Cathartic Adept

Legality

Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Custom Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Penny Dreadful Legal
Casual Legal
Pauper EDH Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Unformat Legal
Pauper Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Shards of Alara (ALA) Common

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Cathartic Adept

Creature — Human Wizard

Tap: Target player puts the top card of his or her library into his or her graveyard.

Cathartic Adept Discussion

dingusdingo on Topdecking in Izzet

2 months ago

Bloodwater Entity is extremely useful here. Its on legs so you can flicker it or copy it. Other topdeck manipulation creatures Omenspeaker Sage Owl Spire Owl Sage of Epityr Augury Owl

Cards that can abuse topdeck being known Psychic Battle Chaos Warp Spark of Creativity Erratic Explosion Prophetic Flamespeaker Abbot of Keral Keep Augur of Bolas Dark-Dweller Oracle Experimental Frenzy

Cards that let you see topdeck Lantern of Insight Goblin Spy Future Sight Magus of the Future

Cathartic Adept and similar mill effects can help you move past undesirable topdeck cards. Gives control when you can see enemy topdecks Pyxis of Pandemonium Ghoulcaller's Bell Drowner Initiate Hedron Crab Jace's Erasure Drowned Secrets Codex Shredder

If you're looking for hard and fast deck stacking, check out Brainstorm Ponder Preordain Serum Visions Index Mystic Speculation Opt Portent Spy Network Trickery Charm Ancestral Knowledge Contingency Plan Foreshadow Information Dealer Omen Predict Bamboozle Long-Term Plans Second Sight

If you're looking for combo potential, Memory Lapse is pretty filthy with putting your spell from hand to top of library, and it raises your storm QUITE A BIT. Hinder can do similar tricks.

Unenlightened on Pauper Mill - The Future of Pauper (BUDGET - $15)

6 months ago

Maybe replace Ghoulcaller's Bell with Cathartic Adept ? Gives you a body and doesn't mill your own deck.

ThunderThighs on U/B Mill

11 months ago

May I suggest adding Memory Erosion, Cathartic Adept, and Mindcrank to increase the mill power of this deck. You can also add Duskmantle Guildmage for a combo with mindcrank.

Sylvanrush on Scarab God Reanimator Control

1 year ago

DangoDaikazoku:

"When Cathartic Adept is in the graveyard, along with Palladium Myr and Pili-Pala, you can not only mill yourself, but you can mill everyone else at the table and just pass to them for the win since getting Laboratory Maniac on the field would just add more unnecessary steps."

Silly question - you need Necrotic Ooze on the battlefield for this to work as well, correct?

hydrothermia on Need help reworking it

1 year ago

Welcome to Tapped Out!

  • From what I gather is that you're going for a mill intensive B/U(Dimir) deck?
  • How cheap(budget) are we talking about?

Thought Scour | Tome Scour | Horrifying Revelation | Hedron Crab | Fraying Sanity | Drowner Initiate | Dimir Charm | Dream Twist | Compelling Argument | Cathartic Adept | Breaking // Entering | Jace's Erasure | Memory Erosion | Memory Sluice | Mind Funeral | Nemesis of Reason

These are all under $10, I would also invest in having 3 to 4 copies of a number of these.

kkounal on Wombo combo budget 15~20$ turn 4 win modern deck

1 year ago

Updated version of my comment about the possible combos

Also here are the possible combos

1)infinite mill Cathartic Adept / Screeching Sliver + Mirran Spy +0 mana artifact+ Zephyr Scribe / Battered Golem / Nettle Drone + Banishing Knack / Retraction Helix

2)infinite damage same thing but replace the Cathartic Adept / Screeching Sliver with Nettle Drone

3)in case of no Mirran Spy just replace the Nettle Drone /Cathartic Adept / Screeching Sliver with Reckless Fireweaver and start bouncing the artifact as normal for infinite damage. Same can achieved with Grapeshot but after the infinite bouncing of the artifact

ibstudent2200 on Noble Lantern Control

1 year ago

Treasure Cruise > Thassa's Bounty. You lose the mill, yes, but you save so much on mana. As far as I can tell, Treasure Cruise is legal in the format, despite what this site says.

Counterspell > Dream Fracture. Again, saving on mana tends to win you more games than the extra effects.

I think I like Cathartic Adept in this list.

You might want more lands, given how much mana you need for everything.

Frytrix99 on Noble Lantern Control

1 year ago

Since you fill your own graveyard too with Ghoulcaller's Bell, you could play cards like Treasure Cruise, instead of Ponder. You could easily draw 3 cards for 1 mana instead of look 3 cards, choose 1 and put 2 back. Also, Brainstorm would probably be better, since you draw 3 cards (which trigger Jace's Erasure 3 times) and you put 2 back on your library, so you doesn't mill yourself! (Dream Cache as the same effect, more or less)

And you could use Cathartic Adept in combinaison with Ghoulcaller's Bell, to mill faster? I don't know.

To deal with creatures that are not affected by Meishin, the Mind Cage, you can use Forced Retreat or Time Ebb.

I don't think you need black to discard. Well, you can, but I would probably not do it.

Tbh, I would concentrate on Jace's Erasure mechanic, drawing much cards while milling the opponent. You can, then, play control cards like counter spells and things like that, to prevent your opponent to play anything. (If you go with this stragety, I would probably prefer Fraying Sanity as a noble)

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