Drown in Sorrow


Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
Vintage Legal
Penny Dreadful Legal
Pioneer Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Noble Legal
Hero Legal
Magic Duels Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
MTGO Legal
Vanguard Legal
Leviathan Legal
Planechase Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Heirloom Legal
Modern Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Casual Legal
Oathbreaker Legal

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Set Rarity
Born of the Gods (BNG) Uncommon

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Drown in Sorrow


All creatures get -2/-2 until end of turn. Scry 1.

Drown in Sorrow Discussion

saturn999 on Modern Mono-Black Midrange

3 months ago

Already +1 a while back. Love the deck. Drown in Sorrow is great in our deck. Helps in a ton of matchups. Plus it hilarious to drop when we have a couple Geralf's Messenger out. Cheers.

AkrosTheClear on General problems with Deckbuilding

8 months ago

the best boardwipes are cards that work in the highest number of different situations. what are you going to do when you have In Garruk's Wake in hand on turn 5 when you're facing down a lethal board of vampires. The same goes thing goes for Drown in Sorrow , it's not bad turn 3 to clear the board of dorks, but what if you top deck turn 11 when you're looking for an answer to Ulamog, the Infinite Gyre . The other thing you should focus on in boardwipes is mana cost. The best boardwipes allow you to wipe the board and follow it up with another play.

With all of that being said here are some of my favorites, boardwipes that I never let my decks leave home without: Damnation , Wrath of God , or Day of Judgment Blasphemous Act Austere Command Toxic Deluge Merciless Eviction Hour of Revelation

I rarely ever run single target removal in my commander decks anymore, instead running boardwipes, or multi target removal cards such as Decimate or Crush Contraband . You can never hope to generate card advantage if you always plan on trading 1 for 1 with your opponent.

And for the last question, put in as much card draw effects as you possibly can, not one time uses like Read the Bones , but cards that draw over time like Phyrexian Arena or Grim Haruspex .

marco-piatti on General problems with Deckbuilding

8 months ago

Hello everyone, i'm new to this format so i have very little experience in terms of deckbuilding. I would like to ask a couple questions:

1)when you are facing aggro players what are the best wrath effect cards to slow them down? And how many of them should you run in your deck? Of course a card like Damnation is great because with a mana cost of 4 it allows you to wipe the entire board. But for other cards is it more important for them to cost less to wipe out smaller creatures (like Drown in Sorrow ) or maybe to cost more but to be one sided (like In Garruk's Wake )? Also how many single creature removal cards like Fatal Push should i put in?

2) Same goes for counterspells.. how many of them should you run in your deck?Of course if you are a control player you would run more than if you are an aggro one but more ore less how many?

3) About Draw cards: if your deck is not already based on drawing as many cards as possible, how many cards that allows you to draw are you supposed to put in your deck?

hungry000 on Satsugai (black devotion)

8 months ago

Cry of the Carnarium is better than Drown in Sorrow with all the graveyard decks right now. Definitely needs Ratchet Bomb in the sideboard.

Valengeta on Satsugai (black devotion)

9 months ago

saturn999 thank you for your suggestions. Yeah Izzet drake or phoenix is a good deck and difficult to counter, but there are ways around it even in black devotion. Damping Sphere is good control :)

I think another form of mass creature removal is not a bad thing to have in the sideboard, although I don't want to destroy many of my own creatures which will make Gray Merchant of Asphodel pretty week as a finisher and also I need them to attack. So a Ratchet Bomb or Ritual of Soot is usable here in that sense, and Bontu's Last Reckoning isn't bad but it's a total boardwipe and better used in extreme situations. Maybe Drown in Sorrow paired with Ratchet Bomb is the better combo I guess? About land destruction I definitely want to get some of those lands you mentioned.

saturn999 on Satsugai (black devotion)

9 months ago

The decks cool! Plenty of answers and plenty of aggro too. If anything, depending on your meta maybe Ratchet Bomb and Damping Sphere ? +1 either way! Mono-black devotion is still a contender. Went and got 3-1 at a local tournament last month. My only loss was Izzet Drake or Phoenix? I'd never heard of the deck and didn't have any graveyard hate. Your deck would do well I think. Maybe some form of land destruction? Ghost Quarter , Field of Ruin or even Rain of Tears . And if you need a big wrath to just get rid of creatures on the cheap to back up your Drown in Sorrow Bontu's Last Reckoning is great for the price or Ritual of Soot . Idk, all depends on what you play against and how you want the deck to play. Take care!

saturn999 on 07: Dark Devotion

10 months ago

the deck is fine. Smallpox works against devotion strategy so that's a no go with our deck. Fatal Push is good but if price is an issue Victim of Night is great. Cast Down is nice as well. Liliana of the Veil is cool I run her in my deck but she can be meta dependent regardless of what people say. sometimes i'd rather drop a creature or do something else so I side her out. Thoughtseize is nice but Duress is fine and Inquisition of Kozilek is cheap now so you could add those instead. id move 2x Geth's Verdict to the side for emrakul or hexproof creature decks. Nykthos, Shrine to Nyx is ok but sometimes you draw it and it sucks. you're better off running just one. if you're not running x spells or drawing a ton of creature cards that you want to empty from your hand it's pointless to run more than one. I will say a 1x Bojuka Bog can come in clutch especially in the game one against dredge or izzet phoenix. I'm not saying the previous suggestions are bad or wrong, this is just my experience playing with my version of devotion in my meta. also, 1x Ratchet Bomb , 2x Pithing Needle 2x Relic of Progenitus in your side plus 2x Geth's Verdict . maybe 2x Drown in Sorrow 1x Whip of Erebos 2x Damping Sphere then whatever else your meta dictates? Mind you, those are just suggestions. put what you like and have fun! +1

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