Bitter Ordeal

Legality

Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Future Sight (FUT) Rare

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Bitter Ordeal

Sorcery

Search target player's library for a card and remove that card from the game. Then that player shuffles his or her library.

Gravestorm (When you play this spell, copy it for each permanent put into a graveyard this turn. You may choose new targets for the copies.)

Bitter Ordeal Discussion

naturesnake420 on Circu's Apathetic Sadism (Combo)

1 week ago

Oh man I've wanted a Bitter Ordeal for a while but never thought of that line, just thought of doing a big one post wrath. That's awesome! I thought about copy artifact but didn't think it was really complimentary to the deck at first. I suppose you could copy an opponent's aetherflux or mirari which would be cool. I wanna try to include more "cantrip control" cards like Dismiss and Shadow of Doubt too as a big problem i've found is counters not replacing themselves.

hkhssweiss on Circu's Apathetic Sadism (Combo)

1 week ago

Hmmm for an alternative win con and such, I usually go for Future Sight + Paradox Engine + Sensei's Divining Top or Helm of Awakening to go into infinite draws. After that I would use a spell like Bitter Ordeal and recur it with Codex Shredder . Another line I go for is the Isochron Scepter + Dramatic Reversal in addition with Copy Artifact + Winds of Rebuke / Swan Song and go infinite mill or birdies.

hellhole3927 on The Unthinkable Graveyard, Zombie Self Mill

2 weeks ago

First off Taplands are going to hurt every deck so cut at least 2 Crypt of Agadeem , 4 Fetid Pools , maybe 1 Dakmor Salvage , and 2 Watery Grave (you shouldn't need that many). Add 4 Polluted Delta and basic lands. Also Bitter Ordeal isn't that great honestly unless built around. The first time I saw it I thought I could just do a ton of self-milling with it, but the permanents need to enter the graveyard from the battlefield (which makes it useless unless built around even in a very graveyard oriented deck). Also I would add 4 Damping Sphere to the sideboard, it 100% turns off Tron and Storm and slows other decks down. Finlly Sinister Concoction is a cool card, but seems too slow. I would recommend cutting it for 4 Fatal Push .

hellhole3927 on The Unthinkable Graveyard, Zombie Self Mill

2 weeks ago

First off Taplands are going to hurt every deck so cut at least 2 Crypt of Agadeem , 4 Fetid Pools , maybe 1 Dakmor Salvage , and 2 Watery Grave (you shouldn't need that many). Add 4 Polluted Delta and basic lands. Also Bitter Ordeal isn't that great honestly unless built around. The first time I saw it I thought I could just do a ton of self-milling with it, but the permanents need to enter the graveyard from the battlefield (which makes it useless unless built around even in a very graveyard oriented deck). Also I would add 4 Damping Sphere to the sideboard, it 100% turns off Tron and Storm and slows other decks down. Finlly Sinister Concoction is a cool card, but seems too slow. I would recommend cutting it for 4 Fatal Push .

Unlife on Need help with "Budget Modern ...

3 weeks ago

Theres also an infinite combo deck with Heartless Summoning , Myr Retriever and a sac outlet for all sorts of wincons such as Bitter Ordeal , Grapeshot , Blasting Station , Grinding Station , etc. Myr Superion also fits beacuse he becomes free to cast

Non-Linear on Shirei-nay, Oh No You Di'int!

3 weeks ago

I play Shirei built an izzet, rakdos and golgari 60 card deck around 4x copies of him and an EDH deck.

I would cut Doomed Necromancer , who lacks some recursion. Some one drops do the same thing but are 1/1s. Liliana's Shade is a bit unessesary as well. Pilgrim's Eye and Skittering Surveyor do the same thing which are also cheaper. Pentavus is not as good as some others such as Noosegraf Mob .

And you have too many lands, you only need most 34. I would recommend a Tragic Slip for removal, and a Bitter Ordeal for win-con

Azdranax on Loop praetor's grasp in mono ...

3 weeks ago

Storming Bitter Ordeal makes a lot more sense than Praetor's Grasp , which can be accomplished far more easily, like Su-Chi , Nim Deathmantle and a sac outlet into bitter ordeal, or one of dozens of lines using infinite undying triggers with Mikaeus, the Unhallowed .

LordF42 on Muldrotha's gold shower

1 month ago

I'll fix the lands, instants, and Sorceries, getting rid of Preordain , Bitter Ordeal , Green Sun's Zenith , and Counterspell . I'll probably get rid of Tempt with Discovery and Minds Aglow after some play testing (not sure how my local FNM reacts to the "Tempting Offer" cards). that combo is there for fun mostly, there are many other combos that work just as well in the deck especially something like most basic one is Tooth and Nail to Viscera Seer and Protean Hulk then sac Hulk to get Walking Ballista and Mikaeus, the Unhallowed for the win. Right now the deck is just design to have a little bit of different playstyles after testing it I'll change it to the stuff I enjoy the most and have the deck be at the right mean level.

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Bitter Ordeal occurrence in decks from the last year

Commander / EDH:

All decks: 0.01%