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Nath of the Gilt-Leaf and this guy have the greatest bromance.
Posted By: General_Naga (9/10/2012 12:16:18 AM)
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In new modern card frame! Yay! :D
Posted By: DarthParallax (9/8/2012 10:59:42 AM)
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It always pains me when they bring back oldies like this guy and people don't recognize them. It makes me feel old.

Here's your history lesson--the Hypnotist was first printed back in 2001, back during Odyssey block. A big theme in that block was the Cabal, a black-aligned organization led by the Cabal Patriarch and known for the gambling ring and pit fights it hosted (see Cabal Pit). People who worked for the cabal were called minions...like Cabal Inquisitor, Chainer, Dementia Master, Braids, Cabal Minion, and this guy.

His flavor text and creature type are both completely appropriate once you understand where he comes from.
Posted By: Werewolf- (9/18/2012 2:02:42 PM)
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Eeevil once you pay the five mana. (pro) Izzet decks can out-draw it, though.
Posted By: Lord_of_Gelectrodes (9/8/2012 2:10:54 AM)
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I think this guy deserves a relevant creature type like rogue, assassin or even shaman could work.
Posted By: lorendorky (9/11/2012 3:46:39 PM)
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@Morgaledh

Since when is paying 5 mana every turn just for discard 2 efficient? Especially when the entire thing relies on two unprotected creatures, Gleancrawler in particular being susceptible.

As Luther_Zenn said, Reassembling Skeleton is much more useful. And for G/B, the aforementioned Nath of the Gilt-Leaf is perfect.
Posted By: NARFNra (8/14/2013 1:57:15 PM)
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Get Cancer, Blizzardspectre.

The flavour text doesn't connect with the Golgari, because it quotes the pit-fighting story behind the Tempest/Odyssey block.

Would it have been hard to think of new flavour text? Maybe harder than I think.
Posted By: Ferlord (9/9/2012 8:27:37 PM)
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1. Gleancrawler on the field
2. Play Sadistic Hypnotist
3. Sadist sacs himself
4. Opponent discards two
5. End step, Sadist returns to your hand.
6. Rinse, repeat.

This will not win you friends, hey, an auto two card sac each round is efficient.
Posted By: Morgaledh (9/14/2012 7:18:07 PM)
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not my thing, that's why I play the Izzet deck.1st comment
Posted By: blizzardspectre (9/8/2012 2:07:50 AM)
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Shirei, Shizo's Caretaker
Posted By: heavyterror (3/16/2013 10:22:26 PM)
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