Sadistic Hypnotist


Format Legality
Pre-release Legal
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Vintage Legal
Casual Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Pauper 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

Leptys on Gitrog Dredge Combo [Primer]

1 month ago


Hello, and thank you for the kind words!

Nath's pros lie in that his ability can be used as a combo piece with discard (especially Sadistic Hypnotist and Possessed Portal) which supports his staxy game plan, but Gitrog has potential as a staxy deck with Strip Mine recursion and Death Cloud effects paired with land recursion, followed by pure Gitrog beats or something like Helm of Obedience as the wincon. A brew with some combo routes was made a couple months back if you're interested: Frog Stax.

As far as you Zur list is concerned, I honestly have nothing too big to add. Mox Diamond and Mana Vault are both rocks that you should definitely run for their massive tempo gain in the early turns though. Lotus Petal is great too, but not too compulsory in a deck like this. Sensei's Divining Top of course is also a super good add, but I can see if you prefer not running it. For some extra enchantment toolbox synergy, Flash + Academy Rector for Omniscience is always pretty damn good, and Rector is fine in that you can use it to find other chants as well if you feel like it and it can also be reanimated with all the reanimation spells. Speaking of reanimating Rector, I also recommend bounce spells like Cyclonic Rift or Winds of Rebuke to do tons of things whenever you need to (such as bouncing an Animate Dead off of Rector).

Geralf_Cecani on Looking for fun control edh ...

1 month ago

And aristocrats can also be a very fun deck type to play. Endrek Sahr, Master Breeder and Teysa, Orzhov Scion, along with cards like Attrition or Sadistic Hypnotist. Don't forget Dictate of Erebos too

multimedia on Meren of Clan Nel Toth

1 month ago

Hey, very insightful deck description, haha. Nice budget version.

I suggest some one drop mana dorks which let you cast Meren as early as turn three. Birds of Paradise, Llanowar Elves, Elvish Mystic and Elves of Deep Shadow. If you aren't using these dorks to ramp then use them as sac fodder to build experience counters faster.

Thragtusk is good value. Rune-Scarred Demon or Razaketh, the Foulblooded are nice top-end with Meren. Sadistic Hypnotist is a great free sac outlet.

Drew_64 on Please help refocusing my deck.

1 month ago


I have a Meren deck which is my "most worked on deck", but aside from the engine of the deck slowly wearing people down, the "one turn" win-cons are all variants of Nim Deathmantle loops, making it pretty fragile if that piece gets removed.

To try and break this up, i threw in Bloodchief Ascension, Nath of the Gilt-Leaf, and Sadistic Hypnotist as a way to speed up the engine, to bring people low enough to be finished off.The problem is that this is feels very "thrown in", and apart from bloodchief ascension, the other two cards are pretty "meh" on thier own.

Can anyone advise either ways to make the main "combos" more robust (assuming the deathmantle gets exiled for example) or suggest some similar loops that are on theme for a reanimation feel?

Also recommendations on cards to cut in favour of suggestions is super useful too.

current combos:

Ashnod's Altar + Nim Deathmantle + Grave Titan or Mitotic Slime (+ 2 mana or a creature) generates infinite mana.This can be followed up with any of the following:

Spicy merenade

Commander / EDH Drew_64


SlavicGhaespar on Hapatra, Poison Snakes

2 months ago

Melira seems like a nonbo with deck theme, but since you run Primus maybe you can exploit atleast that interaction by adding some sac outlet, razaketh, the foulblooded , Sadistic Hypnotist, Varolz, the Scar-Striped, Yahenni, Undying Partisan, Viscera Seer, Ashnod's Altar all work pretty great

DarkStarStorm on Lie, Steal, Cheat, and SURVIVE!

2 months ago

XenonKitten Being in blue doesn't mean that I have to run counterspells. Most Breya, Oloro, and Atraxa decks don't run counters and they operate just fine. Also, the ability to fling most of my board at my opponent at instant speed with deters any combo being directed at me. The deck doesn't need to counter boardwipes or big fatties, so combos are literally the only reason to ever want a counter. Even so, it's easy to save Vindictive Lich, Death Cloud, Torment of Hailfire, or Sadistic Hypnotist until you know that the combo player has pieces in hand. Or, since this deck can play an aggressive role so well, just stomp the Johnny before he can set up his win condition. Counterspells are not a necessity in multiplayer commander (in fact, they're usually pretty bad in a four-player format).

hoardofnotions on *HELP* Vampires first EDH deck tribal

3 months ago


I think you could cut glacial chasm and ice floe

Maybe add Maze of Ith or Thaumatic Compass  Flip

Revoke Existence/Fate Forgotten could be Forsake the Worldly or Return to Dust. I think the instant speed is worth the extra mana

cut distress, single card discard in commander is hard to use effectivly. If you want this type of effect add Sadistic Hypnotist.

maybe cut Feast of Blood for another instant speed kill spell like Path to Exile or Murderous Cut

maybe cut Mardu Banner for Mind Stone or Hedron Archive.

swap Mortify/Unmake for Anguished Unmaking or Utter End

Cut Kalitas, Bloodchief of Ghet for being to expensive and not inpacting the board fast enough.

Add some sweet sweet card draw like, Night's Whisper, Read the Bones, Painful Truths, Phyrexian Arena.

Add some recurision like Phyrexian Reclamation, Sun Titan (maybe), Bishop of Rebirth (Definitly!)

Add some pump effects like Shared Animosity, Cathars' Crusade,

Kalitas, Traitor of Ghet is good, maybe find a spot for him over Mathas, Fiend Seeker maybe?

Well that's a lot of suggestions, if you'd like to debate any of them I'd be more than happy to!

Good luck spreading vampirism!

hfvalenz on ObNoxilous

3 months ago

I'd add Fleshbag Marauder and Slum Reaper as redundances of Merciless Executioner because the effect works great with your commander.

I'm sure you know these two, still, worths the mention: Cabal Coffers and maybe Urborg, Tomb of Yawgmoth to turn your nonbasics into swamps. Could prove interesting with Filth on your graveyard.

You can get more advantage of your commander's ability if you do the sacrifice: Typical sac outlets like Ashnod's Altar, Phyrexian Altar, Altar of Dementia, Carrion Feeder, Razaketh, the Foulblooded, Sadistic Hypnotist, Viscera Seer and also, sac fodder: Bloodghast, Bloodsoaked Champion, Nether Traitor, Reassembling Skeleton.

Also, what do you think about Horobi, Death's Wail?

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