Dark Confidant

Dark Confidant Ravnica Singles
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RarityRare
ColorBlack
Casting Cost
Card TypeCreature - Human Wizard
Card TextAt the beginning of your upkeep, reveal the top card of your library and put that card into your hand. You lose life equal to its mana value.
Creature TypeHuman,Wizard
SetRavnica: City of Guilds
ArtistRon Spears
Flavor TextGreatness, at any cost.
DescriptionRavnica Single Card
Release Date2005-10-07
Dimensions3.5" H x 2.5" W x 0.012" D
Ship Weight0.004 pounds
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- April 17, 2011
-- CNK
mono black decks usually have a hard time getting rid of enchantments, one reason phyrexian arena isn't always better
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- March 29, 2011
-- Gabriel Celesta
This card can be dropped on turn 1 by using Dark Ritual, along with Sensei.... Upkeep, use Sensei first, and you'll receive no damage at all. Phyrexian Arena is good, but in some decks like Dead Guy Ale, this creature is far better. Equip with Jitte of SoLS and you may notice how strength this card. If your life in danger, use Cabal Therapy's Flashback..!!! Amazing card especially in Fish or Dead Guy Ale Deck..!!!
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- October 09, 2010
-- Anonymous
Anyone Who gives this card less than 5stars should be shot.

Competitive legacy/vintage uses this card to its full advantage

Turn 1 sensei's top and turn 2 dark confidant should usually win you the game.

im playing these in a BU dreadstill legacy deck. they work really well especially if you get to drop a standstill on turn 3 without anything else on the board but this guy and your top.
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- February 24, 2010
-- Khurtz
If you're complaining about losing too much life to this card then you're obviously playing it in the wrong deck. It needs to be run in a deck that is predominantly 1 and 2 casting cost spells. The idea is that you outdraw your opponent and you utilitize your superior quantity of resources to control the game and kill them quickly (preferably with combo - see Ad Nauseum decklists). In response to the post about Phyrexian Arena, the main reasons confidant > phyrexian arena are that A) It's 1 mana less to play which makes a fairly big diff B) It doesn't require 2 black mana to play, which in a multi color deck is a big diff C) It attacks for 2 damage a turn and D) you can tell by looking into his eyes that he's out for blood. Arena does have the main advantage of being an enchantment and therefore less likely to get destroyed, however I don't agree that the life loss is better with Arena since you end up having to pay 1 life to draw land and 0cc spells while confidant makes you lose no life.
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- January 14, 2009
-- Anonymous
who is talking about lifeloss? come on people, at least 1/3 of your deck is lands... if you play this card, another 1/3 is one mana spells

brilliant card! 5 stars
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- June 29, 2008
-- JB
card advantage........at any price........hahaha!! with recent restrictions on brainstorm, ponder, gush and merchant scroll .... oh boy he is even stronger than before. Hello dreadnought, hello duress and hello thoughtseize !!
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- June 02, 2007
-- shen
i play this in my black/white agro/control deck for type 2 tourneys, and have won. its pretty good if your average manacurve is about 2 or less. run it with mortify, pillary, and martyr of sands, and the life loss woulnt be a problem. glorius anthem makes this guy a better swinger, and stops those pesky one drop ication javeliners.
i lend 4 of em to my friend sometimes too, it works well in his white/red boros deck.

remember, life is a resource, not a measurement of whos winning and whos loosing. it is ment to be spent.
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- May 24, 2007
-- Anonymous
One of the best cards in magic. Expect him to see tournament play in almost every deck that runs black.
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- April 19, 2007
-- Robert Teves
One thing that no one else has pointed out yet is that if you draw a card that has X in the converted cost, X counts as 0, so Dark Confidant wouldn't hurt much at all on some pretty powerful cards. I'd like to see this in a blue/black/red deck with tons of X spells like Psychic Drain, Invoke the Firemind, Fireball-esque spells, etc.
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- September 12, 2006
-- ppoland
This is a very good card used with Sensei's Divining Top because then you can get lands with dark confidant and not lose life
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- June 30, 2006
-- Ulrich
Any suicide black or aggressive deck with black should run four of these. The card advantage will get you the win faster than DC will rob you of your life, especially if you run life gain (Jitte anyone?).
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- June 04, 2006
-- temok
this guy is the closest we can get to necropotence this days!!!! I'm willing to spend 1 damage and draw and extra savannah lions!!!this guy rules!!!
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- April 14, 2006
-- Anonymous
Use it you will be surprised how it will help you win games. The Best Creature out of Ravnica in my opinion.
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- March 30, 2006
-- Tony
The math has been extensively done on this guy in an average deck you will lose less around 1.387 life per turn. This is such a small price to pay for drawing an extra card per turn. This guy is essentially a howling mine for only you that beats your opponent in the face for two per turn. NUFF SAID!
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- March 02, 2006
-- Maxx
He only will always do at least 1 damage if you don't have any Lands in your deck. An efficient beater that draws you twice as many cards = house.
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- January 25, 2006
-- Hungry Donner
A 2/1 for two mana with ANY ability is usually playable at least casually, but one that can get you an extra card every turn is huge. I run four in my black aggro deck, but any deck with a tight mana curve could exploit this card. It only requires one black and one colorless! With all the painlands and multilands it shouldn't be hard to drop. 5 stars.
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- May 04, 2010
-- Jim
He is awesome, but I like Phyrexian Arena better in most cases. If your deck contains only 0 and 1 drop spells, then this dude is definitely better, but in every other circumstance, Arena will cost you less life over the course of a game.
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- April 15, 2006
-- Anonymous
Works out pretty well in aggro decks. Nice with cards like necroplasm too. Overall a powerful card.
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- April 14, 2006
-- Anonymous
It is a good card with a pretty good effect but not somthing to have if you are loosing by life or cards. If you want this card you probably should put alot of life giving cards in with it, and i mean ALOT.
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- June 13, 2008
-- Greg
I guess if you put the DC in a super-cheap deck, or (gasp) one running 4 Slaughter Pact and 4 Pact Of Negation where you get them for free :D, then it might work out, but against say a burn deck, you stand much of a chance...
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- February 26, 2007
-- Joel
Im sure that this is useful in certain situations. I got a holo one and a normal one of these and at first I was kinda disappointed, I'm not a big fan of the ability, but I am a big fan of how much it's worth.
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- November 19, 2006
-- alqo kane
you need to be careful with what is in the deck with this dude, but still worth it. better with white. that way, you can:keep'em alive and of course, gain some life back. that 1 toughness can be frugal.
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- June 12, 2006
-- Chribby
this guys IS good indeed, but what if you draw a bit more expensive card like Lava Axe (who the hell uses that?)
or the epic spells u know that cost like 10 mana! but u shuld get it if you have a black weenie/removal-deck
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- January 28, 2008
-- Mario
Reveal draw + 2 life losse average, nobody ever heard about Phyrexian Arena! Both extended. Who the hell plays Block?
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- February 14, 2006
-- Anonymous
this cards not to good because you lose at least 1 life every turn but can still be pretty helpful
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