His ability specifically comes at being such a low cost creature and automatically happening every turn. This means that from about Turn 3 or 4 Night's Whisper will generally be more valuable than a Bob cast on the same turn. It's generally said in the EDH community that [[Phyrexian arena]] is usually worse than [[read the bones]] or [[sign in blood]], because it takes two turns to pay it off relatively and if it gets removed, you're in the hole. Davidalb. Dark Confidant however is just a strong card to win a game. Twin...Err Jeskai Ascendancy...Err...Jund, I came here to drink milk and cast Grapeshots, http://magic.wizards.com/en/articles/archive/lo/basics-card-advantage-2014-08-25. the logic (super streamlined) is that; the more cards you have gone through in your deck means you are that much ahead of your opponent in terms of card advantage. It also takes a whole extra turn to come down. The average CMC of the Jund deck on MTGGoldfish is around 1.2, so you'll take more damage on average than you would with [[sign in blood]], and if they bolt or push it before your turn rolls around you paid 2 mana for basically nothing. Here and further I’ll be talking about the cards revealed on resolution of Dark Confidant, meaning it is a card, not spell or permanent. That doesn't sound like much, but over the course of the game it's quite a lot. Why doesn't that argument apply to [[Dark confidant]]? Tireless Tracker - (G) (SF) (txt)[[cardname]] or [[cardname|SET]] to call. Jund, while Midrange, is also fast enough to end the game before Dark Confidant usually kills them. It's not the best of clocks, but it works. I really like Bob and I exclusvely play midrangey decks. Phyrexian arena - (G) (SF) (txt)read the bones - (G) (SF) (txt)sign in blood - (G) (SF) (txt)Dark confidant - (G) (SF) (txt)[[cardname]] or [[cardname|SET]] to call, Sign in Blood is a one-time effect, doesn't attack for two, and can't be cast with RB or GB, often times what Modern Jund has available on turn 2. That's just too crucial. The other part of why it's good is flexibility. Looks like you're using new Reddit on an old browser. With Dark Confidant, a player is drawing an extra card per turn. You don't need to do anything in order to Dark Confidant’s ability triggers. Doomsdayin' #4 Sep 18, 2014. In the end, Dark Confidant is an extremely powerful card with minimal draw-back so long as it is being played in the correct deck. It will either go 1-for-1 with your opponent's removal or draw you extra cards. That means devoting about 8 slots in a deck to make it work, whereas Dark Confidant can be thrown into any black deck and takes up only 4 slots. The card's flavor text alludes to Maher's epithet "the Great One". If you look at the average cmc (across lands and spells) of a deck with Dark Confidant it's usually around 1, so the card effectively reads, draw a card lose a life. It's an extremely powerful effect. Phyrexian Arena/Read the bones vs Bob loses because of the 1 turn difference. Tasigur, or dark confidant. It attacks, it costs 2, it spirals out of control if unchecked, while none of these effects is unique to confidant, that combination of factors is. Is it because Jund has a critical mass of creatures and they can't kill everything? Dark Confidant is really good in EDH. People might ask why Dark Confidant is played when things like [[Phyrexian Arena]] aren't. (): EDH U Azami, Locus of All Knowledge U B Marrow-Gnawer, Crime Lord of Combo B W B R Tariel, Hellraiser Stax W B R Annul is really good … [[Tireless Tracker]] has started to move on Bob's spot, but Bob is still king. He was more asking about comparing it the one-shot vs repeating effects. View User Profile View Posts Send Message ... Haha pair seer vs dark confidant, or grizzly bears vs tarmogoyf. Card advantage can often times win you a lot of games if the card advantage you are gaining gets you something that you wouldn't have otherwise had so fast. However, Phyrexian arena can't attack for 2 damage when your opponent doesn't have blockers. Junk does have a higher curve than Jund. Dark Confidant gives you cards- a very important resource- at the cost of life- one of the least important. The original submission of Maher involved poison counters. Dark Confidant allows you to get 2 cards instead of 1 each turn. Cards in hand are usually better than life on the pad, New comments cannot be posted and votes cannot be cast, More posts from the ModernMagic community. Davidalb. They do this using a plethora of discard spells and Liliana's. New comments cannot be posted and votes cannot be cast. Main » Articles » No Confidence in Dark Confidant. Dark Confidant can present a clock to your opponent as it hits for 2. Posted on May 9, 2018. If I cast [[Ravenous Chupacabra]], I can kill your strongest creature and get a 2/2 creature, which is a better deal than the similarly costed [[Impale]], which would only kill a creature. Your life is a resource (like mana or cards in your hand) and dark confidant trades life for card advantage. The longer I play Bob the more I believe it's so I can hear my opponent groan every time I turn a land. A few life points don't matter much when you're playing with cards that powerful. You keep throwing removal while clocking with Bob. No downside. I have had people tell me that Dark Confidant was unbeatable in the original Ravnica drafts, that it was unplayable, and everything in between. T1 IoK their removal then t2 Bob? Phyrexian Arena - (G) (MC) (MW) (CD)[[cardname]] or [[cardname|SET]] to call. To answer this question, we must remember the answer to another question. There are plenty of ways in Magic to get Card Advantage, but a lot of them involve paying mana, which is a limited resource each turn. Modern forum Posted on April 23, 2015, 1:43 p.m. by C h i e f B e l l. Modern has gone full circle and many Jund decks are surfacing that run Dark Confidant.. Join us discussing news, tournaments, gameplay, deckbuilding, strategy, lore, fan art, cosplay, and more.

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