Crook of Condemnation

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Format Legality
1v1 Commander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Standard Legal
Legacy Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Casual Legal
Unformat Legal
Pauper Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Hour of Devastation (HOU) Uncommon

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Crook of Condemnation

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1 , : Exile target card from a graveyard.

1 , Exile Crook of Condemnation: Exile all cards from all graveyards.

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Crook of Condemnation Discussion

Lilo on Tezzeret control/combo

1 day ago

I would put Crook of Condemnation in the sideboard with the Sorcerous Spyglass and run more Walking Ballista and more Marionette Master anyways good deck +1

multimedia on TheGuyWhoNeverGoes4o

2 days ago

Hey, welcome to TappedOut. Sorry for the late reply, but I wanted to give in depth answer to your question.

If you're dead set on playing Tezzeret then you can use the recent winning U/B Control lists as a base. I think you can use this base to improve your deck. By simply adding Tezzeret and Swindle/Master as a win condition once you have control of the game. Outside of Tezzeret and Master I think you're cutting you're chances to win too much with a lot of cards that are less good then pure control cards or The Scarab God. Mechanized Production, Metallurgic Summonings, Torment of Hailfire and Revel in Riches these are not good constructed playable win conditions; they're too slow requiring too much set-up without enough payoff.

These cards are fine for casual play with friends or FNM, but you're going to be disappointed if playing them entering a bigger more important tournament. I don't like Riches because if you're playing it then you're also playing Treasure Map  Flip and with Map and/or Swindle using treasures to draw cards or play spells is much better than hopefully saving up until you get to 10 treasures to win the game.

I'm going to give you three different versions to consider, hopefully giving you some ideas from each version. First a control version that uses Tezzeret, Swindle/Master and Azcanta. The second version is improvise artifacts with Tezzeret, Swindle/Master, Rebuke, Map and Herald of Anguish. The third version is a mixing of the first two versions, it's Tezzeret control with artifacts.

The second and third versions are most likely what you're looking for because both gets more use out of Tezzeret, but I don't think either is good enough to take to a PPTQ. They're both more fun than the first version, if fun is more important than being competitive. The first version is the more competitive of the three versions. It's definitely not better than straight U/B Control with Scarab God. Different yes, better no.

Whatever deck you bring to the PPTQ it really needs to have a strong matchup vs Temur Energy, have main deck answers to The Scarab God and have a good sideboard plan vs Runamp Red. Temur, Red and U/B Control are most likely going to be the three most played decks at the tournament.


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Good luck at the PPTQ.


Thousandoaks on Tame and Channel the Champion of Fish Sanity

3 days ago

Hmmm, I'm not the most confident when it comes to sideboard. Generally, my strategy in sideboarding is comparing the strengths and weaknesses of my deck to the most frequent decks I'd play at my LGS. Based on that, I take out what isn't useful in my deck and add in what my be useful. That seems basic and self-explanatory; but for the life of me, I can't actually put it into practice effectively.

Based on what I see, you want to make sure that you can land your combo against high removal/control decks. You also will need something to survive long enough against aggro decks and burn decks and dino decks.

To that regard: I would actually move most of your sideboard into your mainboard, so that you can control the board until you can get your combo out. I'd made the following changes (again, these are suggestions -- feel free to disregard):

MainBoard: (Gives you more control until you can land your combo.)

Sideboard: (Adds protection against aggro and wide)

w33m4n on Treasure Production Control

1 week ago

geekoftheagesMarionette Master for sure. Went off 6 times tonight. Herald of Anguish is getting pulled. Likely going to use Prosperous Pirates in place or Torment of Hailfire maybe. Sideboard was perfect. Did exactly as needed. Crook of Condemnation even saw action against GPG tonight and came in clutch.

Rex_JB24 on Sultai Reanimator

1 week ago

Sideboard should have some number of Sorcerous Spyglass. The big issue that reanimator decks face is the graveyard disappearing to Scavenger Grounds, Crook of Condemnation, and/or Sentinel Totem. Spyglass can prevent all of these cards from ruining your fun while also hosing many other powerful cards in the format. Also, what's up with Dragonskull Summit? There isn't a single Red card in the deck.

MrMerrey on Paradox Engine

1 week ago

Thank, I've considered Crook of Condemnation for the sideboard as I can recur it once set up, but I've generally already won by the time I get a nice big recursion up. The main issue I have is I really need Memory to refill my library as you can easily mill yourself here if you're not careful, so Sentinel Totem can ruin your own plans.

Aethersphere Harvester is a interesting suggestion, Shielded Aether Thief is mainly there to block not draw cards, so the energy is a little redundant. I test this but I may struggle to crew the Havester with only 4 creatures?

Ramunap Red is my main problem hence the very low end cards in the sideboard, It has quickly beaten this deck a number of times. God Pharoah's Gift & Approach are such a good match ups though, They are slow enough that I can get set up and then I have enough Mana to out control both of them, Grixis or U/R control that a little more hands on are tougher matches.

AtlasXII on Paradox Engine

1 week ago

Seems like a cool build. You might consider Sunset Pyramid over Shielded Aether Thief. Without many energy producers, it seems really hard to make Thief a reliable draw engine. Not to mention you can run it out with Whir of Invention and sink mana into it even when it runs out of counters. Speaking of answers you can run out with Whir, Sentinel Totem/Crook of Condemnation Treasure Map and Aethersphere Harvester (which you can also fetch with Trophy Mage) are all cool sideboard answers for Graveyard decks, grindy control matchups, and Ramunap Red respectively that fit your theme perfectly.

K1ngr3ese on Ixalan Grixis Reanimator

2 weeks ago

Np, reanimator is my favorite. People will sideboard in gy hate but they rarely side in enough... one or two Crook of Condemnation usually the painful ones are Scarab Feast and Scavenger Grounds. Despite all the graveyard hate though, you still get to hard cast many of the creatures anyway cuz the gy hate stuff slows them down, you just need to be aware of the big hitters listed above, and not throw everything in the gy unless you side in disallow.

Just remember, when people add cards to their sideboard to target your deck specifically... your deck has arrived!

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