Abandon Hope


Format Legality
Pre-release Legal
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Vintage Legal
Penny Dreadful Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Tempest (TMP) Uncommon

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Abandon Hope


As an additional cost to cast Abandon Hope, discard X cards.

Look at target opponent's hand and choose X cards from it. That player discards those cards.

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Abandon Hope Discussion

MTGApprentice2016 on

11 months ago

How is the deck playing for you? Ive always found discard to be hard to build around in EDH unless you were making use of the wheels on the bus and Nekusar, the Mindrazer. Hypnotic Specter, Liliana's Caress, Abandon Hope, Banshee of the Dread Choir, and Hymn to Tourach all seem like solid includes for your deck. There are many, upon many black cards with the discard theme, these are just the ones that stood out to me on a quick search.

pesmerga87 on Deathebend

1 year ago

I'm just getting back into magic myself, so I'm not sure of what guidelines Modern decks have to follow. However, here are some nice cards for your strategy that you may want to consider: Distress, Geth's Grimoire, Liliana's Caress, Mind Warp, and Abandon Hope

Also adding the combo of Anvil of Bogardan and Library of Leng is very nice, because it constantly allows you to look at two cards, keep your favorite and put the other back on top of your library. Plus, Anvil of Bogardan forces them to discard every turn.

As far as what I don't like about your deck: Black Vise seems pretty useless since you're trying to make them discard. I don't really see the point of Browbeat or Gitaxian Probe, but perhaps you can explain them to me. Mind Slash also doesn't seem like a great option since you don't have many creatures. Plus the abilities of the creatures you do have are probably worth more than playing Mind Slash... So, a good card, but an easy cut.

Wurmlover on

1 year ago

well, Neighbor, i normally just save my removal for those small fliers. I have regenerating creatures so defend against ground creatures. In terms of how to avoid them in the game, just getting the hand to zero asap will be your best bet against this. After looking at your deck, I noticed two things: 1) you have too much discard. you should have more versatile discard options. Funeral Charm should be a 4x, and things like Augur of Skulls can be an endless blocker and discard. since you are on a budget, that really limits your options in terms of 8-rack. there really is just a fixed list that works. other variants will really not be as good. 2) if you are playing legacy, you should play cards that are legal only in legacy, such as Abandon Hope, since thats just OP. if not, then just make it in modern.

FUL on Lost Hope

1 year ago

Hi! The site shows that Abandon Hope isn't pauper legal, is it right? Anyway I like this idea, you could substitute it with Unearth or Undying Evil