Tyrant's Scorn


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
War of the Spark (WAR) Uncommon

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Tyrant's Scorn


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  • Destroy target creature with converted mana cost 3 or less.
  • Return target creature to its owner’s hand.
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Tyrant's Scorn Discussion

MrBoombastic on Spectral Dimir

2 weeks ago

Hi there.

Fun idea you have here. Loved playing Thief of Sanity , when it was viable in GRN Standard.

A few suggestions:

  • Bontu's Last Reckoning is quite horrible here, as you will technically take a turn off when you play it early, giving those aggro decks lots of time to rebuild. I'd play something like Languish instead. If you think you'll get run over by some hyper-aggro, how about Cry of the Carnarium ? Incidentally it also deals with most Aristocrats decks, as they don't get any on-death triggers.

  • Murderous Rider is mostly better than Hero's Downfall . Both because of the added value after you remove something, but also because it can be a creature in a pinch or when you have no targets (which does come up occasionally). I know it doesn't tigger God-Eternal Kefnet , but that's a small price to pay.

  • Fatal Push can do a lot against those pesky aggro decks. I'd cut some number of Cast Down and/or Tyrant's Scorn to make room for them.

Good luck!

Titus7007 on grixis control

4 weeks ago

What do you think about one or both of Ral, Storm Conduit or Chandra, Acolyte of Flame to copy/recur your control spells.

Tyrant's Scorn feels redundant to me because you already have Ritual of Soot and Drown in the Loch . You have a lot of two-drops that I think are better already. Maybe consider Flame Sweep

the__odysseus on Pioneer Control

4 weeks ago

Hi! Your deck looks sweet! I do, however have a few suggestions. I'd drop the mill cards for better removal, and sweepers. Might I suggest 4 Fatal Push and 3 Languish ? Liliana, the Last Hope is a powerful planeswalker that control the board and also be a wincon. Torrential Gearhulk ? Thing in the Ice  Flip is much better is a tempo deck, I'd drop those. I'd drop a Treasure Cruise for a Dig Through Time , and add anywhere from 1-3 Into the Story . Jace, Vryn's Prodigy  Flip is probably good enough run three of, and if you draw another one, you just pitch it to itself. Tyrant's Scorn is probably good in this deck, I'd run 2-4. Lastly, either Murderous Rider , Hero's Downfall , or Noxious Grasp would be helpful in the sideboard against your biggest weakness: Mirrors and Oko decks.

9-lives on Esper Magii of Hypnagogia

2 months ago

Vraska's Contempt and Alela, Artful Provocateur and Enter the God-Eternals seem like useful cards! I really, really wish I could use Baral, Chief of Compliance ! Now that's an awesome wizard card! Tyrant's Scorn and Oath of Kaya seem very useful too!

stensiagamekeeper on Syr Dredge

2 months ago

Maybe I'm missing something but you look rather light on win cons for something with only Spark Harvest as control. It looks like you're not milling your opponents most of the time so you are relying on Syr Konrad, the Grim , some small creatures and a single Command the Dreadhorde to have any kind of board presence. I can definitely see turns 7+ being nuts once your yard is full, you start looping stuff and Syr can do something without being btfo'ed by removal/planeswalkers/bounce/discard/etc. The trouble is aggro will kill you before that happens, control will snipe the win cons and field decks will go over the top.

I'd suggest thinking about what your early game looks like a little. Tyrant's Scorn is a removal spell that gives you options with bouncing secret keepers for more milling and Drowned Secrets triggers. Thought Erasure is the best thing a combo deck can do on turn two while also enabling the surveil package. Overwhelmed Apprentice is something to do on turn 1 that enables some of the mill payoffs while also filtering and being a body to block/sacrifice.

Skyler1776 on Emry’s Superfiends

2 months ago

Here are the reasons for each artifact in the deck.

  1. Witching Well is a turn one way to set up your next draws, and allows you to be a tad risky with your opening hand. In the late game, you draw two cards to restock your hand, then with emry consistently scry 2, draw 2 for 5 mana.

  2. Stonecoil Serpent is In because it is a repeating value engine. Mortify , Bedevil , and Tyrant's Scorn are some of the most powerful and most played removal spells in standard, and it dodges all of those. Murderous Rider and Ritual of Soot kill it, but Emry, Lurker of the Loch and Midnight Clock continually allow me the recursion I need to make it a consistent threat and Win-Con.

  3. Midnight Clock is in itself a win-con. By shuffling your yard back, you get back all your threats and removal. In addition, it shuffles you used Sideboard cards into your library as well for more value.

  4. Chromatic Lantern is in because I will be attempting to find space for Golos, Tireless Pilgrim in the Deck, as well as for Fae of Wishes . Also, it and Midnight Clock help ramp Stonecoil Serpent .

purplebunz on Dimir Big Boys

2 months ago

I may try removing some Tyrant's Scorn but I feel Chemister's Insight is fantastic due to them being valuable from the graveyard. Thanks a lot for your advice though.

9-lives on Dimir Big Boys

2 months ago

Can't go wrong with 4x Thought Erasure ! One of the best cards in dimir and esper! Perhaps more of Mission Briefing and less Chemister's Insight or Tyrant's Scorn ?

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