Duress

Legality

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

Printings View all

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) Common

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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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M19

IMA

XLN

Duress Discussion

Senomar on Rhys the Exiled

2 days ago

Hey nice deck ! First time I see a golgari elf tribal in this format. I really like the taste of it and your finishers seem fun :)

Seems like you're not on budget thus I suggest you replace Cryptolith Rite by Earthcraft .

Furthermore, my 2CP is that Demonic Tutor , Thoughtseize , Inquisition of Kozilek , Duress and Hymn to Tourach are stapple in black. You should probably not run them all but the fact you're playing Shapers' Sanctuary shows you're looking for tools versus control. Those black cards are way better than Shapers' Sanctuary (and I run Shapers' Sanctuary in my main duel commander deck since I haven't access to black :p). Since you seem to have a strong deck for you should at least have a try on Mind Twist .

To finish with, even with your amount of ramp going to 35 lands can be a good thing. Mulligan deaths are real in this strong format (maybe the London mulligan will change lists). The best elfball deck lists have around 37 lands (https://mtgtop8.com/archetype?a=367). Wasteland could be a really sweet inclusion ( Sinkhole is kinda solid and available in black if you'll find land destruction is efficient).

hungry000 on B/W Gideon, Brisela

2 days ago

For the Zombies deck some extra exile cards are gonna be useful; 2 Celestial Purge , maybe 1 Settle the Wreckage . Here's where I'd start for a sideboard and how to upgrade it:

2 Duress (upgrade --> Thoughtseize )

3 Nihil Spellbomb (upgrade --> 2 Rest in Peace / Relic of Progenitus + 1 Grafdigger's Cage )

2 Celestial Purge

1 Blessed Alliance

1-2 Runed Halo

1 Sorcerous Spyglass

2 Kaya's Guile

1 Timely Reinforcements

0-1 Oblivion Ring

1 Settle the Wreckage

Deck seems good to me, it'll probably perform well too. Have fun and tell me how it does next time you play.

hungry000 on B/W Gideon, Brisela

3 days ago

Oh, Martyr refers to Martyr of Sands . Sideboard is mostly dependent on what the locals play in your area but here's a general guide:

2-4 graveyard hate cards

2-4 artifact hate cards

2-3 Tron hate cards

2-3 anti-combo cards

2-3 anti-aggro cards

2-4 protection/anti-control cards

When making a sideboard, you should also consider what types of decks your deck will be good against, what decks it's bad against, what cards your opponent may bring in from their sideboard, any factors that may restrict your card choices, and how you can choose cards that will help with your deck's overall game plan while also shoring up your bad matchups. Your deck gains a lot of life and has various control elements, so it'll have a good matchup against aggro decks, a fair one against midrange and control, and a worse one against combo and graveyard decks. Traditionally Martyr decks also have a really tough time against Tron as well. So you'll need to address combo, gy decks, and Tron more heavily than aggro, midrange, and control in your sideboard. Next, your deck plays Martyr of Sands , so you'll want to play as many white sideboard cards as you can.

Here's an example sb:

2 Thoughtseize (alt. Duress for budget)

2 Rest in Peace (alt. Relic of Progenitus )

1 Grafdigger's Cage

2 Stony Silence (alt. Disenchant )

2 Damping Sphere

1 Sorcerous Spyglass

1 Runed Halo

1 Eidolon of Rhetoric

2 Blessed Alliance

1 Timely Reinforcements

If you know what others play in your area, I can make a more refined sb for you. There also exist more budget-friendly sideboard cards, so tell me if you want suggestions.

hullos on My First Deck

4 days ago

Some suggestions I have are, Gutterbones can be a real annoyance to opponents, especially if you put something like Judith, the Scourge Diva in the deck, Legion Warboss and Fireblade Artist are also great cards that work with judith and put down a ton of early game pressure on opponents. Finally, some removal and hand control like Drill Bit / Duress and Skewer the Critics could also fit in. maybe as a late game threat you could put in a Rekindling Phoenix if you wanted to. those are my suggestions.

SP3CTR3_chelts on Rakdos commander

1 week ago

oh do not cut bottom end removal pieces you might have to cut some top end big things.

yes Rocks as in rakdos signed locket and mind stones and all the things bushido_man96 recommended. Although personally I would lean away from the myrs because they are more likly to get removed, the extra body does not help you much, they suffer from summoning sickness and Rakdos TSS might kill them when he lands.

Burnished Hart Gilded Lotus Hedron Archive Wayfarer's Bauble Cabal Coffers Cabal Stronghold are also all good ramp pieces.

Cut wise i would probably ditch:

Charmbreaker Devils Combustible Gearhulk Noxious Gearhulk these are big things which will not be disappointing late game but there are better cards for this deck.

Fate Unraveler Underworld Dreams these cards i would only really put in a deck where you are making them draw cards Nekusar, the Mindrazer for example. really the minor amounds of damage they do is not worth the card slot.

Inquisition of Kozilek Duress These are 1 vs 1 cards not multiplayer cards.

now onto the maybe cuts, this section I'm more hesitant but if you say they work they probably do:

Polluted Bonds does do damage i just thing byt he time you get it out people do not care about 2 life very much. IMHO something like Warstorm Surge just does more damage

Halo Hunter how often do you see angels?

Cafelattis on Competitive Black Aggro

1 week ago

Just some suggestions! Since this is a competative deck i would add some more discard to the main board, like Inquisition of Kozilek or Duress . You are going to face a lot of matchups with a small creature count, then discard is the way to go (since it is kinda like removal anyways). Since there are a TON of utility lands in the meta you really cannot go wrong with Ghost Quarter . Setting Tron back, destroying an flipped Azcanta or killing another creature land like Celestial Colonnade . In the Side board you gotta go with some graveyard hate, Tormod's Crypt , Leyline of the Void etc. There are a lot of graveyard based strategies in modern so hate is a must. I hope this helps in any way!

bushido_man96 on rakdos demons

1 week ago

Head scratchers: Combustible Gearhulk , Fate Unraveler , and the discard effect cards. These two creatures don't really seem to offer you much, and don't really seem to fit the theme of your deck. Instead of the Gearhulk, I'd run more reliable card draw, like Greed , Arguel's Blood Fast  Flip, Book of Rass , Necropotence , and maybe even some red wheel effects, like Wheel of Fortune if you can or Magus of the Wheel on the cheap (there are several others, too). I also recommend Sunbird's Invocation , especially with the high curve you have.

I honestly don't think cards like Duress and Inquisition of Kozilek are going to be that impactful for you. I'd consider running options like Meteor Golem , Spine of Ish Sah , and Unstable Obelisk to get rid of enchantments.

Hope this helps!

cdkime on About "YOU" have hexproof vs ...

1 week ago

Edjaranav

Duress requires a target and Teyo, the Shieldmage means you are not a legal target for their spells. Together, this means Duress should not have been cast, as there were no legal targets. If that’s not what happened, you should report it as a bug.

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Duress occurrence in decks from the last year

Commander / EDH:

All decks: 0.01%

Modern:

All decks: 0.08%

Black: 4.39%

Golgari: 0.36%

Legacy:

All decks: 0.43%

Standard:

All decks: 0.15%

Golgari: 0.46%

Rakdos: 0.38%