Sinister Concoction

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Format Legality
Vintage Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Legacy Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Standard Legal
Modern Legal
Frontier Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal

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Shadows over Innistrad Uncommon

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Sinister Concoction

Enchantment

, Pay 1 life, Put the top card of your library into your graveyard, Discard a card, Sacrifice Sinister Concoction: Destroy target creature.

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Sinister Concoction Discussion

mjutzi on Amonkhet Zombie Madness

4 days ago

Hey thanks for the suggestions. You're right Kalitas, Traitor of Ghet and Fatal Push would fit great, but kill my budget.

Sinister Concoction helps a lot if my opponent plays Shock against my early game discard outlets. In that case I use it to put Haunted Dead into the graveyard and retain an additional outlet. Collective Brutality does an even better job, but is quite expensive too.

abby315 on Amonkhet Zombie Madness

4 days ago

Since it's card disadvantage, I'd swap 2-3 Sinister Concoction for 2-3 Fatal Push.

I'd put Flaying Tendrils in the sideboard, and perhaps Kalitas, Traitor of Ghet as well, against Mono-B zombies.

-1 Wharf Infiltrator +1 Cryptbreaker, who is too fantastic not to run a playset of.

Those changes will just help consistency and defense against aggro, which it would seem would be this deck's weak spot (being a slower aggro deck).

landofMordor on Standard Dimir (U/B) Discard

1 week ago

Hey friend! Love the deck idea; I've been toying with something similar myself.

If I were you, I would take out all three Hekma Sentinels for Censor, since you get some early tempo and additional discard outlets from Censor, and the Sentinels have no evasion and are fairly slow. I'd also take out Throne of the God-Pharaoh, since it doesn't seem like an awesome investment of mana in an aggro-control deck like this (but maybe your playtesting proves otherwise). I'd also remove Renegade Map in lieu of more cycling cards such as Scarab Feast and Curator of Mysteries and Hieroglyphic Illumination -- for the same amount of mana, you'll still reach land drops faster and you'll also have live draws late game (Feast in particular is spicy tech against the kind of Zombie deck that just won a Pro Tour). Or, if you're just wanting discard outlets to be triggered before combat, maybe Sinister Concoction or Forgotten Creation.

I hope this helps! Let me know if I can do anything to explain choices or clarify my feedback. Best of luck brewing!

Kezvin on Apocalypse Now

1 week ago

Westvale Abbey  Flip, Voldaren Pariah  Flip, Scrapheap Scrounger, Miasmic Mummy, Murderous Compulsion, Sinister Concoction, and Heir of Falkenrath  Flip all seem like they'd be solid additions.

Cepsys on Rakdos Aggro

3 weeks ago

Really liking this. Some suggestions and cards to consider

MB Suggestion: -1 Bloodhall Priest +1 Bloodrage Brawler. Allows for more explosive turn 3s

MB Consideration: Heart of Kiran as a 2 of. all of your creatures minus Bomat Courier can crew it

MB Considerations: Glint-Sleeve Siphoner or Asylum Visitor for more Gonti's Machinations synergy and card draw

SB Considerations: Lightning Axe and/or Sinister Concoction. Solid removal and discard synergy.

Keep me posted on your testing results. I have a feeling I'll brew something similar as well.

didjay on Hedron Alignment + Secret Salvage

3 weeks ago

Hi chubbs1530! I have the following to move Hedron Alignment into graveyard.

But thanks for the comment!

marlonmikami on Mono Black Control

3 weeks ago

Hey cole20112 Thanks for the suggestions!You're right, I had 8 rack as my inspiration when I started the deck.

Whispers of Emrakul looks really neat and Sinister Concoction is probably the best card to help turn on delirium, and Noxious Gearhulk would help as well, if it managed to get killed, although if we're casting him we're probably done with discarding. Will test with both of this cards mainboard!

I hadn't even consider using Demon of Dark Schemes's ability, to be honest, I just liked that he was big, with evasion and came with a almost wrath effect that did't kill our other creatures, but you're absolutely right, Live Fast is probably a good call and stealing creatures will probably make up for the fact that I play few creatures.

Rottenheart Ghoul really is a underwhelming card, I should probably look for some utility creature that allows me to either draw more cards or discard late game lands for some value, something like a Cryptbreaker, idk.

Collective Brutality is super sweet but is waaay out of my budget.

Would it be a good idea to have a few of those new cycling lands just to help turn on delirium for Whispers of Emrakul and get better draws on the late game?

cole20112 on Mono Black Control

3 weeks ago

Hey man this deck looks like it's headed in the right direction! If you want to go down the sort of standard 8-rack route (discard control) I reccomend using Whispers of Emrakul main board with things like Sinister Concoction to enable delirium. I like your idea with the Demon of Dark Schemes, make them discard their fatties them steal them; however you need more consistent ways to get energy. A reccomendation would be Live Fast; it's a decent draw spell that also gets you some energy for the demon. I personally would not play Rottenheart Ghoul, it's not a great card and when it does die they only get rid of one card. Play Noxious Gearhulk in the main; that card is crazy good. Another good card for this deck would be Collective Brutality if you can afford it. I would also play Mind Rot main if you want a discard theme. Another fun reccomendation is Gonti, Lord of Luxury. He steals all your opponents expensive Gideon, Ally of Zendikar's and other fun stuff. Hope this was helpful!

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