Cabal Therapist

Cabal Therapist

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.

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Set Rarity
Modern Horizons (MH1) Rare

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Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Highlander Legal
2019-10-04 Legal
Block Constructed Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

Cabal Therapist Discussion

Lanzo493 on Orzhov spirit tokens

2 weeks ago

I agree with hungry000. I’ve played token decks before. They are midrange. The use early cheap removal to stall out and kill with efficient, flying damage machines. Path to Exile, Thoughtseize, and the like. Valuable engines like Bitterblossom and any cheap planeswalkers that makes tokens are great. Speaking of one drops, Legion's Landing  Flip is great. It’s tokens enough ramp.

But those can be expensive. Some more budget alternatives are Battle Screech, Secure the Wastes, Inquisition of Kozilek and Fatal Push. Cabal Therapist is good if you like the sacrifice synergies.

car on Best Cabal Therapist Build

4 weeks ago

Over the last few weeks I have been working on a few builds with Cabal Therapist including stoneblade Cabal Stoneblade GB cabal yawgmoth Cabal Yawgmoth Combo Modern tokens The Spirits of Cabal(Cabal therapist tokens) bw pox Small Corona and most recently a mardu smallpox deck which I have been getting great results with: mardu cabalpox The idea of these decks is to sacrifice other creatures to the therapist as well as using menace to our advantage with swords and enchantments. I am looking for help with the mardu deck as well as other suggestions for shells in which cabal therapist could thrive and cards it combos with. thanks in advance!

Snowmen1 on Cabal Stoneblade

1 month ago

With the way your deck is evolving, it is starting to look more and more like an orzhov smallpox list. Some stuff I would say about that is that you really need to make sure smallpox doesn't end up being card disadvantage for you, because in most cases, its just card disadvantage or break even. To do that, you need to maximize your Flagstones of Trokair and Bloodghast type cards. I'd run the full 4 Lingering Souls because of that. Also, a card thats worth looking at is Fetid Heath to fix your mana since you have black cards like Liliana of the Veil and Smallpox, which can be awkward to get out with lands like Flagstones of Trokair out. most smallpox decks run 4 Liliana of the Veil, but Cabal Therapist may fill some of the role it does, I don't know though. One last thing that I would say is that Vengeful Pharaoh is a card that seems to slot into smallpox, but no one ever seems to include.

hope this helps.

psionictemplar on Cabal Stoneblade

1 month ago

Since you have a lot planned around Cabal Therapist, a card to try out is Ranger-Captain of Eos. Other than that have you considered Dreadhorde Invasion as a supplemental Bitterblossom.

I do want to know what is the reasoning behind mainboard Surgical Extraction.

abby315 on Cabal Stoneblade

1 month ago

I literally never noticed that Cabal Therapist didn't have to sac itself. Cool idea!

Of course, he might not stick around for awhile, but Lurrus of the Dream-Den would both fit this deck (though you'd have to take out the SFM package, or else just run him mainboard) and also make the discard in this deck not as good. I would think Surgical Extraction would be a great mainboard include here, both as a hedge against Lurrus decks and as a good way to strip decks of their core pieces. I think it's probably better than the 1-of Anguished Unmaking, and while 6 discard spells is standard, with the Cabal Therapist you could cut Thoughtseize to add the Extractions. Or perhaps Paths.

It's also a bit odd to think about, but I wonder if this could be tweaked to make use of Aether Vial, maybe with additional hatebears over the tokens? The big problem with Therapist is that you have to wait a turn to use it, but with Vial your opponents would have less of a window to respond.

Would love to know how this performs if you get to try it out!

hungry000 on Help finding interesting cards to ...

3 months ago

dingusdingo, Snowmen1 Thanks for the lists. I'm totally up to date with everything Modern related at this point, so I know about all the bans and crazy things that happened over the fall/winter.

What are you using in your BG Undying deck? Are you playing Geralf's Messenger and Yawgmoth or something to that extent? Does it happen to use Cabal Therapist too, or is that a bit slow? I remember trying to use it in a Zombies deck in the summer and having a small amount of success with it.

[email protected]_only on Korvold sac values

5 months ago

Seal of Doom, Seal of Primordium, Executioner's Capsule?

probably don't want spark elemental, and cabal therapy can swap out for the Cabal Therapist.

Cauldron Familiar would be good with all the food, as would Trail of Crumbs

other random suggestions: Sorcerer's Broom, Springbloom Druid, Goblin Kaboomist, Izoni, Thousand-Eyed, Mortician Beetle, and Blood Aspirant

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