Curse of the Cabal

Legality

Format Legality
Noble Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern 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
Time Spiral 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

JA14732 on Come a bit closer.... [[dies]]

2 weeks ago

If you're looking to make this really zombie tribal, you'll need the zombie lords. I see Lord of the Accursed and Diregraf Colossus (somewhat), but I'd recommend adding in Death Baron (he's a bit pricey for some people), Lord of the Undead, Risen Executioner, Undead Warchief and Zombie Master. If you're looking to continue the discard subtheme, then Necrogen Mists will really hurt players, forcing them to essentially skip their draw steps. Additionally, I cannot recommend Phyrexian Arena enough...unless I'm recommending Necropotence aka the Skull aka the best card draw engine in the game. It does nonbo a bit with your discard theme, but eh, it's still Necro.

Thinking about ways to get rid of Demonic Pact is harder. The card's basically a flavor choice, and not even close to good in EDH, but I guess you could try trolly shenanigans like Phyrexian Negator, Smokestack, Possessed Portal (works hilariously well with Necro), Ratchet Bomb, All Is Dust, Claws of Gix (which is likely your best option), Curse of the Cabal (which is bad), Damping Engine shenanigans, and Forbidden Ritual. Aka bad cards and, in my opinion, if you're forcing yourself to play bad cards to justify playing a bad card which is in your deck because of flavor, you likely should just cut the offending card. Up to you, however.

Triton on Erebos, God of the Undying

1 month ago

From what I see if your deck, it looks like mono- group slug/stax.

Bitterblossom also provides tons of creatures to sac.

Curse of the Cabal is pretty mean, always cast it for its suspend cost. There's another card that's like the suspend ability that I forgot the name.. it's an enchantment if that helps.

With all the recurring bodies, Smokestack would be good here.

Polluted Bonds?

If you have the money, The Abyss, Chains of Mephistopheles, and Nether Void are all mean, mean cards. Tainted AEther and Lethal Vapors are also pretty nasty.

casmiel on Mono Black Aggro

1 month ago

Hey, thanks for your comment!

I also considered Dash Hopes, as I really love 'painful choice' cards in the style of Temporal Extortion and Curse of the Cabal. I think it is fine as a casual choice, but it has some issues. It could be OK in game 1 if the opponent doesn't understand the deck yet, but from then on it will be a counterspell if I need a quick clock and a burn spell if I need to save the team from Wrath of God. I could chooice not to play 2 1CMC creatures on turn 2 and hold up Dash Hopes only to find the opponent not playing anything significant on his turn, so I just wasted 4 power on board and I have no Instants to salvage the lost mana. Cards like Dash Hopes always look great on paper, but they never really play out the way one initially planned. That said, I'm not dismissing it entirely, might have to test it out a bit to come to a clear conclusion.

whatskraken on Can one creature be sacrificed ...

2 months ago

If have Curse of the Cabal suspended and Sheoldred, Whispering One on the battlefield, can my opponent sacrifice one creature to satisfy both cards?

Xenomorph on Liliana, Heretical Healer

2 months ago

Curse of the Cabal is hilarious, especially if you can hard cast it.

Epyon3247 on My Queen... My Wife... My Love...

4 months ago

it actually looks great Circle of Affliction is pretty awesome I'm not sure what you would take out to sub it for, plus you'd need something like Skybind to bounce it around. Dictate of Erebos seems a little out of place since this isn't sack mill in any way, even though it is a great way to keep people from hating on you too much Exquisite Blood Sanguine Bond in conjunction with Tainted Remedy is pretty broken, seems like a good fit. there's a lot of destroy target creature cards, maybe try to exile a little more, maybe even put in a Deicide because god cards are pretty prevalent. because it gets around indestructible effects cards like, Curse of the Cabal or even better Utter End I like the deck the way it is in many respects so nice job either way! :)

isaelis on Mazirek, Shaman of the Swarm ($60 budget)

4 months ago

Alright here is a ton of cards that seems to fit the theme. Some are definitely better then others I'm just giving a list of cards. Some of these cards are not budget

Sorceries

Victimize

Vicious Betrayal

Tormented Thoughts

Tendrils of Despair

Skulltap

Simplify

Scapeshift

Ritual of the Machine

Reprocess

Primal Growth

Natural Balance

Life's Legacy

Killing Wave

Innocent Blood

Exhume <-- That is nice with Fleshbag Marauder

Eliminate the Competition

Eldritch Evolution

Edge of Autumn

Dread Return

Diabolic Intent

Dead Drop

Curse of the Cabal

Cruel Edict

Consuming Vapors

Choice of Damnations

Chainer's Edict

Caravan Vigil

Bone Splinters

Bog Down

Barter in Blood

Instants

Altar's Reap

Carrion

Constant Mists

Crop Rotation

Culling the Weak

Harrow

Merciless Resolve

Momentous Fall

Plunge into Darkness

Rescue from the Underworld

Tragic Slip

Tribute to the Wild

Urborg Justice

Enchantments

Attrition

Bitterblossom

Black Market

Call to the Grave

Dark Prophecy

Death's Presence

Desolation

Dictate of Erebos

Fecundity

Gate to Phyrexia

Grave Pact

Greater Good

Hecatomb

Infernal Tribute

Lethal Vapors

Lifeforce

Mind Slash

Necrogenesis

Recurring Nightmare

Squandered Resources

Tainted AEther

Lands

Diamond Valley

Dust Bowl

High Market

Lake of the Dead

Miren, the Moaning Well

Phyrexian Tower

Artifacts

Zuran

Trading Post

Phyrexian Soulgorger

Phyrexian Altar

Mortarpod

Jinxed Idol

Helm of Possession

Eldrazi Monument

Demonmail Hauberk

Damping Engine

Claws of Gix

Burnished Hart

Ashnod's Altar

Altar of Dementia

Creatures

Slum Reaper

Shriekmaw

Sadistic Hypnotist

Phyrexian Obliterator

Ghoulcaller Gisa

Dawntreader Elk

Champion of Stray Souls

Bloodbriar

Anowon, the Ruin Sage

Savra, Queen of the Golgari

Hope you find something useful within all these!

ksbaker1989 on Help me tweak it before ...

4 months ago

I've tried to write an essay for the advice I have for this deck three times already. I'm on an old tablet that can't handle many things, so I've given up. I'm hoping you can guess my reasoning through card suggestion only.

Consider removing:

Desecration Elemental, Hissing Iguanar, Jund Battlemage, Mogg War Marshal, Rot Shambler or Scavenger Drake, Claws of Gix, Bone Splinters, Curse of the Cabal or Grave Pact, Dragon Fodder, Fallen Ideal, Fists of Ironwood, and From Beyond UNLESS you decide to add an eldrazi with annihilator.

Consider adding:

Playsets of Thoughtpicker Witch, Reassembling Skeleton, Rot Shambler if you chose it over the Drake, Act of Treason and possibly a functionally similar card which I forget the name of.

Myr Servitor, Gravecrawler, Gravedigger, Blood Artist or Falkenrath Noble, and your favorite 1 or 2 drop discard spell, Thoughtseize or Duress come to mind.

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