Darkness

Darkness

Instant

Prevent all combat damage that would be dealt this turn.

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Darkness Discussion

Calsio on Swamp Ramp... This is probably utter crap...

2 months ago

You could use Defile as an alternate to Go for the Throat /Doomblade. Mire's Toll would be better than Thoughtseize in mid/late game. Torment of Hailfire is a great mana sink wincon that is still useable in the mid game in a pinch. With the big gap in mana cost between your instants/sorceries and your creatures the biggest threat to you is getting chipped down before you can swing. Darkness can help address that, or you can pick your favorite zombie swarm strat to keep blockers on field while you're building up.

legendofa on Seasons' Approach: How the seasons go by...

5 months ago

You caught me at a good time.

Rereading my suggestions, some of them are a little higher budget than I remember, so skip over those. Also, I glossed over Thwart the Enemy preventing noncombat damage, but I still suggest taking it out. I'm changing my recommendation there to Riot Control .

The biggest advantage of Leyline of Sanctity is its turn zero play. If you just want 1-2, or plan on pulling it mostly with Mastermind's Acquisition from the sideboard, Witchbane Orb is a pretty safe replacement, especially in three colors with a good chunk of basics.

Batwing Brume can either give you all the time you need to win, or you just spent for a Darkness plus gain 2 life. I'd sideboard it.

How did Rampant Growth end up so expensive? It's had a million prints, it's a Core Set common, and it's been in a ton of Commander sets. Anyway, maybe a couple of those to help you get up to the critical 5-7 mana.

How much difference does the split between Final Parting , Mastermind's Acquisition , and Dark Petition make? Does one get used more than another?

IKILLEVERYONE on Are there any old cards …

6 months ago

Some old cards i use Silence and Darkness . I found Overeager Apprentice works great with Valki, God of Lies  Flip. Just for starters.

ClockworkSwordfish on Dauthi Dankness

7 months ago

I love me some Dauthi, but it seems a little limited running nothing but creatures and lands. The Dauthi Trapper + Dauthi Cutthroat combo is solid once it gets going, but you might appreciate having more on-demand ways to deal with your opponent's cards.

Since chances are your opponent will never be able to block any of your creatures, you could take advantage of that fact with equipment like Mask of Memory , Dowsing Dagger  Flip, Specter's Shroud , Bloodforged Battle-Axe or Whispersteel Dagger . Something like Nightmare Lash will also help ensure your creatures can deal that 20 crucial damage in a hurry.

That said, chances are you'll never be able to block, either, so a card like Darkness can tip the balance by preventing your opponent from counterattacking every time. Revenge of Ravens can also serve as a disincentive, helping ensure your opponent runs out of life before you do.

zAzen7977 on TINY PUNISHER - Discard/Stax [cEDH Primer MH2]

11 months ago

Hey LordKunai, thank you! I am happy to offer my opinion.

  1. Dismember is an excellent card in general, but I think I’m running enough removal for now.

  2. Darkness was in an earlier version of this build, but I found that I would rather have a discard spell then a stall spell that only lasts 1 turn. Plus I prefer using enchantments to lockdown creatures, or board wipes to remove multiple creatures at once.

  3. Liliana's Caress and Megrim are good options, but I chose to exclude them because I would rather run discard spells to reduce the opponent to 0 cards in hand. This seems counter-intuitive at first, but the goal of this build is to take advantage of Tinybones’ abilities, and Caress/Megrim do not promote that objective.

  4. Sudden Spoiling is interesting, I am not familiar with this card. However I would rather run Dismember or Bontu's Last Reckoning instead. I’d rather remove creatures than neutralize them.

  5. Torment of Hailfire is great when you have enough mana to win in a single turn. In other situations it ends up being a dead card. It was in an earlier version of this build that also ran Crypt Ghast and had a focus on ramping.

  6. In this latest version I avoid creatures (other than Dark Confidant ) to focus on my primary objectives. Plus I’m running lots of board wipes and cards like Noetic Scales , and I don’t think the Ghast is cost effective if I play it for 4 mana, then only get a few turns of use out of it before it dies.

LordKunai on TINY PUNISHER - Discard/Stax [cEDH Primer MH2]

11 months ago

hey zAzen7977,

Love the deck. just wanted to ask your opinion on a few cards. I read through the archive to try to make sure these cards hadn't been discussed yet, HOPEFULLY i didn't miss them. :)

  1. Dismember
  2. Darkness
  3. Liliana's Caress / Megrim
  4. Sudden Spoiling
  5. Torment of Hailfire
  6. Crypt Ghast
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