Duress

Legality

Format Legality
Pre-release Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Frontier Legal
Vintage Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Noble Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Brawl Legal
Standard Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vanguard Legal
Leviathan Legal
Planechase Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Arena [BETA] Legal
Modern Legal
Pauper Legal
Pauper EDH Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Casual Legal

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Set Rarity
Core Set 2019 (M19) Common
Iconic Masters (IMA) Common
Ixalan (XLN) Common
Eternal Masters (EMA) Common
Dragons of Tarkir (DTK) 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) Rare

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Duress

Sorcery

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

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Duress Discussion

Poseidon31 on Orzhov Vehicles

2 hours ago

Kambal, Consul of Allocation for Sideboard against Control, Burn or Combo/Storm.

Nihil Spellbomb for Graveyard Hate.

Duress against Control.

Settle the Wreckage against Aggro.

multimedia on Elves of Ravnica

22 hours ago

Hey Melanthios, wow, perfect winning records in all three events great job; I'm honestly surprised. I know this version of the deck is good, but not losing at all to Golgari is amazing. You're right about Loxodon he can be clunky and really requires a curve out to be good. This version can be aggressive with a good curve out into Loxodon, but most of the time it falls into midrange which makes Loxodon less effective. I also agree that Collector without Loxodon is not as good. Loxodon is the reason I'm playing Collector because on curve it can make Collector a very good creature, but if I don't draw Loxodon then Collector is subpar even with a curve out of Collector into Thorn into Champion. I've cut Collector from my Golgari version. Even though I'm playing Glowspore Shaman and Plaguecrafter who are both quite good at pumping Collector.

You're thinking of playing Benalish Marshal and Steel Leaf Champion in the same deck? I think this is a mistake and will strain the manabase too much with 7-8x Forests. Ajani is hard enough to cast. He's really the reason I included Flower; one mana to search of a Plains or Forest is good. Flourish is nice as a pump, but six mana is a lot for +2/+2. If you want a pump for Elves to be better against red then consider Radiant Destiny or Pride of Conquerors? Both these cards can be reliably cast on curve and are low enough mana cost to play one of them before Goblin Chainwhirler.


You're records are great, unfortunately I'm not having as much success with Selesnya; I'm having more success with Golgari. I'm going to be changing this deck soon to Golgari. A preview is Elves of the Swarm (GRN). The problem in Standard right now is there's too much creature removal, so many options. Selesnya just folds when facing a lot of removal especially against Deafening Clarion (Boros Angels, Jeskai Control) and Ritual of Soot (Esper Control, Grixis Control, Golgari). Golgari provides resiliency against removal where as Selesnya doesn't. Ajani's reanimation is great in Selesnya with Elves for recovery, but Golgari has many other options including a damn Elf who can recur any one permanent.

Golgari Findbroker, Find / Finality and The Eldest Reborn these are not just single cards that can recur other cards they can be engines. The fact that Findbroker can recur a Planeswalker is so good for recovery and value. Planeswalkers, Duress, Plaguecrafter, Reborn and even Underrealm Lich or Carnage Tyrant gives Golgari many tools against control.

The point of Golgari is to out card advantage your opponent which with the current pool of cards can be done and it's quite powerful. Ravenous Chupacabra and Plaguecrafter help a ton at doing this because they're versatile removal spells which can be recurred since they're creatures. You're right Lava Coil is a pain in the ass removal spell to play against, but even though it exiles I care less about 1 for 1 removal when playing Findbroker and Find. Unless my opponent draws 3-4 Coils then this card alone is not going to stop me from playing more creatures then my opponent. If he's not exiled being able to recur Steel Leaf Champion is very good in Golgari.

Abzan is also an option, a splash of white with District Guide for Shalai, Knight of Autumn and Remorseful Cleric could be worth it because all are excellent creatures to recur.


I'm sorry I'm changing my deck so much, but we are still in the early stages of Guilds of Ravnica Standard. I think it's great you're using this deck as inspiration for decks you're actually playing at tournaments and I don't want to discourage you, but have to expect that some versions are just not right at the current time. There are so many good options for Elves right now in Standard that finding the right one and being able to stick with it is difficult.


Leifon on Gonti / Use their wincon

1 day ago

legendofa , Villainous Wealth has been a hit/miss depending on the timing. If I end up grinding them out long enough I can pull the top 10+ cards off their deck and close the game. But if its in my hand too early, it ends up being a dead draw.

I've also tried to run Duress and Thoughtseize ,but the lack of draw in the deck, at my LGS, was fairly punishing.

legendofa on Gonti / Use their wincon

1 day ago

This is one of my favorite casual archetypes, and nice execution here. I would suggest cutting the Sultai Charms and maybe a couple of Chart a Course for some 1-mana discard, like Duress or Thoughtseize, depending on your budget. It's not truly ramp, but adding some 1-2 mana control pieces like discards and counterspells help get you the time you need. I also suggest adding at least two more lands.

How is Villainous Wealth working for you? I've never been able to get it running right without a much heavier green presence. Is it treating you better?

Unamused_Pupper on Budget Dimir Tempo

1 day ago

I ended up revamping the deck a lot, replaced Dream Eater with Thief of Sanity then adding better removal though cards like Duress and Dead Weight.

Dropped a Curious Obsession for a fourth copy of Siren Stormtamer, and just made the deck more streamlined by getting rid of Disinformation Campaign. It's a cool card, but a 3 mana draw 1 is way too slow when compared to Notion Rain, Discovery / Dispersal and Curious Obsession

Zavthedav23w on Rock Stands (NEEDS HELP)

2 days ago

Ok so I have a few points, your deck has a pretty wonky curve. All the one-drops might not be necessary and Duress/Divest is more of a sideboard card. The Vicious Rumors is interesting, I won't say it's bad but you could maybe put in something different for it. Instead of Underrealm Lich I would go for another Doom Whisperer since the Surveil and 6/6 flyer is just infinitely better. I noticed you wanted some Glowspore Shaman, I definetly recommend that. Also Golgari Findbroker would be really strong for you. Definetly at least 1 The Eldest Reborn in the main. I would do 4 Vraska's Contempt instead of Walk the Plank. It is good but it could be better, and a lot of the staples have become merfolk now that golgari is in the spotlight. I think you should play Merfolk Branchwalker and Jadelight Ranger, 2 insane golgari staples. Good luck!

Stazeeee on Abzan Knights/Midrange Version 3.0

3 days ago

Well you have me kind of convinced that 2 Settle the Wreckage would be good main board.

R/W Angels will always be a tough match up b/c that deck is more or less designed to prey on low to the ground creature decks. Deafening Clarion wipes most of your creatures. On top of that they play Lightning Strike and Justice Strike mainboard. In the sideboard they run Settle the Wreckage to help games 2 and 3. They play near 20-ish creatures most of which are bombs so spot removal isn't usually enough. You need board wipes to get card advantage on them, or they will eventually draw into another potentially game winning creature once you're out of spot removal from going 1 for 1. Four of the non bombs are Adanto Vanguard which are also tough to deal with. Then there's Shalai, Voice of Plenty which you have to save spot removal for, else it makes your Settle the Wreckage unplayable. If you really analyze the R/W Angel deck you start to see how strong it is, and how few holes it really has in its plan. It will always do well in a creature meta, but will struggle if the meta shifts toward control. Your deck on the other hand will probably have better match ups against control then they will. So I predict that as certain control decks like Jeskai gain traction, RW angels will lose traction, and you will have to worry about it less.

With a deck like R/W angels I think your best bet is to run them into a good Settle the Wreckage so that you can gain some card advantage on them. Then lock them down once they are top decking. That's why I say 2 Settle the Wreckage might be good mainboard. It's also a good card against most meta decks right now including mono red and G/B.

So maybe you could try something like this for game 2 against RW Angels: -4 Kitesail Freebooter (its gonna die to either clarion or Lightning Strike then they get the card you took and use it anyways...so no real advantage having it in), + 4 Duress (remember you're basically trying to wear down their hand and minimize interactions that aren't at least 1 for 1 or in your favor. So if you can hit a Deafening Clarion or at least spot removal its worth it). Probably -3 on planeswalkers (they will most likely be too slow and they have mostly fliers so pumping knights with ajani wont be great) for +2 Cleansing Nova +1 Vraska's Contempt. I'd even consider going -4 of one of your knights for +4 Ixalan's Binding. That maybe be a bit overboard, but think about it. If you can keep them from casting anymore of their big threats while taking whichever threat is on the board, that is 1 for 1 at the least maybe even up to 4 for 1 if they have more copies in hand or draw more during the course of the game. The only way they can answer Ixalan's Binding is with Conclave Tribunal and you have plenty of enchantment hate in your deck to win that arms race. So yeah I don't know if its a consistenly winnable match up even with this plan, but it gives you a decent chance. Ixalan's Binding is also a very difficult card for anything not running green or white to deal with (be ware of Assassin's Trophy, Knight of Autumn,Cleansing Nova, and Thrashing Brontodon).

Anyways sorry for the long post, but those are my thoughts on the matter. Hope some of it is useful :)

TKM1984 on Surveil

3 days ago

Dont you offen get stuck missing a few lands whit only 20. For the sidebord i might add somting like Duress maybe Moment of Craving and Thoughtbound Phantasm, 1 more Hostage Taker and maybe counter spells.

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