Sadistic Hypnotist

Sadistic Hypnotist

Creature — Human Minion

Sacrifice a creature: Target player discards two cards. Play this ability only any time you could play a sorcery.

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Set Rarity
Mystery Booster (MYS1) Uncommon
Duel Decks: Izzet vs. Golgari (DDJ) Uncommon
Odyssey (ODY) Uncommon

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Legality

Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
Noble Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Highlander Legal
2019-10-04 Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

Sadistic Hypnotist occurrence in decks from the last year

Commander / EDH:

All decks: 0.02%

Black: 0.15%

Golgari: 0.2%

Sadistic Hypnotist Discussion

Vash13 on Meren's Gravediggers

13 hours ago

If your going for a meren stax build there are some fun cards to consider, Sheoldred, Whispering One is a power house for you and against your opponents, Necropotence should be in every black deck, Grave Pact/Dictate of Erebos both lock out your opponents nicely with all the sacing you intend, Life from the Loam does lots of work in any graveyard deck, if you still want combos and to lock Melira, Sylvok Outcast pairs well with many cards to create grave stax combos such as Woodfall Primus, Puppeteer Clique are good ones to control your opponents graveyard and boardstate, Sadistic Hypnotist can help control their hand, Magus of the Abyss is also fun since everyone has to sac then it can sac itself just to have meren return it at turns end, (on the issue of mana real quick tho since you have all the other mana dorks you might as well pick up an Elves of Deep Shadow to complete.) Combo all this with all the free sac outlets you can find like Altar of Dementia/Ashnod's Altar type cards. well there are others but I think you get the idea, meren works really well with the creature and sac based stax not so much as with the more classic stax requiring tapping and cost shenanigans, tbh meren can be played in lots of different ways, hopefully some of this helps :)

FormOverFunction on Favorite Janky Cards?

1 week ago

Callous Oppressor always makes for an exciting debate. After that, it makes for a busy Nin, the Pain Artist or Sadistic Hypnotist in my torture deck. I usually ask the sliver player to name a creature type, as everyone has generally been picking on him already :D

chriscross25 on The one and only Black Rose, Marchesa

2 weeks ago

Last_Laugh Thanks for your comments. To your suggestions:

Spellskite: seems like a perfect card for Marchesa. I will put this in. :D

Metallic Mimic: same as spellskite. I will put this in. Seems really strong!

Glen Elendra Archmage: i thought about this card already and the potential lock. For me it is not fun to play such a lock since i want a good time with my playgroup. :D Similar reasons with Oona's Blackguard/Sadistic Hypnotist. Discard seems a good control aspect but put instantly me as a target. I have to figure it out if and how i can use these in the future.

Sower of Temptation:Was one of the last cuts for me. My thinking with Thalakos Deceiver is that he fits very well in this deck for some reasons. First he can sac himself what i already want to get him back. Second he synergies very well with Marchesa's dethrone ability. Give him the +1+1counter and sac him afterwards. But i need to test it to evaluate the card.

Fleshwrither: Seems good with all the 4 drops. I personally like to play with no or less tutors which makes every game quite diffrent. I guess for mimic and spellskite i will drop one or two 4 drops.

About Vicious Shadows and Stolen Strategy: Vicious shadows is a card i want to build around for a long time. Since my playgroup will draw a lot of cards this card seems good within this deck to punished it. Stolen strategy is one of my pet cards :D It works kinda with the theme of the deck and is usefull for card draw/advantage and removal!! because the cards stay at exile :D

Btw. I checked and upvote your list out and i think it is really good and a nice name :D

Zhugo12 on Karadorable [cEDH Primer]

2 weeks ago

tcooke2 What if I take out Sadistic Hypnotist and put in Cartel Aristocrat for just a strictly cheaper sac outlet.

Then take out Satyr Wayfinder for Felidar Guardian as an additional means to combo and an additional 4 cost creature (a surprise tool that will come in handy later)

I can take out Qasali Pridemage for Birthing Pod as an extra reusable tutor (especially fun with any line that includes Felidar Guardian because it allows you to fetch and sacrifice the Felidar Guardian on the same turn.

But as for Body Snatcher, I'm not sure what I should take out

Last_Laugh on The one and only Black Rose, Marchesa

2 weeks ago

Nice deck, it's similar to my build but mine is less theft focused. I like the inclusion of Invasion Plans here. I do have a few suggestions for both cuts and additions.

Suggestions:

Spellskite helps protect Marchesa and you can redirect the same spell/ability on the stack as many times as needed to set your life where you want it.

Metallic Mimic allows you to abuse any etb/death trigger on everyone's turn instead of once per round. Just sac Mimic to reset the creature type as needed.

Glen Elendra Archmage is a counterspell on a stick that also doubles as a combo piece with Mikaeus and a free sac outlet. Infinite mana with Phyrexian/Ashnod's, infinite damage w/ Goblin Bombardment, and infinite mill with Altar of Dementia.

Legion Loyalist is a pet card of mine here. First strike + trample out of relatively nowhere is great thanks to haste. The tokens can't block part has saved my butt more often than I thought it would also.

Oona's Blackguard/Sadistic Hypnotist - Discard helps seal up games tighter than a Dolphin's butthole.

Cuts: Burnished Heart/Solemn Simulacrum are both too slow here imo. Feast on the Fallen is another card you won't miss much, it looks better on paper. At 7 mana Vicious Shadows should damn near win you the game but doesn't have nearly that impact. Thalakos Deceiver is probably your worst theft effect (maybe Sower of Temptation instead). Stolen Strategy also seems very mana intensive and awkward to find the right time to spend 5 mana on it, but I've admittedly never tried it.

Feel free to check out my list for ideas, it's one of the top rated Marchesa lists on this site and has tons of posts to sift through for more ideas. Upvotes on any of my decks are appreciated. Every Masochist Needs a Marchesa To Love Them

Last_Laugh on I've got a very tiny bone to pick with you

2 weeks ago

Sadistic Hypnotist can empty a hand real quick. Noxious Toad's oracle text is each opponent discards. Also, if there's any sort of +1+1 counter theme going on here (I hate custom categories...) Oona's Blackguard puts in some work.

I personally play Grixis discard with Marchesa, the Black Rose at the helm. Mines more of an etb/death trigger abuse deck though. Hand Hate Marchesa if you feel like taking a gander.

Last_Laugh on Nicol Bolas Superfriends

2 months ago

Words of Waste, Pain Magnification, Liliana's Specter, Noxious Toad (oracle text is each opponent discards), and Burglar Rat all work well here.

I personally run Marchesa, the Black Rose at the helm of my Grixis discard deck so that ETB/Death triggers are abuseable and reusable. It also opens up Oona's Blackguard, Sadistic Hypnotist, Dauthi Mindripper, and a few other discard options.

Feel free to check out my list for ideas. It's not budget friendly as a whole but it should still help out a ton. Upvotes on any of my decks are appreciated. Hand Hate Marchesa

InFlam3z on Karador graveyard shenanigans

2 months ago

Thanks, I was planning on removing Viridian Emissary once I sort the manabase out and remove more basic lands for hermit druid. I do like the idea of changing to Sadistic Hypnotist to get an additional sac outlet as I thought I might not have enough. Think I've got one so once I get the chance I'll give it a test!

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