Dark Petition

Legality

Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Custom Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
Frontier Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Magic Origins (ORI) Rare

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Dark Petition

Sorcery

Search your library for a card and put that card into your hand. Then shuffle your library.

Spell mastery — If there are two or more instant and/or sorcery cards in your graveyard, add to your mana pool.

Dark Petition Discussion

enpc on Consult Scepter Thrasios

2 days ago

As far as tutors go, what're your thoughts on Wargate ? I appreciate that it's a bit expensive mana wise, however given the fact that it puts the tutored permanent straight into play, when comparing it with something like Tezzeret the Seeker , Grim Tutor or Dark Petition (presumably the next best set of tutors that the deck doesn't currently run) it ends up being the same cost to put an Isochron Scepter into play.

The other benefit of Wargate is that you only reveal on resolution, meaning you can get something like Gilded Drake or Notion Thief without giving away said information until it happens. It also pseudo-protects whatever you're fetching since if the spell is countered, it just leaves the card in the library. And since the deck has a lot more tutors that it does graveyard recursion, it opens up additional attempts to get said card rather than leaving it vulnerable to graveyard hate.

squadcarxmar on Alive and Dead

6 days ago

I don't know what your budget it is or how optimized you want this deck but immediate suggestions are a few tutors at the least. Diabolic Tutor is the cheap everyone goes for until they get better ones. Beseech the Queen isn't bad either. There's also Diabolic Intent , Demonic Tutor , Dark Petition , Vampiric Tutor , Diabolic Revelation , and more.

If you are playing with death triggers and things dying some good options are Debtors' Knell , Sheoldred, Whispering One , Black Market , and whatnot. Also, you have white! Use Swords to Plowshares ! I'd keep Merciless Eviction as it is a wonderful board wipe but also consider Hour of Revelation . Other good cards are like Anguished Unmaking , Utter End , and Vindicate .

SideBae on Sir Gwyn Historic Knights

1 week ago

Hey man! I got a few suggestions. Feel free to ignore any/all of them:

  1. I kinda agree with PhaylogenX: Valiant Knight seems pretty good here (I see you've included it). Another pair of cards to consider for this type of role are Knight Exemplar and Kinsbaile Cavalier . They're like... good.

  2. I think Wear / Tear is likely better than your Crush Contraband . It costs less to cast if you're only targeting one or the other, and it still costs less than Crush Contraband if you're using both halves. However, it IS destroy rather than exile; this is frequently not an issue, but if it is a meta call please do ignore me.

  3. Since you're in black, you have access to the best tutors. Unfortunately, many of them are expensive: Things like Demonic Tutor , Vampiric Tutor and Imperial Seal are gonna set you back a lot. Consider running things like Dark Petition , Diabolic Tutor and Mastermind's Acquisition are all good cards.

  4. Your rocks could use some work. I like the signets, but I like the talismans more. Talisman of Hierarchy , Talisman of Conviction and Talisman of Indulgence are all better than their respective signets.

  5. You may want to consider some of the death and taxes staples. Mother of Runes and Giver of Runes are good ways to protect 'ya bois. Rest in Peace can hose a lot of decks, especially the ones I play. More generally, Stax and Hatebears can blow chunks on OPs. Winter Orb can slow down opponents from responding to your on-board pressure; Trinisphere is similar but expensive. Price of Glory can disincentivize counter-magic; Aura of Silence taxes one-sidedly in your favor.

  6. You're running a lot of basic lands. Consider Blood Moon and/or Magus of the Moon to punish more expensive decks.

  7. I think Cataclysm is probably better than Tragic Arrogance .

Right. That's all I got. Good luck!

squadcarxmar on Life is a Resource

1 week ago

No tutors? Depending on budgets/styles you can go with Diabolic Tutor , Diabolic Revelation , Demonic Tutor , Vampiric Tutor , Dark Petition , Increasing Ambition , Beseech the Queen and probably more. I use Revelation with two others and if I generate enough mana, I can Elixir of Immortality back my old tutors and use Revelation to search them back out along with the Elixir plus whatever else I want.

As for board wipes I'd recommend at least a Planar Cleansing or Hour of Revelation just to make sure you can wipe a board clean and nice. Also, Merciless Eviction is strong when someone starts making things indestructible or you need to remove a specific type of problem off the table.

Fun enchantments like Black Market can also fetch you quite a bit of mana.

Scarlet2009 on Riftfire

1 week ago

Skullblade248: i didnt miss anything. i never said tron was some aggro deck. you must have been confused by my "turn 3" statement. that was simply describing the earliest possible time that tron could play the Dark Petition . Stormfist Crusader is absolutely not modern playable, at all. how can you use "its a blocker" to defend it? 99.99% of creatures are blockers. you don't want to play cards that let your opponent gain advantage. thus, Stormfist Crusader is absolutely NOT "card advantage". the opponent gains just as many cards, therefore 0 card advantage. you're also flat wrong about Death's Shadow . that card was modern viable from the get-go. this deck just doesn't have as good of a late game as you think

Skullblade248 on Riftfire

1 week ago

You missed two important things Scarlet2009. Tron isn't some fast aggro deck. I would know, as I have tangled with it many times and won. Although you would probably call my tribal decks unfit for Modern or even Frontier (what they were designed for), I have beaten it. Generally, it requires an aggressive strategy. By going into Mono-Red, or even Rakdos, Wuzibo is opened up to cheap removal, and by going nearly creature-less, he could simply burn away most small creatures. He has a pretty good late game.

I'm not saying play Dark Petition on curve. No. You play it with spell mastery. Search for either Rift Bolt or Worldfire , depending on what you need. You get three black mana, which goes toward part of Worldfire's colorless cost. In one turn for 12 mana, you have the opponent screwed and with a near perfect way of assembling the combo.

Stormfist Crusader is card advantage and burn in one neat package. It's also a blocker. I wanted to suggest a way to draw into answers, tron, or the combo itself. It gives you an alternate way to kill the opponent. And by adding black, you can include hand attack for control such as Thoughtseize and Inquisition of Kozilek . And you say Stormfist Crusader isn't Modern viable? They said the same about Death's Shadow . Throne of Eldraine has been out for three days. THREE. DAYS. If I were you, I wouldn't put the card down yet.

I hope this explanation helps. It's one thing to make a toxic deck and another to call it bad, cute, or non-viable. I would know. That's all I was told when I started with my insane ambitions and look at me now. I can play decks made for other formats with Planeswalker decks inside and take first at FNM, an environment riddled with infinite combos, Tron, Infect, Affinity, Jund, and whatever the hell they call the deck with Wrenn and Six , As Foretold , and Progressive Stage IV Rhino Disease.

Sorry for rambling.

Scarlet2009 on Riftfire

1 week ago

Skullblade248: Dark Petition wouldn't help him here. producing multiple colored mana in a single turn is really hard for tron because its mainly a colorless deck. to play a Dark Petition turn 3, a player would need natural tron PLUS at least 2 Chromatic Star / Chromatic Sphere . Stormfist Crusader is not competitive in modern. it lets your opponent get just as much advantage as you.

SideBae on A Treasonous, Toxic Temptress Treasures Trinkets!

1 week ago
  1. I agree with the previous comment: Llanowar Elves , Elves of Deep Shadow , Deathrite Shaman , Elvish Mystic , Fyndhorn Elves , Birds of Paradise and Arbor Elf are all good enough to run. I suggest running at least four of them, if not more.

  2. Outside your enchantments, you seem rather light on card-draw. Including the Diabolic Intent from the Maybeboard would begin to solve this problem, as would running other tutors like Demonic Tutor , Diabolic Tutor , Dark Petition , etc. Other ways you can combat this are by running things like Night's Whisper , Sign in Blood and Sylvan Library . Thought that last one is expensive nowadays, you can combo it with Underrealm Lich and get three cards a turn (the replacement effect means you never actually 'draw' a card).

  3. Veil of Summer is an excellent second-order counter to include in a green deck.

  4. You may have luck with Pox / Smallpox killing your opponents' creatures. As far as I can tell, Smallpox is a lot better in that it doesn't decimate you the way Pox does (thus it's easier to build around), but Pox can be funny, too. Innocent Blood is similar.

  5. Nature's Claim is a very efficient piece of spot removal you may want to run in addition to your Krosan Grip .

  6. Depending on whether you want to be a dork (and how blue-heavy your meta is), consider Choke . Carpet of Flowers and Tsunami are similar.

  7. Windgrace's Judgment and Casualties of War are good multi-for-ones.

Good luck!

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Dark Petition occurrence in decks from the last year

Commander / EDH:

All decks: 0.04%

Black: 0.3%

Rakdos: 0.17%

UBR (Grixis): 0.66%