Sickening Dreams


Format Legality
Noble Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Vintage Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Premium Deck Series: Graveborn Uncommon
Torment Uncommon

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Sickening Dreams


As an additional cost to play Sickening Dreams, discard X cards.

Sickening Dreams deals X damage to each creature and each player.

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Sickening Dreams Discussion

Chickens_are_awesome on The best budget edh deck ever!!! Only $20!!!!!

2 weeks ago

I did not think of that, your idea would work but I want to kill people with Sickening Dreams so I think ways to prevent the damage like Glacial Chasm is what I should add.

dhoby87 on Ad Nauseam Doomsday Zur

3 weeks ago

So glacial clasm and Sickening Dreams is bad?

Sleazebag on #SorryNotSorry

1 month ago

Pypoh: Multiple avenues to go with this deck, but the easiest ones would be:

Angel's Grace + Ad Nauseam to draw your entire deck, then Sickening Dreams for 40-70 damage which usually kills everyone.

Another would be Lim-Dul's Vault, pay tons of life, put either Vizkopa Guildmage or Children of Korlis (the one you are missing), activate Vizkopa a few times, sac children of korlis, gain tons of life, all opponents die.

Panas on EDH Stuff

3 months ago

As for discard outlets consider including the following:

Try to focus the deck a little bit more, and we can work this out.

StopShot on Help generating infinite colored/red mana ...

4 months ago

My deck:

I've been having trouble lately landing infinite combos with Alesha who Smiles at Death. The combos I like pulling off involve the graveyard and work very well to my liking, but heavily fall apart to cards like Leyline of the Void, Rest in Peace, etc.

To counteract this I'm trying to go infinite with cards that don't use the graveyard, but many of those combos I've been finding very highly unsatisfactory. Instead I've came up with a new approach. If I can generate an infinite combo the produces infinite red or colored mana and I have either Blasting Station or Goblin Bombardment I can cast and sacrifice my commander, Alesha, Who Smiles at Death, infinite times killing my opponents. I'm just unfamiliar with infinite mana-combos in my colors that also don't use the graveyard. Any ideas? (Skip past the break below if you aren't going to ask whether I've tried a speific non-infinite mana combo.)


Extra: List of Non-Graveyard combos that I've already tried and won't reconsider. (Please don't recommend I try these. I've used many of them before already, and they're not reliable enough to my liking.)

Splinter Twin + Village Bell-Ringer Cons: I have to wait a round of turns after drawing Bell-Ringer after drawing it to mitigate summoning sickness before going infinite. I'd rather have something more instantaneous so I have more options to choose from when deciding to go off.

Kiki-Jiki, Mirror Breaker + Village Bell-Ringer Cons: Kiki-Jiki is pretty clunky to cast and you can't rely on him to sit a full round of turns without him getting removed.

Ad Nauseam + Angel's Grace + Sickening Dreams OR Mana Geyser + Reiterate OR Dualcaster Mage + Heat Shimmer Cons: You have to cast all combo pieces at once rather than set up over a few turns in advance which requires usually completely tapping out. Also if the combo is thwarted it's too much trouble in Mardu colors to recur instants and sorceries from graveyard back to hand just to reset it.

Teysa, Orzhov Scion + Darkest Hour + Goblin Bombardment Cons: I've tried pretty hard to make this combo work, but for some reason having an extra creature to sacrifice makes this combo a little too unreliable for my liking.

Helm of Obedience + Rest in Peace OR Alesha, Who Smiles at Death + Master of Cruelties Cons: I mostly play multiplayer and I'd rather take out all my opponents at once rather than one-by-one.

[Any combo that involves milling] Cons: My playgroup runs the Eldrazi Titans meaning they're impossible to mill. Adding graveyard-hate interferes with my other combos and adds another piece to the mill-combo.

Parallax Wave + Opalescence + Impact Tremors Cons: Half the time this works. You can preset up Opalescence and follow up with Parallax Wave some turn later once you draw into it, but not the other way around since Parallax Wave has fading which becomes an unreliable clock to get Opalescence if you preset the combo in that order.

Sword of Feast and Famine + Aggravated Assault Cons: With the exception to Nether Traitor there are no other cheap CMC creatures with a form of reliable evasion and haste. Etched Champion and Mogis's Marauder are nice, but aren't as reliable as I'd like.

Eldrazi Displacer + Emrakul's Hatcher + Impact Tremors OR Restoration Angel + Impact Tremors + Felidar Guardian//Conspiracy Cons: Requires too much mana to set up at once or similar to the problems with Kiki-Jiki + Bell-Ringer in that you may have to preset the combo with a creature and hope it doesn't get removed by a board-wipe.

Mindcrank + Bloodchief Ascension Cons: Despite it being a multiplayer game getting three quest counters on Bloodchief Ascension is awkward and situational considering it gives my opponents extra time and turns to react.

Near-Death Experience + Plunge into Darkness//Fire Covenant Cons: Near-Death Experience has to sit on the field for a whole round of turns at the very least. An opponent removing Near-Death Experience after I've brought myself down to 1 life before my upkeep is also too high of a risk to take as well.

Anafenza, Kin-Tree Spirit + Murderous Redcap + Goblin Bombardment Cons: This combo already uses the graveyard, so its not a non-graveyard combo. Also I'm fine not using this one since the other graveyard combos I use I feel work better than this one.


As you can see I've covered a long range of different non-graveyard combos, but each one is too unsatisfactory for me. Unless I have missed a non-graveyard infinite damage combo I would like to know what infinite colored-mana or infinite red-colored-mana combos exist in my colors if anyone knows of any that don't use the graveyard. Thank you for your help.

Dunadain on Kokusho, all the life

4 months ago

What do you guys think of Sickening Dreams? I find somewhere along the storm road I have higher life than my opponents (frequently I ad-Naus down to ~4, then Kokusho twice, putting me at ~34 and my opponents at ~30, I also generally have WAY more life than my opponents after recasting Ad-Naus and laying Exsanginuate or tendrills, so if they don't win this could be a finisher but generally, if I recast Ad-Naus I have no difficulty winning) I could event throw in the janky Dark Sphere combo that would actually not be useless outside of the combo since it's a free card for storm, no life off of ad-Naus and my 2 buddies, Krark-Clan Ironworks and Skirge Familiar love it.

Grinchery on MagicalHacker - Sidisi, Undead Vizier

4 months ago

This deck is awesome! Have you considered running an Eldrazi Titan, either Kozilek, Butcher of Truth or Ulamog, the Infinite Gyre instead of Elixir of Immortality, so that you can discard them with Sickening Dreams to auto reshuffle your grave?

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