Cabal Interrogator

Legality

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

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Set Rarity
Scourge (SCG) Uncommon

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Cabal Interrogator

Creature — Zombie Wizard

(X)(Black), Tap: Target player reveals X cards from his or her hand and you choose one of them. That player discards that card. Play this ability only any time you could play a sorcery.

Cabal Interrogator Discussion

Joumba on

1 year ago

Nice deck construction! Giving poeple draw mitigate the pain you then make them feel with the discards hehehe... +1 Also like the Bloodchief Ascension + Mindcrank combo, infinite, but gives your playmate a chance.

Well, perhaps the additon of a silly Liliana's Reaver might help you bring a bit more pressure, I personaly prefer it to Hypnotic Specter ; it dosn't fly and cost one more, but the fact that it both makes your opponent discard a card and gets you a zombie often makes them loose a creature to avoid it.

Blightning is a fantastic for this deck, as well as Terminate instead of Victim of Night if your opponents deck run important creatures.

Perhaps a Howling Mine would help you here ; you diminish your own lost while taking advantage politically of the gains of others...

Need a mana sink? Like using your commander? Illusionist's Bracers might be for you! And hmm, it's a funny card, but check out Cabal Interrogator hehe.

Totaly optional, but since you run a lot of basic lands , Drowned Catacomb and Dragonskull Summit could help you fix you many a little. They're not a costly as fecth or shock lands, so thats a option.

Finally, if you think you lack finishers or hard hitting late game cards, perhaps Rise of the Dark Realms would be nice. Also Damnation.

Have a great day/night sir.

Coward_Token on [[Primer]]-God of the Rising FULL Moon! Butts Up!!

2 years ago

Like how you've broken down the commander and taken advantage of its different aspects for the sake of versatility. Here's my thoughts, feel entirely free to disregard them:

Since you're playing black, how do you feel about adding some discard like e.g. Siren of the Silent Song (Inspired zombie with built-in evasion and a little bit of everything), (Liliana's Reaver) (deathtouch on block, extra token without block) and/or (Cabal Interrogator( (some synergy with Training Grounds but I dunno if it's worth it with multiple opponents)? (And obviously Waste Not if you do end up getting a lot.) Or are the million(five) counterspells already enough?

(Speaking of counterspells: Sorry if I'm missing something obvious here but wouldn't the all-powerful Mana Drain be worth including, especially with its recent reprint in Iconic Masters which will hopefully make it slightly less expensive? (((Also, the slightly greater color reliability of Negate feels better than the slight damage from Countersquall, but that's just me being extra picky.))))

(Also possibly Curse of Disturbance as a weird Grave Titan variant that other people can trigger for you.)

That's all, keep it up

x12721 on

2 years ago

I'd look at Duskmantle Guildmage over Dimir Guildmage, as well as Bloodchief Ascension over Curse of Shallow Graves. You have several discard outlets already, and the first ability of the Duskmantle Guildmage will combo well with all of your mill effects. Now, the Curse is good, but as it only goes off once each combat, and provides aid to most of your opponents as well. The Ascension will give you a considerable stream of life, and is relatively easy to get online. Also, why no Gravecrawler? Geth, Lord of the Vault also goes well with the overall theme of the deck. I would suggest removing Cao Cao, Lord of Wei and Cabal Interrogator. They are both good cards, but you have several discard effects already. Plus, they must be used at sorcery speed, which can really slow down your plan, as well as forcing them to tap.

Mandalorian on Royal agent of the Waste

2 years ago

As I'm sure you know, or incase you don't, Cabal Interrogator and Mourning are not Modern legal. To make the deck legal as is you'd have to change it to Legacy or simply Casual. I will make Modern suggestions assuming it's the format you want to advertise it in.

Liliana's Caress is a great card but it wont do much once your opponent is empty handed. The Rack on the other hand is perfect for punishing your opponents for not having cards in hand, much like Shrieking Affliction does.

Raven's Crime

Wrench Mind

Inquisition of Kozilek

Smallpox

Blackmail

Funeral Charm

Non Budget Suggestion

Thoughtseize

Liliana of the Veil

Non Modern Discard Suggestions

Hymn to Tourach

Black Vise

Dark Ritual

chirz2792 on

2 years ago

I'm not one to like zombie decks or theme decks but I like this deck. Anyway some suggestions: Agent of Erebos and Withered Wretch for graveyard hate; Apprentice Necromancer, Relentless Dead, and Balthor the Defiled for recursion; Blood Scrivener and Corpse Augur for card draw; Cabal Interrogator to help fuel Waste Not and further disrupt your opponents hand; Corpse Harvester and Corpse Connoisseur because they're both good. If you're looking for suggestions on what to cut I'd suggest: Walking Corpse, Shambling Ghoul, Rancid Rats, and Diregraf Ghoul don't really do anything besides attack and block; Liliana's Indignation because it doesn't seem like there are enough creatures to make it worthwhile; I'm not sure whether or not you need lifegain(if you do ignore these next two suggestions) but Demon's Horn and Whip of Erebos seem like they could come out because the lifegain doesn't look like it's relevant in this deck and zombies generally prefer recursion where they don't get exiled at the end of turn because they usually have so many other ways to get themselves back; You don't seem to have enough sac outlets to really abuse Dictate of Erebos; and I honestly think you could cut yourself back to 37 lands and maybe drop a basic swamp.

Anyway +1 from me.

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