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Frontier Legal
Vintage Legal
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Noble Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Brawl Legal
Standard Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vanguard Legal
Leviathan Legal
Planechase Legal
Duel Commander Legal
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Pauper Legal
Pauper EDH Legal
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Archenemy Legal
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Duress Discussion

Icbrgr on Rakdos - Are there really ...

1 day ago

As far as sideboard options go; I ran Ratchet Bomb for the longest time as a way to deal with enchantments... eventually I realized that by the time i got enough counters on it the 2-4 CMC Enchantment had already done what it needed to do to beat me anyway.... so now I run other tech like Torpor Orb to increase my chances to win in other matchups. You could splash to gain access to enchantment removal spells like Destructive Revelry ?

For the main deck I say play to the strength has with low CMC discard spells like Duress or Inquisition of Kozilek / Thoughtseize . The perk of being able to pluck out a Jace, the Mind Sculptor early on in other matchups feels good too.

PhthisisClock on Negative Creep Modern

1 week ago

Rez09... thanks for your comments. I'm actually going to try running Everlasting Torment ... I think it was suggested a while back but I never tried it, and subsequently forgot about it. I updated my decklist to accurately reflect the deck as-of-late. I switched out a few things, moved Fatal Push and Blowfly Infestation to sideboard, added 3x Scarscale Ritual s (insane draw value really), moved Duress back to mainboard... the Vraska will be removed, as I don't need it, and Fate Transfer may be removed ultimately.

I've faced only a few different builds recently, but this encarnation seems to be pretty strong. I'm finally getting to the point where I have almost all the elements that I want (removal, draw, control, tutoring, disruption, strength) but am trying to get the balance down now.

Thanks for checking out my build. Cheers!

Kjartan on All Your Life Are Belong To Us

1 week ago

As for the sideboard, I don't think you need more lifegain. You're already going to demolish burn, and switching out your maindeck cards for sideboard option that doesn't really accomplish anything you didn't already do, probably won't increase your winrate too much.

I think you should look into cards that interacts with unfair decks.

Duress would be good for starters, but if you've got some copies, or the money:

Rest in Peace , Surgical Extraction , Path to Exile (Which would also be great in the mainboard), Stony Silence , Damping Sphere , Grafdigger's Cage , Settle the Wreckage , Thoughtseize (which is also maindeckable), Fulminator Mage , Runed Halo or/and Fracturing Gust are all optiojn I support.

FastIsFaster on [RNA] Cruel Grixis

1 week ago

Personally, I would cut Ritual of Soot . I think that card is way better coming out of the SB, but main-decking it seems a bit risky, unless your local meta is very low-drop heavy.

Just my perspective, but your sideboard looks a little bit like its just more of what your deck already does, and not a toolbox to adjust your deck to better your chances against another matchup. I don't know if things like more copies of Hostage Taker , Ravenous Chupacabra , or even the copy of Quasiduplicate actually help you turn the tables against your worse matchups.

Something like Duress is a staple of SBs for black decks, as it hits control hands hard on T1, and in the current meta you can usually grab something out of mono-Red's hand too. Any of the three cards I mentioned above could also be boarded out for Spell Pierce or more Dive Down , to help you in matchups where your creatures are targeted.

vomitpile on Mardu Hero (RNA Standard)

1 week ago

L0TTO haven’t played it but I can any deck playing a lot of wraths being a difficult matchup, and their creatures outsize ours very quickly. Duress can help take away the removal, but if they have more than one sweeper it’s probably over every time. I’ve thought about trying to go either jeskai and just splash the black for Judith and split cards or Esper splashing red for Judith and Heroic Reinforcements , both would give you Counterspells which is what you really want there. Having Spell Pierce and Negate to protect the board could go a long way, but it makes the mana even more punishing which leaves you vulnerable to red, although the counters help there too. Maybe give that a whirl and see if some added interaction helps, good luck!

SynergyBuild on Royal Assassin Out of Retirement

1 week ago

This could be a slick Mono-Black list. Probably a mono-black devotion deck. Gray Merchant of Asphodel , Geralf's Messenger , and Relentless Dead as a mini-zombie theme, Gatekeeper of Malakir , Bloodghast , and Kitesail Freebooter s to finish up the creature-base, with seriously high-value creatures, all of which add to devotion, and the rest of the mainboard can be removal like Fatal Push , Disfigure , Echoing Decay , Go for the Throat , etc. as well as discard in the forms of Thoughtseize and Inquisition of Kozilek .

For a price, Liliana of the Veil / Liliana, the Last Hope / Phyrexian Obliterator are all fine inclusions.

A sideboard filled with Duress against control (as though they could surive your onslaught of discard and recursive threats in the mainboard), Leyline of the Void against dredge and phoenix, Fulminator Mage against tron, Whip of Erebos for needed midrangy lifegain and recursion shenanigans, and whatever suits your meta, be it Ratchet Bomb against artifacts, tokens, or enchantments you find troublesome, Night of Souls' Betrayal for anti-swarm, Phyrexian Arena / Dark Confidant if you need some more grind, etc.

Ch0ppah on EXILE

1 week ago

The mainboard looks pretty solid. I like the idea of the deck, building around Kaya is interesting. I had no idea about that Fall of Thran + Remorseful Cleric combo, thank you for enlightening me. I have 2 sideboard suggestions, that being 3-4 Duress and also 3-4 Moment of Craving . Duress is super helpful in a control V control matchup, sideboarding it in can help get rid of counter magic, removal spells, and really anything that can help a control player keep the board on lockdown. Craving is an excellent pick against aggro since it basically sets aggro two steps back, one being pinging a creature and the second being gaining some life. Sideboarding in Kaya's Wrath probably wouldn't be bad either, seeing how you have very few creatures and can help get rid of any minions your opponent decides not to swing with if he anticipates a Settle.

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Duress occurrence in decks from the last year


All decks: 0.12%

Black: 1.09%

Rakdos: 0.28%

Golgari: 0.18%


All decks: 0.13%

Black: 1.16%

Golgari: 0.24%

Rakdos: 0.31%

W/B (Orzhov): 0.16%

U/B (Dimir): 0.77%


All decks: 0.34%

Black: 0.73%

Golgari: 1.11%

Commander / EDH:

All decks: 0.02%

Black: 0.13%

Golgari: 0.04%

Rakdos: 0.08%