Insidious Dreams

Insidious Dreams


As an additional cost to play Insidious Dreams, discard X cards.

Search your library for X cards. Then shuffle your library and put those cards on top of it in any order.

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Torment (TOR) Rare

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Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
2019-10-04 Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

Insidious Dreams occurrence in decks from the last year

Commander / EDH:

All decks: 0.01%

Insidious Dreams Discussion

Arktaurous on Edgar Markov Vampires

1 week ago

I love Eldrazi Monument. That could protect you from certain removal. You could throw a couple more tutors in there like Demonic Tutor and Vampiric Tutor to help you get what you need more quickly.

There is also Dark Petition, Beseech the Queen, Insidious Dreams, Increasing Ambition,Behold the Beyond, Razaketh's Rite, Demonic Collusion, Diabolic Revelation to name a few.

Ring of Three Wishes can also help get cards in some decks.

dododestroyer on Yawgmoth Storm

1 week ago

Cool deck! I'm glad I'm not the only one out there with a wierd yawgmoth deck: I run a KCI package/ artifact theme and am brewing for Ad Naus. I really like Insidious Dreams to assemble the Bolas's citadel combo.

hammerhandz on Rakdos, the Defiler: the original metal demon

1 month ago

Great comments, thanks for the ideas!

Demonic Collusion is really cool and definitely helps with those big Living Death turns. A lot of the time, my Insidious Dreams wind up just being set ups for Living Death, and this does the same thing but better!

I love Gamble, great idea. It's a very Rakdos theme.

Deserted Temple is great for rebuys on Coffers. I think it's definitely worth lowering the basic swamp count by one.

I'm not a big fan of Past in Flames in a deck that doesn't have a huge number of rituals to really take advantage of it. Because of the cost of playing the card, I think the most common scenario would be to pay 4 or 5 mana for it and get back 3 from one ritual or maybe a bit above breaking even for two. Obviously, doubling Bubbling Muck for a turn is huge, or a big chain of rituals, but I'm not sure how common that will be.

Wheel of Fortune is a great suggestion, but I don't have a copy and it's a wee bit expensive. I might try to pick one up in the future.

multimedia on Big Black Deck (K'rrik)

1 month ago

Hey, yes Insidious Dreams is an underrated, underplayed, tutor and it's an instant. If you have or can get Yawgmoth's Will then definitely add it. I didn't see that you're playing Zombie Infestation and you're right it can make a Zombie for Gravecrawler as long as you have two cards to discard which can be faster than Dreadhorde Invasion. I'm honestly not a fan of Infestation, but if it's working for you then great.

Other ways to consider to make your deck more competitive is more speed. Lower the avg. CMC with more one drops; cards that make mana and/or cards that can draw. One drops that draw can draw you cards faster because you don't have to pay mana for them as well as put more counters on Krrik faster. One drops that make mana are helpful to make mana for colorless mana costs of cards to assemble combos faster.

Rain of Filth and Bubbling Muck are powerful when playing a lot of Swamps. Culling the Weak and Sacrifice is good with Krrik or other creatures. All four of these cards can be particularly helpful when you're trying to assemble Aetherflux + Citadel which needs seven colorless mana. Sacrifice makes seven mana by sacing Krrik. Krrik is not needed after you assemble this combo and Sacrifice is an instant. You can pay Phyrexian mana for Citadel, pay Phyrexian mana for Sacrifice, sac Krrik to then make mana to pay for the rest of the combo.

Black one drops that draw to consider (I'm honestly only a fan of Wisps): Aphotic Wisps, Cremate, Scarab Feast, Fade from Memory. Cycling can be paid for with Phyrexian mana.

For your current deck there's less reasons to play so many high CMC creatures because you're winning with combo. Vilis, Razaketh, Pontiff, Sidisi and Gray are the best here. Instead of playing others, you could replace them lower CMC cards or other tutors: Mastermind's Acquisition and Dark Petition which can find important combo pieces. Tutors taking up high CMC card spots can better advance your game plan of winning with a combo rather than just having a big creature on the battlefield.

Traitor_Kratos on Big Black Deck (K'rrik)

1 month ago


Insidious Dreams is a card I was unaware of and has made it to the top of my buylist. That card with Bolas's Citadel out is a win. Entomb will be great for my Gravecrawler combo as well. I'm mostly not putting in most reanimating spells because I'm not really using many creatures for combos. I am however considering picking up a Yawgmoth's Will to recast combo pieces which have been removed. The top is definitely on my buylist as well.

The only reason I went for Zombie Infestation over Dreadhorde Invasion was because I could make the zombies at any given moment. I know Invasion is a better card for the most part though. I might play around with it in my deck for a while.

Mikaeus, the Unhallowed is another one I've been debating to play around with as well. I think if I do throw it in, it makes sense to add Walking Ballista with it.

multimedia on Big Black Deck (K'rrik)

1 month ago

Hey, your deck is already pretty damn competitive. Well done making it.

Some ideas to make it more competitive is fast reanimation for Vilis or Razaketh as well as other win condition combos. Ways to tutor for and put Gravecrawler into your graveyard can speed up the Altar combo. I think Dreadhorde Invasion would be a good addition so would Bitterblossom.

Cards to consider adding:

The combos are Mikaeus + Ballista + Seer or Carrion Feeder to kill opponents with damage from Ballista. Bolas's Citadel + Aetherflux + Top to kill opponents with Aetherflux.

If interested in adding these cards then I offer more advice of what cards to cut. Good luck with your deck.

Apotheosis616 on [Primer] The Wizarding World of Inalla

1 month ago


Insidious Dreams doesn't really do anything for this kind of deck. Putting cards on top of our library isn't really that important. Furthermore, it is active card disadvantage. In order to cast the spell you have to discard cards, this means, if someone counters the spell, you still have to discard all those cards. Also, at 4 mana the card has to be extremely powerful, this card doesn't do enough at the 4 mana cost slot.

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