Prevent all combat damage that would be dealt this turn.

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Time Spiral "Timeshifted" (TSB) Rare
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Format Legality
Block Constructed Legal
Highlander Legal
Leviathan Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Legacy Legal
Pauper Legal
Modern Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Unformat Legal
Noble Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Pauper EDH Legal
Oldschool 93/94 Legal
Vintage Legal
Casual Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
2019-10-04 Legal

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Darkness Discussion

Valengeta on A Little Off The Top

4 days ago

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

jacobpmesser on Mill Competitive Modern Dimir

5 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.

nascentbodhi on Yuriko... because who needs friends anyway?

5 months ago

It seems like many Yuriko lists have moved to labfish combos, which I'm not a big fan of. For this build my goal is to continue using more of a burn strategy with a subtheme of turns. That being said, it could easily be updated to support the newer combo based wincons.

Removed: Countersquall, Curfew, Dark Ritual, Darkness, Far / Away, Memory Lapse, Mission Briefing, Treasure Cruise, Fallen Shinobi, Mist-Syndicate Naga, Sakashima the Impostor, Spectral Sailor, Tetsuko Umezawa, Fugitive, Bitterblossom, Smoke Shroud, Bojuka Bog, Castle Vantress, Mystic Sanctuary, Grafdigger's Cage

Added: Arcane Signet, Bloodstained Mire, Chrome Mox, Damping Sphere, Exotic Orchard, Force of Despair, Frantic Search, Gitaxian Probe, Mausoleum Wanderer, Plaguecrafter, Snap, Spell Snare, Temporal Mastery, Universal Automaton

Gilbobaggins on 52 mill pickup

6 months ago

I might put 1x Traumatize in and maybe Jace, Wielder of Mysteries in the sideboard. I'm not a fan of creatures. And I have enough with Darkness, and Ensnaring Bridge, Crypt Incursion which I added recently added I just need to update my deck to combat aggro. Ashiok, Dream Render, and Bojuka Bog is for my graveyard hate I play Bojuka Bog as a free exile graveyard spell rather than a land.

I agree putting Tome Scour in place of Mind Sculpt I've contemplated that several times already just hadn't pulled the trigger on it.

Gilbobaggins on Modern UB Mill

6 months ago

To use Hedron Crab to it's full potential you should use fetch lands.

Graveyard size creatures can be stopped easily with exiling a graveyard/library replenish. I mainly play against decks that love to replenish their library so I have to be ready to exile the graveyard.

With mill you want to mill as fast as possible. That's why we use cards like Darkness , Bontu's Last Reckoning , and Ensnaring Bridge

If you mill one of your creatures early game via Mesmeric Orb you are setup for them to be Surgical Extraction or Extirpate . If that happens you wont have enough time to mill them.

alechodgin23 on Circu EDH

7 months ago

Cool deck. Definitely a +1 from me.

I think a big weakness to these types of decks is dying to combat damage as you've already acknowledged in the description. I'd recommend more general control. What I mean by that is more board wipes and rift type effects like Damnation , Evacuation , Darkness , Flood of Tears , Engulf the Shore , Whelming Wave , etc.

Epetecan on Dimir Modern Mill Combo Deck

7 months ago

Ty for the insight, but both Profane Memento and Shamble Back are there to increase survivability against aggro decks. Darkness is nice and I maybe change it for Sphinx's Tutelage .

Another idea: if add another Archive Trap one maybe able to mill 52 cards in the first turn if the stars align.

Gilbobaggins on Dimir Modern Mill Combo Deck

7 months ago

I played with a similar mill deck and found out winnie aggro and control destroyed the deck. If you are dead set on the mill combo I would drop Profane Memento or sphinx tutelage for Darkness and Shamble Back for Set Adrift

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