Crush Contraband

Legality

Format Legality
Pre-release Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Arena Legal
Penny Dreadful Legal
Standard Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
Brawl Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Guilds of Ravnica (GRN) Uncommon

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Crush Contraband

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  • Exile target artifact.
  • Exile target enchantment.
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Crush Contraband Discussion

lil_cheez on Balan, Wandering Knight | Equipment Voltron

8 hours ago

I love to follow the updates on this deck, I think the strategic planning of yours is very respectable

Any thoughts on Crush Contraband ? I've seen it being used in place of Return to Dust in some decks... the fact that it does not have "addendum" seem to compensate the fact that it is a little less flexible

multimedia on Teysa Karlov Sac them all

5 days ago

Hey, this is a good start, but I think you can expand on the idea of "sac them all" :)

If price is a concern then consider cutting Teferi's Protection ? It can clear a lot of price for more card interactions. Protection is a good card, but it's not worth $50 for a single card, taking up a third of the budget...

Budget cards ($1-$2 or less each) to consider adding:

If you like some of these suggestions I offer more advice. Good luck with your deck.

PiranhaWiz on Estrid's Masked Madness

2 weeks ago

You may want to consider enchantments with mana doubling effects such as Zendikar Resurgent , Mirari's Wake . I also think hexproof creatures work best with an aura theme like Slippery Bogle , Silhana Ledgewalker , Sagu Mauler . Asceticism and Sterling Grove are also amazing for this deck. I would add more destruction like Crush Contraband or Return to Dust even Relic Crush . Reclamation Sage , Indrik Stomphowler , Acidic Slime . Maybe even Seal of Cleansing

JoosetheMuice on Estrid's Masked Madness

2 weeks ago

I don't like Phyrexian Rebirth , Martial Coup , Bant Charm , and honestly most of your creature base. Shalai, Voice of Plenty Nylea's Colossus Archetype of Courage Loyal Guardian Celestial Ancient and Yavimaya Enchantress seem pretty bad in particular. I dont understand the +1/+1 theme you have here, you only have 20 creatures.

I would add Crush Contraband and or Return to Dust . Beast Within and Swords to Plowshares are also no brainers. Three Dreams is another solid one, it can search for pumps like Eldrazi Conscription and even pseudo-removal like Control Magic or Faith's Fetters

AkrosTheClear on General problems with Deckbuilding

3 weeks ago

the best boardwipes are cards that work in the highest number of different situations. what are you going to do when you have In Garruk's Wake in hand on turn 5 when you're facing down a lethal board of vampires. The same goes thing goes for Drown in Sorrow , it's not bad turn 3 to clear the board of dorks, but what if you top deck turn 11 when you're looking for an answer to Ulamog, the Infinite Gyre . The other thing you should focus on in boardwipes is mana cost. The best boardwipes allow you to wipe the board and follow it up with another play.

With all of that being said here are some of my favorites, boardwipes that I never let my decks leave home without: Damnation , Wrath of God , or Day of Judgment Blasphemous Act Austere Command Toxic Deluge Merciless Eviction Hour of Revelation

I rarely ever run single target removal in my commander decks anymore, instead running boardwipes, or multi target removal cards such as Decimate or Crush Contraband . You can never hope to generate card advantage if you always plan on trading 1 for 1 with your opponent.

And for the last question, put in as much card draw effects as you possibly can, not one time uses like Read the Bones , but cards that draw over time like Phyrexian Arena or Grim Haruspex .

multimedia on Aurelia, the Warleader

3 weeks ago

Hey, good start here. My advice is refine a single strategy to go with it. When you're on a budget it's better to narrow down and only play one strategy. As you get more funds you can expand on this, but when you don't have funds stick with one. Keep it simple :)

Helm of the Host is the card you want with Aurelia and you already have it nice. Most of my suggestions will be to strengthen the voltron strategy with equipment. When you have both these cards you want to be able to use them the turn you play them this means you need to be able to equip Aurelia for free, play Host for free, play Aurelia for free or all of the above. Playing Aurelia for free is difficult in Boros colors so lets take that away. However playing Host and equipping it for free is possible and that's a direction to consider.

Budget cards ($4 or less each) to consider adding:


Sunforger is one of the most popular cards for Boros players because it gives you card advantage in colors that lack a lot of it. You will hear "Sunforger Package" this is referring to a number of instants spells that are good to cast for free with Sunforger's ability. A budget Sunforger package to consider:

  • Mistveil Plains: can put a card that's in your graveyard after you cast it for free with Sunforger back into your library and then cast it again. This land lets you loop spells with Sunforger.
  • Knight of the White Orchid : search for Mistveil or a Plains and put it onto the battlefield.
  • Gift of Estates : search for Mistveil and other Plains. Helpful to make land drops.
  • Swords to Plowshares
  • Chaos Warp
  • Crush Contraband
  • Boros Charm
  • Argivian Find: recur an artifact or enchantment.
  • Dawn Charm
  • Oblation
  • Deflecting Palm
  • Wild Ricochet
  • Eerie Interlude : save your creatures from a board wipe get more value from creatures with ETB abilities.
  • Wear / Tear : can combine and use both Wear and Tear when casting it with Sunforger.

This is an example of a simple base Sunforger package; it can be expanded on and made much more complex.

If you like some of these suggestions then I offer help to make cuts and if you have any questions feel free to ask. Good luck with your deck.


multimedia on HeavenSent

3 weeks ago

Hey, welcome to TappedOut :) Saw your forum topic asking for help. Very nice first deck. I'm here to give advice therefore I'm going to suggest a lot of upgrades. I hope this doesn't upset you as this is by no means a slight on your deck building.

Orzhov is a really hot guild right now for causal Commander because of Teysa Karlov. Tymna is one of the best Orzhov creatures in Commander, but to abuse her ability you want evasive creatures because they have to do combat damage to opponents to draw cards. Consider expanding on the theme of tokens, Spirit tokens (afterlife) and other flying tokens/creatures? Tokens are good with Teysa as well as Ravos since he's an anthem. Teysa gives tokens lifelink which is helpful to regain life after losing it to draw from Tymna.

Budget cards ($4 or less each) to consider adding:

  • Caves of Koilos
  • Tainted Field
  • Reliquary Tower : staple land, no max hand size is helpful when playing and utilizing Tynma as well as Skullclamp.
  • Luminarch Ascension : powerful card in multiplayer Commander since it looks at each opponent's end step. Repeatable source of 4/4 flying tokens is amazing.
  • Doomed Traveler : combines with Skullclamp and Teysa to draw lots of cards.
  • Tithe Taker : same as Traveler as well as makes it harder for your opponents to cast spells or activate abilities during your turn.
  • Aven Mindcensor : staple white creature, tutors are a huge part of Commander this prevents your opponents from using them effectively. Flying helps with Tynma.
  • Reveillark : staple white creature, combos with Karmic Guide and is very good with Teysa. Can reanimate Teysa/Tynma as well as creatures with afterlife. Good with recursion of Ravos.
  • Karmic Guide : staple white creature, combos with Reveillark to reanimate lots of 2 or less power creatures. Good with recursion of Ravos.
  • Spectral Procession
  • Lingering Souls
  • Blind Obedience : helps to clear away some blockers to do combat damage to opponents. Mana rocks are huge part of Commander and this prevents your opponents from using rocks the turn they play them. Extort is nice to gain some life and make opponents lose life.
  • Spirit Bonds : repeatable way to make flying tokens.
  • Edgewalker : Tymna and Ravos are Clerics this reduces their mana costs. Tymna costs only one mana and Ravos three mana. There's also a lot of other Clerics here.
  • Pitiless Plunderer : creates treasures, very good with Teysa and a sac outlet. Works with tokens.
  • Ayli, Eternal Pilgrim : sac outlet and repeatable exile. With Edgewalker she's free to cast.
  • Soul Warden : gain life when creatures ETB (enter the battlefield) even opponents creatures, tokens ETB when they're created.
  • Soul's Attendant : same as Warden.
  • Sun Titan : staple white creature, reanimate any 3 or less permanent when ETB or attacks is great.
  • Swords to Plowshares : staple white removal, exile is very helpful in Commander.
  • Crush Contraband : exiling any two artifacts or enchantments at instant speed for four mana is good.
  • Orzhov Signet : two drop mana rock.

Can add all these cards for about $25. All for less than one Demonic Tutor , haha :)


Cards to consider cutting:

  • Orzhov Guildgate
  • New Benalia
  • Forge of Heroes
  • Basilica Bell-Haunt
  • Ghost Council of Orzhova
  • Loyal Unicorn
  • Necrotic Ooze
  • Regal Bloodlord
  • Skeletal Vampire
  • Syndicate Guildmage
  • Visara the Dreadful
  • Butcher of Malakir
  • Hero of Precinct One
  • Pitiless Pontiff
  • Perpetual Timepiece
  • Blessing of Leeches
  • Open the Graves
  • Consecrate / Consume
  • In Garruk's Wake
  • Pull from Eternity
  • Mortify
  • Sorin, Grim Nemesis

Good luck with your deck.


multimedia on Raff crapashen 2.0

1 month ago

Hey, nice budget deck, less than $100, well done.

Budget upgrades ($2 or less each, most are less than $1) to consider:

Can add all these cards for about $20. I offer more help if you would like.

Good luck with your deck.


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