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

Baconfish on Unblockable Merfolk

1 week ago

Counterspell is also very much illegal in Modern. Try Condescend, Remand or Mana Leak.

Artful Dodge could help making creatures unblockable though I doubt youll need it.

Cold-Eyed Selkie could also be good draw.

Delta-117 on If you hate people... Play this deck

1 week ago

I kind of forgot to get to my one of my original questions, how do you find Chalice of the Void performs anyways in the deck?

I know Eldrazi tron variants play generally 4 of these, but how do you find their slight inclusion here?

Oh and by the way thought I would point out that Iconic Masters releases soon, and it comes with new art for both a reprint of Oblivion Stone, and Condescend which I thought you might be interested in.

LampeShades on Synapse Collapse

1 month ago

@weeds484 : Thinking about cutting 1 Censor , 1 Condescend & 1 land (either Temple of Mystery or Island) for 3 Opt; Thoughts?

JeskaiM4n on Mono blue control modern with no money

1 month ago

Maybe too much creatures, get solid game enders like Sphinx of the Final Word and play it as your only creature.

All the enchantments are just bad. Diminish and Whisk Away out.

There are ton of options to add:

Condescend Good counterspell

Think Twice Card advantage

Engulf the Shore Goodboard wipe for Mono Blue

Disallow Solid counterspell

Jace, Architect of Thought Overall very good walker

Psychic Barrier Straightly better Essence Scatter

There are so much more that i'm not going to list everything but there are maybe the best budget options.

And to make deck more consistent don't play so much 1 and 2 ofs, just play 4 of all good cards

Fryed_Mustard on Counter-Burn

1 month ago

Take out: Gut Shot, Mutagenic Growth, Mystical Tutor, Merchant Scroll, Enigma Drake, Spellheart Chimera, Vivid Crag.
Add: Delver of Secrets  Flip, Remand, Electrolyze, Grim Lavamancer, and maybe Condescend and Shard Volley or Rift Bolt or Searing Blaze which ever one you prefer. If you got the money Goblin Guide, Cryptic Command, and more Snapcaster Mage's. Sideboard could use some of these Spell Snare, Breaking Point, Flames of the Blood Hand, Sudden Shock and maybe Vendilion Clique and/or a Bribery to steal Emrakul, the Aeons Torn or Progenitus from an opponents deck. Guile Is a cool card as well.

wonderboyrox on Mono-Blue: Arcanis the Omnipotent

1 month ago

Would 3x Condescend not strictly be better in just about every way than 3x Syncopate?

Mandalorian on

1 month 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 ...

2 months 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

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