Bitter Ordeal

Bitter Ordeal


Search target player's library for a card and remove that card from the game. Then that player shuffles his or her library.

Gravestorm (When you play this spell, copy it for each permanent put into a graveyard this turn. You may choose new targets for the copies.)

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Bitter Ordeal Discussion

rb701 on Early Defence

3 weeks ago

it's cool in theory, but in practice.. i run Orzhov Bleed. without a creature presence, there was no blocking against attackers. that might not seem like an issue, but lifelink + Cliffhaven Vampire was throttling your deck. as well, there wasn't enough targeted removal. Shimian Specter, Bitter Ordeal, Skirk Ridge Exhumer would all help this issue. having creature generation, attackers that demand an answer, and something that violently compliments Damnation will help

Krom3 on Gissa zombie summoner

4 weeks ago

Nim Deathmantle goes infinite with Grave Titan and Ashnod's Altar grave titan and 2 zombies come in, sacrifice grave titan and a zombie to ashnod's then use the 4 mana from ashnod's to activate deathmantle getting titan back so youre always getting 1 zombie each time OR you can kill someone with Ayara or zulaport as well.

Also gravecrawler goes infinite on death triggers as long as you have a zombie and Phyrexian Altar so you can sac him to the altar then use the mana you got from the altar to play him again and pinging everyone to death with Ayara or Zulaport OR you could choose the fun way and exile everyone's deck with Bitter Ordeal.

Unless you dont want combos and just wanna play Zombinis and smash face, up to you it's your deck lol

LunchBox1211 on Card creation challenge

3 months ago

Breaking Point Wizard

Creature - Human Wizard

Whenever you activate an ability, that is not a mana ability, roll the planar die.

: Will of the council - Starting with you, each player votes for Incineration or Incarceration. Each player who votes Incineration looses 2 life for each player who voted Incineration. Each player who voted Incarceration taps a permanent they control at random for each player who voted Incarceration. Permanents tapped this way can not attack, block, and their activated abilities, including mana abilities, can not be activated during their controller's next turn. Then, if Incineration had the most votes, each player looses 10 life. If Incarceration had the most votes, at the beginning of each players' upkeep, that player taps 5 permanents they control at random. Until end of turn, those permanents can not attack, block, and their activated abilities, including mana abilities, can not be activated. If the vote was tied, draw 3 cards.


"Other planes exists. I can see glimpses of them. But I can't truly witness them. WHY MUST I BE CURSED THIS WAY? IS THAT ENOUGH OF A STATEMENT FOR THE RECORD?"

That was wordy, hope that makes sense.

Bitter Ordeal has Gravestorm. Make another card with Gravestorm.

xignited on Brian Stacks' Blood Pet C/U (E)

4 months ago

This is the creative nonsense I love! How do you feel about Grim Haruspex for card draw, Tendrils of Agony as an alternate wincon and/or Bitter Ordeal as sideboard material?

griffstick on I need help choosing another …

5 months ago

You could just exile it all together with cards like Sadistic Sacrament , Praetor's Grasp , Bitter Ordeal , Extract and Slaughter Games being my favorite ones.

BrassLord on MIll IS STILL VALID

6 months ago

Glad someone is also running this guy! I've been on the receiving end of it! Looks like a fun build!

Mind Grind , Reanimate , Sphinx's Tutelage , and Psychic Corrosion are solid possible includes to look at!

Our playgroup ran into the problem of encountering the eldrazi cards and such that dump the graveyard back into the deck when milled. Jester's Cap , Oona, Queen of the Fae , Leyline of the Void , Bitter Ordeal , Praetor's Grasp are ways around that if you start to encounter that, though a timely Eater of the Dead activation in response to the trigger could work as well!

MLS91 on Crippling Fear

6 months ago


I'm thinking of just cutting the Glacial Chasm for a Swamp , i hasn't saved me in the one set of three games, and I don't really think that i'll truly be needing it in the future. it was there for assuming the role of archenemy, can be not paid sac'd then replayed with Crucible of Worlds creating a small lock of sorts.

My friend was the one that suggested Oblivion Sower , I like the idea of ripping lands with it, as well as it's awkward 5/8 body. I do think its a little though and reaching into the casual realm which isn't really what im looking to do.

Bitter Ordeal can technically combo with the Lotus Petal loop and exile everyones Libraries(also less color intensive), but again, i'm looking at dream land. but it sounds really nice!

After some deliberation here's what I've come to:

Minus Dreamstealer plus Opposition Agent

Why: better value, answers answers

Minus Glacial Chasm plus Swamp

Why: need access to more colored mana, land count ins fine. Chasm doesn't currently do anything and doesn't tap for mana

Minus Metalworker plus Varragoth, Bloodsky Sire

Why: Metalworker is a good card, the idea pf it still works for the deck, but it requires to much set up, Varragoth i'm hoping "gets us there" also makes the deck "possibly"

MLS91 on Crippling Fear

6 months ago

I really like the suggestion of " Bitter Ordeal ", I see the "gravestorm" (IM VERY INTRIGUED). I feel more more comfortable with the " Sadistic Sacrament ", I guess what I'm seeing is :

3for3/10for15 of Sadistic Sacrament VS. 3for1...maybe more? Bitter Ordeal


I got a game in against a casually optimized Torbran.

L2 W1

What I learned

Land count good, need better access to colored mana (would have resulted in a L1 W2 record)

Memory Jar is as quoted " .....devastating, breaking my back..."

the emotions of response I hoped achieved from foes has been realized.

+ Oblivion Sower - Syr Konrad, the Grim

Why: stealing lands from exile seems great, wrks with Memory Jar (rip lands from hand), works with Soul-Guide Lantern


CUT - Dreamstealer ADD - Varragoth, Bloodsky Sire

Why: Dreamstealer felt "cute" not impactful, preforms poorly overall as there are "better things to be doing". Varragoth, Bloodsky Sire on the other hands has a good body, deathtouch, and tutors. seems like a more impactful cards overall. Maybe add Opposition Agent instead?

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