Cover of Darkness
As Cover of Darkness enters the battlefield, choose a creature type.
Creatures of the chosen type have fear.
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|Commander / EDH||Legal|
|Commander: Rule 0||Legal|
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Cover of Darkness Discussion
Niko9 on Stax Colony
1 week ago
Ahhh, Cover of Darkness! I remember you : ) That's a really good find and brings me back to that era of magic. Glad you are having fun and experimenting with the deck. This definitely feels like one of those, take cards I love and make them work as best as possible decks, and those are my favorite too.
And yep, Maralen stacks is so oppressive : ) The fact that they can't draw under Maralen combined with hand disruption and the fact that you totally control the pace is painful/wonderful. It's not just that you are Winter Orbing people, it's that you can grab it with Maralen and you always get to choose when to winter orb people. That plus the fact that she's always a Jeweled Lotus away makes it really precarious playing against Maralen. I know, I've played against her many times and it's a total mind game down to the last mana.
Oppression looks like a really sweet add. I've never seen that before but I can imagine it's just nuts.
Ha, I'm really liking this deck. I may actually borrow a few ideas for the future if that's cool with you. It's like power, but totally unique power : )
1 week ago
Awesome suggestions and Maralen tech! Your comment really got my brain working and I made some updates. I'm making too many changes to list them all but I took most of your suggestions and also added some hand disruption in Oppression and Thoughtseize. I'm still looking for evasion possibilities but so far I found Cover of Darkness, pretty sweet! Thanks for your help!
1 week ago
Very nice, +1 from me. If I wasn't already running mono green elf ball and attempting a Golgari lands deck I would definitely build around this commander. Feel free to take a look at my own elf deck on my page if you're looking for some more inspiration.
Some suggestions if I may, feel free to take em or leave em: Glimpse of Nature / Guardian Project / Oakhame Adversary / Dark Confidant / Ohran Frostfang / Necropotence / Sylvan Library would all be excellent draw options in a deck like this and hopefully wouldn't slow you down too much. Highly recommend the last two since you'll most likely have the life for it.
Genesis Wave can be very powerful in the right deck. You might have too many instants/ sorceries for this to be viable, but it looks like you'd be able to generate plenty of mana to get some value out of it.
Not sure how you feel about infinites, but it looks like you're already running some infinite mana combos? For some additional infinite mana combos you could add Staff of Domination / Sword of the Paruns. Again my own elf deck would be a great resource for this since there's close to 100 different infinite mana combos in the deck.
Anyway, hope this helps. Cheers.
1 week ago
Lord_of_Cardboard, thanks for the input, and I've definitely considered those cards. I must've removed Vampire Nighthawk on accident when Nighthawk Scavenger came out, but since Gifted Aetherborn is still in my list, I think its fine to include them both. As far as Concerted Effort goes, a noncreature permanent for 4 mana that gives my board a keyword a turn isn't worth the slot. There's much better effects like Eldrazi Monument or Cover of Darkness, or sometimes Akroma's Memorial (in a lower power deck). Concerted Effort doesn't actually do much given the restricted keywords it looks for. Vampire Nighthawk only gives your board flying, not deathtouch or lifeline. Still a cool card though.
2 months ago
I LOVE Reconnaissance!! I have a copy of it in my Kaalia of the Vast deck and it has been a great way to protect her! I didn't consider adding it to Edgar Markov, but it is a great suggestion! Shared Animosity is another superb tribal card. I have a copy of it in my The First Sliver deck and it is a bonafide finisher. If any copies of Reconnaissance or Shared Animosity become available, I plan to include them in the 99 of this build for sure.
I really enjoyed reviewing your list. Oversold Cemetery and Scapegoat are AMAZING additions to this type of deck. These cards WILL BE added to the 99 at some point! Cover of Darkness is another great card to consider and potential game-ender. Question? How has Dark Prophecy performed for you? The randomness and unpredictability of lost life generally is a not-include for me. Has it been overly detrimental for you?
Thank you again for your comment and thank you for reviewing my deck!
2 months ago
First of all, thank you very much for your suggestion, but I prefer Cover of Darkness more, Since this two cards does exactly the same thing in most cases, “Safe Attack”. Furthermore, the damage comes through with a high probability, which is very important for a wihch wins through combat damage.
3 months ago
Awesome deck my man! I absolutely love Hapatra and think she is really fun! Feel free to check out my own build and see if there is anything in there you like: Hapatra, Vizier of Plagues
Keep it up man! Really fun to play :)
4 months ago
Hey, good start. Overall you have good sense with the high budget you have.
Consider revisiting the manabase, you forgot Command Tower and also expand on ramp? 31 lands with only seven 0-3 CMC ramp sources is a risky amount when you need a lot of mana to cast Dragons and Ur-Dragon is nine mana. You really want a ramp source in your opening hand and consistently to get this you want more ramp. Not playing one basic land is an interesting choice, not a choice I would make, but if it's working for you than nice. I would include at least one of each basic.
The Pathways are not good lands for five colors since can only choose one color, they don't give you enough color fixing. With your high budget you can do better than the Pathways especially since a few of them cost more price than much better lands. Castle Locthwain and Westvale Abbey Flip look out of place and are not powerful enough only able to make one black or one colorless mana in a five color deck. Some Rainbow lands are helpful when playing five colors or with Dragons:
- Command Tower
- City of Brass
- Mana Confluence
- Exotic Orchard
- Haven of the Spirit Dragon
- Unclaimed Territory
- Path of Ancestry
More land ramp that can search for a Triome or Shock land:
Lore and Visits are two drops, similar to Farseek, but the land you search for can ETB untapped if you search for a Forest Shock land. Skyshroud can search for two Forest Triomes or Forest Shock lands. Adding Overgrown Tomb would help with these land ramp spells. Some good ramp sources for five colors to consider:
There's a few other nonDragon cards here that you don't need because they're not as good as other cards here:
- Nyx Lotus
- Genesis Ultimatum
- Commit / Memory
- Saw It Coming
- Doom Blade
- Nicol Bolas, God-Pharaoh
- Cover of Darkness
Nyx Lotus is not a good ramp source here since it's a four drop that ETB tapped and then it doesn't make mana unless you control another colored permanent. Cover of Darkness is an expensive price card that's not doing much here because Dragons don't really need fear since they already have flying evasion.
Because you have Tiamat then you could cut some of the lesser Dragons such as Deathbringer Regent, Amareth, the Lustrous and Ramos, Dragon Engine. You have Old Gnawbone, if you add Hellkite Charger then you have an infinite attack combo that Tiamat can tutor for.
There's several expensive price cards in the maybeboard that would be good upgrades, but there's also some budget cards that would be upgrades for any of the above cards I mentioned to consider cutting:
Good luck with your deck.