Cathartic Adept

Cathartic Adept

Creature — Human Wizard

Tap: Target player puts the top card of his or her library into his or her graveyard.

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Set Rarity
Shards of Alara (ALA) Common

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Legality

Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Penny Dreadful Legal
Block Constructed Legal
Casual Legal
Pauper EDH Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Unformat Legal
Pauper Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

Cathartic Adept Discussion

dingusdingo on I Walk the Line of Perfect Symmetry

3 months ago

I have spent quite a bit of time brewing with Scheming Symmetry , here are cards I had in various builds that you may find interesting.

Ghost Quarter

Gives a shuffle effect if the opponent searches for a basic, so best used when you are holding another guaranteed shuffle. It also sends lands to the graveyard, opening them up to be hit by Surgical Extraction

Psychic Surgery

Whatever they search for, just exile it. Scheming Symmetry is not a may, so it will always guarantee a trigger off Symmetry, even if the opponent sees the combo and searches a land. This card also punishes fetch lands and will do work for you.

Top Deck Mill Effects

Seen with Lantern. Codex Shredder Cathartic Adept . Might as well as mention Lantern of Insight with these cards, which enables them but also Lantern can force a shuffle with Symmetry.

Quicken

Ultra spicy tech. Use Quicken then Symmetry at opponents end step, so that you will untap and get the card before your opponent. Just make sure you grab something that forces a shuffle or mills a card.

Miracle Cards

Notably Temporal Mastery and Reforge the Soul . I have found that Reforge at 1x in decks with Symmetry feels great. Terminus is a great solution to aggro decks if you run white.

Isochron Scepter

Can't imprint Symmetry, but you can get great cards for the deck like Extirpate or Surgical Extraction or even Glimpse the Unthinkable . Another card that feels great as a 1x in decks with Symmetry.

Chromatic Sphere and Chromatic Star

You can get instant access to the cards you tutor, and these filter mana.

dingusdingo on Topdecking in Izzet

6 months ago

Bloodwater Entity is extremely useful here. Its on legs so you can flicker it or copy it. Other topdeck manipulation creatures Omenspeaker Sage Owl Spire Owl Sage of Epityr Augury Owl

Cards that can abuse topdeck being known Psychic Battle Chaos Warp Spark of Creativity Erratic Explosion Prophetic Flamespeaker Abbot of Keral Keep Augur of Bolas Dark-Dweller Oracle Experimental Frenzy

Cards that let you see topdeck Lantern of Insight Goblin Spy Future Sight Magus of the Future

Cathartic Adept and similar mill effects can help you move past undesirable topdeck cards. Gives control when you can see enemy topdecks Pyxis of Pandemonium Ghoulcaller's Bell Drowner Initiate Hedron Crab Jace's Erasure Drowned Secrets Codex Shredder

If you're looking for hard and fast deck stacking, check out Brainstorm Ponder Preordain Serum Visions Index Mystic Speculation Opt Portent Spy Network Trickery Charm Ancestral Knowledge Contingency Plan Foreshadow Information Dealer Omen Predict Bamboozle Long-Term Plans Second Sight

If you're looking for combo potential, Memory Lapse is pretty filthy with putting your spell from hand to top of library, and it raises your storm QUITE A BIT. Hinder can do similar tricks.

Unenlightened on Pauper Mill - The Future of Pauper (BUDGET - $15)

10 months ago

Maybe replace Ghoulcaller's Bell with Cathartic Adept ? Gives you a body and doesn't mill your own deck.

ThunderThighs on U/B Mill

1 year ago

May I suggest adding Memory Erosion, Cathartic Adept, and Mindcrank to increase the mill power of this deck. You can also add Duskmantle Guildmage for a combo with mindcrank.

Sylvanrush on Awaken, My Masters

1 year ago

DangoDaikazoku:

"When Cathartic Adept is in the graveyard, along with Palladium Myr and Pili-Pala, you can not only mill yourself, but you can mill everyone else at the table and just pass to them for the win since getting Laboratory Maniac on the field would just add more unnecessary steps."

Silly question - you need Necrotic Ooze on the battlefield for this to work as well, correct?

hydrothermia on Need help reworking it

1 year ago

Welcome to Tapped Out!

  • From what I gather is that you're going for a mill intensive B/U(Dimir) deck?
  • How cheap(budget) are we talking about?

Thought Scour | Tome Scour | Horrifying Revelation | Hedron Crab | Fraying Sanity | Drowner Initiate | Dimir Charm | Dream Twist | Compelling Argument | Cathartic Adept | Breaking // Entering | Jace's Erasure | Memory Erosion | Memory Sluice | Mind Funeral | Nemesis of Reason

These are all under $10, I would also invest in having 3 to 4 copies of a number of these.

kkounal on Wombo combo budget 15~20$ turn 4 win modern deck

1 year ago

Updated version of my comment about the possible combos

Also here are the possible combos

1)infinite mill Cathartic Adept / Screeching Sliver + Mirran Spy +0 mana artifact+ Zephyr Scribe / Battered Golem / Nettle Drone + Banishing Knack / Retraction Helix

2)infinite damage same thing but replace the Cathartic Adept / Screeching Sliver with Nettle Drone

3)in case of no Mirran Spy just replace the Nettle Drone /Cathartic Adept / Screeching Sliver with Reckless Fireweaver and start bouncing the artifact as normal for infinite damage. Same can achieved with Grapeshot but after the infinite bouncing of the artifact

ibstudent2200 on Noble Lantern Control

2 years ago

Treasure Cruise > Thassa's Bounty. You lose the mill, yes, but you save so much on mana. As far as I can tell, Treasure Cruise is legal in the format, despite what this site says.

Counterspell > Dream Fracture. Again, saving on mana tends to win you more games than the extra effects.

I think I like Cathartic Adept in this list.

You might want more lands, given how much mana you need for everything.

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