Cabal Therapy


Format Legality
Noble Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Vintage Legal
Casual Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Pauper Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Eternal Masters (EMA) Uncommon
Premium Deck Series: Graveborn (GRV) Uncommon
Judgment (JUD) Uncommon
Promo Set (000) Uncommon

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Cabal Therapy


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

LeaPlath on I'll Kick You In The Shin cause' Got a Turn 3 Win

2 weeks ago

Still some major issues.

So first up, you want redundancy. So Megrim seems a must.

Secondly, too many lands. You don't need 31 lands in this sort of deck. Infact, there could be an arguement for more fast mana, like Lotus Petal and shaving some land.

Thirdly, your combo involves playing and protecting a necromancer to reanimate your Magus. And that is bad because it means you might as well just play Magus out as normal. You also have no consistent ways to discard it. Shallow Grave is better than Apprentice. Corpse Dance is also an option.

For self discard, Thoughtseize, Cabal Therapy are both pretty solid, as is Collective Brutality. They also let you protect your combo. Some reanimator decks play Careful Consideration too.

Archwizard on Walking Ball | Thrasios Ballista

1 month ago

Have you ever considered Cabal Therapy as a one card discard and sac outlet for hulk? Is it too narrow?

K34 on A Grave Mistake (reanimator)

1 month ago

I think Living Death would be a great wipe for you, maybe even better than damnation.

Jarad's OrdersIs a less streamlined buried alive.

I'd add Primal Rage to help guarantee you get through for the knockout with those brutes you're dredging up.

Cabal Therapy would be a better discard outlet than the likes of lay bare the heart, or what have you.

Far Wanderings is obscene ramp for graveyard decks, Mulch is great, too.

LeaPlath on GB Ritual Ramp

1 month ago

In a deck like this, isn't Veteran Explorer and Cabal Therapy a better combo?

goblinguiderevealpls on reanimation

1 month ago

Also, you might want to add morecwincons or at least a backup plan, because there us a million cards that can shut down a 1 card combo thats in gy that are common in edh

Rest in Peace,Tormod's Crypt, Bojuka Bog and like 20 other gy exile cards

Turn 1 sol ring, Torpor Orb = gg you scoop

Extirpate , Surgical Extraction, Slaughter Games and any other Cabal Therapy functional reprints will completely neuter your entire game plan reliably on turn 1

Your deck/strategy has more weaknesses than it does strengths, and you have barely any protection against any of the above cards that cause your deck to scoop turn 1, and there is hundreds more im not mentioning

Relic of Progenitus too, or any counterspell on the merfolk itself or a reanimate

You need multiple game plans because you currently have a strategy that relies on having a single card, and all it takes is spot removal or a counterspell on the one card to completely ignore 90% of your deck, its simply too easy to answer your only plan amd then your game is basically over :/

Fine_Dough on Meren

1 month ago

Ok! I've got a lot of suggestions, so here goes.Alrighty, I'd recommend:

Arbor Elf

Elvish Mystic

Llanowar Elves

Birds of Paradise

Elves of Deep Shadow

Protean Hulk (This card combos with Viscera Seer, Phyrexian Delver, Mikaeus, the Unhallowed, and Walking Ballista.)

Bane of Progress

Sidisi, Undead Vizier

Fauna Shaman

Razaketh, the Foulblooded (Weenies = Tutors.)

Mikaeus, the Unhallowed (Big combo daddy.)

Triskelion (Also combos with Mikaeus.)

Deathrite Shaman

Caustic Caterpillar (Sacrifices itself, which can be good with cards like Pattern of Rebirth.)

Phyrexian Delver (Combos with Protean Hulk. Also just a good reanimate on it's own.)

Necrotic Ooze (Combos with Phyrexian Devourer and Triskelion/Walking Ballista. You always want to put Triskelion in the graveyard, if you can help it, though.)

Phyrexian Devourer (See above combo.)

Walking Ballista (The holy grail of combo pieces.)

Avenger of Zendikar (Very good token generator, synergizes with cards like Contamination which requires a steady flow of weenies to keep it afloat.)

Reclamation Sage

Verdant Catacombs

Windswept Heath

Bloodstained Mire

Misty Rainforest

Marsh Flats

Polluted Delta

Wooded Foothills

Llanowar Wastes

Overgrown Tomb

Woodland Cemetery

Mana Confluence

City of Brass

Reflecting Pool

Bayou (Very expensive, but worth picking up if you feel like affording it.)

Ancient Tomb

Phyrexian Tower

Dryad Arbor (Just a land that can be tutored out with cards like Worldly Tutor if needed.)

Bitterblossom (Amazing token generator and combos with Contamination.)

Awakening Zone (Another fantastic token generator, also combos with Contamination.)

Contamination (A mean green stax machine, you can infinite lock them with a token generator like any of the two above.)

Pattern of Rebirth (Amazing card. Slap it on any old creature and sacrifice it to get big creatures like Protean Hulk.)

Grave Pact

Animate Dead

Dance of the Dead


Sylvan Library

Survival of the Fittest (The almighty god of hand sculpting.)

Mirri's Guile



Buried Alive


Cabal Therapy (Amazing card, works like a Thoughtseize and sacrifices a creature in the process.)


Demonic Tutor

Diabolic Intent

Green Sun's Zenith


Night's Whisper

Toxic Deluge

Natural Order (Sacrifice something like a dork, get Protean Hulk? Yes, please.)

Worldly Tutor

Vampiric Tutor

Dark Ritual

(Possibly)Cabal Ritual

Beast Within

Abrupt Decay


Nature's Claim

Noxious Revival

Chord of Calling

Mana Crypt (Another expensive one. It's very good, but very expensive, so if you don't wind up running it, it's perfectly understandable.)

Altar of Dementia

Phyrexian Altar

Chrome Mox

Mox Diamond (The pricetags on these cards are ridiculous.)

Lotus Petal

Sensei's Divining Top

Birthing Pod

And that is about it. Sorry for nuking you with all of these cards lmao but I would be very happy if I could help you out. And, of course, you don't have to use my suggestions, if you don't feel like it. After all, they're pretty pricey lol.

KIngWiggins on Flat tire, last sale attempt

1 month ago

Current sale done.

sylvannos on Why not Tormod's Crypt?

2 months ago

Plus, Legacy and Vintage have Cabal Therapy, so having a mix of graveyard hate cards is relevant. It's a staple in Dredge for a reason. They will name a piece of hate so they aren't stuck trying to deal with Rest in Peace for the entire game. That's why you'll see lists with Nihil Spellbomb, Tormod's Crypt, and Relic of Progenitus all mixed in together, rather than just multiple copies of the same card.

Modern doesn't have this issue, so you can play several copies of the same hate card and not having to worry about getting BTFO'd by hand disruption. I think if graveyard decks were to play Lost Legacy more often, we'd probably see more people playing a mix of Tormod's Crypt and Relic of Progenitus.

You also want to be able to play your hate on turn 1 like rothgar13 stated.

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