This entry is part 9 of 9 in the series The Power of the Dark Side

By Phil, AKA BeltFedWeapon

Part IX: Deck Hate

What’s that you say?  You are unfamiliar with this concept?  Well, for but a sliver of your soul, I will share the eldritch corners of my favorite color with you.  This is not the first time I have said this, but for the right cost, Black can do just about anything in Magic – to include this one thing that no other color really does.  (Well, Blue has one really good card in Supreme Inquisitor, but I digress.)

 

Deck hate cards are just that: they hate on the cards in your opponents’ decks and remove them preemptively from the game before they even have a chance to draw/tutor for them.  It’s a prophylactic approach that’s not as popular as it should be since such spells don’t have an immediate effect on the board.

 

As such, the effect is hard to quantify because the stock and trade of these types of cards are plays that are NOT made by your opponents because you exiled that card before they got to them.  Just because they are hard to analyze though does not mean you should eschew them. They’re great in certain configurations depending upon how you play Black. Further, all of the below cards are affordable, with Bitter Ordeal being the most expensive at about $8 as of this writing.

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This entry is part 374 of 380 in the series CommanderCast

Hello everyone and welcome to CommanderCast Episode 350! On this  week’s episode Mark and Adam are being… charming individuals as they go over Magic’s modal spells. Not really much to say but Mark does learn about a new upcoming set. The guys also go over a few cards that don’t make the cut when it comes to charms and why.

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This entry is part 373 of 380 in the series CommanderCast

Hello everyone and welcome to CommanderCast Episode 349! On this  week’s episode Mark and Adam back to talk about something that might be kinda of unpopular but Mark had to get off his chest. This week Mark jumps up on the soapbox to tell the world how he feels about the Alara block. After that note of crazy talk, the guys talk about being a peeper… in the show me yours and I might show you mines kind of play. Finally to wrap things up, they give you a few Ultimatums you can’t refuse.

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This entry is part 372 of 380 in the series CommanderCast

Hello everyone and welcome to CommanderCast Episode 348! This week Mark and Adam have a little bit of a mixed bag for you. Let’s start off with a quick discussion on some Banned cards and where the guys feel some of them sit. Should they be playable or do they earn the spot they have? After that, the guys go over a few of the cards that break the singleton part of our format by having a little bit of extra text on them that allows them to have no limits and a few deck that might help take advantage of that. Then we wrap things up with a few cards you might want to pick up soon because the prices for them are kinda low.

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This entry is part 371 of 380 in the series CommanderCast

Hello everyone and welcome to CommanderCast Episode 347! This week Adam is back and just in time to talk about the C.A.G. with Mark. What’s the C.A.G. you ask? It’s kinda of hard to explain… they’re like the Commander version of the Illuminati. You probably know some of them from an array of different outlets in the MTG community. Who are they, what do they do, why are they here,  where are they now, and when will I stop typing about them and let you get to the show? Some of these questions may be answered and others are completely pointless.

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This entry is part 370 of 380 in the series CommanderCast

Hello everyone and welcome to CommanderCast Episode 346! This week Adam is away again so Mark invited another guest on to the show. This weeks guest is Nick and he wrote an article that just touch Mark right in the nerd. If you know anything about genetics you should get a kick out of today’s article as we discuss Commander Phenotype… and if you don’t know i have a feeling it hits a lot closer to home than you think.

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