...I've started to run out of cards to build around in Kaldheim. If I'm being honest, the pool of legendaries to build around from Kaldheim was very small to start with—at least for me—and I  began to get nervous about what to write about for TCGplayer. I prefer to build around newer cards because not only does it create hype, but there's more room for creativity to unfold between the chat and I!

However, this article stops the consecutive new card train...sort of. Spoilers are trickling out from Wizard's newest product drop: Time Spiral Remastered. This ambitious set features reprints of cards from Time Spiral, Future Sight, and Planar Chaos with updated gameplay, new art treatments, and old borders. THIS IS MY LOOPHOLE! That's right, I've got a brand new take on an old commander. A remastered set allows me to snag cards with excitement around them and turn them into something new, wild, and cool. As I write this, only a small handful of legendaries have been spoiled. However, not many were needed because I finally found one that posed an interesting challenge: Mirri the Cursed

Mirri's character is not new to Magic, and neither is this card. In fact, I remember eyeing it in my ex's Magic binder when I first started playing. She seemed so interesting, and looked like something straight out of a comic book! I always wanted to build her, but never really got the opportunity. 4 years later, here we are! So how exactly are we gonna build Mirri? Mono-black value felt too easy, especially since I've already built value with Varragoth, Bloosky Sire. Instead, chat and I decided to do something different. This week let's build Mirri Voltron! 

Voltron Pieces

It's important for us to know that Mirri gets big on her own whenever she deals combat damage to other creatures. With her starting out as a 3/2, this makes things a little hard for us because she is susceptible to dying early on. Making her bigger not only means people will block more often (not wanting to take tons of damage to the face is always a good move) but we can also make her unblockable for maximum lethality with commander damage! After all, Mirri has flying, and that can be a lethal difference between creatures in commander. We have a lot of Equipment to talk about, so let's dive in!

Mirri is an evasive beater. Her keywords really make her a threat. I mean, come on—flying, first strike, and haste on a creature that can get bigger and bigger is incredibly threatening! However, her mana cost to power/toughness ratio leaves a bit to be desired. Four mana for three power and two toughness is a big blah, right? 

This is where the Voltron aspect kicks in. We wanna make her much much bigger. A few ways to make her larger faster are land Equipment. Pieces like Strata Scythe, Blackblade Reforged, Lashwrithe, and Nightmare Lash are insanely strong Equipment for us to bend to our whim. Pumping Mirri up based on the lands we control makes her a terrifying, flying menace in the sky! Pairing this with a Sword of the Animist means we can also buff her up one power and toughness whenever she attacks. While these Equipment are the pieces that can make Mirri the biggest, we still run a few other powerful cards that impact the boardstate.

One such notable card is Sword of Feast and Famine. Not only does this card protect Mirri from most forms of removal, but it also allows us to untap our lands to cast more nasty artifacts for another wave of pain. Speaking of pain, we have to run Grafted Exoskeleton, right? At minimum, this makes Mirri a 5/4 with Infect and Flying. After all, it's way easier to count to 10 than to 21. THOSE ARE SOME SCARY AND TASTY KEYWORDS! 

Speaking of keywords, I think Mirri might need a few more. After all, what cat is satisfied with just three? Those are rookie numbers! Thankfully, we run Basilisk Collar and Shadowspear for some wonderful trample and lifelink. We also run Quietus Spike, which only has deathtouch and TOOOOOOOOYALLY doesn't have any other text in its rules text. Of course we have to run Swiftfoot Boots to protect Mirri from being targeted. Also…DOUBLE HASTE! 

And finally, speaking of protection, we had to run my favorite Equipment ever printed: Commander's Plate. While Mirri is supposed to get bigger whenever our opponent's creatures block, we ideally want to build Mirri up with our Equipment to make it near impossible to get rid of her, and this piece does exactly that. Commander's Plate shines in mono colored decks (I run it in both Rograkh and Kediss), giving Mirri protection from WURG and pumping her up at the same time! THIS IS ESSENTIALLY A BUDGET VERSION OF THE SWORDS! Sorry...I just really like the Plate. 

Magic: The Gathering TCG Deck - Mirri the Cursed by Chase Carroll

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

Created By: Chase Carroll

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Commander

Market Price: $699.44

Cards

Deadly Rollick

Color Identity:B

Market Price: $15.38

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If you control a commander, you may cast this spell without paying its mana cost.
Exile target creature.

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Swamp

Color Identity:B

Market Price: $0.35

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({T}: Add {B}.)

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Sword of Feast and Famine

Market Price: $58.48

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Equipped creature gets +2/+2 and has protection from black and from green.
Whenever equipped creature deals combat damage to a player, that player discards a card and you untap all lands you control.
Equip {2}

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Mirri the Cursed

Color Identity:B

Market Price: $0.31

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Flying, first strike, haste
Whenever Mirri the Cursed deals combat damage to a creature, put a +1/+1 counter on Mirri the Cursed.

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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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Nirkana Revenant

Color Identity:B

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Whenever you tap a Swamp for mana, add an additional {B}.
{B}: Nirkana Revenant gets +1/+1 until end of turn.

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Shadowspear

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Equipped creature gets +1/+1 and has trample and lifelink.
{1}: Permanents your opponents control lose hexproof and indestructible until end of turn.
Equip {2}

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Torment of Hailfire

Color Identity:B

Market Price: $24.42

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Repeat the following process X times. Each opponent loses 3 life unless that player sacrifices a nonland permanent or discards a card.

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Nemesis Mask

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All creatures able to block equipped creature do so.
Equip {3} ({3}: Attach to target creature you control. Equip only as a sorcery. This card enters the battlefield unattached and stays on the battlefield if the creature leaves.)

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Disciple of Bolas

Color Identity:B

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When Disciple of Bolas enters the battlefield, sacrifice another creature. You gain X life and draw X cards, where X is that creature's power.

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Crypt Ghast

Color Identity:B

Market Price: $10.21

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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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Grim Tutor

Color Identity:B

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Search your library for a card, put that card into your hand, then shuffle your library. You lose 3 life.

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Liliana, Dreadhorde General

Color Identity:B

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Whenever a creature you control dies, draw a card.
+1: Create a 2/2 black Zombie creature token.
−4: Each player sacrifices two creatures.
−9: Each opponent chooses a permanent they control of each permanent type and sacrifices the rest.

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Lashwrithe

Color Identity:B

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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 +1/+1 for each Swamp you control.
Equip {B/P}{B/P} ({B/P} can be paid with either {B} or 2 life.)

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Swiftfoot Boots

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Equipped creature has hexproof and haste.
Equip {1}

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Blackblade Reforged

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Equipped creature gets +1/+1 for each land you control.
Equip legendary creature {3}
Equip {7}

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Feed the Swarm

Color Identity:B

Market Price: $0.50

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Destroy target creature or enchantment an opponent controls. You lose life equal to that permanent's mana value.

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Drana, Liberator of Malakir

Color Identity:B

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Flying, first strike
Whenever Drana, Liberator of Malakir deals combat damage to a player, put a +1/+1 counter on each attacking creature you control.

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Quietus Spike

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Equipped creature has deathtouch.
Whenever equipped creature deals combat damage to a player, that player loses half their life, rounded up.
Equip {3}

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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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Bolas's Citadel

Color Identity:B

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You may look at the top card of your library any time.
You may play lands and cast spells from the top of your library. If you cast a spell this way, pay life equal to its converted mana cost rather than pay its mana cost.
{T}, Sacrifice ten nonland permanents: Each opponent loses 10 life.

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Dread Presence

Color Identity:B

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Whenever a Swamp enters the battlefield under your control, choose one —
• You draw a card and you lose 1 life.
• Dread Presence deals 2 damage to any target and you gain 2 life.

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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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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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Grafted Exoskeleton

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Equipped creature gets +2/+2 and has infect. (It deals damage to creatures in the form of -1/-1 counters and to players in the form of poison counters.)
Whenever Grafted Exoskeleton becomes unattached from a permanent, sacrifice that permanent.
Equip {2}

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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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The Ozolith

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Whenever a creature you control leaves the battlefield, if it had counters on it, put those counters on The Ozolith.
At the beginning of combat on your turn, if The Ozolith has counters on it, you may move all counters from The Ozolith onto target creature.

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Commander's Plate

Market Price: $12.96

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Equipped creature gets +3/+3 and has protection from each color that's not in your commander's color identity.
Equip commander {3}
Equip {5}

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Buried Ruin

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{T}: Add {C}.
{2}, {T}, Sacrifice Buried Ruin: Return target artifact card from your graveyard to your hand.

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Bloodgift Demon

Color Identity:B

Market Price: $2.01

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Flying
At the beginning of your upkeep, target player draws a card and loses 1 life.

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Twilight Prophet

Color Identity:B

Market Price: $34.41

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Flying
Ascend (If you control ten or more permanents, you get the city's blessing for the rest of the game.)
At the beginning of your upkeep, if you have the city's blessing, reveal the top card of your library and put it into your hand. Each opponent loses X life and you gain X life, where X is that card's mana value.

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Kaya's Ghostform

Color Identity:B

Market Price: $0.44

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Enchant creature or planeswalker you control
When enchanted permanent dies or is put into exile, return that card to the battlefield under your control.

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Read the Bones

Color Identity:B

Market Price: $0.81

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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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Castle Locthwain

Color Identity:B

Market Price: $3.48

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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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Blade of the Bloodchief

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Whenever a creature dies, put a +1/+1 counter on equipped creature. If equipped creature is a Vampire, put two +1/+1 counters on it instead.
Equip {1}

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Hatred

Color Identity:B

Market Price: $67.83

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As an additional cost to cast this spell, pay X life.
Target creature gets +X/+0 until end of turn.

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Ugin, the Ineffable

Market Price: $4.66

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Colorless spells you cast cost {2} less to cast.
+1: Exile the top card of your library face down and look at it. Create a 2/2 colorless Spirit creature token. When that token leaves the battlefield, put the exiled card into your hand.
−3: Destroy target permanent that's one or more colors.

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Sadistic Glee

Color Identity:B

Market Price: $0.20

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Enchant creature
Whenever a creature dies, put a +1/+1 counter on enchanted creature.

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Explorer's Scope

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Whenever equipped creature attacks, look at the top card of your library. If it's a land card, you may put it onto the battlefield tapped.
Equip {1} ({1}: Attach to target creature you control. Equip only as a sorcery.)

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Brass Squire

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{T}: Attach target Equipment you control to target creature you control.

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Karn's Bastion

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{T}: Add {C}.
{4}, {T}: Proliferate. (Choose any number of permanents and/or players, then give each another counter of each kind already there.)

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Infiltration Lens

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Whenever equipped creature becomes blocked by a creature, you may draw two cards.
Equip {1}

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Endless Scream

Color Identity:B

Market Price: $0.18

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Enchant creature
Endless Scream enters the battlefield with X scream counters on it.
Enchanted creature gets +1/+0 for each scream counter on Endless Scream.

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Cabal Stronghold

Color Identity:B

Market Price: $6.44

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

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Myriad Landscape

Market Price: $1.00

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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.

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Strata Scythe

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Imprint — When Strata Scythe enters the battlefield, search your library for a land card, exile it, then shuffle.
Equipped creature gets +1/+1 for each land on the battlefield with the same name as the exiled card.
Equip {3}

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Hero's Downfall

Color Identity:B

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Destroy target creature or planeswalker.

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Shade's Form

Color Identity:B

Market Price: $0.28

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Enchant creature
Enchanted creature has "{B}: This creature gets +1/+1 until end of turn."
When enchanted creature dies, return that card to the battlefield under your control.

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Exsanguinate

Color Identity:B

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Each opponent loses X life. You gain life equal to the life lost this way.

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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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Nightmare Lash

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Equipped creature gets +1/+1 for each Swamp you control.
Equip—Pay 3 life. (Pay 3 life: Attach to target creature you control. Equip only as a sorcery. This card enters the battlefield unattached and stays on the battlefield if the creature leaves.)

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Cranial Plating

Color Identity:B

Market Price: $0.25

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Equipped creature gets +1/+0 for each artifact you control.
{B}{B}: Attach Cranial Plating to target creature you control.
Equip {1}

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Retribution of the Ancients

Color Identity:B

Market Price: $0.25

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{B}, Remove X +1/+1 counters from among creatures you control: Target creature gets -X/-X until end of turn.

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Liliana of the Dark Realms

Color Identity:B

Market Price: $21.41

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+1: Search your library for a Swamp card, reveal it, put it into your hand, then shuffle.
−3: Target creature gets +X/+X or -X/-X until end of turn, where X is the number of Swamps you control.
−6: You get an emblem with "Swamps you control have '{T}: Add {B}{B}{B}{B}.'"

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Dauthi Embrace

Color Identity:B

Market Price: $2.84

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{B}{B}: Target creature gains shadow until end of turn. (It can block or be blocked by only creatures with shadow.)

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Basilisk Collar

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Equipped creature has deathtouch and lifelink.
Equip {2}

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Sword of the Animist

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Equipped creature gets +1/+1.
Whenever equipped creature attacks, you may search your library for a basic land card, put it onto the battlefield tapped, then shuffle.
Equip {2}

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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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Archfiend of Depravity

Color Identity:B

Market Price: $4.30

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Flying
At the beginning of each opponent's end step, that player chooses up to two creatures they control, then sacrifices the rest.

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Phyrexian Reclamation

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{1}{B}, Pay 2 life: Return target creature card from your graveyard to your hand.

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Solemn Simulacrum

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When Solemn Simulacrum enters the battlefield, you may search your library for a basic land card, put that card onto the battlefield tapped, then shuffle your library.
When Solemn Simulacrum dies, you may draw a card.

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Gilded Lotus

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{T}: Add three mana of any one color.

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Gray Merchant of Asphodel

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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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Rogue's Passage

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{T}: Add {C}.
{4}, {T}: Target creature can't be blocked this turn.

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Sudden Spoiling

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Split second (As long as this spell is on the stack, players can't cast spells or activate abilities that aren't mana abilities.)
Until end of turn, creatures target player controls lose all abilities and have base power and toughness 0/2.

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Bitterblossom

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At the beginning of your upkeep, you lose 1 life and create a 1/1 black Faerie Rogue creature token with flying.

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Inventors' Fair

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At the beginning of your upkeep, if you control three or more artifacts, you gain 1 life.
{T}: Add {C}.
{4}, {T}, Sacrifice Inventors' Fair: Search your library for an artifact card, reveal it, put it into your hand, then shuffle. Activate only if you control three or more artifacts.

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Black Market

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Whenever a creature dies, put a charge counter on Black Market.
At the beginning of your precombat main phase, add {B} for each charge counter on Black Market.

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Nighthowler

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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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Sol Ring

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

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Kalitas, Traitor of Ghet

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Lifelink
If a nontoken creature an opponent controls would die, instead exile that card and create a 2/2 black Zombie creature token.
{2}{B}, Sacrifice another Vampire or Zombie: Put two +1/+1 counters on Kalitas, Traitor of Ghet.

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Necropolis Regent

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Flying
Whenever a creature you control deals combat damage to a player, put that many +1/+1 counters on it.

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Damnation

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Destroy all creatures. They can't be regenerated.

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Baleful Eidolon

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Bestow {4}{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.)
Deathtouch (Any amount of damage this deals to a creature is enough to destroy it.)
Enchanted creature gets +1/+1 and has deathtouch.

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Other Ways to Make Mirri Big

We've already tackled a number of ways we can Mirri bigger and beefier, but we aren't just done yet! This deck runs a few more pieces of tech that can make Mirri a 1 hit KO. One such addition is Hatred. Now, I will be honest...I was always opposed to running this card. Even though life is just a resource, it's always been nerve wracking for me to sacrifice such a large amount in one play. However, I playtested the deck and immediately changed my mind. This card is bonkers good in combat! Declaring attacks and waiting for opponents to accept damage is the perfect time for us to instant speed cast Hatred for lethal commander damage.

Another similar way to deal huge amounts of damage is with Endless Scream. This acts as a form of Hatred, minus the life loss, and the best part is that it lasts forever—or at least until Mirri is removed. Our final piece that makes Mirri super big and strong is Shade's Form. Yes, this whole section is dedicated to old bordered cards, but with good reason! This Aura is another amazing mana sink that pumps up Mirri as much as we want until the end of turn.

'But Chase, how are we going to generate this much mana?"

Worry not, darling deckbuilder! Our next section is dedicated to exactly that! 

Big Mana

Mono black isn't very well known for ramping up a bunch. This is a sad fact, but thankfully we can rectify this by cheating. ...I mean, by playing our cards right (pun intended). Voltron decks are incredibly susceptible to removal. If we lose Mirri or any of our other creatures, rebuilding and re-equipping is going to cost us a lot of mana. Thankfully, we have ways around this. Of course we had to run Crypt Ghast, Nirkana Revenant, and the combo between Urborg and Cabal Coffers! Nirkana and Crypt allow us to add additional black mana whenever we tap our swamps and Cabal and Urborg are notorious for flooding us with more mana than we need.

However, we aren't done just yet. Let's talk about Liliana of the Dark Realms. This is one of the most powerful ways for us to ramp in black. Not only does she allow us to tutor for a Swamp but we can also make our swamps tap for 4 black mana! That's insane, right? Our final piece of ramp comes in the form of a Sorcery: Bubbling Muck. While this is a one time effect, Bubbling Muck essentially doubles our mana, making it easier to recast things if we fall prey to a nasty board wipe.

MVP

Let's talk about one of my favorite black cards ever printed: Necropolis Regent. She's beauty, she's grace, she helps Mirri punch opponents in the face! I chose this baddie of a card to be this week's MVP because she fits so well with what Mirri does. We are focusing solely on combat with this deck. After all, that's what Voltron does. Necropolis Regent deals with counters—however, our other creatures don't need counters in order to gain them (much like what Green does). If we have Regent out, and Mirri deals 12 damage to an opponent, then congrats, because Mirri gains 12 +1/+1 counters! The Regent acts as a counter distributing figurehead in this deck, making each combat step of ours more fatal than the last. That seems deserving of the MVP spot in a combat-focused deck, right? 

Never before did I think I'd be building Mirri the Cursed in 2021. Once I saw her new art and border during spoiler season, though, I just couldn't resist. I think taking such a fun piece of Magic history and building something strange and new is at the heart of what Time Spiral Remastered is all about: exposing new players to exciting old cards. While Mirri may not be new, she can still do some incredibly neat tricks.