Crush Contraband

Legality

Format Legality
Pre-release Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Arena Legal
Penny Dreadful Legal
Standard Legal
Pioneer Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
Brawl Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Guilds of Ravnica (GRN) Uncommon

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Crush Contraband

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Choose one or boh —

  • Exile target artifact.
  • Exile target enchantment.
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Crush Contraband Discussion

Joe_Ken_ on Odric, The Master Tactician

4 days ago

True Conviction is a good card to give your entire board double strike and lifelink.

Crush Contraband is a cheaper Return to Dust style of removal spell.

True Love's Kiss is similar in cost but instead of killing two things it draws you a card.

Endless Atlas can be a good source of card draw in mono color decks.

Archetype of Courage will give your board first strike.

tkjanacek on What Edgar Does in the Shadows

6 days ago

Vindicate is staple removal. Crush Contraband is often better than Return to Dust. Springleaf Drum has performed really well for me. Coat of Arms and Dictate of Heliod are some cards to consider over Cathars' Crusade if you really care about immediate impact.

SideBae on Sir Gwyn Historic Knights

1 month ago

Hey man! I got a few suggestions. Feel free to ignore any/all of them:

  1. I kinda agree with PhaylogenX: Valiant Knight seems pretty good here (I see you've included it). Another pair of cards to consider for this type of role are Knight Exemplar and Kinsbaile Cavalier . They're like... good.

  2. I think Wear / Tear is likely better than your Crush Contraband . It costs less to cast if you're only targeting one or the other, and it still costs less than Crush Contraband if you're using both halves. However, it IS destroy rather than exile; this is frequently not an issue, but if it is a meta call please do ignore me.

  3. Since you're in black, you have access to the best tutors. Unfortunately, many of them are expensive: Things like Demonic Tutor , Vampiric Tutor and Imperial Seal are gonna set you back a lot. Consider running things like Dark Petition , Diabolic Tutor and Mastermind's Acquisition are all good cards.

  4. Your rocks could use some work. I like the signets, but I like the talismans more. Talisman of Hierarchy , Talisman of Conviction and Talisman of Indulgence are all better than their respective signets.

  5. You may want to consider some of the death and taxes staples. Mother of Runes and Giver of Runes are good ways to protect 'ya bois. Rest in Peace can hose a lot of decks, especially the ones I play. More generally, Stax and Hatebears can blow chunks on OPs. Winter Orb can slow down opponents from responding to your on-board pressure; Trinisphere is similar but expensive. Price of Glory can disincentivize counter-magic; Aura of Silence taxes one-sidedly in your favor.

  6. You're running a lot of basic lands. Consider Blood Moon and/or Magus of the Moon to punish more expensive decks.

  7. I think Cataclysm is probably better than Tragic Arrogance .

Right. That's all I got. Good luck!

Blobby_Bobby on Kill The Poor

1 month ago

Quick thing about Temple Bell : In playtesting I love how it works with Smothering Tithe and by extension Revel in Riches . Also, as it's cheap in many ways, it helps with gunning toward my second casting of Approach of the Second Sun , not that any card draw wouldn't do the same. While it is about card draw, it's, as you mentioned, a political thing.

I know the deck is very light of artifact and enchantment removal. The focus on creature removal is part flavor, part Mathas, Fiend Seeker synergy. Removing Vindicate for cost purposes was probably not a great call, but I'm not worried yet. I really like Cleansing Nova though, for its price, cost and versatility. Crush Contraband has a good flavor for an inquisition as well. I'll eyeball the removal pile and see what swaps should be made.

Queen Marchesa was definitely in the first pile of ideas, but $25 is not on the menu for the first run. Same for Torment of Hailfire and Insurrection

Optimator on Kill The Poor

1 month ago

Final Parting might be good since you have a good reanimation suite.

Also, as a contoll-y deck, you should put down Torment of Hailfire and Insurrection in the Maybeboard for sure. Things like Comet Storm can be good finishers too. Vicious Shadows might be a win-con as well.

If you need extra pillow fort goodness there is always Koskun Falls . Wall of Shadows is like a worse Fog Bank but it can be a good blocker (along with Darksteel Myr , perhaps). There is also Queen Marchesa but the's quite expensive indeed. Silent Arbiter might be good too.

You might want to replace a single-target removal spell or two for boardwipes. I think you'll want an above-average number in a deck like this. Also, you're low on artifact and enchantment removal so perhaps Crush Contraband and others are worth considering for future updates. Cleansing Nova is dropping in price.

I'm trying to think of a reliable way to gain life but there aren't a ton of good, reliable life-gainers that don't rely on mass Lifelink or creatures in general (like Celestial Mantle or Loxodon Warhammer ) or aren't Exquisite Blood . Might not be necessary but it could be helpful in grinding out wins. I suppose playtesting will help.

Were it me, I'd switch Temple Bell out for Read the Bones or Ancient Craving / Ambition's Cost . That is, unless, you like the political stuff you can do with Temple Bell. It's definitely more political than Howling Mine .

Joe_Ken_ on [[Rhys, the Redeemed -- TOKEN MADNESS!]]

2 months ago

Lignify and Song of the Dryads are two good pieces of green removal.

Also snag up some artifact and enchantment removal like Krosan Grip , Aura of Silence and Crush Contraband

Joe_Ken_ on yeet

2 months ago

I think you should take out all of the give target creature +2/+0 sort of spells since you can swap them out for better options. A few that would come to mind are Dynacharge , Inspired Charge , Make a Stand , and Rootborn Defenses .

I would also remove all the deal 2 or 3 damage to target creature or player kind of cards from the deck since they are not good for removal and burn is going to be really hard to pull off. Swap them out with more mana rocks like Sol Ring , Mind Stone , Talisman of Conviction , and maybe even a Gilded Lotus

While you are at it put some of the better removal cards in the deck like Swords to Plowshares and Crush Contraband with maybe even a few board wipes in case things start to tip too much in the opponent’s favor like Hour of Revelation or Fumigate

Also in Boros you can never go wrong with a Sunforger in the deck to get out some of your good instant speed spells when you need them.

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