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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Sadistic Hypnotist Discussion

grennpowerhouse on Belar's Aristocrats

1 week ago

Good deck my only recommendation would be to add more sacrifice outlets. Here are some possible ideas Altar of Dementia , Helm of Possession , Sadistic Hypnotist , Fallen Ideal , Fallen Angel , Malevolent Awakening , Attrition , Phyrexian Plaguelord , Stronghold Assassin , Hell's Caretaker , Carrion Feeder , Carnage Altar , Vish Kal, Blood Arbiter , Flesh-Eater Imp , aaaannnnnnd if you haven’t fallen asleep yet Skullclamp would go great in this deck.

legendofa on Absolute Control

1 month ago

How about Notion Thief and Teferi's Puzzle Box for a draw-lock combo? Or my personal favorite, Nath of the Gilt-Leaf and Sadistic Hypnotist?

the_solitaire on First attempt BW

1 month ago

Thank you for your feedback.

Since I am not familiar with the commander rules yet, I overlooked the fact planeswalkers could not be commanders. I thought they were obvious commanders and did not look any further.

With your help, I decided that Athreos, God of Passage would make a good commander for this deck, with his ability to return died creatures to my hand. That is part of this decks "strategy" if you may call it that.

The 2nd bouncing card is Enduring Renewal, which also bounces a creature back from the graveyard to my hand.

I removed some cards that did not follow the main theme (disenchant and some like it) to make room for the suggested signets, as well as a few other cards.

The Ornithopter. Phyrexian Walker, Vebulid and Hangarback Walker have a prominent place in their deck. They fuel the strategy so to speak. This startegy bases on the following cards in synergy:

Enduring Renewal athreos (unless a player decides to pay 5 life he is an enduring renewal as well)

Ashnod's Altar, sacrifice a creature to gain colorless mana Phyrexian Altar, sacrifice creatures to gain colored mana

Lampad of Death's Vigil, sacrifice creature to drain opponents life Thoughtpicker Witch, sacrifice a creature to decimate opponents libraries Undercity Informer, see thoughtpicker witch, but faster Sadistic Hypnotist, empty opponents hands fast Spawning Pit, sacrifice creatures until mana runs out to create huge amounts of 2/2 tokens (infinite amounts once Ashnods Altar or Phyrexian Altar shows up on the battlefield) Admittedly, the most beautiful way out would be to generate a large amount of mana through enduring renewal, ashnods/phyrexian altar/0 mana creature and cast a Torment of Hailfire for 999BB

TheRheX on Got 99 Upvotes And A Bitch Ain't One - Marchesa

3 months ago

Hi Last_Laugh!

Can you give some insight on how these following cards perform in practice:

Drana, Liberator of Malakir:

Seems to only be useful when you attack a player that's not on the throne.

Also only applies the counter after damage has been dealt, so the attacking creatures would have to survive the combat damage phase.

Gray Merchant of Asphodel:

It seems awkward to not deal enough damage to take your opponents out of the game while simultaineously putting yourself on the throne. Would be interesting to know how this performs on its own and in comparison to Kokusho, the Evening Star.

The Ozolith:

This card looks like it is made for this deck, but the restricion to only be able to move the counters at the beginning of combat on our turn seems problematic.

Herald of Secret Streams:

Is this a "win-more" card or a crucial piece to win the game? I played it for a while and was never too impressed - maybe the strength of this card depends a lot on what kind of decks you are facing in your playgroup.

Spellskite:

To figure out whether this card can find a spot in my deck I checked the decks I face in my playgroup and found surprisingly little single target spells/abilities where this card would be useful.

Last One Standing:

It's a strong card but seems clunky to resolve when you have 3-4 opponents with something like 14 creatures and 23 tokens. Do you use an app that can roll an x-sided die where x=number of creatures in play?

Sadistic Hypnotist:

How much of a drawback is the sorcery speed in practice? I find it immensely useful to be able to sac at instant speed.

Phyrexian Reclamation:

How often do you activate this - is it really better than Reanimate?

I'd also like some feedback on cards that have performed really well for me, but did not make your list:

Blasphemous Act:

It's usually a bordwipe for - I regularly tutor for this card.

Deadly Rollick:

The unexpected removal of a key creature can really mess up your opponents turn / combo. It has been really solid for me and has been really annoying to play against.

Deflecting Swat:

I feel super save playing Marchesa, the Black Rose without any ability to put counters on her when I have this card in hand.

Even just your opponents knowing that you have this card in your decks gives you some savety because they try to play around it even when it's not in your hand.

Reef Worm:

The worm seems like a dull beater that needs a setup to perform, but this card never lets me down.

Give your creatures haste via cards like Urabrask the Hidden and your opponenty will quickly be facing an army of sea-creatures.

(For reference you can check out my list here: Marchesa, the Black Rose)

Judging form the comment section of other Marchesa lists on this site you seem to put a lot of thought and effort into this deck so I am looking forward on your feedback on this topic.

Have a nice day :)

Austin_Smith_of_Cards on Deathmonicon - Teysa Karlov Aristocrats EDH

4 months ago

Change log after not investing in this list in a while:

-1 Ashen Rider +1 Path to Exile

-1 Boreas Charger +1 Cruel Celebrant

-1 Sadistic Hypnotist +1 Altar of Dementia

In terms of creature swaps, Ashen Rider is incredibly strong and a hard cut, but I’d rather have the cheap efficiency of Path. Archon of Justice costs less and is about as good.

Boreas Charger has always kinda sucked even if I get double death triggers, so in goes Celebrant as an additional wincon.

Sadistic Hypnotist is pretty good, but Altar costs less, can sacrifice at instant speed, and is a wincon.

-1 Worn Powerstone +1 Talisman of Hierarchy

Just an upgrade to a mana rock. I’d rather curve into Teysa on turn two than have an extra colorless mana a turn later.

-1 Dark Prophecy +1 Village Rites

-1 Martyr's Bond +1 Bastion of Remembrance

This list really badly needed a way to just draw cards instantly; we have plenty of card draw value engines. I decided Dark Prophecy competed with Necro for its slot and got the cut.

Martyrs Bond I never really saw while playing, but I’d rather have another drain effect than something that stalls the game.

-1 Sorin, Lord of Innistrad +1 Grim Tutor

Sorry, foil original print Sorin, he’s a little slow to generate tokens for his mana cost. The deck needed a fourth tutor to more consistently pull together its combos anyway, and Grim is a spicy recent reprint.

-1 Orzhov Guildgate +1 Brightclimb Pathway  Flip

-1 Swamp +1 Silent Clearing

And just some upgrades in the manabase. Overall, can’t wait to see how this list can perform even better!

Simerix on Karador Sacr

4 months ago

Scavenging Ooze is a good card, but doesn't play into the theme. Don't take it out necessarily, just something to keep in mind. Altar of Dementia would be an all-star in this deck. Fiend Hunter is kinda absurd. You can sac it before you exile, so the creature is permanently exiled. Disciple of Bolas is great because it gives you repeatable card draw in creature form which is huge for this deck.

Other good cards (some are around $5 but might be worth splurging for): Solemn Simulacrum, Stitcher's Supplier, Zulaport Cutthroat, Grim Haruspex, Ashnod's Altar, Vraska, Golgari Queen, Buried Alive, Viscera Seer, Pitiless Plunderer, Dictate of Erebos, Pawn of Ulamog, Smothering Abomination (this one triggers for any type of sacrificing), Archon of Justice, and Stonehorn Dignitary

In general, you have more noncreatures than I think is optimal. I could be wrong, and it's your deck. Build it how you want, but I think this deck excels with a higher creature count. If it's a creature it's repeatable and still usable if milled. Noncreatures aren't. For instance, I like Farhaven Elf more than Harrow because it is a creature.

Looking over your deck, you don't have many actual ways to sacrifice creatures. You have a couple that self sac, such as Caustic Caterpillar, and Carrion Feeder, but you definitely need more. Cards like Viscera Seer, Altar of Dementia, Ashnod's Altar, Woe Strider, Fanatical Devotion, Sadistic Hypnotist, and Stronghold Assassin are needed to make this a sac deck.

Last_Laugh on Game of Dethrones

5 months ago

Not a bad start, I do have a few suggestions though. First, I'd work on lowering your avg. cmc to around 3.3. Second are actual card suggestions and I'll try to break it down by category. If nothing else, add Chaos Warp... it's Grixis' best answer to enchantments by FAR.

Draw: Grim Haruspex and Sage of Fables (also handy for etb/death trigger abuse and immediately protecting Marchesa).

Discard: Oona's Blackguard and Sadistic Hypnotist. This seals games.

Boardwipes: Last One Standing and Jokulhaups

Sac Outlets: Ashnod's Altar, Goblin Bombardment, Falkenrath Aristocrat, Carrion Feeder, and Viscera Seer.

ETB/Death triggers: Vindictive Lich, Flayer of the Hatebound (36 damage per round w/ 4 players), Zealous Conscripts and Sower of Temptation.

Random Goodness: Diabolic Intent (Demonic Tutor with upside here), Metallic Mimic (same as Sage of Fables, just more versatile),

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