Circu, Dimir Lobotomist


Format Legality
Pre-release Legal
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Penny Dreadful Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Ravnica: City of Guilds (RAV) Rare

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Circu, Dimir Lobotomist

Legendary Creature — Human Wizard

Whenever you cast a blue spell, exile the top card of target library.

Whenever you cast a black spell, exile the top card of target library.

Your opponents can't cast nonland cards with the same name as a card exiled with Circu, Dimir Lobotomist.

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Circu, Dimir Lobotomist Discussion

Winterblast on [List - Multiplayer] EDH Generals by Tier

1 month ago

I have built a deck for Circu, Dimir Lobotomist to play in real life...I've been playing it for 2 weeks now and I already liked it very much. I would even say that it might move Circu well out of tier 3 because he is a combo piece and disruption in the command zone. Here's my build:

Brain Fart Stax

Commander / EDH Winterblast


On the Circu discord we have 2 channels to discuss fast combo and control/stax combo approaches. My list falls into the control section but of course the fast combo builds are also cool.

Thx for adding my Ramos deck to the list btw

DrukenReaps on Best Mill Commanders?

1 month ago

The Mimeoplasm is a good one. Usually people go self mill or do something dumb with Hermit Druid but I recently threw together Mimeoplasm Just Millin' Around. The general idea being to mill everyone and occasionally cast mimeo whenever a good combination of creatures end up in graveyards.

Some others that benefit from mill or use mill (I have little to no experience with any of these):

Stitcher Geralf- annoy everyone all at once and usually get large tokens

The Scarab God- exile problem things like Kozilek, Butcher of Truth in response to the ability hitting the stack so the next time you mill out that person it is gone. Also you get the 4/4 version which is hilarious.

Lazav, Dimir Mastermind- no direct mill but able to do some funny stuff.

Wrexial, the Risen Deep- rather expensive and doesn't mill directly but benefits from it.

Circu, Dimir Lobotomist- A bit meh by himself with how little he gets but he won't be by himself. worth noting if he hits things like Sol Ring then no one gets to have the ring except you.

Szadek, Lord of Secrets- very similar to what you have now but more linear. You know how much you get with this guy where as your current one could whiff.

Jeleva, Nephalia's Scourge- Likely to be one of the stronger ones. Cast every bodies stuff!

Holtzman on Interactions with briefly exiling creatures

3 months ago

Just to add to your understanding, If you had Circu, Dimir Lobotomist on field and played a Black spell triggering his ability and exiling Path to Exile from the top of opponents library -They cannot play Path to Exile.

-If you flicker Circu, Dimir Lobotomist with Cloudshift he is a new creature and doesn't remember that he exiled Path to Exile. The opponent may now cast Path to Exile.

Haldarious on Lanterns and Lobotomy

4 months ago

Have you considered Circu, Dimir Lobotomist? Also thinking more than one piece of graveyard hate would be good, like a Scavenger Grounds or Relic of Progenitus

KumaBozu on Enough Lands...Or Need More?

4 months ago

Your deck has a lot of tools, but the thing is, I don't see a visible win condition. I can see the idea of chipping someone out kinda working in 1v1, but in multiplayer, I expect you to have a bad time. To make up for this, you have some options, and they all focus around the spells you cast.

Damage based cards like Guttersnipe, Faerie Tauntings and Aetherflux Reservoir, etc.Counter-based cards like planeswalkers, infect and Inexorable Tide, etc.Theft cards like Bribery, Insurrection, Slave of Bolas, Hostage Taker and even Rite of Replication.You could even mill with Memory Erosion, Leyline of the Void, and cards like Circu, Dimir Lobotomist Also, just dumb good cards like Draining Whelk, Venser, Shaper Savant and Kaervek the Merciless

Not to say what you're doing is bad, it's totally not. You just gotta squeeze that sweet value out of everything you do.

As for the cards you mentioned, I'd say Arcane Denial, Nicol Bolas, Planeswalker, neither but put Dark Petition in that slot, Duplicant because it's a body, Liliana of the Veil, Word of Seizing, and neither, kinda.

All that said, I don't really play control, I'm a Timmy at heart. I play against it enough to know that you want to use every part of that orange, not just the juice

OneItsStarted on Help Building Exile Mill

5 months ago

Hi, my name is OneItsStarted and lately I've been trying to make an exile-mill deck for EDH, but I haven't been able to figure out an efficient way to do it.

I really don't want to make a typical Phenax, God of Deception style mill deck, as a decent number of people at my LGS play re-animator decks. So far I have looked at Oona, Queen of the Fae, Circu, Dimir Lobotomist , and Jeleva, Nephalia's Scourge.

Any tips on building a somewhat competitive deck for the archetype or one of the commanders would be appreciated, especially so if anyone has any experience with this archetype.

Xarabas on U/B Jace Mill

6 months ago

I'd suggest that you replace Mirko Vosk, Mind Drinker - he costs 5 mana and mills only if he is not removed by your enemy and is not blocked by a flying creature. If you want that kind of mill you can play Mind Funeral instead which only costs 3 mana. If you want to have a creature you might have a look at Circu, Dimir Lobotomist. Other nice creatures are Jace's Phantasm or Consuming Aberration, but they dont work well with Ashiok, Nightmare Weavers exile ability.

Also Chronic Flooding doesn't really do much to slow the game vs aggro decks. Most of the time you're better of with some removal.

Illusificate on Steal Your Face

6 months ago

It'd be a big addition, but how about Circu, Dimir Lobotomist? It (Obviously) pairs well with your Lobotomys. And since you have so many black and blue things, you would get optimal use of him. Agony Warp goes well with it too and I find it helps in most decks a ton.

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