Devout Witness

Devout Witness

Creature — Human Spellshaper

, , Discard a card: Destroy target artifact or enchantment.

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Set Rarity
Vintage Masters (VMA) Common
Mercadian Masques (MMQ) Common

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Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Penny Dreadful Legal
Casual Legal
Pauper EDH Legal
MTGO Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
2019-10-04 Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Unformat Legal
Pauper Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

Devout Witness Discussion

SynergyBuild on

1 year ago

Make Karona, False God's spellshapers

Stuff like Devout Witness, Diplomatic Escort, Waterfront Bouncer, Dawnstrider, and support cards for these like Squee, Goblin Nabob.

Ruffigan on Lt. Unicorn, Commander

1 year ago

Looking through your stuff I think you could take out Devout Witness and Icatian Javelineers. Javelineers I don't think does enough and Witness costs a lot to destroy an enchantment. Considering most enchantments in PDH are auras, if you think you need more enchantment removal, you would probably be better off adding another piece of creature removal or more cards that grant protection to bounce the auras off.

Gidgetimer on Devout witness vs fling

1 year ago

Sacrificing the creature to Fling is an additional cost. Costs are paid during the casting of a spell, do not use the stack, and can not be responded to. So, no you cannot use Devout Witness to destroy an artifact creature to prevent its sacrifice.

DespairFaction on Angels

1 year ago

Hey I like what you've done with this list. I am definitely going to make a few changes to my Shalai list. Birthing Pod seems really sweet, since you sac shalai and go get karmic guide which is really important in this deck, and just other good value. Fierce Empath also seems really sweet. Miraculous recovery also seems really interesting because of the instant speed. End step reanimate a Reya is where I want to be!

How have Collective Blessing and Cathar's Crusade performed? To me they seem like they would be a bit underwhelming in this list. What about Cauldron Haze, that one seems really interesting and like something I need to try out.

Oh one card that Im thinking about adding is Devout Witness turn all your cards into artifact and enchantment removal...seems pretty sweet.

Anyway Id love to hear your thoughts.

RobotCowhand on

2 years ago

Replacements for Decommission with rationale.

Capashen Unicorn - Repeatable by bringing it back to the field

Disenchant - I'd rather have lower CMC than the potential to gain 3 life.

Devout Witness - Use to discard creatures from hand, provides targerts for with Alesha

Duergar Hedge-Mage - You have mountains and plains. Recurs with Alesha

DaringApprentice on Part-ners: Ravos, SoulCycler

2 years ago

This looks like a lot of fun, great to see these blasts from the past get used! One card that you might consider for ramp is Thran Turbine, could give you a free cycle each turn. As for lower CMC creatures, some that I think could be useful are Cryptbreaker, Stoic Champion, Ruthless Sniper, Cho-Arrim Alchemist, Pack Rat, Skirk Ridge Exhumer, Undertaker, and Devout Witness, since they get a different kind of value out of discards than cycling. Similarly, Key to the City and Smuggler's Copter can allow you to use discards for different kinds of value.

As far as other cards related to cycling go, did you consider Ash Barrens, Gilded Light, Stir the Sands, Unearth, Radiant's Judgment, Street Wraith, Viscera Dragger, and Pitiless Vizier? I'm not sure if those fit in perfectly, but they might be worth considering.

If you wanted to make all players discard but have you benefit more from it, you might consider cards like Oppression and Necrogen Mists. I also think Library of Leng is worth looking at, but it might not fit your strategy.

Do you think getting Hellbent is something you are looking to do with this deck? If the former, maybe something like Gibbering Descent, Asylum Visitor, Dark Suspicions, Grim Strider, or Hollowborn Barghest could be interesting. In either case, some card draw like Phyrexian Arena could be very useful.

Also, watch out for Stabilizer!

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