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

Poaralion on W/B Aggro

3 hours ago

Deck seems nice, first time I see Gideon's Intervention somewhere tho.

I would recommand to swap Hour of Glory for Vraska's Contempt ! Even if it's 2BB ( more colored ), I think it's worth to have an instant way to deal with a PW.

MWorl91 on Dragon Control

1 day ago

Upon consideration I’ve taken out the Contempts for Hour of Glory While it doesn’t gain life or hit Planeswalkers it’s a bit more realistic for me to cast in a deck with only 6 actual black sources. The double black for Vraska's Contempt just seems a bit too ambitious.

calmdodge on B/W Vampires

2 days ago

I think you need better removal, things like Fatal Push or Vraska's Contempt. There's also a lot of vampires that are just a lot better than what you have here like the cards you have in your maybe board. And finally if you are gonna play this in standard I would heavily recommend a sideboard.

Struyk on Harsh Tormenting Punishment

2 days ago

Also made a similar deck and played a few rounds on MTG arena and here is what I noticed:

Primal Amulet  Flip x3 is just too much: You don't want to have 2 in your hand / in the game and it's too slow. I would go with 1x.

Duress and Lay Bare the Heart should be a sideboard only option vs blue decks and creatureless decks as you have no creature and shouldn't worry about control spells ( change for Harsh Scrutiny and Never )

Vraska's Contempt is IMO a direct downgrade from Never so I would remove 2 of those and add 2 more Never, the exile is only useful like one in 20 games...

Fatal Push is an awesome early defence card and I would suggest using 4 of those ( pretty expensive though )

Phyrexian Scriptures is a 4 cost board / graveyard wipe and I would suggest using 4 of those as well, these won me almost every game so far. What's awesome about it is that it has a 1 turn delay which means your opponent can't play any creatures that turn and you can chain them if you draw multiple. Sideboard it for Divest vs artifact decks.

Divest I sideboard vs artifact decks Gonti's Machinations I sideboard vs rush and direct damage decks Cruel Reality I sideboard vs slow decks and this deck

TheTrueSchmamook on Sacroling - [M19]

3 days ago

paopaodomingo All good lol! Test around with amonkhet and kaledesh, but I'm staying away right now because of rotation when it comes in October.

Rite of Belzenlok helps with ascending Tendershoot Dryad, so little big nasty is back! I did have to remove 1 vraska relic seeker, and a Fungal Plots. I noticed fungal plots was used later game and pulling it early just had it sit there until I was able to fully utilize it.

I'm keeping 1x Vraska, Relic Seeker as she produces bigger 2/2 fodder, and that -10 is delicious!

Costly Plunder is great, but I might get more value out of Thallid Soothsayer as it has it built in.

As for Tendershoot Dryad he was always meant for the deck, just didn't want to break budget. I enjoy sapherder, but this other jumbotron guy just pumps out little bitties so quick that by the time it's your turn you have 2 saps and a 2/2 that's buffing your saps by 2/2, he's not legendary, and you should ascend with this deck around turn 4/5.

Vraska's Contempt feels like a black deck staple? Planeswalker or big biggens removal? Don't mind if I don't! You also get 2 health so yeah... lol

Instead of costly plunder or soothsayer I was thinking Sword-Point Diplomacy

watching on Almost lands

3 days ago

i'd take out Crucible of Worlds and Wayward Swordtooth for two The Mending of Dominaria and add Vraska's Contempt, too, and switch Grow from the Ashes for Spring // mind
My list is quite similar and doesn't have Llanowar Elves, i don't think they're needed in this deck.

side Carnage Tyrant, Sorcerous Spyglass (against Scavenger Grounds / The Scarab God / any planeswalker / vehicles)

Thebiggalactus on Dragon Control

4 days ago

The sideboard needs Duress, Sarkhan's Unsealing, Vraska's Contempt and maybe Hour of Devastation. Duress is useful in almost every single matchup. Sarkhan's Unsealing would be essentially constant removal against decks, and burn to close games out quicker. Vraska's Contempt is for indestructible creatures, planeswalkers, and the 2 life can help in a close game.Hour of Devastation is a board wipe that kills tons of stuff but leaves your big dragons essentially unscathed, and doesn't even hurt a flipped bolas. I also think you should add Dragon's Hoard. In this deck it's mana fixing, slight mana ramp, and even really good card draw. That's a lot, and will be needed against the long games against grindy decks, and even against games against aggro as you can probably out draw them. '

Acute19 on House of Vess

5 days ago

I dunno what Committioner means when he says "set up your graveyard." Your value for this deck is in its abundance of lords. Your graveyard cards like Graveyard Marshal should be viewed as more like a Plan B after they knock off a couple of your creatures. Why would you try to "set up" a 3 mana 2/2 effect? It's valuable as a mana sink but not as a deliberate course of action.

Drop the Vicious Offering in favor of more efficient removal like Fatal Push or Vraska's Contempt. Walk the Plank and Murder are alternatively great budget options. 4x Josu is a bit overkill and Yawgmoth's Vile Offering will get stuck in your hand too often with only a handful of legendary cards to enable it. Drop a couple Josu and the Yawmoth's in favor of Metallic Mimic (more zombie lords) and further removal.

Don't short change the potential for this deck. It's a real contender. Here's a link to a zombie decklist that recently went 5-0 in a MTGO competitive league: https://www.mtggoldfish.com/deck/1193342#paper

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