Pain Magnification

Pain Magnification


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

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Set Rarity
Dissension (DIS) Uncommon

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Format Legality
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Vintage Legal
Limited Legal
Block Constructed Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Modern Legal
Duel Commander Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
2019-10-04 Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Highlander Legal

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Pain Magnification Discussion

Coward_Token on Thantis Trouble Maker

1 month ago

Curse of Opulence is great

Marchesa's Decree introduces the monarch and punishes people for attacking you

Pain Magnification incentivizes people to attack each other

Grenzo, Havoc Raiser for more forced attacks away from you

DarkHero on Suggestions for Sire/Descent Demons

2 months ago

Theater of Insanity

Commander / EDH* DarkHero


Just looking for some opinions to finalize this bad boy. I've fallen bellow 100 cards, could probably justify cutting others, and I'm not married to the commander.

So the main strategy will be to do a sort of soft lock with Sire Of Insanity/Descent into Madness effects that empty hands, and then use Theater of Horrors/Sunbird's Invocation/Stolen Strategy/Sin Prodder ect. to get around the effect.

Alternatively, big Demons from big mana, Havoc Festival with effects like Archfiend of Despair, and something along the lines of Bloodchief Ascension/Pain Magnification/Shrieking Affliction

Thanks guys <3

Sanguinolency on Xantcha the Cursed Masochist

4 months ago

I used to have a deck built similar to this. Pain Magnification was always a fun card. Another fun way to get your opponents to mess with each other is Cruel Entertainment. If you're looking for more tutor power, try Increasing Ambition and Beseech the Queen

shaftdiggity on

4 months ago

Pain Magnification, Fervor, Rakish Heir, and In the Web of War are all decent red cards I run in mine, with Larceny and Oppression to add to the discard theme.

Last_Laugh on Nicol Bolas Superfriends

4 months ago

Words of Waste, Pain Magnification, Liliana's Specter, Noxious Toad (oracle text is each opponent discards), and Burglar Rat all work well here.

I personally run Marchesa, the Black Rose at the helm of my Grixis discard deck so that ETB/Death triggers are abuseable and reusable. It also opens up Oona's Blackguard, Sadistic Hypnotist, Dauthi Mindripper, and a few other discard options.

Feel free to check out my list for ideas. It's not budget friendly as a whole but it should still help out a ton. Upvotes on any of my decks are appreciated. Hand Hate Marchesa

Sanguinolency on

5 months ago

Definitely think about Dream Halls, Hive Mind, Consecrated Sphinx. These cards bring chaos and fun to the table, but also have really powerful effects. Wound Reflection also has flavor in a lot of Nekusar decks, along with Pain Magnification, Painful Quandary, Fate Unraveler. If you're looking for more wheel effects, then Magus of the Wheel, Echo of Eons, and Winds of Change could help. Not sure of your budget here, but Wheel of Fortune is very powerful and useful. If your mana is feeling a bit off, you could try Chromatic Lantern to help get the colors you need. Hope this helps!

Torekai92 on Nicol Bolas, Deck of Nightmares

6 months ago

Sc1enc3, thanks for the comment! I agree, Kess, Dissident Mage could be a good commander. She could easily be swapped in. I'm sure i'll switch it up occasionally but I like Nicol Bolas, the Ravager  Flip for now at least.

Pain Magnification says 3 damage from any source. So anything that deals 3 damage to an opponent, including anything from another opponent. So Lavaborn Muse's ability would activate this. Any attack from one opponent to another that does 3 or more damage, etc. I haven't tested it enough to say that it is staying in the deck forever. If I end up not liking it I may swap it for Wheel of Torture or Shrieking Affliction. If I ever end up getting Bloodchief Ascension that would also be a good replacement for it as well.

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