Sinister Possession

Sinister Possession

Enchantment — Aura

Enchant creature

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

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Set Rarity
Dragon's Maze (DGM) Common

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Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Highlander Legal
Penny Dreadful Legal
Block Constructed Legal
Pauper Legal
Pauper EDH Legal
Pioneer Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
2019-10-04 Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

Sinister Possession Discussion

rarriaza on To Catch a Predator: Greven il-Vec edition

9 months ago

I would cut Sinister Possession as it only nets you 2 damage a turn and can be removed when Greven Dies. I

Silverdrake on

1 year ago

Big daddy Erebos, God of the Dead would be a perfect fit here. Gatekeeper of Malakir and Geralf's Messenger are both high-devotion powerhouses. If you feel like shelling out the cash, Phyrexian Obliterator would be disgusting in here.

You could also use some more efficient and effective removal. Go for the Throat , Victim of Night , Fatal Push , and Hero's Downfall are all great options you have available to you. I'd look to play 6-8 pieces of removal in a deck like this.

If I were you, my changes to the deck would look something like this:
OUT: 1x Abhorrent Overlord , 1x Disciple of Phenax , 2x Korlash, Heir to Blackblade , 2x Squelching Leeches , 1x Barter in Blood , 1x Corrupt , 1x March of the Returned , 1x Mind Rot , 1x Sanguimancy , 1x Quag Sickness , 2x Sinister Possession , 1x Murder , and 1x Sands of Delirium .
IN: 3x Fatal Push , 3x Go for the Throat , 2x Erebos, God of the Dead , 2x Phyrexian Obliterator , 3x Gatekeeper of Malakir , and 3x Geralf's Messenger .

That's my take, anyway. Whatever you decide to do, good luck and have fun!

PonchoLibre on Lifegain LOLZ

2 years 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!

2 years 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

2 years 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

2 years 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!

2 years 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

3 years ago

Omg Yes! I absolutely love Sinister Possession. :D

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