Harsh Scrutiny

Harsh Scrutiny


Target opponent reveals his or her hand. You choose a creature card from it. That player discards that card. Scry 1.

Browse Alters View at Gatherer


Have (0)
Want (1) kaladrishintheeternal

Printings View all

Set Rarity
Kaladesh (KLD) Uncommon

Combos Browse all


Format Legality
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Pioneer Legal
Vintage Legal
Limited Legal
Block Constructed Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Modern Legal
Duel Commander Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
2019-10-04 Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Highlander Legal

Latest Decks as Commander

Harsh Scrutiny Discussion

recell08 on Budget Abzan Midrange

2 weeks ago

First of all: thanks for your input! To be honest.. I don't like Duress in the mainboard (at least not in my meta), but Harsh Scrutiny performed quite well in my Lantern Control-deck. Maybe I could cut Duress and replace it with 2 more copies of Harsh Scrutiny or even Doom Blade.

rdean14 on Card creation challenge

3 months ago

as seen on Consulate Turret and Harsh Scrutiny Enforcer-Chief Ranaj:

Ranaj, Keeper of the Peace

Legendary Creature - Human Soldier


Creatures can't attack you or a planeswalker you control unless their controller pays for each of those creatures.

: Until end of turn, if a player controls a creature which is attacking you or a planeswalker you control, they discard a card and lose 1 life.

Partner with Yahenni, Patron of the Peace


Yahenni, Patron of Justice

Legendary Creature - Aetherborn Vampire


Whenever a spell, ability, or creature causes you to lose life, its controller loses that much life.

,: Choose a permanent type. If you do, each player chooses a number of permanents they control equal to the number of those permanents controlled by the player who controls the fewest, then sacrifices the rest.

Partner with Ranaj, Keeper of the Peace


My understanding of the lore is that Yahenni was of high standing before the consulate drove them out. They were a philanthropist, so yeah, before the Kaladesh we saw, I imagine these two would be working somewhat together.

SlushyJones on Mono Black Discard

4 months ago

Some cards that work well with discard could be Quest for the Nihil Stone and Nezumi Shortfang / Stabwhisker the Odious. A sorcery that works with the same pacing as Despise and Duress is Harsh Scrutiny. It's the same mana cost, but it can only work on creatures.

Davriel, Rogue Shadowmage is a really solid card, but he is legendary. 4 copies of him seems a little excessive because you can only have one in play at a time.

shadow63 on Castigate or Tidehollow Sculler?

6 months ago

Kitesail Freebooter is an option if you need a flyer. Despise or Duress are hyper budget options Lay Bare the Heart is slightly less effective then castigate but also less mana intensive. Harsh Scrutiny offers a acry effect. Brain Maggot is effective another tidehallow sculler

Shakespearienced on POST OPAL BAN - Lantern Control

7 months ago

How do you feel about Specter's Shriek? I'm running a budget list with 3 Duress and 2 Harsh Scrutiny and I'm not sure if it's worth running.. It can help you get under Ensnaring Bridge quickly too. But it takes 2 of your cards to take one of theirs (most of the time.)

Any thoughts?

jakeelephant006 on

7 months ago

If you're looking for budget options, you could replace Thoughtseize with Duress, Specter's Shriek, Despise, Harsh Scrutiny, Agonizing Remorse, or Divest. Even Brain Maggot or Kitesail Freebooter would work. Those also work as replacements for Thought Erasure. Dig Through Time can be replaced with Treasure Cruise or Drawn from Dreams. Fatal Push could be swapped for Murderous Cut, Doom Blade, Cast Down, Ultimate Price.

For the lands, you can always run cards like Dismal Backwater, Dimir Guildgate, or Submerged Boneyard to replace some of the pricier dual lands and Evolving Wilds or Warped Landscape to take care of Fabled Passage.

Argy on Rakdos Dragons【Pioneer Brew】

10 months ago

Just dropped by for a quick look.

+1 for Dragons because they are cool.

If I were you I'd sub a Urborg, Tomb of Yawgmoth for one Swamp

I would use Transgress the Mind instead of Collective Brutality - it hits more stuff, including Oko. Duress or Harsh Scrutiny might even be better, depending on your local meta.

Have a think about including Dragon Tempest or even Crucible of Fire

Of course this all depends on how far you want to lean into a Dragon theme.

Lathliss, Dragon Queen is also a game changer.

Good luck.

Load more