Cabal Therapy

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Format Legality
1v1 Commander Legal
Archenemy Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Commander: Rule 0 Legal
Custom Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Highlander Legal
Legacy Legal
Leviathan Legal
Limited Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Planechase Legal
Premodern Legal
Quest Magic Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Vanguard Legal
Vintage Legal

Cabal Therapy


Name a nonland card. Target player reveals his or her hand and discards all cards with that name.

Flashback—Sacrifice a creature. (You may play this card from your graveyard for its flashback cost. Then remove it from the game.)

RockIV on the book of the dead

5 months ago

hey there darklight90 , thnks for the advice , i appreciate it alot!.

I been watching an testing your deck , its awesome. I remember wondering if the deck would be better with other type of spells like dicard, but i ended up only using reanimate type spells only, to make the deck quicker. I always felt that if i start with a hand with no reanimate chance, it would be a loss. ive seen people using Hymn to Tourach as a defensive sepll. The most optimal woul be using dicard spells that can be used with me or with the oponent, like you do.

Thoughtseize is an awesome card, sadly i dont have it, thats why im using Cabal Therapy. i need to get some copies of it, but is too expensive T_T

Love how the Lotus Petal interact with the deck!.

Collective Brutality its another interesting card, so many uses!

Balaam__ on Balaam__

1 year ago

@Daikodubs Alright, so here’s what I cobbled together. It isn’t quite Sultai, and I’d actually very much recommend abandoning a tri color mana base in favor of instead, but if you’re dead set on Sultai it’s easily adaptable.

4 Vapor Snag 10 Swamp 4 Spell Pierce 4 Mana Leak 6 Island 4 Hedron Alignment 4 Gurmag Angler 4 Counterspell 4 Cling to Dust 4 Choked Estuary 4 Cabal Therapy 4 Cabal Therapist 4 Bojuka Bog

You’ve got enough mana to reliably cast Hedron Alignment from your hand.

You’ve got 8 cards that will get a copy from your hand into your graveyard, namely Cabal Therapy and Cabal Therapist. Just name yourself as the target player and dump from your own hand.

You’ve got 8 cards that let you exile a copy from your graveyard, playsets of Bojuka Bog and Cling to Dust. That last one will let you recover lost life too in case you’re dangerously close to death.

You’ve got a boatload of countermagic to fizzle a lot of what your opponent may try, either to stop you or else to bolster their own strategy.

Lastly, I threw in Gurmag Angler because you mentioned you like Delve and it’s also a fine card to block with if necessary or even to win with should Hedron Alignment somehow not be a viable wincon for whatever reason.

Prices fluctuate depending on where and how you buy, but this rings it at around $20 or less depending on the set of card you’re looking at. Like I said, this is but one way to try building around Hedron Alignment and there are many others. But the idea is to fully commit to it while ignoring anything that’ll only distract from it. Take it, adjust it as you see fit, make changes etc.

Hope this helps.

Balaam__ on 8-Rack Rat-Pack

1 year ago

I think you’re at the threshold of pushing what’s possible with the current list, and unless you’re willing to ditch the non-rack aspects (i.e. the Samurai stuff) there isn’t much else to recommend. If you want the samurai cards to remain for theme reasons that’s fine, but removing them opens up more options that lean heavily into capitalizing off discard/rack effects. The Rack, Cabal Therapy, Cry of Contrition etc. Mono Black excels in this area and many staples are inexpensive. But then you risk losing the identity of the deck you made, as it’ll veer ever closer to every other cooy&paste Rack deck out there. So there’s a battle between creativity and competition in which only you can decide the victor.

AnonmousAxolotl on 1 Mana Tribal - Budget Legacy

2 years ago

Yeah, I basically only play Modern so I didn't notice that. Cabal Therapy is really good, but I would like to see a Modern version of this deck.

Exit777 on 1 Mana Tribal - Budget Legacy

2 years ago

AnonmousAxolotl I definitely agree but since this deck is built to be played in Legacy, Lurrus is sadly banned. He's a definite include in a Modern build of this deck though, which would just require swapping out the Cabal Therapy!

Kazierts on Oops, All 1 Drop Zombies

2 years ago

Sorry for not realizing the entire deck was meant to be CMC 1, not just the creatures. With this in mind, I got a few other suggestions.

  • Cabal Therapy is a great discard spell that sees a lot of play in Legacy already. Alternatively, you could use Cabal Therapist for repeatable discard, though it's not on tribe.

  • Ghoulcaller's Chant could be an option in case you see the life loss from Phyrexian Reclamation being too much of a problem. Sure, it isn't repeatable but in some cases getting two zombies at once without losing life could be very useful.

  • One creature that's on tribe is Stitcher's Supplier. Since you have quite a few zombies that want to be in the graveyard in order to reanimate themselves, the Supplier can help you get them there.

CoSM0 on Monoblack midrange Legacy

2 years ago

First off I second the approach of Smallpox . Secondly, Cabal Therapy would be really good in a deck with sedgemoor witch and is also just a pretty decent card. It's super skill intensive though for for the most part you're gonna need to do a lot of research into what cards to name in the blind but if you do that it's a really great card.

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