Target player puts X 2/2 black Zombie creature tokens onto the battlefield, then up to one target creature gets -1/-1 until end of turn for each Zombie that player controls.
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|Eldritch Moon (EMN)||Rare|
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|Commander / EDH||Legal|
Dark Salvation occurrence in decks from the last year
Commander / EDH:
All decks: 0.01%
Dark Salvation Discussion
3 weeks ago
I like the idea of having the plan B of milling your opponents. This way your commander has more targets and Rise of the Dark Realms becomes so much spicier.
For this I’d suggest running cards that fill your opponent’s hands and graves using cards like Font of Mythos/Howling Mine, Fascination, and Anvil of Bogardan. This sets up explosive combos with cards like: Psychic Corrosion, Dreamborn Muse, and Windfall/Jace's Archivist.
Another suggestion I have is to run Phyrexian Altar. It’s 1. a sac outlet 2. Ramp 3. a whole lot of fun with Gravecrawler. He combos with the altar giving you infinite 2/2s with Diregraf Colossus and infinite Altar of the Brood triggers.
Things I’d cut for the 9 cards I mentioned would be: Kalitas, Traitor of Ghet (see above), Liliana's Mastery (too much for too little)), Dark Salvation (same reason), Sinister Sabotage (same reason), Expropriate (cut for something that synergies with your general. Take a cooler Rise over some stolen permanents), Ancient Excavation (Dreamborn Muse tho), Liliana, Untouched By Death (the best part about her Gisa and Geralf do already), Entomb (not sure about this one actually), and a land.
Thank you for coming to my ted talk.
1 month ago
magwaaf, I could possibly cut the 2x Liliana's Mastery for more Fatal Push, but I haven't yet found the need. Dark Salvation works significantly better in most cases. On that note, Dark Salvation is superior to Fatal Push in a deck like this. There are exceptions, but few of them. Dark Salvation doesn't have the CMC limitations of Fatal Push and it can hit indestructible creatures-- and it can often be cast for a single mana. It's just better in a zombie deck.
Cutting Cryptbreaker would not be a good move! That's the card draw engine that makes this deck work! Were it not for Cryptbreaker, this deck wouldn't be any good, to be honest. It needs that card draw engine to keep looking for cards, and it greatly benefits from the ability to generate zombies if we're flooding out with lands. When we can be aggressive we're usually winning anyway and we don't use Cryptbreaker's abilities. When there's board stall or it is unwise to attack, Cryptbreaker is the card that generates advantage.
Dark Salvation vs Grasp of Darkness-- you do realize that Dark Salvation may be cast for only a single if I have zombies on board, right? Grasp of Darkness is a great card, but it is generally inferior (in this zombie tribal deck) to Dark Salvation.
Mutavault would be nice, but I don't own any of those. Westvale Abbey Flip is great when it works, and only mediocre otherwise. You are correct that Mutavault would be better, but, alas, I don't own any and I'm too cheap to buy them.
Thank you for the suggestions!
2 months ago
Cemetery Recruitment can help you recover something you wanted and got killed.
Dark Salvation Can help you destroy indestructable creatures and flood the board later on. If you choose to run this, I wouldn't put more than 2 copies in your deck.
Together with it, Empty the Pits would appreciate the help from all those creatures you summoned.
Endless Ranks of the Dead is on the same page as them.
Zombie Apocalypse protects you from board wipe.
If your opponents play with the graveyard, Vile Rebirth could help you.
Call to the Grave would work well with the theme and force your enemies to kill their own creatures.
Graf Harvest could help you get some damage through.
There are some more that fit the theme, but that's all I have for now haha
3 months ago
3 months ago
I would suggest dropping 2 Diregraf Ghoul (Leaving you still with 10 1 drops) and adding 2 more Thoughtseize . Depending on your meta, I would also suggest Fatal Push over Spark Harvest . Also adding 1 or 2 Castle Locthwain over swamps costs nothing and may win you a game or 2. 2-4 Liliana, Untouched By Death would help with your late game. You may be able to cut Dark Salvation for it.
I like the deck! The Zombie tribe is one of my favorites.
5 months ago
@Dreamweav3r, though I do agree with the notion this deck should play more 2-drops, I'm not really fond of Graveyard Marshal since I don't see myself activating him so much and while a 3/2 for 2 is pretty nice, I believe there are better options. I've opted to put in Lazotep Reaver since that card will provide 2 zombies most of the time which is nice for Cryptbreaker and our Zombie lords. Also I believe that Dark Salvation is a pretty strong card since you can also play it with X=0 to kill a creature for 1 mana, but I noticed that Murderous Rider was a bit slow, so I decided to cut him from the mainboard and replace The Elderspell in the sideboard for it. Finally I tried 22 lands, but I noticed a lot more mana struggles and I rather be safe than sorry (although 22 might still be the correct choice).