Quiet Contemplation

Legality

Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Penny Dreadful Legal
Custom Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
Frontier Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Khans of Tarkir (KTK) Uncommon

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Quiet Contemplation

Enchantment

Whenever you cast a noncreature spell, you may pay {1} Mana. If you do, tap target creature an opponent controls and it doesn't untap during its controller’s next untap step.

Quiet Contemplation Discussion

Cipher001 on A Lullmage's Dream

1 month ago

I like Hunted Lammasu best of those options. Akroan Horse is good, but takes time to really earn itself, and there's a lot of artifact hate, from Kolaghan's Command to Abrade .1 horror is a lot easier to deal with than 5 goblins, though, yeah. I I should have looked through the hunted cycle again. I went down from 3 to 2 phantasms for that reason, 5 creatures being hard to keep under control.

I'll take out the time ravelers, but I'm not sure what I'll replace it with. If I end up needing more reliable creature presence on the opposite side of the board, I could add more Hunted Lammasu , but Niblis of Frost is also good, and I like the ability to make an Opt a free activated ability from Quiet Contemplation . Against aggro, lifelink would be helpful, so maybe Ojutai Exemplars instead of the niblis of frost?

As for having a way to permanently shut creatures down, that kind of goes against the aesthetic. The hope is that I'll be able to net more value out of it than my oppinent will with Verity Circle . Not all games will have verity circle out though, I know.

Gideon is a way to deal with tapped creatures, but he's a 1-of. Should I bump that number up, or go with a card like Swift Reckoning ?

Cipher001 on Tap-Down Control

1 month ago

Flooremoji I think you're right. It pains me to get rid of one of the cards that inspired the idea, but it's just removal fodder at best in most matchups. One mana to get rid of a three mana card that doesn't do anything but possibly get bigger isn't a great trade-off from my end.

Demarge I went ahead and looked at the mtg goldfish meta page as well. Humans is the most popular deck, which uses a ton of creatures, but it's pretty much the only one, yeah. Right now, decks are very non-creature spell oriented. I think Gideon Jura would fit if I can justify his being a finisher for the deck. Tamiyo, the Moon Sage can at least keep lands and troublesome artifacts tapped down, and serves as draw power when enough creatures are tapped down. If you had to choose one, which would you choose? I'm leaning toward Gide on for the 6/6 indestructible for 5 mana.

aswordforthefallen As Demarge pointed out, the bulk of the decks right now aren't going to be focused on using creatures, so using creatures for them is a good way to go, I think. Hunted Phantasm is a good way to ensure that I can still get value from Verity Circle . That does incur the question for whether I should go wide with temporary effects that hit multiple creatures like Downpour and Feeling of Dread , or whether I should keep a smaller number of creatures consistently being tapped with enchantments like Curse of Chains . As for all-around value planeswalkers, what do you have in mind? I see Narset, Parter of Veils , Teferi, Time Raveler , and Teferi, Hero of Dominaria used a good deal.

Gidgetimer I don't think Pickles is what I want to go for. It's a neat way to work tap-down control, but I'd rather focus on cards that work specifically with tapping rather than abusing the morph mechanic. Thanks for the suggestion, though! It is a really interesting deck.

Funkydiscogod Quiet contemplation is a really good fit for the deck. The only problem I have with it is that by freeing up space for more traditional cards, I move away from my preferred aesthetic. Part of the problem here is that I've chosen a really inefficient form of control. For the one mana I could use on Gigadrowse , I could spend it on Path to Exile . What cards would you suggest to complement Quiet Contemplation while staying true to having tap-down effects being the primary method of control? Opt , for example, is a one mana draw card that can turn into a two-mana Frost Breath hybrid. I can't think of much else other than draw cards, though, that fit in the control scheme that don't remove the need for tap-down effects entirely. Do you think Frost Titan is too expensive to play, or is its built-in protection enough to warrant using it at 6 mana?

Thank you so much, everyone that's contributed! It means a lot to me that you're helping me out. I've had this idea for the longest time, but I just haven't been able to make it work by myself. You people rock!

Funkydiscogod on Tap-Down Control

1 month ago

Quiet Contemplation has a powerful synergy with Verity Circle , and would let you get away with running fewer "tap target creature" spells, in favor of more traditional white and blue control spells.

I haven't seen anyone mention Frost Titan and Dream Leash yet.

Skyler1776 on Favorite Card arts

5 months ago

Couldn’t help but notice that both Quiet Contemplation and Narset Transcendent were both done by Magali Villueneve.

Rise_of_the_Hangover on Narset, Enchantment Master

9 months ago

Thanks Skillville! It definitely is a mix of tokens and aura/equipments. Well of Ideas was in there as more of a diplomatic card, but with this deck I actually don't wanna be drawing that much so I was already thinking of taking it out. I think there are lot of obvious ways to make the deck stronger but like I mentioned on your deck, I'm trying to be fair - the tokens are for some board presence until I inevitably start building up Narset until she's more or less unstoppable, but for my casual setting I don't mind taking my time getting there. I'm also trying to keep a handful of jeskai themed cards, things like Quiet Contemplation which I still have to pay for and aren't super oppressive.

K1ngMars on Talrand, the Anti-Social Lord of Loneliness - EDH

1 year ago

I know you went budget, but I'd consider:

I know probably 17,5/4 of the cards of this list are not already in for a reason, but i didn't have un cazzo da fare for 20 minutes, so there you have it, I guess.

pedroedmarcos on Summoning Sickness and Haste

1 year ago

Hey there,

So, this one was another scenario that kind of happened with my playgroup last week. Let's say player 1 has a Heartless Hidetsugu as a commander and after it enters the battlefield he just pass the turn. Heartless hidetsugo is affected by Summoning sickness so he cannot use his tap ability. Player number 2 is playing Narset, Enlightened Master and he atacks the player 3 and triggers the narser abillity. With that he exiles, Myth Realized, Quiet Contemplation, and 2 lands. No blockers declared, the damage has been done and so stars the second main phase. Player 2 casts Quiet Contemplation (No responses), and then he casts Myth Realized, triggering the Quiet contemplation and paying 1 of any color so he can tap the Heartless Hidetsugu. So the player 1 casts Expedite in response to the Quiet Contemplation on Heartless Hidetsugu to give him haste and them tap him to use his ability and deals damage to all players.

Is that stack right? -Cast of the Myth -Quiet Contemplation triggers, mana of any color payed and targeting Heartless hidetsugu -Expedite in response of heartless hidetsugu, giving him haste.

For me, he will only have the stack resolve, and he cannot response something in the middle of the stack once he let the stack resolves. So he cannot tap heartless hidetsugu before Quet Contemplation resolves. Am I right? If i'm not, why?

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