Increasing Confusion


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

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Set Rarity
Dark Ascension Rare

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Increasing Confusion


Target player puts the top X cards of his or her library into his or her graveyard. If Increasing Confusion was cast from a graveyard, that player puts twice that many cards into his or her graveyard instead.

Flashback XU (You may cast this card from your graveyard for its flashback cost. Then exile it.)

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Increasing Confusion Discussion

wycocomon on Hail Hydra!

4 days ago

Solidarity of Heroes is always fun, and Increasing Confusion is a fun alternative to Bane fire, and you could always flashback same turn if it gets countered. Death's Presence helps against kill cards, and Bioshift is cool cause it can trigger protean hydra's 3rd ability.

blackhawk22 on Zombie Tribal (2nd Gen) Input Welcome

1 week ago

Cards that reveal and go to the yard are like Commune with the Gods, Grisly Salvage, Mulch, See the Unwritten,Forbidden AlchemyCards that self mill Armored Skaab, Deranged Assistant,Ghoulcaller's Bell, Curse of the Bloody Tome, Dream Twist, Satyr Wayfinder, Increasing Confusion With enough self mill Spider Spawning could be a threat. Gnaw to the Bone a way to buy time. Lord of Extinction thrives off large graveyards.Body Double. Boneyard Wurm. i have more but am a t work and leaving

MRDOOM3 on Oloro Mill/Control EDH

3 weeks ago

You also can put in some Jaces: Jace Beleren, Jace, Memory Adept, and Jace, the Mind Sculptor.

Since this is mill, part of me more prefers Ulamog, the Ceaseless Hunger over Infinite Gyre.

Some more pure mill can be Archive Trap, Increasing Confusion, Startled Awake  Flip, Glimpse the Unthinkable, Mind Funeral, etc.

Tree of Perdition, Magister Sphinx and Sorin Markov are also both nice for cutting your opponent(s) down to size in terms of life.

Temporal Extortion could be a nice way to pressure your opponents to giving you extra turns.

If you actually want to be rude, Omniscience is your friend.

Voltron3030 on Aon-adharcach (Unicorn)

3 weeks ago

Keening stone is really nasty when paired with Traumatize. Infinite mill can be achieved with Painter's Servant and Grindstone, though they're a bit pricey. I think Increasing Confusion and Mind Grind would be good options for you too. If you like mesmeric orb, and I'm sure you do, there are a ton of ways to make copies of it (Mechanized Production from the new set looks like fun). Just make sure you get Laboratory Maniac and maybe Psychic Spiral so you don't deck yourself out.

Hope this helps.

leon_bulminot on milling all day

1 month ago

Tlipoch, BMpatrol...So I ran quite a number of tests with the new deck version and discovered a unique variant of the deck. I have the ability to use Glimpse or Mind Sculpt but prefer mind sculpt. Not because of price but because of Manic Scribe. I can mill myself to kick off Delirium, within one turn.

I also dropped Oboro to 2 copies and honestly, I had no issues drawing it if I dropped a mill on myself occasionally. I didn't realize how much deck control I could have with one or two self mills to move things out of the way.

Once I physically have cards in hand, I'll update the deck list. I'm keeping the maybe board.

I gave the Aether Hub and Theorist a run as well and it required me to modify the deck into a mono blue deck but opened up a few possibilities, namely in the form of self milling, drawing, and winning with Laboratory Maniac. That version used Increasing Confusion as well, especially since it mills itself and utilizes the Flashback mechanics to self mill.

JA14732 on Mill or Not to Mill...that is the question...

1 month ago

Alright, so I'll take a look here. I'm actually kind of a fan of mill in EDH, even if I don't enjoy playing it, but the problem is that Oloro isn't really set up for mill, and you're running a number of cards that are inefficient. So, how do we fix this? Well, there's a couple of ways.

First, if you want to keep your commander as Oloro, by all means, do so. Oloro's the most generic Esper commander, well, ever, and can be the head of basically every deck out there. If you want to have a commander better suiting for mill, however, Szadek, Lord of Secrets, Mirko Vosk, Mind Drinker or even Phenax, God of Deception are all good for mill in EDH. This isn't necessary, however.

Alright, so now you're milling people. How do you punish people for getting milled? Well, there happens to be Leyline of the Void and Rest in Peace in your colors! (Keep in mind, that this does Nonbo 100% with Keening Stone, which I will be recommending later.) These cards force your opponents to play YOUR game, and not their own.

Now then, how do we improve efficiency? There's a couple of cards that are noticeably lacking in your list, cards like Mind Grind, Consuming Aberration, Keening Stone, Archive Trap, Glimpse the Unthinkable, Mesmeric Orb, Traumatize, Increasing Confusion, Memory Erosion, Dreamborn Muse, Altar of Dementia, Sands of Delirium, Mindcrank + Bloodchief Ascension, Hinder + Tunnel Vision , Bitter Ordeal, Praetor's Grasp, Sadistic Sacrament, Eater of the Dead (can go infinite really easily with Phenax) and, I guess, just run Helm of Obedience. It goes infinite with either Leyline of the Void or Rest in Peace. Some of these are pretty expensive; I'd recommend just looking for whatever looks good and fits in your budget.

Finally, now that you've improved your efficiency, you need to keep your hand full. Necropotence, Mind's Eye, Howling Mine, etc. to just keep your hand full whilst milling your opponents out.

Anyways, I hope this helps you to improve your deck. It's a bit of a long statement, so let me know what works for you.

miampizza on Unscrupulous Experimentation

2 months ago

Well, there are a few cards that comes to my mind.

First there are better ways to self mill than Civilized Scholar  Flip such as Dream Twist, Jace, Memory Adept or Armored Skaab.

For draws you could consider Visions of Beyond and in case things turn sour you can always pick up a few Noxious Revival

Oh yeah and if you're playing casual and games lasts for a while, Increasing Confusion is pretty brutal.

Quiet Speculation looks fun, though I've never tested it.

JigglePhysxAF on Mill Em Dead

2 months ago

@Jmreas well Mind Sculptis good in the sense that it's 1 colorless and 1 blue, but others make them mill more. Also Increasing Confusion is okay but it's not the best, pay 6 to mill 5 and pay 7 to mill 12 (graveyard effect)

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