Casual fun with Curse of the Cabal , Temporal Extortion and Panoptic Mirror combos.

I'm looking for advice to make the deck even better. All suggestions are welcome! :)

My main mission is to force my opponent to give me more turns and eventually end the game by abusing Panoptic Mirror

EDIT: Playtesting suggests that this deck does very well in multiplayer, it does however need tweeking in 1v1. Against undying aggro it needs suggestions..

UPDATE: I have added Dark Ritual to speed up things - now I can pop Panoptic Mirror in turn three which does a lot to keep the preasure on early!



After adding Dark Rituals the deck is more smooth than ever. I can drop Curse of the Cabal in turn two if he ramps like crazy. Panoptic Mirror can be popped in turn three with a spare mana for Innocent Blood to be imprinted.

It has been suggested, that I focus more on damage output, but as deck runs now it has plenty. The Panoptic Mirror will copy Temporal Extortion whenever possible and make my opponent loose 10 life in the first go - after all, unlimited turns for me is not in his favour. The Sorin's Vengeance will finish the job.I add one Corrupt in case I face a life gaining deck.

The bad stuff: Playing multiplayer will paint a big fat target on your life total when your opponents realise that you can get unlimited turns. It's very funny though to hear them squabble about who should pay half their life to cancel Temporal Extortion. Curse of the Cabal becomes much more threatening in multiplayer as each opponent knows not to overextend while it is suspended.


shoeface33 says... #1

this is absolutely disgusting :P +1 from me

August 30, 2012 6:52 a.m.

mattil says... #2

Haha thanks man:) The big idea was to make a deck that makes my opponent want to quit:P

August 31, 2012 3:17 p.m.

heyrobniceshot says... #3

If you aren't playing to a certain block limitation Demonic Tutor could be better.

September 2, 2012 4:45 p.m.

mattil says... #4

Suggestion appreciated and deck updated!

September 3, 2012 2:01 a.m.

mattil says... #5

Thank you all very much for the +1's :) Greatly appreciated - but some suggestions would be just as appreciated:)

September 5, 2012 3:12 p.m.

Spooxxx says... #6

I love the decks control potencial, ideal for 4-player games. I lack the dmg output tho. I would suggest Corrupt or two, that u can find by Diabolic Tutor or Demonic Tutor to end opponents suffering :)

September 7, 2012 8:19 a.m.

mattil says... #7

Spooxxx thanks for your feedback. I added 1x Corrupt to sidebord. The deck actually has a lot of damage output as is. The Panoptic Mirror let's me reuse any spells and Temporal Extortion halves their life total setting up for instant death a la card:Sorin's Vengeance.

Thanks for all the +1's :D

September 12, 2012 3:12 a.m.

mattil says... #8

I would still very much appreciate any suggestions:)

Thank you for all the +1's! It's great building a deck and getting a pad on the back:)

September 18, 2012 5:10 a.m.

krystalheart says... #9

Cards that leave the opponent a choice are always a bit tricky, since you give some control over the game voluntarily out of your hands.

However, watching your opponent writhe in agony as he tries to determine the lesser of two evils is always hilarious. Love the concept!

September 19, 2012 11:37 a.m.

mattil says... #10

Thank you krystalheart :) The concept is exactly that of "two evils".

Thanks for your comment:)

September 20, 2012 9:27 a.m.

chuck137 says... #11

This is so evil and awesome all rolled up together. I absolutely love it! +1 from me

October 2, 2012 9:35 a.m.

bishopboy3 says... #12

Drain and Gain, Gain and Drain. Think you will like mine check it out.

January 12, 2016 5:54 p.m.

Thor_Naadoh says... #13

Choice of Damnations is the unholy offspring of Curse of the Cabal and Temporal Extortion.I always love casting it and have my opponent RTFC.

March 24, 2016 2:42 a.m.

hybridv21 says... #14

anyone who appreciates Dash Hopes by putting it in their sideboard gets an upvote from me :-)

October 11, 2016 1:30 p.m.

Muggins84 says... #15

I have made a creatureless black deck before and it played surprisingly well. So I will share what cards I found to be most useful to me. First suggestion is Innocent Blood which makes everyone sacrifices a creature for 1 black which is great value. Second is Tyrant's Choice another low cost option that let's you hurt them or force more sacrifice which is fun in a 1 v 1. Third suggestion is Barter in Blood a little more expensive but it can be a back breaker in the right instance. Fourth one you can consider is Consuming Vapors sacrifices + life gain + rebound so it comes back the next turn also. Fifth suggestion would be Torment of Hailfire just plain nasty if you can pump alot into it. Smallpox can be terrible slow down following an innocent blood early on and that is super useful agains aggro. Another life gain/sac option is Blood Tribute it's similar to consuming vapors except it's one cheaper and doesn't have rebound. Lastly is Death Cloud which is smallpox on steroids. Anyway that's my two sense worth take it or leave it. Ultimately it's upto you to decide. I hope I have been helpful. Either way I like this deck +1 from me.

July 19, 2017 5 p.m.

Muggins84 says... #16

Oh yeah three more things to consider. Twisted Abomination & Absorb Vis. Both allow you to get Swamps to your hand and double as a means of doing damage. Twisted Abomination( I know he is a creature but his main use is getting Swamps to your hand) is great when they are out of a hand and have no creatures + he has cheap regeneration and is pretty strong. Absorb vis is damage + life gain if need be and otherwise it's good for keeping the Swamps coming. Exsanguinate is a decent finisher and it doesn't target so player hexproof will not help against it. Again I hope I was of help or at the least provided some food for thought.

July 19, 2017 5:12 p.m.

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