Words of Waste

Words of Waste


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

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Set Rarity
Onslaught (ONS) Rare

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Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

Words of Waste occurrence in decks from the last year

Commander / EDH:

All decks: 0.0%

Words of Waste Discussion

thom-le on Circu's Field of Dreams (Lantern) [Primer] copy

2 days ago

Hello, thanks for your interest in my deckbuilding of Circu Circu's Field of Dreams (Lantern) [Primer]. To your question: Basically yes, the combo Dramatic Reversal + Isochron Scepter , but I'm unsatisfied with this win condition. While playing the deck one of the problems is the board presence and also some hate coming from other players for taxing their stuff. Nevertheless I'd keep the Isochron Scepter-combo in as addition. With this artifact you can also imprint other important spells like Mystical Tutor, Reality Shift and also Cabal Ritual so this card is doing well. I don't like to depend so much on one win condition, so I'm going on for some rebuild.

Unfortunately I have not found yet time to give the deck an update. I'm going to cut for sure Archfiend of Depravity (to less interactions, no protection at all), Wizened Snitches (4 CMC is too much), Meekstone (No cards to tap other creatures). I also question the amount of Counterspells in the deck, guess those cards are not so important. Surprisingly well performed so far has Ashiok, Nightmare Weaver.

The thing I'd work on is more on the Notion Thief + Whispering Madness -combo, working also with many other cards (Windfall, Day's Undoing, Teferi's Puzzle Box,...). Therefor think of Waste Not, Bone Miser or Words of Waste. Winning is possible with the Duskmantle Guildmage + Mindcrank -combo. Another card could be Twilight Prophet for some life gain..

From the actual new cards from Theros Beyond Death I'd think of Wavebreak Hippocamp for card draw, Nadir Kraken for additonal board presence.

bem77 on Back in Black... Suicide Black

1 week ago

Dragonsteak that is evil. I think I may have to get myself a copy of Words of Waste

FioraWu on Sygg, River Cutthroat - CEDH

2 weeks ago

I would still highly reccomend Words of Waste , cos between opponents paying life for their lands whatnot, its actually not so hard to draw one card every turn, meaning you can make each opponent lose 3 cards for each rotation.

FioraWu on Sygg, River Cutthroat - CEDH

2 weeks ago

I love this, but I simply don't understand the inclusion of Verity Circle , and the exclusion of Painful Quandary and Words of Waste .

Crushfield on Stabby Sygg

1 month ago

Also check out Words of Waste . Might be interesting here.

wozislightning on Funny prank - Your hand is gone

3 months ago

Schadowpop I have considered Words of Waste , but the big problem is the deck needs it's card draw. I feel that I have enough discard in there as of right now, but card advantage "just for me" is lacking, so I need all the cards I can get. If it tests differently, that is one of the cards i am considering fairly highly. Thanks for the input! (I also don't have all the cards yet - physical build in progress)

Schadowpop on Funny prank - Your hand is gone

3 months ago

Have you already considered Words of Waste ? When this is on the battlefield it would have good direct synergy with your cards like: Syphon Mind , Geth's Grimoire , Anvil of Bogardan or Phyrexian Arena .

I've considered building my Nekusar deck upon handhate, exciting to see other players considering a discard type of deck. I'm curious about how good handhate of a strategy is. How has it worked out so far?

n0bunga on Yuriko Ninja, Go Ninja, GO!

3 months ago

tim27 hey! While there’s not a real 1:1 alternative, the important feature is to keep opponent’s hand sizes low. Cards like Words of Waste are okay in this regard and you can activate this for your draw for turn which can be a double-edged sword, but works at keeping each opponent’s hands at a minimum. Other than that, Oppression and Bottomless Pit were both originally in my list and serve as great universal stax pieces.

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