Painful Truths


Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
Limited Legal
Frontier Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Highlander Legal
Block Constructed Legal
Standard Legal
Legacy Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Casual Legal
Unformat Legal
Pauper Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Commander 2017 (C17) Rare
Battle for Zendikar (BFZ) Rare

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Painful Truths


Converge — You draw X cards and you lose X life, where X is the number of colors of mana spent to cast Painful Truths.

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Painful Truths Discussion

NayrSlayer on P O I S O N

46 minutes ago

And I thought Hapatra Infect was annoying. Props to you for making the deck very powerful on a very reasonable budget. I am wondering though, does Soul's Majesty do a lot for the deck? Sure you can hit a couple of your bigger creatures to draw a lot of cards, but at that point, you've probably already won. Also, from what I see, you'll most likely end up getting 1 or 2 cards for 5 mana on average with the card. I would recommend tossing in Painful Truths instead since you can get 3 cards for 3 mana quite often since you have 4 colors to work with.

Otherwise, a very solid and powerful deck!

Emzed on Sliver (Version 1.0)

3 days ago

Vizier of the Menagerie allows you to cast colored spells with the mana generated by Mana Echoes, so can basically win on the spot with your commander providing the spells, and the Vizier is also a great card on its own.
Shard Convergence and Elixir of Immortality seem rather unexciting, I'd play Painful Truths or All Suns' Dawn over those.

Beezy on Demacia!!

4 days ago

Painful Lesson can be cheaply upgraded into many different things, depending on what you're looking for. Night's Whisper and Sign in Blood only cost 2 mana for the same effect, and Read the Bones and Painful Truths are strictly better for the same cost. Insult / Injury can also be an absolute game-ender, especially in 1v1 where you can wait until they tap out.

WizardOfTheNorthernCoast on Don't you guys think Burn ...

1 week ago

Hello all,

So I just saw this card a second ago. I immediately thought about putting this in a RBx Burn shell.

It is, so to say, never a bad draw:

  • 3 mana draw 3 is great. We've seen Modern decks run Painful Truths. You draw 3 lands, too bad, but it means it's 3 turns you won't have to wait for gas.
  • Draw 2 + Bump in the Night effect for 3 mana is really good.
  • Deals 6 damage + cantrips is really good too.

Honestly, I don't see much disadvantage running this card in a Burn shell. It draws you card while burning your opponent if they don't want you to have them. And 3 damage is what they gonna take to the face anyways, so unless they really don't want us to have this lethal Boros Charm or Lightning Bolt their dude, this should go really fine for us.

With the late Claim - Vexing Devil tech, I was already thinking of going Mardu Burn. Now I really think I'll do that.


Yen24 on Edgar Markov and the vein drainers

2 weeks ago

Painful Truths and Ancient Craving are more efficient than Damnable Pact.

Enlightened Tutor can find Sol Ring, Skullclamp, and both halves of the Exquisite Blood/Sanguine Bond combo.

Shared Triumph is a 2-mana anthem for vampires only. I think Adaptive Automaton is also very good.

I also think Teferi's Protection is a bad card. Like so bad that Lapse of Certainty might even be better, and that's a pretty bad card too.

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