Animate Dead

Enchantment — Aura , (2)

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.

Illus. Anson Maddocks

Black Knight

Creature — Human Knight 2/2, (2)

First strike (This creature deals combat damage before creatures without first strike.)

Protection from white (This creature can't be blocked, targeted, dealt damage, or enchanted by anything white.)

Battle doesn't need a purpose; the battle is its own purpose. You don't ask why a plague spreads or a field burns. Don't ask why I fight.

Illus. Jeff A. Menges

Bog Wraith

Creature — Wraith 3/3, (4)

Swampwalk (This creature can't be blocked as long as defending player controls a Swamp.)

'Twas in the bogs of CannelbraeMy mate did meet an early grave'Twas nothing left for us to saveIn the peat
filled bogs of Cannelbrae.

Illus. Jeff A. Menges

Contract from Below

Sorcery , (1)

Remove Contract from Below from your deck before playing if you're not playing for ante.

Discard your hand, ante the top card of your library, then draw seven cards.

Illus. Douglas Schuler

Cursed Land

Enchantment — Aura , (4)

Enchant land

At the beginning of the upkeep of enchanted land's controller, Cursed Land deals 1 damage to that player.

Illus. Jesper Myrfors


Sorcery , (3)

Remove Darkpact from your deck before playing if you're not playing for ante.

You own target card in the ante. Exchange that card with the top card of your library.

Illus. Quinton Hoover


Instant , (1)

Target spell or permanent becomes black. (Mana symbols on that permanent remain unchanged.)

Illus. Sandra Everingham

Demonic Attorney

Sorcery , (3)

Remove Demonic Attorney from your deck before playing if you're not playing for ante.

Each player antes the top card of his or her library.

Illus. Daniel Gelon

Demonic Hordes

Creature — Demon 5/5, (6)

: Destroy target land.

At the beginning of your upkeep, unless you pay , tap Demonic Hordes and sacrifice a land of an opponent's choice.

Created to destroy Dominia, Demons can sometimes be bent to a more focused purpose.

Illus. Jesper Myrfors

Demonic Tutor

Sorcery , (2)

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

Illus. Douglas Schuler

Drain Life

Sorcery , (2)

Spend only black mana on X.

Drain Life deals X damage to target creature or player. You gain life equal to the damage dealt, but not more life than the player's life total before Drain Life dealt damage or the creature's toughness.

Illus. Douglas Schuler

Drudge Skeletons

Creature — Skeleton 1/1, (2)

: Regenerate Drudge Skeletons. (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.)

Bones scattered around us joined to form misshapen bodies. We struck at them repeatedly—they fell, but soon formed again, with the same mocking look on their faceless skulls.

Illus. Sandra Everingham

Evil Presence

Enchantment — Aura , (1)

Enchant land

Enchanted land is a Swamp.

Illus. Sandra Everingham


Enchantment — Aura , (2)

Enchant creature (Target a creature as you cast this. This card enters the battlefield attached to that creature.)

Enchanted creature has fear. (It can't be blocked except by artifact creatures and/or black creatures.)

Illus. Mark Poole

Frozen Shade

Creature — Shade 0/1, (3)

: Frozen Shade gets +1/+1 until end of turn.

"There are some qualities—some incorporate things,/ That have a double life, which thus is made/ A type of twin entity which springs/ From matter and light, evinced in solid and shade."—Edgar Allan Poe, "Silence"

Illus. Douglas Schuler


Enchantment , (3)

White spells cost more to cast.

Activated abilities of white enchantments cost more to activate.

Illus. Dan Frazier