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

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Set Rarity
Iconic Masters (IMA) Uncommon
Duel Decks: Jace vs. Chandra (DD2) Common
Fifth Dawn (5DN) Common

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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.)

Condescend Discussion

DemonDragonJ on Core 2020 spoiler thread

1 week ago

The first day of previews for Core Set 2020 are not too bad, but, after the double whammy of War of the Spark and Modern Horizons, this set will almost certainly be underwhelming, at least to enfranchised players, such as myself.

I shall immediately state that I dislike how angel of vitality says “25 or more life;” did WotC not learn anything from Serra Ascendant ? Would it really have been that difficult for the cad to say “5 or more life greater than your starting life total?”

On a more positive note, Seb McKinnon’s artwork on scheming symmetry is again amazing, and I especially appreciate the resemblance to the artwork of a traditional playing card. Whoever Kethis is, I do hope that they (although the name sounds masculine) eventually have a card. As for the card itself, a Vampiric Tutor that costs no life is quite awesome; it does assist an opponent, and is only a sorcery, but those are small prices to pay for such amazing card advantage. I also am very pleased to see that WotC has not completely phased out "tutors," as those have been an essential aspect of the game since its very beginning.

It is nice to finally see a red/white/green angel, but I am not certain that I can make room in my EDH deck of those colors for her, unfortunately.

I very much like cavalier of flame for its first ability, which is slightly more expensive than that of Moonveil Dragon , but also grants haste and is on a creature that is not specific to any plane, increasing its options for reprints in the future.

Dread presence is very nice, a perfect embodiment of black’s philosophy; I wish that it had higher toughness, to survive a Lightning Bolt , but it likely would have needed to have had a higher mana cost, in that case.

Why did WotC choose Chandra as the face card of this set? Is there something special about her?

Corpse knight should gain its controller life equal to the life lost when its ability triggers, because there is nothing white about it otherwise.

I fail to see any reason for which ironroot warlord’s toughness should not be variable, as is its power.

Wow, that new Ajani is awesome, but I thought that his color identity was settled on green/white by this time.

Atemsis is nice, but her (the name sounds feminine) ability definitely feels more black then blue, in my mind.

Cryptic caves is also very nice, essentially a colorless version of Horizon Canopy , albeit with a stricter requirement for activating its ability.

I see that Yanling shall be in this set, so I am pleased to see a planeswalker who has not been in a core set, before. I really hope that Sorin is both black and white, but that is not likely, since core sets usually have one planeswalker of each color (with an exception being made for Chandra, in this case).

I dislike the fact that Negate is being reprinted, again; why must WotC continually reprint such a mediocre card? I would much have preferred Countersquall , Condescend , or Mana Leak .

sweg_leaps on UR Delver

1 week ago

Notes for Observers:

Currently playing with a few friends, nothing hard cut. I started this deck as a Blue Moon deck, with the classic Madcap into Platinum Emperiom. Issue: the metagame changed, with a lot of artifact/enchantment hate. Like, HARD HATE. So, I adjusted into a delver type deck, pulling from delver decks in Modern, Legacy, and Vintage history. Deck runs fine, but there are a few "meh" cards:

Condescend This card is fantastic early on in the game, but is not so good mid-late game. It forces me to tap out hard to respond to a threat if I top deck, but the scry feels super nice.

Wizard's Lightning and Wizard's Retort I have a few wizards, but not always online

ItsJerry on Dragon Lord Ojuti

1 month ago

Things to add:


Spell Swindle

Talisman of Progress

Mind Stone

Fellwar Stone

Hedron Archive

Ojutai Monument

Commander's Sphere

Worn Powerstone

Darksteel Ingot

Azorius Signet

Azorius Locket

Things to remove:

Sphinx of Uthuun

Also remove any counterspell that is over cmc 4 and asks a opponent to pay a set amount mana like: Convolute and Scattering Stroke

Counterspells like: Condescend that ask a player to X are okay to stay, they are the kind you want along with the unconditional ones.

Hope it helps fam.

xxxavo on U R Delving for Miracles

1 month ago

-1 Condescend -4 Ponder -1 Gitaxian Probe +3 Daze +3 Preordain

Finally managed to get my playsets of Daze , and Preordain .

lagotripha on Familiar Ground

1 month ago

hungry000 Thanks for the response. I'll be updating the decklist once I've run some more tests- I've been looking at Condescend , Finale of Devastation , Ancient Stirrings (hits manlands or mantle) and Walking Ballista to solve those problems, but getting the exact mix of disruption to carddraw is proving tricky.

I'm a little wary of Commune with the Gods due to its usual upside of ditching into the graveyard- the amount of grave hate mainboarded in my meta makes me hesitant to commit to it, and losing lab man to scooze/nihil would leave me building more redundancy, which then calls for even more slots.

Options that provide a bit of both like Incubation/incogruity seem to be the best bet, but the variety of card types running at the same time makes it all pretty awkward, especially balancing the double blue cost on guildmage with enough manlands to get umbral mantle early.

VexxValentine on TRON

1 month ago

im going to be trying a mono blue version of the deck since it feels like it can push through using Condescend and Remand and Commit / Memory and i also am running a Torpor Orb which makes it easier to deal with decks like humans but also the Karn, the Great Creator and Mycosynth Lattice takes 10 mana to do also i get access to Vedalken Shackles

Xacia on Nissa Lands Matter

1 month ago

Hey my guy, it's me, Nick's friend. I see your deck here and see what you're trynna do. I would recommend Condescend instead of Syncopate . I would recommend going down to 3 Nissa, Who Shakes the World because of her mana cost., exclude Wilderness Reclamation as it doesn't really fit the plan of attack here. If you want some better draw Serum Visions is popular and fairly cheap (I may also have playset you can have), instead of running Contentious Plan .

These are just thinks I would personally do, but you don't have to, their just recommendations.

Daedalus19876 on Valakut nauseam

1 month ago

Moreover, look, I understand the lack of Force of Will in this 4C deck, but why are you running Clash of Wills over, say, Mana Drain (which can also ramp you into other things)? Condescend but no Pyroblast or Swan Song ? You want to cast Ad Nauseam but have no Mana Crypt or Dark Ritual (or, for that matter, any good ramp)?

I'm going to be blunt: I like the IDEA but the deck seems very poorly built for cEDH.

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Condescend occurrence in decks from the last year


All decks: 0.05%

Commander / EDH:

All decks: 0.01%