Duskmantle Guildmage


Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Penny Dreadful Legal
Pioneer Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Gatecrash (GTC) Uncommon

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Duskmantle Guildmage

Creature — Human Wizard

: Whenever a card is put into an opponent's graveyard from anywhere this turn, that player loses 1 life. : Target player puts the top two cards of his or her library into his or her graveyard.

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Duskmantle Guildmage Discussion

K1ngMars on Mindcrank in EDH

5 days ago

Personally, I run Mindcrank in only one deck, which is

"Library.exe has stopped working" | Phenax Primer

Commander / EDH K1ngMars


As stated before by others, I usually try to use such card as a combo piece with Duskmantle Guildmage / Bloodchief Ascension / Syr Konrad, the Grim . There are times in which I cast it without the other combo piece and usually the table knows how to interact with it, if they can't destroy it: attack the player that benefits less from mill. Meanwhile, I laugh for the success of my evil plan...

It's a good card if its mechanic it's supported, as all cards should be. Otherwise, skip it. No card belongs in every deck, not even a Sol Ring . That's the thrill of deck building!

enpc on Mindcrank in EDH

1 week ago

Mindcrank is situationally a good card, but for most decks it just takes up a card slot. There are the obviously good lines with Bloodchief Ascension or Duskmantle Guildmage but unfortuneately mill in generally (but especially in EDH) is a double-edged sword as most EDH decks are designed to leverage their graveyard at least somewhat.

THCue on "Library.exe has stopped working" | Phenax Primer

1 week ago

Yeah Bitter would work.. Also the Duskmantle Guildmage Won't work because no cards hit the graveyard instead they flip to the bottom sadly.

K1ngMars on "Library.exe has stopped working" | Phenax Primer

1 week ago

Well THCue, I have a friend running a Rhys the Redeemed deck, and the Wheel it's there too. My plan is usually to focus on milling him first with all my resources to mill the Wheel too: at that point, I'm fine, since he doesn't have recursion for enchantments.

However, if he manages to cast it early, the deck lacks specific interaction for enchantments, so you could be screwed. Note how you still can attack him for damage with X/X creatures or kill him with Duskmantle Guildmage / Bloodchief Ascension and some big mill.

It definitely is a card that gets in our way toward victory, but there are workarounds. Remember that you also have cards like Bitter Ordeal to remove specific threats from the library (like Eldrazi titans). Again, in my deck's description there's a section explaining how to counter a specific meta with cards that go against the mill strategy.

Wolfpig on C-C-C-C-Combo Breaker!

1 week ago

Hey dudes and dudettes, something was weighing on my mind today and I wanted to ask you all a question. Remember the first time you saw a card and immediately though of its 100% synergy mate, I mean the card that broke the game for you and everyone else just kind of shrugged it off?

I felt this way when I saw Duskmantle Guildmage and I knew Mindcrank was going to get banned. Not that it did, I am just saying in my mind I saw something no one else at my table did.

I immediately started talking about how good the card was, and every one of them were just sort of, Meh. Not that it turned into a stable combo, or that its heavily used, but it's a combo that has won House Dimir its fair share of games I am sure. It just made me 100% aware that speculation can drive card prices because speculation leads to desire

This changed me a bit although for better or worse I do not know. I do know that now when I look at cards I tend to hold off judgement till I have had time to comb the database and check for synergies. I then bought a play set of Surgical Extraction promos for $12 collectively at my local card shop, at $3 a piece (This was about 2009-2010). I just thought, Man; people are going to be playing these in every deck someday. Boy, I am happy about that decision right now.

My questions to you fine people, are these.

  • What card did you first see and say "Omg, That Combo!" and genuinely felt like you were the first person on earth to realize it. The card that made you rush home to slap together a deck, and take credit at the table for its conceptualization.

  • What card did you "See Coming" when it came to Modern and Legacy demand, the one you went ahead and stocked up on and ended up being totally right.

8vomit on not another duskcrank list ugh

4 weeks ago

Originally the deck was a Duskmantle Guildmage + Mindcrank combo deck in a control shell. I decided against the combo main board, and hadnt updated the title yet. Still toying with the idea really. thx for the +1

BS-T on The river boogeyman

1 month ago

Mindcrank is a redundant effect for the aforementioned Dimir wizard ( Duskmantle Guildmage ) to combo with Bloodchief Ascension.

quietquail on Phenax Mill copy copy

1 month ago

The Commander's Quarter had a on a budget Phenax deck. This is a good list for a casual group. Here are some cards that I want to highlight from his list:
- Creatures/cards that scale with size of graveyards: Wight of Precinct Six , Mortivore , Nighthowler , and Bonehoard .
- Duskmantle Guildmage - This was the original combo piece with Mindcrank. You have Syr Konrad, but it is good to have another combo piece.
- Thousand-Year Elixir - This card doubled in price early this year. You have a bunch of low-drop defenders; this enables you to mill them the same turn they enter the battlefield with Phenax out.
- Tree of Perdition - If you manage to get this early, you can have its toughness to be > 30. That's a lot of cards to be milled!

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Duskmantle Guildmage occurrence in decks from the last year

Commander / EDH:

All decks: 0.01%

UB (Dimir): 0.99%