue; I love the reanimated swarm theme black focuses on. Anyways, here is the "zombie" I know:
For added consistency with Wilhelt, the Rotcleaver, you could consider Diregraf Colossus and Headless Rider. I know they don’t work nicely with the Death Tyrant + Wilhelt, the Rotcleaver combo but here is how all 3 of them are really nice:
- Sac Gravecrawler to Phyrexian Altar with Diregraf Colossus, Headless Rider, and/or Wilhelt, the Rotcleaver = Infinite Zombie Tokens
- In that combo, subing Phyrexian Altar out with cards like Carrion Feeder = 1Zombie per 1Swamp And Carrion Feeder Gets Big
As a Rooftop Storm backup, you may want to consider Liliana, Untouched By Death (-3 ability). Her with Shambling Ghast (Search the Body) plus a sac outlet; or, Her with Phyrexian Altar and any 1 drop zombie make a 1 turn infinite cycle fueling any ETB and death triggers. Liliana, Untouched By Death's -3 ability effectively turns any 1 drop zombie like Shambling Ghast, Carrion Feeder, Champion of the Perished, and Cryptbreaker -into- Gravecrawlers for 1 turn. Basically, she'll increase your consistency getting your combos rolling.
- Champion of the Perished is really good when your constantly making zombies ETB.
- Consider using Blasting Station as a sac outlet too. For example, any time you sac with the station during a combo, the combo will also do 1-dmg per cycle. And, if the combo is making zombies, the station will untap too.
- Black Market can also get out of hand when doing sac combos. It can really help when the combo is not infinite. It also makes people think harder about the cost of boardwiping.
Anyways cool seeing the Death Tyrant + Wilhelt, the Rotcleaver combo; I hadn’t seen that one yet!
3 months ago
Phyrexian Altar (and all other Altars) is an insanely good sack outlet. Black Market helps with ramp as well. As finishers you can include Junji, the Midnight Sky and Tergrid, God of Fright Flip. For further suggestions you can check out my list: Teysa Karlov Commander.
3 months ago
Zarthalius I'm super excited about adding Blasting Station, Black Market, Nykthos, Shrine to Nyx, and Nyx Lotus to the deck because of all the combo potential you have pointed out, seems like it would present a lot of opportunity for shenanigans! Thank You! :)
3 months ago
Black Market can also get out of hand when doing sac combos. Also, imagine it's charge after a board wipe. Would anyone even want to board wipe if you had Blasting Station out? You'd easily be able to get another zombie out so you can keep recasting and sacing Gravecrawler to the station with all that black market mana.
Thinking more about that for-mentioned combo, you don't even need to sac the zombie token. You only need to sac Gravecrawler to the station (1 dmg). Make a token (if Headless Rider is out). Cast Gravecrawler from the graveyard, untap the station. Repeat. You'd get your zombie swarm and gravecrawler would be doing 1 dmg per cycle.
4 months ago
You might like these: Carnival of Souls, Earthcraft, Jaheira, Friend of the Forest, Illusionist's Bracers, Black Market, Life and Limb, Awakening, Druids' Repository, Zulaport Cutthroat, Neko-Te, Phyrexian Altar, Sprout Swarm, Saproling Symbiosis, Spontaneous Generation
Personally I would cut these: Golgari Locket, Druidic Satchel, Sporeweb Weaver, Necrogenesis, Saproling Migration, Verdant Force, Butcher of Malakir, Verdant Embrace, Feed the Serpent, Status / Statue, Elvish Farmer
4 months ago
As someone who has played Chainer for close to a decade, I have some suggestions I would like to offer. (though everyone's decks run differently!)
In those spots:
(Or all the expensive artifacts like Grim Monolith or what have you)
In place of:
1x Cast Down--> Lethal Scheme: This card is amazing in any reanimator list
1x Culling the Weak--> Phyrexian Altar: you need more sac outlets with some staying power
1x Dismember--> Soul Transfer: seems janky, but versatile
1x Doom Blade--> Baleful Mastery: you can hit more with it.
1x Go for the Throat--> Infernal Grasp
1x Sacrifice--> Ashnod's Altar: need more sac outlets with staying power
1x Terror--> Meteor Golem: This guy helps so much with things Black cannot remove
1x Victim of Night--> Karn Liberated: This guy helps so much with things Black cannot remove
Suggested Drops, see next list for suggested replacements
Blood Pet--> sort of an eh card, I might think of something with more oomph
Skirge Familiar: I get the reason it is in here, but there are better cards.
Black Market: It's nice, but can be too slow.
Liliana of the Dark Realms: I just have never been a big fan, she feels too lackluster.
Final Parting: good card, but I feel you can part with some tutor because you have MORE than enough
Sidisi, Undead Vizier: good card, but I feel you can part with some tutor because you have MORE than enough
Rune-Scarred Demon: good card, but I feel you can part with some tutor because you have MORE than enough, there also some stronger creatures to fit in the spot.
Archon of Cruelty: expensive mana wise but an all star.
Kokusho, the Evening Star: has been in my deck from the beginning and has flat out won me games.
Brainstealer Dragon: seems janky, but I added to just try it and it has been amazing.
Black Market Connections: You need more draw (also helps with ramp)
Phyrexian Arena: You need more draw
Bolas's Citadel: an amazing card. Wins games all the time.
Disciple of Bolas: card draw and life gain
Fell Stinger: card draw
Xiahou Dun, the One-Eyed: Great for recursion
Reanimate, Liliana, Death's Majesty, Living Death. and Animate Dead: it is good to have other means of reanimation if Chainer keeps getting removed (I also suggest sac outlets to help keep your creatures from getting exiled when they spot remove Chainer)
Hope this helps! Here is my list to maybe show you how I run the list: The True Meaning of Death and Taxes
5 months ago
I am looking forward to testing a new card from Dungeons & Dragons: Battle for Baldur's Gate, Black Market Connections, which will replace Black Market. Although Black Markethas always been a powerful card in this deck (amazingly its a pre-con card), I think there's massive value in throwing this cheaper CMC enchantment into the mix. First off, it still produces mana, just in the form of tokens which will stick around even if the enchantment is removed. Secondly, this deck really needs more card draw. Lastly, creating the Shapeshifter tokens counts as a Vampire, triggering everything this deck wants to do! Yes its at the cost of life, but I see life as a resource if used responsibly.