Sinister Sabotage

Sinister Sabotage


Counter target spell.

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Guilds of Ravnica (GRN) Uncommon
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Format Legality
Pre-release Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Arena Legal
Penny Dreadful Legal
Block Constructed Legal
Standard Legal
Pioneer Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
Brawl Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

Sinister Sabotage occurrence in decks from the last year


All decks: 0.43%

Commander / EDH:

All decks: 0.02%

Sinister Sabotage Discussion

sazhuy on Dimir Bretayal

2 days ago

I like it but cancel should probably be replaced with something like Sinister Sabotage or Disallow. Either get in more versatile countering or least allow yourself to filter the deck. Even something like Didn't Say Please would add more to it and least would fuel Drown in the Loch.

EldraziOfRavnica on draw hate

4 days ago

Even if this is a budget deck, Sinister Sabotage, Dissolve, and Dissipate are all cheap alternatives to Cancel. Even Manalith is strictly better than Obelisk of Grixis, and Chromatic Lantern and Coalition Relic come with upside. If those cost too much, Mana Geode is still better. Please make these upgrades. They will make the deck better. Love the description! Why does TappedOut think this is a standard deck?

Grubbernaut on Help me with Esper Control

1 month ago

Too many 1/2-ofs.

I think you want 6 discard spells, mixing Thoughtseize and Thought Erasure . You also definitely want 3-4 Fatal Push .

Drown in the Loch , Utter End , Render Silent and Murderous Cut seems like cards that are often pretty bad; I think you should either go all in on Absorb , or consider Sinister Sabotage or Void Shatter for easier color requirements.

Also - badly wants Narset, Parter of Veils , and some number of wraths.


Grubbernaut on UBG Hydra Tempo

1 month ago

There are several strict upgrades over Cancel available in pioneer you might consider; Void Shatter dodges Mystical Dispute due to devoid, Sinister Sabotage feeds the yard, and Disallow can also hit abilities. I'd probably go with Sabotage in this build. You could also consider Supreme Will to have the option for Impulse mode on an empty board. Alternatively, both for CMC and for reliably feeding hydra, cutting cards for Thoughtseize is probably a good move, as well.

Drown in the Loch seems "just okay," but I think it's reasonable as a 2-of. There's just so many decks abusing Dig Through Time that it becomes dead a lot of the time.

I like the idea! Cheers!

Grubbernaut on pioneer amulet

1 month ago

Sweet deck idea. I feel like with Gearhulk and Search, Sinister Sabotage is probably better than Disallow .


Grubbernaut on

2 months ago

Sub Cancel for either Disallow or, probably better, Sinister Sabotage ; depending on what wincon(s) you like, Didn't Say Please could be excellent, too. You might also consider Censor or Supreme Will for more flexibility.

I would also find room for Overwhelmed Apprentice , and maybe even Vantress Gargoyle . If you add in Opt , you could also reduce land count.

Regarding lands, I would definitely consider two Castle Vantress and some number of Mystic Sanctuary . Memorial to Genius is a decent consideration, too.

If you're dead set on the Serpent, I'd also add in 4x Witching Well , though I think Gargoyle is a better wincon. Depending on which route you go, I'd also consider Treasure Cruise , Dig Through Time , or Into the Story . Jace, Vryn's Prodigy  Flip is an all-star, too.

You might consider adding in Ipnu Rivulet or other colorless producing lands in order to play Spatial Contortion or Warping Wail , as well; if not, Walking Ballista is decent removal in Pioneer.


Grubbernaut on Esper of Insanity

2 months ago

Sub Duress for Thoughtseize

Either max your island count or remove Mystic Sanctuary

Sub Sinister Sabotage for Absorb

Hero's Downfall / Fatal Push / Murderous Rider for Mortify

Drown in the Loch is pretty bad in pioneer unless you're milling your opponent, IMO

Cut big tef, go up to 3x t3f

Also wants Opt

Regardless of how you run the mana, you'll want Fabled Passage and/or checklands

There's potential, here. Cheers!

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