Lay Bare the Heart

Legality

Format Legality
Pre-release Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Penny Dreadful 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.

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Lay Bare the Heart Discussion

Struyk on Harsh Tormenting Punishment

3 weeks 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

1 month ago

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

chadsansing on Taking Out The Garbage:-)

1 month 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

2 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

5 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.

Styrupp on Black/Blue Modern Zombies (Updated)

5 months 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

5 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

6 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.

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