Creature — Specter
Whenever Hypnotic Specter deals damage to an opponent, that player discards a card at random.
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Hypnotic Specter Discussion
3 weeks ago
I see you went from 122 to 103, I hope I woon't suggest cards you have already considered.
First of all you were asking for cuts, so here is my take on that:
Snuff Out and Defile are a little bit on the low end of 1 for 1 value in my opinion. Divest and Thoughtseize are also very single-use. Faith of the Devoted seems slow and expensive. I don't see much value to Temple Bell in here. I am not sure I would use a spot for Crucible of Worlds either.
Hope this helps!
1 month ago
Another gameplan to stall for the midgame is Hypnotic Specter , can be frustrating to play against if you can resolve it early with a ritual!
2 months ago
4 months ago
Significant improvements with some old cards and some new cards
- Bloodgift Demon -> Sandstone Oracle
- Syphon Mind -> Knollspine Dragon
- Demonlord Belzenlok -> Valakut Awakening Flip
- Cathartic Reunion -> Varragoth, Bloodsky Sire
- Magmatic Insight -> Nullpriest of Oblivion
- Tormenting Voice -> Burning-Rune Demon
- Maga, Traitor to Mortals -> Deflecting Swat
- Sword of Feast and Famine -> Hypnotic Specter
- Swiftfoot Boots -> Abrade
- Mind Twist -> Myojin of Night's Reach
- Geode Golem -> Tibalt's Trickery
- Command Beacon -> Mountain
- Swamp -> Mountain
- Swamp -> Blightstep Pathway Flip
Overall, the changes are a reduction of rummaging in favor of tutors and enablers, switching around the protection to instant-speed responses, and addition of Myojin of Night's Reach , which is a wincon.
8 months ago
It's pretty historically proven that ramp, especially cheap and efficient ramp is a plus in any deck. It just makes everything faster and cheaper allowing you to make multiple plays, activations or whatever in a turn sooner than you could without something like Sol Ring or even Chromatic Lantern.
It's hard to call a staple overplayed. Its been reprinted like a million times and is still a 2-3 dollar card for good reasons.
It's hard to call a card overplayed that is banned or restricted in certain formats because of how much acceleration it provides. The only thing better than a turn 1 Sol Ring is turn 1 Dark Ritual into Hypnotic Specter. Just kidding, that is from a long time ago for Magic.
Sure, there are certain archetypes that may not benefit from the card, but like someone else said in this thread, those are probably an exception and certainly not the norm.
9 months ago
MagicMarc The original version that I played also ran 4x Hypnotic Specter and together with Hymn to Tourach they dismantles a lot of threats, albeit most likely against lesser decks. I've changed things around sense then, but I haven't played paper at all since March, so I don't really know if the changes are for the better.
Thanks for the suggestions. I'll pick the older cards up on EBay. I think I have the Heroic Interventions. I like to have a ~ 40 card maybe-board for a lot of my decks.
10 months ago
I often find with discard decks that it is really hard to close out a game, even with Hypnotic Specters and the like. I would recommend taking the Abyssal Nocturnus out of the sideboard and into the main and adding a 3-4 Liliana's Caress.