Lay Bare the Heart


Format Legality
Pre-release Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Penny Dreadful Legal
Standard Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy 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


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

Boza on Synergy

1 month 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.

Styrupp on Black/Blue Modern Zombies (Updated)

1 month ago

As SoakingDrop52 said so are Geralf's Messenger a really good threat thx to undying.

Here what i would do:

Remove following cards, Unsummon, Lay Bare the Heart, Gravedigger, Returned Phalanx, Diregraf Ghoul

Add following card or consider them: Phyrexian Arena, Dark Confidant,Sign in Blood For card draw, you will empty your hand really fast.

Add 2x more Sunken Hollow together with 4x Polluted Delta.

Add 3x more Gravecrawler, more lords like Lord of the Accursed and Diregraf Captain. 4x Relentless Dead could be awesome.

You need some disruption in mainboard, go get some: Thoughtseize,Fatal Push,Collective Brutality, Dismember or Liliana of the Veil.

There are plenty of options but these are some of them.

Pabs4444 on Luxurious Eternal Death

2 months ago

These are all the cards that immediately come to mind: Enchantments (what I think would work best in the deck) :Cruel Reality Raiders' Wake Torment of Scarabs Sorceries: Torment of Hailfire (my preference in your type of deck) Harsh Scrutiny Lay Bare the Heart Creature: Dreamstealer

Mizzazzi on Mono-Black GPG Aggro

2 months ago

Honestly this deck looks like it can be really good, Upvote btw, But really you are missing what some find to be key pieces in some of the mono black ish decks as either mainboard or sideboard options. One is Vraska's Contempt if youre mono black you need these. Two Lay Bare the Heart or Duress these two cards are great in the side agianst control match ups and they let you get there in the end. Three Lost Legacy in the side board as its just a great way to win if you can use it right.

TheRedGoat on Board State? What Board State?

2 months ago

Lay Bare the Heart and Never are also strictly better options to some of the cards in your deck (see Unburden as well). What is your budget like though?

Like personally I'd play a build like this by dragging my opponent through multiple Torment of Scarabs and Sword-Point Diplomacy. Because truth be told, if your opponent takes out their removal when they sideboard, you should at least be safe to run some enchantments and/or artifacts. like Sorcerous Spyglass even? Or better yet run Angrath, the Flame-Chained! but that is with my bias towards long games too.

DeadlyClaris on Amonkhet Approach of the Zombies

2 months ago

Hey Triton, thanks for the tips!I probably will end up removing Lay Bare the Heart

Triton on Amonkhet Approach of the Zombies

2 months ago

Since your deck is more aggressive, and one of the win conditions is Approach of the Second Sun, Read the Bones can potentially dig you 4 cards deeper to your win condition. Possible cuts are Lay Bare the Heart and possibly a Cursed Minotaur.

Also cycle lands could replace a few basics (Barren Moor and Secluded Steppe).

Hope this helps!

Hyperalgialysis on Black/White Standard Vamp

2 months ago

Yes drop Nightmare. Gifted Aetherborn needs to be in here too. You need to buy Legion Lieutenant Vicious Conquistador and some other stuff. Basically you want to be aggressive, lots of 1 and 2 drops, with a couple cards that cost more to help finish your opponent. 22 lands, 10 or so 1 drop creatures Legion's Landing  Flip would be great as a 2 or 3 of, 10 or so 2 drop creatures, 8-10 creatures that cost 3 or more and then 8-10 pieces of removal. You can count things like Call to the Feast as creatures. Your sideboard should be something like 2 Sentinel Totem 3 Forsake the Worldly 3 Duress 2 Lost Legacy 2 Lay Bare the Heart and 3 of some sort of sweeper like Fumigate Bontu's Last Reckoning Hour of Revelation or Yahenni's Expertise. For your main deck removal, Impeccable Timing is cheap, so are Cast Out and Ixalan's Binding.

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