Cathartic Reunion


Format Legality
Pre-release Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Arena Legal
Standard Legal
Pauper EDH Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
Brawl Legal
Frontier Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Casual Legal
Unformat Legal
Pauper Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Kaladesh (KLD) Common

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Cathartic Reunion


As an additional cost to cast Cathartic Reunion, discard two cards.

Draw three cards.

Cathartic Reunion Discussion

Funkydiscogod on Any love for Bankrupt In ...

1 week ago

The first problem is the sorcery speed of it: it doesn't let you sacrifice doomed creatures. For example, Altar's Reap lets you block with a critter, then sac it to pay the cost or, sac a creature that's about to eat a Lightning Bolt .

Then, there's the two creature part of the cost. If you're running Bloodghast or other creatures that don't care about getting killed, you can play the far superior Cathartic Reunion instead.

If you have effects that trigger when you sacrifice things, like Dragon Appeasement or Ruthless Deathfang , you'd probably rather have something like Viscera Seer .

Xica on Esper Delve help

1 week ago

If you want to abuse the delve mechanic (with creatures), i would recommend running red due to Faithless Looting , Cathartic Reunion and the like helping you power out delve threats early.

Blue has similar effect, sadly the best ones are spell focused, i mean cards like Pieces of the Puzzle .

Hence i would recommend trying to build a RBx deck if you want to stick with the "delve" theme.
If you want to play esper i would look around esper draw go control, esper gifts, and the midrange-y esper obzedat/goryo's vengeance lists. Oh and Myth Realized decks are also in color. (There is also ad nauseam, but i doubt that is what you are looking for)

xXxEuroBabeXxX on Flameblade Oblivion

1 week ago

Maybe try less lands, and more ways to cycle or discard such as Street Wraith or Tormenting Voice / Cathartic Reunion ?

HalbrechtHalbrecht on Demigod's

2 weeks ago

Looks like a mean deck! XD

I'd recommend cutting Spiteful Visions , as it doesn't have synergy with anything else in your deck. In fact, it's likely to hurt you worse, since you'll be drawing extra cards due to Cathartic Reunion and Tormenting Voice . It really belongs in a deck that focuses on forcing your opponents to draw/discard extra cards every turn.

In its place, I'd add something that cares about -1/-1 counters, since you seem to have a focus on that. The two I'd recommend would be Crumbling Ashes and/or Nest of Scarabs .

Crumbling Ashes will really deter your opponents from attacking or blocking, since a single point of damage to that creature will allow you to destroy it on your next turn. Also note that it stacks — having two Ashes out will mean TWO creatures destroyed per upkeep. But note you have to be careful with that card, because it's not a "may" ability and doesn't target just creatures your opponents control, so you'll end up killing your own creatures if they've been damaged with Everlasting Torment out.

Nest of Scarabs is nice because you get a scarab for EACH point of damage your wither creatures deal, and most of your creatures are high power. It's a win-win for you — either your opponents block and you amass a swarm, or they don't to avoid giving you the Nest trigger and thus you get extra damage through.

If you run Nest of Scarabs, a final card you could consider is Black Sun's Zenith , which goes nuts with the Nest. The triggers from Nest will go on the stack before any small creatures die to BSZ, and even though a 1/1 will die to a single -1/-1 counter, you'll still get a scarab for however many counters you actually PUT on the creature. So say there's 6 total creatures on the board and you BSZ with X=3, you'll get 18 scarabs!

Cloudius on Manatee Dragon

3 weeks ago

+1 I'd recommend going with a "One Turn Knock Out" (OTKO) main strategy, perhaps through Commander Damage, and perhaps a back up Plan B (Creature damage).

With the OTKO strategy in mind, here're some recommendations:


Mana Crypt / Ancient Tomb - Really awesome ramps though slightly on the expensive side.

Talisman of Impulse / Fellwar Stone / Mind Stone / Gruul Signet - I'd consider all the 2 or less CMC ramps 1st before I throw in the larger CMC ones.

Nature's Lore / Farseek - Simple effective land ramps.

Recommend to remove Freyalise, Llanowar's Fury, Grand Warlord Radha, Runaway Steam-Kin, The Mending of Dominaria as they're either too high CMC or don't synergise well with the OTKO strategy (e.g. Radha prefers that you go wide).

Card Draw

Cathartic Reunion - Lets you discard Anger and draws you 3 cards.

Mirri's Guile - Not exactly draw but great card filtering in green.

Recommend to remove Elemental Bond and Lurking Predators as they make you jump through hoops before you get that extra card. At 6 CMC, there're more impactful spells to cast compared to Lurking Predators.

Protecting your Spells

Cavern of Souls / Prowling Serpopard / Vexing Shusher - All makes your (dragon) spells uncounterable. The latter 2 helps eat up a target removal too before your boss comes out.

There're other alternatives like City of Solitude and Dosan the Falling Leaf to guard against counter spells and instant removals.

xXxEuroBabeXxX on Modern Ramunap Red Hollow One

3 weeks ago

I did have 3x Cathartic Reunion in place of Goblin Lore at first but Cathartic Reunion does not enable a free Hollow One . I wonder if there is a place for Maximize Velocity to get me more 4 power creatures.

TheLoneDart on Modern Ramunap Red Hollow One

3 weeks ago

Flame wake shouldn't be a 4 of unless you have more triggers for ferocious. In this case I would say you have a great case to add either Gurmag Angler , or, if you want to get reallllly spicy, chuck in a couple Soulflayer s. I believe this could be well substituted for the hellspark. Also, not sure about how integral you find goblin lore, but Cathartic Reunion gives you more control over your hand so it could also be a potential benefit

SynergyBuild on Modern shouldnt have a ban ...

3 weeks ago

*Testing manaless dredge to fight CounterTop rn. I was using a Cathartic Reunion and Bloodghast varient prior, but perhaps not casting anything is the play.

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Cathartic Reunion occurrence in decks from the last year


All decks: 0.15%

Commander / EDH:

All decks: 0.03%

Red: 0.38%

Rakdos: 0.19%