Thoughtseize

Legality

Format Legality
Arena [BETA] Legal
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Hero Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
MTGO 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
Iconic Masters (IMA) Rare
Masterpiece Series: Amonkhet Invocations (AKHMPS) None
Theros (THS) Rare
Lorwyn (LRW) Rare

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Thoughtseize

Sorcery

Target player reveals his or her hand. You choose a nonland card from it. That player discards that card. You lose 2 life.

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Thoughtseize Discussion

jpermar on The Downward Spiral

7 hours ago

More changes! More colorless creatures to windmill slam for free. Also, more direct damage to keep Rakdos leading the team to victory!

The loss of disruption against control players sucks a bit. These changes (and other recent changes) make the deck more consistent. I'll revisit anti-control tactics after I see how these changes turn out.

DarkJester187 on "Oh Baby a Triple" Counter Rites (Help Needed!)

16 hours ago

Courser of Kruphix feels really out of place. Without fetches the lifegain feels insignificant (and honestly unreliable as a 1-off) to trade for broadcasting your every draw with it. Since you're all in on the Siege Rhino, maybe run Thoughtseize if you can afford it, or maybe Inquisition of Kozilek to hit more treats with your hand shred.

nicclypuff on Abzan Rites

20 hours ago

@Nathanaiel, I actually really like the mainboard Thragtusk, it's manacost isn't prohibitive like Ashen Rider and it provides excellent value.

From playtesting, Ashen Rider is an extremely good reanimation target but a really bad draw, since I do not have ways to discard it other than using Thoughtseize on myself. I have considered switching it out for another creature, but Anguished Unmaking or Maelstrom Pulse are also excellent removal options. I'm leaning more on testing out Anguished Unmaking since it's Instant speed and an Exile effect, but the lifeloss is pretty big since I'm still using painlands.

Thanks for your suggestions and viewing my deck :)

xyr0s on Mardu Vampires

1 day ago

Unclaimed Territory would be a pretty good addition as a 4-of. You don't really have any other lands that doesn't produce colored mana for your non-creature spells, so it shouldn't wreck your manabase too hard.

You should probably go up to 4 Bloodghast, just to be sure that you get something from discarding.

An argument could be made for moving a bit of removal to the sideboard and Thoughtseize to mainboard, depending on your local meta; if it's all creatures, all over, all the time, then it's fine like this, but if you have more variation, and in particular expect to meet some combo decks, you need mainboard discard.

DomriKade on Black/Red Dragons

2 days ago

I love this idea! I actually began building a Dragon-based Modern deck when I started getting into the format and this looks a lot like where I started. I was initially on the RB plan since I had played a similar build in standard and Kolaghan, the Storm's Fury and her command were both fun cards to play. I personally found the Black to be pretty slow in my local meta. Nowadays I'm on this list using Green for ramp. Having the speedy option and having some relevant turn-one plays seemed like a strong option after some testing. Maybe there's a place for a Jund build?

On your maybeboard, Stormbreath Dragon is surprisingly resilient. I'm running all four in my build - try it out! If you're committed to Black, some number of one-mana hand disruption spells is probably correct. It's worthy finding the right balance between Thoughtseize and Inquisition of Kozilek. Fearsome Awakening is way too slow. I found Haven of the Spirit Dragon gives you some of that utility in your mana base.

DankStompy on American Control

2 days ago

see that just proves you don't know what trolling means. i mean you're free to ignore my sound advice, but that doesnt make it trolling. i mean, you're the one saying Thoughtseize is bad. and thats not exactly a good sign if you're trying to be competitive.

HillyerGames on American Control

2 days ago

DankStompy.. Thoughtseize is widely considered the best spell in its Role compared to Duress for the costs,Rebound,& fetch capability. I Agree.

DankStompy on American Control

2 days ago

ROFLMAO! WOW! you'll go with whats "popular" over what actually works? you're REALLY gonna try to say that a decks popularity innately makes it better? are you freaking joking? and did you REALLY just say that Thoughtseize is "bad" because it might be bad late game? wow. stop playing this game. you are bad at it. you do realize Thoughtseize is a $20 card because of how crazy good it is right?

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