Cabal Therapist

Cabal Therapist

Creature — Horror Mercenary

Menace

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
Commander / EDH Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Highlander Legal
Legacy Legal
Leviathan Legal
Modern Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Unformat Legal
Vintage Legal
Casual Legal
Custom Legal
Quest Magic Legal

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Cabal Therapist Discussion

lagotripha on BG budget Infect

1 week ago

I like this list. I'd consider Become Immense as a 1-of.

If I was building it myself, I'd turn up the hand disruption, run Cabal Therapist , and throw stuff like Tainted Strike or Apprentice Necromancer into the sideboard for the sake of silly wins, but I don't think those are actual improvements to the deck.

lagotripha on B/W Token Control

1 month ago

I like this list, but I feel like it should be more aggressively sideboarded - with traditionally sideboard plainswalkers mainboard, you've already freed up ~4 slots for those matchups, and control lists are already about reading the meta and packing answers.

In terms of budget discard, I've always leaned into 'going topdeck mode' with symetrical discard effects like Delirium Skeins , or just trying to reccur Raven's Crime (even without land recursion, it lets you trade otherwise dead land draws for a discard). Packing your sideboard with 15 duress variants will jank out wins. Cabal Therapist might be optimal here, but Cry of Contrition and Divest will do fine.

Right now I'd lean into more instant speed removal for all the lumimancer blitz and cut some more neiche answers, but it really depends on what you expect to face. Budget lists are all about reading the meta to see what drawbacks don't matter.

abby315 on Lurrus Rock

2 months ago

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

BiggRedd54 on The Great thief imposter

4 months 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

6 months ago

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Mana Fixing

lagotripha on “RACK”dos

6 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

9 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.?

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