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Creature — Horror Mercenary
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.
Cabal Therapist Discussion
Noa on Vamp Helix
2 days ago
My bad match ups have been 8 Wack Zoo (or any creature deck that fast), 2 card combo (like Ad Nauseam / Through the Breach ), and even though I haven't faced it yet, Tron. Cabal Therapist might be good against combo and tron, but discard is quite bad in modern right now. Particularly against Hogaak and Phoenix, as they're trying to get cards in their graveyard. It's also not a vampire, so it doesn't benefit from Sorin, Imperious Bloodlord . Plus 1 toughness isn't great against Wrenn and Six .
Kalitas, Traitor of Ghet is there to help me stabilise against creature decks and stop sacrifice based combos ( Carrion Feeder + Gravecrawler in Hogaak, Kitchen Finks + sac outlet + no -1/-1 counter card in Coco, etc). Plus it's a vampire. However he's not a must in the sideboard, I've just found the need to have a few more non-graveyard based threats in some match ups.
There is an argument for taking out Wear / Tear , as Stony Silence might be better. It's more useful against Tron and I lost to Goblin Charbelcher last night, not that I'm expecting to see that deck often!
Long story short, I don't think there's anything I'd take out for Cabal Therapist . It's not amazing in the meta at the moment, and doesn't put on a lot of pressure. If I were to put it in, what would you suggest I remove?
Chhris on Vamp Helix
2 days ago
Man, this deck is cool. Does Cabal Therapist have a role here? Feels good and aggro - ey, kinda like Knight. Plus, they match up pretty good against Izzet and Phoenix and Hogaak.
Also what tech is the Kalitas, Traitor of Ghet in for in the sideboard? What does he come in against? What decks does this list struggle against currently? Might help me offer some suggestions :)
Also, I love that you can discard Smiting Helix to Looting so you can cast it for cheaper! so clever.
2 weeks ago
Nathanaiel: Cabal Therapist doesn't do anything that other cards in this deck do more efficiently. I'd rather Inquisition of Kozilek or Thoughtseize and get exactly what I need to get out of their hand. If it were a Vampire instead of Horror, then it'd be more of a consideration.
3 weeks ago
Deck update; I will keep this deck on the casual/multiplayer side of Magic, it is wayyyy too slow for Duel Commander.
I will keep Meren of Clan Nel Toth for synergy with these new cards.
I was also thinking of cutting Dawnstrider , but I had a game where an opponent had Path to Exile AND Swords to Plowshares to exile everyone's favorite Spore Frog , so Dawnstrider will stay as a back-up Fog Frog for the time being.
3 weeks ago
Nathanaiel Wow, thank you so much! Always appreciate a fan, that really means a lot :D. I'm glad the deck made such an impression in your head, especially after going through so many iterations over the years. Glittering wish has just always stuck with me ever since learning about the Show and Tell deck archetype. They use Cunning Wish to fetch all of their win cons from the sideboard, and with Omniscience in play, can cast it all. I was looking for a way to replicate that in modern, and once I noticed both Kitchen Finks and Murderous Redcap were multicolored, I knew I was onto something. Obviously, the moment Karn, the Great Creator came out, I immediately made one of those decks as well. The wish mechanic is fascinating, especially with things like Surgical Extraction being so prevalent, it just feels a little bit more special to play a deck this way. Thanks for all the support! Hope you enjoy Cabal Therapist as well, that thing is a beast :D
3 weeks ago
Man, I KNEW I‘d remembered right about the dope Glittering Wish deck! I saw your deck a couple years ago and thought it was quite cool, however I have always been more of a control player. After a two-year hiatus from the game, I‘ve been wanting to venture out into other archetypes and have been messing around with an aristocrats-type deck, mostly to have an excuse for running Cabal Therapist . I might just put my own list on the backburner for now and start again from this! Amazing!
4 weeks ago
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