Sadistic Sacrament


Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Zendikar (ZEN) Rare

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Sadistic Sacrament


Kicker {{7}} (You may pay an additional {{7}} as you cast this spell.)

Search target player's library for up to three cards, exile them, then that player shuffles his or her library. If Sadistic Sacrament was kicked, instead search that player's library for up to fifteen cards, exile them, then that player shuffles his or her library.

Sadistic Sacrament Discussion

nickelphoenix on May We Never Part | Teysa Karlov EDH | PRIMER

4 weeks ago

Feldon's Cane follows in those footsteps

Another tactic I’ve seen is being very aggressive, offensive and proactive about it instead of reactive. This however once again relies on How well you know your play groups meta. In all honesty my main group does not see a great deal of GY hate. There is one strong Muldrotha deck and that’s about it. Graveyard love is not a common theme in the group so why should hate be there? However, if the meta sees a lot of GY hate then I really liked these very aggressive gems.

Sadistic Sacrament , Bitter Ordeal , Nightmare Incursion .

ohmless on Your Warped Devotion Disgust Me | *BOLAS PRIMER*

1 month ago

looks like you can produce lots of mana. Sadistic Sacrament perhaps? Also since you have a thievery build maybe consider Grip of Phyresis, and Corrupted Conscience. great deck. +1'ed

voidlurker on Erebos, the Opressor - MBC (Multiplayer)

2 months ago

Hey hkhssweiss, much thanks for the input! :)

I totally forgot that Vona's Hunger existed! :)) I'll have to watch how quickly I can get to 10 permanents.

I think I can try running Dismember; the -5/-5 is significant, compared to Sickening Shoal which might end up becoming a pitched Last Gasp most of the time. That one mana to pay can be a steep cost on when the game is down to the wire, but it lets me hit Atraxa, Edgar, and the like.

As for Extraplanar Lens, I'm actually going back and forth with it and Crypt Ghast, hence I haven't unsleeved my Snow-Covered Swamp.

Extraplanar Lens gets me two-for-oned in my meta, even when I use it as a Bubbling Muck. I also have trouble making the most out of it because I run a lot of nonbasic lands. Crypt Ghast dies to the Pox effects and other removal spells but it gives me Extort and at least I don't lose a land when they respond to it. I used to run Nirkana Revenant too, along with Caged Sun but it was too high on the curve, so they got cut out.

I do want to run Contamination so that I have 2 functional copies of Infernal Darkness, but I don't have the creature support for it.

Sadistic Sacrament was once part of the deck, but I ended up being able to regularly pay for the Kicker cost, which made me rather unpopular. I switched to Praetor's Grasp and added multicolor mana rocks so it can also act as an "off-color" tutor. However, I do still bring it out when I'm playing in a cutthroat environment.

hkhssweiss on Vaevictis Asmadi, the Equalizer

2 months ago


Here might be some fun cards that can help you equalize the game :P

Praetor's Grasp, Sadistic Sacrament, Windgrace's Judgement, Etali, Primal Storm, Grave Betrayal, Crucible of Worlds, World Shaper, Sylvan Safekeeper, Withering Boon, Vandalblast

I would also recommend a little bit more ramp. Land ramp is better in the long run, but slower. While artifact ramp is faster but more prone to being destroyed.

Hope that helps and lemme know if ya like any help refining! :P

hkhssweiss on The Queen’s Accursed Control

2 months ago


Love the deck idea and build. +1 Just for that.

Here might be some card suggestion for interactions that you may find helpful.

Wear / Tear - Has been a staple card in my card choices whenever a R/W deck is involved.

Sudden Spoiling - Tech card that has been a lifesaver in multiple occasions. Especially in making hexproof creatures target-able.

Vona's Hunger - Same as above, but has multiple uses in disrupting board state.

Mindblade Render - A combat oriented Dark Confidant.

Twilight Prophet - Unsure if this might fit your bill, but it does help with card draw with no downsides but revealing your cards.

Praetor's Grasp - Funny to make them guess what card you took :P

Sadistic Sacrament - Quite an evil card and does interact.

Silence - Can really stop people, when they are going for a big turn. Cast on their upkeep.

Hope that helps, but definitely an interesting list!

hkhssweiss on Obsessed by Cruelty

3 months ago


To be honest, you can actually cut Infernal Darkness, and no you are not 'forced' to use the other enchantments or creatures. Sundial is just bad in this type of deck and can be cut immediately.

What a combo is when you use two cards that synergize to get a result that more than what the cards itself can do. An infinite combo is when two cards are used in conjunction to produce an effect that can loop itself thus repeating the result infinite times.

Contamination and Sundial has no synergy together, it essentially locks you down as well since your ending your turn and not allowing yourself to do any more interaction, you have to be able to break parity when you play cards. Ophiomancer is great and I would add that in. Same thing how Painful Quandary can work while taxing them. Additionally you would use cards like Mindtwist, Sudden Spoiling, Plaguecrafter, Mutilate, Syphon Mind, Persecute, Ob Nixilis, Unshackled, Praetor's Grasp, Sadistic Sacrament.

Plus they would fit your "Cruel" Theme :P

Lord_Grimm on Black/Red Group Slug

3 months ago

Creatures: Rakdos, Lord of Riots makes you jump through hoops to cast, then only really benefits creatures which you are light on. Although I love the flavor, it may be an upgrade target. Something like Vial Smasher the Fierce or Sire Of Insanity could keep the flavor but give better long term results.

Wall of Shadows The flavor is once again strong with this pick. However, it is the black Fog Bank. If creatures are a premium for you, it may be a slot. I don't have upgrades, just an observation.

Speaking of your creatures, over 90% cost 4+. You will need defense if unable to stay below suspicion. Which brings me to removal... Most of it is targeted or sorcery. In the colors where you will make each opponent angry, you NEED the flexibility to remove when needed. Or the very least, remove everything (board wipe) to buy time, ie: Damnation, Blasphemous Act... cards like that will keep the board clear till you can play the big X spells FTW. Midnight Recovery only targets your grave, which will most likely not have a target. Possibly Animate Dead or Beacon of Unrest would be a better fit. Sadistic Sacrament will, at best, anger 1 opponent. Most likely the 1 who is the most ahead. Why turn that chair? Secondly, Stitch Together also only works for your grave, which will most likely be creature light given ~17% of your build are creatures in the grave. Cut or Killing Wave may be options? Artifacts are heavily reliant on a creature. There are several card slots that could be utilized to better punish opponents here. Enchantments: Wound Reflection and Stolen Strategy are amazing! The other 2 feel narrow only because they rely on you having creatures. A single board wipe, removal spell, etc will render these cards worthless. Lastly, lands... this is a controversial topic I typically do not comment on via TO. I'll remain brief, but currently with a avg CMC of 3.63 and most of your spells costing 4+ or are X spells 37 lands feels low. 39 may be better. Although fetches don't add to much in EDH, they do offer choice and remove dead land draws later. More dual options could be helpful too. Lastly Urborg, Tomb of Yawgmoth, Cabal Coffers, Command Tower, Tainted Peak & Badlands are just to name a few. In closing, I love what this build is trying to do. Playing the player is very next level, even though it creates fast enemies. Preparing for the backlash that comes with being 'that player' will increase both win and fun. Believe me. You may not win every game, but you'll have a great time seeing everyone squirm. Keep up the dirty work. There is always the most filthy of them all... Suicide Rakdos. :)

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Sadistic Sacrament occurrence in decks from the last year

Commander / EDH:

All decks: 0.03%

Black: 0.07%

U/B (Dimir): 0.11%