Plunge into Darkness

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Format Legality
1v1 Commander Legal
Archenemy Legal
Block Constructed Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Commander: Rule 0 Legal
Custom Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Highlander Legal
Legacy Legal
Leviathan Legal
Limited Legal
Modern Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Planechase Legal
Quest Magic Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Vanguard Legal
Vintage Legal

Plunge into Darkness

Instant

Choose one - Sacrifice any number of creatures, then you gain 3 life for each sacrificed creature; or pay X life, then look at the top X cards of your library, put one of those cards into your hand, and remove the rest from the game.

Entwine (Black) (Choose both if you pay the entwine cost.)

Azoth2099 on [KFC] Kaalia Friended Chickens

4 months ago

jameswarlord

Hey dude, Happy New Year! Hope you're 2024 started in a great way.

I'm stoked that you found a more personalized build that you really love, man! Let's talk about it.

If you're big on Bolas's Citadel, pairing it with Sensei's Divining Top & Aetherflux Reservoir seems natural to me but if you don't want to run combos I understand lol. The Reservoir is also just an awesome value piece here, though. I was really surprised to not see Angel of Destiny in the list, though! More ways to use your life as a resource like Ad Nauseam or Defiler of Faith might be worth considering here too. You're gaining so much life here, I might even consider crazy stuff like Plunge into Darkness, Peer into the Abyss & Spoils of the Vault if you're feeling froggy like that.

I can't remember if I saw Boon Reflection & Rhox Faithmender in the list, but...they exist too lol.

Good hearing from you!

abby315 on Apple Accessories, Now with Malware

7 months ago

TIL that WotC didn't make any BW cards that make Cursed Roles for opponent's creatures, even though that's clearly the flavor of this commander. That's so weird! Anyway, love the deck idea. Agadeem's Awakening  Flip is probably a good utility land. Final Payment and Rite of Oblivion could replace some of your 3CMC removal spells to bring the CMC down, since you will have a lot of nonland permanents to move around. Plunge into Darkness could be a decent "tutor" with so much lifegain.

CinnaBunMon on Wacky Waving Infallible Life Flailing Masochists

7 months ago

@legendofa

Near-Death Experience is definitely something I'd like to add in. Probably more of a side-board for me though, just not a big fan of "You win the game" cards.

I do like Blood Celebrant, only problem is most of the "pay x life" effects in this deck give you something back for that X. It is darn good for mana fixing though.

I think I will squeeze Plunge into Darkness and Vito, Thorn of the Dusk Rose in there (I do like that Vito is just Sanguine Bond on a stick). The others are bit out of my typical price range.

I'll definitely give your deck a look over and see if anything pops out to me.

legendofa on Wacky Waving Infallible Life Flailing Masochists

7 months ago

Any thoughts on Near-Death Experience as an instant win button?

Blood Celebrant is a MV 1 option for freely paying life. Just keep paying 1 life to convert your black mana into, um, black mana.

At a little higher budget, Plunge into Darkness is another instant-speed life manipulator, and Vito, Thorn of the Dusk Rose has a target life gain-drain ability. Going higher into budget (not sure what your desired range for this deck is), there's the classics Exquisite Blood, Necropotence, and Sanguine Bond.

(I'm pulling combos from my deck that has a similar theme. Chiaroscuro and Liminal Space, if you want to check it out.)

This looks like a fun deck! Lots of good synergy.

Azoth2099 on The Price of Power | Rowan EDH

8 months ago

SithDragon33

Hey man, just a heads up - Bond of Agony doesn't quite work here. For example let's say you pay 20 life with Blood Celebrant, activate Rowan, Scion of War's ability and cast Bond of Agony where X = 20. You'll still have to pay another 20 life as an additional cost. Not very good at all.

Also, have you considered Plunge into Darkness or Spoils of the Vault here? With cards like Torment of Hailfire & Crackle with Power in the mix, they're 1-card wincons here. Vampiric Tutor, Grim Tutor & Cruel Tutor also have some serious added benefit with this one.

legendofa on Cube idea, good or bad? …

1 year ago

I've had this thought for a while now, and I haven't done anything with it, so now I'm making it everyone else's thought.

Ante cards like Darkpact are banned in every sanctioned format, because they come dangerously close to breaking gambling advertising laws, and have a high risk of feel-bad moments in general. In a cube, though, all the cards go back to the same box at the end, and "ownership" only lasts as long as game night, so there's no stakes or permanent loss of cards.

To add to the ante antics, and use more cards that can't reasonably be used anywhere else, the Conspiracy cards and Draft matters cards like Backup Plan, Smuggler Captain, and Cogwork Spy could fit well into a cube, since the whole purpose of a cube is to be drafted.

The final element of this cube idea is to sprinkle in some two-card "you win" combos, like Sunbird's Invocation + Approach of the Second Sun, Plunge into Darkness + Near-Death Experience, Biovisionary + Rite of Replication, or Chance Encounter + Frenetic Efreet. These should provide a little treasure hunt for the draft. I would like to keep these all 2+ colors and 6+ total mana value, to avoid making them too easy to reach (numbers are arbitrary and open to consideration).

Would this be an interesting cube to draft, or would it just be too complicated? My goal is to get some mind games going for those who want them, while still allowing for a more straightforward draft. My concern is that using too many of these gimmicks will end up in decks that are flashy, but lack fundamentals.

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