Bitter Ordeal


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


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.)

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Bitter Ordeal Discussion

FSims81 on Amy way to get Bitter ...

2 days ago

You don't need mana to cast the ordeal though, pskinn01. Once Hellcarver Demon exiles the top six cards, those can be cast without paying their mana cost. The only thing that needs to happen for sure is Bitter Ordeal on top of the library

pskinn01 on Amy way to get Bitter ...

2 days ago

Only way to pull it off is have a way to put Bitter Ordeal on top of library, and have a permanent that draws you a card when it is sacrificed or dies, or draws a card when a creature comes into play. Solemn Simulacrum in play would work, Vampiric Tutor could put ordeal on top of library. Just would need to "float" the mana to cast the ordeal.

FSims81 on Amy way to get Bitter ...

2 days ago

In response to the trigger you'll have the same issue with resolution. Your best bet is to ensure that Bitter Ordeal is in the top 6 of your library so any tutor that allows you to search and leave the card on top of the library would work. Something like Cruel Tutor or Imperial Seal would do the trick.

FSims81 on Amy way to get Bitter ...

2 days ago

I'm not sure this is going to work the way you want it to. There are ways to cast the Bitter Ordeal while the Hellcarver Demon trigger is on the stack but it is going to resolve first so you won't get the Gravestorm benefit from the permanents the Demon makes you sacrifice.

Unless I'm missing something in the interaction

seescottrock on Zuran Consultation

4 days ago

I just sleeved this up. I am wondering if maybe Bitter Ordeal might be better than grasp here? Just to give you another concise finisher should you have to revert to twister loops as a backup wincon.

NoOneOfConsequence on Commanders by Power Level [EDH Tier List]

1 week ago

Really, I don't think any of the Moxen/Mana Vault/Lotus Petal/etc. are worthwhile to run over more the more stable ramp I'm already running.

Getting Shirei out turn 2 with protection is nearly impossible, even with those cards. Getting him out without protection is just a bad idea, frankly.

Desecrated Tomb is interesting, though--but things like Bitter Ordeal and Revel in Riches aren't any better of a win condition than Sorin Markov , frankly, and he has at least a little bit more utility.

Unlife on Sharuum the Hegemon Artifact Blink

2 weeks ago

I've been looking through few of my older decks, trying to update and improve them. I've overhauled this one white heavily, but it still feel clunky. I was hoping for some advice from people who run artifact/blink/sharuum decks. Things that have worked, that haven't worked, etc. It doesn't need to be cEDH competitive but I would like it to hold its own. Deck is linked below, I do have the usual Sharuum the Hegemon+Sculpting Steel/Phyrexian Metamorph+Dire Undercurrents/Disciple of the Vault/Bitter Ordeal combo built in. Thanks in advance

Sharuum the Hegemon (Chromatic Project)

Commander / EDH Unlife


hkhssweiss on Teysa, Orzhov Scion

2 weeks ago

Hey welcome to T/O Lloki!

First thing first, I'm unsure if you know but Painter's Servant is banned in EDH unless your playgroup allows a certain amount of banned cards.

Now to the next part, it looks like you are going for a combo Teysa deck, so here might be some cards that can be considered:

Hope that helps! Feel free to ask for any advice as well!

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