Grand Prix Lille 2015
A lot of Grixis decks have made it into day two of this Legacy GP, challenging the numbers of Miracles and Omni-Tell - the other two biggest decks of the format.
A lot of Grixis decks have made it into day two of this Legacy GP, challenging the numbers of Miracles and Omni-Tell - the other two biggest decks of the format. Will Grixis be able to come out on top?
Cabal Therapy was already one of the most powerful disruption cards in Extended back in the day. It was a staple in B/G “The Rock” lists using it alongside Duress to know the opponent's hand and Wall of Blossoms as free flashback fodder. Eternal Witness could also regrow a copy of Cabal Therapy before being used to pay for the flashback as well.
When the Extended Format was discarded in favour of Modern the card left the spotlight for some time, only seeing some play in Legacy decks that could create creatures “for free” like Dredge and Storm (with Empty the Warrens).
The printing of Gitaxian Probe and especially Young Pyromancer “recently” (for Legacy standards) has pushed the card right back into the spotlight. While I prefer the skillful guessing of the contents of your opponent's hand, I can also appreciate the extra value created by a turn one Gitaxian Probe into Cabal Therapy. Later on the Young Pyromancer will give you a free token back when you sacrifice a token for the flashback cost of Therapy. This means that Cabal Therapy will always create at least a 2-for-1 card advantage. If you happen to see multiple copies of the same card in the opposing hand, you can get even more value.
There are three versions of the card, but none of them have been printed in very large numbers considering today's standard. If this was a Modern card it would cost 20 € by now, but as we saw in Lille there are a lot of Legacy fans as well, so the card should see some growth, even if the Grixis decks do not end up in the top8.
Cabal Therapy (Judgement) Price Trend: 7,07 €
Cabal Therapy (FNM Promo) Price Trend: 9,27 €
Cabal Therapy (PDS: Graveborn) Price Trend: 6,68 €