Sadistic Hypnotist

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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Set Rarity
Duel Decks: Izzet vs. Golgari (DDJ) Uncommon
Odyssey (ODY) Uncommon

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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

Sadistic Hypnotist occurrence in decks from the last year

Commander / EDH:

All decks: 0.02%

Black: 0.15%

Golgari: 0.2%

Sadistic Hypnotist Discussion

xSKINCOLLECTORx on Funny prank - Your hand is gone

4 days ago

Sadistic Hypnotist, Augur of Skulls, Noxious Toad, Yarok's Fenlurker, Black Cat, Mind Slash, Oppression, most specter creatures, Dark Deal with Maralen of the Mornsong then stop them from tutoring somehow. like ob nixilis or i use stranglehold with red. i use these effects in a Shirei, Shizo's Caretaker deck

TDemers on No Time to Die Teysa [Primer]

1 week ago


In: Woe Strider, Out: Sadistic Hypnotist

In: Fetid Heath, Out: Plains

In: Living Death, Out: Butcher of Malakir

In: Toxic Deluge, Out: Vindicate

Reduced the average CMC from 3.10 to 3.03.

Last_Laugh on Misses Steal yo Stuff

1 week ago


Chaos Warp - Grixis' best answer to enchantments by far. Don't let Rest in Peace, Solemnity, etc. wreck your day.

Spark Double - Copies Marchesa for double Dethrone and this copy enters with a counter immediately protecting itself.


Sage of Fables - Card draw, immediately protects Marchesa, and it doubles as a combo piece with Ashnod's Altar and Flayer of the Hatebound.

Midnight Reaper - Grim Haruspex with life loss is a plus in Marchesa.

Oona's Blackguard - Opponent discard is amazing in Marchesa.

Sadistic Hypnotist - See above but on a free sac outlet.

Ramp:- Other than Obelisk (and Lantern if you need it) I'd drop your cost mana rocks. They don't ramp you into a drop commander whereas drop rocks will net you a turn 3 Marchesa.

Dimir Signet, Talisman of Indulgence, Talisman of Creativity, Talisman of Dominance are your best options on a budget.


Last One Standing is an excellent budget option for 3 mana.

Sac Outlets: Besides the ones I listed above.

Viscera Seer - Free sac outlet with scry.

Goblin Bombardment - 3/5 colors can't deal with enchantments very well.

Feel free to check out my list for ideas. Upvotes on any of my decks are appreciated. Every Masochist Needs a Marchesa To Love Them

Last_Laugh on Marchesa's Undead Army enCOUNTER

3 weeks ago

I have some suggestions for you. I'll try to keep things budget(ish) friendly and I'll break it down by category. If you want help suggesting cuts, just ask.

ETB/Death Abuse: Sage of Fables and Metallic Mimic allow you to abuse these triggers on everyone's turn instead of once per round. Sage also immediately protects Marchesa and doubles as an infinite combo piece with Ashnod's Altar and Flayer of the Hatebound.

Draw: Midnight Reaper and Grim Haruspex are amazing here. Baleful Strix is another option worth considering.

Discard: Oona's Blackguard and Sadistic Hypnotist help seal up games tighter than a Dolphin's butthole.

Feel free to check out my list for ideas. Upvotes on any of my decks are appreciated. Every Masochist Needs a Marchesa To Love Them

hecubus333 on Dungeon Warden of Omens

3 weeks ago

DrValium. Been a while and I've decided to entertain these suggestions. Specifically, I love the idea of using Sadistic Hypnotist. Can you explain how Skirge Familiar would interact if you have a moment? I don't see how it would be good. If just to discard my own cards for black Mana, then I don't think I could afford to add that card. My playgroup targets Grenzo quickly and I would need to keep a hand as well just in case. Unless I'm totally missing the real use of that card. Please help if you can spare a moment. Thanks again for these suggestions. I didn't mean to not respond, I was recovering from surgery and then got into a newer deck for a while. Really wanna get this one tuned better.

Thank you!

TDemers on No Time to Die Teysa [Primer]

4 weeks ago

KibaAlpha Excellent idea! I will certainly share my observations. Is there a particular deck of yours that you would appreciate some help with? I used to run a Sen Triplet deck and am actually intrigued and thinking of resurecting it as I have seen you are working on one.

Syr Konrad, the Grim I had in this deck initially but I cut him as he is not doing enough for 5 CMC. Woe Strider excites me since he is an instant speed free sac outlet that helps with draw quality. He is essentially a copy of Viscera Seer with the added bonus of creating a very expendable sac fodder and a limited use recursion mechanism at the cost of 2 extra mana. Woe Strider would be a replacement candidate for Sadistic Hypnotist if he doesn't perform well.

I'm not sure how I feel about Erebos, Bleak-Hearted and Athreos, Shroud-Veiled yet... Athreos is likely too high CMC to include.

KibaAlpha on No Time to Die Teysa [Primer]

4 weeks ago

Experience only goes so far when we take in the diversity of playgroups and LGS players. What seems foolish or silly to one person could be paying off huge for someone else.

If you are in to sharing observations I'm in particular interested in how Sadistic Hypnotist and Revel in Riches perform for you.

I did see Woe Strider as well as Syr Konrad, the Grim as possible cards. I opted out as Woe Strider is a EBT and the scry I could get from Warteye Witch. Syr Konrad, the Grim intrigued me but I couldn't get past his 5 cmc.

TDemers on No Time to Die Teysa [Primer]

1 month ago

Thanks KibaAlpha as always.

Pitiless Plunderer I am going to keep for now, I feel it is an extremely powerful value engine in this deck that can power up a Reassembling Skeleton, for example, with multiple recursions without going infinite.

I agree with you on Revel in Riches but I like the idea of having an alternate wincon in the deck in case someone goes out of control with lifegain or something similar.

Butcher of Malakir I almost cut last round of edits but decided to leave him in since my local meta is really creature heavy right now, he will get cut when I see it shifting.

Also agree with Sadistic Hypnotist, he will draw alot of hate and is one of my worst sac outlets being at sorcery speed only. I'm hoping to trigger his ability a few times before taking him out of deck.

Only point I disagree with is the Deathgreeter vs Solemn Simulacrum recommendation. I don't see the value of Deathgreeter, there are already at least 6 other cards that trigger lifegain on death (aristocrats), and Solemn Simulacrum provides so much value, especially with Teysa Karlov on the board. Recur him with Mimic Vat or Nim Deathmantle for aggressive ramping.

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