Murderous Compulsion


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

Zaueski on Grixis Cycling

3 days ago

I don't like Nahiri's Wrath in this deck, despite the discard theme, that is actually the deck's least favorite thing to do. That's why pretty much every discard spell also comes with draw attached to it. It is first and foremost a Control deck and that means spending most of the game with a full hand. Avacyn's Judgment suffers from the same problem as Murderous Compulsion of not having enough instant speed discard outlets. Adding more of those hurts the control package and so I've elected to leave them out.

As for turning it into a midrange/aggro deck... I mean maybe you could... But why? Control is so much more fun xD In all seriousness, if you want to go the aggro route I wouldn't use Drake Haven or Faith of the Devoted. They're too slow, instead look to things like the new heckbent cards and the old R/B madness decks from Shadows over Innistrad

Zaueski on Grixis Cycling

3 days ago


Murderous Compulsion is a good card, but I don't have near enough discard outlets at instant speed to include it. It also doesn't deal with the gods or Gideon as Thylian1 pointed out. Trespasser's Curse is to deal with Copycat combo, yes they can remove it but it usually gives me the extra couple turns needed to gain a firm control of the board. Fevered Visions was very seriously considered, but it's already bad in control shells because of how long the games go and I'll rarely get the upside with so much of the meta switching to Heckbent Strategies featuring Hazoret the Fervent. I'd sooner run Horribly Awry than Deny Existence but Essence Scatter is just such a cleaner answer even if it fails to exile the card. Unsubstantiate is decent, but I still think the current list is stronger. Grasp of Darkness is difficult to cast, but it still just does so much that I can't afford to cut it.

Drakender on Grixis Cycling

3 days ago

Would you consider playing Murderous Compulsion or Sinister Concoction vs Grasp of Darkness, both can be instants, but, Grasp of Darkness is less synergic and cost 2B, but I understand that gods... Consider also Bedlam Reveler, it sould be easy to cast with your actual version.. Not sure about trepasser's curse, I think you can already deal with creatures, maybe Fevered Visions or Cataclysmic Gearhulk instead for control matchups... For Essence Scatter, you'll use it for big creatures, I suggest, you Grasp of Darkness go there or better would be Unsubstantiate or Deny Existence...

ruy343 on Hedron Homework

1 week ago

This is probably really late, but I'm trying Hedron Alignment out as well. With all the discard you've got going on, are you sure that you don't want to run a few more spells or creatures with the "madness" mechanic, rather than your spirits? Asylum Visitor might work well for this deck, since you have a lot of discard outlets without opportunities to draw. From Under the Floorboards, Gisa's Bidding, Murderous Compulsion and Just the Wind could also give you some breathing room. Nagging Thoughts could help you find and discard your Hedron Alignments faster. Heck, you could even play with Welcome to the Fold, since you have so many ways to discard already built in.

Just some food for thought.

Ekaan92 on BR Vampire Madness

4 weeks ago

Cool deck,

Personally I-'d remove Markov Crusader & Twins of Maurer Estate ,Voldaren Duelist Since imo they are too slow and don't further your gameplan too much, I'd also remove 3x Call the Bloodline . And put Malevolent Whispers & Murderous Compulsion into the sideboard since they are situational depending on the matchup, and replace them with Lightning Axe & Alms of the Vein.

If you can afford this card on your budget I would definitly recommend Metallic Mimic, Push your Stromkirk Condemned to 4x, remove Olivia's Bloodsworn for 2x more heir of falkenraths. Unlicensed Disintegration Is also good, Since hard removal is always good, Also Asylum Visitor Is a great card if you are going the no cards in hand route

Also Insolent Neonate Is one of the best vampires in standard IMO

A bit more expensive vampires that I would recommend is

Olivia, Mobilized for War, Drana, Liberator of Malakir Falkenrath Gorger

Bomat Courier Is also a great card, although not a vampire so no points for flavor there hehe. Also Isn't a bad removal card, although it's expensive

Also as a general rule of thumb I'd say try to have more copies of a card than 1x-2x since you want your draws to be consistent.

Just my two cents, B/R Vampires are really cool imo!

Panas on EDH Stuff

4 weeks ago

I am sorry to say that blue cannot be played with your current commander. Her identity is B/R so no U allowed. If you still wish to remain within the vampire tribe for your commander there exists Garza Zol, Plague Queen :)

You could forego U and stick to rakdos colours, while not loosing much in terms of flavour (although you do miss on the strength of Counterspells).

As the deck is still an incomplete list, I can't see exactly where you want to go with it, but I would point you towards "Hellbent" as a keyword to look for besides madness.

From the cards selected so far, I can certainly tell you that Alchemist's Greeting and Alms of the Vein will be underwhelming at best. You shouldn't include cards just because they have an interesting keyword on them. Evaluate their power level both within the format's context as well as individually per effect (as though the keyword didn't exist). Take Murderous Compulsion as an example. It's an ok card standalone, and quite brilliant with madness. Both times, the effect is costed wisely and it's potent.

ghoul_Legion on Corrupted Sisters

4 weeks ago

Pharika's Cure is bad

Tablet of the Guilds is bad

Spectral Procession is amazing in soul sister deck.

Lone Rider  Flip is great also.

Bloodbond Vampire -1 and add another ajani pridemate

Go for the Throat instead of doomblade + sunlance

Murderous Compulsion & Oppressive Rays are bad could be replaced with Stasis Snare

That would be a start. :) goodluck mate!

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