Black Market

Black Market

Enchantment

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

Poly_raptor on Dead and Back Again, A Necromancer's Tale

3 days ago

The other two that stand out to me are

I’d also actually recommend Pitiless Plunderer or Black Market (which I can see is in the maybe board) But I’m not sure what to cut.

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)

aok1313 on MagicalHacker - List of All Free Value Cards

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

ghostfire86 on Atheros God of Wifi

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

I’d advise dropping Mirror Entity and adding Bontu's Monument. The loops you have are enough to kill without dumping mana into the mirror for a big hit.

You’re short on draw. Taborax, Hope's Demise can help here while gaining a big stick.

Beware on Black Bolt | Athreos, Shadowborn [PRIMER]

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.

Icaruskid on Black Bolt | Athreos, Shadowborn [PRIMER]

1 month ago

Thank you for the rich feedback Beware!

Mortal Combat and No Rest for the Wicked do seem handy. I'll try them out.

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!

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