Inquisition of Kozilek


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

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Set Rarity
Modern Masters 2017 Edition Uncommon
Conspiracy: Take the Crown Rare
Modern Event Deck Uncommon
Rise of the Eldrazi Uncommon

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Inquisition of Kozilek


Target player reveals his or her hand. You choose a nonland card from it with converted mana cost 3 or less. That player discards that card.

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Inquisition of Kozilek Discussion

Oloro_Magic on discard hand

a few seconds ago

This deck is basically 8-rack without the win-con. You want four copies each of The Rack (there are cheap printings of it) and Shrieking Affliction. You also want to drop most of the creatures, Augur of Skulls or other things with recursion are your best blockers.

As for discard you want Wrench Mind and you want targeted discard in the form of Inquisition of Kozilek and Thoughtseize.

The Exquisite + Sanguine combo is interesting but slow, it could be put in the deck if the primary gameplan doesn't work but only if you really want it.

NinjaFist on Milling Made Easy

18 minutes ago

Since Startled Awake recently took a massive price spike due to standard, I would highly recommend replacing them with Archive Traps, as fetch land cracks are very commonplace in modern and there will be plenty of chances for you to get that free cast off of them.

Harsh Scrutiny really shouldn't be a 4 of, most of the time you want to get spells out of your opponent's hand rather than creatures. I would recommend switching them to Duresss if you wanna keep the budget, but if you can afford it, Inquisition of Kozilek really is the best discard right behind Thoughtseize.

Being a blue deck, I'd imagine you'd want some kind of counter support to stop your opponent from ruining your plan. Cheap and great options are Negate, Dispell, Remand(if you can afford it), Mana Leak, and Delay. In addition, running black lets you run kill spells that you could use to stop your opponent from running you over with creatures. Things like Victim of Night, Murderous Cut, and Tragic Slip are all rather cheap and hit a lot of threats you'll find in modern. You could probably swap out the Trep Blades and Altars for these, as while I too am a really big fan of both, they're just a little too slow for modern standards.

Finally, I would recommend possibly throwing in a couple of Nephalia Drownyards. They can give you mill when you run out of gas and can be something to pour mana into when you're holding onto counterspells at the end of your opponent's turn, they're cheap, and work rather well with Fraying. Last thing, the main reason people have trouble running mill in modern is because of pesky Emrakul, the Aeons Torn (and to a lesser extent Ulamog and Kozilek), as it undoes all the work you put into putting their library in the grave, so make sure you have an answer for it in your sideboard, probably in the form of something like Infinite Obliteration, Lost Legacy, Stain the Mind, or Slaughter Games if you can find red mana some how. I really think Fraying Sanity should probably be a 4 of, as the meta in modern, as far as I can tell, has a rather difficult time dealing with enchantments. Other than that, this looks like a great start, I hope this helped. Good luck to you!

Pieguy396 on H: Coco, Sunken Ruins expedition, ...

1 hour ago

Hello! I'm starting to build Tezzerator in Modern, and would like to do some trading to get the necessary pieces if possible. Noteworthy cards I have include a Collected Company, a Sunken Ruins, a Flooded Strand , a Rhystic Study, a Teferi, Mage of Zhalfir , a Thassa, God of the Sea, two Windswept Heaths, a Birds of Paradise, and a Kokusho, the Evening Star .

I'm looking for (in alphabetical order) 3 Abrupt Decay, 1 Breeding Pool , 1 Darkslick Shores, 4 Darksteel Citadel, 2 Executioner's Capsule, 4 Glint-Nest Crane, 1 Grafdigger's Cage, 2 Herald of Anguish , 3 Inquisition of Kozilek, 1 Nihil Spellbomb, 1 Padeem, Consul of Innovation, 2 Pentad Prism, 1 Pithing Needle, 1 Polluted Delta, 1 Spellskite, 2 Sword of the Meek, 3 Talisman of Dominance, 3 Tezzeret, Agent of Bolas, 3 Thirst for Knowledge, 3 Thopter Foundry, 3 Watery Grave , 2 Whir of Invention, and 1 Witchbane Orb .

Also, if you'd like to see more of my wants and haves, here's a link to my binder.

Thanks for reading and considering!

skoobysnackz on DarkSong

21 hours ago

I think this deck could really benefit from more graveyard interactions (like Tasigur, the Golden Fang etc.) to make your hand "bigger". I know that I personally am not the biggest fan of cards like Snapcaster Mage and Liliana of the Veil because they are absurdly powerful, but I feel like this is a perfect deck for snappy. I'm also not sure this is currently the right deck for Liliana of the Veil. Other than Thoughtseize, which in my mind does not NEED to be run alongside Inquisition of Kozilek, you don't run too many discard targets. I think this deck could benefit from either a more traditional control style, or from going the full Thought Scour self mill/discard game that I don't quite see here (in which case i would keep lili). This is just my thought on the directions I would personally take the deck in. But I still LOVE the combo you highlighted and think this can be a very strong and fun deck to play. Great job as usual cplvela0811!

IlGuale on Can i borrow it?

1 day ago

Since your only 1CMC drop is Lantern of Insight and you want to survive the initial turns, i suggest you to use some black disruption spells like Inquisition of Kozilek

coloneldark on Human Soldier (Feedback plz)

1 day ago


Thraben Standard Bearer make human soldier tokens, but discarding a card is what I am trying to avoid. Aegis of the Gods may help slow down cards like Inquisition of Kozilek. I'm not entirely married to the swords if there are cheaper (both money and mana cost) options to buff and even protect creatures. But Rebuff the Wicked and Dawn Charm would be good to try out until I have money to buy the swords.

DarkLaw on Solutions For Nonbasic Hate

1 day ago

My last suggestion I have at this point which could be bad depending on how many players there are per game is that you look into things like Cabal Therapy, Inquisition of Kozilek, Thoughtseize, and maybe Unmask or Hymn to Tourach. The theory being, they aren't just dead in some matchups and are fairly versatile. You can check to see if the coast is clear, remove hate pieces, etc. The problem is that you can only target one player, so you might still need a little luck. They're all pretty cheap too.

Yams on Ramp with walls

2 days ago

I'd say that this deck is vulnerable to Thoughtseize, which would ruin your combo with Tooth and Nail. Fortunately, your combo can't be ruined by Inquisition of Kozilek and budget players sometimes prefer Duress to Despise. To mitigate this threat, perhaps add Worldspine Wurm. It's typically better than your Emrakul since it can't be thoughtseized, but it wouldn't be a bad idea to have both because Emrakul, the Promised End + Worldspine Wurm sets a 1 turn clock if Xenagos gets discarded.

Since Promised End is tied for second-best card in the Xenagos combo with Blightsteel Colossus, which is rather expensive, I'd say don't worry about seeking out a replacement.

For sideboarding you could probably use some anti-hate rather than actual hate except against super fast decks like affinity since you're a combo deck and hating on your opponents delays your combo. Guttural Response would deal with any countermagic that tries to mess up your combo while also messing with other blue instants while Autumn's Veil can stop both counterspells and removal. Something like Heroic Intervention could also be useful to protect your stuff (especially Assault Formation) from removal and board wipes. Aside from that, some artifact hate (Naturalize comes to mind) would be good at slowing affinity and white has many life-gain options that you could use for burn.

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