Pain Magnification


Format Legality
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Penny Dreadful Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Dissension (DIS) Uncommon

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Pain Magnification


Whenever an opponent is dealt 3 or more damage by a single source, that player discards a card.

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Pain Magnification Discussion

Blue_Flame on Insult to Injury to Death

5 days ago

Interesting deck, to say the least. I'd probably switch out the Emberwilde Augurs for Lightning Bolts as it achieves the same purpose as it synergizes with Pain Magnification. I'm not really a fan of Mindcrank outside of combo decks so I'd probably cut it for more Pain Magnifications or more bolts.

Gleeock on C18 and all the new ...

1 week ago

Jund: Thantis, "the crapped-on" has some possibilities... Very fun when I proxied her. I think their are a couple of misunderstandings regarding a good build for her (maybe too much blue slowbuild players out there :) ). It appears to me that there is too much pillowfort focus with her and too much concern for deathtouch. Now for my meta I am providing most the "combat oomph" and prompting action. Hunted cycle is great, vows are great, LIFELINK IS FAR BETTER!!! than deathtouch for rattlesnake value on forced combat!! Yes, I said it - and stand by it. But most of all she is strongest with a "DMG matters groupslug" philosophy. A lot of low cmc curses, and repetitive damage, discard enchantments really shine with her when coupled with cards to produce pawns & damage dealers for opponents. Things like Pain Magnification start triggering ALOT when you are forcing non-ideal combat. INEVITABLY when the pawns build up or you cast a vow or Sheltering Ancient creatures into the threat zone: that is when specific boardwipes are cast... Except you still have all these life-draining gas-guzzling groupslug enchantments in play.

Draknoz on Nicol Bolas Recruitment Agency HELP MEE!!!

4 weeks ago

Syphon Mind is card draw with discard

Disrupt Decorum protects you while forcing your opponents to duke it out

Painful Quandary this thing kills hands or players unless removed

Pain Magnification great if you plan on hitting people in the air, also if opponents fight it forces discards

TrueLycan on Elder Dargon Bolas

1 month ago

heya, Thank you! yea, this actually is my first complete homebrewed deck, so it hold a special place in my heart.

As for Pain Magnification it looks funky. The problem i have is... well i have no idea what i'd cut for it. Since i still need to slot the new Bolas card somewhere (and the fact i'm technically one card over the limit already.)

NorsLY on Elder Dargon Bolas

1 month ago


this deck looks really cool! Its a bit different with what i wanted to do with bolas. I think for example Pain Magnification could do really good Work in ur Deck! :)

GarmaReborn on Zurgo World Smasher

2 months ago

Warrior Creatures to Consider:

Non-Warrior Creatures:

Equipment to Consider:

Artifacts to Consider:



  • Vandalblast
  • Rout
  • Chandra's Ignition -really great boardwipe for this deck, if zurgo has lifelink you will get that life and also anything that dies will give him counters. You could have zurgo, cast this, and then more than likely one shot a player
  • Read the Bones
  • Open the Armory
  • Disrupt Decorum tapped out won't link this for some reason

Instants: (sticking with four or less Cmc for sunforger shenanigans)



Mardu is great for control, so its best to have plenty of removal spells. I would not have Spinerock Knoll since it might be too slow. Windbrisk Heights might be better than Spinerock tho. Like what if you need to play that spell but can't get 7 damage off. Also, Graveblade Marauder seems too situational to leave an impact. When you start adding/removal stuff to the deck, make sure to keep it low cmc as you can since you don't have much in terms of ramp in these colors; be sure to keep as mana rocks as you can for the same reason.

Deepstriker29 on Crosis, the Purger Discard EDH

5 months ago

Go for the Throat > Doom Blade

Single-target discard generally forces you to trade card advantage against two opponents for card advantage against a single opponent, and you will quite often force them to get rid of the worst card in their hand instead of the real threats. You will want to focus on asymmetrical effects that let you slowly grind hands down, like Pain Magnification. If you're willing to, you can dabble in filling your own grave for later with cards like Windfall and Burning Inquiry so that your discard spells do more beyond their immediate impact, as well as giving you the opportunity to pull a KO out of nowhere.

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