Cabal Therapy

Legality

Format Legality
Legacy Legal
Vintage Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal

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Set Rarity
Eternal Masters Uncommon
Premium Deck Series: Graveborn Uncommon
Judgment Uncommon
Promo Set Uncommon

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Cabal Therapy

Sorcery

Name a nonland card. Target player reveals his or her hand and discards all cards with that name.

FlashbackSacrifice a creature. (You may play this card from your graveyard for its flashback cost. Then remove it from the game.)

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Cabal Therapy Discussion

Cetriel on All Spells, Zero Lands, Turn One Win: BOOM

1 week ago

What I don't understand, why I asked my previous question, is 3 Cabal Therapy's. I have done a lot of research on this sort of deck over the last couple years in order to make Demoralizer. I know my deck is quite a bit different but if you have 3 of the cards that need to be in your graveyard in hand instead why not just mulligan? I mean In certain and likely fairly rare instances you could get those 3 and a 4 card combo as well but is it worth it?

Jaceblue12 on Eccentricity in the Undercity- First Turn Win

1 week ago

Yes, Wurmlover. However, you can sacrifice it to the flashback cost of Cabal Therapy; but I still support the old Angel of Glory's Rise build.

lithium142 on who needs brainstorm?

2 weeks ago

nobody at my lgs runs sneak and show, so its not something my sideboard will reflect a great deal. However, i'm pretty confident against it. in addition to Reclamation Sage, Golgari Charm can also break Sneak Attack. as far as testing; my game one against it isnt ideal, but it isnt a lost cause either. A small bit of luck goes a long way, and hitting them with good Cabal Therapys can cripple their early game.

after that, liliana is a pain if they Show and Tell something out. she can even hit emrakul. so we have options. the biggest problem is if they Sneak Attack an emrakul, but that's something we can hit proactively to some extent. beyonid that, Griselbrand isnt as effective as you'd expect in the matchup. sneak and show is mostly fluff, and since this deck goes wide, we can usually get past him for a win. In essence, having titania or Grave Titan out are just usually better than them resolving a Griselbrand. Once again, it's a close match, so they can very easily take games from nowhere.

as for lands, nobody i know has the cash to build it properly. Ive seen a variant or two come and go at the shop, but it never sticks cuz its just never very good. I actually considered building dredge with sideboard into the Dark Depths combo just to fill the niche, but we have 2 classic dredge players already, so meh. If it ever comes in with some force, i know how to adjust for it.

anyway, this deck as is, will be what i take to the shop on saturday, so i should have more reliable feedback after the weekend

thanks for the discussion! I've been playing magic for 10 years, but legacy is a new format for me, so it helps tremendously =)

lithium142 on who needs brainstorm?

2 weeks ago

maddoxmtg a big part of why we can get away with only 2 is Veteran Explorer. and since this deck is far more interested in dropping an early Cabal Therapy anyway, it works out. as for keeping consistent with graveyard manipulation, scavenging ooze accomplishes that, and acts as a much more suitable threat in this shell.

I've tested running different numbers (4 deathrite, 1 scooze, and pulling Dryad Arbor saw decent success), but the numbers i have now just seem to lend more consistent games. In the near future i intend to try just cutting the Dryad Arbor and running 3 deathrites. so we'll see where that takes me.

laxap on How salty can you get

2 weeks ago

This should all be Highlander Legal

  • Engines / Power Cards:

Yawgmoth's Will & Magus of the Will

Past in Flames

Glimpse of Nature (With all the free creatures you have atm)

Carnival of Souls (Also very nice with Free Creatures)

Ashnod's Altar (Same Reason)

Bridge from Below

Anger (Good with Bridge and as a Second wincon if reanimationg all you stuff with the angel is not enough)

  • Mana:

Songs of the Damned

Summoner's Pact (for Elvish Spirit Guide / Tinder Wall)

Dryad Arbor (Also a creature for Dread Return)

Magus of the Vineyard (You already have the Enchantment, so why not)

Green Sun's Zenith (Can search up Tinder Wall / Dryad Arbor / Magus)

Nature's Lore

Lotus Bloom

Mox Opal

Infernal Plunge

Energy Tap (Looks a little silly, but could do some work)

Metamorphosis (Similar to Energy Tap)

Sacrifice (Also Similar)

Rite of Flame

Orcish Lumberjack

  • Tutoring:

Gamble

Enlightened Tutor

Entomb

Traverse the Ulvenwald (Maybe too Fancy)

Infernal Tutor (Needs more of discard outlets to work)

Demonic Tutor

Diabolic Intent (Works well with 0 Mana Creatures)

  • Graveyard Enabling / Discarding:

Dredge Cards like Golgari Grave-Troll Stinkweed Imp Golgari Thug

Breakthrough

Phantasmagorian

Tolarian Winds

  • Nice Fillers / Free Stuff:

Call to the Netherworld

Skyshroud Cutter

  • Protection:

Cabal Therapy

Pyrokinesis

Unmask

Sunscour

Leyline of Sanctity

  • Reanimation / Self-Reanimating Stuff for Dread Return:

Reanimate

Unearth (Propably too narrow)

Ichorid

Bloodghast

  • Wheels:

Wheel of Fortune

Timetwister (Good with fast mana, bad with gy stuff)

Day's Undoing (Same as Timetwister)

Daedalus19876 on I Call Her Vera: Sidisi EDH | *PRIMER*

4 weeks ago

Darkersun: I agree that Shambling Shell is one of the weaker dredge cards in general, but since it self-sacrifices it's easy to get it back into my graveyard.

It's easy and repeatable self-mill...plus, a T2 Altar of Dementia T3 Shambling Shell T4 Sidisi, Brood Tyrant curve is pretty sweet. 9 mill per turn, and up to 3 zombies? Sign me up :)

Haunted Dead is mostly there to dump Dread or reanimation targets into my graveyard when I need them out of my hand. It's one of the cheapest discard sources from my GY. But the flying blocker is very, very nice!

Incidentally, I've considered running Cabal Therapy so I can target myself. Thoughts? Lmao.

EternalBrewmaster: Orbs of Warding can be pretty sweet, agreed. It tended to be a little too situational in this deck, though, and non-creature slots are tight, so I ended up cutting it :( Ground Seal would neuter my deck, though, so I will have to pass on that one :(

ObamaIsIlluminatiOhYeah: Thanks! :) I'm glad you like the deck. Also, a very interesting username you have there, lol.

onemorevictim: Main reason - I have too many things that mill the top of my library during upkeep or untap, and it's not instant-speed like Vampiric Tutor :(

Old_Man on My First Legacy Deck! (Waste Not Pox)

1 month ago

You need Cabal Therapy it's great when you make them discard a creature so you can make them discard one more spell!

Marcus_Licinius_Crassus on Is Nic Fit viable at ...

1 month ago

Nic Fit has many flex spots. You can play some crazy fun one ofs. Have fun and jam the best answers into your best. The only thing you care about specifically is having at least

1+ Veteran Explorer1+ Cabal Therapy1 FETCHLAND

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