Black Vise


Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Masterpiece Series: Kaladesh Inventions (MPS) Mythic Rare
From the Vault: Relics (V10) Mythic Rare
Masters Edition III (ME3) Rare
Fourth Edition (4ED) Uncommon
4th Edition Foreign Black Border (4EDFBB) Uncommon
Revised Edition (3ED) Uncommon
Revised Foreign Black Border (3EDFBB) Uncommon
Unlimited Edition (2ED) Uncommon
Collector's Edition (CED) Uncommon
International Collector's Edition (CEI) Uncommon
Limited Edition Beta (LEB) Uncommon
Limited Edition Alpha (LEA) Uncommon

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Black Vise


As Black Vise enters the battlefield, choose an opponent.

At the beginning of the chosen player's upkeep, Black Vise deals X damage to that player, where X is the number of cards in his or her hand minus 4.

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Black Vise Discussion

sylvannos on Stasis ideas

1 month ago

Back to Basics. Will absolutely destroy some decks and is a mainboard option. Since you're mostly basic Islands, you're unaffected and can build a soft lock before committing to Stasis.

I also agree that you probably want Black Vise over Ebony Owl Netsuke.

There's also no reason to not be playing Force of Will in your mono-blue control deck. This will help immensely if your opponent tries to do something tricky, like resolve a Stoneforge Mystic that's going to grab Batterskull or casting Liliana of the Veil.

Jace, the Mind Sculptor can also be a secondary win condition, in addition to making sure you have plenty of cards and bouncing any creatures that manage to sneak in via Aether Vial.

Probably the derpiest card for Stasis is As Foretold. Like, I don't think your opponent can actually win if you resolve both. You will be able to cast Counterspells with impunity, while never having to tap an Island except to pay for Stasis.

Lastly, Meditate, Chrome Mox, and Lotus Petal are all good options. Meditate fills a similar role to Chronatog, but helps you find more answers and threats. Chrome Mox and Lotus Petal allow you to go "SURPRISE, NERDS! Turn 1 Stasis on the draw!" or even turning out an early As Foretold.

Rabid_Wombat on Stasis ideas

1 month ago

Extra wincons - 4x Howling Mine & 4x Black Vise to deck your opponent or kill through Vise damage. Add a Feldon's Cane so you don't deck yourself ;)

Alternative locks can be achieved with Winter Orbs and/or Orb of Dreams.

If you want another lock sorry but you will have to splash White for Kismet.

Adding White is actually really great because of the creature removal that Swords to Plowshares and Wrath of God brings to the deck..resulting in a lot more wins ;)

Misdirection is a must to protect Stasis from anti-enchantment hate such as Abrupt Decay etc...

Sideboard ideas against small creatures - Propaganda, Cyclonic Rift.

Rabid_Wombat on Old mono blue control refresh

1 month ago

If you want a mono-Blue Control Legacy deck that actually wins games go out and spend fifty bucks on: 4x Stasis, 4x Howling Mine, 4x Frozen AEther, 4x Black Vise, 3x Chronatog, 3x Propaganda.

Rabid_Wombat on Stormbind Control 1996

1 month ago

Black Vise is a wincon so it really needs to be included as a playset ;)

carpecanum on Grenzo, Hellbent Warden

1 month ago

Temple of Malice, Zhalfirin Void and Fill with Fright for a little more Scry to control whats on the bottom of your library.

Urgoros, the Empty One, Banshee of the Dread Choir and Hypnotic Specter.

If your meta has too much card draw try Black Vise. Its hilarious if you get if on turn one.

3drinks on Kari Zev Sligh

1 month ago

Waitaminute. Is there a reason why neither of us are playing Black Vise?! That's aggro one drop of all time...

nmonett1 on U/W Control Approach

2 months ago

I highly suggest running more cards that punish the opponent for doing normal moves like drawing, whilst protecting yourself at the same time. Also, Suggestions: run Nevinyrral's Disk, Curse of Exhaustion, Black Vise, and Collective Restraint, and BTW thanks for running Norn's Annex it makes me happy. I would drop Dreamstone Hedron because it costs six and you 3 mana isn't great for that card draw, especially when you might use a card like preordain. Also, part of control requires that you have the right answers at the right time, so even if you have a lot of answers in your deck, I would suggest adding in some more tutoring (Im not seeing any?) or at least a sensei's divining top.

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