Kirtar's Desire

Kirtar's Desire

Enchantment — Aura

Enchant creature

Enchanted creature can't attack.

Threshold - Enchanted creature can't block as long as seven or more cards are in your graveyard.

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Set Rarity
Odyssey (ODY) Common

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Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
Noble Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Highlander Legal
2019-10-04 Legal
Casual Legal
Pauper EDH Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Unformat Legal
Pauper Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

Kirtar's Desire Discussion

JoeBlondie on Sram | Senior Enchantress

2 years ago

PartyJ first of all, thank you for this and the previous comment,

yep I already run Prison Term. Of course Kirtar's Desire is narrow, but not too much. It can stop a good variety of strategies, from Brago himself to Trygon Predator, from Rafiq of the Many to eldrazi's annihilator trigger.

The good thing is that you do it for just 1 mana, and often you cantrip. It's functionally a Secluded Steppe with a free pacifism attached to it (threshold is semi-reliable). Even when you don't really need it, you can always find a target to have it replace itself for cheap. I like to have multiple of these effects because they can indirectly turn into Sram being unblockable too, and also they are the most safe type of auras that are less incline to 2-for-1 situations when removed.Of course, I tutor for Prison Term or Darksteel Mutation if I need one badly, but I kept the Desire (over regular Pacifism) because of its efficiency and to cover a 1-cmc slot.

Detainment Spell would be its complementary version, hitting only abilities, with possibility to move it, like prison term.

Gelid Shackles I feel is the morst versatile, I don't think you can get more efficient than that for just 1 mana. I use snow plains in my other mono white deck on paper so I technically already have them.

PartyJ on Sram | Senior Enchantress

2 years ago

Yes the plate works as a charm here, but Strata Scythe is bonkers in my meta where many play with plains too. I had the same issue regarding space, so I kept the plate, cause it's less likely to be removed.

I find Kirtar's Desire to narrow for what it does. I would prefer Prison Term over it. But it's also somewhat a metacall. I have a Brago here present and lots of activated abilities which need to be dealt with.

JoeBlondie on Sram | Senior Enchantress

2 years ago

I tried Empyrial Plate a little bit, just a few games in which I tried to tutor for it whenever possible. Seems pretty good, so much better than Strata Scythe. I'm wondering if its aura counterpart Empyrial Armor is worth considering, it's hard to make room for too many things.

Also, I'm thinking if Kirtar's Desire should be swapped with something like Detainment Spell or Gelid Shackles. Shackles looks like the better option but it would require to switch all the plains to snow plains

mortilus on

4 years ago

Or Festering Wound, or Searing Blood, or Kirtar's Desire, or anything. It's literally a dead 5-drop

SoundTramp on No Light Without Shadow

4 years ago

Hey! Nice deck!

I do have some suggestions though. Gelid Shackles is better than Oppressive Rays. Not sure if it's pauper legal though. If it is not, then I would recommend replacing Oppressive Rays with Kirtar's Desire or Guard Duty, because they can't block you anyways.

For more protection you could run Hyena Umbra (saves you from murder and such), Artifact Ward, Guildscorn Ward, Mask of Law and Grace and Shield of Duty and Reason. Those are all situational (except Hyena Umbra) and I'm also not sure if the mask and shield are legal, but they would make a good edition to your deck/sideboard nonetheless!

Again, great deck! +1