Curse of the Cabal

Curse of the Cabal

Sorcery

Target player sacrifices half the permanents he or she controls, rounded down.

Suspend 2-(2)(Black)(Black)

At the beginning of each player's upkeep, if Curse of the Cabal is suspended, that player may sacrifice a permanent. If he or she does, put two time counters on Curse of the Cabal.

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Curse of the Cabal Discussion

reddeath68 on Everything Has a Price

1 month ago

zapyourtumor Some fantastic suggestions, especially Killing Wave. To go over the list.

Curse of the Cabal Feels to slow and with the prevalence of the cookbook deck, I see this as a blow out against me.

Temporal Extortion I had thought about it, but I was going budget. If I find some spare cash I could certainly see it in the deck.

Killing Wave fantastic and will likely become my go to unless I can get Choice of Damnations for cheap as that hits all permanents instead of just creatures.

Pain's Reward I had thought about it, but it feels like a potential blowout where the opponent could force me to bid too much for needed card draw.

Indulgent Tormentor 5 mana CMC and dies to bolt. That didn't feel right to me. If it was either a bit cheaper or had a higher toughness I would consider it.

Desecration Demon Maybe a possible include if the deck needs more creatures. Against a deck without creatures, or with very few creatures, it could be great. However those types of decks usually run either heavy removal, bounce, or something of the like. Also I kind of want the pressure to be on their life total more than the board state.

As for a legacy deck, my experience in legacy in minimal so I can't comment too much on the meta and whatnot, but it could be fun. Currently I am planning to test a different kind of jank there being Eight-and-a-Half-Tails with a enchantment called Earnest Fellowship to nullify most threats to my creatures and run Rune of Protection: White to protect myself. The deck will run Norn's Annex and Ghostly Prison to deal with creature decks.

zapyourtumor on Everything Has a Price

1 month ago

Curse of the Cabal

Temporal Extortion

Killing Wave

Pain's Reward

Indulgent Tormentor

Desecration Demon

You might want to consider making a legacy version, since it gives you a bunch of interesting options:

Breaking Point

Do or Die

Lava Blister

Blazing Salvo

Phule451 on Tergrid's Terrible Thievery

3 months ago

It’s a bit pricey, but Sword of Feast and Famine would serve you well here. Archfiend of Depravity would also help you take a bunch of your opponents’ creatures. Another creature that’d be very helpers is Rankle, Master of Pranks . Rotting Rats is a cheap easy way to get everyone to discard, another great card for you here would be Shatter Assumptions , though a bit situational. And while heavy on mana, Archon of Cruelty is everything you want. Cabal Stronghold and Bubbling Muck can help you get there. Capital Punishment would be worth considering as would be Curse of the Cabal wins no matter how anyone votes. Virtus's Maneuver will not only help get you opponent’ creatures, but bring back key pieces. Hope at least some of that helps…

PyroSwardsman on Yuriko Test

10 months ago

The deck is looking pretty good. I like the creature base you have chosen, there are a couple questionable creatures though. Cloudreader Sphinx seems kind of bad in this deck. If you just want a flying scryer, perhaps Sphinx of Foresight, Prognostic Sphinx, Stormwing Entity, or Siani, Eye of the Storm.

Passwall Adept is just not good enough. its too much of a resource drain. Opt is not helpful in this deck since you immediately draw the card after scrying. Cunning Evasion wont do much good I am thinking since most of your creatures wont be blocked anyway.

In my opinion, you need a few less low CMC cards and a few more high CMC that you can use to get Yuriko damage in. For cuts, I would start by looking at any creatures that cost CMC 2/3 that dont provide value other than being unblockable (Invisible Stalker, Vault Skirge (love that card btw). I would then look at replacing sorceries with instants where possible. Darksteel Pendant and Crystal Ball are not good enough in my opinion and are too much of a resource investment unless there is some sort of artifact strategy I am missing. Dimir Keyrune provides interesting utility but is inefficient. Consider Arcane Signet instead or perhaps even Dark Ritual. Thran Dynamo is fairly efficient for cost to mana provided but it seems most of your mana needs are for color. Key to the City is for yuriko after she is out I assume.. I would probably run Aqueous Form instead because it has a scry effect on attack which is pretty desirable.

Here are some cards to consider in not much particular order:

Zhalfirin Void

Moonring Island

Chromatic Orrery (high cmc and provides a lot of mana)

Mission Briefing (can add card to graveyard for delve and recast Brainstorm which is arguably one of the best cards in the deck)

Condescend

Chain of Vapor (way to return a card to hand as well as an opponents card or cards)

Archaeomancer (can get brainstorm back and can be returned to hand with ninjitsu potentially)

Harsh Scrutiny

Shrieking Drake

Archetype of Imagination

Flood of Tears (this is a pet card of mine. You can return a bunch of cheap creatures and then put out something big like a Chromatic Orrery)

Lim-Dul's Vault

Scroll Rack (spendy but so good)

Soothsaying

Spire Owl

Diabolic Vision

Index

Spy Network

Trickery Charm (does multiple things you want)

Beseech the Queen

The Magic Mirror

The Cauldron of Eternity

Deep-Sea Kraken

Avatar of Woe

Void Beckoner

Dead Drop

Tombstalker

Curse of the Cabal

Connive / Concoct

Grozoth (requires you to build around it to be worthwhile but can be good)

Scion of Darkness

Treasure Cruise

Baral's Expertise

carpecanum on Kess, Discard Mage

1 year ago

Curse of the Cabal suspend it out early then hit them again from the graveyard. Especially mean after a boardwipe.

Brallin, Skyshark Rider  Flip

Reins of Power can take out two aggro decks at once. Play your turn then swap armies with one guy to attack another guy.

RNR_Gaming on Negan - PeePee Pants City

1 year ago

RiotRunner789 - if it's on theme I don't mind lossening up my wallet/increasing the budget for it. My typical approach to brewing is build the best most optimal deck possible; I'm trying to break that habit. I actually really like painful quandry - name and function are a perfect fit. The Curse of the Cabal is a bit on the meh side it fits but it comes in on a weird place on the curve.

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