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.
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Sadistic Sacrament Discussion
13 hours ago
I know you stated you dont like infinite combos die to tutors, but you can still run combos without tutors. With said Helm of Obedience + Leyline of the Void is an infinite mill combo. Regardless if you want to run the combo or not i would still run Leyline of the Void to exile opponents stuff when you mill it.
One card i absolutely love is Sadistic Sacrament the triple black might be a tad steep bit i think ot is still worth it. Making yourself able to pick and choose which cards you want out of an opponents deck is invaluable, especially if they are playing combo and you know their pieces.
Thats all i got for now.
3 weeks ago
On the eldritch evolution note Kitchen Finks is a staple for a reason, and running some chord and Melira, Sylvok Outcast makes it a silly combo deck. Otherwise, I'd be splashing green for Collected Company and graveyard shenanigans. Seeing that meta, test sideboard Mimic Vat. It interrupts persist with an exile trigger on your opponent's turn (they can still combo in theirs) and if you can kill a big creature from regular tron it stalls the game neatly, dodging all is dust. YMMV against weirder tron setups. If you're more of a traditionalist Shadow of Doubt completely stops Expedition Map, Chord of Calling etc to help prevent setup. Bitter Ordeal is your ideal anti combo tool here- if you're prepared to ditch that gravecrawler and seer early you can remove a player's tron, or just a bunch of differently named key cards. If you do go G/B infinite sacrifice combo, it lets you exile a players' library. Sadistic Sacrament does work, but many other options have the 'nonland' listing.
This does play a little against your gameplan though as most of it doesn't come with attached bodies, so you should watch out for that tempo loss. I'd probably run whip SB against a less combo-y meta, to swap with bitterblossom or creatures. You aren't running Gray Merchant of Asphodel to nuke an opponent and swing back the life totals, and aren't losing too much life to anything bar bitterblossom, so its pretty much a per matchup basis.
3 weeks ago
When I build EDH combo decks I have this personal criteria that I try to follow that I call the Sadistic Sacrament Rule. Basically, it's a thought experiment that goes, "If an opponent was able to take any three cards they wanted out of my deck, do I still have a game plan?" It's a criteria that can occasionally run counter to optimization, but it tends to work out for me. The more redundancy and synergy I can build into the deck, the better. Decks with very linear game plans don't work for me; my horrible luck means that I tend to draw the worst starting hands and top-decks imaginable, so those decks usually fall apart and under-perform when I pilot them.
1 month ago
Yeah ok i got those cards in sets of two and i added 2 Sadistic Sacrament for the combo decks that come around
1 month ago
Librudder, this deck is awesome. I played 6 games yesterday against 75% decks. Won 3 just like that (one of them with a 4 card keep), was stopped mid combo by Faerie Macabre targeting LED in one, stopped by an Altar of the Brood trigger in another (milled a LED) and lost 1 due to unanswered mass ld (got hit with Sadistic Sacrament, too, but still had outs until the LD happened).
I really really like Baby Jace. Really smoothed out early game for me and helped some in PW mode. I can definitely see Hurkyll's Recall in the deck, but I really don't know what to take out for it.
I like Chromatic Star because for 1 mana extra it can make Vamp Tutor relevant on your combo turn. I can't pull this off with Mishra's Bauble, hence my suggestion to cut it for Chalice. Wildest Dreams seems kind of expensive both mana and tempo wise.
1 month ago
1 month ago
Reliquary Tower doesnt do anything besides gives you a colourless mana would better be used on a Ghost Quarters and Archive Trap or Shelldock Isle. Go for speed overall and think about creatures more for stalling, take out some of the high mana cost creatures and Bane Alley Broker, you want something like Serum Visions or Visions of Beyond for fast draws and creatures like Hedron Crab and Jace's Phantasm.
Crypt Incursion is a really cheap and extremely good card for keeping you alive long enough to mill an opponents deck. It also lets you hit Aeons Torn and other grave shuffle cards to give you a fighting chance against those decks once they're milled. Sideboarding Pithing Needle, Sadistic Sacrament or Tormod's Crypt is also a good idea against decks that will treat the graveyard like a second hand.
1 month ago
Mono black deckbuilder's toolbox is my big list of fun cards for mono-black. Profane Command is very powerful in lists like this and a very underrated card. Fatal Push is a no-brainer in my meta. Beseech the Queen can be very helpful if you want to run a 'silver bullets' type sideboard. I've had some fun testing Creakwood Liege/Bitterblossom/Bad Moon as a devotion list, especially as they move Gifted Aetherborn out of bolt range. Mimic Vat is amazingly powerful not just in the 'I have a killspell and get your creature' way, but also for disrupting graveyard shenanigans. Pithing Needle(plainswalker hate) and Ratchet Bomb(token/clutch enchantment hate) for similar reasons. I prefer Sadistic Sacrament to Lost Legacy, but I understand the choice.