Target opponent reveals their hand. You choose a noncreature, nonland card from it. That player discards that card.

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Set Rarity
Core Set 2021 (M21) Common
Mystery Booster (MYS1) Common
Core Set 2020 (M20) Common
Core Set 2019 (M19) Common
Iconic Masters (IMA) Common
Ixalan (XLN) Common
Eternal Masters (EMA) Common
Dragons of Tarkir (DTK) Common
Duel Decks Anthology (DD3) Common
Modern Event Deck (MD1) Common
Magic 2014 (M14) Common
Magic 2013 (M13) Common
Premium Deck Series: Graveborn (GRV) Common
2011 Core Set (M11) Common
2010 Core Set (M10) Common
Duel Decks: Divine vs. Demonic (DDC) Common
Seventh Edition (7ED) Common
Urza's Saga (USG) Common
Promo Set (000) Common

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Format Legality
Pioneer Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Magic Duels Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Leviathan Legal
Pauper Legal
Vintage Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Arena Legal
Frontier Legal
Standard Legal
Penny Dreadful Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Casual Legal
Highlander Legal
Historic Legal
Brawl Legal
Modern Legal
Block Constructed Legal
Pre-release Legal
Unformat Legal
Pauper EDH Legal
Noble Legal
Legacy Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal

Duress occurrence in decks from the last year

Commander / EDH:

All decks: 0.01%


All decks: 0.15%

Golgari: 0.46%

Rakdos: 0.38%


All decks: 0.08%

Black: 4.39%

Golgari: 0.36%


All decks: 0.43%

Duress Discussion

Scallywallwest on Jund in pioneer

1 day ago

Hey, I was looking this deck over again, and I noticed that you could really improve the consistency here. You're leaning really heavily on black for removal, (you need to fix your land base to accommodate this, getting rid of some forests or so) and you have a lot of instances when you only have 1-2 removal spells of a certain kind. I'd suggest taking out the 1 Eliminate for a 3rd Murderous Cut, perhaps sideboarding Broken Bond, adding in a 3rd copy of Duress and a second copy of Dreadbore for that.

To help out your combo with Hazoret the Fervent + Rotting Regisaur, you may want to add in some more Cathartic Reunions. And, if, during our m21 draft, you pull a Grim Tutor, that would help you greatly. I'd also be willing to trade for it, just saying.

Boza on Sultai RecSurPod - Feb. 6th, 2020

1 week ago

I was looking for a deck that had Pod in it, looked at the points spread I would want and found this gem with the exact points spread that I wanted.

I have made some changes, visible in RecSurPod, chiefly removing the one-mana discards, adding an important new addition in Fiend Artisan which is yet another pod effect and another very good creature in Soulherder.

I am throughly confused by the inclusion of Chainweb Aracnir. What role does it serve? a more useful creature like Scavenging Ooze or additional searcher like Recruiter of the Guard would be more useful. Current changes I have made:

Tylord2894 on Oona, Queen of the Fae: ...

1 week ago

Saying that you "choose the color before the ability resolves" would mean there is a moment before you start to resolve a spell/ability where those decisions are made. Let's take an effect like Duress. If I have to choose a noncreature, nonland creature before I saw my opponent's hand, then Duress would be a completely unplayable (and confusing) card. The point of an effect like Duress is that you get to use the knowledge that you gain from looking at someone's hand when you choose a card.

Oona's ability requires that you make a similar choose to that of Duress but at a different time. In both cases though, you make your decision during the resolution of the spell/ability.

zAzen7977 on LILIANA’S EMBRACE (Rakdos Reanimator M21)

1 week ago

Thanks for the suggestions tru13. Unleash Fury looks especially effective. I’ll test it out.

Against mill, I would think this deck would be strong, considering the reanimation spells and Kroxa. The sideboard is theoretically set up to help in a situation like you described. Pharika's Libation is black’s only answer to enchantments, besides catching it early with Duress or discarding it with Liliana’s +1. I would switch out the self-mill and Embraces to make room.

lagotripha on No-Double Modern Necromancy

1 week ago

This is a cute list.

I feel like with the number of other 1/2 mana zombies and a well planned sideboard (15 Duress variants is an option) you might be able to swing an fnm or two, which is wild for a singleton list.

Specifically, I'd look at Gray Merchant of Asphodel Rotting Rats,Foulmire Knight, Midnight Reaper, the 1 mana cast from graveyard zombies, and value options like Graveborn Muse or Necromancer's Stockpile

I don't like Forever Young type effects outside of combos where you draw your entire library. Another zombie will almost always be more useful.

Finally, Lich's Mirror , reset, Bump in the Night/Gonti's Machinations is the most hilarious way to win a game.

Good luck and happy brewing.

Infinity_Dragon_Blade on M21 Dimir "Delver"

1 week ago

That's a cool looking deck. I had a similar idea. I think Duress is a good one drop to enable turn 3 storm wing. One suggestion I have is repalicing Frantic Inventory with Winged Words since all of your creatures have flying and it has a better failcase.

ilovemydoghisnameistuna on Rude (occasionally)

2 weeks ago

I might use some discard spells like Duress to get those pesky counterspells and other crap you don't want to see out of the way. Also, maybe replace Sphinx's Insight with something else that can draw cards for cheap at instant speed; you already want to be at instant for Improbable Alliance to work.

SynergyBuild on Tinybones

2 weeks ago

"So, I cast Tinybones, Trinket Thief, does it resolve?"

"Yes, Tinybones, Trinket Thief resolves, dude, I'm playing mono-white, and I only have one mana, and you Duressed me like a second ago."

"Yeah, but you, know, you didn't counter my other spells..."

"So? Dude, why would that make you think I had more counterspells? You already Duressed me!"

"But read his flavor text, he says that big distraction stuff so I thought you just let duress through to counter my big threat in Tinybones, Trinket Thief!"

"You are a boneheaded moron, dude, you saw my hand like a second ago with that Duress. WHAT COULD I HAVE COUNTERED THIS FRIGGIN PIPSQUEAK WITH? Ugh, sorry, it's just a game, I know, you can be such a big headed idiot sometimes, but it's all a part of your charm."

"Dude, I can't be boneheaded and big headed. The card's name is Tinybones"

"I concede."

"Before you do, can I go to endstep so I can draw a card off of that Mana Tithe I made you discard?"


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