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A GUIDE TO BRAWL: BLACK

 As a complement to the ongoing Guide to Brawl series, what follows is one of five reference guides listing all the relevant cards of each color that are currently legal in Brawl. In this issue, the focus is on black. The guide currently encompasses cards from Throne of Eldraine to Zendikar Rising and will be updated with each new premier set release.

 Content sections:


MONOCOLORED CARDS

 1. COMMANDERS

    

 Creatures: Aphemia, the Cacophony, Tymaret, Chosen from Death, Ayara, First of Locthwain, Taborax, Hope's Demise, Vito, Thorn of the Dusk Rose, Erebos, Bleak-Hearted, Kaervek, the Spiteful, Rankle, Master of Pranks, Drana, the Last Bloodchief, Syr Konrad, the Grim

 Planeswalkers: Liliana, Waker of the Dead


 2. HAND DISRUPTION

    

 Creatures: Rankle, Master of Pranks, Acquisitions Expert, Kitesail Freeboter, Liliana's Steward

 Planeswalkers: Liliana, Waker of the Dead

 Other spells: Agonizing Remorse, Elspeth's Nightmare, Inscription of Ruin, Duress, Pelakka Predation, Specter's Shriek, Memory Leak, Memory Theft, Mind Drain, Aspect of Lamprey


 3. CARD ADVANTAGE

    

 Card drawing and tutoring: Castle Locthwain, Grim Tutor, Treacherous Blessing, Foreboding Fruit, Funeral Rites, Dark Bargain, Blood Price, Coveted Prize

 Sacrificial card drawing: Village Rites, Ayara, First of Locthwain, Erebos, Bleak-Hearted, Witch's Cauldron, Soulreaper of Mogis

 Specialized: Hateful Eidolon (Auras matter), Liliana's Standard Bearer (mass removal response), Gravebreaker Lamia (graveyard tutoring)

 Recursion to the battlefield: Nightmare Shepherd, Drana, the Last Bloochief, Call of the Death-Dweller, Inscription of Ruin, Agadeem's Awakening, Nullpriest of Oblivion, Unbreakable Bond, Cauldron's Gift, Rise Again, Thwart the Grave, Underworld Sentinel, The Cauldron of Eternity

 Recursion to hand: Order of Midnight, Blood Beckoning, Malakir Rebirth, Omen of the Dead, Forever Young

 Token makers: Piper of the Swarm, Aphemia, the Cacophony, Tymaret Calls the Dead, Woe Strider

 Sacrifice outlets: Ayara, First of Locthwain, Witch's Cauldron, Lampad of Death's Vigil, Malevolent Noble

 Sacrificial value: Cauldron Familiar, Grim Physician, Serrated Scorpion, Discordant Piper, Deathbloom Thallid


 4. ANSWERS

    

 Creature and planeswalker removal: Bloodchief's Thirst, Murderous Rider, Soul Shatter, Deadly Alliance, Finishing Blow, Demon's Disciple, Dirge Bat

 Creature removal: Heartless Act, Feed the Swarm, Eat to Extinction, Hagra Mauling, Drag to the Underworld, Mutual Destruction, Bake into a Pie, Blood Curdle, Final Death, Murder (Arena only)

 Conditional creature removal: Eliminate, Elspeth's Nightmare, Inscription of Ruin, Epic Downfall, Reave Soul, Vanquish the Weak, Easy PreyCruel Cut (Arena only)

 Toughness modifiers: Erebos's Intervention, Grasp of Darkness, Mire's Grasp, Dead Weight, Mogis's Favor, Liliana, Waker of the Dead, Kaervek, the Spiteful, Erebos, Bleak-Hearted, Subtle Strike

 Edict effects: Soul Shatter, Rankle, Master of Pranks, Demon's Disciple, Pharika's Libation, Pharika's Spawn, Goremand, Demon of Loathing, Inevitable End

 Mass creature removal: Extinction Event, Shadows' Verdict, Massacre Wurm, Taste of Death, Witch's Vengeance, Pestilent Haze, Suffocating Fumes

 Graveyard hate: Elspeth's Nightmare, Tymaret, Chosen from Death, Cling to Dust, Agonizing Remorse, Erebos's Intervention

 Enchantment hate: Feed the Swarm, Pharika's Libation


 5. MUSCLE AND LIFE LOSS

    

 Major beaters: Nighthawk Scavenger, Scourge of the Skyclave, Woe Strider, Taborax, Hope's Demise, Clackbridge Troll, Demon of Loathing, Nightmare (Arena only)

 Other beaters: Blackbloom Rogue, Hunted Nightmare, Oathsworn Knight, Scion of the Swarm, Void Beckoner, Gloom SowerMardu Outrider (Arena only), Savage Gorger (Arena only)

 Deathtouchers: Nighthawk Scavenger, Grimdancer, Foulmire Knight, Blacklance Paragon, Mire Triton, Boot Nipper, Thieves' Guild Enforcer (mill)

 Revenants: Archfiend's Vessel, Skyclave Shade, Silversmote Ghoul, Cauldron Familiar, Sanitarium Skeleton (Arena only)

 Specialized: Hagra Constrictor ("+1/+1 counters" matter), Hooded Blightfang (deathtouch tribal), Liliana's Devotee (Zombie tribal), Belle of the Brawl (Knight tribal)

 Equipment and Auras: Demonic Embrace, Malefic Scythe, Giant's Skewer

 Life loss: Bastion of Remembrance, Vito, Thorn of Dusk Rose, Marauding Blight-Priest, Gray Merchant of Asphodel, Underworld Dreams, Revenge of Ravens, Syr Konrad, the Grim, Zof Consumption, Peer into the AbyssSoulhunter Rakshasa (Arena only)


 6. LANDS

  

 Mana producers: Castle Locthwain

 Utility lands: Witch's Cottage


COLOR OVERLAPS

 1. DIMIR

    

 Commanders: Atris, Oracle of Half-Truths, Ashiok, Nightmare Muse, Zareth San, the Trickster, Gyruda, Doom of Depths

 Specialized creatures: Slitherwisp and Cunning Nightbonder (flash tribal), Soaring Thought-Thief (Rogue tribal)

 Other creatures: Lochmere Serpent, Devourer of Memory, Obsessive Stitcher

 Other spells: Drown in the Loch, Covetous Urge

 Lands: Clearwater Pathway, Temple of Deceit, Dismal Backwater


 2. RAKDOS

    

 Commanders: Kroxa, Titan of Death's Hunger, Obosh, the Preypiercer, Zagras, Thief of Heartbeats

 Specialized creatures: Labyrinth Raptor and Sonorous Howlbonder (menace tribal), Slaughter-Priest of Mogis (sacrifice)

 Other creatures: Stormfist Crusader

 Specialized spells: Steelclaw Lance (Knight tribal)

 Other spells: Ravager's Mace

 Lands: Temple of Malice, Bloodfell Caves


 3. ORZHOV

    

 Commanders: General Kudro of Drannith, Kunoros, Hound of Athreos, Lurrus of the Dream-Den, Orah, Skyclave Hierophant, Athreos, Shroud-Veiled

 Specialized creatures: Cleric of Life's Bond (Cleric tribal), General's Enforcer (Human tribal), Wintermoor Commander (Knight tribal), Indulging Patrician (lifegain matters)

 Other creatures: Necropanther, Resolute Rider

 Specialized spells: Knights' Charge (Knight tribal)

 Other spells: Dire Tactics, Doom Foretold, Rise to Glory

 Lands: Brightclimb Pathway, Temple of Silence, Scoured Barrens


 4. GOLGARI

    

 Commanders: Chevill, Bane of Monsters, Grakmaw, Skyclave Ravager, Nissa of Shadowed Boughs, Polukranos, Unchained, Umori, the Collector, Garruk, Cursed Huntsman

 Other major creatures: Fiend Artisan

 Specialized creatures: Moss-Pit Skeleton (kicker), Savvy Hunter (food), Boneyard Lurker (mutate)

 Other creatures: Skull Prophet, Acolyte of Affliction, Deathless Knight, Twinblade Assassins

 Other spells: Back for More

 Lands: Temple of Malady, Jungle Hollow


 5. THREE-COLOR OVERLAPS

    

 Commanders: Alela, Artful Provocateur, Korvold, Fae-Cursed King, Syr Gwyn, Hero of Ashvale, Nethroi, Apex of Death, Brokkos, Apex of Forever, Snapdax, Apex of the Hunt

 Abzan Spells: Mythos of Nethroi, Eerie Ultimatum, Death's Oasis, Indatha Crystal

 Sultai spells: Mythos of Brokkos, Emergent Ultimatum, Titan's Nest, Zagoth Crystal

 Mardu spells: Mythos of Snapdax, Ruinous Ultimatum, Offspring's Revenge, Savai Crystal

 Lands: Indatha Triome, Zagoth Triome, Savai Triome, Tournament Grounds


COLORLESS

 1. LANDS

    

 Mana producers: Command Tower, Base Camp

 Major utility lands: Bonders' Enclave, Crawling Barrens, Field of Ruin

 Minor utility lands: Labyrinth of Skophos, Animal Sanctuary, Radiant Fountain

 Fetchlands: Fabled Passage, Evolving Wilds


 2. ARTIFACTS

    

 Creatures: Stonecoil Serpent, Palladium Myr, Solemn Simulacrum, Crystalline Giant, Sparkhunter Masticore, Myriad Construct, Crashing Dawbridge, Gingerbrute, Clockwork Servant, Farfinder

 Mana rocks: Arcane Signet, Heraldic Banner, Altar of the Pantheon, Slyclave Relic, Spinning Wheel, Nyx Lotus, Chromatic Orrery

 Equipment: Shadowspear, Cliffhaven Kitesail, Wings of Hubris, Mirror Shield

 Specialized artifacts: Witch's Oven (food), Lucky Clover (adventures), Relic Vial (Cleric tribal)

 Other artifacts: Mazemind Tome, Tome of Legends, Traveler's Amulet, Golden EggTormod's Crypt, Soul-Guide Lantern, Lithoform Engine, The Ozolith


 3. OTHER COLORLESS

 

 Planeswalkers: Ugin, the Spirit Dragon


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