Glimpse the Unthinkable


Format Legality
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern 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
Iconic Masters (IMA) Rare
Ravnica: City of Guilds (RAV) Rare

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Glimpse the Unthinkable


Target player puts the top ten cards of his or her library into his or her graveyard.

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Glimpse the Unthinkable Discussion

Rengokuken on Laboratory Maniac

2 weeks ago

Small wording problem: Both Mind Funeral and Mind Sculpt Say "target opponent." May I recommend Glimpse the Unthinkable instead? Can't think of other effective self mill cards at the moment.

Darth_Savage on

3 weeks ago

Hi PonchoLibre,

I've always viewed Sphinx's Tutelage as a trap, other than in a deck running Howling Mine / Dictate of Kruphix or a deck which uses Burning Inquiry / Reforge the Soul I wouldn't use it. It seems like a decent play, but a lot of the time it will be a less efficient spell than Glimpse the Unthinkable, Mind Funeral, Mesmeric Orb or even Ashiok, Nightmare Weaver because of the non-land clause. Add to this that your build around cards (Teferi's Puzzle Box and Notion Thief) are 4 mana, your deck is going to be slow.

Now that being said, I have seen one reasonable use of Sphinx's Tutelage, which was a turbo fog deck -

So maybe a blue/white or blue/green style idea could work. Whatever you do you need to rework the deck so it isn't as dependent on 3 and 4 drops... While this may be a negative comment, I hope it is of some help and I wish you luck brewing your deck.

TheAlexGnan on How come Mill isn't a ...

1 month ago

Overall mill is a worse burn, but there's still potential there, if the card pool was ever expanded. if we take as a rule of thumb that you have to devide "mill x" by 2.5 (starting 7 plus 3 draws leaves 50 cards to be milled compared to 20 life to be burned), the shortcomings and benefits become obvious.

Glimpse the Unthinkable, THE mill spell, becomes a much worse Boros Charm at sorcery speed. you can do that to most mill cards.

Archive Trap is potentially great as a 0cmc instant 5 damage spell.

i forget the name, but you also have instant speed "draw 3 cards" for just a blue.

there are a few individual cards that give mill small edges over burn, but there's just not enough to make a consistent build.

Hedron Crab is a much worse Grim Lavamancer and so on.

it's very possible though that if mill gets even one more good mill spell at a good rate that is playset-worthy, it could be a real thing. you never know.

Catalog9000 on How come Mill isn't a ...

1 month ago

I was watching one of The Professor's videos going over card advantage, and in it he expresses that (I forget which card exactly so I'll have a stand-in) cards like Mind Sculpt essentially pay to discard a card from your hand.

His point is that there are generally better ways to use that . You don't affect the boardstate in a meaningful way, you don't disrupt their hand or counter their spells, and you don't advance your boardstate or your hand.

You tap two of your lands to discard a card. Period.

But I don't see it that way. You just removed seven cards from their library. You potentially got rid of very useful cards. In the case of things like Destroy the Evidence, they mill until four lands are in their graveyard. Whether they topdeck all four lands in a row, or they are running just an 18-land deck and they throw just as many cards away simply depends. Regardless, four lands is a huge blow to anybody's game.

So my question is very straightforward: Why don't we see more mill?

Sure, it's a tad bit slow to start. But with card's like Glimpse the Unthinkable and Hedron Crab, that's 13 cards on T2. That's effectively a quarter of their library.

With combos like Duskmantle Guildmage + Mindcrank, or Fraying Sanity + Glimpse the Unthinkable, or playsets of Destroy the Evidence + Mirko Vosk, Mind Drinker (Both milling until four lands), I don't understand why we don't see more of Mill out there?

And before you state the "obvious" that there's no good protection, there's plenty. Nemesis of Reason, Gifted Aetherborn, Vampire Nighthawk, Wall of Frost, Monastery Flock, and they all do really well with Phenax, God of Deception.

Combo this with things like Surgical Extraction and Extirpate and you're hitting them even harder.

So what are your guy's thoughts? Why isn't Mill more commonly played, or at the very least used as a sub-strategy when decks can allow for it?

Jiggens on

1 month ago

Cool deck, my one suggestion is to replace Breaking with Glimpse the Unthinkable, because in this case its a direct upgrade.

Duke.Fleed on Consuming Soul

1 month ago

Mindcrank and Duskmantle Guildmage is an infinite combo. Glimpse the Unthinkable or Breaking/Entering might just be better than Mind Sculpt. And finally, Visions of Beyond is very good in a mill deck

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