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Noble Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Casual Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Pauper Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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2012 Core Set Common
Tenth Edition Common
Champions of Kamigawa Common

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Distress Discussion

leviathan_cross on Back to my Roots

5 days ago

Well for sideboard, definitely something to deal with eldrazi and other big threats, like Roast, Dismember and Terminate (which if I'm gonna be honest should be in the main board). Definitely hand hate such as Thoughtseize, Inquisition of Kozilek, Duress, Distress or Despise. Some graveyard hate like Grafdigger's Cage, Relic of Progenitus, Leyline of the Void, Nihil Spellbomb, Crypt Incursion and plenty more that I can't remember at the moment. Against Burn, the only thing I can think of off the top of my head would probably be Dragon's Claw. Against combo decks Surgical Extraction or Slaughter Games. Finally against something like Tron or B/W Control you have options like Stone Rain, Molten Rain or Rain of Tears.

I'm unsure what your local playgroup or meta is like, but these are some fine options to help board in against whatever match-ups you face. Good luck!

TheSurgeon on Open Skull Lobotomy

1 week ago

DragonzBane- Foolishly, the original deck used to have both Inquisition of Kozilek and Thoughtseize with a bunch of fetch and pain lands; and it was making me lose faster through the lifeloss of the combination of those cards. My opponent often had to do only about 12 damage to win. Burn decks wrecked me SO.BAD.

Since this is several versions later, and the land base has been tweaked a bit as to not hurt so much, I am putting the playset of Iok and Thoughtseize back in, along with 4x Distress. I'll update the deck soon, and I also have plans on revamping the description. This was the first deck I posted to this site and I was getting the feel for it. Now, it looks so janky compared to my other deck descriptions. LOL

Thanks for the reminder! I haven't sharpened this weapon's edge for a while! Update to be posted later today!


Landonius on Pauper turbo fog lantern control

2 weeks ago

I'd think that Castigate would be better over Distress just for the exile

Mandalorian on Hydra

2 weeks ago

If you want to speed your deck up you could add more mana dorks, preferably ones that come down on turn 1, like Birds of Paradise or Elvish Mystic.

If you want to protect your creatures you could play discard spells to play in the early game and take their removal like Inquisition of Kozilek, Duress, and Distress. Or you could play protection spells to play in response to a removal spell like Blossoming Defense, Ranger's Guile, and Vines of Vastwood. Personally I like discard spells more since they have more utilization.

ThePuolimieli on Ashes to Offalsnouts

3 weeks ago

Hey, I like the idea of this deck. +1 from me!

Thought I think Dark Petition could be changed to Diabolic Tutor or some other cheaper tutor if you know what you are searching for with it every time.Also more hand hate is always nice ( Despise, Distress, Duress, etc )

Keep up the good work! \o_

pytawidmo on Oddest art?

1 month ago

Distress / Distress are both freaky

dzapf2008 on 8-Rats and a Rack

1 month ago

Hey Nanernuts22, I would get rid of The Rack and add Distress, Despise and/or Mind Rot. Anything with card removal. Waste Not can be a powerful card with this deck, so I would maximize it and add 2 of them. Hope my comments help!

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