Sadistic Sacrament


Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Custom Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Oathbreaker 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

SakuraStorm on Shhh, its an Eldrazi Party {Primer}

3 days ago

Okay, i found a few things i'd take out:


  • Endless Atlas Black has way better options to draw cards.
  • Underworld Connections Is funny, as you can enchant your opponents lands, but i don't think that was the plan here. Generally slows you down by 1 mana when used, which is bad, even with untapping effects, it's still not good.
  • Arguel's Blood Fast  Flip This also slows you down a lot and pays off way too late.
  • Dark Prophecy Your opponents can pretty much always see this coming, and it relies on a setup.
  • Priest of Forgotten Gods Also slow and relying on a dozen conditions, is a creature though.
  • The Elderspell You're not running PWs, so you can't fully make use of it's effects.
  • Abhorrent Overlord Sadly it's not devotion for colorless :(
  • Inverter of Truth I know this guy's an eldrazi, but this is sort of anti-synergetic with your deck.

Here's the cards i'd take in.

This is some of the best carddraw black has to offer and in the entire game, makes your deck faster and more consistent in getting these eldrazi running:


Depending on your playgroup and since you mentioned liking long games, here's a favorite when you've got trouble dealing with that combo.deck:

Sadistic Sacrament or Hymn to Tourach

Hope that helped ;)

hkhssweiss on Tenebu's Gravedigging Tendencies | Primer

2 weeks ago

Hey Vlasiax, thank you for your comment! I have thought of running Cruel Celebrant before, but at the moment I don't have enough slots open enough for it to test and at my current meta it's not needed. If I run into more Sadistic Sacrament , Praetor's Grasp , Extract type of cards in my meta than I will consider running it in.

Edgar Aristocrats is fun, you can definitely be running some synergy, tbh it will be an interesting build for sure, but I am unsure exactly how many playable vampires there will be. Is there a reason you want to play Edgar aristocrats instead of lets say Alesha, Who Smiles at Death ?

wallisface on Mono Black Eradication

4 weeks ago

Some thoughts:

I think you’re probably better running Sadistic Sacrament over Cranial Extraction . It’s less mana and lets you be much more specific with how you neuter their deck. Also, if the game drags on, you can ‘ult’ it and just win by them milling.

Looking at your creatures, i’m really not sure what you’re trying to achieve here. They’re all such high CMCs that they’re never going to see play. I feel like you honestly need to ditch all these and start afresh with a mana curve and gameplan in mind - you don’t really want more than 3-4 cards at cmc 4 or above, the vast majority should all be 3cmc or less (making sure you can still reliably cast stuff on at least turn 2)... as is your never going to get to put these cards into play before your opponents already won.

griffstick on The oathbreaker commander ideas forum

1 month ago

I have 2 built already. I have,

Kiora, the Crashing Wave and Fog , it's a deck that tries to get her emblem out to win. Here's the deck for your viewing pleasure click here.

Daretti, Ingenious Iconoclast and Slaughter Games it's a combo killer deck, it wins through grinding out a game and melting them. If I'm up against no blue decks I switch to Sadistic Sacrament and if I'm against no combo decks I switch to Rakdos Charm . Here's the deck for your viewing pleasure click here too.

Funkydiscogod on How to make people stop playing Ad Nauseam

1 month ago

I think Ad Nauseam has only two cards that can kill you: Lightning Storm , Laboratory Maniac .

If you can resolve a Sadistic Sacrament , that should be game.

ParadoxRift on My Deck

3 months ago

Deck seems like fun!

Here are a few suggestions:

  • If you are looking to make this deck do its thing more often, I would recommend playing more 1-cost mana creatures like Birds of Paradise . These let you cast your spells a turn earlier which is really good!

  • Even though I really like Sadistic Sacrament , the fact that it costs 3 black mana and doesn't make a direct impact to the battlefield makes it a little bit awkward.

  • I would also play more dual lands like the Blooming Marsh you have so that you can have the right colors of mana more often. I see you have a Hissing Quagmire in the side and it would be fine to just have it in the main board in my opinion.

  • It never hurts to have a full 15-card sideboard, so might as well throw in 3 more random cards to fill it up! If you want ideas on specific options, try putting cards into the sideboard that are really good against some decks but not necessarily very good against others, like ways to exile the graveyard, more ways to destroy enchantments and artifacts, ways to take cards away from your opponent's hand or ways to kill creatures.

  • Lastly, since there are many different one-of creatures in the deck, a few copies of Chord of Calling can help you get the ones you need when you need them.

Of course, since this is a casual deck, no need to make changes if you don't want to. These changes could help make the deck more powerful though if that is what you are looking for :)

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

4 months 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 .

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