Curse of the Cabal

Legality

Format Legality
Pre-release Legal
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Time Spiral (TSP) Rare

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Curse of the Cabal

Sorcery

Target player sacrifices half the permanents he or she controls, rounded down.

Suspend 2-(2)(Black)(Black)

At the beginning of each player's upkeep, if Curse of the Cabal is suspended, that player may sacrifice a permanent. If he or she does, put two time counters on Curse of the Cabal.

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Curse of the Cabal Discussion

Zimmers_0 on Lily Pox

1 month ago

Great Pox deck, one of my personal favorite cards. How about Curse of the Cabal and Torment of Hailfire? Oh and Necropotence to refill your hand.

Legendxp on From One to Many

1 month ago

Maybe Dying Wish and/or Murder Investigation? Also, Fleshbag Marauder, Merciless Executioner, Slum Reaper, and Barter in Blood help up your commander's power considerably. Also, Rite of Consumption, Essence Harvest, and Curse of the Cabal might be fun.

schmandarinorange on From One to Many

1 month ago

Hi, first off I'd like to say that I love the concept of this deck and many of the choices in it. I do have a few suggestions that I feel would make this list a bit stronger.

Firstly, I have a few suggestions for your reanimation package. While Debtors' Knell, Reya Dawnbringer, and Sheoldred, Whispering One are objectively strong cards, in my experience I've found them lacking. Your mileage may vary but for me they often eat removal before they can really get to work, thus not making them worth the mana investment in my eyes. I'm also not entirely sure if Shirei, Shizo's Caretaker works with Elenda or not. I think her power needs to be 1 or less as she's leaving and if she's buffed with a bunch of counters I don't think she'll get the reanimation trigger.

All of those previous cards I mentioned I would suggest cutting. Luckily this color pairing offers a myriad of quality replacements that are efficient and affordable. Animate Dead is a classic choice for graveyard recursion and is quite versatile as it hits every graveyard. Victimize might be up your alley as it can double as a sacrifice outlet, only not for Elenda. Unburial Rites is another quality recursion spell since it has flashback, so you can get Elenda back twice with the same card, or hold it up in your graveyard for another creature. There are also a few good single-use spells in both colors, namely Zombify, Resurrection, Breath of Life, False Defeat and Miraculous Recovery (this last one might be of particular interest due to its instant speed and +1/+1 counter synergy). Depending on your budget I would also suggest Necromancy.

Your card draw seems a bit lacking with just four outlets, and I think it would benefit from at least a Phyrexian Arena or an Erebos, God of the Dead.

May I also recommend Vish Kal, Blood Arbiter over Curse of the Cabal? Both seem to serve a similar purpose, but I think Vish Kal fits your strategy better. He gets +1/+1 counters from being a sacrifice outlet, and can use those counters as removal.

I like your wincons, but I believe a Nim Deathmantle wouldn't be out of place, as I've heard that Elenda, Ashnod's Altar, and the Deathmantle can create an infinite loop of ETB/LTB triggers.

I hope this was of some help. I really like this deck's concept and these are just my suggestions for it. Happy brewing!

Flooremoji on Death by Confidant Obliterator

1 month ago

I personally don't like Liliana of the Veil, she can help graveyard matters decks with her first ability and her final ability is overrated. I prefer Curse of the Cabal over her and just using her second ability almost kills her.

Can you please tell me why she is so great?

Kilrane on Meren’s Resilient Army of Baddies

2 months ago

Have you thought about Curse of the Cabal? It's a good threat to keep up and also an unremovable sac outlet if you need it.

sian on Malfy is misbehaving.

3 months ago

I think you're right on Ever After, and Pestilence, and Magnetic Theft. I think there is a value in being able to make people discard from the hand, I think I'll take out Unnerve and Tasigur's Cruelty, and put in Swiftfoot Boots to fill that role but better. I think Megrim is worth keeping in, because doubling up on that effect is really good, and it really surprised me how much impact its had so far. I think Memory Jar is too expensive for what it would do in this deck.

I feel like I have too many recursion effects, so I want to take out Dread Return, maybe Call to the Netherworld too.

So I'll be able to put in Oversold Cemetery, Swiftfoot Boots, Plague of Vermin, Curse of the Cabal, Blade of Selves, Nihilistic Glee

I do want to get Hellcarver Demon and Jagged Poppet in too. I'm leaning towards taking out Sangromancer and Scythe Specter.

imoutogetyou on Malfy is misbehaving.

3 months ago

Sub out Ever After for Oversold Cemetery. I would also take out Unnerve and Tasigur's Cruelty. You are going to get a lot of discard off of the wheel effects and the two other discards. The fact that they are random makes them a lot better. Also cut Magnetic Theft, not the best for what you want to do, you have a lot better options out there. Finally Megrim should get out. It is a bit too costly for another copy of Liliana's Caress and you have so many other discard with upside cards. That makes room for Jagged Poppet, Curse of the Cabal, Blade of Selves, and Nihilistic Glee. I like Jagged Poppet a lot, if you think Plague of Vermin is better that would be the one I would sub. If you want to include both I don't like Pestilence but that's an argument that we had already...

Might want to think about Memory Jar although it is a little bit pricey... Also a bit situational

htfilm on Kess Spellslinger Deck ideas

4 months ago

Rise of the Dark Realms is always an option in black, as long as you have ramp. Aside from that, here are a few in a rather rapid fashion: Behold the Beyond, Boneyard Parley, Clone Legion, Curse of the Cabal, Decree of Pain, In Garruk's Wake, Necromantic Selection, Time Stretch, Worst Fears.

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