Halloween, WOOOOOOOOO! My favorite time of year!

I watch, and I do not exaggerate, an average of seven to ten horror movies a week. The wife detests it, but hey, everyone needs a hobby. The best out there are Terrified, The Exorcist, and Bite just to name a few. You can get lost in body horror or possession films or slashers, but I love them all.

…How does this translate to Commander?

Easily, kiddies. Step right up as your ghost-host leads you into a world of the macabre.

Years ago, before the internet ruined everything, you pretty much had to build your own decks. Those were the halcyon times, where if your deck sucked, you'd never know it, and FNMs were amuck with ridiculous brews and builds. It was glorious and not optimal at all, but hey, it was all we had.

One of the decks I was obsessed with was my all-foil Dimir Reanimator deck. Without a doubt, it was the best thing I've ever built on my own. With a bevy of discard outlets like Slumbering Tora and Thought Courier, you'd pump your graveyard full of big spirits like Kuro, Pitlord or The Unspeakable and reanimate them with Goryo's Vengeance or Zombify. From there, you'd usually go way over whatever your opponent was trying to do. Horobi, Death's Wail plus Kuro, Pitlord meant you could machinegun your opponent's board by losing a few life to put -1/-1 counters on their creature, destroying them with Horobi, Death's Wail effect, "when a creature is targeted by a spell or ability, destroy it."

But the kicker for this deck was Iname, Death Aspect.

It doesn't have flying, but it has wings. Someone explain this to me. I'm serious. Do you know how many people I've killed with this card because they just assumed it had flying? Great job, WoTC.

I really had to get that out of my system.

Out of all the spirits this deck ran, Iname, Death Aspect was the one I played the most. Their ability to completely stack your graveyard with a ton of huge creatures was invaluable. Sure, there were discard outlets, but once Iname, Death Aspect hit play your deck fired on all cylinders. For almost the entire time Dimir Spirit Reanimator was legal, I played it whenever I wasn't trying to juice up my rating with other, more established decks. It was truly the most fun I've ever had playing Standard.

So why not do something about it? Iname, Death Aspect is a legendary creature. You know what format loves legendary creatures? COMMANDER BEEEEEEEEETCH. When anything's possible, all of a sudden Iname, Death Aspect becomes an incredibly powerful General. We're losing the blue aspect of my Dimir concoction, sure, but focusing entirely on mono-black opens the doors for cards that would be too difficult to cast otherwise.

After establishing that we want to roll with Iname, Death Aspect, we have to figure out the cast of characters to accompany them.

Gravewalker

These are just a few of the premier creatures we want to play, and they all offer something different. Kagemaro, First to Suffer is a big body that can sweep the board if it comes down to it, and they can come back to do it all over again with a simple reanimation spell.

Horobi, Death's Wail works in concert with Kuro, Pitlord to gun down the entire board. The cost of killing a creature is a single life, and you get a 4/4 flier and a 9/9 out of the deal. He Who Hungers—which features my favorite Magic art—is ridiculously strong in this deck. You want your creatures in your graveyard for a mass reanimation spell, and what better way to do that than stripping your opponents of all the cards in their hands before bringing them all back? As an added benefit, He Who Hungers has Soulshift, an ability that lets you bring back spirit creatures from the graveyard to your hand.

Kokusho, the Evening Star is one of the best cards in this deck. Once banned in Commander, Kokusho, the Evening Star can drain the table for 15 upon death while restoring 15 life to you. Where it gets fun is when you start sacrificing Kokusho, the Evening Star and keep the process rolling repeatedly until you've killed everyone. It's pretty elegant.

With all of that in mind, let's check out a potential decklist.

Magic: The Gathering TCG Deck - Budget Iname, Death Aspect by Mark Nestico

'Budget Iname, Death Aspect' - constructed deck list and prices for the Magic: The Gathering Trading Card Game from TCGplayer Infinite!

Created By: Mark Nestico

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Commander

Market Price: $297.33

Cards

Banshee of the Dread Choir

Color Identity:B

Market Price: $0.22

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Myriad (Whenever this creature attacks, for each opponent other than defending player, you may create a token that's a copy of this creature that's tapped and attacking that player or a planeswalker they control. Exile the tokens at end of combat.)
Whenever Banshee of the Dread Choir deals combat damage to a player, that player discards a card.

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Living Death

Color Identity:B

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Each player exiles all creature cards from their graveyard, then sacrifices all creatures they control, then puts all cards they exiled this way onto the battlefield.

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Revenant

Color Identity:B

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Flying
Revenant's power and toughness are each equal to the number of creature cards in your graveyard.

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Lost Legion

Color Identity:B

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When Lost Legion enters the battlefield, scry 2. (Look at the top two cards of your library, then put any number of them on the bottom of your library and the rest on top in any order.)

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Lotleth Giant

Color Identity:B

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Undergrowth — When Lotleth Giant enters the battlefield, it deals 1 damage to target opponent for each creature card in your graveyard.

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Bonehoard

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Living weapon (When this Equipment enters the battlefield, create a 0/0 black Germ creature token, then attach this to it.)
Equipped creature gets +X/+X, where X is the number of creature cards in all graveyards.
Equip {2}

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Sign in Blood

Color Identity:B

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Target player draws two cards and loses 2 life.

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Pus Kami

Color Identity:B

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{B}, Sacrifice Pus Kami: Destroy target nonblack creature.
Soulshift 6 (When this creature dies, you may return target Spirit card with converted mana cost 6 or less from your graveyard to your hand.)

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He Who Hungers

Color Identity:B

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Flying
{1}, Sacrifice a Spirit: Target opponent reveals their hand. You choose a card from it. That player discards that card. Activate this ability only any time you could cast a sorcery.
Soulshift 4 (When this creature dies, you may return target Spirit card with converted mana cost 4 or less from your graveyard to your hand.)

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Bojuka Bog

Color Identity:B

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Bojuka Bog enters the battlefield tapped.
When Bojuka Bog enters the battlefield, exile all cards from target player's graveyard.
{T}: Add {B}.

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Songs of the Damned

Color Identity:B

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Add {B} for each creature card in your graveyard.

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Patron of the Nezumi

Color Identity:B

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Rat offering (You may cast this card any time you could cast an instant by sacrificing a Rat and paying the difference in mana costs between this and the sacrificed Rat. Mana cost includes color.)
Whenever a permanent is put into an opponent's graveyard, that player loses 1 life.

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Keening Banshee

Color Identity:B

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Flying
When Keening Banshee enters the battlefield, target creature gets -2/-2 until end of turn.

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Liliana's Contract

Color Identity:B

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When Liliana's Contract enters the battlefield, you draw four cards and you lose 4 life.
At the beginning of your upkeep, if you control four or more Demons with different names, you win the game.

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Mausoleum Secrets

Color Identity:B

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Undergrowth — Search your library for a black card with converted mana cost less than or equal to the number of creature cards in your graveyard, reveal it, put it into your hand, then shuffle your library.

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Emissary of Despair

Color Identity:B

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Flying
Whenever Emissary of Despair deals combat damage to a player, that player loses 1 life for each artifact they control.

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Kagemaro, First to Suffer

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Kagemaro, First to Suffer's power and toughness are each equal to the number of cards in your hand.
{B}, Sacrifice Kagemaro: All creatures get -X/-X until end of turn, where X is the number of cards in your hand.

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Phyrexian Arena

Color Identity:B

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At the beginning of your upkeep, you draw a card and you lose 1 life.

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Tombstone Stairwell

Color Identity:B

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Cumulative upkeep {1}{B} (At the beginning of your upkeep, put an age counter on this permanent, then sacrifice it unless you pay its upkeep cost for each age counter on it.)
At the beginning of each upkeep, if Tombstone Stairwell is on the battlefield, each player creates a 2/2 black Zombie creature token with haste named Tombspawn for each creature card in their graveyard.
At the beginning of each end step or when Tombstone Stairwell leaves the battlefield, destroy all tokens created with Tombstone Stairwell. They can't be regenerated.

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Syr Konrad, the Grim

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Whenever another creature dies, or a creature card is put into a graveyard from anywhere other than the battlefield, or a creature card leaves your graveyard, Syr Konrad, the Grim deals 1 damage to each opponent.
{1}{B}: Each player mills a card.

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Diabolic Tutor

Color Identity:B

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Search your library for a card and put that card into your hand. Then shuffle your library.

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Bubbling Muck

Color Identity:B

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Until end of turn, whenever a player taps a Swamp for mana, that player adds an additional {B}.

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Spirit of the Night

Color Identity:B

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Flying, trample, haste, protection from black
Spirit of the Night has first strike as long as it's attacking.

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Myriad Landscape

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Myriad Landscape enters the battlefield tapped.
{T}: Add {C}.
{2}, {T}, Sacrifice Myriad Landscape: Search your library for up to two basic land cards that share a land type, put them onto the battlefield tapped, then shuffle your library.

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Cabal Coffers

Color Identity:B

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{2}, {T}: Add {B} for each Swamp you control.

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Ghost-Lit Stalker

Color Identity:B

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{4}{B}, {T}: Target player discards two cards. Activate this ability only any time you could cast a sorcery.
Channel — {5}{B}{B}, Discard Ghost-Lit Stalker: Target player discards four cards. Activate this ability only any time you could cast a sorcery.

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Dark Petition

Color Identity:B

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Search your library for a card and put that card into your hand. Then shuffle your library.
Spell mastery — If there are two or more instant and/or sorcery cards in your graveyard, add {B}{B}{B}.

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Cabal Stronghold

Color Identity:B

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{T}: Add {C}.
{3}, {T}: Add {B} for each basic Swamp you control.

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Gravewaker

Color Identity:B

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Flying (This creature can't be blocked except by creatures with flying or reach.)
{5}{B}{B}: Return target creature card from your graveyard to the battlefield tapped.

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Feldon's Cane

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{T}, Exile Feldon's Cane: Shuffle your graveyard into your library.

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Worn Powerstone

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Worn Powerstone enters the battlefield tapped.
{T}: Add {C}{C}.

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Kami of the Waning Moon

Color Identity:B

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Flying
Whenever you cast a Spirit or Arcane spell, target creature gains fear until end of turn. (It can't be blocked except by artifact creatures and/or black creatures.)

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Kemuri-Onna

Color Identity:B

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When Kemuri-Onna enters the battlefield, target player discards a card.
Whenever you cast a Spirit or Arcane spell, you may return Kemuri-Onna to its owner's hand.

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Increasing Ambition

Color Identity:B

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Search your library for a card and put that card into your hand. If this spell was cast from a graveyard, instead search your library for two cards and put those cards into your hand. Then shuffle your library.
Flashback {7}{B} (You may cast this card from your graveyard for its flashback cost. Then exile it.)

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Demonic Tutor

Color Identity:B

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Search your library for a card, put that card into your hand, then shuffle your library.

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Gray Merchant of Asphodel

Color Identity:B

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When Gray Merchant of Asphodel enters the battlefield, each opponent loses X life, where X is your devotion to black. You gain life equal to the life lost this way. (Each {B} in the mana costs of permanents you control counts toward your devotion to black.)

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Liliana Vess

Color Identity:B

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+1: Target player discards a card.
−2: Search your library for a card, then shuffle your library and put that card on top of it.
−8: Put all creature cards from all graveyards onto the battlefield under your control.

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Mutilate

Color Identity:B

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All creatures get -1/-1 until end of turn for each Swamp you control.

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Jet Medallion

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Black spells you cast cost {1} less to cast.

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Read the Bones

Color Identity:B

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Scry 2, then draw two cards. You lose 2 life. (To scry 2, look at the top two cards of your library, then put any number of them on the bottom of your library and the rest on top in any order.)

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Wishclaw Talisman

Color Identity:B

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Wishclaw Talisman enters the battlefield with three wish counters on it.
{1}, {T}, Remove a wish counter from Wishclaw Talisman: Search your library for a card, put it into your hand, then shuffle your library. An opponent gains control of Wishclaw Talisman. Activate this ability only during your turn.

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Wicked Akuba

Color Identity:B

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{B}: Target player dealt damage by Wicked Akuba this turn loses 1 life.

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Kokusho, the Evening Star

Color Identity:B

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Flying
When Kokusho, the Evening Star dies, each opponent loses 5 life. You gain life equal to the life lost this way.

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Yargle, Glutton of Urborg

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Infernal Kirin

Color Identity:B

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Flying
Whenever you cast a Spirit or Arcane spell, target player reveals their hand and discards all cards with that spell's converted mana cost.

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Nighthowler

Color Identity:B

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Bestow {2}{B}{B} (If you cast this card for its bestow cost, it's an Aura spell with enchant creature. It becomes a creature again if it's not attached to a creature.)
Nighthowler and enchanted creature each get +X/+X, where X is the number of creature cards in all graveyards.

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Akuta, Born of Ash

Color Identity:B

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Haste
At the beginning of your upkeep, if you have more cards in hand than each opponent, you may sacrifice a Swamp. If you do, return Akuta, Born of Ash from your graveyard to the battlefield.

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Soulshriek

Color Identity:B

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Target creature you control gets +X/+0 until end of turn, where X is the number of creature cards in your graveyard. Sacrifice that creature at the beginning of the next end step.

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Horobi, Death's Wail

Color Identity:B

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Flying
Whenever a creature becomes the target of a spell or ability, destroy that creature.

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Dark Ritual

Color Identity:B

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Add {B}{B}{B}.

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Swamp

Color Identity:B

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({T}: Add {B}.)

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Mind Stone

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{T}: Add {C}.
{1}, {T}, Sacrifice Mind Stone: Draw a card.

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Iname, Death Aspect

Color Identity:B

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When Iname, Death Aspect enters the battlefield, you may search your library for any number of Spirit cards and put them into your graveyard. If you do, shuffle your library.

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Mortal Combat

Color Identity:B

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At the beginning of your upkeep, if twenty or more creature cards are in your graveyard, you win the game.

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Kyoki, Sanity's Eclipse

Color Identity:B

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Whenever you cast a Spirit or Arcane spell, target opponent exiles a card from their hand.

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Sol Ring

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{T}: Add {C}{C}.

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Ghoul's Feast

Color Identity:B

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Target creature gets +X/+0 until end of turn, where X is the number of creature cards in your graveyard.

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Charcoal Diamond

Color Identity:B

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Charcoal Diamond enters the battlefield tapped.
{T}: Add {B}.

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Graveborn Muse

Color Identity:B

Market Price: $2.90

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At the beginning of your upkeep, you draw X cards and you lose X life, where X is the number of Zombies you control.

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Barren Moor

Color Identity:B

Market Price: $0.21

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Barren Moor enters the battlefield tapped.
{T}: Add {B}.
Cycling {B} ({B}, Discard this card: Draw a card.)

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Tormented Soul

Color Identity:B

Market Price: $0.27

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Tormented Soul can't block and can't be blocked.

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Twilight's Call

Color Identity:B

Market Price: $0.89

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You may cast Twilight's Call as though it had flash if you pay {2} more to cast it. (You may cast it any time you could cast an instant.)
Each player returns all creature cards from their graveyard to the battlefield.

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Thief of Hope

Color Identity:B

Market Price: $0.10

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Whenever you cast a Spirit or Arcane spell, target opponent loses 1 life and you gain 1 life.
Soulshift 2 (When this creature dies, you may return target Spirit card with converted mana cost 2 or less from your graveyard to your hand.)

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Crypt Ghast

Color Identity:B

Market Price: $6.96

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Extort (Whenever you cast a spell, you may pay {W/B}. If you do, each opponent loses 1 life and you gain that much life.)
Whenever you tap a Swamp for mana, add an additional {B}.

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Patriarch's Bidding

Color Identity:B

Market Price: $27.58

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Each player chooses a creature type. Each player returns all creature cards of a type chosen this way from their graveyard to the battlefield.

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Will-o'-the-Wisp

Color Identity:B

Market Price: $0.23

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Flying (This creature can't be blocked except by creatures with flying or reach.)
{B}: Regenerate Will-o'-the-Wisp. (The next time this creature would be destroyed this turn, it isn't. Instead tap it, remove all damage from it, and remove it from combat.)

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Crypt of Agadeem

Color Identity:B

Market Price: $3.58

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Crypt of Agadeem enters the battlefield tapped.
{T}: Add {B}.
{2}, {T}: Add {B} for each black creature card in your graveyard.

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Rend Flesh

Color Identity:B

Market Price: $0.32

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Destroy target non-Spirit creature.

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Midnight Banshee

Color Identity:B

Market Price: $1.62

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Wither (This deals damage to creatures in the form of -1/-1 counters.)
At the beginning of your upkeep, put a -1/-1 counter on each nonblack creature.

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Kuro, Pitlord

Color Identity:B

Market Price: $0.32

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At the beginning of your upkeep, sacrifice Kuro, Pitlord unless you pay {B}{B}{B}{B}.
Pay 1 life: Target creature gets -1/-1 until end of turn.

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Grimoire of the Dead

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{1}, {T}, Discard a card: Put a study counter on Grimoire of the Dead.
{T}, Remove three study counters from Grimoire of the Dead and sacrifice it: Put all creature cards from all graveyards onto the battlefield under your control. They're black Zombies in addition to their other colors and types.

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Devouring Greed

Color Identity:B

Market Price: $0.10

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As an additional cost to cast this spell, you may sacrifice any number of Spirits.
Target player loses 2 life plus 2 life for each Spirit sacrificed this way. You gain that much life.

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This first build's more budget-minded, and you can pick it up for about $265 dollars from the TCGplayer Marketplace. Iname, Death Aspect is so good because you're not giving up a ton of power to be more thrifty. All of the good spirits are cheap, and most clock in at around a dollar or less. The supporting players are where you can see the deck trying to be better with money, running cards like Wishclaw Talisman and Diabolic Tutor instead of Demonic Tutor or Vampiric Tutor. However, we've recently added a far more affordable Grim Tutor to the format, so if your wallet can afford it, I'd 100% recommend playing it here. The power level's just too high to ignore.

Cabal Coffers is very pricy, but it also makes up about 20% of the deck's total price. You can easily cut it for something else and spend that $50 to $55 on other cards to boost the deck's power level in other ways. Do you need the Cabal Coffers? No. It is nice to have, however? Absolutely. But that's money you can allocated elsewhere, if you so choose:

Balchor the Defiled

These three cards represent what you can do with the extra money you'd save on Cabal Coffers, while still having 20 to 25 dollars left to keep improving the deck.

I'd also like to point out the cheeky combo of Mortal Combat plus Iname, Death Aspect, which puts more than 20 creatures into your graveyard and outright wins you the game.

I know some of you aren't interested in budget options and would like something with a little more punch. We can do that, too.

Magic: The Gathering TCG Deck - Non-Budget Iname by Iname, Death Aspect

'Non-Budget Iname' - constructed deck list and prices for the Magic: The Gathering Trading Card Game from TCGplayer Infinite!

Created By: Iname, Death Aspect

Event:

Rank:

Commander

Market Price: $708.65

Cards

Erebos, God of the Dead

Color Identity:B

Market Price: $7.83

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Indestructible
As long as your devotion to black is less than five, Erebos isn't a creature. (Each {B} in the mana costs of permanents you control counts toward your devotion to black.)
Your opponents can't gain life.
{1}{B}, Pay 2 life: Draw a card.

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Syr Konrad, the Grim

Color Identity:B

Market Price: $0.24

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Whenever another creature dies, or a creature card is put into a graveyard from anywhere other than the battlefield, or a creature card leaves your graveyard, Syr Konrad, the Grim deals 1 damage to each opponent.
{1}{B}: Each player mills a card.

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Fellwar Stone

Market Price: $5.41

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{T}: Add one mana of any color that a land an opponent controls could produce.

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Shizo, Death's Storehouse

Color Identity:B

Market Price: $12.01

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{T}: Add {B}.
{B}, {T}: Target legendary creature gains fear until end of turn. (It can't be blocked except by artifact creatures and/or black creatures.)

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Rend Flesh

Color Identity:B

Market Price: $0.32

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Destroy target non-Spirit creature.

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The Cauldron of Eternity

Color Identity:B

Market Price: $0.98

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This spell costs {2} less to cast for each creature card in your graveyard.
Whenever a creature you control dies, put it on the bottom of its owner's library.
{2}{B}, {T}, Pay 2 life: Return target creature card from your graveyard to the battlefield. Activate this ability only any time you could cast a sorcery.

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Songs of the Damned

Color Identity:B

Market Price: $0.38

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Add {B} for each creature card in your graveyard.

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Iname, Death Aspect

Color Identity:B

Market Price: $0.34

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When Iname, Death Aspect enters the battlefield, you may search your library for any number of Spirit cards and put them into your graveyard. If you do, shuffle your library.

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Graveborn Muse

Color Identity:B

Market Price: $2.90

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At the beginning of your upkeep, you draw X cards and you lose X life, where X is the number of Zombies you control.

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Swamp

Color Identity:B

Market Price: $0.13

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({T}: Add {B}.)

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Shirei, Shizo's Caretaker

Color Identity:B

Market Price: $0.27

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Whenever a creature with power 1 or less is put into your graveyard from the battlefield, you may return that card to the battlefield at the beginning of the next end step if Shirei, Shizo's Caretaker is still on the battlefield.

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Stitch Together

Color Identity:B

Market Price: $1.20

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Return target creature card from your graveyard to your hand.
Threshold — Return that card from your graveyard to the battlefield instead if seven or more cards are in your graveyard.

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Tinybones, Trinket Thief

Color Identity:B

Market Price: $38.39

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At the beginning of each end step, if an opponent discarded a card this turn, you draw a card and you lose 1 life.
{4}{B}{B}: Each opponent with no cards in hand loses 10 life.

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Caged Sun

Market Price: $5.63

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As Caged Sun enters the battlefield, choose a color.
Creatures you control of the chosen color get +1/+1.
Whenever a land's ability causes you to add one or more mana of the chosen color, add one additional mana of that color.

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Arcane Lighthouse

Market Price: $3.92

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{T}: Add {C}.
{1}, {T}: Until end of turn, creatures your opponents control lose hexproof and shroud and can't have hexproof or shroud.

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Seizan, Perverter of Truth

Color Identity:B

Market Price: $5.42

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At the beginning of each player's upkeep, that player loses 2 life and draws two cards.

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Charcoal Diamond

Color Identity:B

Market Price: $1.75

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Charcoal Diamond enters the battlefield tapped.
{T}: Add {B}.

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Crypt of Agadeem

Color Identity:B

Market Price: $3.58

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Crypt of Agadeem enters the battlefield tapped.
{T}: Add {B}.
{2}, {T}: Add {B} for each black creature card in your graveyard.

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Heirloom Blade

Market Price: $0.13

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Equipped creature gets +3/+1.
Whenever equipped creature dies, you may reveal cards from the top of your library until you reveal a creature card that shares a creature type with it. Put that card into your hand and the rest on the bottom of your library in a random order.
Equip {1}

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Cabal Coffers

Color Identity:B

Market Price: $78.76

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{2}, {T}: Add {B} for each Swamp you control.

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Tetzimoc, Primal Death

Color Identity:B

Market Price: $0.47

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Deathtouch
{B}, Reveal Tetzimoc, Primal Death from your hand: Put a prey counter on target creature. Activate this ability only during your turn.
When Tetzimoc enters the battlefield, destroy each creature your opponents control with a prey counter on it.

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Mischievous Poltergeist

Color Identity:B

Market Price: $0.24

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Flying
Pay 1 life: Regenerate Mischievous Poltergeist.

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Footsteps of the Goryo

Color Identity:B

Market Price: $1.43

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Return target creature card from your graveyard to the battlefield. Sacrifice that creature at the beginning of the next end step.

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Twilight's Call

Color Identity:B

Market Price: $0.89

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You may cast Twilight's Call as though it had flash if you pay {2} more to cast it. (You may cast it any time you could cast an instant.)
Each player returns all creature cards from their graveyard to the battlefield.

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Thief of Hope

Color Identity:B

Market Price: $0.10

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Whenever you cast a Spirit or Arcane spell, target opponent loses 1 life and you gain 1 life.
Soulshift 2 (When this creature dies, you may return target Spirit card with converted mana cost 2 or less from your graveyard to your hand.)

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Nether Shadow

Color Identity:B

Market Price: $1.06

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Haste
At the beginning of your upkeep, if Nether Shadow is in your graveyard with three or more creature cards above it, you may put Nether Shadow onto the battlefield.

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Myojin of Night's Reach

Color Identity:B

Market Price: $6.00

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Myojin of Night's Reach enters the battlefield with a divinity counter on it if you cast it from your hand.
Myojin of Night's Reach has indestructible as long as it has a divinity counter on it.
Remove a divinity counter from Myojin of Night's Reach: Each opponent discards their hand.

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Animate Dead

Color Identity:B

Market Price: $3.82

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Enchant creature card in a graveyard
When Animate Dead enters the battlefield, if it's on the battlefield, it loses "enchant creature card in a graveyard" and gains "enchant creature put onto the battlefield with Animate Dead." Return enchanted creature card to the battlefield under your control and attach Animate Dead to it. When Animate Dead leaves the battlefield, that creature's controller sacrifices it.
Enchanted creature gets -1/-0.

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Cabal Stronghold

Color Identity:B

Market Price: $3.34

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{T}: Add {C}.
{3}, {T}: Add {B} for each basic Swamp you control.

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Soul Exchange

Color Identity:B

Market Price: $0.36

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As an additional cost to cast this spell, exile a creature you control.
Return target creature card from your graveyard to the battlefield. Put a +2/+2 counter on that creature if the exiled creature was a Thrull.

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Plagued Rusalka

Color Identity:B

Market Price: $0.23

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{B}, Sacrifice a creature: Target creature gets -1/-1 until end of turn.

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Bloodghast

Color Identity:B

Market Price: $11.92

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Bloodghast can't block.
Bloodghast has haste as long as an opponent has 10 or less life.
Landfall — Whenever a land enters the battlefield under your control, you may return Bloodghast from your graveyard to the battlefield.

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Ghost-Lit Stalker

Color Identity:B

Market Price: $0.10

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{4}{B}, {T}: Target player discards two cards. Activate this ability only any time you could cast a sorcery.
Channel — {5}{B}{B}, Discard Ghost-Lit Stalker: Target player discards four cards. Activate this ability only any time you could cast a sorcery.

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Infernal Kirin

Color Identity:B

Market Price: $1.02

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Flying
Whenever you cast a Spirit or Arcane spell, target player reveals their hand and discards all cards with that spell's converted mana cost.

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Nether Traitor

Color Identity:B

Market Price: $12.82

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Haste
Shadow (This creature can block or be blocked by only creatures with shadow.)
Whenever another creature is put into your graveyard from the battlefield, you may pay {B}. If you do, return Nether Traitor from your graveyard to the battlefield.

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Nykthos, Shrine to Nyx

Market Price: $22.63

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{T}: Add {C}.
{2}, {T}: Choose a color. Add an amount of mana of that color equal to your devotion to that color. (Your devotion to a color is the number of mana symbols of that color in the mana costs of permanents you control.)

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Kyoki, Sanity's Eclipse

Color Identity:B

Market Price: $1.06

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Whenever you cast a Spirit or Arcane spell, target opponent exiles a card from their hand.

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Midnight Banshee

Color Identity:B

Market Price: $1.62

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Wither (This deals damage to creatures in the form of -1/-1 counters.)
At the beginning of your upkeep, put a -1/-1 counter on each nonblack creature.

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Will-o'-the-Wisp

Color Identity:B

Market Price: $0.23

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Flying (This creature can't be blocked except by creatures with flying or reach.)
{B}: Regenerate Will-o'-the-Wisp. (The next time this creature would be destroyed this turn, it isn't. Instead tap it, remove all damage from it, and remove it from combat.)

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Kuro, Pitlord

Color Identity:B

Market Price: $0.32

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At the beginning of your upkeep, sacrifice Kuro, Pitlord unless you pay {B}{B}{B}{B}.
Pay 1 life: Target creature gets -1/-1 until end of turn.

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Reanimate

Color Identity:B

Market Price: $10.52

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Put target creature card from a graveyard onto the battlefield under your control. You lose life equal to its converted mana cost.

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Castle Locthwain

Color Identity:B

Market Price: $3.52

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Castle Locthwain enters the battlefield tapped unless you control a Swamp.
{T}: Add {B}.
{1}{B}{B}, {T}: Draw a card, then you lose life equal to the number of cards in your hand.

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Bojuka Bog

Color Identity:B

Market Price: $2.33

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Bojuka Bog enters the battlefield tapped.
When Bojuka Bog enters the battlefield, exile all cards from target player's graveyard.
{T}: Add {B}.

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Sol Ring

Market Price: $2.68

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{T}: Add {C}{C}.

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Akuta, Born of Ash

Color Identity:B

Market Price: $0.27

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Haste
At the beginning of your upkeep, if you have more cards in hand than each opponent, you may sacrifice a Swamp. If you do, return Akuta, Born of Ash from your graveyard to the battlefield.

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Chilling Apparition

Color Identity:B

Market Price: $0.23

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{B}: Regenerate Chilling Apparition.
Whenever Chilling Apparition deals combat damage to a player, that player discards a card.

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Horobi, Death's Wail

Color Identity:B

Market Price: $1.91

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Flying
Whenever a creature becomes the target of a spell or ability, destroy that creature.

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Kagemaro, First to Suffer

Color Identity:B

Market Price: $1.74

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Kagemaro, First to Suffer's power and toughness are each equal to the number of cards in your hand.
{B}, Sacrifice Kagemaro: All creatures get -X/-X until end of turn, where X is the number of cards in your hand.

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Ghost Quarter

Market Price: $1.08

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{T}: Add {C}.
{T}, Sacrifice Ghost Quarter: Destroy target land. Its controller may search their library for a basic land card, put it onto the battlefield, then shuffle their library.

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Spirit of the Night

Color Identity:B

Market Price: $4.93

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Flying, trample, haste, protection from black
Spirit of the Night has first strike as long as it's attacking.

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Ayara, First of Locthwain

Color Identity:B

Market Price: $1.92

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Whenever Ayara, First of Locthwain or another black creature enters the battlefield under your control, each opponent loses 1 life and you gain 1 life.
{T}, Sacrifice another black creature: Draw a card.

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Patriarch's Bidding

Color Identity:B

Market Price: $27.58

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Each player chooses a creature type. Each player returns all creature cards of a type chosen this way from their graveyard to the battlefield.

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Yargle, Glutton of Urborg

Color Identity:B

Market Price: $0.15

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Ancient Tomb

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{T}: Add {C}{C}. Ancient Tomb deals 2 damage to you.

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Living Death

Color Identity:B

Market Price: $3.51

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Each player exiles all creature cards from their graveyard, then sacrifices all creatures they control, then puts all cards they exiled this way onto the battlefield.

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Gray Merchant of Asphodel

Color Identity:B

Market Price: $0.35

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When Gray Merchant of Asphodel enters the battlefield, each opponent loses X life, where X is your devotion to black. You gain life equal to the life lost this way. (Each {B} in the mana costs of permanents you control counts toward your devotion to black.)

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Goryo's Vengeance

Color Identity:B

Market Price: $1.57

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Return target legendary creature card from your graveyard to the battlefield. That creature gains haste. Exile it at the beginning of the next end step.
Splice onto Arcane {2}{B} (As you cast an Arcane spell, you may reveal this card from your hand and pay its splice cost. If you do, add this card's effects to that spell.)

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Lake of the Dead

Color Identity:B

Market Price: $69.98

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If Lake of the Dead would enter the battlefield, sacrifice a Swamp instead. If you do, put Lake of the Dead onto the battlefield. If you don't, put it into its owner's graveyard.
{T}: Add {B}.
{T}, Sacrifice a Swamp: Add {B}{B}{B}{B}.

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Cavern of Souls

Market Price: $66.40

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As Cavern of Souls enters the battlefield, choose a creature type.
{T}: Add {C}.
{T}: Add one mana of any color. Spend this mana only to cast a creature spell of the chosen type, and that spell can't be countered.

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Vito, Thorn of the Dusk Rose

Color Identity:B

Market Price: $3.35

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Whenever you gain life, target opponent loses that much life.
{3}{B}{B}: Creatures you control gain lifelink until end of turn.

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Crypt Ghast

Color Identity:B

Market Price: $6.96

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Extort (Whenever you cast a spell, you may pay {W/B}. If you do, each opponent loses 1 life and you gain that much life.)
Whenever you tap a Swamp for mana, add an additional {B}.

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Nighthowler

Color Identity:B

Market Price: $0.11

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Bestow {2}{B}{B} (If you cast this card for its bestow cost, it's an Aura spell with enchant creature. It becomes a creature again if it's not attached to a creature.)
Nighthowler and enchanted creature each get +X/+X, where X is the number of creature cards in all graveyards.

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Gauntlet of Power

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As Gauntlet of Power enters the battlefield, choose a color.
Creatures of the chosen color get +1/+1.
Whenever a basic land is tapped for mana of the chosen color, its controller adds an additional one mana of that color.

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K'rrik, Son of Yawgmoth

Color Identity:B

Market Price: $5.12

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({B/P} can be paid with either {B} or 2 life.)
Lifelink
For each {B} in a cost, you may pay 2 life rather than pay that mana.
Whenever you cast a black spell, put a +1/+1 counter on K'rrik, Son of Yawgmoth.

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Grim Return

Color Identity:B

Market Price: $0.44

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Choose target creature card in a graveyard that was put there from the battlefield this turn. Put that card onto the battlefield under your control.

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Mind Stone

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{T}: Add {C}.
{1}, {T}, Sacrifice Mind Stone: Draw a card.

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He Who Hungers

Color Identity:B

Market Price: $0.47

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Flying
{1}, Sacrifice a Spirit: Target opponent reveals their hand. You choose a card from it. That player discards that card. Activate this ability only any time you could cast a sorcery.
Soulshift 4 (When this creature dies, you may return target Spirit card with converted mana cost 4 or less from your graveyard to your hand.)

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Banshee of the Dread Choir

Color Identity:B

Market Price: $0.22

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Myriad (Whenever this creature attacks, for each opponent other than defending player, you may create a token that's a copy of this creature that's tapped and attacking that player or a planeswalker they control. Exile the tokens at end of combat.)
Whenever Banshee of the Dread Choir deals combat damage to a player, that player discards a card.

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Mana Crypt

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At the beginning of your upkeep, flip a coin. If you lose the flip, Mana Crypt deals 3 damage to you.
{T}: Add {C}{C}.

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Changeling Outcast

Color Identity:B

Market Price: $0.13

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Changeling (This card is every creature type.)
Changeling Outcast can't block and can't be blocked.

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Kokusho, the Evening Star

Color Identity:B

Market Price: $17.78

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Flying
When Kokusho, the Evening Star dies, each opponent loses 5 life. You gain life equal to the life lost this way.

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Balthor the Defiled

Color Identity:B

Market Price: $9.86

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Minion creatures get +1/+1.
{B}{B}{B}, Exile Balthor the Defiled: Each player returns all black and all red creature cards from their graveyard to the battlefield.

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Skullclamp

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Equipped creature gets +1/-1.
Whenever equipped creature dies, draw two cards.
Equip {1}

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Urborg, Tomb of Yawgmoth

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Each land is a Swamp in addition to its other land types.

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Tormented Soul

Color Identity:B

Market Price: $0.27

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Tormented Soul can't block and can't be blocked.

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Mortal Combat

Color Identity:B

Market Price: $1.76

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At the beginning of your upkeep, if twenty or more creature cards are in your graveyard, you win the game.

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Revenant

Color Identity:B

Market Price: $0.14

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Flying
Revenant's power and toughness are each equal to the number of creature cards in your graveyard.

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Rankle, Master of Pranks

Color Identity:B

Market Price: $12.22

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Flying, haste
Whenever Rankle, Master of Pranks deals combat damage to a player, choose any number —
• Each player discards a card.
• Each player loses 1 life and draws a card.
• Each player sacrifices a creature.

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Dread Return

Color Identity:B

Market Price: $0.36

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Return target creature card from your graveyard to the battlefield.
Flashback—Sacrifice three creatures. (You may cast this card from your graveyard for its flashback cost. Then exile it.)

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Arcane Signet

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{T}: Add one mana of any color in your commander's color identity.

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Jet Medallion

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Black spells you cast cost {1} less to cast.

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This is the version of the deck that I've played lately, and really enjoyed. Yes, it runs a Mana Crypt and a Lake of the Dead. Those expensive cards give it a lot more speed, but they aren't entirely necessary; if you wanted to get away with cutting them you could. But for a semi-competitive pod deck designed to battle with your friends, it's very, very solid. It comes in at around $750, and cutting the Mana Crypt would slash almost $100 from that total. That said, powering out Iname, Death Aspect on turn three or four makes this deck way more lethal.

So if you're looking for something off the radar and really, really fun to play, give Spirit Tribal a chance.

Go ahead: crush the table so badly that when you're done it looks like a Scooby Doo ghost town.