Darkest Hour

Legality

Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Custom Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Seventh Edition (7ED) Rare
Urza's Saga (USG) Rare

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Darkest Hour

Enchantment

All creatures are black.

Darkest Hour Discussion

squadcarxmar on In My Imagined Oblivion (Teysa, Orzhov Scion)

6 days ago

Tree of Perdition and Transmutation won't work with how state based checks and the stack works. If the tree is dead you can't have it switch its toughness with a life total, similarly if it was moved to any other area of the game before the ability resolved. You can use things like Frogify if you cast it at instant speed, I think. I know an anthem effect to make it a 1/14 beforehand would be the best bet. Or something like Soul Separator should work.

The Wall of Shards + Tainted Remedy thing is definitely cute. I'll consider it but I can't see me justifying take anything out for those two cards. If I get an Exquisite Blood , I'll be putting it in my Vampire deck I'm building before this deck. I prefer to have solid things that can work without comboing off. The only really dead card in this deck is Darkest Hour and I mean dead as in, it doesn't do anything helpful outside of the combo.

Quicksilver on Princess Luna, Friend of the Moon

1 week ago

+1 for us bronies. There are dozens of us! Darkest Hour should be in your sideboard

squadcarxmar on

1 week ago

I don't know how much you want but I'm going to recommend some cards as a Teysa, Orzhov Scion fan.

Planar Cleansing or Hour of Revelation is great in EDH to start the board over all over again. Merciless Eviction is something you should definitely keep in the deck by the way.

Anointed Procession is really good for doubling up on token effects. Requiem Angel and Field of Souls can be really nice too. Army of the Damned can provide a lot of bodies to work with. I've won with Army of the Damned and Maw of the Obzedat before. Storm Herd is an absolute beast too.

Two artifacts that you should consider are Ashnod's Altar and Phyrexian Altar . These can let you go infinite if you also get a Darkest Hour or a Painter's Servant . I have a Darkest Hour in mine, can't justify the price of the Painter's Servant yet. Either way both of those Altars are great with or without going infinite.

Illusionist's Bracers are great on Teysa, Orzhov Scion and Maw of the Obzedat should you include one as well. Three tokens to exile two creatures? Yes, please. In theory, if you have a Maw with the Bracers out and you Storm Herd at 40 life, you can sacrifice 5 of them and have 35 11/11 flying pegasus. Great card, I think it's underrated.

Also consider getting gravepact and/or Dictate of Erebos and maybe a Martyr's Bond too. You may not exile creatures with Teysa when they're out because of the way the stack works and if you sacrifice three creatures they'll sacrifice theirs before Teysa can exile it, but it's extremely good to keep your creatures out and have everyone else open.

KidEnkidu on Teysa Queen of the Aristocrats

1 month ago

Seraph of the Scales would make for a very solid addition since the Afterlife mechanic gives you white/black tokens, goes great w/ your commander.

Also -- although this deck seems relatively budget -- if you've got the coin, Painter's Servant can serve as another copy of Darkest Hour for the combo.

multimedia on Teysa Queen of the Aristocrats

1 month ago

Hey, nice version of Teysa. I don't know if it's great or that competitive, but fine for casual.

Budget is obviously a concern therefore my card suggestions will be within the budget. With only two tutors (Intent, Diabolic) to get Darkest Hour and only two sources of repeatable draw (Mentor, Skullclamp) going to have a difficult time out valuing your opponents or even keeping up with them. My advice is expand on Skullclamp since it's your best source of card advantage with sac outlets and tokens. Include more ways to get Skullclamp and recur Skullclamp?

Repeatable draw to consider adding:

Other cards within the budget to consider adding:


Cards to consider cutting:

  • Forsaken Sanctuary
  • Orzhov Guildgate
  • Scoured Barrens
  • 2x Plains
  • Beckon Apparition
  • Intangible Virtue
  • Teysa, Envoy of Ghosts
  • Archetype of Finality
  • Drana's Emissary
  • Anointer Priest
  • Spark Harvest
  • Commander's Sphere

squadcarxmar on Teysa, Orzhov Scion: life and death

1 month ago

I'd trade out Exsanguinate and put in a Debt to the Deathless . I run it over Exsanguinate in my Teysa because I don't mainboard my Darkest Hour and it helps me close out games still. So even if your Darkest Hour is getting countered/exiled/whatever you can have an easier time winning with that. If you slap a Illusionist's Bracers on your Vizkopa Guildmage it makes this even more insane. And Bracers is also already good on Teysa trading 3 tokens for 2 creatures rather than 1. Say you spend 7 mana on Debt, 3 on Vizkopa with Bracers, with 3 opponents in the game. That's 3 on Debt for 6 life but you'll gain 18 then Vizkopa activates twice and they lose 36. That's 42 life loss to each opponent. It can also work well whenever you gain a lot of life in a turn like Soul Warden and a token dump.

I would run Carnival of Souls since you already have Soul Warden and Soul's Attendant and if both are out, it's free black mana whenever creatures hit.
I'd trade a boardwipe for Merciless Eviction because it can handle indestructible and hexproof creatures with exile. The only downside is worrying about a counterspell. Also, maybe Storm Herd in place of Increasing Devotion ? I don't know how fast the decks you play against are but if you mana ramp enough Storm Herd usually has more value. Also consider Black Market for mana ramp in a Teysa deck.

I know I'm suggesting a lot but wanted you to consider some of your options, I know some of my suggestions don't really have something directly to take out with them. This deck seems very good and competitive I'd say.

DrukenReaps on Don't Default on your Payments to Orzhova.

1 month ago

Painter's Servant is slightly more effective than Darkest Hour with this commander and is legal in commander again. I'd play both of them.

Yesterday on Do players control the static ...

3 months ago

This came up a in another question a while ago but sort of petered out.

If I control a Chains of Mephistopheles , do I control the replacement effect that would cause an opponent to discard a card?

So, if an opponent controls a Nephalia Academy and would draw a card, they must first discard and then draw to the Chains, but are they given the opportunity to put that card on top of their library first?

Similarly, though I can't think of an instance where it'd be relevant right now, do I control the static ability of a Darkest Hour that I control?

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