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

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

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

Despise Discussion

Courtney43 on Golgari Scales Aggro

3 days ago

I was actually considering Despise as a budget Thoughtseize since it can hit Creatures or Planeswalkers, but the ability to hit other non-creature spells might be more useful I suppose.

Cardshark0000 on Rakdos Discard Control (Pioneer)

1 week ago

Wow, I missed the fact that Murderous Rider also hits planeswalkers; that's more than enough to warrant testing it out. Thanks! I think Dreadbore definitely still has a place in the sideboard at the very least, given how well it plays with Chandra, Acolyte of Flame and Goblin Dark-Dwellers , but removal which can be recurred with Kolaghan's Command is never a bad thing.

As for Davriel, I've considered adding him, but I've found the targeted discard provided by Doomfall , Despise , Duress , and Lay Bare the Heart to be more useful than some extra damage throughout most of the game -- Particularly when it can be flashed back with Chandra. I'll still give him a shot though.

Hi_diddly_ho_neighbor on 8 Rack

1 week ago

What about a card like Yarok's Fenlurker over some of your excess Despise / Duress ? It still attacks your opponent's hand early on, but it isn't a dead late game draw as it can apply pressure.

Blue_Flame on Suicidal All-Out Attack

4 weeks ago

I think you need a sideboard. Unless you don't intend on playing with one, I'll throw you some suggestions. Since you're on a budget, I'll consider that in my card choices too:

Discard Spells - Duress , Divest , Despise

Grave Hate - Bojuka Bog , Faerie Macabre

Creature Removal - Doom Blade , Diabolic Edict , Lightning Axe , Magmatic Sinkhole , Vicious Offering

Artifact Hate - Smash to Smithereens , Ingot Chewer

Darth_Savage on saddisct shitty mono black

1 month ago

The reason you are struggling to make this deck work is that it has at least two different plans, none of which it can fully support. Outside of this your deck has a glut of four drops and only eight spells which cost less than 3 mana, this is not a good curve as it means you do very little until turn three or four.

It is often repeated that you need to have a clear plan for your deck to function. You have a part of a punisher style deck with cards like Torment of Hailfire or Temporal Extortion then you have a Soulflayer plan with Xathrid Slyblade and other creatures to feed it. You need to pick one of these ideas, you can play a mono black punisher style deck, but it needs a discard package Duress and Despise for example as well as Dash Hopes and Sword-Point Diplomacy but everything in the deck needs to be focussed on helping your plan or keeping you alive. A Soulflayer deck is also possible, I run a variation on MonoFlayer at the modern night locally on occasion and can win rounds.

In summary; make a plan and watch your mana curve. I hope this helps, good luck brewing your deck.

JostinFrutz on $100 Jund

1 month ago

Hey Chasmolinker, thanks for the reply! The meta is extremely creature heavy. That's why I'm running Harsh Scrutiny in the mainboard (which I might replace with a Despise instead), with a third Duress in the sideboard to swap out when needed. We calculate based on the price on MTGGoldfish and I'm at $102 right now (, so you're probably right about Inquisition of Kozilek

We only have one burn-ish deck (which also happens to be me running a mono-red prowess variant), so I feel like lifegain can live in the sideboard for now (e.g. Pulse of Murasa & Spike Feeder ). I chose Grisly Salvage over Pulse of Murasa because I was getting mana-screwed pretty regularly. The cheap land package is really difficult to do in these particular three colours. But, Grisly Salvage is a card that I can use when I need to grab a land or when I want to grab a potentially game-swinging threat. And, I feel like since I'm not running fetches or anything that tosses things into the graveyard Pulse of Murasa will only grab low-cmc creatures that I had played earlier in the game rather than massive hulks that can swing things in my favour. That being said, Pulse of Murasa may be better in the late game, but worse in the early game (which is where I have trouble).

As for Aether Hub , I've felt like it's value is extremely dependent on getting Winding Constrictor or Glint-Sleeve Siphoner out. If you are desperate and have to use its energy counter, Aether Hub can be a dead land due to the high number of coloured spells in the deck. That's why I cut one. But, when it goes off, it really goes off! TBH, the land base is where this version of the deck really struggles (as well as the reliance on the Winding Constrictor / Glint-Sleeve Siphoner combo). So, any additional thoughts on these issues would be super helpful!

Bristling Hydra is a super interesting addition and might help with my Aether Hub problem. I'm worried it might be a bit slow and isn't a big enough payoff in the 4cmc slot. Greenbelt Rampager might also work in here. I honestly am not sure about either of those. I'll give it a shot either way!

Champion of Lambholt might also be a bit slot. On turn 4 and beyond, the plan is basically to play one big creature a turn (hopefully). So, I feel like Champion of Lambholt won't grow fast enough. I think you recommended Managorger Hydra in a comment thread earlier. Do you think either of these is better than Sprouting Thrinax in this deck?

Also, do you have a preference between Phyrexian Revoker and Pithing Needle ? I guess the threat and the ability to grow Scavenging Ooze with Phyrexian Revoker isn't worth the vulnerability it has as a creature. Pithing Needle is probably the better choice.

Other cards I've been thinking about: Domri, Chaos Bringer , Domri Rade , Chandra, Pyromaster , Arlinn Kord  Flip, Vampire Nighthawk

Dragaan on Rakdos deck-shredder

2 months ago

Forgot to say, if you insist on keeping the Harsh Scrutiny (as a budget fill-in for Thoughtseize or Inquisition of Kozilek), you should take a look at Despise . You lose scry 1 but are able to hit Planeswalkers as well as creatures. Duress is probably better than both, though, since you have Terminates (or Smallpox , should you decide to use them).

Daron6 on Torment of Nihil Waste

3 months ago

Hey!! First of all, Dark Ritual Is banned in Modern. You should cut Quest for the Nihil Stone for The Rack which is more consistent. You need discard cards xddddd. If you are playing on a budget use Despise and Duress . For creatures you can use Gurmag Angler which is really good and cheap. You need removal, try Fatal Push or Murderous Cut and Cast Down . Liliana of the Dark Realms don't do really much. Hope this suggestions help you!!

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