Theater of Horrors

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Format Legality
1v1 Commander Legal
Alchemy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Arena Legal
Block Constructed Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Commander: Rule 0 Legal
Custom Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Gladiator Legal
Highlander Legal
Historic Legal
Historic Brawl Legal
Legacy Legal
Leviathan Legal
Limited Legal
Modern Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Pioneer Legal
Planechase Legal
Quest Magic Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Vanguard Legal
Vintage Legal

Theater of Horrors


At the beginning of your upkeep, exile the top card of your library.

During your turn, if an opponent lost life this turn, you may play cards exiled with this.

: This deals 1 damage to target opponent or planeswalker.

SirFowler on "Happy Little Accidental Murders"

1 year ago

I like the deck. I have been wanting to make an Anhelo deck, but I just have so many decks already that I don't know if I'll have room for another. (Not like that's stopped me before though)

You already have Talrand, The Sky Summoner, but more effects like Metallurgic Summonings, Saruman, the White Hand, Chrome Host Seedshark, and Baral and Kari Zev would be handy. I also feel like a couple of magecraft triggers such as Archmage Emeritus, Deekah, Fractal Theorist, or, if you're willing to pay a little more, Storm-Kiln Artist would be good. Role Reversal is nice because it could steal any permanent, not just creatures if you're willing to get rid of some of your stuff. Cryptic Pursuit seems perfect hear since casting instants and sorceries creates a 2/2 for casualty, but also, when you sacrifice it, if it was an instant or sorcery, you get another card! A 3 for 1 seems like a pretty good deal. Also, your mana fixing needs a little work. The signets (Arcane Signet, Rakdos Signet, Dimir Signet, and Izzet Signet) are really cheap, so I would replace those for the 3 mana rocks. Creating colorless mana is pretty detrimental, especially if you're trying to cast spells with multiple mana symbols.

Some stuff I would replace. Blood Tyrant is too bulky since it doesn't benefit from casting/copying spells. Imminent Doom is a little too situational for my liking. There are times when you might not have the right cmc to trigger the doom. Theater of Horrors isn't really that great because it's really mana intensive for the payoff. Prince of Thralls is just too pricey for the curve. Prismari Pledgemage is just a 3/3 for 2, but doesn't do much anything else. Soul Seizer  Flip is too clunky, when you could just do Control Magic for 1 less and is an immediate payoff. Firemind's Foresight. I like this card, but it's just a little pricey for my liking. Elder Mastery. Again, a little too pricey for the payoff. Sedris, the Traitor King is really only good in a more creature heavy build with a mill subtheme. Since you only have 15 creatures, it doesn't seem worth it.

These are just a few of my opinions on the deck. Hope any of this helps.

immakinganezehaldeck on Anje Reanimator (Casual CEDH)

1 year ago

11/23/22 - Madness update

I'm really low on madness cards. Needs to be far higher for an anje deck.




Removed most end game threats + interaction that didn't have madness, since madness tech needs to be there in high density and the deck can win through that stuff mainly.

Quickspell on 32 Sustainable Spells to Burn Body Fat

1 year ago

Gidgetimer I did get a new copy of Necropotence. I had sold mine after not having used it in years, but this is the perfect deck for it.

TheOfficialCreator Light Up the Stage and Theater of Horrors work great!

Thank you both for these great suggestions. I also added

Quickspell on 32 Sustainable Spells to Burn Body Fat

1 year ago

TheOfficialCreator Thank you, Light Up the Stage looks great with Spellweaver Helix. I wish Vilis, Broker of Blood was a dragon. MaybeMaskwood Nexus to make him a dragon… Theater of Horrors looks perfect, though!

multimedia on Rakdos, Lord of Riots Demon Tribal

1 year ago

Hey, with Rakdos as Commander then consider some effects that make an opponent lose life without attacking? Rakdos can't be cast without first an opponent losing life and effects that cost no additional mana as well as being repeatable are nice since you want to use your mana on your turn to cast Demons or draw. Get repeatable value while also making your opponent or each opponent lose life.

Cryptolith Fragment  Flip is ramp and an enabler for Rakdos. Plague Spitter is a hidden gem, repeatable 1 damage to each creature at your upkeep can wreck opponent token strategies especially Spirits who are flying blockers against Demons and opponent's green mana dorks. Lower mana cost options, less than 4 mana, are better since they can potentially be cast before Rakdos.

With Rakdos as Commander and playing Demons you need less ramp because he's a source of ramp for Demons. For this reason I would make draw more important then ramp. Still play some ramp, but more draw lets you draw Demons to cast using Rakdos mana cost reduction.

For more draw my advice is make cards with repeatable effects a priory for upgrades. Draw spells that are a single effect are fine too, having both is best. Seize the Spoils, Big Score and Unexpected Windfall is loot (draw and discard) and ramp with treasures, that's really helpful for Demons to get three effects with one card.

If you're interested I offer more advice in another comment. Would you like more advice?

FormOverFunction on Casting spells from exile (blue …

1 year ago

I’ve had a lot of fun with Theater of Horrors but that’s got black in it...if you can swing it, might be worth a look. Great way to get non-suspend/etc cards exiled.

saber4734 on Vampiric Rites and Vampiric Wrongs

2 years ago

Cards like the two you mentioned are too much of a gamble for me. On one hand with Valakut Exploration yes you can play that exiled card but you must have enough mana to do so and you aren't going to know if you will have enough mana unless you are running other cards that help you look at the top of your library beforehand. Theater of Horrors is too situational. You have to deal combat damage to be able to play the exiled card. Sure you might be in the ideal situation where it works but it likely won't work every time. And that means possible exiled cards going to waste. The last ability is 4 CMC to deal 1 damage to an opponent or planeswalker. That's expensive for 1 damage. Let your vampires do the damage.

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