Sadistic Hypnotist

Legality

Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Oathbreaker 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.

Sadistic Hypnotist Discussion

sub780lime on You Aren't Worth the Blood on My Shoes!

1 day ago

No worries, Byuante.

Westvale Abbey  Flip seems a bit win more in this deck and I think there are better token generation / outlet options to help enable your main win con of Vish Kal, Blood Arbiter . I almost prefer the added control offered by Sadistic Hypnotist .

Sword of the Animist seems a little out of place. I'd honestly replace that with Swiftfoot Boots to help with the protection package.

I see Reliquary Tower in the maybe board, but I would rather have Vedalken Orrery in here.

I'd prefer Merciless Eviction in place of one of the more targeted removals.

Just to throw it out there, Finale of Glory or Secure the Wastes could add a mana dump.

P.S. orzhov is not my strong suit :)

Lil_Kalki on Threnody for the Victims of Dementia

1 week ago

Thanks for your reply, lyonhaert!

I suppose that since this deck generally doesn’t want to be attacking in the first place, having given some thought I suppose Plaguecrafter is a better fit for the slot, and, whenever I get ahold of a Vesuva , Path of Ancestry seems like the logical cut. There only being 4 humans and/or minions does cut the chance to scry I suppose. Rings of Brighthearth honestly never slipped my mind but that’s pretty good. I’ll consider that interaction more, and see what else I can do with Rings.

Finally, I haven’t used Sadistic Hypnotist on myself before, but that seems like a pretty top-notch suggestion when I’m starving for spellbook effects and want to have something of mine die. Seems like a fair amount of “if”s but I could see it happening at some time. Deck’s been playing for a while now so really anything could go in terms of the realm of possibility. Lol

Oh, and Bog Initiate > Yahenni, Undying Partisan . I didn’t note the change yet but it’s happened.

lyonhaert on Threnody for the Victims of Dementia

1 week ago

Lil_Kalki,

Mirage Mirror , one of my favorite pet cards!

I would probably also end up picking Bog Initiate if I were running Ashnod's Altar , too. I ran the pair for a bit, but I'm going a bit of a token fuel route with Pawn of Ulamog / Sifter of Skulls with Dross Harvester and Pitiless Plunderer . Initiate also helps with Ancient Tomb / Sol Ring / Temple of the False God , of course.

"My opponent’s don’t tend to have a shortage of blockers..." In light of that, some alternatives to Hypnotic Specter : Liliana's Specter or Plaguecrafter , and work with Sangromancer all the better.

Also Vesuva could replace a Swamp, not just one of your nonbasics, because if nothing else it can be a Swamp. But of your nonbasics, Path of Ancestry only supports 4 of your cards, including Chainer, for only a rare scry 1. Has Ash Barrens been useful? I run fetchlands because of Rings of Brighthearth and it would turn that into ", discard Ash Barrens: Search my library for 2 Swamps and put them in my hand, shuffle library".

With three sources of "no maximum hand size", do you ever aim Sadistic Hypnotist at yourself as a discard outlet, or do you just not encounter a need to pitch something from your hand?

ZendikariWol on Kooopa Meren *Suggestions Appreciated*

3 weeks ago

Cut Suggestions:

Liliana, Heretical Healer  Flip is something I experimented with, but in the end all I could ever really do was activate her +, which is pretty weak in this deck. But my meta is pretty hard on planeswalkers. Maybe yours is more lenient, idk.

Lord of Extinction is sorta just weak here. I mean it combos great with Jarad, Golgari Lich Lord , but how often are you going to christmas-dreamland into both of those two? And Nighthowler is kinda just a worse Lord of Extinction .

I have played Sheoldred, Whispering One before and, like all of the praetors, all she does is get you targeted to death- especially if you can recur her.

Smothering Abomination and Grim Haruspex WILL draw you to death in a deck like this (a deck where you have no real wincon other than Plaguecrafter away your opponents' boards and chip in).

Deadbridge Chant 's randomness makes it pretty bad. You're aiming to have like 10 or 15 cards in your grave by the time you play this, it makes that number 25. 1 in 25 is not very good. Like the card is a decent value engine, but it's not likely to get you what you're looking for.

You have a lot of cards that I looked at and though ... "but you can get a creature to do that." Krosan Grip , Green Sun's Zenith , Reanimate , Grave Pact ? All have creature alternatives.

Suggestions for Adds:

Acidic Slime : flexible removal

Diligent Farmhand : okay ramp (see also Dawntreader Elk )

Farhaven Elf : better ramp

Phyrexian Delver : nice recursion- Reanimate on a body

Thragtusk : a BIG pillow to lie back against- five life and two blockers!

Treasure Keeper : good value

Veteran Explorer : never hurts to have the table on your side

Vindictive Lich : hits each opponent where it hurts

Wall of Blossoms : big-butt creature and a draw

Wurmcoil Engine : just insane

Hell's Caretaker : good recursion

Attrition : repeatable removal

Perilous Forays : repeatable ramp

Priest of Forgotten Gods : repeatable Plaguecrafter

Quagmire Druid : repeatable enchantment removal

Sadistic Hypnotist : repeatable hand hate

Thoughtpicker Witch : f.ck somebody's draws

Viscera Seer : free, instant-speed sac outlet, provides some card advantage

Vraska, Golgari Queen : + is great, - is great, and ult is insane

Deathreap Ritual : lots of draw

Savra, Queen of the Golgari : Grave Pact , but with a nicer mana cost, and the potential for recursion if it dies

Shadows of the Past : so. many. scries.

Zulaport Cutthroat : pings opponents to death, gains life

IAmTheWraith on "Who doesn't enjoy Capitalism?" with Teysa Karlov

4 weeks ago

Communists, that's who!

Firstly, I like the deck, but I do see some problems with the moving parts, and for that I'm here to help!

Butcher of Malakir has a really nice effect, but the mana cost is too much for the effect. I would recommend a different effect here, something like Sadistic Hypnotist or Carrion Feeder would fit well, being free sac outlets and all.

I also agree with everything hkhssweiss said and suggested, but I did want to focus out Butcher because I think there's rarely a place for it in any deck.

Cheers!

munky702 on Side's scratchbuilt Teysa deck

1 month ago

Yahenni, Undying Partisan , Sadistic Hypnotist , Ashnod's Altar , Phyrexian Altar and Altar of Dementia are great cards to have in the deck. Very useful to have free sac outlets in the deck.

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Sadistic Hypnotist occurrence in decks from the last year

Commander / EDH:

All decks: 0.02%

Black: 0.15%

Golgari: 0.2%