Condemn

Legality

Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern 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
Commander 2017 (C17) Uncommon
Commander 2014 (C14) Uncommon
Duel Decks: Heroes vs. Monsters (DDL) Uncommon
2011 Core Set (M11) Uncommon
Tenth Edition (10E) Uncommon
Dissension (DIS) Uncommon
Promo Set (000) Uncommon

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Condemn

Instant

Put target attacking creature on the bottom of its owner's library. Its controller gains life equal to its toughness.

Condemn Discussion

hkhssweiss on The Rebel Alliance | EDH Tribal Series #30

1 week ago

Yo Darky!

I'm back! I'll let you know the results of the tournament on the deckwatch page.

As for the cuts here is the 10 cards I would consider.

Those would be the cards I would recommend cutting. I would however also consider adding in cards like Faith's Reward as anti removal tech as well as Smothering Tithe cuz that cards is just good. The ones I am iffy about removing is the rector as well as Avacyn cuz she bae. But those are my thoughts!

ShreddedByCrows on Linvala Stax, Vannifar‘s worst Nightmare

1 week ago

Hey there!

Nice brew, neat idea to counter those clunky and annoying Vannifars!

As smne who played Mono-W Stax for a while, with the amazing Hokori, Dust Drinker at the helm, I'll share with you what thoughts inspire me your sweet Linvala decklist.

(Even if it has already been pointed out before, I wanna say that I also love the Urborg combo. It's unexpectable and freakin' gud!)

Let's start by the beginning: mana fixation. Extraplanar Lens is insane in every monocolored archetype, so it's a quite logic inclusion you made here. Nonetheless, I suggest you to go for Snow-covered lands to synergize better with it - that way you won't give a lift to your opponents playing white.

Pearl Medallion and Sol Ring are basics, nothing really worth to say about it. Thran Dynamo and Worn Powerstone are more debatable. I don't know what is your budget issue, but if you want a competitve list, Mana Crypt , Mana Vault , Grim Monolith , Mind Stone , Everflowing Chalice etc. are all better options. Dynamo and Powerstone aren't bad cards, but they just come after those ones if you really do need a solid ''ramp'' package.

Opal Palace feels badly slow and ineffective in a monocolored stax deck. You won't win the game by taking up the board with your creatures armed of a little +1/+1 counter.

You have notable exclusions in your lands for a mono-white. Eiganjo Castle is the first card that comes through mind. Buried Ruin also is a recursive tool you should consider, even over Inventors' Fair . If you manage to find one, Ancient Tomb has its place there replacing Temple of the False God .

At its final shape, my Hokori decklist was running a powerful Crucible of Worlds package including Wasteland , Strip Mine , Dust Bowl , Flagstones of Trokair , Lotus Vale and City of Traitors . I was up to 39 lands, not counting Maze of Ith .

Now let's jump straight into your gameplan!

So... you're planning to focus your eyes on ruining Vannifar's day. To help with this strategy of being the nasty ''combo killer'' guy, I think you should put in some additional pieces of disruption.

That said, I don't know which Vannifar's version(s) your playgroup perform with. If it's a Thornbite Staff / Intruder Alarm one, things would be easier to calm down and you won't need such a heavy stax package - you'll need more single-target/multi-target removals though. And if it's the other one, certainly the most popular now (and also the most powerful/absurd), based on many shenanigans around the creatures Vannifar brings to the table, you'll need more stax support.

One of the very best cards you could add to stop all those creature-centered combos is Humility . This card is broken, this card is stupid. It even disables etb abilities. The only way your opponent has to go through is to destroy it with a creatureless source / or with a ''casting'' effect (like Ulamog has).

Single-handly, Humility tears apart most of the competitive Vannifar lists. However, based on the fact that it is still fragile to enchantments/permanents removals, you'll have to build a defensive shield for your stuff. Vannifar lists often keep a strong package of cheap permanents' removals in their pocket (like Beast Within for example), so you'll need to play carefully.

There's a lot of different ways you can head in order to reinforce your permanents' presence on the battlefield. A pretty simple and most of the time effective, despite of its ccm, you already included is Avacyn, Angel of Hope . I think you still lack a way to cheat her casting cost out to make her a stable and destructive power house.

Stax ''enchantment'' strategy is imo one of the most viable and solid strategy. With Academy Rector (amazing alongside your High Market ), you'll be able to search the exact piece you need to lock the game in your favor.

Notable stax exclusions :

Other cards to consider :

A bunch of meta depending stax tools :

Cards I'd cut from your list :

  • Martyr's Bond > Slow and unreliable on this brew. As you're not sacrificing any kind of permanent on your own, you'll struggle to get any value out of it outside of a lost political blast deflagrating when the game should already be over. Unless you add in some cards like World Queller , it defenitly doesn't deserve a slot imo.

  • Norn's Annex > 4 life + 3 mana for a worse Ghostly Prison . And I wouldn't even play Ghostly Prison there.

  • Bishop of Rebirth > a lot of people seems to give love to this card recently. However, I personally think it is just a bad inclusion. You spend 5 mana on a understated body and you have to wait a whole turn before getting value out of it IF you are in the researched scenario. There will be times where you have Boots or Greaves on board and this will be an insane mini-Sun Titan, but the situation is too rare to justify its presence.

  • Sublime Archangel > No real interest here. Good creature but doesn't provide anything for the stax strategy.

  • Gift of Immortality / True Conviction > weird ''win con'' heavily situational cards based on creatures. There is some logic behind Gift, but it's just too much of a unreliable idea. True Conviction has nothing to do here... it's 6 mana spend to lose the control on the game. If you're searching for card advantage and a bit of healing, go for the brand new Dawn of Hope (also is a good mana sink).

  • Rout > There are plenty better aoe in W. Wrath of God , Sunscour , Fumigate , Day of Judgment , End Hostilities , etc. If you want the instant option, just run Vedalken Orrery .

  • Blackblade Reforged > intersting alternative win con. Feels slow nonetheless.

  • Emeria Shepherd > too slow for my liking.

  • Whispersilk Cloak > can't understand what this does in a deck full of flyiers and tapping effects.

Finally, as you want to challenge Vannifar, which is a blue deck, you'll need something to deal with the classical Cyclonic Rift . Teferi's Protection is a good solution (and it could also protects you form a lot of various situations / removals / etc.), but I'm sure you can find a lot of other response.

I hope you'll find useful ideas in this comment. Thanks a lot for sharing this, it reminds me good times. Keep up the good work, keep up brewing!

Js_naud on Lin Sivvi, leader of the angel rebellion

2 weeks ago

franknot.19 thanks so much for the quality suggestions again. Really like Condemn , Mirror Entity and Crib Swap . Your ramp and land suggestions are great too! I'll need to pass an order and get some of these for the deck :)

AdamChafee on Shaun's Deck

3 weeks ago

Get rid of Pacifism and Gaze of Justice for Condemn and you got yourself a super solid budget deck!

+1

Kilqax on Returning Fodder [Casual-Budget-Modern]

3 weeks ago

@dragonforce60 : Thanks, I'll consider some of those. Viscera Seer costs quite a bit over here, so I discarded the idea immediately. Gurmag Angler could be an interesting 1-of, and alternate strategy (as delve eats away the graveyard, and so far the build doesn't have many noncreature spells I wouldn't mind exiling.

Doomed Traveler looks mighty fine to me; I still think Thraben Inspector is stronger, but if I cut a few or increase the 1-drop slot, I'll definitely consider it.

Condemn is a card I've thought a bit about and doubted its usefulness considering the deck wins via a not-too-big lifeswing, but seeing you write about it convinces me that at a count of 1 or 2, it's a cheap solution for unexpected threats.

Duress was omitted from the beginning - after all, it's a gift for casual group, where noncreature spells are still a minority. On the other hand, 1 piece would make the deck more diverse (which translates to fun, kinda). I'll think about Cloudshift , it may be worth for combat tricks during block... Anyway, thanks!

franknot.19 on Lin Sivvi, leader of the angel rebellion

3 weeks ago

Here some suggestion:

Removal:

Crib Swap (work well with the second ability of Lin Sivvi, Defiant Hero ) and replace Celestial Flare

Condemn and replace Dispense Justice

Swords to Plowshares and replace Glimpse the Sun God

Rebels:

Ramosian Revivalist and replace High Sentinels of Arashin i think it will be better in youre Marath deck.

Mirror Entity and replace Hundred-Handed One

Changeling Hero and replace Pious Warrior

Theyre other humans you could replace for theses rebels. Keep them in youre maybebord for now Lawbringer Ballista Squad Lightbringer

Mana Ramp: (try other cards first, just put them in you're maybebord) Knight of the White Orchid Burnished Hart Gift of Estates

Humans: Crovax, Ascendant Hero and replace Salvage Scout

Angels: Reya Dawnbringer and replace Kytheon's Irregulars

Lands: ( replace 5 plains for those cards)

Mistveil Plains

Karoo

Emeria, The Sky Ruin (that cards worth it money in a mono white)

Evolving Wilds

Terramorphic Expanse

Flooremoji on Monowhite Angel - (Maybe Add Green)

1 month ago

Probably tke out Defy Death and STW for Path to Exile , Glory-Bound is not great, I would cut it and add Thalia, Guardian of Thraben . Take out Fountain of Renewal , add Noble Hierarch . If thats a little on the WOWTHATSEXPENSIVE side, use Avacyn's Pilgrim . Seal Away is also probably worse then Path to Exile . ( Oust and Condemn are good replacements.) Aven Mindcensor could be a nice replacement for Cast Out , but not necesary.

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Condemn occurrence in decks from the last year

Modern:

All decks: 0.06%

Commander / EDH:

All decks: 0.03%

White: 0.38%