Duress

Legality

Format Legality
Modern Legal
Legacy Legal
Vintage Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Frontier Legal
Pauper Legal

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Set Rarity
Eternal Masters Common
Dragons of Tarkir Common
Modern Event Deck Common
Magic 2014 Common
Magic 2013 Common
Premium Deck Series: Graveborn Common
2011 Core Set Common
2010 Core Set Common
Duel Decks: Divine vs. Demonic Common
Seventh Edition Common
Urza's Saga Common
Promo Set Rare

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Duress

Sorcery

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

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Duress Discussion

doozy on Purgatory (B/R Control)

5 hours ago

APPLE01DOJ You're definitely right on your evaluation of Thoughtseize. I've been considering dropping Duress for the 3rd, and this conversation has basically convinced me.

Fatal Push has been great, but as you said my current list is lacking reach mostly because of having no Lightning Bolt.

I'm going to be doing more testing and I'll change up my removal suite a bit. I'll see how things go.

Bridge isn't a great fit just because my main wincon has 5 power, and there's no way I'm keeping 5 cards in my hand with this list. Thanks again for your comment, you have given me a considerable amount to think on.

trixster87 on Rakdos r/b aggro/midrange WIP

12 hours ago

with a third of your deck being noncreature spells have you considered Young Pyromancer and Monastery Swiftspear? they have good synergies and help push damage.

Here's a budget simple sideboard to start out with:
3 Tormod's Crypt
4 Duress
2 Crumble to Dust
3 Kolaghan's Command
2 Shatterstorm
1 Lost Legacy

Sargeras on NETDECKERS BEWARE: A WILD HOMEBREW APPEARS!

1 day ago

Durkle

Thanks for commenting!

I think you've got the right idea for black to be the budget splash (The original idea was grixis, so I'll swap red into the upgrade tab instead) as such I've swapped out what was there for what there is now, I think Duress can be a sideboard card tacked on in game 2 should it be needed. Building this deck on a budget was more for other people then myself, so I have no problem raising it another $10 or so. (Flaying Tendrils is just better then Infest) I did get that Scrying would help my opponent, but I figured getting to Shared Fate was more important then what came after it, but with a tutor I think it'll be alright.

Durkle on NETDECKERS BEWARE: A WILD HOMEBREW APPEARS!

2 days ago

I think you should be splashing black instead of red. You're only using red for creature interaction and a marginal amount of filtering. Black does both of those things better and you also get access to hand disruption, which is absolutely incredible before you drop a shared fate to ensure they have no way to stop it, and you won't care about your opponents having hand disruption once the shared fate sticks.

Should be playing Fatal Push and Dismember and stuff to deal with creatures. Play Inquisition of Kozilek instead of Peek, which doesn't really do anything. You'll definitely want another though. You can probably get away with Duress and/or Despise over Thoughtseize or Inquisition I guess if you're trying to stay within budget. Maybe Infest if you want a sweeper effect, Night's Whisper instead of Looting, Brainspoil as a tutor for Shared Fate. The upside to black is just so much higher.

You even get way better sideboard options. More hand disruption, more sweepers, more kill spells. Whatever's the best in the matchup. If you still want a LD spell, you have Rain of Tears. If you want a fog against hyper aggro decks, Darkness. You don't have a ton for artifacts and stuff, but a couple copies of Echoing Truth and hand disruption should get the job done.

On a seperate note, I wouldn't play Dissolve or any scry lands. Scrying is bad. Not sure if you've made the connection, but you still have your own library with a shared fate. You draw from your opponents, but you get to scry for your own. That means your giving your opponent access to screwing with your draws, which is awful. Just play Drowned Catacomb or River of Tears or Darkslick Shores or something for fixing. I would recommend playing Deltas and Watery Graves since it's just the best thing you can be doing, but thats fine if it's out of your budget. Deltas also give revolt for fatal push.

This is all just a suggestion, but I really hope you're seeing all of my points here. Black just supports what you're doing so well

lagotripha on BR Vampires

3 days ago

I'll reccomend Call the Bloodline and Asylum Visitor sb to help compete with other aggro lists. Nighthawk and aetherborn are used in this kind of lists as the lifegain and trading potential are basically unmatched in these colours when coupled with stromkirk captain. Skip madcap in favour of Banshee's Blade or Blade of the Bloodchief as the reusability and power/toughness boosts are amazing, and remember that black has Duress,Vendetta and similar tricks. Good luck.

lagotripha on The Will of the Warrior

3 days ago

w/b budget modern warriors is an interesting Idea. I'd reccomend increasing the number of 1drops (duress over castigate) but the number of relevant non red/green warriors in modern is almost just tarkir block Vampire Lacerators and Nezumi Shadow-Watcher only work so well, even abusing Shields of Velis Vel to make stuff ninjas.

Sideboard in disruption and protection, and run a substantial amount mainboard- Duress, Vendetta, Despise, Condemn, Ratchet Bomb, Pithing Needle, Tormod's Crypt etc depending on meta. If you can build a solid creature engine mainboard, the rest is just stopping your opponent winning. I'd reccomend a bunch of removal and Malakir Cullblade/Seeker of the Way, as they synergize well with the plan.

Oloro_Magic on Vampire's Suck All

5 days ago

I like where this is going however you should aim for 60 cards as going over only hurts your chances of drawing the cards you need. Duress doesn't need to be here, if anything Inquisition of Kozilek or Thoughtseize are just better options if you really want to play with disruption. Shock doesn't need to be here at all, it's simply taking up space. Instead use Victim of Night or Murder for some additional removal. Personally, I would drop Yahenni, Undying Partisan and Bloodmad Vampire (good cards but not really a fit here) and replace them with Vampire Nocturnus. Malakir Bloodwitch is another card that I don't see the benefit of having. Having it in hand slows down your deck; that said, if your goal is purely life gain then it makes sense, but then the other cards in the deck make me think life-gain is just an added bonus, not a focus, otherwise I would recommend Exquisite Blood and Sanguine Bond for that combo. I like the use of Vampire Cutthroat too many vamp decks neglect this card and use Pulse Tracker instead, but Cutthroat, in my opinion, is just as good especially if the game lasts longer. And finally, there is the mana, things like Blood Crypt are beneficial but not a must.

Trtl on waste rack

5 days ago

Augur of Skulls over Ravenous Rats. Also, why not run Blackmail over Duress? Here's my 8-rack deck if you're interested; Table of Terrors.

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