Hypnotic Specter

Legality

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

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Set Rarity
2010 Core Set (M10) Rare
Tenth Edition (10E) Rare
Ninth Edition (9ED) Rare
Ninth Edition Foreign Black Border (9EDFBB) Rare
Anthologies (ATH) Rare
Fourth Edition (4ED) Uncommon
4th Edition Foreign Black Border (4EDFBB) Uncommon
Revised Edition (3ED) Uncommon
Revised Foreign Black Border (3EDFBB) Uncommon
Unlimited Edition (2ED) Uncommon
Collector's Edition (CED) Uncommon
International Collector's Edition (CEI) Uncommon
Limited Edition Beta (LEB) Uncommon
Limited Edition Alpha (LEA) Uncommon
Promo Set (000) Rare

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Hypnotic Specter

Creature — Specter

Flying

Whenever Hypnotic Specter deals damage to an opponent, that player discards a card at random.

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Hypnotic Specter Discussion

multimedia on No Discard No Life

4 weeks ago

Hey, very nice budget Commander deck.

Consider a few other creatures who can make your opponent discard a card? Using creatures who do this puts more pressure on your opponents.

Elvish Archdruid and Reclamation Sage are staple budget Elves. Commander's Sphere is an upgrade for Manalith.

Cards to consider cutting:

  • Manalith
  • Searchlight
  • Gift of Paradise
  • Deadbridge Shaman
  • Greenwheel Liberator
  • Llanowar Mentor

For the manabase consider:

Good luck with your deck.


Silverdrake on Insult to Injury to Death

1 month ago

Hypnotic Specter is an oldie but a goodie. I'd also recommend cutting the Elixir of Immortalitys. The only time games ever go late enough to be concerned about naturally running out of cards is hard control vs hard control, and even then the game usually closes out before someone runs out of cards. You're playing an aggressive deck with no card draw - there's little to no reason to play them unless there's a bunch of mill players in your group.

carpecanum on Grenzo, Hellbent Warden

1 month ago

Temple of Malice, Zhalfirin Void and Fill with Fright for a little more Scry to control whats on the bottom of your library.

Urgoros, the Empty One, Banshee of the Dread Choir and Hypnotic Specter.

If your meta has too much card draw try Black Vise. Its hilarious if you get if on turn one.

BrandonJamesCAC on Say My Name

2 months ago

Yeah Dreamstealer is kind of bad.

I mean, Hypnotic Specter is even iffy but it serves its purpose.

Nyxathid is better than Dreamstealer.

hungry000 on Budget 8-Rack

2 months ago

You could try Hypnotic Specter over Liliana's Specter for the random discard effect. Funeral Charm is also decent since it can make your opponent discard on their draw step and kill mana dorks and Delver and Bob. Have uou tried using Quest for the Nihil Stone instead of Liliana's Caress?

hungry000 on Say My Name

2 months ago

np, glad to help :) Since you did decide to go with that route, I strongly suggest adding Wrench Mind (probably in place of Brain Pry) and a couple Raven's Crime to your deck. Wrench Mind is often a two-for-one and is likely the best way to get the opponent's hand empty quickly in modern (plus it puts 2 counters on the Quest in one go), and Raven's Crime is a great way to turn dead lands in the late game into more discard or use your lands if you flood out. Also, you might want to consider playing Hypnotic Specter over Shimian Specter for the random discard effect, which is REALLY strong. It costs less and triggers the Quest too.

eleventhend on Muldrotha EDH Mill/Value

2 months ago

Couple of notes up front (might just be due to ongoing edits):

  • You have 2 copies of Victory Chimes in the list
  • You only have 96 cards in the list (including the duplicate above) instead of 100

Design Strategy

Want to suggest a couple of deck strategies to consider focusing in on (they are all fairly synergistic but it might help to pick one to focus on to help the deck feel like it has a clearer win condition):

Mill-Value

With your current list of mill-value and beats, the missing pieces only seem to be ways to close the game.

Potential Additions

Discard Group Slug

I think this is a really interesting avenue for Muldrotha: running cards like Jin-Gitaxias, Core Augur, Waste Not, Oppression, Mindslicer and Myojin of Night's Reach to clear out your own and opponents' hands while benefiting from Muldrotha and other graveyard recursion effects to allow yourself to keep making plays. It would be a deck unlike any other at our table so far.

Your win conditions could be both mill, using cards like Keening Stone to close, or life-loss with cards like Liliana's Caress and Bloodchief Ascension mixed with some mild creature beats.

Other solid cards that support this archetype:

Graveyard Theft or Pure Recursion

This concept would run recursion spells like Boneyard Parley to steal the best things from opponents graveyards. In this case, Muldrotha allows us to consistently run targeted recursion from our graveyard, and we can focus our deck construction on the grave-robbing package. Because of Muldrotha's ability, we want to focus primarily on "theft on sticks" which we can repeatedly cast as needed, likely leaning heavily into Black.

Theft on Sticks examples

Self-recursion

Darkshadow327 on Schemes of the Omnipotent

3 months ago

elgosu1337

While Nicol Bolas, the Ravager  Flip would be good as the commander, I feel like the deck is more built around Nicol Bolas. Reforge the Soul is also a good wheel affect.

I don't actually like Myojin of Night's Reach, it's expensive, and only does the discard once. Hypnotic Specter also seems like a strictly worse Dreamstealer.

Mass bounce isn't really something I'm interested in.

Blatant Thievery was in here, but was cut. Might come back in though. Diluvian Primordial was also in here, but I felt it could be replaced with some better cards.

I feel Grave Betrayal is on about the same level as Prince of Thralls. While they can get it back it comes at a cost, one that they can't pay forever. Although, Grave Betrayal isn't as weak to removal. Thrilling Encore is good, it's in another of the decks I've built. Totally forgot about it when it came to this deck though.

You underestimate Dragon Tempest, I don't need more dragons/fliers. The way the wording works makes it so Nicol Bolas does the ETB damage, making someone discard their hand. Bolas then also has the benefits of haste.

Thanks for the suggestions.

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