Hypnotic Specter


Format Legality
Pre-release 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
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
Anthologies (ATH) Rare
Fourth Edition (4ED) Uncommon
Revised Edition (3ED) 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


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

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Hypnotic Specter Discussion

Zimmers_0 on The Deckwatch [Home Base]

2 weeks ago

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Ha, Hypnotic Specter got a legend version. Thats great.

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adt630 on Semen Demon

1 month ago

Bloodghast, Braids, Cabal Minion, Hell's Caretaker, Kokusho, the Evening Star, Nether Traitor, Sadistic Hypnotist, Mind Slash, Blasting Station, Corpse Dance, Curse of the Cabal, Smokestack, Mimic Vat, Massacre Wurm, Sepulchral Primordial, Black Sun's Zenith, Insidious Dreams, Necromancy, Dance of the Dead, Attrition, Do or Die, Dread Return, Blood Artist, Words of Waste, Hypnotic Specter, Ill-Gotten Gains, Megrim, Mindslicer, Memory Jar are all options you could consider.

Memory Jar with Waste Not on the field is particularly dirty if you have your many doublers out and can drop your new hand onto the field. Bloodghast gives you a creature you don't even have to pay for to get back. Ill-Gotten Gains lets you run a second Dark Deal essentially. Megrim makes all the discarding you're doing kill them.

Strobasourus on Mono Black Hailfire

1 month ago

you've got a good base. I would recommend adding a few more creatures such as Dreamstealer, Guul Draz Specter, Hypnotic Specter, and Liliana's Reaver. Just so you have a bit more defense against other attacking creatures. Also a few good enchantments that you might want: Larceny, and Raiders' Wake

Upyron on Grimoire: Radial Control

1 month ago

hey dude thanks for the comment is appreciate :) i trust on you is definitively better improve those land, Steam Vents but i prefer save my life xD Blackcleave Cliffs isn't better?

This card Crumbling Necropolis is necessary 4 cards to make all mana, Pillar of the Paruns i think is a good substitute (i know blood moon can be a problem xD but i like counter spell it).

Waste Not is to much control it isn't chain with Pain Magnification so much, but for a few modification is very good thanks, with it's strong Hypnotic Specter but is more control like, this deck would to go between Controll Aggro,Hypnotic Specter isn't bad but is going like controll. without so much damage.

The The Rack is fantastic for early phase, approved

Thoughtseize and Inquisition of Kozilek they're best with Waste Not but is very focused only "discarding", use counter spell for its "Transmute" cost i think they are defenetvly better, them only discard this can counter and looking your library for a card!!

Truth or Tale isn't very good, i know is possible change but i like it's effect potential you can draw 3 is a lot i think

Torment of Hailfire is very good Muddle the Mixture and is good with it trasmute!! thanks

Thanks so much

cdkime on Grimoire: Radial Control

1 month ago

The best thing you could do for this deck is improve the mana base. Lands that enter the battlefield tapped are cancer, and will lose you games. For some budget substitutions, look at the pain lands such as Underground River. They can be tapped for colourless generally, and the life cost is well worth necessary colour fixing. Crumbling Necropolis is incredibly mediocre, and you should find a better substitute. You might also want to add some basic lands, in case you run into the dreaded Blood Moon.

Waste Not is a solid 2-drop in any discard deck. That said, it does not play nicely with Sedraxis Specter--they can choose to discard a land card, giving you no advantage from Waste Not (as your mana will empty before you can really use it).

Personally, I prefer Hypnotic Specter to Sedraxis Specter. While the later's unearth ability is nice, giving your opponents options is a bad thing--they will always pick what is in their best interest. Hymnotic Specter removes any freewill, and leaves your opponent's fate up to random chance.

The Rack is a great card in a discard deck. Easy-to-play with its casting cost of , it can quickly whittle down your opponents. There's an entire deck archetype called 8-Rack that you might want to check out.

Thoughtseize and Inquisition of Kozilek are arguably the best black cards in Modern. Why counter a spell when you can remove it before it becomes a threat?

Truth or Tale gives your opponents too much freedom. Instead, consider one-mana cantrips such as Serum Visions or Opt. Street Wraith is another great draw card (you never want to actually play this creature--but 2 life for a new card is wonderful).

Lightning Bolt is an all-around good card, and even plays nicely with Pain Magnification.

Finally, for a win condition, Torment of Hailfire is fairly strong. It's a bit weak in the early game, since your opponent can merely get rid of their worst card/permanent. But if you've obliterated their hand, removing discard as an option, you can easily disrupt their board-state or life total.

Exotryptan on Mono Black f**k whateva ya gat

3 months ago

AlfrescoHotshot I see where you're coming from. But the reason i chose "choose and discard" over "random discard" is so i can eliminate threats immediately.Snapcasters and Lilianas i will remove instantly and purge the library with Surgical Extraction if possible. I want to remove them the first turn or second depending on the sitoution.

The only card i could see removed is Hypnotic Specter and maybe just maybe Kitesail Freebooter

Liliana is really strong even if you just use it as a 3 mana sac sorcery, but i think her one fucks yourself too hard, and what liliana's 2 can do is also done by Phyrexian Obliterator or Desecration Demon

Collective Brutality is a really good card that gives you a lot of options, i use it myself in my Dimir decks. But this is not what i'm going for in this deck. I want to eliminate all threats as soon as possible and make dealing with my creaturesimpossible for him.

Dont get me wrong these are really good cards and i appreciate your advice but they just don't fit in to the mechanic of this deck.

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