Lay Bare the Heart

Legality

Format Legality
Pre-release Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Standard Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
Arena [BETA] Legal
Brawl Legal
Frontier Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Amonkhet (AKH) Uncommon

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Lay Bare the Heart

Sorcery

Target opponent reveals his or her hand. You choose a nonlegendary, nonland card from it. That player discards that card.

Lay Bare the Heart Discussion

captainamerica on Deckbuilding Challenge - Starcity pricing

1 week ago

Hello,

My playgroup and I are going to do a $10 deckbuilding challenge and I wanted to get some opinions.

I'm not going to make this a stand-alone list, as 1) the pricing scale is not provided by tappedout and 2) I would like to get a more finalized product if I put it on this site at all

The list is as follows:

4x Gurmag Angler

4x Looter il-Kor

4x Lay Bare the Heart

4x Doom Blade

3x Diabolic Edict

4x Accumulated Knowledge

4x Opt

4x Mana Leak

2x Essence Scatter

1x Negate

2x Bonesplitter

$9.82

Aaerys on The Mimeoplasm

3 months ago

I reckon you're overlooking quite a powerful piece of your commander. You can exile creatures from ANYONE'S graveyard!

I suggest looking into some sweet black discard for opponents. Something like Lay Bare the Heart so you can pick out something powerful to throw into the graveyard and use it without relying on your own graveyard so much. Use something like Seer's Vision so you know who to target

lagotripha on

5 months ago

Fair enough, I threw it together as the first idea I had that met the requirements and I'd enjoy playing. I'm currently tinkering with an Inverter of Truth/Enduring Renewal list using it because it felt more fun.

Still, am a little weired out by the choice of Lay Bare the Heart over Delirium Skeins or Duress. Reasoning?

Struyk on Harsh Tormenting Punishment

7 months ago

Also made a similar deck and played a few rounds on MTG arena and here is what I noticed:

Primal Amulet  Flip x3 is just too much: You don't want to have 2 in your hand / in the game and it's too slow. I would go with 1x.

Duress and Lay Bare the Heart should be a sideboard only option vs blue decks and creatureless decks as you have no creature and shouldn't worry about control spells ( change for Harsh Scrutiny and Never )

Vraska's Contempt is IMO a direct downgrade from Never so I would remove 2 of those and add 2 more Never, the exile is only useful like one in 20 games...

Fatal Push is an awesome early defence card and I would suggest using 4 of those ( pretty expensive though )

Phyrexian Scriptures is a 4 cost board / graveyard wipe and I would suggest using 4 of those as well, these won me almost every game so far. What's awesome about it is that it has a 1 turn delay which means your opponent can't play any creatures that turn and you can chain them if you draw multiple. Sideboard it for Divest vs artifact decks.

Divest I sideboard vs artifact decks Gonti's Machinations I sideboard vs rush and direct damage decks Cruel Reality I sideboard vs slow decks and this deck

DioxoGM on Pirates' Prophecy

7 months ago

What about Divest I can see why Lay Bare the Heart is good but maybe consider Divest

chadsansing on Taking Out The Garbage:-)

7 months ago

Hey, PhineasMTGMaster - cool idea. Have you looked at decl lists like 8-Rack? There are a lot of cool discard-themed decks out there, including Hollow One and Dredge, depending on whether or not you want to discard or make your opponent discard. Even Jund depends on a lot of disruption.

However, a lot of popular discard or disruption decks include costly cards like Liliana of the Veil.

My concern here is that your mana costs are too high to let you play enough creatures to win or enough disruption to keep your opponent from winning in Modern. More black, less blue, and fewer creatures might help.

Here, I think you can lower your mana curve (and then re-tool your mana-base), keep costs down, and have a lot of fun.

Maybe something like:

Sideboard:

With a bigger budget, you can improve the mana base, get better disruption (e.g. Inquisition of Kozilek), or explore a full list of a discard archetype like 8-Rack.

Meurth on DISCARD ALL THE THINGS

9 months ago

I love that you can completely shut your opponent down right away with all these discard cards. Tormented Soul doesn't seem very good here though. I also wouldn't run Dark Deal since you don't want to lose too much of your own cards. It might be better to go for some more low mana discard cards like Divest and Lay Bare the Heart. You should definitely run Guul Draz Specter, that would be a great alternate wincondition in this deck. Shrieking Affliction could be of great help as well.

Some other discard cards that could work (but might be too expensive or not useful because you can empty your opponents hand pretty quickly already) are Scepter of Fugue and Mind Shatter.

Boza on Synergy

11 months ago

I like the BG -1/-1 counters theme!But to make it better, 4 of the previously channeler suggestion is necessary. As is 4 Hapatra, the best thing since slied bread for this deck. The other big payoffs are 4 of Nest of Scarabs and 4 Obelisk Spider. Next, you will need enablers - 4 of the crocodile, ammit eternal, beetle and 4 Exemplar of Strength. The other 8 flex slots can be some removal in the form of Banewhip Punisher, Lethal Sting or some recursion for cards like Gravedigger or some discard like Lay Bare the Heart.

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