Duress Urza's SagaDuress Urza's Saga



Mana Cost: B
Converted Mana Cost: 1
Types: Sorcery
Card Text: Target opponent reveals their hand. You choose a noncreature, nonland card from it. That player discards that card.


I go back and forth on the numbers of Duress depending on the metagame, Duress is often competing with Cabal Therapy for slots. Where Duress really shines is against opposing combo, prison, and the card Counterbalance. There are match-ups where you can’t afford to be wrong with your naming selection with Cabal Therapy, these are generally the match-ups where I want Duress. The weakness of Duress is not being able to discard cards such as Thalia, Guardian of Thraben. In a more “fair” metagame, I could see not playing Duress at all but in “degenerate” metagames, I’d want more copies of Duress over Cabal Therapy.

Additional information

Weight .004 lbs
Dimensions .1 × .1 × 1 in

63mm x 88mm, 2.48×3.46"

Card Face





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Light Play (LP), Moderate Play (MP)


Urza's Saga (USG) — LP, Urza's Saga (USG) — MP, 7th Edtion (7ED) — LP, Magic 2010 (M10) — LP, Magic 2011 (M11) — LP, Magic 2014 (M14) — LP, Eternal Masters (EMA) — LP, Dragons of Tarkir (DTK) — LP, Ixalan (XLN) — LP