Driven / Despair

Driven / Despair

Sorcery

Driven:

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


Despair:

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."

Browse Alters

Trade

Have (1) metalmagic
Want (1) Bam5432109

Printings View all

Set Rarity
Hour of Devastation (HOU) Rare

Combos Browse all

Legality

Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Highlander Legal
2019-10-04 Legal
Block Constructed Legal
Pioneer Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

Driven / Despair occurrence in decks from the last year

Commander / EDH:

All decks: 0.0%

Driven / Despair Discussion

Daedalus19876 on Toxic Relationship: Hapatra EDH [PRIMER]

3 months ago

FunkiestBunch and OptimalGreen: Yeah, this set didn't give me much for Hapatra :( These days, the only new things that get added here are powerful draw sources, tutors, and (in the right block) -1 counter sources. With that said, Nylea's Intervention was an upgrade over Sylvan Scrying as a way to tutor Gaea's Cradle (since it can potentially grab me one or two other utility lands, or deal with fliers in a pinch).

Profet93: I've only cast Nylea's Intervention as a tutor so far, but it's actually been good so far. I'm happy with the swap.

Regarding Contamination, I've... considered it forever. I don't run many artifacts, but in theory my mana dorks should let me still have access to green. The bigger issue is that this deck is primarily green, especially in its wincons -- I have trouble winning with only black, and it cuts off my biggest mana generator (Gaea's Cradle). Though amusingly, it would make Cradle tap for B even when I control no creatures XD

I've considered Liliana, Dreadhorde General for a while. I love her as a card, and her ult is backbreaking, but Eldrazi Monument has proven to be pretty great. It permits an infinite combo with Yawgmoth, and makes me dodge most board wipes (ie, the easiest way to shut me down). Plus it's one of my three major ways to deal with fliers, and it's also one of my all-time favorite cards. Driven / Despair continues to be a disappointment every time I slot it back in, because of its one-shot nature. I just never seem to get it at the right time to really profit, even though on paper it looks amazing.

I'm running a good amount of interaction here -- I'm running 13 cards that I would consider to be a form of interaction, of which 9 are instant speed removal or protection. I'd never turn down more, of course, but what other interaction are you thinking?

PhyrexianAgent on Sultai Dredge

4 months ago

I would cut Tymaret Calls the Dead for Driven / Despair, since it gives the deck a great way to close out the game.

PhyrexianAgent on deep dregde

4 months ago

Narcomoeba triggers amalgam, and it is also very good with Driven / Despair, which a lot of lists run. I guess if you want to be more midrangey, it works. Decimator seems a lot better in this deck, tapping opponent's creatures doesn't do much, as it's fine to trade your recurrable creatures for their blockers.

PhyrexianAgent on Pioneer Dredge

4 months ago

I would cut the Cut / Ribbons for Driven / Despair as the price is basically the same, and it is way better in this deck. Deathrite Shaman doesn't really fit the theme of the deck, so I would cut it for Gurmag Angler , which is great in the late game with all those lands and Satyr Wayfinder s in your graveyard. Lastly, get rid of all of the basics matter lands and Geier Reach Sanitarium , and replace them with pain lands, since this deck will rarely have 2 basics, and waiting on your Stitcher's Supplier or Grisly Salvage is gonna feel bad.

Daedalus19876 on Toxic Relationship: Hapatra EDH [PRIMER]

4 months ago

cleandeceit: I'm thinking Driven / Despair as the neatest cut, potentially followed by Worldly Tutor . The problem is that I'm also trying to fit in Summoner's Pact ...

lagotripha on Pioneer GW Convoke Tokens

6 months ago

It feels ok, with the potential to be good. It just feels a bit clunky at trying to cast bigger spells reliably. You could also run Incubation / Incongruity to get a second card filtering option if you want to rely on bigger spells, but honestly just playing more 1 drops and trying to win before card advantage becomes a huge problem will do a lot.

In terms of draw spells, Camaraderie is cool, but its a six drop in a deck that is trying to cheat on mana. If you have five creatures on the battlefield, you can represent lethal with +3/+3. Expedition wants five permanents total, which is fine when you are looking at casting Pelakka Wurm and are running other ramp, but is a differently shaped deck- something looking at Song of Freyalise and less convoke creatures.

In card advantage, some things like Driven / Despair or leaning more into Venerated Loxodon with Oath of Ajani / Inspiring Call or just casting Return of the Wildspeaker or Shamanic Revelation will probably draw more cards, while offering a little insurance against a board-wipe by being faster.

skibulk on Faeries Ascended

6 months ago

Here are some other draw options:

There are also few other one-mana 1/1 fliers with bonus abilities, although they aren't faeries. For example, Spectral Sailor and Siren Stormtamer .

multimedia on Nope

7 months ago

Hey, Hapatra is a good choice. Some cards to consider that meet the budget restraints that might not seem as obvious:

Load more