Captive Audience

Captive Audience


Captive Audience enters the battlefield under the control of an opponent of your choice.

At the beginning of your upkeep, choose one that hasn't been chosen:

  • Your Life total becomes 4.
  • Discard your Hand.
  • Each opponent creates five 2/2 black Zombie creature tokens.

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Captive Audience Discussion

Hi_diddly_ho_neighbor on One Crazy Ex-Girlfriend

6 days ago

Niiiiice! Some ideas that come to mind:

Xantcha, Sleeper Agent to let everyone else at the table get in on the fun.

Captive Audience is a great "finisher" curse.

Accursed Witch  Flip is a good chump blocker that transforms into a curse that both deals damage and reduces the cost of the next curses you apply to that person.

BrassLord on This Demon Brings the Slap Party!

6 months ago

Neat commander! Could also look into cards that create temporary tokens of the commander, as he doesn't really care if he sticks around. Heat Shimmer , Twinflame .

Monarchy also seems to work really well with your commander, as you're forcing everyone to attack someone other than yourself. Court of Ambition , Skyline Despot , Emberwilde Captain , Court of Ire . Captive Audience is also a rude card, as you'll force your opponents to attack eachother with the zombies, giving you five zombies to run amok.

General rude Rakdos cards, something like Mind Twist or Rakdos's Return can cripple a player. Combined with having to attack someone else leaving themselves open seems like it'd be really backbreaking!

Polaris on Vampirism on an opponent's creature

7 months ago

It doesn't matter what the enchantment is attached to; you cast it, so you are the controller. "You" always refers to the controller of the effect, not the controller of the enchanted creature. Since you cast Vampirism , it will give the opponent's creature +1/+1 for each creature you control, and give each of your creatures -1/-1.

Also compare Cage of Hands , which uses this rule to let you pick it back up and recast it to lock down a different creature, Inevitable End , which gets around this by giving the ability to the creature (making your opponent the controller of the effect that's making them sacrifice things), and Captive Audience , which shows how an enchantment would have the caster not be the controller.

VorelNailo on Blim's Comedy Hour

10 months ago

I'm not sure that Phage the Untouchable works with Blim's ability - she doesn't come into play when you give her to your opponent, so she won't trigger. If you have her in the deck just as a bomb, I would recommend swapping her out for one of the cards below:

I really like this deck! I used to play a Standard Rakdos Control with Captive Audience, so I was really excited for this commander, and your deck is the most optimized one I have seen yet!

marco-piatti on I love Blim but...

10 months ago

Thanks everyone for your feedback, it's very much appreciated. To answer some of the fair points that came out: No, it won't be my main deck. I like to make budget decks (like around 50 bucks or so) that have a clear, defined stratey that won't require contant upgrading over time. This deck would be of them. About the strategy, i could built it without the cards like Demonic Pact/ Captive Audience that are super annoying because they very much kill you soon afterwards.

That being said there's people in my playgroup that thinks it's fun to play Obliterate while they pilot a Lord Windgrace deck so it's much more a personal moral choice rather than being 100% honest with others.

SinJidyu on Nicol Bolas, the Ravager - Commence the Endgame

1 year ago

Captive Audience could be fun in here. Fun deck!

casual_competitive on Illusion of Choice Given by Marchesa

1 year ago

never though of Captive Audience as a politic card. i normally used it as a (whos gunna be the one that gets destroyed).

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