This card had a place in Legacy reanimator, as it serves a similar role to Entomb if you have a fatty in your hand.
T1 Dark ritual, cast this to remove a counter and see if it is safe, and drain because why not, all while pitching grizzlebrand or Sire of insanity or something, then reanimate.
Reainmator has not been a thing in Vintage for some time because of dredge, but if it ever did come back I could imagine this being a part of it. Storm however you need your spells to be a cost efficient as possible, and duress is better for that reason.
by that logic should i just be playing thoughtseize?