Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
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
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

Ragamander on X GON' GIVE IT TO YA

2 weeks ago

Oh, and Clash of Wills for Condescend , Rewind , or maybe some big splashy counterspell like Spelljack or Desertion .

drpeppercan on Sen Triplets

3 weeks ago




Mana Fixing:

The Rest:

Cards to consider ousting:

xxxavo on U R Delving for Miracles

2 months ago

-1 Dispel

+1 Condescend

I value the Scry 2, and counter all ability over the limitation to just instants, as I don't know what the meta will be like yet.

-3 Evolving Wilds

+2 Ash Barrens

+1 Terramorphic Expanse

Ash Barrens interacts better with Foil as it allows me to fetch an island to my hand.

-2 Vapor Snag

+2 Echoing Truth

As I'm not sure what my meta will be like, Echoing Truth can act as catch all solution.

-1 Flame Slash

+1 Thermo-Alchemist

To increase my reach a bit.

DimirAgent8 on Esper Curious Gifts

2 months ago

This deck is super sweet. Gifts Ungiven is an incredible magic card and this deck really makes use of its value potential. A few things I would recommend:

  • Go for the Throat is strictly better than Cast Down against most decks, since legendary creatures are much more common than artifact creatures. You could also play Murderous Cut if you weren't comfortable with the downside, but it does hinder your Curious Homunculus  Flip and Torrential Gearhulk package a bit
  • Hieroglyphic Illumination is super awkward in this deck since on 1 you'd rather cast Opt and on 4 you'd rather cast Gifts Ungiven . I'd probably cut them for 2 more Opt and another value spell
  • Thirst for Knowledge isn't great in this deck since you can't take advantage of the "unless you discard an artifact" clause very often. I'd honestly probably cut this for countermagic or removal but if you were really insistent on playing another draw spell Think Twice is much better, especially in Gifts Ungiven piles. I'd also recommend cutting Champion of Wits in this 3-drop slot since it's sorcery speed and your deck really wants to curve 1-2-4 with Curious Homunculus  Flip
  • Your countermagic package leaves much to be desired. I'd definitely play some number of Remand (if you can afford it) and make your 1-ofs Logic Knot and Mana Leak , or Supreme Will if you're REALLY lacking in card selection. Negate is just too narrow for modern (though it is a good sideboard option) and Condescend is only really good in hand, and even then feels a bit clunky without Blue-Tron levels of mana acceleration
  • Fatal Push would be very good in this deck, and from my understanding is pretty inexpensive right now. I'd pick those up and slot them in if you can.

The deck idea here is sweet, and I think with some minor changes it could make a super sweet budge deck. Good luck tuning it and have fun!

Icbrgr on You Arr A Pirate

2 months ago

I say if you wanna pay 3 for Convolute go with a hard counter like Dissolve . If the double blue in the cost scares you then I'd suggest Condescend / Mana Leak instead.

Also the synergy of artifacts may make Shrapnel Blast a neat choice over Bombard

hungry000 on A Bigger Boat

3 months ago

It doesn't seem like your counterspell/draw suite is good enough to hold out until you get to 7+ mana against combo and control decks. You only have two actual counterspells in your deck and you aren't guaranteed to hit your land drops with only 23 and not much card draw (Taking Turns, for example, plays the same number of lands, but most of their deck is dedicated to drawing cards and they still sometimes struggle to get to 5 mana on curve). Combo decks will just go under you and you'll lose the counter war against control. It does seem like you've taken the aggro matchup into consideration though.

Personally I think this deck would do a lot better if it were a variant of Mono U Tron that uses whales to win instead of Ugins and stuff. The tron lands allow for occasional fast starts to get ahead of combo, and Tron just naturally has a good matchup against control since they can make so much mana and go over the top of them. Condescend is also a really good card in U Tron.

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Condescend occurrence in decks from the last year


All decks: 0.05%

Commander / EDH:

All decks: 0.01%