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Creature — Specter
Whenever Hypnotic Specter deals damage to an opponent, that player discards a card at random.
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Hypnotic Specter Discussion
2 hours ago
I played around with Liliana's Caress effects in a Modren setting and really tried to make that card work. Liliana's Caress does nothing on its own and demands a lot of support to function properly. It's a dead play when you drop it on turn 2; then you need to have forced discard in hand, or mediocre creatures like Hypnotic Specter; then you need to make sure they actually have cards in hand.
Ultimately, this is a deck I optimized and optimized. Right up to the point where I optimized Liliana's Caress right out of the deck and realized I had accidentally recreated 8-Rack.
1 week ago
Nyxathid, Abyssal Nocturnus, and Shrieking Affliction would be nice in discard heavy decks. If you want the deck to be more creature heavy Fell Specter and Raiders' Wake are nice as well. Hypnotic Specter is also a good choice.
1 month ago
Blizzard Specter does not bounce threats as xhuggels and FSims81 suggested. It allows your opponent to pick their worst permanent to bounce. By the time you cast this on turn 4, that means they're just bouncing a land or an insignificant one drop.
I would argue Blizzard Specter is an all-around worse card than Hypnotic Specter. I would always rather have a creature that forces your opponent to discard a random card than one that allows them to discard their worst card. Yes, Blizzard Specter is more useful when your opponent's hand is empty, but I do not think that justifies the lack of randomness and additional mana.
Thief of Sanity, on the other hand, "draws" you a card whenever it deals combat damage. That's a much more powerful effect than "pick one of two mediocre options."
1 month ago
Hybrid mana and Thief of Sanity's older brother.
2 months ago
Always glad to meet another Crosis fan.
Most decks in my meta run between 6-8 removal spells and 3-5 wipes. Originally, this deck had lots of specters such as Hypnotic Specter and Scythe Specter. However, I realized these creatures don't often get a lot of value before they get removed. As a result, I've tried to diversify how I make my opponents discard cards: some ETB-effects, some saboteurs that have extra value like Liliana's Reaver, spells, abilities, etc. in an effort to make the deck more resilient. One con of this resiliency is that the deck does become slower. Luckily, this is EDH, where there is some room to play slower decks -- so long as your not playing across from a Narset, Teferi/chain veil combo and the like.
I'd be curious to know what dragons you use in your build, if you don't mind sharing.
2 months ago
Somewhat similar to my own mono black devotion deck. I run Pack Rat because I often get screwed with land or that late game thoughtseize. I also enjoy running good old Hypnotic Specter. I like how you can afford the Lilliana's and Engineered Explosives. I will go that route pretty soon.
2 months ago
You want a deck that will remove the opponents deck while it controls what they’re doing and steadily building a zombie swarm?
A couple important red zombies will be Neheb, the Eternal and Wildfire Eternal. You could play Sedris, the Traitor King to bring stuff back on the cheap, and even Liliana's Reaver, Siren of the Silent Song, Order of Yawgmoth, and Slavering Nulls. All these guys getting through will be made easier if you have Zombie Master and Graf Harvest too. Undead Alchemist can make more zombies while they eat all the brains too...
Then you can play planeswalkers like Liliana, Death's Majesty to reanimate stuff repeatedly and the one Bolas does it too. Wrexial, the Risen Deep, Sepulchral Primordial and Diluvian Primordial are all good, and even Molten Primordial can be if you have a way to sacrifice the stuff you steal like Grimgrin, Corpse-Born, Ghoulcaller Gisa, Carrion Feeder or Corpse Harvester.
3 months 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.
Cards to consider cutting:
- Gift of Paradise
- Deadbridge Shaman
- Greenwheel Liberator
- Llanowar Mentor
For the manabase consider:
Good luck with your deck.