Vraska's Contempt

Vraska's Contempt


Exile target creature or planeswalker. You gain 2 life.

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Ixalan (XLN) Rare

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Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Historic Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Highlander Legal
Penny Dreadful Legal
Block Constructed Legal
2019-10-04 Legal
Pioneer Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
Frontier Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

Vraska's Contempt occurrence in decks from the last year


All decks: 0.87%

Golgari: 4.34%

Commander / EDH:

All decks: 0.01%

Vraska's Contempt Discussion

DRmagic2017 on Scarab God Tribal

2 months ago

Hello! Vanquisher's Banner for card draw and Grimoire of the Dead as a potential wincon. Liliana Vess as a tutor. Liliana, Dreadhorde General is the best but she's expensive too. Removal: Hero's Downfall, Vraska's Contempt, Eat to Extinction, Erebos's Intervention, Drag to the Underworld, Price of Fame, Murder (why not?), Necrotic Wound. Take a look at board wipes too: Ritual of Soot, Languish, Black Sun's Zenith, In Garruk's Wake, Plague Wind. They are not as great as Damnation but on the other hand they are much cheaper. Good luck!

Omnes_Spiritus on Lifegain for the Win

2 months ago

Like some other people have been saying I think you should lower your CMC a little. There are a couple high cost cards and a couple that don't really fit with your strategy. There are lower CMC versions of Diabolic Tutor and Vraska's Contempt. In terms of cards to take out, pillow fort cards are not as strong as most people think (If they are working in your meta it's fine to keep them in). Specifically, Crawlspace seems contradictory to how many creatures you are likely to have on the board.

Tithe is a trap. It is a one time use where you have to be behind to use and it's not real ramp. Land Tax is the better card because it acts every turn. If you are looking for ramp I would recomend: Talisman of Hierarchy or the Fellwar Stone in your mabeyboard.

Polluted Bonds and Venser's Journal are probably your least efficient cards per CMC.

Also if you are interested in going all in on competive EDH. I would follow the Lab Maniacs.



pmansmoney on Erebos Black Devotion

3 months ago

Whoops Profet93 Imp's Mischief is supposed to be in here along with Blast Zone! both are in the paper deck.

Yeah just added crucible so probably need more fetches. terrain generator has been good for me, but thats probs cuz I've been playing this deck in slower more casual metas and maybe is just too slow.

Alhammarret's Archive is cool but its five mana but actually the life gain is very tempting. I still wanna thin down the curve and everything/get rid of the fluff because I should be playing Night's Whisper effects but am too greedy cuz I want to play my big flashy black bois.

I can def see cutting Hedron Archive maybe thats what I swap for Doubling Cube.

Meteor Golem is an interesting suggestion because I'm not playing All Is Dust or big or little Ugene. It seems so overcosted though and the reanimate/recurring part of my deck is pretty small so idk.

I chose Vraska's Contempt because I wanted an exile effect somewhere in the deck even though its a turn slower and Murderous Rider > hero's downfall.

ScionsStillLive on Kess, "Amass" spells

4 months ago

Maybe replace Vraska's Contempt with Eat to Extinction. Also, you should put in more protection for your zombie army like Bolt Bend. Liliana, Dreadhorde General would fit perfectly with the deck.

king-saproling on Merciless Mayhem

4 months ago

Looks great! Personally I would make these swaps:

Weird_Frisbee on Flip-Bolas Grixis Control

4 months ago

Stonecutter85, thanks for the suggestions!

1) As for Mystic Sanctuary, I reliably get the trigger, with fetches snagging Island/X lands and then drawing into basics I have yet to whiff honestly unless its in my opening hand. But I do like the idea of Castle Vantress as a mana-sink mid/late game, i'll have to test that one out.

2) I actually took out Vraska's Contempt in favor of Eat to Extinction for the psuedo-surveil and less color restriction. I also have counter-magic, Reality Shift, Hour of Devastation, Languish, Black Sun's Zenith and Cyclonic Rift to handle Gods but I have been considering dropping Hero's Downfall, but its just been such a handy removal spell before especially at 3cmc, it does alot of work.

3) I do like the inclusion of surveil over the damage, but in all honestly, I run Ionize not for the 2 damage but just because it only requires 1 blue, which helps free up my mana for potential counter-magic wars or multiple counters during a turn cycle. I might cut Archmage's Charm instead for Sinister Sabotage.

4) I honestly wasn't aware of Flame Sweep's existence, and you're right I do like the instant-speed guaranteed 2 damage over the sorcery Radiant Flames. I'll have to get one.

5) It's a cool PW, is a actual win-con if the game goes on that long lol, but i'm not sure what I would cut for it because there isn't much room, i'll try that one out as well.

Thank you very much bud, I do appreciate a second set of eyes checking out my list.

Stonecutter85 on Flip-Bolas Grixis Control

4 months ago

I really like the deck and I have a few small suggestions/critiques:

How often do you actually get to use Mystic Sanctuary's secondary ability? I count 9 total islands in your deck, and you need 3 to pop it. Wouldn't Memorial to Genius or Castle Vantress be a better option as a blue utility land?

Have you thought about Vraska's Contempt over Hero's Downfall? With all the gods being reprinted in secret lair I think exile abilities are going to be more valuable going forward, even for the extra 1 mana.

How about Sinister Sabotage over Ionize? The surveil effect is almost always going to be more valuable than the 2 damage, and UU seems far more accessible than UR given the amount of other cards that you have that need UU.

What about Flame Sweep over Radiant Flames? 2 damage guaranteed at instant speed vs maybe 1 and maybe 3, and two of your small creatures survive it by virtue of their ability to fly.

Finally, I don't know what you'd take out to fit her in, but Chandra, Awakened Inferno feels like she'd fit with overall theme of the deck given her ability to passively apply pressure in a similar way to Scarab God's Zombie damage, but it's impossible to stop the pings.

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