Black Sun's Zenith

Black Sun's Zenith

Sorcery

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

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Set Rarity
Commander 2014 (C14) Rare
Mirrodin Besieged (MBS) Rare
Mirrodin Besieged: Phyrexia (MBP) Rare
Promo Set (000) Rare

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Legality

Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Block Constructed Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

Black Sun's Zenith occurrence in decks from the last year

Commander / EDH:

All decks: 0.04%

Black: 0.5%

Golgari: 0.27%

Rakdos: 0.26%

Black Sun's Zenith Discussion

SideBae on Graveyard Shift

3 days ago

Hey man! Welcome to magic. I have a few suggestions... feel free to ignore any/all of them.

  1. Dorks are one mana creatures that tap for mana. A lot of the time people don't like them, because before you play with them you don't realize how absurdly powerful they are; people are wrong. I highly suggest running at least a handful of these guys, like Llanowar Elves, Elves of Deep Shadow, Birds of Paradise, Deathrite Shaman, Fyndhorn Elves, Elvish Mystic... In general, ramping turn one is REALLY strong, since it lets you play a turn ahead of everyone else. Though they aren't one mana, you could also consider some cards like Priest of Titania or (if you're rich) Bloom Tender, which are also pretty strong.

  2. Slate of Ancestry is an interesting card to consider. You're running a lot of creatures, so I think in general using Slate of Ancestry will be card-positive for you. Note also that if you discard a creature card with it, Meren of Clan Nel Toth can just get it back for you.

  3. Plaguecrafter: This guy is messed up, and he gets you an experience counter from sac-ing himself. Also, once you're at 3 exp, you can just keep recurring him.

  4. Abrupt Decay/Assassin's Trophy: Personally, I like Abrupt Decay more since I play in a meta with a lot of counterspells and low-to-the-ground decks, but both are good. Being able to kill any card type is generally pretty powerful.

  5. Casualties of War/Windgrace's Judgment: Like (4), these can kill anything. I am preferential to Windgrace's Judgment because it's an instant, but again, both are powerful cards.

  6. Nature's Claim is a really efficient piece of spot removal for things like Rest in Peace, Grafdigger's Cage or Leyline of the Void. I suggest running it.

  7. If you're in a counter-heavy meta, Veil of Summer is an absurd card.

  8. Finally, running Ancient Tomb is worth considering. It's pricy, but the price is lower these days than it has been in a while; the ramp it offers is really, really good.

Cards I'd consider cutting:

Eldrazi Monument: Your experience may be different from mine, but I feel like this card is probably a win-more type thing in that it's only really good if you're already winning the game. You're probably better off just running card draw by something like Phyrexian Arena or Slate of Ancestry.

A few lands: If you run the dorks mentioned in (1), generally people don't play more than 33 lands.

Butcher of Malakir: The effect is good, but you already have Grave Pact and Dictate of Erebos. I think the third piece of redundancy is probably too much.

Black Sun's Zenith: Like Butcher of Malakir, I think you have plenty of ways to make your opponents lose creatures already. You're probably better off running more universal removal, like Windgrace's Judgment.

Algae Gharial, Flesh Carver, Scavenger Drake: While these aren't bad, you can probably do better. I think overall they don't have enough punch to end up in a final decklist.

Also, since you're a new player, I'd like to point out edhrec.com is an excellent resource I use a lot. You should check it out if you haven't already.

Good luck!

Ziabo on my second edh deck

4 days ago

Looks more focused than your forst one!

One thing to look at is maybe some board wipes. Black Sun's Zenith or Damnation? A little board control.

Maybe some more Reanimation spells?

Ziabo on Thousand-Year Kess

1 week ago

Jace_Nalaar

Sorry it's been a minute but finally getting around to physically upgrading this deck.

I appreciate all of your imput and please don't think it's gone unnoted Here is the list I currently have for replacements

Manalith - Arcane Signet Think this would just work better IMO

Crumbling Necropolis - Coalition Relic ^

Fetch - Temple of the False God Think this would be better due to having more mana rocks.

Fetch - Izzet Boilerworks - ^

Dissipate - Swan Song - You're right.

Rewind - Muddle the Mixture - You're right.

Undermine - Disallow - Looks better

Liliana - Narset, Parter of Veils - Idk about this but will give it a shot

Comet Storm - Anger of the Gods - Better removal

X - Finale of Promise - Idk what to sub...

Dreadbore - Fire Covenant - Better removal

Fabricate - Demonic Tutor - Duh lol

Toxic Deluge - Black Sun's Zenith - Life's a resource yeah?

Rakdos Signet - Fellwar Stone - Easier Filter Ramp

X - Lightning Greaves - Kessy Likes to draw attention to herself...

Basic- Talisman of Dominance

Basic - Talisman of Indulgence

X - Past in Flames

Basic - Commander's Sphere

I know you've spent a lot of time in your previous suggestions, and I really appreciate the effort man Honestly. Would you mind taking a look at what I've come up with and see if there's any room for the X's?

About to put an order in for an upgrade on this. Kessy is going to be my first cEDH deck I wanna upgrade.

The Budget has been increased but still things like Mana Drain, Yawgmoth's Will and stupidly priced cards like that are still a no go for obvious reasons lol.

sevro_b on If I Die, I Die

1 week ago

One more for today: Kagemaro, First to Suffer is in for Black Sun's Zenith

PhthisisClock on Negative Creep Modern

3 weeks ago

Zakuzelo... Early game is all about getting token engine built and stalling the opponent. When it is time, generally I attack with Ammit Eternal and snake tokens (leaving a few defenders), both of which typically get through due to Afflict and Deathtouch... all while having tokens generating and getting Poison-Tip Archer into play. Once this board state is achieved, I play either Black Sun's Zenith or Soul Snuffers to place counters, kill 1/1s and generate more tokens, then deal direct damage (via Poison-Tip Archer) to player. At this point, I can usually swing board the following turn and win. I may move Blowfly Infestation back onto mainboard, as the combo for infinite tokens really makes this a more cheeky, but threatening build. As has always been the case, this build is either full-on, on-curve assault, or is frustratingly slow and non-effective. There doesn't seem to be much in-between. Normally it is fairly effective, and I am guessing I win about 50% of the time overall, give or take.

Afromancer55 on Slimefoot, the Pun-gus

2 months ago

in conjunction with sejuani90's comments, i would suggest Toxic Deluge , Damnation , Decree of Pain , Black Sun's Zenith and In Garruk's Wake are some of golgari's best mass removals imo.

DarkHero on Yawgmoth in my meta

3 months ago

As others have said, you should be in good shape. Mono Black can be very easy to run on budget, excellent at creature removal, and can find ways to out tempo ramp decks.

Victim of Night , Doom Blade , Go for the Throat , and Murder are all fantastic removal on a budget.

I wouldn't worry about blocking ramp as much as I would focus on creating it in your own way. Along the lines Dark Ritual or Artifacts. Cabal Stronghold is the budget alternative to Cabal Coffers . Crypt Ghast might be slightly out of budget, but does the job of Nirkana Revenant somewhat cheaper. I'm a huge fan of Life's Finale , which is criminally underplayed and pretty budget, especially in a meta that isn't in their own graveyards too much. It's always good to have a boardwipe or 2 on deck, but I find mono black can get quite a lot done with spot removal, and that is far easier on a budget. You already have Damnation when you need it. Black Sun's Zenith is also an option because you can proliferate the counters later. Lashwrithe and/or Nightmare Lash are good and not expensive. Disciple of the Vault is again criminally underplayed if you want to go that route. Get yourself some cheap tutors cause thats Black's go to. Diabolic Tutor , Scheming Symmetry , Beseech the Queen are the best budget options. Card draw is a must, and you get Sign in Blood , Read the Bones , and a host of other cheap draw spells to go along with you Phyrexian Arena .

And I hate to be that guy, but infect is pretty budget, on theme, and works wonders even if you just splash it as a win con. Tainted Strike Plague Myr Ichor Rats . You can then use your Commander to pay and discard a card a few times to win.

Black has a ton of options even on a budget. Just depends which way you want to go.

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