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Noble Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Casual 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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Target opponent reveals his or her hand. You choose a nonland card from it and exile that card.

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Castigate Discussion

Pengudog on Can you help me with ...

1 month ago

Yea Castigate is good, also Go for the Throat but the awful thing alll among this is the money. Ordering things from dolars and transfering them into my country value is almost doubleing the price and thats the shitiest part of all. Thats why im lookinf for some cheap and budget things. Thanks for suggestions !

BrandonJamesCAC on Can you help me with ...

1 month ago

Bitterblossom is GOOD.

But it's price indicates it's GREAT. And it's not.

4x of each

Lingering Souls

Spectral Procession

Intangible Virtue

Targeted discard spells

If you have Thoughtseize

And/or Inquisition of Kozilek

Play em. 4-6 total.

If not, Duress at 2x is OK

Castigate exiles for 2.

Tidehollow Sculler Sucks. Don't play it.

Add your lands, maybe some cheap black removal.

Doom Blade

Go for the Throat

Then fill in the blanks.

Elspeth Sun's Champion is really best in U/W or Esper Control.

But ahhh...


Landonius on Pauper turbo fog lantern control

2 months ago

I'd think that Castigate would be better over Distress just for the exile

Gruzihr on Soul Sisters Tokens

2 months ago

The strength in the tokens strategy doesn't lay purely in the ability to generate a lot of virtual card advantage but rather in grinding opponents out of the game.

I would value Thoughtseize and Inquisition of Kozilek over the Sisters by a fairly large margin, replace Castigate, and I'd run at least 6 of this effect, if not 7.There's no reason you shouldn't be running Fatal Push, between Push and Path to Exile again 6 or 7 of this effect is good. Cut Harsh Sustenance I've never seen it and not wished it was something else. Phyrexian Arena is also so-so.

Hero of Bladehold is fantastic in the side but I'm unconvinced with the sisters in there as they mean that your opponent may not board out all of their spot removal, I've often brought Hero out in game 2 to completely steal the game and they have no way of dealing with her as they've boarded out all their spot removal.

Consider Concealed Courtyard It's probably the single best land this deck can run as it's pretty greedy as far as colour requirement on different parts of the curve goes.

Lastly you can always shave a Bitterblossom if need be, it seems counter-intuitive but having 2 is usually not very good.

Sorin is fantastic in this deck, Anguished Unmaking has often saved an otherwise difficult situation. Secure the Wastes can steal games pretty hard, and Zealous Persecution has a lot of versatility, it often acts as a board wipe if not stealing the game.

As far as the sisters go, in practice this deck is very good at utilising life totals as a resource, it doesn't always need the sisters help though but personal preference

BrandonJamesCAC on The Devil Wears Prada, God Wears Gucci

3 months ago

Hey there, I would just run 4 Castigate if you are wanting to use the 2 mana discard.

In the kindest terms, Transgress the Mind sucks.

Terashi's Grasp is also close to unplayable. Disenchant exists and it's instant.

They are good but not main deck, 2 in the sideboard is great though.

Mortify is not great. Anguished Unmaking Exists.

Read the Bones is not great Night's Whisper exists.

Child of Night - There are so many 2 mana cards in modern that are better.

Look to the Knights for budget stuff Knight of Meadowgrain or

Ayli, Eternal Pilgrim

Consul's Lieutenant - Double white for no benefit. Renown doesn't really work in modern.

The same 2 cards I listed above are strictly 200% better. I think they are both cheap $$.


Go Aristocrats.

Basic/Generic/Budget(ish) Build could like this

4x Concealed Courtyard

4x Isolated Chapel

8x Swamp

4x Plains

plus 2-4 other lands

4x Blood Artist

4x Zulaport Cutthroat

4x Bloodsoaked Champion / Viscera Seer

4x Lingering Souls

4x Cartel Aristocrat

2x Ayli, Eternal Pilgrim

2x Anguished Unmaking

3x Path to Exile / Fatal Push - Depending on budget.

Ummm... some sort of kill em all spells Killing Wave is my favorite.

Rally the Ancestors / Return to the Ranks

Lot of options in black and white.

GoodLuckGuy on IMMORTAL VERMIN | The Bogbrew Piper

3 months ago

You have 4 Tragic Slips in your sideboard and 3 in your mainboard. To offer a little help with your sideboard, here are some modern legal budget options in your colors: Relic of Progenitus, Phyrexian Revoker, Kataki, War's Wage, Languish, Castigate, Sin Collector, Batwing Brume, Foul-Tongue Shriek, and Zealous Persecution.

landofMordor on GIDEON! GIDEON!

4 months ago

One last thought -- I wouldn't go any lower on your targeted discard. The information it provides, in addition to crippling an opponent's opening plays, could prove invaluable. If the grave bothers you, then try something like Castigate, Transgress the Mind, or Appetite for Brains instead (although I'm aware that doubling the CMC of your targeted discard is no good, either).

ej133 on 1 v 1 me M8

5 months ago

Hm, sweet build. I like this.

Well, I'd suggest going a bit down on planeswalkers, and swapping Castigate for Tidehollow Sculler, then you could run some Thalia, Guardian of Thraben and boardlock your opponents even more.

Anyhow, loved your deck. +1

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