Darkness

Darkness

Instant

Prevent all combat damage that would be dealt this turn.

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Legality

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

Darkness occurrence in decks from the last year

Latest Decks as Commander

Darkness Discussion

zAzen7977 on TINYBONES: TINY PUNISHER (Mono-Black Stax)

3 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 TINYBONES: TINY PUNISHER (Mono-Black Stax)

3 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

Oloro_Magic on [Primer] - Ad Nauseam Combo [[Procellam Legit]]

3 months ago

Flooremoji:

In practice there is no real difference between Ethereal Haze, Holy Day, and Darkness. Technically speaking Ethereal Haze does a little more in it's ability to turn off proactive activations of abilities some creatures have, i.e. Walking Ballista and others, but this isn't really something that ever comes up.

As for the mana argument, on average you are more likely to have access to white mana earlier and quicker (most players have the one Swamp be a second Plains to better illustrate this) but even then the difference isn't that profound and really my decision has come down to art in this case, I was more inclined to Ethereal Haze right now as I have played the others.

I will say though that sometimes having it be a white card is advantageous. Just by virtue of Ad Nauseam costing means that our combo is more intensive in that respect. Perhaps there could be a scenario where we have to fog and win that turn (I can't brainstorm what that would look like, perhaps our opponent is gaining a lot of life and we have no Thassa's Oracle left in the deck, ergo, we have to win with Lightning Storm in response to them gaining the life; more likely perhaps our opponent has Heliod, Sun-Crowned + Walking Ballista or Vizier of Remedies + Murderous Redcap + sac outlet about to be online, in this case we would have to win that turn in response anyway but Ethereal Haze shuts off some trickery I suppose), in this very specific circumstance we would want the fog that doesn't use the more intensive color necessary for our combo. Again though this is a wild hypothetical and very unlikely, really this is a matter of mana and art.

Vale,

Oloro

Flooremoji on [Primer] - Ad Nauseam Combo [[Procellam Legit]]

3 months ago

Any differance (in practice) between preventing combat damage and preventing damage from creatures or is Ethereal Haze just easier on the mana than Darkness?

Balaam__ on Formless Demons

4 months ago

This looks really good overall.

Valengeta on A Little Off The Top

5 months ago

sorry, forgot about Darkness and Crypt Incursion. These will help you a lot against Aggro

jacobpmesser on Mill Competitive Modern Dimir

10 months ago

I took out the 4 Darkness for 3 Drown in the Loch +1 Surgical Extraction and replaced Mind Funeral for 3 Fatal Push +1 extraction.

-1 Breaking though I love the card and -1 land for 2 Opt.

Lost to a janky mill deck. Beat amulet titan twice (surgical!) Rw land destroy, zombies, merfolk, white life, haakon,storm.

I want to play burn. I put 3 Extirpate in the side for vs burn matchup but want something better.

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