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Lay Bare the Heart
Target opponent reveals his or her hand. You choose a nonlegendary, nonland card from it. That player discards that card.
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Lay Bare the Heart Discussion
23 hours ago
Night Market Lookout should be a 4 of, so should Scrapheap Scrounger and Weldfast Engineer Inventor's Apprentice. Cut it back to 22 lands, aggressive decks can run a little less. Bump it up to 4 Unlicensed Disintegration and Built to Smash. Get 4 Fleetwheel Cruiser and run them in place of the other vehicles you have 2 of each of. Then replace the last 2 artifacts with Skysovereign, Consul Flagship. Pia Nalaar would be good in here too. Also add one more solid piece of removal, Never / Return and Hour of Glory are a little more budget friendly than Fatal Push and Vraska's Contempt, Lightning Strike and Abrade are really good too. Trim it down to 60 cards using 4 of each of the cards I mentioned other than the sky sovereigns and the deck will be pretty consistent. Sideboard should be like 3 each of Sentinel Totem Duress Lay Bare the Heart By Force and Shock. This deck should be super fast this way, and it will help that you curve is lower, the only other upgrade would be to replace Untethered Express with Aethersphere Harvester or Heart of Kiran. Hope it works well for you.
1 week ago
Maybe Essence Extraction? The deck looks pretty good, i imagine your sideboard would be a lot of discard for against control Duress and Lay Bare the Heart, and then like Vraska's Contempt or Hour of Glory and Never / Return to deal with planeswalkers and gods.
1 week ago
Now let's make a sideboard. Keeping budget a priority run 3 Fiery Cannonade to deal with tokens, 3 Duress against control, 2 By Force for artifact heavy decks and God-Pharoah's Gift as well as 2 Sentinel Totem or Crook of Condemnation to deal with the gift and things running The Scarab God. 2 Hour of Glory is really good for any of the gods, or Final Reward if you cant get any of the hours. Then 3 Never / Return will help against planeswalkers. You may need to toy with quantities of these depending on your meta, but this would work well enough for mine and should be a decent start for you. A couple other potentially good options would be things like Doomfall Cut / Ribbons ((this should probably be in instead of Kari Zev's Expertise since it actually removes the creature and gives you some value later), Lay Bare the Heart, Lost Legacy, Dispossess and Magma Spray.
3 weeks ago
Nest of Scarabs seems like a good way to amass a decent board presence without giving up much in the way of control, since you can produce so many -1-1 counters. I like Doomfall as a way to get around creatures with hexproof and it is good maindeck since it has a function against control decks too. Duress is another good sideboard card against control, as is Lay Bare the Heart. you could get some good use out of Sentinel Totem in match ups against graveyard shenanigans, a little easier to work with than Deadeye Navigator since there isn't an activation cost. Yahenni's Expertise might be a good answer to tokens.
1 month ago
Fraying Sanity works when the card is put into the graveyard from anywhere. You should add black, and run some discard effects. Harsh Scrutiny Duress Lay Bare the Heart Mind Rot are all solid. This would also give you access to good removal which you will need. Walk the Plank Essence Extraction and Fatal Push if you can get them.
1 month ago
With out being super familiar with the deck you lovingly crafted a couple of things jumped out at me that you might want to consider.
Firstly this looks like a blast to play. You have huge threats and enough disruption to make even the most redundant deck cry.
My first thought: You might want to have a more permanent answer to the large mid to late game creatures in the meta, especially the indestructible ones like Hazoret the Fervent and The Scarab God. While your plan with Unsummon will deal with the threat, it requires you to have specific cards in hand and your are still paying two cards for one. Vraska's Contempt will remove the threat permanently, gain you some life in the process, and maintain card parity. Something to consider.
Other thought: Lay Bare the Heart is almost always worse than either Duress or Harsh Scrutiny. You are almost never going to remove a non-creature spell from an aggro players hand. You are almost never going to remove a non-legendary creature from a control players hand. Also Harsh Scrutiny lets you target legendary creatures like Hazoret the Fervent and The Scarab God. If you can find space in your side board I might consider holding Harsh Scrutiny main board and side boarding it out for Duress depending on the match up.
Damn this deck makes me want to buy a play set of Riddleform what a cool card.
1 month ago
Very cool idea.
Maybe go to 4 Torment of Hailfire, which seems to be an all-star.
You might also test without Diabolic Revelation, Lay Bare the Heart, and Night's Whisper. Inquisition of Kozilek and Thoughtseize are better discard effects (or even Despise and Duress), and you could use more copies of Underworld Connections and maybe Phyrexian Arena (or Dark Confidant?) for card draw.
1 month ago
I'd add some discard, and there's plenty of options such as Duress, Lay Bare the Heart, Doomfall, etc. Basically, in a low creature controlling match ups you'd primarily want to side out the boardwipes for discard. Lost Legacy is perfect for decks that require 1 specific (nonartifact) card to win so maybe run 1 or 2 of those
If you need graveyard hate for cycling/ god pharaohs gift, then Crook of Condemnation is good sideboard tech.
Basically, you should make your sideboard to fight the meta you're surrounded with, but from looking at this deck its glaring weakness is to hardcore control decks. Therefore, I'd primarily add more discard to your sideboard and take out the creatures/planeswalkers from the sideboard (you already have plenty of creatures + the walkers are potent but don't help the strategy too much)