Cabal Therapist

Cabal Therapist

Creature — Horror Mercenary


At the beginning of your precombat main phase, you may sacrifice a creature. When you do, choose a nonland card name, then target player reveals their hand and discards all cards with that name.

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Format Legality
1v1 Commander Legal
Block Constructed Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Custom Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Highlander Legal
Legacy Legal
Leviathan Legal
Limited Legal
Modern Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Unformat Legal
Vintage Legal

Cabal Therapist occurrence in decks from the last year

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Cabal Therapist Discussion

abby315 on Lurrus Rock

2 weeks ago

Did you give Cabal Therapist any consideration? I'm curious if it'd be good enough.

BiggRedd54 on The Great thief imposter

1 month ago

-1 Mob Rule cause it’s a shyte card. -1 Cabal Therapist <~ +1 Syphon Mind

You should build Blim instead. He’d be funner and also give you a sub theme strategy rather than just discard and exile. I think you can still roll with Valki and Tibby boy, but they’d be better as a surprise in the 99.

There are a lot of discard cards out there that will refine your strategy once you find them.

LitchOubliette on Commander Staples Cube

4 months ago

Changelog (22/11/2020)








Mana Fixing

lagotripha on “RACK”dos

4 months ago

I've piloted a bunch of b/x discard over the years.

Lurrus/Kroxa/Unearth is a really nice package, but you will have some difficulty fueling the graveyard. I like the Bolt devil interaction, but it will need a little more to support it. Its worth looking at Cabal Therapist lists to see how other people were trying to make a similar package work.

Quick fix; Vilage rites is unlikely to give the card advantage you need. Swap for some draw/discard - Stitcher's Supplier or similar, so that you can lurrus it.

Longer fix; plan a sideboard. Rogue brews get a vast advantage from pre-sideboarding against the meta, and giving up bad matchups entirely with sideboard slots dedicated elsewhere. Discard likes maindeck Surgical Extraction to mess up key pieces of tron. Davriel, Rogue Shadowmage is good.You need to be exiling their graveyard regularly, so stuff like Elspeth's Nightmare is worth considering.

Mausoleum Secrets and a black 'answer' package could go a long way in this deck, and let you have a thinner sideboard spread.

Jund wants to get into a topdeck war just like you, the battle is keeping them off of value engines. That means surgicaling things before they reccur them, and keeping them off answers to affliction. Some cards like Sea Gate Wreckage can help, if you improve your manabase to support it. Specific hand pruning like Thoughtseize or its budget cousins will go a long way, letting you avoid their 2 for 1's. Exactly how you approach the matchup will depend on which flavour of jund - and as a rogue brew, you get the advantage of building just for them.

zapyourtumor on 1 mana heckticity

7 months ago

Why Ajani's Welcome instead of the Soul Sisters?

Also, instead of stuff like Fanatical Firebrand isn't it better to include mana dorks or 1 mana hate creatures like Dryad Militant, Cabal Therapist (requires black though), Topplegeist, Cursecatcher (I see you have the judges familiar already), Siren Stormtamer, etc.?

Lanzo493 on

9 months ago

I agree with hungry000. I’ve played token decks before. They are midrange. The use early cheap removal to stall out and kill with efficient, flying damage machines. Path to Exile, Thoughtseize, and the like. Valuable engines like Bitterblossom and any cheap planeswalkers that makes tokens are great. Speaking of one drops, Legion's Landing  Flip is great. It’s tokens enough ramp.

But those can be expensive. Some more budget alternatives are Battle Screech, Secure the Wastes, Inquisition of Kozilek and Fatal Push. Cabal Therapist is good if you like the sacrifice synergies.

car on Best Cabal Therapist Build

9 months ago

Over the last few weeks I have been working on a few builds with Cabal Therapist including stoneblade Cabal Stoneblade GB cabal yawgmoth Cabal Yawgmoth Combo Modern tokens The Spirits of Cabal(Cabal therapist tokens) bw pox Small Corona and most recently a mardu smallpox deck which I have been getting great results with: mardu cabalpox The idea of these decks is to sacrifice other creatures to the therapist as well as using menace to our advantage with swords and enchantments. I am looking for help with the mardu deck as well as other suggestions for shells in which cabal therapist could thrive and cards it combos with. thanks in advance!

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