Enchantment — Aura

Enchant creature

Enchanted creature gets -2/-0.

When Despondency is put into a graveyard from play, return Despondency to its owner's hand.

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Format Legality
1v1 Commander Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Highlander Legal
Legacy Legal
Leviathan Legal
Limited Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Pauper Legal
Pauper EDH Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Unformat Legal
Vintage Legal
Casual Legal
Custom Legal
Quest Magic Legal

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Despondency Discussion

bushido_man96 on The Mischief Makers

9 months ago

Flickering Ward is great value. Fallen Ideal can put those tokens to use.

If your interested in being annoying, there are several Urza block enchantments that return to hand when they go to the graveyard from the battlefield: Sleeper's Guile for some evasion, Brilliant Halo (not that great), Despondency to nerf a creature, Cessation and Slow Motion can be really annoying.

markbeloit on Card creation challenge

1 year ago

Subtle Drain

Enchantment - Aura Curse

Enchant player

At the beginning of enchanted player's upkeep, choose one -

• Tap up to two target noncreature artifacts enchanted player controls.

• Enchanted player discards a card.

• Enchanted player puts the top two cards of their library into their graveyard.

Interestingly enough, at least one depression card has aready kind of been created: Despondency .

Next create a card symbolizing friendship.

Frytrix99 on Enchantment Noble B/G

3 years ago

I play Crippling Blight to avoid getting block when I attack, like Noble Quarry. But you're right that the card is a little bit weak.

I like Blightcaster, it could be really usefull. Also, I don't have a lot of 4 drop (only my noble), so it would be appropriate to use it.

You're right about Seal of Primordium. I need it, at minimum in the sideboard.

Despondency has the same effect as Rancor, which is much better here.

I'm not sure about Seal of Doom. It works well with the deck, but it's 1 more mana compare to Doom Blade, and can't target black creature, opposed to Murder.

gnikrul on Enchantment Noble B/G

3 years ago

Need more uncommons you say? How about Blightcaster? Just think, Stab Wound kills a Myr Enforcer outright if you have one on the battlefield.

Definitely need Seal of Primordium in there. You just can't leave the house without a Disenchant effect.

Crippling Blight seems weak in a deck that isn't highly aggressive.

I also question the inclusion of Doom Blade/Murder. Not only could they be replaced with Seal of Doom, most problems they solve are solved just as easily by Lignify. Since you already have a lot of targeted removal (especially if you run Blightcaster), perhaps it would be better to diversify into your favorite variant of Diabolic Edict, Geth's Verdict, or Tyrant's Choice?

I don't think it's optimal but you could also consider running Despondency as a way to keep those Constellation triggers coming.

Overall seems like a lot of fun!

bushido_man96 on Mazirek, Shaman of the Swarm ($60 budget)

4 years ago

I run a deck with Smokestack and Rancor in it. Another black bouncing enchantment is Despondency. I used to try to run it in a black/green deck with the stack, but paying 2 for Despondency every turn slowed things down a lot more than I liked. But if you get enough tokens and graveyard recursion going on, you could really make it work for you. Add a Grave Pact to that mix, and everyone starts to hate you. I see the pact has really gone up in price, too. Glad I bought a handful of those early on.

snewgoblin on Blightcaster PAUPER

5 years ago

Nice deck, have you considered Despondency and Mourning? While these cards don't do much on their own, they synergize well with your commander. btw +1

regnet on Daxos, the Enchanting Gentleman

5 years ago

Nice build! I don't know about Starfield of Nyx though, seems it will leave your enchantments vulnerable to wipes and it kills all Daxos tokens. Thoughtrender Lamia seems a bit expensive for what she does.

Also, you might want to look into recurring enchantments such as Spirit Loop, Flickering Ward, Gossamer Chains, Angelic Destiny and Diabolic Servitude. Honorable mentions are: Brilliant Halo, Cessation, Conviction, Despondency, Glistening Oil, Leshrac's Sigil, Mourning, Shackles, Fallen Ideal, Cage of Hands and Sleeper's Guile.

Feel free to check out my daxos build The Adept Enchanter.

ibstudent2200 on Daxos Enchantment EDH

5 years ago

Grave Pact, Martyr's Bond, Mind Slash, and Attrition are amazing with tokens. If you can acquire Contamination or No Mercy, they're both good cards. Greed and Pestilence are also solid. Soul Snare is decent removal at a low cost.

On the subject of cards that work well with Daxos, Flickering Ward, Brilliant Halo, Spirit Loop, and Angelic Destiny are easy to recur (keep in mind that Daxos should never hit your graveyard, so put Angelic Destiny on something else). Glistening Oil, Fallen Ideal, Sleeper's Guile and Despondency also fall into this category, but I don't like them as much. Call to the Grave could be good, since Daxos can't die to it. Diabolic Servitude recurs your creatures and is easy to replay, so you could get even more shenanigans with that.