Sadistic Hypnotist


Format Legality
Noble Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Vintage Legal
Casual Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase 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

SlavicGhaespar on Hapatra, Poison Snakes

15 hours 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!

3 days 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

1 month 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

1 month 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?

chirz2792 on Time to die

1 month ago

Carrion Feeder and Yahenni, Undying Partisan are both good sac outlets. Also Sadistic Hypnotist can be brutal. Purphoros, God of the Forge is always dangerous with a commander who makes tokens.

hfvalenz on Athreos Deck (plz halp)

1 month ago

I strongly agree with PartyJ on the land count and even go further, because WB can be slow on ramp, you need mana rocks:

On the ramp side, there are a few things that can get you lands, but some can be expensive:

Also, any deck running black should include Urborg, Tomb of Yawgmoth + Cabal Coffers and maybe, Expedition Map to find them.

Besides all the above in my opinion this deck needs a direction on what you want to do with it, namely answering the questions What does this deck do? and How does it wins by doing that?

I also sort of agree with shaftdiggity's suggestion. Since your commander has a low CMC, and also is not very easy to deal with, you can rely on him staying on the battlefield and using his ability to get your creatures back from your graveyard. So, one way to go is by searching for creatures with relatively low CMC and/or good Enter the Battlefield effects, combined with Sacrifice Outlets.

These are some ETB examples:

These need to be used with an available Sac Outlet:

The way to play these cards goes like this: As they enter the battlefield, their first ability triggers and you get to exile somethin. Then, in response (or when the ability is on the stack but hasn't resolved yet you sacrifice the creature. Hence, the second ability will go to the stack, but since the first one hasn't resolved yet, there is nothing to return from exile. The first ability will then resolve, exiling something permanently.

Some good Sac Outlets exmples:

Forcing your opponents to sacrifice with you is very good:

zaerox12345 on Meren's Toolbox of Undeath

2 months ago

Sadistic Hypnotist says you can't sac a creature just any time you want, you have to do it on your turn on your main phase. He is actually extremely good for what I am doing.

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