Despise

Legality

Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Penny Dreadful Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
Frontier Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Khans of Tarkir (KTK) Uncommon
New Phyrexia (NPH) Uncommon
Promo Set (000) Rare

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Despise

Sorcery

Target opponent reveals his or her hand. You choose a creature or planeswalker card from it. That player discards that card.

Despise Discussion

solarbeam on Black/White Control

2 months ago

BW control generally involves discard spells. You can get some good ones with Duress , Despise , and Castigate . If your friends play mostly creatures, then Harsh Scrutiny is good too. Hymn to Tourach is relatively cheap, but it's very very very very strong, play it at your own risk of creating an arms race between you and your playgroup.

Removal spells like Mortify , Unmake , Anguished Unmaking , Silence the Believers , and Declaration in Stone are all fantastic and I would recommend them over murder or avenging arrow any day.

Healer's Hawk is definitely more of an aggro card, if you want an effect like that, I would recommend Vampire Nighthawk . Obzedat, Ghost Council is incredibly strong, as is Blood Baron of Vizkopa . Vona, Butcher of Magan is incredible too.

I love merciless eviction, but you should really only run one, I would recommend you play some copies of Day of Judgment , Languish , Wrath of God , and Ritual of Soot to get those wraths earlier and keep the board clear.

I cannot recommend enough some Isolated Chapel s, Temple of Silence , Concealed Courtyard s, Shambling Vent s, and Caves of Koilos . Fetid Heath has recently plummeted in price as well, but I don't know your budget.

You'll definitely want some card draw to refill your hand too. In these colors it comes at the cost of life, for the most part. My personal favorites in casual decks are Twilight Prophet , but she is ridiculously expensive, and Kaya, Ghost Assassin . Arguel's Blood Fast  Flip, Phyrexian Arena , Greed , Sign in Blood , Night's Whisper , Damnable Pact , Dark Bargain , Read the Bones , and Midnight Oil .

Hope this was at least a little helpful!

Munchaus on DCI Banhammer

3 months ago

GoldenAgeBatman

Hey, thanks for the suggestion. I had tried Extirpate in a previous build, but I found that it was kind of narrow in use. Now that we have silver bullets like Lost Legacy and Infinite Obliteration at just three mana, we can be a bit more flexible. Extirpate is a great card though.

MJS154

Honestly, you really could get away with a budget build for the time being. The most expensive integral piece now is Runed Halo and thanks to UMA, it is already about $5 a piece. Swap Inquisition and Thoughtseize for some combination of Duress, Despise, and Divest to get that early game intel that is- list text here so important to this deck. A playset of Caves of Koilos and a bunch of basics would easily form your mana base. In the sideboard, Leyline of Sanctity can become Ivory Mask and Porphyry Nodes can join Sadistic Sacrament in becoming more spot removal such as Mortify, Anguished Unmaking and even Utter End. I wouldn't be surprised if you couldn't get it right at or even below $100. Good luck!

BS-T

Hey, thanks for that! I am glad you like it.

Non-Linear on WUBRG Sliver V8.0.0

3 months ago

@Verbatiam This is more helpful than you could know, and I am very appreciative of your feedback and suggestions. I do plan on keeping the artifact element of my slivers, I plan on adding other tribal enchantments/artifacts such as Door of Destinies, Coat of Arms, Heartstone, Helm of the Host, and Herald's Horn. Saheeli Rai is going to stay and the other is probably going to be replaced with Xenagos, the Reveler.

I am also planning on adding Training Grounds, Kindred Discovery, and some signets.

You make an excellent point with the removal and counters, I have a Dash Hopes and Despise because of their convienience. I will replace those with more blue counters and a Crib Swap.

I have already removed the cat for a Manaweft Sliver and will probably trade my Sliver Construct for another sliver card in my folder.

TheSurgeon on Unblockable Absurdity

3 months ago

Slither Blade (1 cost) in, Deathcult Rogue (3 cost) out. Drop your removal for 3x each hand hate cards Thoughtseize and Inquisition of Kozilek, so you're not guessing your defense strategy and counter timing. If your strapped for cash, try Despise and Duress. This leaves you 2 open slots for Bident of Thassa.

Your curve is so low, Drop down to 3x Mana Leak and drop a Swamp for perhaps 2x Wharf Infiltrator. Bumping your draw mechanic, working with your evasion archetype, and makes use of your duplicate Land, Throne of the God-Pharaohs, and Bident of Thassa.

Sound better?

Yamfish on Dimir Cipher

3 months ago

Maybe, instead of the 2x Mindleech Mass, and a few of the 4+ converted mana cost spells, you could add in some ramp, to allow you to consistently cast your bigger spells? Some Dimir Signets wouldn't go amiss! Plus, they're not the priciest cards, at around 80 cents each. In addition, if you're planning on adding a side board, Negate, Despise, and Duress all help combat some of the faster combo decks.

TheSurgeon on U/B Mindcrank

4 months ago

I would definitely replace your Thought Erasures with another Dimir Infiltrator, And one more of each of your combo cards. Need 4x of each of your combo pieces. There's nothing more frustrating than waiting to draw or the right moment to tutor your winning piece.

It also beefs the Transmute mechanic. Allowing you to use Muddle the Mixture as a badly needed counter, instead of a tutor.

Delver of Secrets  Flip feels weak in this deck. It doesn't add to your archetype, and relies on revealing your instants and sorceries, for a 3/2 flyer that dies to Shock. Consider Thing in the Ice  Flip, to make the spells you cast controlling the tempo of the game work toward a boardwipe and alternate wincon. Remember, the less your opponent knows about your weapon, the better.

Runechanter's Pike and Vendilion Clique also feel a bit out of place. Clique is just an expensive Thoughtseize, and Pike doesn't win you games. I would suggest more hand hate: Thoughtseize, Duress, Despise

Or more digging: Augury Owl, Opt

Hope this helps!

ellie-is on No Creatures Allowed

4 months ago

@TheSurgeon I actually started with Raven's Crime, but ended up cutting it at one point when I noticed I needed more lands and wasn't sure what else to take out. It's a great card (and Despise is nice too) but having to focus on targeting one player in a deck that's already pissing off the entire table felt a bit too risky. I figured I should either hurt everyone equally, or have the cards to take out specific threats that are currently targeting me, instead of trying to preemptively pick a fight with specific opponents and painting a bigger target on my back. Politics are important in decks like these.

saturn999 on Black devotion

5 months ago

how about starting your curve lower? Typhoid Rats is still with your theme. Bloodsoaked Champion can come back from your graveyard after you attack. Spiteful Returned, Baleful Eidolon Gurmag Swiftwing for 2 drops. maybe max your curve out at 3 or 4 but not too high or too many of that cost. that way you can play more of your lower cost spells quicker and more often. also, do you want to play kill spells or discard? Duress is cheap, Despise as well. Victim of Night, Disfigure, Geth's Verdict are all pretty cheap to own and can get the job done for killing creatures. these are only suggestions, i'm not trying to tell you to change your whole deck at all. anyhow, take care and have fun playing. that's most important.

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