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.

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Despise Discussion

TheSurgeon on U/B Mindcrank

2 weeks 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

3 weeks 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

1 month 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.

Cereal_Killer on draw/discard burn

1 month ago

For the format of the deck put casual, since it's not modern legal, but, I assume, you want to use as much modern cards as possible.

Then, I also assume that you don't want to spend a lot, so I'll try to propose low cost cards.

You have 16 things that do things when your opponent discards something, but only 10 cards that force your opponent to discard and 8 of them are easily destroyable creatures that also cost a bit too much mana for what you want them to do.

I'd suggest cards like Burning Inquiry, Inquisition of Kozilek, Duress, Despise, Raven's Crime to make your opponent discard

I'd also suggest cards like Dream Salvage if you want need to draw cards or Crypt Incursion if you want to gain something

Personally I don't like Vile Consumption. It works also on your creatures and does nothing if your opponent doesn't play creatures or has only big things (if I have a 5/5 I'd pay one life cause it will make you lose 5). Do you want something that lets you destroy some creatures? Use Fatal Push, Murderous Cut, Doom Blade, Lightning Bolt or stuff like that

Since you make your opponent discard and have only few cards in hand, you could add Shrieking Affliction nd Liliana's Caress

Last thing: 25 lands are too much. Just reduce them and add some shock lands (Watery Grave, Blood Crypt, Steam Vents), or check lands (Drowned Catacomb, Dragonskull Summit, Sulfur Falls). And, if they work well, you could also cut Thaumatic Compass  Flip

ERoss8 on From the ashes they will rise again

1 month ago

Understood, but Despise and Harsh Scrutiny can only target opponents. To this point, Tortured Existence or Zombie Infestation would be nice

Rise of the Dark Realms, Living Death, etc would be kinda fun

GoblinsBeatElves on $30 for 30 minutes - Mono Black

1 month ago

How are Duress and Divest working for you? Despise is also a thing if you need answers to ‘walkers. I like the idea of this deck. Nice!

Grubbernaut on Mono-Black Burn

2 months ago

I would sub out Blackmail for Duress, Inquisition of Kozilek, Despise, etc

I'd also remove Dimir Machinations -- the transmute is only very mildly useful with how slow it is to cast what you're getting with it on turn 3, and it doesn't give you discard triggers. Wrench Mind is a natural replacement, though!

Looks fun (: +1

misterprinter on Budget 8-Rack

2 months ago

APPLE01DOJ Thanks for your feedback! I'll be replacing Despise with Harsh Scrutiny and will be testing Norn's Annex.

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