Sadistic Hypnotist

Legality

Format Legality
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage 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
Duel Decks: Izzet vs. Golgari (DDJ) Uncommon
Odyssey (ODY) Uncommon

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Sadistic Hypnotist

Creature — Human Minion

Sacrifice a creature: Target player discards two cards. Play this ability only any time you could play a sorcery.

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Sadistic Hypnotist Discussion

Bricksolr on Sweet Mother, Sweet Mother...

4 days ago

There's a lot of stuff here which is good, but I don't want to dish out $20+ for ex. Phyrexian Altar

There's also stuff on here like Jokulhaups and Sadistic Hypnotist which I probably should play, but this deck already draws a lot of hate from my playgroup, so I would rather not destroy all lands and make people discard their entire hand.

I actually have never seen Ogre Battledriver in a list before, but it looks sick here because of the haste.

I also like the idea of Falkenrath Aristocrat, I dismissed it initially, but I am now realizing I don't have enough sac outlets in the deck.

The other stuff I seemed okay to me, but not quite good enough to make the cut. Thanks for the suggestions Last_Laugh.

HarrisonHarry on Infernal Kirin

6 days ago

Geier Reach Sanitarium can be good with all the bonuses you get when opponents discard cards. Also Sadistic Hypnotist is bomb dawg

DarkStarStorm on Lie, Steal, Cheat, and SURVIVE!

1 week ago

Discussion question: What do you think as Bontu the Glorified as a sac outlet? I hold the opinion that it's one of the worst options, but maybe it's better than Sadistic Hypnotist? It's a Zulaport Cutthroat and Viscera Seer in one card, but you have to pay... Ready? Set? DISCUSS!

Last_Laugh on Sweet Mother, Sweet Mother...

1 week ago

This is a really good start. Got quite a few suggestions though as I have a very similar take on Marchesa that I've been playing for several years now.

First, creatures. Drana, Liberator of Malakir is great here as an alternate way to get counters on your team. Falkenrath Aristocrat is a hasty sac outlet and really good here. Oona's Blackguard and Metallic Mimic to get some more +1+1 counter love in here. Vindictive Lich and Sadistic Hypnotist for more hand hate. Haste is also huge and gives +1+1 counters sooner, consider Ogre Battledriver, Anger, and/or Urabrask the Hidden (and Hall of the Bandit Lord).

Artifacts - Talisman of Indulgence, Phyrexian Altar,

Enchantments and Instants- Look good

Sorceries - Jokulhaups and maybe some tutors like Diabolic Intent.

Anyways, feel free to check out my list for ideas. Feedback, upvotes, and ideas on any of my decks is appreciated. He who controls the Spice controls the Spice Girls

Osbert on Baby Come Back

3 weeks ago

Yeah we have very similar builds, but you are missing all of the fun Disco action with cards like Oppression, Painful Quandary, Words of Waste, and Necrogen Mists. Make it hurt with some Liliana's Caress, Megrim, and Raiders' Wake (I'm only using the latter because it's self activated). I thought Muldrotha was the perfect leader for my mass collection of elves so Nath of the Gilt-Leaf and Sadistic Hypnotist (honorary elf) fit in my list quite easily and cause people an abundance of pain. Also I'm surprised not many people are catching on... but every Muldrotha deck needs a Primal Surge because who doesn't like puking 1/3 of their deck into play for 10 mana. On a similar note, Genesis Wave also works, but its a bit more recursion friendly as you just mil the instants and sorceries.

Last_Laugh on Muldrotha's Madhouse - No Infinite

1 month ago

Got a few more games in today and went 1-2. 2 games I lost were both due to creatures (sorta). 1st loss was to a Rite of Replication copying Frost Titan that kept 6/7 of my lands tapped down and 2nd loss was to a very early Sheoldred, Whispering One in an Endrek Sahr, Master Breeder deck followed by Phyrexian Altar and Sadistic Hypnotist to seal the game.

Squirrel_of_War on Death Pits of Nel Toth

1 month ago

@ZendikariWol Thanks, that helps a lot. I'll respond in order of your comment.

-Greater Good is an excellent card but not amazing in here so I will consider cutting it and possibly replace it with Sadistic Hypnotist since I would like to have a 'free' sac outlet in place of it.

-Massacre Wurm is amazing and with a few ways to double his triggered ability he is even better so he has to stay. That artwork too!

-Shriekmaw is in there because he can get rid of stuff and get me an experience counter. He is a bit narrow but I count it as 2 CMC and I'm trying to reduce my curve. I will definitely consider cutting it though.

-Rune-Scarred Demon is so great, I always cheat him in and he wins me the game if I'm recurring him every turn or doubling his ETB ability. Can't cut it.

-Deathrite Shaman was recently added and I'm not 100% sold on him yet. I like that it's grave hate and I'm anticipating Muldrotha, the Gravetide is going to be a huge presence after Dominaria comes out. I may Swap him for Agent of Erebos depending how the meta changes.

-Walking Ballista is only in there because I recently added in Protean Hulk and Ballista allows for me to infinite combo win. that whole group of 5 cards is just on a trial period for the time being so Ballista may end up coming out of the deck. (see most recent update)

-Mazirek, Kraul Death Priest is in as a combo piece, he lets persist creatures return to the battlefield indefinitely. He is also good for going wide but that is rarely my strategy. He is staying for the time being.

-Grave Titan is 10/10 on 3 bodies for 6 CMC. He is on par with Wurmcoil Engine (which used to be in here). He is staying for now.

-Xiahou Dun, the One-Eyed is a super star, he gets ANY black card so I can play cards like Entomb, Damnation, Living Death, even Contamination, more than one time. The self sac is a bonus.

I see your reasoning behind running more cards that don't require sacrifice to do things. My reason behind having cards that can self sacrifice is I want to be able to get value from the creatures without relying on a sac outlet. In my meta a sac outlet will usually not last long because they know it will end badly for them if it stays on the battlefield. Another reason is I decided to go with an ETB theme, Panharmonicon and Strionic Resonator make them even better. Depending on how stupid my board state gets I sometime have quadruple triggers for every ETB.

Where on earth is Reclamation Sage? I opted to go with Manglehorn since there are some lighning fast decks in my meta that rely heavily on artifact ramp and another arch nemesis I have is Memnarch.

I'm going to break the deck down and see if I will include some of your suggestions. The ones I'm currently considering are:

-Vindictive Lich - literally bought this card a week ago with the intention of putting it in but couldn't decide what to replace.

-Wurmcoil Engine - was in here before might be in here again.

-Deathreap Ritual - love this card just took it out a while back but maybe I'll put it back in since it's so goo with Strionic Resonator.

-Archfiend of Depravity - I tried it out briefly, if the art was better I'd put it in immediately. Still might though.

-Thragtusk - great card but I'm not a fan of the artwork.

Thanks again for the comments and the +1! Keep an eye out for the updated list in a day or two.

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