Dubious Challenge


Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Penny Dreadful Legal
Custom Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
Frontier Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Kaladesh (KLD) None

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Dubious Challenge


Look at the top ten cards of your library. Exile up to two creatures cards from among them and then shuffle your library. Target opponent may choose one of the exiled cards and put into the battlefield under his or her control. Put the rest onto the battlefield under your control.

Dubious Challenge Discussion

Skulloelegy on Rage in the Cage!! [Huatli Challange]

1 week ago


I thought about it, but that version is more of a go-wide strategy than go-tall, and Dubious Challenge is absolutely a go-tall enabler.

Chhris on The Safari Zone

4 months ago

Qolorful: Defense of the Heart looks great. It'll slide right in. I think it'll take the place of Dubious Challenge once I acquire one. Thank you!!

KongMing: I will definitely play test Warstorm Surge . I had Where Ancients Tread in the list before for a similar effect, and I found that I often had better things to do with my mana, and it often ended up as a dead card, or I just never got value from it. Surge seems suitably different though, and i'll give it a try. Cheers!!

Flux27: OOPS. Little typo. Thanks for picking up on that. I think I believed I was referring to Gideon of the Trials rather than Angel of Grace ! Thanks!!

mymanpotsandpans on On the Horizon

5 months ago

Homeward Path Would be sweet for my Dubious Challenge build maybe as a one of. Jeez two game ending fatties?? That's the kind of stuff we need in modern.

Boza on Type 4 cards

10 months ago

For that type of deck, I think you need to separate the deck into themes. For example:

Boza on Card creation challenge

11 months ago

Continue the challenge - choose a bad rare or mythic and remake it somehow into a useful card. Here is a small list of one card per color, but choose your own if you wish:

Dubious Challenge
Archangel's Light
Hero of Oxid Ridge
Naru Meha, Master Wizard
Hellcarver Demon

Boza on Card creation challenge

11 months ago

I have to mention it because it is one of the best ways to play Magic - Bulk Rare Draft. You get 45 janky rares and anybody else you convince to do it does the same. Separate them in 3 random packs of 15 cards and draft the cards. You make a 40 card deck with what you drafted and play games with each other.

After the games, you keep what you drafted and can repeat it next time, except your pool of cards is now what you drafted the previous time.

It is a ton of fun. Last time we played this, I got to cast a Dubious Challenge revealing a Boldwyr Heavyweights and Jalira, Master Polymorphist. I got to find a Windreader Sphinx off the giants and could pawn off my Keeper of Keys for a better card.

Turtlevoid on Elesh's Angels

1 year ago

Thank you Cereal_Killer for your thoughts. I really appreciate it. Now to address some of your concerns.

The point of the deck is to cast Dubious Challenge on curve, which is what the Serum Powder is for. It gives me a higher chance of having Dubious Challenge in my opener.

Making sure that I have the early game removal or stall tools is important so that I can survive in the case where I have to hard cast an angel or Elesh Norn, Grand Cenobite. So Path to Exile is a fantastic suggestion and I will indeed include it in an updated list.

Adding more Cavern of Souls is expensive and only necessary for hard casts, whereas Windswept Heath is a good add right now. I will definitely add more Cavern of Souls once I get the funds to do so.

Lastly, Anointed Procession and Doubling Season are only currently being used to make more tokens off of Helm of the Host. Looking at it again shows me that this is way too greedy and will result in a dead draw more often than not. What I will do about it, whether it's add more token synergy or reduce the amount of token doublers to better reflect how much token generation the deck already has, I don't know. I will think about it and post what I will do in an update later.

Again, Thank you for your input and hopefully this deck will continue to improve.

RazortoothMtg on What to do with new ...

1 year ago

UpperDeckerTaco I mean, I guess the last ability is relavent with Dubious Challenge.

The other thought I had was Hunted Troll type cards, but unfortunately the owner of a token is whos control it was created under, not who created it.

So I guess I just throw it in the 99 of old Trostani or Tolsimir

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