Whenever a creature you control dies, you draw a card and lose 1 life.
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|Magic 2014 (M14)||Rare|
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|Commander / EDH||Legal|
Dark Prophecy occurrence in decks from the last year
Commander / EDH:
All decks: 0.02%
WB (Orzhov): 0.53%
Dark Prophecy Discussion
2 weeks ago
I have to test Underworld Breach more. After a boardwipe it could server better than Oversold Cemetery. Often the Cemetery dont do anything with that much graveyard hate people bring these days... getting them all back in one turn sounds better. Dark Prophecy is nice when clamp is out, otherwise its unreliable.
i put New Blood back in just for the flavor and fun. Its not the best card but its extremely unique and can only be played in a Vamp tribal. So why not.
3 weeks ago
Personally I think the logistics of the deck should always come down to playtesting and the local meta. That being said, here's what I'd change out from a glance. Also I avoided most of the discard to make room for card draw.
Remove - 15
- 4 Drainpipe Vermin - No evasion
- 2 Nezumi Bone-Reader - Resource intensive
- 1 Pack Rat - Even more resource intensive
- 1 ravenous rat - Terrible late game
- 4 Despise - To make room for card draw
- 1 Duress - Keep 3 to check for counters or board wipe before committing a lot of creatures to the board.
- 2 Barren Moor - Really bad in opening hand.
Add - 15
- 4 Swamp - Bringing the land count to 22 because a lot of cards in your deck still require mana for abilites. (Pack Rat, Bone-reader, Piper, Ink-Eyes)
- 3 Ayara, First of Locthwain - Not 4 to avoid dead draws because it is legendary.
- 4 Piper of the Swarm - Not legendary, earliest token generator, and works with pretty much everything in the deck/fuels Ayara and Marrow-Gnawler.
- 2 Morbid Curiosity - To fill up your hand mid to late game.
- 2 Read the Bones - More card draw
- Dark Prophecy - Extra value from sac engines here. Ayara should offset the life payment.
- Skirsdag High Priest - Rats heralding Demons!
You'll still have 20 rats in the deck, which should keep Marrow-Gnawler happy. Read the Bones and Morbid Curiosity are probably the easiest thing to change here for sideboard. I'd probably replace it with Throat Slitter and/or Okiba-Gang Shinobi (or two of the bonus cards) depending on the meta. Hope this helps and I wish you luck with you FNM =).
1 month ago
I love the theme!
Razaketh, the Foulblooded probably has too high a converted mana cost (CMC) for modern, if you want to keep it, i would make it a 1of.
You will also need a way to draw cards, looks like you will run out of steam. Because you have high CMC Dark Confidant i think maybe too painful to you and Phyrexian Arena does not really fit the theme, so perhaps Dark Prophecy is more on theme. alternately try Sign in Blood, Night's Whisper and Read the Bones.
Your sideboard should be how to deal with other decks, for example graveyard decks, storm decks, combo decks etc. Where do you plan to play this deck and what do people normally play? The answers to those questions will tell you what cards should be in your sideboard.
This is all I can think of at the moment, great theme idea!
1 month ago
seshiro_of_the_orochi: I do remember your comments from a year or so ago. I've been considering Krav, the Unredeemed for a while now, and you make a good point. If I can find one in paper I'll test it out. I'm glad you like the deck!
king-saproling: Oooooooh I hadn't thought about some of those. Aetherworks Marvel seems like a hilarious add, and again, if I can find one in paper I'll definitely try it out. Vindictive Vampire is also definitely a consideration. Dark Prophecy does seem good, but I usually like more control over my life total, so I think I'll pass on that. And what's the Ancestral Statue in there for? Endrek only counts black creatures for the cast ability. Thanks for the suggestions and I'm glad you like the deck!
1 month ago
1 month ago
How good is Return to the Ranks here? It doesn't look like you have a sufficient mass of 2-drops, but I could be wrong. Dark Prophecy is really good in Teysa, in my experience, so I'd want to replace Return to the Ranks with it. Your thoughts?
2 months ago
Us_marine91 - that is tough since the Shadowborn Apostles alone will cost you around $100 for 30 of them. That being said, I would suggest looking for cards with similar effects to the non-budget options in JLK's deck. For example, Vindictive Vampire and Cruel Celebrant are budget alternatives to Blood Artist, or Butcher of Malakir is a budget version of Dictate of Erebos and Grave Pact. Then I would look for cards that have effects which are "close enough" to some of the more expensive options. For example, Command the Dreadhorde, Bolas's Citadel, Pitiless Plunderer, and Dark Prophecy can all act as passable stand-ins for Remembrance (I can't believe that card has somehow crept up to $5!), Thrumming Stone, Black Market, and Phyrexian Arena respectively.
I'd also recommend checking out EDHrec's Shadowborn Apostle page. There you can see which commander's are used for that particular strategy. They also have a budget filter which may help you find some replacement cards.