Vraska's Contempt


Format Legality
Pre-release Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Standard Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
Arena [BETA] Legal
Brawl Legal
Frontier Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Ixalan (XLN) Rare

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Vraska's Contempt


Exile target creature or planeswalker. You gain 2 life.

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Vraska's Contempt Discussion

kamelyan on Muldrotha Giant Combos

20 minutes ago

You'll need Krosan Grip, Beast Within, or Reclamation Sage to get rid of Relic of Progenitus and Silent Gravestone.

People run Homeward Path, so Field of Ruin and Strip Mine will help you keep those creatures.

Vraska's Contempt takes out planeswalkers, and Swan Song counters Cyclonic Rifts.

zettaiByte on B/G Saprolings

1 hour ago

Hi tjjonny2000, thanks again for commenting! I've decided to replace Vraska's Contempt with two more copies of Vicious Offering in the mainboard, and I moved one copy of Vraska's Contempt to the sideboard. I think that exiling a giant creature or planeswalker at instant speed might still come in handy in some matchups. I also feel like I should at least be running one copy of the card, since it's so powerful. Do you have any more suggestions? :)

zettaiByte on B/G Saprolings

3 hours ago

Hi tjjonny2000, thanks for commenting! I'm considering running more copies of Vicious Offering, however, I'm not sure if Vraska's Contempt should be replaced. Virtually, it's the deck's only way to deal with planeswalkers and big legendary creatures. Would you mind telling me your perspective on this? :)

tjjonny2000 on B/G Saprolings

7 hours ago

with how many tokens you are running, i would argue that Vicious Offering should be a 4 of and remove the Vraska's Contempt

Runlue on That's a Heck of a Swiss Army Knife You Got There

10 hours ago

sadboys2002 I feel like a 4th Clifftop Retreat would be extremely helpful, but I have an issue with going up to a playset of the Vantage, and that being that there's a chance mid-game that it's a dead draw to me, being a tapped land. Also, I want to stay as low on the land count as possible, especially since this is an aggro deck. The highest CMC card in the mainboard is 3, and 23 lands seems like a massive amount. I haven't had very many issues with the landbase in the past, and it seems to be in a nice spot right now. Thank you for the feedback!

firefox1413 If you play this against control, just concede. I haven't found a good balance in the sideboard yet for the control matchup, and we DIE to spot removal. Vraska's Contempt is too popular right now in the meta, but if your venue is low on control, this deck can come out of nowhere fast. Against other budget=heavy decks, this one does substantially better as far as I can see. My favorite thing about this deck is how stupid it can get so early, whether it be from the massive armies Valduk can create, or the stupid big Champions we can get. Overall, it's a ton of fun to play!

DarkStarStorm on Razeketh & the Boys

15 hours ago

Why is it that so many commander players run Gild? Vraska's Contempt seems better in most games.

Sargeras on Seether [Black Devotion]

3 days ago

I'm not too big on standard, but I can already tell you want to be playing vehicles, Aethersphere Harvester and maybe Heart of Kiran seems like a good fit here. They have synergy with Night Market Lookout and are evasive threats.

Dark Bargain and Raiders' Wake seem really bad here.

I personally like Gonti, Lord of Luxury, as you get access to spells in your opponent's deck. You could maybe even play Yargle, Glutton of Urborg if the board gets cleared.

Conditional discard should be in the sideboard. You want to be mainboarding removal, it's what your color does best.

Vraska's Contempt would be good eventually


3 days ago

Jimmy_Chinchila I agree on both counts; Dispossess barely was not included in the board because of it only targeting an artifact. Divest hits both artifacts and creatures, and whatever that does not hit, Lost Legacy removes.

Acute19 I went back and forth on whether to mainboard Torment of Hailfire and ultimately decided that Mastermind's Acquisition is a more flexible option. If I look at the early game, and need a card I'm missing it can fetch anything I want. If I am in the early game and draw a Torment of Hailfire its gonna sit there and do nothing until I have mana adequate to use it. When I do use it, it should be as a finishing move. Is it slower than just main-decking it? Yes. I'm viewing it as less flexible though in times of dire need. I can reach for a Vraska's Contempt or Karn, Scion of Urza to break a deadlock with Mastermind's Acquisition or any other spell / creature I need to even the playing field.

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