Divest

Legality

Format Legality
Pre-release Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Standard Legal
Pauper EDH Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
Brawl Legal
Frontier Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Casual Legal
Unformat Legal
Pauper Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Dominaria (DOM) Common

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Divest

Sorcery

Target player reveals their hand. You choose an artifact or creature card from it. That player discards that card.

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Divest Discussion

wryguy87 on U/B - Pirates of Ravnica (GRN Standard)

5 days ago

Hi, Reynard!

Yes, I had in fact considered Divest. The older Kaladesh-Core 2019 version of this deck (Pirate God's Flicker) actually run a lot of copies of Harsh Scrutiny.

I really liked Harsh Scrutiny for that free opt, which is why I was more ready to main deck it. For right now I'm thinking about adding Divest as a sideboard against decks that are really heavy on creatures.

The reason I use Essence Scatter is I want a balance between having discard, removal and counter options. Removal spells aren't very effective against creatures with really good Enter the Battlefield effects. I also learned that Hostage Taker can backfire on you for that same reason if you're not careful. In the old meta Walking Ballista made me really regret having my deck focused so heavily on pure removal options. Once Ballista has already hit the field, it's too late to do much about it.

Discard spells are good at stopping a dangerous ETB creature from ever hitting the field, but the advantage a counter-spell has is that it forces the opponent to spend all their mana. In that sense, it slows them down a lot more than discard spells.

Thus, if I lean too hard on discard I run the risk of falling behind because I'm spending mana getting rid of their spells, but they can just choose to spend their mana on other things instead.

Zavthedav23w on Rock Stands (NEEDS HELP)

5 days ago

Ok so I have a few points, your deck has a pretty wonky curve. All the one-drops might not be necessary and Duress/Divest is more of a sideboard card. The Vicious Rumors is interesting, I won't say it's bad but you could maybe put in something different for it. Instead of Underrealm Lich I would go for another Doom Whisperer since the Surveil and 6/6 flyer is just infinitely better. I noticed you wanted some Glowspore Shaman, I definetly recommend that. Also Golgari Findbroker would be really strong for you. Definetly at least 1 The Eldest Reborn in the main. I would do 4 Vraska's Contempt instead of Walk the Plank. It is good but it could be better, and a lot of the staples have become merfolk now that golgari is in the spotlight. I think you should play Merfolk Branchwalker and Jadelight Ranger, 2 insane golgari staples. Good luck!

MrReynard on U/B - Pirates of Ravnica (GRN Standard)

6 days ago

Interesting list! Its giving me ideas for my own piratey build The Crew of the Black Pearl: Dimir Piracy [GRN]

Have you considered Divest as an option? Seems like it might be easier to fit in casting it in your early turns instead of holding up Essence Scatter in some cases.

Also if there is a build for Admiral Beckett Brass, this might be it...c'mon you know you want to splash for it.

Grubbernaut on Return-a-Rat

6 days ago

If you're going to run Midnight Scavengers/Graf Rats at all, you want 4 of each. Otherwise, don't run them as it reduces their upside drastically.

Also; Dash Hopes is a really, really bad card as it gives the choice to the opponent and they'll always choose whatever's best for them at the time.

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BioProfDude on Mono Black Control

2 weeks ago

Walk the Plank and Murder seem like good cards for this, and maybe a Divest or two in the sideboard might be good.

TogalUstir on Sultai Reanimator Combo

2 weeks ago

The Eldest Reborn is a really cool card, but especially since Rise from the Grave is also standard legal, I don't know if it can make the headline of a reanimator deck.

There are some ways to leverage it, though:

  • Golgari Findbroker can put the saga back in hand, creating some interesting loops.
  • Izoni isn't too impactful, but because of the delay, it will arrive when you have all of your mana open.

General Advice:

Zimmers_0 on

2 weeks ago

w33m4n So it didnt do so well against treasure control? I can sure add more discard, usually I use Plaguecrafter for that as I can just bring it back over and over but sure, more discard would help. Where you thinking something like Burglar Rat or actuall discard cards like Mind Rot, Duress, Divest, Vicious Rumors?

Hewer on Mono Black Control theorycraft GRN

3 weeks ago

Great points! It cleared my visions for the deck:) Just a last curious question - Vicious Rumors? I think I'd rather keep Divest and Duress, of course. But could it replace the rats? I see the point of paying 1 more mana for a 1/1 blocker, but I'm also in love with the thought of the deck running Vicious Rumors:b

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