Murderous Compulsion


Format Legality
Vintage Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Legacy Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Standard Legal
Modern Legal
Frontier Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Pauper Legal

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Shadows over Innistrad Common

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Murderous Compulsion


Destroy target tapped creature.

Madness (If you discard this card, you may cast it for its madness cost instead of putting it into your graveyard.)

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Murderous Compulsion Discussion

Tio_Infernape on Worthy Minotaurs

20 hours ago

If i ever see a Minotaur deck and ignore him, it's because i'm possessed by some stupid spirit or something like that. They are my favorite tribe ever and Amonkhet bringing them back it's just amazing. I still want a Minotaur planeswalker (Maybe Sandruu?) card and I'm salty that Didgeridoo isn' going to be reprinted for modern any time soon :C

Did you try playing with some madness cards? maybe something like Fiery Temper or Murderous Compulsion? your deck does have some discard synergies, maybe not as much as the Vampires from SOI e EMN, but a few cards maybe are worthy?

ODDIOBLENDER on Minotaurs / Goat Monsters

1 month ago

If you have discard triggers, consider Fiery Temper and Murderous Compulsion. Both of them synergize well with Neheb to empty your hand and also the Bloodrage Brawler can trigger both. You could even consider Biting Rain as sideboard for wide token decks which might trip you up. I think the aggro looks good though. +1.

Kezvin on Apocalypse Now

1 month ago

Westvale Abbey  Flip, Voldaren Pariah  Flip, Scrapheap Scrounger, Miasmic Mummy, Murderous Compulsion, Sinister Concoction, and Heir of Falkenrath  Flip all seem like they'd be solid additions.

ODDIOBLENDER on In the desert on a zombie safari with no name

1 month ago

I am building something similar at the moment and you just solved an early creature issue for me, so thank you! plus one.

I would recommend Plague Belcher as it is a solid three drop and you have plenty of zombies that benefit you from dying. You also need some threat removal. I would recommend Murderous Compulsion or Murder if you can't afford/trade for Fatal Push.

ClockGear on Zombies on bicycles (Amonkhet Standard)

1 month ago

Louie, I know of madness, and I play 2x Murderous Compulsion, but it still counts as discard. Here is a part of the rules for Madness: "When you play a card with madness, it still counts as being discarded, but it doesn't actually get to your graveyard before you play it. That means your opponent can't remove it "in response" to stop you from playing the spell with something like Cremate or Steamclaw. Abilities such as Megrim's and Confessor's that trigger on a card being discarded, however, will still trigger. If you choose not to play a card with madness when it's discarded, it goes to your graveyard. You don't get another chance to play it later."

Zaueski on Grixis Cycling

1 month ago


Mostly it's the card disadvantage. I'd rather cycle than discard valuable cards. The only exception for that rule is Lightning Axe because of its efficiency in killing stuff. Playing with Call the Bloodline would mean restructuring a lot of the deck to include more madness cards so I don't constantly 2 for 1 myself.

The strength of this deck comes from the fact that I usually don't have to spend a card to do my things. The ideal boardstate (which I usually achieve), allows me to pay 2 mana to make a 2/2 Flying token, debuff my opponent's board, and Scry 1 and draw a card. Keeping cards in hand then becomes one of the most difficult things to achieve. So I have purposefully stayed away from the creature route with Olivia, Mobilized for War, madness spells like Murderous Compulsion because of the conditional nature of the madness card.

The last reason I don't like Call the Bloodline is because a 1/1 Lifelink vampire isn't going to win me the game. Drakes are really good because of a lack of big flyers to prey on them. Oftentimes, I can attack with one or two Drakes with impunity while I leave 3-4 more behind to block because everyone is playing non-flying creatures. If the vampires flew instead of gaining life then maybe, if they did both, then I'd probably run it but the card just falls short one too many counts. It doesn't replace the card, the tokens are non-evasive, and there's not enough good madness payoff which leads to 2 for 1s on myself.

Zaueski on Mardu Amonkhet Discard

1 month ago

Have you considered Murderous Compulsion over Murder? If you've got the discard outlets that you claim work really well then this is a strict upgrade

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