Hypnotic Specter

Hypnotic Specter

Creature — Specter


Whenever Hypnotic Specter deals damage to an opponent, that player discards a card at random.

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Format Legality
1v1 Commander Legal
Arena Legal
Block Constructed Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Gladiator Legal
Highlander Legal
Historic Legal
Legacy Legal
Leviathan Legal
Limited Legal
Modern Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Oldschool 93/94 Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Unformat Legal
Vintage Legal
Casual Legal
Custom Legal
Quest Magic Legal

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Hypnotic Specter Discussion

Heliogabale on Tergrid's Asylum

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.

I would add Pox , Raiders' Wake and Fleshbag Marauder . If this was my deck I would definitely run Hypnotic Specter . A Deserted Temple completes the Urborg+Cabal Coffers combo.

Hope this helps!

BrassLord on Peer Into the Abyss...

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!

BrassLord on Mono Black Vito Lifelink

2 months ago

Since you already have the Hypnotic Specter , highly recommend trying out Hymn to Tourach , as resolving either of these early can really slow your opponent's gameplan down!

Grind on

4 months ago

maybe Hypnotic Specter

MagicMarc on OVERplayed cards?

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.

Titus7007 on The Goyf Farm

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.

ilovemydoghisnameistuna on Black discard

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.

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