Black Sun's Zenith

Black Sun's Zenith

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Put X -1/-1 counters on each creature. Shuffle Black Sun's Zenith into its owner's library.

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Format Legality
1v1 Commander Legal
Block Constructed Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Commander: Rule 0 Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Highlander Legal
Legacy Legal
Leviathan Legal
Limited Legal
Modern Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Vintage Legal
Casual Legal
Custom Legal
Quest Magic Legal

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Black Sun's Zenith Discussion

jacobpmesser on Negative Counters - Modern

23 hours ago

Thoughts on updating? I'm working on a list now using The Ozolith and Everlasting Torment.

I don't know if I should go heavy with dmgremoval and Soul-Scar Mage or combo out.

I'm also thinking Utopia Sprawl for ramp but Bloodbraid Elf would be interesting.

Black Sun's Zenith and Nest of Scarabs seems insane but I'm also interested in that new The Meathook Massacre

wallisface on Deck Ideas for Multi-Player format

1 week ago

This is a deck i’ve been playing with on mtgo with a surprisingly high success rate, and I imagine it would absolutely ruin lives in your multiplayer environment. It appears to be an innocent-enough creature-bases deck, but it absolutely preys on other creature-based decks, and can win games out of absolutely nowhere (even more so in a multiplayer environment, where a single Black Sun's Zenith is likely to just win on the spot).

Such a brew is (mostly) pretty cheap also, outside of the lands.

raefgall on Infect & Proliferate

4 weeks ago

Other random thoughts: Thoughtcast and Thought Monitor are good with your artifacts. Tainted Strike can give you a surprise win. Rogue's Passage lets you sneak damage through. Serrated Arrows is great with proliferate. Triumph of the Hordes is pricey, but a good finisher. Black Sun's Zenith is a great, versatile board wipe, and with proliferate X=1 means your creatures survive while you proliferate theirs out of existence.

wallisface on Negative Creep Modern

1 month ago

Hey, good to see another player building around -1/-1 counters!! I’ve got my own build here, which has gone done quite a different direction, but i’ve tried to detail the archtypes problems and solutions there.

For your deck, i have the following suggestions:

  • Devoted Druid is better than Channeler Initiate , in that we are guaranteed to get two counter-triggers, and it can provide a lot of fast ramp for a big play on turn 3.

  • Even with a mana dork, I think your land count looks a little too low. Your deck has a lot of 3 & 4 drops, so i’d expect 23-24 lands?

  • Beseech the Queen feels super slow. This archtype is already one that struggles to keep up with the modern meta, I really don’t think we have time to be going off looking for a specific card for the entirety of a turn.

  • I’m suprised you’re running Poison-Tip Archer and Might of the Masses , because they dilute the main plan of profitting from the counters.

  • imo i’d run more Black Sun's Zenith instead of the Blowfly Infestation . The enchant is slow and can backfire, while Black Sun’s can pretty much win the game on the spot if a Nest or Hapatra is in play.

  • I feels like you’ve got too much focus of managing counters on your own stuff, instead of inflicting misery on your opponent. The bug pull for this archtype is enacting our plan sets the opponents plan back - if we’re not actively disrupting we lose some of our benefits. I’m surprised to not see stuff like Fume Spitter , Grind , or Skinrender here.

bxli on

3 months ago

Already made some changesDemMeowsephs

  1. Some Creatures changes I end up adding: Yawgmoth, Thran Physician , Anafenza, Kin-Tree Spirit , Elenda, the Dusk Rose and Luminarch Aspirant . Also changed Citadel Siege for Felidar Retreat as it can give me tokens to sac and more counters not just 2

  2. Cut Mind's Eye , Black Sun's Zenith , Blot Out the Sky , Infernal Offering , Secret Rendezvous and Debtors' Knell

  3. More added: Sword of Truth and Justice , Sign in Blood , Beacon of Unrest , Command the Dreadhorde , Ambition's Cost and Victimize

  4. Doubts with: Custodi Soulbinders as it can give me a lot of tokens but I have to be set up already with my tokens or wait for oponents to set up their own table. I think I can swap it for something more usefull. Scheming Symmetry maybe I can get Profane Tutor until I have a more solid tutor.

Maybe quit some lands for other cards as: Phyrexian Altar The Ozolith Coat of Arms

DemMeowsephs on

3 months ago

Glad to hear it! Yeah sheesh I didn't even realize it was that much I remember it being like fifteen bucks a little while back, that's kind of insane- but hmm. Oh holy crap the synergy with Teysa Karlov and Felisa is kind of crazy, just noticed that too. But here are some ones I would recommend cutting, though if they are fun/interesting to you or serve a purpose I missed, I could obviously be wrong:

Those are just some I see off the top of my head, if you look a little deep and really question how many times you play a card and utilize it, you might find some more! Sometimes its hard to cut a card you enjoy playing even if its fun so I'd recommend having a list of cards you can add for fun, and a list for effectiveness so you can play both sides! Hope this helps, I'm glad some suggestions are useful to you, and I'll let you know if I see any more possible cuts! Feel free to ask for any more assistance or if you have any questions I'd be glad to help.

Coward_Token on Strixhaven spoiler season

5 months ago

Mmmm okay quite positive about the Silverquill deck:

Cunning Rhetoric: Fun and nicely costed. Thantis, the Warweaver approves.

Bold Plagiarist: Unfortunately, it's not whenever anyone puts counters on an opponent's creature, so some symmetrical cards like Evolutionary Escalation won't work since you're the one putting down all the counters. There's a handful that seems to fit the bill tho: Shadrix Silverquill , Orzhov Advokist , Regna's Sanction , Tempt with Glory (why is this a six-drop?) and Agitator Ant . (Also Oversimplify , but I don't think there's a way for Bold Plagiarist to see the Fractals getting their counters.) I kinda wish it was an Aura or auto-attaching Equipment.

Author of Shadows: Graveyard hate is nice and all but one measly card for MV 5? Would have been cool if you got something from each opponent.

Keen Duelist: Something between Bob and BO . Probably not as competitive as the former, but it's fun.

Scholarship Sponsor: Go go Aven Mindcensor , obviously. Compare Explosive Vegetation .

Stinging Study: Whoah okay. No Ad Nauseam , but I like that this rewards the more expensive commanders (Wait no shoo! Go away Dargo !) With an MV 5+ card at the helm it's a fine rate.

Promise of Loyalty: Mm-hm, it's nice that they're working on white wraths. Great for and against Voltron decks.

Combat Calligrapher: White flying token gifter that also makes evasive tokens for yourself? My Marisi deck welcomes it with open arms.

Tempting Contract: This can certainly get out of hand, but for something that's basically a tapped MV 4 mana rock I wish it made you one Treasure guaranteed per trigger, like the Tempting Offer spells it's based on.

Nils, Discipline Enforcer: While far from competitive, here's a fun commander for some of those abovementioned counter-giving cards

Fain, the Broker: As mentioned by Muddstah, a Trading Post in the command zone is pretty neat, and none of the "conversion" abilities cost any mana! That untapping will probably be used for some nonsense or other

Felisa, Fang of Silverquill: Kinda funny that enemy Hapatra, Vizier of Poisons and The Scorpion God players can end up making tokens for you. Black Sun's Zenith can make a Martial Coup impression here. Are there any old creatures in orzhov that makes large amounts of weird counters for itself?

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