Inquisition of Kozilek

Legality

Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Custom 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

Sorcery

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

hungry000 on Nicol Bolas, God - Pharaoh

15 hours ago

Well, here's what I would do:

-all 15 creatures

-2 Sorin's Thirst

-2 Insult / Injury

-2 Kari Zev's Expertise

-4 Cancel


+4 Inquisition of Kozilek

+4 Fatal Push

+4 Lightning Bolt

+4 Opt

+4 Rune Snag

+1 Mana Leak

+4 Mission Briefing

opt. -2 Murder , +2 Terminate

opt. -2 Sweltering Suns , +2 Anger of the Gods

You can switch out Fatal Push and Lightning Bolt for some other removal spells if they don't fit in your budget (though they're actually pretty cheap atm), but they're a good investment if they do.

hungry000 on Nicol Bolas, God - Pharaoh

17 hours ago

Bolas in modern, huh. The only way you're gonna be getting to 7 mana in this format is by going all-in on the control plan, so a Spirit subtheme probably won't work out too well as they're more for tempo/aggro decks. Instead, I'd go for a good ol' grixis control shell, like this: Grixis Control. Lots of removal, usually 4-6 hand disruption spells, and some counterspells.

Your most important cards are Fatal Push and Lightning Bolt , which are two of the best removal spells in the format. If you're willing to buy I suggest that you make getting playsets of them a top priority since they're used in pretty much every deck with their colors. Next, I should ask how you want to play: do you want to focus more on killing creatures, countering spells, or be proactive and make your opponents discard cards? I only ask this because I assume you don't want to shell out your entire fortune on buying cards like Snapcaster or Liliana, which let grixis decks do all of those things equally well. Your answer will help with card choices and also with mana base building, which is kind of tricky in budget 3-color control decks. I suggest going more counterspell/removal heavy since there are good, cheap counterspells like Mana Leak that make it easier to build a decent deck for less money and it'll stack up better against what you face locally (except maybe the UR control deck) if you focus on those.

Basic advice is this: focus more on removal and counterspells, less on spirits and you're pretty much good to go. If you're willing to spend money on this deck, all the cards you need to know of are in the deck I linked above. Recommended budget spells for the main: Mana Leak / Rune Snag , Terminate , Mission Briefing , Cry of the Carnarium / Anger of the Gods , Inquisition of Kozilek (not budget but if you're buying them anyway you should put them in), Opt .

hungry000 on B/W Gideon, Brisela

1 day ago

Oh, I didn't realize. I would cut the 2 Authority of the Consuls , the Thalia and Kambul (you can move those to the sb if you want, Thalia's good against aggro and Kambul is probably good against that control deck), Dusk / Dawn , and 1 Sorin or Bruna.

I don't think those cards are really worth it unless you go all-in on the martyr proc plan. The big reason to play Martyr of Sands in the first place is Serra Ascendant , the two of them being the reason to play Ranger of Eos which is consequently the reason to play Thraben Inspector , and with the density of one drops there is thus a reason to play Proclamation of Rebirth as well. So without a payoff like Serra Ascendant there's not really any reason to play Ranger or Proclamation of Rebirth, and if you want to put Ranger, Thraben Inspector, and Serra Ascendant in the deck you might as well just turn it into Martyr Proc and drop all the black cards/lands (they'd take the black cards' spots). You'd have to consider whether you want to take that step at the expense of good black cards like Inquisition of Kozilek / Duress , Lingering Souls , and Gifted Aetherborn , which are some of your best cards against Control and aggro (respectively).

To actually answer your questions, Thraben Inspector is really the only card out of those three worth playing in the deck you have now unless you decided to add more 1-drops ( Serra Ascendant and Giver of Runes ) in which case Ranger of Eos and Proclamation of Rebirth would be worth it. The only cards I'd cut are the Gifted Aetherborn s, which are really good against aggro but may not be necessary given the positive matchup this deck already has against it. Those cards are not necessary since I think your deck works perfectly fine, but if you went full Martyr Proc mode you could have an objectively better deck (since you'll have Serra Ascendant as a wincon) at the cost of a worse matchup against the Control deck and maybe the other life gain deck.

PuddinWing on Esper Control

2 days ago

I'd cut Esper Charm and Logic Knot for a set of Inquisition of Kozilek or Thoughtseize . Maybe 4 and 1, or 3 and 2. Looks good otherwise.

skookes on GB Undying

4 days ago

So, i forgot about Cabal Therapist ... i mean under the right circumstance you can pick apart your opponents hand. Super relevant, thinking about building an even more low to the ground more controlling deck with Therapists, Inquisition of Kozilek and Liliana of the Veil .

Sarkhan420X on Modern Monoblack Vampire Tribal Aggro Competitive

4 days ago

26 lands is too many. it reduces your chances of Vampire Nocturnus ' effect being active.

BR vampires can be just as fast as monoblack, and still be good against combo. right now, the only thing you have to really combat combo is Duress , but Thoughtseize or Inquisition of Kozilek would be better.

mardu or orzhov vampires are also an option. the first strike from Stromkirk Captain works really well with the deathtouch on Vampire Nighthawk and Gifted Aetherborn , and Blade of the Bloodchief with some removal (like Terminate ) means more life from their lifelink. Legion Lieutenant is another really good buff. Lightning Bolt is also strictly better than Bump in the Night .

legendofa on Dimill

4 days ago

The thing about mill is that it doesn't do much of anything by itself once key cards are in your opponent's hand or on the battlefield. Look for some good discard, Thoughtseize and Inquisition of Kozilek are popular, Duress if you have budget constraints, and some counterspells. I also have a personal soft spot for Unmoored Ego as a removal card, but Surgical Extraction and Extirpate largely do it better for mill.

ZendikariWol on Core 2020 spoiler thread

4 days ago

Probably Terminate , Dismember , Galvanic Blast , Path to Exile , Assassin's Trophy the Sorin or the Baron into oblivion, Thoughtseize or Inquisition of Kozilek the Sorin out of the opponent’s hand, have any sort of graveyard hate whatsoever, Surgical Extraction away the Baron- or, better yet, the Sorin.

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Inquisition of Kozilek occurrence in decks from the last year

Modern:

All decks: 0.72%

Black: 14.16%

Rakdos: 2.55%

Golgari: 3.29%

Legacy:

All decks: 0.5%

Commander / EDH:

All decks: 0.0%