Driven // Despair


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

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Set Rarity
Hour of Devastation (HOU) Rare

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Driven // Despair



Until end of turn, creatures you control gain trample and "Whenever this creature deals combat damage to a player, draw a card."


Aftermath (Cast this spell only from your graveyard. Then exile it.)

Until end of turn, creatures you control gain menace and "Whenever this creature deals combat damage to a player, that player discards a card."

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Driven // Despair Discussion

PonchoLibre on Athlete's foot

2 weeks ago

Have you considered Driven // Despair? Card advantage is always fun, especially when it promotes wildly throwing your dudes at the opponent. Plus it gives all of your tokens a bunch of evasion.

5hadao on Muldrotha, the RED-tide

2 weeks ago

Here comes another change up to the deck to make things a little more on theme and deadly

OUT Driven // Despair , Millstone , Contraband Kingpin , Traxos, Scourge of Kroog

IN Grim Affliction , Animation Module , Explore , Forbidden Alchemy

Drakorya on Hapatra, Queen of Negative Counters

4 weeks ago

I like running Driven // Despair in my Hapatra deck. It can draw you a heap of cards, and it's not hard to cast the aftermath part of the card in the same turn.

I'd also run Fevered Convulsions over either Trigon of Corruption or Serrated Arrows.

multimedia on Filthy Fungus

1 month ago

Hey, really like the name :)

You're playing this deck at Standard tournaments? I find this hard to believe, but more power to you, hope you draw well. Currently the deck is 62 cards...

Consider more Migration, Swarm and Sapherd? These are the cards that create Saps before Tendershoot. You say the early game strategy is to create as many Saps are possible, but you can't really do that with only one Migration. It's the two drop that creates the most Saps. Consider cutting 2x Oviya and 1x Bontu for 3x more Saproling Migration? Cutting 2x Duress for 2x more Spore Swarm? Cutting the last Bontu for another Sapherd? Sapherd is nice because it's a three drop to take advantage of turn one Llanowar Elves. 4x Llanowar and 4x Sapherd makes this possible line of play more consistent.

I don't think you need both Bontu and Plots as sac outlets I think you can choose one and cut the other. I think Plots is a better overall card with Saps. Oviya looks out of place I don't think you need her. She's not helping the Sap strategy and even as a token producer she's not that good, too slow.

For the manabase if you can get 2x more Woodland Cemetery this is will help the deck a lot. I mention Cemetery and not Blooming Marsh because Cemetery is a safer buy since it will be legal in Standard until Sept. 2019. Marsh rotates out of Standard this Sept. However, if you get more Marsh it will also help the deck. If budget is a concern then I suggest 4x Foul Orchard. More Golgari dual lands that can make either green or black, less basic lands.

If you're playing or want to start playing in tournaments a 15 card sideboard helps. A sideboard is used to give you advantages in some matchups. Cards that are good for the sideboard are: Duress, Divest, Thrashing Brontodon, more Vicious Offering, Golden Demise, Nissa, Vital Force, Skysovereign, Consul Flagship, Driven / Despair, etc.

bundyg on GB Elves

1 month ago

cmsrDPM thanks for the upvote and the suggestion. Ill add 1 of Inspiring Call to the sideboard. Sideboarding is not my forte, lol. My buddy plays control, and Shapers' Sanctuary was super helpful out of the sideboard in that match up. What do you think about the card Driven / Despair?

Elmoisamac on There Will Be Elves (Abzan Edition)

1 month ago

Wubyxx Thanks again for the suggestions. I have been running two Throne of the God-Pharaohs in online testing and it works great. I am considering cutting one copy of Chord of Calling and an Elvish Visionary to run 2 in my paper. What do you think? Any ideas on what to cut? Also, I have been testing Driven / Despair and it is insane when i cast it on T3 or T4 with a wide board. I might cut a 2nd copy of Chord of Calling to run a single copy.

magicsheep on Save the Rhinos! Tribal Deck

2 months ago

Thanks Kyle_Munzy for the suggestion! I agree, Driven / Despair is far better than Waxing Moon. I really appreciate the help.

Kyle_Munzy on Save the Rhinos! Tribal Deck

2 months ago

I would suggest Driven / Despair instead of waxing moon. It does have black in its aftermath side but look no further than the top half (driven). It's strictly better than Waxing Moon in your deck! Not only does it give all your creatures trample just like Waxing Moon but it also gives them an ability where when they damage the opponent, you get to draw cards. The best part though is that it's only about 25 cents a piece. I love the story that goes with this deck, and I wish you the best of luck in your future endeavours.

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