Inquisition of Kozilek


Format Legality
Pre-release Legal
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Casual Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Pauper 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.

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Inquisition of Kozilek Discussion

xTCBxNightmare on JUND Midrange

1 day ago

ToolmasterOfBrainerd Jund is meant to have a 50/50 split against control, so the argument for 4 Thoughtseize and less Inquisition of Kozilek is counter-intuitive. I currently have a 3/3 split, but may be moving to 4IoK/2TS.

Also Confidant let's you use your life total as a resource, drawing you cards. Been a staple in Jund, and it's hard to cut. I run Flayer over it in my list

As far as sideboard goes, I think you have to many fulninator mages. The extra percentage points against tron isn't worth it for the match up.

What is a Pia and Kiran Nalaar for?

One of those slots needs to be for Thrun to help fight control post board.

Also another K-command in the side would be awesome.

I've put Kozilek's Return in the side for affinity, and other agro match ups. While 1 less damage then Anger of the Gods, it is an instant, and kills Etched Champion because it's a devoid spell.

mahdik on Mono Black Control

1 day ago

Inquisition of Kozilek is not legal in pauper. Is your list a peasant one? The format of course.

Chasmolinker on JUND Midrange

1 day ago

Thanks ToolmasterOfBrainerd. Ill reconsider a 1/4 split. I was running 1 Inquisition of Kozilek/4 Thoughtseize and found myself going to 15 or less really quickly because of it.

Chasmolinker on JUND Midrange

1 day ago

Thanks scrotality! I just made some tweaks this morning after some playtesting. I realized that I wanted a more streamlined threat package. Goblin Rabblemaster has finally hit the bin. (for now) I went back up to 4 Dark Confidant, cut a Forest for a fourth BBE and swapped Hissing Quagmire for Treetop Village. I also adjusted the IoK /Thoughtseize nnumbers from 1/4 to 2/3 in the interest of saving life.

Pheardemons on Esper Death's Shadow

2 days ago

Would you consider Leyline of Sanctity in the mainboard? I feel like you downright lose to burn game one, and of course it protects against targeted discard such as Inquisition of Kozilek and Thoughtseize. I've played against a couple esper lists that run it mainboard and they have all said that it has truly saved them in multiple game ones that they said they would've lost originally. Something to consider.

Have you had problem delving with 4 delve cards?

Cereal_Killer on Please Don't Leave

2 days ago

For the lands, since you don't want to spend money on Flooded Strand, Hallowed Fountain, Polluted Delta or Mystic Gate, I think you have chosen the best ones.
Then, I'd remove Think Twice and add Serum Visions, reduce up to 2 Supreme Verdict (put another one in side maybe) and add some Mana Leak (Remand and Cryptic Command would be other good counters, but they are too expensive, right?).
I'm not sure how Sphinx's Revelation could be a win-con. Having more life than an opponent (and less cards in the deck!) isn't always synonym of victory. Then just one Elspeth, Sun's Champion isn't enough. What if an opponent maages to kill her?
I really can't understand why Esper Charm is there: probably you won't need it's first ability since you have counters (and cards in sideboard), second ability is just and Opt or Serum Visions that costs too much and third is, basically, Inquisition of Kozilek or even Castigate / Thoughtseize / Raven's Crime that needs 3 specifical mana to be used.
Secure the Wastes is a win-con if used in token decks that use also Intangible Virtue, Honor of the Pure, Zealous Persecution and Vault of the Archangel. Now it's used only as a 1/1 creature spammer.
I'll also consider Gideon, Ally of Zendikar or Gideon of the Trials as an alternative win-con.
As for the sideboard I'll just give you some ideas: Tormod's Crypt (if you can afford it maybe also better a Relic of Progenitus or Rest in Peace); 1x Supreme Verdict (if you reduce them up to 2 in main); Kataki, War's Wage or Rest in Peace would be perfect against artifact decks; Pithing Needle or Sorcerous Spyglass; Grafdigger's Cage; even, if you want more budget things Blessed Alliance, Negate, Dismember.
Hope my ideas could help the development of your deck.

xyr0s on First Deck

2 days ago

Ehh.... stupid question, maybe, but exactly what is the combo?

Other than that Dark Ritual is not modern legal.

Some of the cards chosen are pretty weak. Liliana, Death Wielder is not something you can play until turn... hmmm... I don't know... 10? 12? Roughly speaking, you need to draw 20 cards, give or take, into your deck on average to find 7 lands. Wouldn't Ob Nixilis Reignited pretty much do the same, but better and cheaper? Or maybe, since you are playing BW vampires, either Sorin, Lord of Innistrad or Sorin, Solemn Visitor would be even better yet? Their tokens would certainly go well with the vampire special abilities.

Speaking of vampires: Gatekeeper of Malakir is a nice, and budgetfriendly, addition. Removal with a body, and with a relevant creature type - what's not to like? Besides, you have some really underpowered creatures, like Sanguine Glorifier (4 mana for a 3/3 creature with a very low impact special), Dire Fleet Ravager (lifeloss is ok, but only if you are REALLY sure that you are going to be ahead) or Exultant Skymarcher.

Lands: there are SO many other lands, you could play, both for utility and mana fixing. Isolated Chapel, Vault of the Archangel, and Shambling Vent are pretty good ones.

Why play Luminous Bonds over more regular removal? Is there any situation, where you wouldn't rather have an extra copy of Path to Exile? On the same note: Vanquish the Weak is terribly overpriced - Fatal Push is a lot better, or Victim of Night if you want a cheaper card.

A bit of 1 cmc targetted discard could also be good - a bit like Dark Inquiry but from the first turn. You could try Inquisition of Kozilek or Thoughtseize, or Duress if budget. Play a full set, so they should replace Cleansing Ray and Dark Inquiry.

Sargeras on House Nocturnus

2 days ago

Gotta spread love for mono-black players, so +1 from me.

My first suggestion would be to cut out the common fetches (Evolving Wilds and Terramorphic Expanse) even though they could possibly help you with Vampire Nocturnus.

  1. Modern has some great vampire cards available to you, the most obvious being Captivating Vampire and Kalastria Highborn. This deck wants be very aggressive and you will probably want stronger vampires to play competitively.

  2. Interaction. Modern is a turn 4 format, and you are going to need discard and a sideboard to have any chance of dealing with decks like Tron and whatnot. The best options for the moment are Thoughtseize and Inquisition of Kozilek.

  3. Play 4 copies of Vampire Nocturnus, it is by far the best card in the deck, and you'll want to draw it every game.

  4. If you want a full primer on mono black decks in general, you can find mine here:

    How The Devil Plays MTG: The Mono-Black Primer

    Modern Sargeras

    SCORE: -40 | 17 COMMENTS | 4578 VIEWS | IN 12 FOLDERS

  5. A well-known deckbuilder named SaffronOlive made a great vampire list with options and whatnot a while back, you can find that here: SaffronOlive Vampire List Link

  6. If you want suggestions like cuts and whatnot, feel free to post on my wall @ Sargeras.

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