Castigate

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Format Legality
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Casual Legal
Pauper EDH Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Pauper Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Guildpact (GPT) Common

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Castigate

Sorcery

Target opponent reveals his or her hand. You choose a nonland card from it and exile that card.

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Castigate Discussion

chaoticsoldier on I Can't Believe It's Not Not Pauper!

1 day ago

Some very outdated replies below. Thanks for your input everyone!

Thanks KoriAne! I tested it quite a bit and I have added 2 Beckon Apparition based on your suggestion.

gabrielguieiro, I had a go with Gift of Orzhova but I found it to be a little slow. All my other enchantments cost 1 and I prefer the speed. However it is excellent later in the game to make more flyers when I need them. The evasion sometimes makes all the difference.

Hey festerfizzle. I'd prefer to have Tithe Drinker over Putrid Warrior because the extort often gets used multiple times per turn, and where the opponent loses the life, I gain it. It also has lifelink too. If you're making a similar deck, one playset of creatures is probably enough as creatures can be cast more reliably.

eyes2sky, my deck also fares poorly against burn. If they're tapped out early and I can cast a lifelinker and enchant it enough in one turn so it's too big to kill with a few burn spells, I might stand a chance. But by game 2 they'll catch on and leave some lands untapped and I'll have trouble retaining my creatures. I side in Pay No Heed and Castigate against burn players, but that's all I've got. It helps a little. Ideally, you should use some Circle of Protection: Red. That's your best bet. I rarely encounter pauper burn though, so my sideboard doesn't have it.

tarotplz on BW Tokens (aggro? control? midrange?)

1 month ago

Always apreciate a tokens list :)

Castigate seems like it should probably be another Thoughtseize or Inquisition of Kozilek.

Also as much as I love Baneslayer Angel running any creature in a tokens deck is usually a bad idea, as it makes our opponents removal actually do something.

solmate on Sac Deck

2 months ago

Cool deck! I think one of the biggest edges your deck will need is some form of card advantage so that you can get a bunch of creatures out as soon as possible. Black is a good color for this and you can run Altar's Reap which is consistent with the sacrifice theme. Also, Dusk Legion Zealot should be in here. See if you can make room - if not maybe think about replacing Doomed Traveler, which hurts I know.

Let's talk about some cards that could probably be swapped out. I'm not sure 4x copies of your legend is necessary, I'd go down to 3x. You don't want both in your hand at the same time, unless you're sacking her -- play test it. Erase should absolutely be moved to the sideboard as a 2 or 3x, or replaced - more on that later. Rally the Ancestors also looks like a cute trick, but I'd favor cards that can be played under any condition. Dusk / Dawn might be a better option as it can both wipe the board (at which point you can sac any creatures), and then return them later in the game.

Your removal looks decent, but you could add some more or upgrade as the budget allows. Path to Exile is a great investment. Fatal Push and Dismember are also great cards.

Let's talk sideboard: for WB creature decks, I think a 2x or 3x of Zealous Persecution is pretty sweet. It can wipe out other weenies/tokens, while buffing yours for a final swing. Include some hand disruption - Duress, Inquisition of Kozilek, Castigate, Thoughtseize - depending on budget.

Other good WB sideboard cards include Blessed Alliance against aggro and burn and Disenchant which can destroy both enchantments AND artifacts.

Cereal_Killer on Please Don't Leave

3 months ago

For the lands, since you don't want to spend money on Flooded Strand, Hallowed Fountain, Polluted Delta or Mystic Gate, I think you have chosen the best ones.
Then, I'd remove Think Twice and add Serum Visions, reduce up to 2 Supreme Verdict (put another one in side maybe) and add some Mana Leak (Remand and Cryptic Command would be other good counters, but they are too expensive, right?).
I'm not sure how Sphinx's Revelation could be a win-con. Having more life than an opponent (and less cards in the deck!) isn't always synonym of victory. Then just one Elspeth, Sun's Champion isn't enough. What if an opponent maages to kill her?
I really can't understand why Esper Charm is there: probably you won't need it's first ability since you have counters (and cards in sideboard), second ability is just and Opt or Serum Visions that costs too much and third is, basically, Inquisition of Kozilek or even Castigate / Thoughtseize / Raven's Crime that needs 3 specifical mana to be used.
Secure the Wastes is a win-con if used in token decks that use also Intangible Virtue, Honor of the Pure, Zealous Persecution and Vault of the Archangel. Now it's used only as a 1/1 creature spammer.
I'll also consider Gideon, Ally of Zendikar or Gideon of the Trials as an alternative win-con.
As for the sideboard I'll just give you some ideas: Tormod's Crypt (if you can afford it maybe also better a Relic of Progenitus or Rest in Peace); 1x Supreme Verdict (if you reduce them up to 2 in main); Kataki, War's Wage or Rest in Peace would be perfect against artifact decks; Pithing Needle or Sorcerous Spyglass; Grafdigger's Cage; even, if you want more budget things Blessed Alliance, Negate, Dismember.
Hope my ideas could help the development of your deck.

Aenderan on Nightsky Aggro

3 months ago

@mean_green_machine, the main reason I run Basilica Screechers over more Mourning Thrulls is for the Extort, which can help get that bit of reach you sometimes need. Another reason is because they don't die to Electrickery and other 1 damage sweepers. Considering the current meta, I think that's pretty important.

Beckon Apparition I've really liked for a few good matchups. Against Reanimator, you shut down their main gameplan. Against Stompy, Aristocrats, or similar decks, Undying creatures lose most of their value. Against Control, key flashback cards get neutered, such as Mystical Teachings or Forbidden Alchemy. Not to mention, the token is a flier and both white and black, so good for Edge of the Divinity.

I've been considering Castigate for a while now, but I'm just running the list as is while the meta is how it is now.

Thanks so much for your feedback and suggestions!! :)

mean_green_machine on Nightsky Aggro

3 months ago

I play this deck. I like the nights wisper idea, i might play them. I don't like basilica screech or beacon they're both flying men and they dont have lifelink for edge fun, I like thrull better than them for that reason. I also play Castigate It's awesome, thoughtseize for one more plus it exiles and triggers nightsky.

raefgall on Orzhov Syndicate

3 months ago

Here are some ideas for the defensive options you mentioned:

Utter End and Anguished Unmaking are some good targeted removal options. Ashen Rider and Angel of Despair do the same thing on creatures.

Blind Obedience gives you another offensive and defensive option. Ghostly Prison, Sphere of Safety, and Koskun Falls work well together to tax your opponents to prevent large strikes.

For this type of deck, Exsanguinate can be another good aggressive card / finisher.

There are a couple cards that I would consider removing:

Contaminated Bond and Shadow Lance are very limited options, since they only effect one creature.

Castigate and Cry of Contrition only target a single player as well.

Carom and Shred Memory don't seem to do much. Tendrils of Corruption is an expensive, single target removal against one creature.

Aenderan on Nightsky Aggro

3 months ago

@Pscioed, I've been liking Pillory of the Sleepless in the current meta, due to its aggressive nature. In my first iteration of the deck, I was also running Castigates, but I needed a bit more security in the games I rely on Extort to get there.

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