Condescend

Legality

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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Set Rarity
Iconic Masters (IMA) Uncommon
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

rockleemyhero on NapoleonBonaparte

1 month ago

So I got Turnabout, Brainstorm, Condescend, Epic ExperimentF, Fact or Fiction, Dig Through Time, Counterspell, Impulse, Rewindfoil iconF, Steam Augury, Thought Vessel, Tezzeret's Gambit, Ponder, Preordain, Deep AnalysisF, Reliquary Tower, Shivan Reef, Sulfur Falls, Baral, Chief of Compliance, Young Pyromancer, Goblin Electromancer, Guttersnipe

I believe that's about $45 worth of stuff if I counted correctly. No idea how I'm gonna ship all of that affordably haha. Feel free to copy and paste this into a trade if you want to work something out :)

PrepaidLenin on DanceDanceRevolution (Zur EDH)

2 months ago

Thank for you that insightful comment PookandPie. I think doomsday is totally optimal if you want to win a game of EDH, but I'm a bit hesitant to constuct a deck focused around combo-ing off for an extended period of time with no interaction when just playing with my friends.

Swan Song over Condescend seems like an upgrade, I hadn't thought about SS for a bit.

Seal of Cleansing is the most flexible card in the deck, I might change to to Cursed Totem. Right now though it helps me survive games where other players have sol rings and mana crypts out. Eventually I'll be faster but until I can acquire a crypt I need more solutions on turn 1 and 2 to fast mana. I might try Fragmentize in this spot too.

I'm not a huge fan of Static Orb because it doesn't totally immobilize anything in particular. You're right that I'm weak to mana dorks though, I think cursed totem will be a definate include in the future if my friends start playing more mana dorks (they will).

lagotripha on Modern Wizards

2 months ago

Condescend in place of Contingency Plan or possibly just some more sages?

geoffw on Minority Report -- $11 Precognition Field Control

2 months ago

Very interesting approach!

I ran some simulated games with it last night and verified that it can work (though the particular decks I ran it against are hopeless before sideboarding in River's Rebuke and Sweltering Suns). After the first couple trials I subbed out Evolving Wilds and Highland Lake for the Izzet duals, since I personally already have them for my main Standard deck. As you might expect, it helps a lot.

Did you go creatureless just because it's awesome, or did you not think there was room? I tried throwing in a one-of Squee, the Immortal for infinite chump blocks and as an alternate wincon once the board is under control. I also wondered how Cold-Water Snapper or Soul of the Rapids might do as a one-of for late game. If you know you can resolve it, then you don't have to worry about using the 4th Fight with Fire as a board wipe and ending up decking out without a way to finish the opponent off. I haven't tried it out yet. Maybe The Mirari Conjecture to land a 5th copy for 20??

Maybe I'm not doing it right, but Syncopate never seemed to work before or after turn 2. With no blockers, every threat has to be answered quickly, and if opponent has more lands than us (or is on the play) there's no way to answer low-mana threats. Late-game, you need to exile lands with Precognition Field to draw into more spells, and opponent naturally pulls ahead on land count. I'm used to playing Condescend in U Tron, so I thought I'd understand the play pattern, but it definitely could be user error on my part.

The biggest problem I ran into was indestructible threats. The best I could do was bounce them, but since this is not a quick-finish deck (and I wasn't successfully countering them on the replay) that didn't work. I guess Essence Scatter could be a solution, but you'll get 2-for-1'ed a lot. Maybe Deep Freeze could be a good budget removal piece for those threats?

Tethys on Snapcaster Pyromancer Tempo

2 months ago

I would take out Pact of Negation. Not sure if another Cryptic is optimal. A copy of Condescend could be something to consider for additional scry effects. You really want Delver to flip as consistently as possible.

Also, with the addition of 2x Opt, you could trim another land. Probably Wandering Fumarole. It's not a particularly strong Manland to begin with, and almost as a rule, you don't want to be running tapland in a Delver deck.

xyr0s on Forged Future

2 months ago

Here's how I would start on a midrange blue deck with focus on your favourite sphinx. I tried not to bring any cards that only allow for looking at the topcard, and apart from that just quality blue dudes. Plan for the deck is to stay alive (and it might need more and better stay-alive cards) until some kind of card machine starts rolling - either Magus of the Future og sphinx + top-deck-spying.

Perhaps grand architect feels a bit lonely, either needing something like Chasm Skulker or more Master of Waves, to make tokens to buff, or something artifact to help cast.

Creatures - 18

4 Conundrum Sphinx

2 Magus of the Future

4 Grand Architect

2 Thassa, God of the Sea

2 Kira, Great Glass-Spinner

1 Master of Waves

1 Nimble Obstructionist

2 Harbinger of the Tides

Spells - 20

4 Vapor Snag

2 Remand

4 Condescend

4 Serum Visions

1 Curse of the Swine

2 Spell Pierce

3 Spreading Seas

Lands - 22

15 Island

1 Halimar Depths

3 Field of Ruin

1 Minamo, School at Water's Edge

2 Faerie Conclave

1 Oboro, Palace in the Clouds

ArchonBlue on U/W Control

2 months ago

I've got a few suggestions that shouldn't really raise the cost of the deck.

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