Castigate

Castigate

Sorcery

Target opponent reveals his or her hand. You choose a nonland card from it and exile that card.

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Format Legality
1v1 Commander Legal
Block Constructed Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Highlander Legal
Legacy Legal
Leviathan Legal
Modern Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Pauper Legal
Pauper EDH Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Unformat Legal
Vintage Legal

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Castigate Discussion

TheVectornaut on Black and White - please help!

3 days ago

To stay more in black, I would consider some sort of vampire sacrifice, counters, and/or lifedrain strategy. Your black cards that could work well in such a deck would be Ayli, Eternal Pilgrim , Embodiment of Agonies , Kambal, Consul of Allocation , Knight of the Ebon Legion , Mortician Beetle , Souls of the Faultless , Castigate , Disentomb , Gerrard's Verdict , Revival / Revenge , Despark , and Grim Return . Most of the other black cards are at least playable as well. The only two I'd cut in most circumstances are Underworld Dreams and In Garruk's Wake . The former needs more build-around while the latter just costs too much to be a consistent boardwipe.

Cards I'd look at adding for such a build might be Gatekeeper of Malakir , Anowon, the Ruin Sage , Sangromancer , Dictate of Erebos , Kalitas, Traitor of Ghet , Victim of Night , Indulgent Aristocrat , Pawn of Ulamog , Grim Haruspex , Silversmote Ghoul , Yahenni, Undying Partisan , Vampire Nighthawk , Vampire of the Dire Moon , Malakir Cullblade , Blood Artist , Urge to Feed , Feast of Blood , Heliod, Sun-Crowned , Archangel of Thune , Cruel Celebrant , Drana's Emissary , Indulging Patrician , Malakir Bloodwitch , Marauding Blight-Priest , Sanctum Seeker , Vito, Thorn of the Dusk Rose , and Pious Evangel  Flip.

As a side note, to go infinite with Sanguine Bond , Vizkopa Guildmage , or Vito, the card you need is actually Exquisite Blood which is unfortunately quite expensive.

DemonDragonJ on Strixhaven spoiler season

1 month ago

With double major now existing, it seems that copying permanent spells will now be an ability that shall appear, on occasion, which I was really hoping would not happen; why could it not simply copy a creature that was already on the battlefield?

Baleful mastery is similar to many previous spells that can exile creatures or planeswalkers, but it is nice to have another addition to that group of cards. That card will actually be nice for a Nekusar, the mindrazer EDH deck, where the player can cast it for the reduced cost specifically to make an opponent draw a card and hurt themselves.

Basic conjuration is not worthy of being a rare, in my mind; it would have been much better as an uncommon.

Access tunnel is a worse version of Rogue's Passage , but I know that some players will appreciate it.

Fracture is awesome, but it already has a significant amount of competition in those colors, most notably from Despark , Mortify , and Anguished Unmaking , so I am not certain if I can use it in any of my decks. Closing statement is also nice, but not quite as impressive, in my mind. Vanishing verse is also amazing; if I ever build a black/white EDH deck, it will have so many awesome options for permanent removal!

Dramatic finale would have been awesome, if only its ability triggered each time that a creature died; the fact that it triggers only once per turn severely limits its usefulness.

Crackle with power is insane, and I am certain that it shall prove to be a powerful finishing move for many games, but I still prefer Comet Storm , since that card is an instant.

Why does necrotic fumes require that its controller exile a creature instead of sacrificing it? That completely bypasses abilities that trigger from creatures dying, which is a central aspect of black’s identity, profiting from the deaths of others.

Secret rendezvous is a new idea for white, but the opponent benefits more greatly than does the caster, since the opponent spends no mana on it and also does not lose a card from their hand.

Devastating mastery is another mass destruction spell, but the fact that it costs 4 white mana is very restrictive, so most players will cast it for its reduced cost. Obviously, the opponent shall return their most valuable permanents to their hand, but it shall still destroy all of their other permanents.

I was wondering if there would ever be a black/white version of Meddling Mage , and, now, there is, so I am very pleased about that.

Why does exponential growth increase only the creature’s power? Would it not make sense for it to increase the creature’s toughness, as well?

I wonder if I should replace Castigate in any deck that contains black and white with humiliate? Exiling a card is better than discarding it, but making one of my own creatures more powerful is also nice.

TheVectornaut on A sweet ass B/W deck

1 month ago

Hero of Precinct One and Tome of the Guildpact are some decent cards that care about multicolored without being so themselves. Orzhov picks could be Pillar of the Paruns , Beckon Apparition , Blood Baron of Vizkopa , Nightsky Mimic , Kaya's Guile , Ayli, Eternal Pilgrim , Karlov of the Ghost Council , Resolute Rider , Seraph of the Scales , or Vizkopa Guildmage . I tried to pick card suggestions that fit in with either the multicolored or the lifegain plans. Popular inclusions in more tempo or aggro focused Mimic/Divinity builds include Castigate , Orzhov Charm , Mourning Thrull , Cartel Aristocrat , Sin Collector , and Gift of Orzhova . Combine the two and you might get some value out of a shell of Ajani's Pridemate , Heliod, Sun-Crowned , Light of Promise , Wall of Limbs , and Archangel of Thune .

Anyway, now that I've probably named every black and white card ever printed, do let me know if you have questions. Good luck!

Valengeta on Thran: The Untold Saga Of Modern's Destruction

4 months ago

Hello, you deck looks really nice. I have some suggestions of cards for you to think about:

First, as mentioned before Leyline of the Void, Anguished Unmaking, Despark are good cards to consider, and I also think you should lose the Lingering Souls for something more useful to you. For the same 3 mana you could drop Phyrexian Arena, Grim Tutor, Crypt Incursion, a third Wrath of God or you could lower your curve and play Surgical Extraction, Extirpate, Smallpox, Inquisition of Kozilek, Castigate, Dark Confidant

Secondly I would like to recommend some artifact and enchantment removal, mostly for sideboard, since you are within the color range of dealing with those easily: Revoke Existence, Fragmentize, Heliod's Intervention, Demystify

Next I have some cards that protect you from Discard and Burn decks: Leyline of Sanctity, Witchbane Orb, Teyo, the Shieldmage or The Wanderer

Lastly, if you’re looking for more finishers, I’d also lose Sorin, Grim Nemesis for things like Necromancer's Covenant, Gideon of the Trials or a fourth Fall of the Thran and a Kaya, Orzhov Usurper

Zackary on B/W Pauper Soul Sisters Lifegain

8 months ago

i would take out Lone Missionary for Veteran Armorer or Lumithread Field to protect your creatures form Electrickery . Cut a Mourning Thrull , a Soul Warden OR a Soul's Attendant and a Plains for 3x Night's Whisper , you are going to need the card draw. Replace the Castigate with Harsh Sustenance or Unmake.

sideboard:

Take out Shadowfeed and put in Beckon Apparition , i think it will synergies with with the soul sisters and Edge of the Divinity by giving you a white/black creature token. take out Nihil Spellbomb for Relic of Progenitus , trade out the Swamp in the sideboard for a Bojuka Bog or 2x by taking out 1x Bonesplitter . Replace the Castigate and Disenchant with 3x Standard Bearer.

maybeboard:

Crimson Acolyte , Obsidian Acolyte , Prismatic Strands , Battle Screech , Rune of Protection: Red , Rune of Protection: Green , Epicure of Blood , Oblivion Ring

sorry about the last post with no hyperlinks to the card names. i am new

DemonDragonJ on Castigate or Tidehollow Sculler?

1 year ago

Flooremoji, if Thoughtseize were not so expensive, I would defintiely consider it; Inquisition of Kozilek is more limited than is Castigate, and Castigate also triggers both abilities of Deathbringer Liege, which is obviously is a very good thing, so I prefer that card.

Flooremoji on Castigate or Tidehollow Sculler?

1 year ago

I cannot see any large advantage to Castigate over cheaper discard such as Inquisition of Kozilek or Thoughtseize, the one mana discard is infinitly better than two simply because when you want to be casting discard over advancing your boardstate is loosly dependant on the turn of the game. worse and worse. For that reason, I would reccomend Sculler over Castigate because you are advancing your boardstate. If you want discard over a body, then I wouldn't choose castigate over one mana options. The exile isn't very significant I have found.

SliverJedi on Castigate or Tidehollow Sculler?

1 year ago

seems to me the consensus was pretty clear to keep Castigate if you absolutely must use one or the other.

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