Jace, the Mind Sculptor


Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Leviathan Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
MTGO 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
Masters 25 (A25) None
Eternal Masters (EMA) Mythic Rare
Vintage Masters (VMA) Mythic Rare
From the Vault: Twenty (V13) Mythic Rare
Worldwake (WWK) Mythic Rare

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Jace, the Mind Sculptor

Planeswalker — Jace

+2: Look at the top card of target player's library. You may put that card on the bottom of that player's library.

0: Draw three cards, then put two cards from your hand on top of your library in any order.

-1: Return target creature to its owner's hand.

-12: Exile all cards from target player's library, then that player shuffles his or her hand into his or her library.

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Jace, the Mind Sculptor Discussion

IOrpheusI on Blue Wizard-Control

1 day ago


Heyo thanks for the helpful feedback :)

I have made a few changes regarding your suggestions,

I have cut the 3 Divination for 3 Cryptic Command and got rid of the 2 Paragon of Gathering Mists for 2 Jace, the Mind Sculptor additionally I have put 3 Echoing Truth + 4 Tormod's Crypt in the sideboard.

However I have a bit of a problem with implementing the fourth Opt + like 3 more lands to make the deck a little more consistent (allthough I am not sure if the deck needs it but it was a random thought of mine because control decks that I know of usually run 23-25 lands),anyways thank you again and further help would be very much appreciated :)

Tyqar on Sparky41

1 day ago

Alrighty. Proposition.


Jace, the Mind Sculptor

Liliana of the Veil

Snapcaster Mage

Total - 265.26


4 x Chalice of the Void

2 x Walking Ballista

Ugin, the Spirit Dragon

Total 275.99

Obviously, we'd need to patch the other 10, but does this seem like a good deal?

Email me at [email protected] to continue discussion.

Icbrgr on Is Modern Still A Turn ...

2 days ago

Im in the middle of working on a primer for a deck and was looking for sources to cite that support what I have been told/taught about Modern being a "Turn four Format."

I did a little digging and found is quote out of an older article:

"(WoTC) used two criteria (as a guide) in choosing what cards to ban. First, ( WoTC has) a rule of thumb about Legacy that (WoTC doesnt) like consistent turn-two combination decks, but that turn-three combination decks are okay. (WoTC) modified that rule for Modern by adding a turn to each side: (WoTC is) going to allow turn-four combination decks, but not decks that consistently win the game on turn three. (WoTC) banned enough additional cards that (WoTC believe) such decks no longer exist in this format."

If you look at the ban list at the time this article was written there are some very noticeable cards that were banned then and yet currently legal such as Jace, the Mind Sculptor, Valakut, the Molten Pinnacle and Bitterblossom..... does this mean that there are more answers to these cards/combos in today's Modern format?

Does anyone know if there are more current articles from WoTC that cement/confirm or even disprove that Modern is meant to be a Turn 4 Format?

smackjack on our store implemented house rules?

3 days ago

Boza I agree with you, as long as the proxying is ”realistic”. Playing against a deck with 4 proxied The Tabernacle at Pendrell Vale wouldnt be realistic, as basically no non-proxy player could do that. Playing against proxied Jace, the Mind Sculptor i have no problem with :)

t3hdarkness on Caplata

5 days ago

Spreading Plague has worked wonders although sometimes it gets in the way of my secondary Win Cons which is Turning Tokens Sideways.

I haven't had too much trouble with fast aggro. Between all the Chump Tokens, Edicts, Mass Removal, and Exiling the field stays pretty clear until either Jace, the Mind Sculptor or Sorin, Grim Nemesis finish the game with The Chain Veil or someone gets slammed by dozens of token creatures.

Oath of Liliana is an absolute All-Star in a flicker deck. I often find myself tutoring for it as soon as possible.

Grubbernaut on Blue Wizard-Control

6 days ago

Divination seems worse than more Cryptic Commands in the majority of situations. Or, alternatively, could give Chart a Course a try! The downside is worth it, IMO. 3 for 2 is just too slow for modern.

I would probably cut Paragon of Gathering Mists altogether. It's slow and clunky, and losing a 4cmc creature to a 1cmc spell is tough for a draw-go deck. I would go up to 4 snappy-do.

Considering there's no big payoffs for big mana, either, I'd probably cut Nyxthos for two Mutavault. Lets you get Wizard's Retort online and is a nice, cheap, resilient beater. Alternatively, wedge in a couple of Walking Ballista as faux-removal.

Speaking of removal, you should grab some Vapor Snag; sb, some Echoing Truth for planeswalkers, tokens, or Ensnaring Bridge.

Grafdigger's Cage is a nonbo with Snap; you could consider Relic of Progenitus, Tormod's Crypt or Faerie Macabre as alternatives.

Lastly, this deck definitely wants Jace, the Mind Sculptor and, to support it, probably 8-10 fetchlands. Since you're playing the slow, long game, brainstorming or bouncing things is incredibly helpful.

I'd definitely go up to 4x Opt to smooth draws, too. The instant speed is always nice, since you can leave up counters.

Feltrix on The Most Evil Deck in Modern

2 weeks ago

No, you're right, that makes sense. I mean, Jace, the Mind Sculptor's ultimate and Pyxis of Pandemonium both exile cards and can thus get rid of Emrakul, but you make a valid point. I'll put in a Pyrite Spellbomb not just because of that, but because I'm a little paranoid someone will Surgical Extraction the Lantern of Insight.

Sansosuiso on Sultai Midrange

2 weeks ago


Thanks for the comment. I absolutely love Tireless Tracker, but I don't see it working as a full four-of as it occupies (effectively) the four-drop slot. Two or three copies of Tireless Tracker seems optimal here without Field of Ruin. As a replacement or inclusion, Jace, the Mind Sculptor is tempting, but I've previously found him woefully lackluster to keep up with aggressive decks. In this regard, I've considered maindecking Kalitas, Traitor of Ghet instead to enable some additional lifegain---that is desirable due to the painful mana base and required mana cost of various plays with the deck---and to deal with creatures that won't stay in the graveyard. But I'll continue to play around with the four-drops (and Tasigur) to see how the top end of the deck should be constructed with this latest build.

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