Inquisition of Kozilek


Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Modern Masters 2017 Edition (MM3) Uncommon
Conspiracy: Take the Crown (CN2) Rare
Modern Event Deck (MD1) Uncommon
Rise of the Eldrazi (ROE) 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.

Inquisition of Kozilek Discussion

heckproof on W/U Bogles

2 hours ago

Kumi First off, thanks so much for the feedback!

While I do want to build W/U (mainly for the off-the-radar vibes), I realize that G/W is probably the better option just because it has access to Gladecover Scout . That being said, I have some reasoning for some of the card choices here:

(and a disclaimer: I do not profess to be a Bogles veteran, so feel free to tell me if I'm completely off on something)

I wanted to play W/U specifically to make the bad matchups less bad; these matchups include Ad Nauseum or Prison decks (decks that run Ensnaring Bridge ). I do see what you’re saying, that 5 counterspells might be too many. I just felt like I wanted to see one to two every game, and 5 felt like the right number.

I agree that Dryad Arbor is super important in the Jund/GB Rock matchups, but I assumed that the real key player was Leyline of Sanctity , because, from what I’ve seen of the matchup (and this is super limited experience here, so feel free to take it with a grain of salt), the real danger in the G/B midrange matchup is the discard that they have available. I feel like a turn 1 Thoughtseize or Inquisition of Kozilek taking a hexproof dude would be a much earlier game over. In terms of Liliana of the Veil , my plan was just countering it with Spell Pierce or Stubborn Denial .

In terms of Spellskite , I wasn’t even thinking about Burn or Scapeshift, but rather Infect. As Infect seems to me like a garbage-fire of a matchup, I was considering Spellskite as a way to slow them down and build my own clock. Also, Spellskite seems like it would be absolutely busted in the Bogles mirror. But, as neither of these decks are particularly prevalent in the current meta, I see your point. Faster is better.

I totally get the Gladecover Scout over Invisible Stalker argument. But going down to two Kor Spiritdancer seems strange to me, just because I’ve heard from several Bogles players that, depending on the matchup, it’s straight gas and better to have in the mainboard.

I also understand the concern of not having enough Auras, which is why I made the decision to run Curious Obsession over Unstable Mutation . I think I’ll be going up one Curious Obsession to have a full playset; maybe I’ll take out the mainboard Spell Pierce .

And...I think that’s about it. Once again, I’d just like to say thanks so much for the feedback. While I do adore W/U, I’m strongly considering switching to Bant Bogles because of the boost I’d get from both Rancor and Gladecover Scout .

Oh yeah! One final question: considering how prevalent Humans is in the current meta, should I keep the two Tocatli Honor Guard in the board? It seems like a ridiculous bomb against that deck.

Chasmolinker on Oloro_Magic

6 hours ago
<caption><h4>Stock List</h4></caption>
 <td width="200" align=“left”><font color=#EDD9B4>Land (24)</font></td> <td width="200" align=“left”><font color=#EDD9B4>Removal (10)</font></td> <td width="200" align=“left”><font color=#EDD9B4>Sideboard (15)</font></td>
 <td>4x [[card:Blackcleave Cliffs]]</td><td>3x [[card:Assassins trophy]]</td><td>2x [[card:Ancient Grudge]]</td>
<td>1x [[card:Blood Crypt (RTR)]]</td><td>2x [[card:Fatal Push]]</td><td>1x [[card:collective brutality]]</td>
<td>3x [[card:Bloodstained Mire (KTK)]]</td><td>2x [[card:Kolaghan's Command (DTK)]]</td><td>1x [[card:damnation]]</td>
<td>2x [[card:Forest]]</td><td>4x [[card:Lightning Bolt]]</td><td>1x [[card:engineered explosives (MMA)]] </td>
<td>2x [[card:Overgrown Tomb (RTR)]]</td><td><font color=#EDD9B4>Creatures (15)</font></td><td>3x [[card:fulminator mage]]</td>
<td>3x [[card:Raging Ravine]]</td><td>4x [[card:bloodbraid elf]]</td><td>1x [[card:grafdiggers cage]]</td>
<td>1x [[card:Stomping Ground (GTC)]]</td><td>3x [[card:Dark confidant]]</td><td>1x [[card:grim lavamancer]]</td>
<td>2x [[card:Swamp]]</td><td>3x [[card:scavenging ooze]]</td><td>1x [[card:kitchen finks]]</td>
<td>1x [[card:Twilight Mire (A25)]]</td><td>4x [[card:tarmogoyf]]</td><td>1x [[card:liliana the last hope]]</td>
<td>4x [[card:Verdant Catacombs (MM3)]] </td><td><font color=#EDD9B4>Disruption (10)</font></td><td>2x [[card:nihil spellbomb]]</td>
<td>1x [[card:Wooded Foothills (KTK)]]</td><td>4x [[card:Inquisition of Kozilek]]</td><td>1x [[card:thoughtseize]]</td>
<td> </td><td>4x [[card:Liliana of the veil]]</td>
<td> </td><td>2x [[card:Thoughtseize]]</td>

clayperce on Oh Rats!

2 days ago

I'm not sure variation is an issue, since Declaration in Stone is so rare in Modern (only 52 competitive decks ever). Boardwipes though are a whole other story ...

Maybe some discard effects (e.g., Inquisition of Kozilek and Thoughtseize ) in the side, for whatever hate your opponents bring in?

TheSimikBOat on abzan buying an obliterator...

2 days ago

Hey Vman,

About the mana: it is very simple, If you pay attention, you'll see that I can only play lands that add mana, and I only use Urborg, Tomb of Yawgmoth just in case I find decks that play Blood Moon , Magus of the Moon or other similar cards in the mainboard.

The best solution to the problem of the first turns that you say would be to move the Kambal to the sidebard and add another Fatal Push , because the first turn is the best to play Thoughtseize or Inquisition of Kozilek .

I feel a little bit foolish to play the Dark Confidant using 3 cards of CMC 5, but the firrst verion of this deck that I designed played only 2 Gray Merchant of Asphodel , and when I added the other one I did not think in the Dark Confidant s. I'm going to cut the Dark Confidant s and replace them for 2 Grim Flayer and a Mishra's Bauble . The problem is that I do not know what to remove of the main to add the other Mishra's Bauble , although in the end, against my esteem towards Assassin's Trophy , I will surely cut 1 Assassin's Trophy .

if you're worried about what might happen to Kambal after removing it from the Mainboard, don't worry, because I will add 1 or 2 in the side. (Kambal is great against decks like IzzetPhoenix, Burn, and against storm is very broken) ;D

Thanks for the vote, the suggestions and your help,


Icbrgr on Rakdos - Are there really ...

3 days 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.

JohnnyBaggins on Rakdos - Are there really ...

3 days ago

There's no Modern Playable way for Rakdos to answer a 3-mana enchantment. Accept that you'll go with Thoughtseize and Inquisition of Kozilek in the meantime.

Rakdos is weak to enchantments. Neither Red nor Black handles them, and choosing to play Rakdos means losing to rough enchantments. Yes, colourless answers exist, but they're terribly expensive - for just that reason: they're colourless and break the colour wheel if they're too cheap.

StopShot on Rakdos - Are there really ...

3 days ago

Word of Seizing gives you a turn to attack for free as you can gain control of their Ghostly Prison for the turn.

Confusion in the Ranks can effectively make your opponent lose control of Ghostly Prison for the duration of the game, and yes, Confusion in the Ranks does trigger off itself entering the battlefield so you can exchange it right away.

If you remove Terminate and Rakdos Signet for Demonic Dread there will be no spells in your deck with CMC 2 or less. That means if you board in the Dread and a card like Destructive Revelry , Back to Nature , or Abrupt Decay then your Demonic Dread will always cast whatever 2-cost spell is in your deck without needing to pay it's mana costs. (You can always run Dismember instead of Terminate if you want a cheap removal spot or you can just board out Terminate for the Demonic Dread combo whenever you need enchantment hate more.)

Rampaging Ferocidon would probably make for an amazing sideboard-tech against soul-sisters without needing to mess with the Ghostly Prison .

When it comes to Black-Red you really have to get wacky if you want to interact with enchantments. It may be better to run discard effects like Inquisition of Kozilek or meta-specific sideboard-hate like the Ferocidon though.

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Inquisition of Kozilek occurrence in decks from the last year


All decks: 0.62%

Black: 3.43%

Golgari: 1.86%

Rakdos: 0.83%

U/B (Dimir): 2.66%

W/B (Orzhov): 1.49%

BRG (Jund): 1.9%

W/U/B (Esper): 1.01%

BUG (Sultai): 1.86%

U/B/R (Grixis): 1.47%

BGW (Abzan, Junk): 1.4%

RBW (Mardu): 1.68%


All decks: 0.18%

Black: 1.13%

Commander / EDH:

All decks: 0.01%

Black: 0.04%

Rakdos: 0.03%