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Duress Discussion

K1ngr3ese on Mardu Reanimator

1 day ago

Personally, I would run hand control instead of trying to splash another color. Duress Lay Bare the Heart Lost Legacy turns 1-3 respectively, instead of removal.

t3hkender on Vampire Lifegain

1 day ago

Good ideas here. I'm building a similar deck. A few notes from what I've found playing mine:

I'd drop one copy each of Mavren Fein, Dusk Apostle, Yahenni, Undying Partisan and Vona, Butcher of Magan because of their legendary status. I'd still keep three copies of Mavren to make sure you draw one, but I think four is too many.

Run Legion's Landing  Flip! Four of them! It's a great card and yeah, it's legendary, but never a dead card because you can always cast it to get a token and then lose one to the legend rule. It's probably the best 1-drop for BW Vampires right now.

Bishop of the Bloodstained has potential to come in for a huge amount of damage. I run four of these and also run two (might bump to three) Call to the Feast to curve into it. Spend turns 1-4 building as massive a board as possible, then drop the Bishop for anywhere from 5-10 life. Related, I don't like Queen's Commission as well. Call is just a little better and also fits a better slot on the curve, I feel.

Duskborne Skymarcher and Skymarch Bloodletter are both good cards as well. I especially like the Skymarcher because it can often get in for a little early damage, and it works well with Mavren, often giving you a chance to swing with a vampire that your opponent can't block, getting you a token without risking your creature count.

Shefet Dunes has potential, though I haven't gotten much mileage out of it yet.

I'm going to run Dusk / Dawn instead of Settle the Wreckage. It's a Sorcery instead, which is unfortunate, but it comes with the advantage of often being a one-sided board wipe since most of your dudes are small enough to duck under it. It also has the added benefit of being able to recover you from a board wipe by pulling a bunch of your 1 & 2 drops out of your yard.

Speaking of board wipe answers, while I like Bloodcrazed Paladin, I feel like it's a sideboard card. You could maybe run one or two copies main, but I think I'm going to keep mine in the side. It's also possible that Duress should also be a sideboard card.

Oh, and Anointed Procession. Because duh.

What do you think?

Argy on U/B Tezzeret Shenanigans

1 day ago

Yep, that works.

You'll want to run at least three copies.

Another way forward is Duress, which also grabs Planeswalkers.

BioProfDude on Mono B Aggro - Go for the Kill

2 days ago

Duress would be an ideal sideboard card for that matchup!

Uri on Let's Build: Aegisaur + Ballista ...

2 days ago

That's because Glimmer is the best 4-mana card draw available, it digs 4 deep ;).

But what I find important is two things; with Search of Acantza, if I spot a card really early on that I can use 'later', but need a different draw, I don't want to dunk it in my graveyard. Controlling shuffling helps a lot to dig this card away without loss of card gain. As well, is that Renegade map still is colorless. This means I don't 'have' to have a forest in my opening hand.

Abrade and Negate are no fears. You play this thing turn-1, and to throw an abrade on a renegade map is something rather unusual. A bigger fear would be Duress, as our opponent can not only discard the attune, but can also immediately see how valuable that attune is.

multimedia on TheGuyWhoNeverGoes4o

2 days ago

Hey, welcome to TappedOut. Sorry for the late reply, but I wanted to give in depth answer to your question.

If you're dead set on playing Tezzeret then you can use the recent winning U/B Control lists as a base. I think you can use this base to improve your deck. By simply adding Tezzeret and Swindle/Master as a win condition once you have control of the game. Outside of Tezzeret and Master I think you're cutting you're chances to win too much with a lot of cards that are less good then pure control cards or The Scarab God. Mechanized Production, Metallurgic Summonings, Torment of Hailfire and Revel in Riches these are not good constructed playable win conditions; they're too slow requiring too much set-up without enough payoff.

These cards are fine for casual play with friends or FNM, but you're going to be disappointed if playing them entering a bigger more important tournament. I don't like Riches because if you're playing it then you're also playing Treasure Map  Flip and with Map and/or Swindle using treasures to draw cards or play spells is much better than hopefully saving up until you get to 10 treasures to win the game.

I'm going to give you three different versions to consider, hopefully giving you some ideas from each version. First a control version that uses Tezzeret, Swindle/Master and Azcanta. The second version is improvise artifacts with Tezzeret, Swindle/Master, Rebuke, Map and Herald of Anguish. The third version is a mixing of the first two versions, it's Tezzeret control with artifacts.

The second and third versions are most likely what you're looking for because both gets more use out of Tezzeret, but I don't think either is good enough to take to a PPTQ. They're both more fun than the first version, if fun is more important than being competitive. The first version is the more competitive of the three versions. It's definitely not better than straight U/B Control with Scarab God. Different yes, better no.

Whatever deck you bring to the PPTQ it really needs to have a strong matchup vs Temur Energy, have main deck answers to The Scarab God and have a good sideboard plan vs Runamp Red. Temur, Red and U/B Control are most likely going to be the three most played decks at the tournament.




Good luck at the PPTQ.

TateEn on Dis-card makes you discard (only $16)

3 days ago

Neat deck! I think Duress might be a better deck card than Kitesail Freebooter, but I could be wrong. I ended up trading mine after it died the same turn it came out... every game.

Have you considered Torment of Hailfire for a finisher?


Tolis on Man in the Wilderness

4 days ago

Hyperalgialysis what would you replace with Duress and/or Harsh Scrutiny?

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