Target opponent reveals their hand. You choose a noncreature, nonland card from it. That player discards that card.
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Printings View all
|Core Set 2021 (M21)||Common|
|Mystery Booster (MYS1)||Common|
|Core Set 2020 (M20)||Common|
|Core Set 2019 (M19)||Common|
|Iconic Masters (IMA)||Common|
|Eternal Masters (EMA)||Common|
|Dragons of Tarkir (DTK)||Common|
|Duel Decks Anthology (DD3)||Common|
|Modern Event Deck (MD1)||Common|
|Magic 2014 (M14)||Common|
|Magic 2013 (M13)||Common|
|Premium Deck Series: Graveborn (GRV)||Common|
|2011 Core Set (M11)||Common|
|2010 Core Set (M10)||Common|
|Duel Decks: Divine vs. Demonic (DDC)||Common|
|Seventh Edition (7ED)||Common|
|Urza's Saga (USG)||Common|
|Promo Set (000)||Common|
Combos Browse all
|Commander / EDH||Legal|
Duress occurrence in decks from the last year
Commander / EDH:
All decks: 0.01%
All decks: 0.15%
All decks: 0.08%
All decks: 0.43%
22 hours ago
Hey, I was looking this deck over again, and I noticed that you could really improve the consistency here. You're leaning really heavily on black for removal, (you need to fix your land base to accommodate this, getting rid of some forests or so) and you have a lot of instances when you only have 1-2 removal spells of a certain kind. I'd suggest taking out the 1 Eliminate for a 3rd Murderous Cut, perhaps sideboarding Broken Bond, adding in a 3rd copy of Duress and a second copy of Dreadbore for that.
To help out your combo with Hazoret the Fervent + Rotting Regisaur, you may want to add in some more Cathartic Reunions. And, if, during our m21 draft, you pull a Grim Tutor, that would help you greatly. I'd also be willing to trade for it, just saying.
6 days ago
I was looking for a deck that had Pod in it, looked at the points spread I would want and found this gem with the exact points spread that I wanted.
I have made some changes, visible in RecSurPod, chiefly removing the one-mana discards, adding an important new addition in Fiend Artisan which is yet another pod effect and another very good creature in Soulherder.
I am throughly confused by the inclusion of Chainweb Aracnir. What role does it serve? a more useful creature like Scavenging Ooze or additional searcher like Recruiter of the Guard would be more useful. Current changes I have made:
- Removed Paradise Druid (a bit too much ramp), Brazen Borrower (does not work well with pod effects), Nimble Obstructionist (does not work well with pod effects), Duress, Thoughtseize, Inquisition of Kozilek (the discard suite feels very hit-or-miss)
- Added Fiend Artisan (yet-another-pod-effect), Elder Gargaroth (this is basically a titan at 5 mana), Tortured Existence (both pet card, but also works with the main plan of recursion), Liliana, Death's Majesty (fits the recursion theme very well), Phyrexian Metamorph (I wanted access to an extra clone effect) and Soulherder (one of the best three drops for this deck).
1 week ago
Saying that you "choose the color before the ability resolves" would mean there is a moment before you start to resolve a spell/ability where those decisions are made. Let's take an effect like Duress. If I have to choose a noncreature, nonland creature before I saw my opponent's hand, then Duress would be a completely unplayable (and confusing) card. The point of an effect like Duress is that you get to use the knowledge that you gain from looking at someone's hand when you choose a card.
Oona's ability requires that you make a similar choose to that of Duress but at a different time. In both cases though, you make your decision during the resolution of the spell/ability.
1 week ago
Against mill, I would think this deck would be strong, considering the reanimation spells and Kroxa. The sideboard is theoretically set up to help in a situation like you described. Pharika's Libation is black’s only answer to enchantments, besides catching it early with Duress or discarding it with Liliana’s +1. I would switch out the self-mill and Embraces to make room.
1 week ago
This is a cute list.
I feel like with the number of other 1/2 mana zombies and a well planned sideboard (15 Duress variants is an option) you might be able to swing an fnm or two, which is wild for a singleton list.
Specifically, I'd look at Gray Merchant of Asphodel Rotting Rats,Foulmire Knight, Midnight Reaper, the 1 mana cast from graveyard zombies, and value options like Graveborn Muse or Necromancer's Stockpile
I don't like Forever Young type effects outside of combos where you draw your entire library. Another zombie will almost always be more useful.
Good luck and happy brewing.
1 week ago
That's a cool looking deck. I had a similar idea. I think Duress is a good one drop to enable turn 3 storm wing. One suggestion I have is repalicing Frantic Inventory with Winged Words since all of your creatures have flying and it has a better failcase.
2 weeks ago
I might use some discard spells like Duress to get those pesky counterspells and other crap you don't want to see out of the way. Also, maybe replace Sphinx's Insight with something else that can draw cards for cheap at instant speed; you already want to be at instant for Improbable Alliance to work.
2 weeks ago
"So, I cast Tinybones, Trinket Thief, does it resolve?"
"Yeah, but you, know, you didn't counter my other spells..."
"So? Dude, why would that make you think I had more counterspells? You already Duressed me!"
"But read his flavor text, he says that big distraction stuff so I thought you just let duress through to counter my big threat in Tinybones, Trinket Thief!"
"You are a boneheaded moron, dude, you saw my hand like a second ago with that Duress. WHAT COULD I HAVE COUNTERED THIS FRIGGIN PIPSQUEAK WITH? Ugh, sorry, it's just a game, I know, you can be such a big headed idiot sometimes, but it's all a part of your charm."
"Dude, I can't be boneheaded and big headed. The card's name is Tinybones"
"Before you do, can I go to endstep so I can draw a card off of that Mana Tithe I made you discard?"