Cabal Therapist

Cabal Therapist

Creature — Horror Mercenary

Menace

At the beginning of your precombat main phase, you may sacrifice a creature. When you do, choose a nonland card name, then target player reveals their hand and discards all cards with that name.

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Set Rarity
Modern Horizons (MH1) Rare

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Legality

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

Cabal Therapist Discussion

SlappyBob on Glittering Company

3 weeks ago

Yeah I've loved the idea of Kiki-Jiki, Mirror Breaker ever since Splinter Twin , and obviously since it came out in champions itself. I've just been too obsessed with this deck since Collected Company came out. I've been so loyal I still have both Melira, Sylvok Outcast and Anafenza, the Foremost ! Lol. In regards to Cabal Therapist , it was a tough choice. Cabal Therapy is one of my favorite cards / combo catalysts in legacy. So to see it printed on a stick in modern was a dream come true. But now the deck is so tight knit and everything in it is basically a game winning piece, the only ones that have stuck around that arent winners are the Ranger-Captain of Eos and the Murderous Rider . The captain can search for Walking Ballista for Heliod, Sun-Crowned or Devoted Druid , and can save a few creatures on my side by sacking it during my opponents upkeep. Murderous Rider sticks around as my only form of true interaction besides Walking Ballista and Murderous Redcap . It was a tough choice, but the weakest link.

Ursaromg on Glittering Company

3 weeks ago

Ah, I see ! I've been running naya kiki chord for a long long time, but abzan has always been my favorite color combination. I might actually try your deck at some point at an FMN (I have nearly all the cards for it.) Thanks for the heads up in terms of strategy :) !

Any reasons why you're not playing Cabal Therapist anymore ?

VelvetVendetta on Lean Yuriko cEDH

1 month ago

Hello Deakmana, I'm currently working on a cEDH Yuriko list as well and have come to somewhat similar conclusions, after looking at pretty much everything there is about Yuriko in cEDH in the internet, your list seems to be at the vanguard.

In my own list, I decided to tackle those same problems with another strategy, I dramatically increased my creature removals, that way, I could have a solid interaction suit, that could be used to slow down opponents (or shutting their strategy depending on the case) while progressing my gameplan at the same time (guaranteeing my ninja(s) connect(s)), which would, in turn, allow me to more reliably benefit from the 1cmc changelings while not running evasion tech.

Fourth Bridge Prowler is an amazing finding that everyone else seems to have missed, so congrats (and thank you) for finding that, in exchange, I bring you Cabal Therapist . (I also noticed that you aren't running Spellstutter Sprite, you probably should correct that. Being a creature, it makes for a very hard to deal countermagic on cEDH, which we play multiple times to great effect, the changelings are fairies too after all)

Even tho I agree maximizing the 0cmc enablers could be a solid strategy, I decided to try to maximize their utility instead.

My list is still WIP, but I would be glad to exchange more ideas, my list is https://archidekt.com/decks/259227#Yuriko And my discord nick is Velvet#6595.

Voltron010 on Garruk Token Deck

1 month ago

Neat. It needs some cheaper or turn 1-2 creatures though. I'd try to swap in some of these:

Plus maybe some of these kind of effects to bump up the danger:

Bchong on Blood Pod

2 months ago

Nice, though there are some cards I would swap out. No Hulk combo? You don't have that many sac outlets

Null Rod to Collector Ouphe or keep both

Cabal Therapist ? is this actually good?

Fry to Red Elemental Blast

Body Snatcher is so good

no Bojuka Bog + Crop Rotation ?

Containment Priest ? do you not go against creature combos? also you have a severe lack of tutors cards like Protean Hulk or Recruiter of the Guard , why not also have Stony Silence . Runic Armasaur is a bit weak for 3 mana. most of these suggestions are just shots in the dark...I don't know your meta.

lagotripha on Bunrei Aristocrats

3 months ago

This is an interesting list. It reminds me of some of my older Cartel Aristocrat / Mortician Beetle / Pawn of Ulamog lists.

Depending on how competitive you want to be there are a few options, and a few powerful directions. Cabal Therapist is notable in being powerful hand disruption- other aristocrats cover various options, from the venerable flying brick Falkenrath Aristocrat to my pet pick Spawning Pit . Indulgent Aristocrat and vampire/human dual tribal is a fairly strong choice.

Powerful card advantage options are out there in Priest of Forgotten Gods / Dark Prophecy // Grim Haruspex / Midnight Reaper even to the point of enabling Zombie Infestation storm wins.

For a more aggressive gameplan hand disruption, even the humble Duress will offer a lot- dodging board wipes is valuable. Plan your sideboard too- it will help a lot to know that you have a plan for burn or artifacts, almost no matter what it is. Just keep an eye on your curve and remember the number of modern games being decided in turns 1-4 by aggro and combo lists.

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