Dark Ritual

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Format Legality
Block Constructed Legal
Pauper EDH Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Highlander Legal
Oldschool 93/94 Legal
Legacy Legal
2019-10-04 Legal
Casual Legal
Limited Legal
Leviathan Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Custom Legal
Pauper Legal
Unformat Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Vintage Legal

Dark Ritual occurrence in decks from the last year

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Dark Ritual Discussion

Azeworai on The Afterlife

1 day ago

Ah, discard. A field I know well.

I come bearing suggestions.

There are many fantastic discard engines that many do not know exist. Anvil of Bogardan is a favourite of mi... Wait, you have that one.

Well, Delirium Skeins is... Darn that Maybeboard.

I see you to be one of those players who digs deep, which is lovely. From the most vast of options broods the most fruitful of strategies. I do have my own discard list, built under Chainer, Dementia Master, which was my very first deck.

Unfortunately, you have all of my discard recommendations accommodated somewhere in this list, thus I must proffer my mono-Black choices. These are a little expensive, but they are what I have to offer.

Given the fact that you are both stealing permanents and forcing discard, I believe this to mean that you do not mind rude cards. Hence, Contamination. You have probably heard of this, but here it is again.

Hellfire is one of my favourite cards of all time, acting as a Cyclonic Rift that hurts your both life total and your wallet. I have died multiple times whilst casting this spell, but the artwork is great.

I feel as if a Dark Ritual to power out Tergrid  Flip would be quite detrimental to your opponents. It enacts your engine early whilst being quite the powerful spell by itself.

Snuff Out surprises a fair number of people, for being without mana typically entails being without interaction.

A Lake of the Dead is one of the very best cards in my Chainer list, as it brings a metric ton of mana to the table. It may cost a swamp each activation, but it is well worth the toll.

The most obscure card I run in my discard deck is Cao Cao, Lord of Wei. He is terrible, slow, and certainly exists.

Care to double the price of your deck? Well, Chains of Mephistopholes has you covered. It denies card draw like a Hullbreacher and offers fuel for the commander  Flip. People do not typically mind proxies, if you would dare venture that route.

TLDR: I commend you for your card-digging adventures, for it takes patience to read all of the possible options for a commander deck, and I did my best in terms of suggestions.

Best of luck, and farewell.

Here is my own list, if you care: Let the Nightmare Go On..

kpres on Card creation challenge

1 week ago

Not your Buddy Ashiok

Legendary Planeswalker - Ashiok

0: Exile your library, and then put your hand on top of your library. Put a loyalty counter on Ashiok for each land card exiled this way.

-3: Exile target non-creature, non-land permanent.

-12: Exile Ashiok. Until end of turn, you may cast any other cards exiled with Ashiok. (Ashiok can't be cast)

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The big downside is that you have to exile your library and practically discard your hand. If you and Ashiok survive until next turn, which you might if you have played an extra turn spell or used Time Sieve, then you get to cast anything you want from your deck. Obviously you'd be going for some janky combo. Dark Rituals and Sol Rings for the mana. It's totally doable.

So, this card is probably totally busted... but if you get stopped, you're screwed.

Create a beggar.

Stalkton on All Fun, No Thumbs

2 weeks ago

Yo! I’m working on the same partners! Very cool list here. Couple ideas you might have already thought of... Bosium Strip can do some weird things like infinite mana with Dark Ritual, or returning spells from GY. Force a fizzle on a copied spell and see what you can do... Also I’m really liking cascade, retrace, and escape for similar reasons.

PyroSwardsman on Yuriko Test

2 weeks ago

The deck is looking pretty good. I like the creature base you have chosen, there are a couple questionable creatures though. Cloudreader Sphinx seems kind of bad in this deck. If you just want a flying scryer, perhaps Sphinx of Foresight, Prognostic Sphinx, Stormwing Entity, or Siani, Eye of the Storm.

Passwall Adept is just not good enough. its too much of a resource drain. Opt is not helpful in this deck since you immediately draw the card after scrying. Cunning Evasion wont do much good I am thinking since most of your creatures wont be blocked anyway.

In my opinion, you need a few less low CMC cards and a few more high CMC that you can use to get Yuriko damage in. For cuts, I would start by looking at any creatures that cost CMC 2/3 that dont provide value other than being unblockable (Invisible Stalker, Vault Skirge (love that card btw). I would then look at replacing sorceries with instants where possible. Darksteel Pendant and Crystal Ball are not good enough in my opinion and are too much of a resource investment unless there is some sort of artifact strategy I am missing. Dimir Keyrune provides interesting utility but is inefficient. Consider Arcane Signet instead or perhaps even Dark Ritual. Thran Dynamo is fairly efficient for cost to mana provided but it seems most of your mana needs are for color. Key to the City is for yuriko after she is out I assume.. I would probably run Aqueous Form instead because it has a scry effect on attack which is pretty desirable.

Here are some cards to consider in not much particular order:

Zhalfirin Void

Moonring Island

Chromatic Orrery (high cmc and provides a lot of mana)

Mission Briefing (can add card to graveyard for delve and recast Brainstorm which is arguably one of the best cards in the deck)

Condescend

Chain of Vapor (way to return a card to hand as well as an opponents card or cards)

Archaeomancer (can get brainstorm back and can be returned to hand with ninjitsu potentially)

Harsh Scrutiny

Shrieking Drake

Archetype of Imagination

Flood of Tears (this is a pet card of mine. You can return a bunch of cheap creatures and then put out something big like a Chromatic Orrery)

Lim-Dul's Vault

Scroll Rack (spendy but so good)

Soothsaying

Spire Owl

Diabolic Vision

Index

Spy Network

Trickery Charm (does multiple things you want)

Beseech the Queen

The Magic Mirror

The Cauldron of Eternity

Deep-Sea Kraken

Avatar of Woe

Void Beckoner

Dead Drop

Tombstalker

Curse of the Cabal

Connive / Concoct

Grozoth (requires you to build around it to be worthwhile but can be good)

Scion of Darkness

Treasure Cruise

Baral's Expertise

Balaam__ on Necro shadow

3 weeks ago

What are your parameters for making the deck better? For instance, taking out a Dark Ritual for Black Lotus would facilitate smoother more consistent games, but the price is ridiculous and unfeasible for 99% of players. But then I see Chains of Mephistopheles and Mox Jet, so I don’t know what to think. In any case this looks like a great deck and super fun to play. +1

DemMeowsephs on Tormod Desecrating

3 weeks ago

I think Dark Ritual, Mind Stone, and Commander's Sphere could work well.

kurban1213 on

1 month ago

OK here are some cards to look at based on what you like:

Quag Vampires, Vampire of the Dire Moon, Kalastria Highborn, Yahenni, Undying Partisan, Bloodthirsty Aerialist

Not sure what your budget is, but Yawgmoth, Thran Physician always goes well in vampire decks since +1/+1 counters are always a thing. You can pair that with Spread the Sickness or Grim Affliction.

Additionally, Sanguine Bond and Exquisite Blood form a pretty nice combo in lifelink decks.

Also, Sol Ring is not legal in anything but commander. Dark Ritual is only legal in vintage, legacy, commander (not modern or standard). If this is just to play casually, that won't matter. I just tend to build format legal decks just incase lol.

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