Grindclock

Legality

Format Legality
Modern Legal
Legacy Legal
Vintage Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Frontier Legal

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Set Rarity
Magic 2015 Rare
Scars of Mirrodin Rare

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Grindclock

Artifact

Tap: Put a charge counter on Grindclock.

Tap: Target player puts the top X cards from his or her library into his or her graveyard, where X is the number of charge counters on Grindclock.

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Grindclock Discussion

Spirits on Mizzix, the Storm EDH

3 weeks ago

Hi xSHAMUSx, Contagion Engine is respectable, the -1/-1 is nice for defense. The proliferate 2 is nice. The main reason I don't play it is the CMC6 and the Activate 4. If I have 10 mana at my disposal, I should already have enough Experience and have pulled a combo. CMC10 is just too slow and too steep a cost for me.

Do you have a base deck build started yet? Didn't see it on your profile. Are you planning on running Mizzix of the Izmagnus as your commander or Arjun, the Shifting Flame?

Izzet has a tough time pulling creatures, ie: Arjun, the Shifting Flame.

Some recommendations might be:

Blue Sun's Zenith, Brain Freeze, Stroke of Genius, Jin-Gitaxias, Core Augur, Jushi Apprentice, Enter the Infinite + Laboratory Maniac, Show and Tell + Omniscience, Arcanis the Omnipotent, Ambassador Laquatus, Grindclock, Millstone, Mind's Eye, Beacon of Tomorrows, Windfall, Wheel of Fortune, Reforge the Soul, Jace, Memory Adept, Memory Erosion, Dreamborn Muse, Jace's Archivist, Altar of Dementia + Glen Elendra Archmage + Sage of Fables, Altar of the Brood, Keening Stone, Mesmeric Orb, Mindcrank, Increasing Confusion, Tunnel Vision + Jace, the Mind Sculptor (Using his +2).

Would have to put together a preliminary build. Would need 1) Some way to survive since you'll pull threat from at least one player 2) Some way to go fast, cheap mana rocks etc to push into the big creatures.

Sorry if I duplicated any there, a couple good combos in there.

I should warn you though, in 4 player commander, it may be tough to mill all 3 opponents, you could do it, but may not be consistent. I think has better mill/control because of the .

KaiserChef on Mad Mitch's Mean Mill-icious Machine

1 month ago

Prototype Portal+Grindclock Build a Grind clock Army, or use it too create so much more mana with a mana stone.

emrakulinsmugglers on Amonkhet Spoilers and Speculation.

1 month ago

00xtremeninja haha ikr although i don't want to remove Grindclock for some -1/-1 counter stuff

or that oracle vault thing

RogueArtificer on Vorel Energy/counters

2 months ago

Grindclock seems like an odd choice. I'd almost suggest Erratic Portal instead since it lets you reuse your ETB creatures to get more energy or ETB effects. Maybe even Crystal Shard

Blighted Woodland is one of my favorite ramp cards since it just sits in your lands and isn't as restrictive as Myriad Landscape

Like the +1/+1 counter subtheme as well. How do you feel about cards like Spike Weaver as a reusable "Not in the face" option while you set up your Energy loops?

Artifact Lands will trigger Era of Innovation, are searchable for 0 off Tezzeret the Seeker along with being untappable with his +1. You can run 3 of them, totally worth it.

Hope those are helpful.

Kay7men on Wind Mill

3 months ago

I also run artifact grind, like Millstone and Grindclock in my casual, just cause they allow me to mill every turn once they are out, but thought any of my artifact mill wouldnt be as effective in modern. Should I be rethinking that?

iannau on

3 months ago

Cut the GrindclockCut Living Totem

Creatures:Add Elvish Mystic x4 (it's a staple)Add Llanowar Elves x4Add Ant Queen

Inst & Sorceries:Add CultivateAdd Nissa's Expedition

MadF on Brain Fuse

3 months ago

Power Conduit is modern legal according to magiccards.info. It helps a lot with managing the number of counters on Brain in a Jar.

I also like Turn and Wear better than Far/Away and Abrupt Decay. They both go well with Muddle the Mixture and Counterbalance and are neither limited to low CMC nor let the opponent choose or summon again.

A Grindclock to sink your charge counters into and an Unwinding Clock (plus artifact lands) to play in opponent's turn, would require to make it vintage (and too much like): Brain Fuse (competitive)

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