Condescend

Legality

Format Legality
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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Set Rarity
Duel Decks: Jace vs. Chandra (DD2) Common
Fifth Dawn (5DN) Common

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Condescend

Instant

Counter target spell unless its controller pays (X).

Scry 2. (To scry 2, look at the top two cards of your library, then put any number of them on the bottom of your library and the rest on top in any order.)

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Condescend Discussion

Mandalorian on Budget Mono Blue

3 days ago

I think the best budget blue deck you can make in Modern is either Delver or Tron.

Tron is trying to assemble the three tron lands Urza's Power Plant, Urza's Tower, and Urza's Mine (they are about a 1$ a piece). With these three lands on the battlefield you can play big creatures like Kozilek, the Great Distortion and Desolation Twin and Bane of Bala Ged and Cyclonic Rift. In the early game you play counters and tempo cards like Condescend, Repeal, and Expedition Map to find tron lands.

Delver is much more spell centric with Delver of Secrets being the all star which flips into Insectile Aberration  Flip. The other creatures are small evasive creatures with Ninja of the Deep Hours, Spellstutter Sprite, Faerie Miscreant, etc... the non creature spells are all tempo related like Vapor Snag, Deprive, Remand, Serum Visions, Opt.

I believe both of these versions can be built for 30$ and be budget competitive with room to grow and acquire more expensive pieces.

Xica on Bant Miracles, let's develop a ...

4 days ago

Well if no one else mentions it i will...
Scry effects tend to only reach the shallow top of the deck in modern, while cards that don't allow you to "put on the bottom of your library" di a lot deeper.
Cards like Index, Sage of Epityr are both pretty good cards.
They are as good as scrying, if you have a good number of fetch lands in the deck since you will get what you need from your stacked deck, then shuffle away the rest - the drawback is that too much fetch lands will make you trade between shuffling away wanted cards or playing lands on curve.

Is there a reason why no one mentions Counterbalance?
We have SOME pseudo Sensei's Divining Tops, like Crystal Ball, Hedron Alignment, Riddleform, Darksteel Pendant, Seer's Lantern, Descendant of Soramaro.Its worth it if we are able to float a 1 and a 2 cmc card on the top 3. that allows countering most removal and hate cards (not to mention dealing with stuff like affinity) - and wins counter wars by countering the cheap counters the opponent plays.


In my humble opinion Crystal Ball > Nissa, Steward of Elements, since it allows tinkering with the library at instant speed, thus facilitates Counterbalance.

And any and all instant speed scry AND DRAW effects are really potent with miracles - cards like Condescend are worth casting for X=0

Xica on Twinkle Twinkle Little Star

1 week ago

Nope, i think Logic Knot, Stubborn Denial with Death's Shadow/Tasigur, the Golden Fang/Gurmag Angler out, Cryptic Command, Condescend, Negate... etc.

Even stuff like Spell Pierce, or Mana Leak is game, since the spell costs so much.

DemonDragonJ on Iconic Masters Announced

1 week ago

The complete card list of this set has been revealed!

I am displeased that the majority of this set is newer cards, but there are some very nice reprints; in particular, I like the reprints of Archangel of Thune and Sheoldred, Whispering One, both of whom I need for EDH decks that I am buildings. The new artwork on the Kamigawa dragons as well as Bladewing the Risen is very nice, but I do not understand why Bladewing was demoted to an uncommon.

The reprints of the dual lands from Future Sight are very nice, but I dislike how only Horizon Canopy has new artwork, since I have four copies of Nimbus Maze in my blue/white deck,and would like to be able to have a variety of artwork for them. Hopefully, at some point in the future, the other filter lands shall be reprinted at some point and there shall be a complete cycle for Nimbus Maze.

I dearly wish that both Serra Angel and Swords to Plowshares had been given new artwork, but all the other awesome new art makes up for that, especially Disenchant and Condescend, both of which I have in various decks of mine.

It will not be easy to wait until November for this product, but I am very excited to know that it contains so many great cards. Is anyone else excited for this product?

fredsamboyo on Inalla Goes Wizard Recruiting

1 week ago

gonki The list of faerie wizards is pretty small. Puppeteer Clique is already here, and the only other one I'd consider running might be Oona, Queen of the Fae, though I'm also trying to keep the CMC down to utilize Inalla's ability better.

Merfolk wizards might be the way to go: Merrow Harbinger can get me two merfolk (so I'd have at least two situational tutors), and I think I have a copy of Sage of Fables in one of my boxes.

I like Condescend and I think I'll get a copy of that. Mizzix's Mastery is something I'd have to look at. I'm trying to figure out what instants and sorceries to keep, and with the full suite of spell recursion I might not need it. I'll keep it in mind though.

gonki on Inalla Goes Wizard Recruiting

1 week ago

Condescend and Mizzix's Mastery potentially. I think you should take a look at the various faeries. Admittedly they're generally expensive but there are a lot of excellent ones that I'd keep on my list of cards to acquire. I'm not super sure what your battle plan is so it's hard to make a lot of concrete suggestions. If you look at my Mizzix deck for example you might consider other cards that let you recast stuff in your graveyard or just returns it to your hand. Also stop being stubborn and run some tutors!

Jellyboy on Fun Police (Esper Control)

1 week ago

I actually like the Telling Times as they are instants and that has been relevant many times. I will test with Serum Visions however. I took out a Supreme Verdict but have yet to update the list. I agree with the Condescend as Modern is a relatively low curve format and Condescend doesn't do well with cheap spells. I like the Inquisitions because it gives me a turn one play and eliminates early threats. I most likely will dismantle this deck in order to build Grixis Ninjas (A deck which is not mine but can be found on MTG Goldfish). Thanks for the upvote. I will test with your suggestions.

Drag0nDude on Fun Police (Esper Control)

1 week ago

Sweet deck! +1 from me.

My suggestions would be to replace the Telling Times with Serum Visions, An effective draw spell for only one mana.I would also make room for some copies of Fatal Push, maybe go down a copy of Supreme Verdict, Inquisition of Kozilek, and Condescend. Fatal Push is good at removing creatures which get on board early an it doesn't ramp your opponent like Path to Exile.

:-)

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