Words of Waste


Format Legality
Pre-release Legal
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage 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
Onslaught (ONS) Rare

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Words of Waste


(1): The next time you would draw a card this turn, each opponent discards a card instead.

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Words of Waste Discussion

chadsansing on Nicol Bolas, the wheel never breaks.

2 days ago

Sweet list.

Have you tested with Runehorn Hellkite, Wheel and Deal, Fascination, or Prosperity?

Also, Words of Waste can loop with Waste Not and any card draw (even your draw step) really well.

Have fun!

chirz2792 on Bruna, the light of a ...

4 days ago

Sorry for the double post, but you could also run grave hate cards like Relic of Progenitus, Tormod's Crypt, Crook of Condemnation, Silent Gravestone, and Leyline of the Void. Then use cards like Mindslicer, Duress, Oppression, Words of Waste, Hymn to Tourach, Painful Quandary, etc. to shred his hand and exile all of his auras. He might not like you for that though.

xTEDDYx on Just one more card..

5 days ago

Hey chadsansing, Words of Waste seems like an incredible card in a Nekusar Deck thank you so much for mentioning it!

chadsansing on Just one more card..

5 days ago

Seizan and Wheel and Deal are spicy!

I'm working on a list that tries to balance draw and discard effects at Nekusar Draw-to-Discard (D2D). Please stop by if it's ever helpful to compare notes.

Waste Not + Words of Waste + Megrim can make for a great soft-lock on your draw step.

Happy playing!

kamelyan on Nicol Bolas The Root Of Evil

1 week ago

But a few creatures could be fun.

Blizzard Specter will force the opponent to return something to hand, then Bolas will send it to the grave.

Myojin of Night's Reach is just great.

And maybe you could find room for a Words of Waste.

chadsansing on Rakdos Command

1 week ago

This seems like a strong Rakdos good-stuff deck with plenty of cards to trigger Rakdos's additional casting cost and lots of "each player" effects.

I wonder about sub-themes and combos that might take even more advantage of what's there now.

For example, you could focus on discard effects and cards like Megrim, Waste Not, Words of Waste, and wheels like Wheel of Fortune and Dragon Mage.

You could include Exquisite Blood + Sanguine Bond or Bloodchief Ascension + Mindcrank. Combos like these will speed up your game plan and force opponents to choose between disrupting your combos and fighting off your creatures and recurring triggers.

You could complement Grave Pact and your current sac outlets with Dictate of Erebos and cards like Blood Pet, Soldevi Adnate, Burnt Offering, Disciple of Bolas, Merciless Executioner, and Fleshbag Marauder and maybe both Kalitas cards.

You could add more cards like Vexing Devil, Dash Hopes, and Eidolon of the Great Revel and tax more life. You could add all of the double-damage enchantments, as well.

(And I would run Chromatic Lantern over Commander's Sphere.)

My big piece of advice is this: pick 2 sub-themes in addition to everyone takes damage all the time from recurring triggers, maximize the interactions between those themes, and then replace all the cards that don't contribute to one or more of those lines of play, especially cards that target a single opponent.

Happy brewing!

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