Grinding Station

Grinding Station


Tap, Sacrifice an artifact: Target player puts the top three cards of his or her library into his or her graveyard.

Whenever an artifact enters the battlefield, you may untap Grinding Station.

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Set Rarity
Fifth Dawn (5DN) Uncommon

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Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
2019-10-04 Legal
Block Constructed Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

Grinding Station occurrence in decks from the last year

Commander / EDH:

All decks: 0.0%

Grinding Station Discussion

Spell_Slam on enchantress if bad

6 days ago

Fraying Sanity triggers Alela, which can trigger Altar of the Brood. Altar of Dementia and Undercity Informer can use those faerie tokens for more mill. You can definitely make this work! There's enough synergy to make a cool, original deck.

You could also go for the cheesy Helm of Obedience/Leyline of the Void combo. Leyline is worth including regardless. Rest in Peace as well.

There might be some infinite loops with Grinding Station, Alela and a certain artifact creature out there...

psionictemplar on Kaboom

1 week ago
  1. I think a couple of board wipe spells would be beneficial. Something like Storm's Wrath or Hour of Devastation would help you stay alive vs aggro and give you a good shot a killing some plainswalkers as well. Another card that burn decks have run in the past for this reason is Ensnaring Bridge. You would probably need to keep your hand emptied which leads into my next thought.

  2. If you do want to try the Ensnaring Bridge plan, then you will probably need to empty your hand a little bit faster. Your creatures will help you with this, but don't really work well with the board wipes. Trading the creatures for cards like Talisman of Indulgence or Chromatic Lantern gives you mana that can be used instantly. They also have the side benefit of being able to give you red mana on the chance you only have tron lands in play.

  3. Another consideration I had for this deck would be getting hosed by things like Leyline of Sanctity. I know you have All Is Dust for things like this, but you could also try something like Ugin, the Ineffable to not only remove troublesome cards like leyline, but also give you another creature option to work with. It also has the potential benefit of card draw. The static ability could help you play some of your hand out.

  4. General food for thought.
    4.1 Changing the mountains to snow mountains to add Arcum's Astrolabe. Reasoning is card draw and mana filtering for possible color splashes.

4.2 Chalice of the Void Why? Well given that your playing a large number of spells that can be whatever cost you want, you can place this at almost any value you want for some potential spell control. It would probably be better as a sideboard card, but it couldn't hurt to have for the combo matchups. Imagine landing this on 2 to combat the Grinding Station/Underworld Breach decks.

4.3 Shrapnel Blast This just seems like solid damage for the cost. Sacrifice fodder for this could be astrolabe's, talismans, chalice, you name it. (example) destroying your own Ensnaring Bridge to allow you to attack.

Abraxas3719 on What a nice deck you have, well had

2 months ago

stensiagamekeeper those are solid recommendations for sure and I have been building another list Mill to the Max that takes more of these type of cards into consideration. That being said I am adding 2 of Grinding Station , Myr Retriever , Heartless Summoning , Fraying Sanity and I also pre-ordered Ashiok, Nightmare Muse . I plan on taking out all 4 Ashiok, Dream Render + Nightveil Specter . I'm just not sure what to take out for the other 4 spots.

Abraxas3719 on I need a card like ...

2 months ago

I like the Grinding Station + 2 Myr Retriever but how is the Altar of the Brood + Heartless Summoning supposed to work?? wouldn't it just kill the retrievers in an infinite loop?

hungry000 on I need a card like ...

2 months ago

Another way to build the turbo combo deck is with Heartless Summoning + Altar of the Brood / Grinding Station + 2 Myr Retriever . It has more combo pieces but it's faster (potential turn 2 kill).

Ize19 on I need a card like ...

2 months ago

You'd have to replace Ornithopter too, but Dross Scorpion and Myr Turbine combo with Grinding Station as well. It'll take until turn 5 though.

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