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
Oathbreaker 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

wallisface on Dimir Processor

1 day ago


Yeah Path is probably not a good choice cause you’ll want to stay UB for the more reliable lands. I’d just go with blacks famous “cruel control” of Collective Brutality , Inquisition of Kozilek , Thoughtseize - remove the threats before they even exist. The upside here is that some combination of those cards will almost certainly guarantee the game goes until at least turn 5/6 without fail.

My only concern with Ashoik is that it, as well as Leyline and Relic, take up a lot of space - getting any more than 1 of these cards is probably a bad time as far as self-card disadvantage. If you’re doing more hand disruption, then perhaps maindecking some Nihil Spellbomb instead of Ashiok could be viable? As far as you get to draw a card, still exile stuff, and screw over the 80% of the meta doing graveyard stuff. IMO Ashoik just seems like too little value (but obviously i haven’t played this deck so i could be very wrong here).

I missed the cool Delay interaction - that is actually very cool!

I get what Dimensional Infiltrator ’s there for, i just feel like 4 mana for one exile card (and then 2 thereafter) seems like a lot. I feel like you already have a decent amount of cards that can create a good number of exile value, and that this slot would be better spent annoying your opponent with hand disruption and/or killspells till you draw a more stable way to get the engine going. Or, if it is needed, maybe Surgical Extraction serves a better purpose of also removing some key pieces from the opponent

NapoleonBonaparte on rockleemyhero

3 days ago

Hey! Going by tcgmarket prices this is what I have:

My 1x Scalding Tarn ZEN $102.60

total= $102.60

and your

2x Thoughtseize THS $12.67

1x Verdant Catacombs ZEN $67.78

1x Inquisition of Kozilek MM3 $4.74

Total: $97.86.

Is there anyway you could make up the rest of that $5 or so? Perhaps another IOK?

Sarios254 on Mill

3 days ago

I would include fetch lands they work perfect with Hedron Crab 1 fetch means 2 landfall trigger :D :

4x Polluted Delta and maybe a few Flooded Strand 's.

ur actually dont need the shock lands but they are a improvement, but simply not the first think I would change: Watery Grave

Thoughtseize if to pricey here is a cheaper alternative Inquisition of Kozilek Thought Scour better so u don´t generate card advantage for ur opponent.

I would include a removal like Cast Down , etc. and more counterspells like Spell Pierce , Mana Leak , etc.

Ferdi on G/W Tokenfriends

4 days ago

More ideas for your sideboard:

4x Leyline of Sanctity (it's a game winner against burn and it delays mill and black decks that play Inquisition of Kozilek and Thoughtseize ) Nature's Claim of Seal of Primordium against Ensnaring Bridge and the likes of that. Ofcourse you should add Rest in Peace especially in the current meta (Phoenix is heavily played and Dredge doesn't like RiP as well). Stony Silence is also good. Since you play a heavy creature based deck, you should prepare yourself for boardwipes like Damnation and Anger of the Gods . In that case you can surprise your opponent by playing Mana Tithe . They will never see that one coming ;)

Jpinkman on The Undead Curse [Modern Zombies]

4 days ago

Nice deck. I love zombies too, so i got my zombie deck (still not sure what to do with it, but at least i can consider it as something to start with). I think the main problem of this (and mine too) is that it lacks a stronger interaction with your opponent, then i think some cards like Inquisition of Kozilek or similar could be great cause they can ruin opponent's plan before he makes it real. I think Liliana could fit in any zombie deck, with our zombies that could be very nice chuck-blockers too protecting her; she could be a nice win con making a zombie deck more dynamic. Something like Ghost Quarter or Field of Ruin could be amazing vs a tron deck, but i actually don't know how they would fit in a MonoB that really needs for that black mana cost. Well, i never considered Cryptbreaker cause he's not enough aggro, but i will definetely try it in mine too; Copter seems amazing, i'll surely add it to my deck. Not very sure of the zombie confidant but i can give it a try. +1

jconeil1988 on New Player: Mono-Black Vampire Help

6 days ago

I'm more of an aggro player myself, so I don't know if I'll be much help. I do think, if you're keeping Vampire Nocturnus , you wan't something that can make sure you have black on top. Land, even though a swamp, is still considered colorless. Viscera Seer is very good at this allowing you to sacrifice a creature to scry away the land.

You'll also want some hand disruption. Thoughtseize and Inquisition of Kozilek are really good at this. Duress is an okay budget option.

Vampire Nighthawk is an amazing defensive card. Don't sleep on it, especially with your lord effects.

SynergyBuild on Vampire

6 days ago

To start, try to drop Dark Ritual for an effect like Thoughtseize or Inquisition of Kozilek , fit in card advantage like Dark Confidant so you can beat your opponents on combo. Run less aggro creatures, or switch to a list using a Smallpox / Pox strategy.

I'd move away from mono-black vampires, to get into green so you can play a nic-fit list or jund list in style. Looking up "Nic-Fit" or "Jund Midrange" can show you how these midrange decks work.

Toxicnerve on Muldrotha, Queen of the Dead

1 week ago

Kjartan okay. I see your point. My deck isn't inherently bad, but it doesn't have the right tools to make the game be where I want it to be successful with a slower play style. So I have Fatal Push but Inquisition of Kozilek and Thoughtseize I don't really have and if I remember correctly, they're not exactly cheap. For the time being, would something like Brain Maggot or Spreading Algae be a good middle ground until I acquire some of those cards? I figured algae would be a good card since I already have Urborg, Tomb of Yawgmoth in the deck and it can be reused with its ability and if its removed with a destroy spell or through control bouncing shenanigans, I can still reuse it through my graveyard retrieval. I feel like it could be a good card, but I'm curious to your thoughts since you have a better understanding than I. I also have Duress but that I feel would fit better in sideboard as it is selective. Am I going in the right direction with those thoughts? Also, I understand Praetor's Counsel . During my play testing I never had an opportunity that i could use it and it just seemed kinda clunky in the first place. I have already removed it from the actual deck as it turns out. Thank you

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Inquisition of Kozilek occurrence in decks from the last year


All decks: 0.72%

Black: 14.16%

Rakdos: 2.55%

Golgari: 3.29%


All decks: 0.5%

Commander / EDH:

All decks: 0.0%