Failure / Comply


Format Legality
1v1 Commander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Standard Legal
Legacy Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Casual Legal
Unformat Legal
Pauper Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Amonkhet Rare

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Failure / Comply



Return target spell to its owner's hand.


Aftermath (Cast this spell only from your graveyard. Then exile it.)

Choose a card name. Until your next turn, your opponents can't cast spells with the chosen name.

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Failure / Comply Discussion

DaringApprentice on Leaves on the Wind

4 days ago

Those are both good suggestions, thank you! At the moment I'll stick with Failure / Comply and Mystic Speculation, however, since the fact that they each involve multiple cast triggers on just one card, which is useful when considering Prowess.

CMGraves on Aftermath and the stack

2 weeks ago

If I have Leyline of Anticipation on the field and cast Comply from Failure / Comply naming the card on the stack, would it counter it?

greyninja on Hour of Devastation Spoilers

1 month ago

I have to agree with LittleBlueHero that Unquenchable Thirst is an all-star. I played 2x Unquenchable Thirst, Compulsory Rest, Cast Out, Lay Claim, bounce spells like Galestrike, Unsummon, Consign / Oblivion, Failure / Comply, and some of the white burn spells. Keeping their creatures on the battlefield is a really mean way to tease your opponent hahaha


DubiousDanish on Bant Humans(Needs Help)

2 months ago

Damn, you work fast DavidTheReject! I like the new look too. Is there a reason you're playing Obsessive Skinner over Metallic Mimic? Since you're running Baral, Chief of Compliance now you may want to reevaluate Failure / Comply and Unsubstantiate as well. They will not count as counters for Baral's second ability, instead running hard counters may yield better results. If you wanted the option to target your own creature so you can recast it there may be an argument to keep Unsubstantiate, but if not then you could swap them out for two more lands. You may want to try Disallow in place of your Failure / Comply. After running a few playtests through this website it looks like KingJamesD may have hit the nail on the head, even with your low mana curve 22 lands feels light. So however you tune it, you may want to try it with a couple more lands.

landofMordor on Jeskai control on a budget

3 months ago

Okay! Thing in the Ice  Flip we can work with. With Thing, you'll want a lot of cheap instants (and sorceries, if you must) to achieve a flip as fast as possible, then smash face for the win.

First, I'd suggest Spell Pierce, Dispel, Ephemeral Shields, and/or Turn Aside, all of which will be vital for protecting Thing from opposing removal. Then, I'd use Temur Battle Rage or Assault Strobe as a win condition (after Thing is flipped), since your opponent will likely already be within killing range from their shocks and fetches. Cantrips like Niveous Wisps, Ponder, etc will be pretty good to you, as will multiple-use spells like Faithless Looting, Think Twice, and so forth. If I were you, I actually might be tempted to take out all W except just a splash, if Thing is your main win con. Although I guess at this point, your deck becomes aggro...

If you care about the control part of things, I'd trade your Ulamog for Emrakul, the Promised End (she's better with Nahiri) and dial up the W element of the deck, leaving R just as a splash for Nahiri and Helix. Azorius Charm, Failure / Comply, Hindering Light, Silence, Angelsong, Censor, will all be crucial in extending the game long enough to swing in multiple times with Thing and maybe even get Nahiri to ult.

Either way, I suggest only splashing your third color -- 4-6 spells of that color max. Then, I suggest you build your land base with all basics except for 4 Evolving Wilds and 4 of the tapland of your 2 primary colors (for RU, Izzet Guildgate or the like). Split the basics evenly between all remaining colors.

Hope that helps! Despite what some other posters seem to think, I strongly believe you'll be able to build a fun and effective 3-color deck on a budget, especially if your goal is casual fun. However, I do think that you might be frustrated if you have a mana-intensive deck on a shoestring budget, which is why I so strongly recommend just splashing one of your 3 colors. Mention me on your decklist once you get some cards smashed together -- even if it's not pretty, I'll do my best to help you out! Best of luck.

Spooktacular on Temmet, Tiny Leader Token Deck

3 months ago

Disregard, I didn't realize this was a tiny leaders, until after posting, but Failure / Comply will still work.

Spooktacular on Temmet, Tiny Leader Token Deck

3 months ago

You should be playing Aven Wind Guide, and possibly Regal Caracal to help with your tokens. Failure / Comply would work on the control side.

michaelehrlich on New Split Cards

3 months ago

I was wondering about new split cards like Failure / Comply and Spring / Mind

If I cast Mind and then cast Failure will the card go back to my hand or get exiled?

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