Sinister Possession


Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Penny Dreadful Legal
Casual Legal
Pauper EDH Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Pauper Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Dragon's Maze (DGM) Common

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Sinister Possession

Enchantment — Aura

Enchant creature

Whenever enchanted creature attacks or blocks, its controller loses 2 life.

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Sinister Possession Discussion

PonchoLibre on Lifegain LOLZ

8 months ago

If you want to inch towards a more drain and gain over several turns here are a few ideas you might want to consider

Stab Wound, Pillory of the Sleepless, One Thousand Lashes, Visions of Brutality, Agent of Masks, and Sinister Possession

If you want to proceed along a more lifegain based creature buff type thing then you might want to consider

Fiendslayer Paladin, Authority of the Consuls, Fumigate, Blind Obedience, and Ajani's Pridemate

Kjartan on I'm so exposed pls halp!

8 months ago

Aegis of the Gods can be pretty good against certain combo decks, so It seems like a fine sideboard option to me. However, if you fear enchantment removal, you should maybe run True Believer isntead, (double W is harsh though.)

There is no modern legal protection enchantment, other than Greater Auramancy that I can know of. Starfield of Nyx is the closest thing I can think of.

The strategy you're going for here is pretty much the most difficult arctype to make good in the entire game. Just letting you know right away. I can't see a feasible way to make a Sinister Possession deck viable. I wish you good luck, but emplore you to go a for a prion style deck instead if you want to punish people wishing to attack.

Kjartan on Unseen and Annoying

11 months ago

(Sorry I posted trice, Tappedout kept telling my comment hadn't been posted so I tried a couple time over.)

Anyways, I kinda feel your deck is trying to do many conflicting things at once.

You both have cards that try to kill with life loss, and with poison.

If you are on your way to infect your opponent, that Sinister Possession is kinda going to be a dead card, and if you have your opponent at a low life total, Phyresis is not going to be the card you want to see.

You also have this sub theme of land locking, but you don't have that much card draw. Neither do you have too many pieces to support that strategy. You can justify running Spreading Seas in most slow decks, because it cantrips, but if you don't draw multiple Contaminated Grounds, that card isn't going to do much either. And that's assuming your opponent doesn't just run black themselves.

Kjartan on Unseen and Annoying

11 months ago

Dark Ritual isn't modern legal. Also, judging by your disription, I think you missunderstood how Sinister Possession works.

Moby_Copperfield on Rakdos Party!

1 year ago

Spotted a potential piece of tech in my collection:

Sinister Possession

Each time they block your attack, they give you mana/enable your Commander to be cast. They then either never use the blocker or keep attacking and leave themselves open for counterattack.

All for one mana.

TroubleMaker28 on Mr. Taxman

1 year ago

Omg Yes! I absolutely love Sinister Possession. :D

landofMordor on Mr. Taxman

1 year ago

Love it. Maybe Visions of Brutality and Sinister Possession over the Persecutions?

landofMordor on Attack me NOW!!!

1 year ago

So, for starters, I'd definitely take out Akroma's Memorial and either sell that bad boy or put it in literally any creature-focued EDH deck that you have, because all the keywords in the world will still only make your Stuffy Doll a 1/1. I'd also take out Assault Formation, since it only affects 4 of your creatures (and even then, it's negligible gain). Also, I'd nix Crawlspace since it defeats the purpose of Nightly Hunting. Gravity Well is redundant if you draw more than 1, so I'd just keep 2 copies.

To put in: Lust for War, Contaminated Bond, Contaminated Ground, Nettling Curse, Sinister Possession, Visions of Brutality, Goblin Diplomats. I'd put in Jaddi Offshoot or any Black creature with lifelink (Gifted Aetherborn? Vampire Cutthroat?) if you're concerned about Burn. I know your deck doesn't include B, but having those Auras will help you accelerate victory (honestly, you almost could take out all of the G cards in this deck).

Hope this helps! Mention me if I can clarify or otherwise be helpful.

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