Vraska's Contempt

Vraska's Contempt

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Exile target creature or planeswalker. You gain 2 life.

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Ixalan (XLN) Rare

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Format Legality
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
Arena Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Pioneer Legal
Vintage Legal
Limited Legal
Block Constructed Legal
Historic 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

Vraska's Contempt Discussion

NoSoyYucateco on Baba Yaga, the Boogyman [PRIMER]

1 month ago

Looks great!

What about removing Vraska's Contempt and adding Eat to Extinction instead? I like the surveil more than the 2 life.

DRmagic2017 on Scarab God Tribal

4 months ago

Hello! Vanquisher's Banner for card draw and Grimoire of the Dead as a potential wincon. Liliana Vess as a tutor. Liliana, Dreadhorde General is the best but she's expensive too. Removal: Hero's Downfall, Vraska's Contempt, Eat to Extinction, Erebos's Intervention, Drag to the Underworld, Price of Fame, Murder (why not?), Necrotic Wound. Take a look at board wipes too: Ritual of Soot, Languish, Black Sun's Zenith, In Garruk's Wake, Plague Wind. They are not as great as Damnation but on the other hand they are much cheaper. Good luck!

Omnes_Spiritus on Lifegain for the Win

5 months ago

Like some other people have been saying I think you should lower your CMC a little. There are a couple high cost cards and a couple that don't really fit with your strategy. There are lower CMC versions of Diabolic Tutor and Vraska's Contempt. In terms of cards to take out, pillow fort cards are not as strong as most people think (If they are working in your meta it's fine to keep them in). Specifically, Crawlspace seems contradictory to how many creatures you are likely to have on the board.

Tithe is a trap. It is a one time use where you have to be behind to use and it's not real ramp. Land Tax is the better card because it acts every turn. If you are looking for ramp I would recomend: Talisman of Hierarchy or the Fellwar Stone in your mabeyboard.

Polluted Bonds and Venser's Journal are probably your least efficient cards per CMC.

Also if you are interested in going all in on competive EDH. I would follow the Lab Maniacs.

ShaperSavant

(https://cedh-decklist-database.xyz/primary.html)

pmansmoney on Erebos Black Devotion

5 months ago

Whoops Profet93 Imp's Mischief is supposed to be in here along with Blast Zone! both are in the paper deck.

Yeah just added crucible so probably need more fetches. terrain generator has been good for me, but thats probs cuz I've been playing this deck in slower more casual metas and maybe is just too slow.

Alhammarret's Archive is cool but its five mana but actually the life gain is very tempting. I still wanna thin down the curve and everything/get rid of the fluff because I should be playing Night's Whisper effects but am too greedy cuz I want to play my big flashy black bois.

I can def see cutting Hedron Archive maybe thats what I swap for Doubling Cube.

Meteor Golem is an interesting suggestion because I'm not playing All Is Dust or big or little Ugene. It seems so overcosted though and the reanimate/recurring part of my deck is pretty small so idk.

I chose Vraska's Contempt because I wanted an exile effect somewhere in the deck even though its a turn slower and Murderous Rider > hero's downfall.

ScionsStillLive on Kess, "Amass" spells

6 months ago

Maybe replace Vraska's Contempt with Eat to Extinction. Also, you should put in more protection for your zombie army like Bolt Bend. Liliana, Dreadhorde General would fit perfectly with the deck.

king-saproling on Merciless Mayhem

6 months ago

Looks great! Personally I would make these swaps:

Weird_Frisbee on Flip-Bolas Grixis Control

6 months ago

Stonecutter85, thanks for the suggestions!

1) As for Mystic Sanctuary, I reliably get the trigger, with fetches snagging Island/X lands and then drawing into basics I have yet to whiff honestly unless its in my opening hand. But I do like the idea of Castle Vantress as a mana-sink mid/late game, i'll have to test that one out.

2) I actually took out Vraska's Contempt in favor of Eat to Extinction for the psuedo-surveil and less color restriction. I also have counter-magic, Reality Shift, Hour of Devastation, Languish, Black Sun's Zenith and Cyclonic Rift to handle Gods but I have been considering dropping Hero's Downfall, but its just been such a handy removal spell before especially at 3cmc, it does alot of work.

3) I do like the inclusion of surveil over the damage, but in all honestly, I run Ionize not for the 2 damage but just because it only requires 1 blue, which helps free up my mana for potential counter-magic wars or multiple counters during a turn cycle. I might cut Archmage's Charm instead for Sinister Sabotage.

4) I honestly wasn't aware of Flame Sweep's existence, and you're right I do like the instant-speed guaranteed 2 damage over the sorcery Radiant Flames. I'll have to get one.

5) It's a cool PW, is a actual win-con if the game goes on that long lol, but i'm not sure what I would cut for it because there isn't much room, i'll try that one out as well.

Thank you very much bud, I do appreciate a second set of eyes checking out my list.

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