Worst Fears


Format Legality
Pre-release Legal
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Hero Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Heirloom Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
MTGO 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
Journey into Nyx (JOU) Mythic Rare

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Worst Fears


You control target player during that player's next turn. Exile Worst Fears. (You see all cards that player could see and make all decisions for the player.)

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Worst Fears Discussion

terrifyior on Kurkesh Om Nom Nom

3 weeks ago

Why're you running Worst Fears? It feels like you could sub it for a better artifact such as Chalice of the Void. Plus you have a ton of board wipes which I think take spaces which could be better used by cards like Lightning Bolt and as I said before, many other broken artifacts. Otherwise I love this deck! Good work!

georgem1998 on Nicol Bolas and Superfriends

1 month ago

I wasn't actually planning on commenting, but then I saw the final part of your description and I figured if you're asking :P, here goes:

Grixis should be capitalised, as should If, the exclamation mark after comment should go after the brackets, typos doesn't need an apostrophe, and the full stop doesn't need to be there, so overall the sentence should read 'A deck inspired by another deck I found on the website as well as my love for Grixis. If you have any advice please leave a comment (that does include typos anywhere)!' (sentences in brackets aren't classified as seperate sentences). Also, since I'm leaving the comment, I may as well give some suggestions as well :)

I'd reccomend cutting a few extra turn cards and slower cards (Chainer's Edict doesn't seem to be adding too much to the deck) for an Inexorable Tide, some removal and definitely more lands - I'd say the minimum amount of lands for an edh deck would have to be 35, even with a lot of rocks. Also, Sorin Markov is definitely a must include in any EDH deck running black, Exsanguinate, Magister Sphinx and Worst Fears all in one 6-Drop! If you were looking for any inspiration (and considering I like to promote my own decks like a filthy upvote whore), you could always have a look at my deck here. It's a Grixis spellslinger deck but there's some just fairly decent Grixis cards in here, like a Phyrexian Arena or even just a Cruel Ultimatum, just for all around good cards :). Hope all this helped dude, gl with the deck!

ReaperDrek on Long Live the Queen

1 month ago

You absolutley need Worst Fears, for the added reign over your opponents :)

cyclinggamer on Ishkanah, tokens and counters

1 month ago

So played a pod of 4 and pod of 3. First game had a UB sacrifice deck, vampire take control of creatures deck, and dino enrage deck.

UB went big, vampires played control destroying creatures, and dino guy built up enraged armies. I proceeded to play asceticism, and zendikar resurgent. Had 15 insect tokens at one point due to Ant Queen, until enrage did 1 damage to each creature.

That's ok, doomwake giant and a couple enchants killed his dino life gain guy. Got yehenni out. Put tokens out after enrage was done. He killed my asceticism and my resurgent. I became his Worst Fears and destroyed his next turn. Then I drew and landed grave pact. The other two players, having taken pot shots mostly at each other, had little presence. I sacked an insect, dino guy scooped, game 2? Game two my mana abandoned me, after several games of performing spot on with little issues.

lukas96 on Infinite Fears

1 month ago

Inquisition of Kozilek is another great discard spell.

Emrakul, the Promised End and Mindslaver have similar effects as Worst Fears.

Ulamog, the Ceaseless Hunger is the better one (cast trigger is better, ability provides a 3 turn clock even if its blocked and he even cost 1 less to cast)

I dont think that you need that many life loss spells you would cut a few of those.

cyclinggamer on Ishkanah, tokens and counters

1 month ago

Played 1v1 and pod of 6 tonight. Really satisfying getting a 18/18 land swinging at people. Also really satisfying beforehand landing Mana Reflection into Zendikar Resurgent. Yes, the 18/18 Winding Constrictor + Doubling Season with Waker of the Wilds.

The main threat was the guy playing colorless artifact. I took out too early of an artifact, but felt like striking back. Used Pharika, God of Affliction to remove threats from people's graveyards, and would have absolutely been maximizing that had I realized he would put switch creatures from the battlefield with the graveyard.

6 pod first game got a Dictate of Erebos + Ashnod's Altar + few creatures out. Was holding my own until one of them played the spell where you sacrifice your creatures and replace them with the creatures from your graveyard. He went close to total wincon, but for a slight error on his part, he was shot to the face for just enough damage to be lethal. The guy who stopped him went infinite copies, I was tapped out and didn't have spider fog.

1v1 matchup against a competitive wizard deck. Building board state against the The Scarab God commander, with a huge graveyard. He played a "all creatures get +1/+1 for each other creature that shares a type with it". I had an ant queen, but a bunch of various token creation of all different types. Played Worst Fears on him and had his god hit one of my larger creatures, and put his commander in the graveyard. Tapped all his mana and his creatures. Swung for lethal, with ants; 3x ant tokens, with the queen, with 5 that had just come in. He was looking for cards that just didn't quite turn up, even though his was milling himself for them.

Big idea is to have multiple different threats, all of which must be addressed.

Very fun deck to drive. Pretty resilient with lots of continuous threats and threat generation.

Recommendations or suggestions welcome.

Profet93 on F*cking Artifacts!!!

2 months ago


All Is Dust, Ugin, the Spirit Dragon, Karn Liberated, Spine of Ish Sah (works well with Trading Post), Scour from Existence, Unstable Obelisk, off the top of my head. I know some of those wipe your board but thats part of the price mono black plays :/

Side note: Worst Fears is always a fun card.

Frodomouth on Really Cool and Exciting Deck

3 months ago

Yeah, it's tonnes of fun to play too. The main win-con is usually just getting Mikaeus out with a sac outlet and finding either Gray Merchant or Kokusho and some reanimation spells, but it's usually more fun just to ramp up and play random stuff depending on what you draw. Worst Fears is my favourite card in the whole deck, it's so much more stylish than just running Mindslaver. And honestly, I only use the tutors to get Cabal Coffers and Urborg, Tomb of Yawgmoth, because they're super good, but at the same time they don't ruin everyone else's fun like Ugin or Rise of the Dark Realms would.

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