Mastermind's Acquisition


Format Legality
Pre-release Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Arena Legal
Penny Dreadful Legal
Standard Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
Brawl Legal
Frontier Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Rivals of Ixalan (RIX) None

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Mastermind's Acquisition


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Mastermind's Acquisition Discussion

yumharu on Superfriends

2 days ago

you can play Thalia's Lancers instead of Mastermind's Acquisition because you can only choose the first effect in edh and it will be better to have a creature to protect you planeswalker with this tuto effect.

Jhoira, Weatherlight Captain will let you draw A LOT of card.

Felidar Guardian can blink one of your planeswalker to reset it's counter and reuse one of it's ability in the same turn. you can also play card like Brago, King Eternal for similar effect.

Fuel for the Cause can be a good counter spell for this deck.

Thrummingbird and Grateful Apparition are really good cheap way to put loyalty counter.

Yawgmoth's Vile Offering is really useful.

I tried to recommand you card that are not too much expensive.

Good luck ^^

Tirondil on ~$250 competitive Kess Storm

5 days ago

Mastermind's Acquisition to save labmaniac if exiled with the first effect of Demonic Consultation?

kamarupa on Priest of Forgotten Zombies

1 week ago

If the combo goes infinite and somehow doesn't win (like maybe an opponent casts Pay No Heed or some such), Reliquary Tower & Elixir of Immortality would be useful after drawing lots of cards.

Alternative tutors: Dimir Machinations , Mastermind's Acquisition

Finix54eva on Revel in my Bounty, Bitches!

2 weeks ago

Hey BubbleMatrix2357

I was online and looking for random decks that I could playtest my deck for the new set against. I will tell you that that your deck gave me a run for my money and in the end I relied on my Mission Briefing and Mastermind's Acquisition to bounce Assassin's Trophy around in order to clear your board of Revel in Riches . In the end the game came down to the fact that your win condition only activated at the start of your turn, and that gave me the leeway I needed to ulti Jace. Wielder of Mysteries and win the game.

I must thank you for the great deck you have and ask that I return the favour to allow you to use my deck, Mangled Mentality for your future playtests.



PS. My deck is still being somewhat tweaked so the decklist may change from time to time. Also, I beat your deck from a position of which I was mana screwed.

Akromathia on True Black Burn Modern

2 weeks ago

I would change Murder for Never / Return , they do the same, but the later can affect Pw and gets recursion. Diabolic Tutor would also go in place of Mastermind's Acquisition , and would replace some copies of Alms of the Vein with Ill-Gotten Inheritance .

Gutterbones could take the place of Vampire Cutthroat , I would add + Vicious Conquistador and remove one Skymarch Bloodletter .

Side boarding some “Hand Destruction” and “Removal” spells would be a good idea as well.

SP3CTR3_chelts on Advice Needed on Performance Tuning ...

3 weeks ago

Vampire Nocturnus is nice but i would not play it in a deck were it is only active less than half the time. I also agree with redbird with the other drops.

Asylum Visitor is a great source of card advantage wilst being a low cost threat. i would run them instead of Vanquisher's Banner which whilst nice is too slow.

an added bonus about dropping Vampire Nocturnus , Vanquisher's Banner and Mastermind's Acquisition it significantly drops your curve making your only 4 drop sorin and no 5 drops allowing you to reduce your land count by 2 or 3.

ArchonBlue on Dracu-Leeeee, Dracu-Laaaaa!

3 weeks ago

Nocturnus is bad in a three color deck. Vanquisher's Banner , Night's Whisper , and Mastermind's Acquisition all seem unnecessary. In lieu of those spells I would suggest Inquisition of Kozilek , Terminate , and another Stromkirk Captain . I also really like Bloodghast in this kind of build as he's hard to remove and benefits nicely from all your tribal synergies. Another card I might suggest would be Legion's Landing  Flip.

Your sideboard looks super janky. I'd suggest 4x Leyline of the Void 2x Stony Silence 2x Anguished Unmaking 2x Celestial Purge and then some combination of Fulminator Mage and or Crumble to Dust to deal with lands. Settle the Wreckage and Extirpate are fine but may not be needed with Leyline. Dreadbore is also a good sideboard option.

redbird97 on Advice Needed on Performance Tuning ...

3 weeks ago

I'm a big fan of Vampire Nighthawk . I might add another. I might also add Vampire Cutthroat 4 copies. I'd drop Mastermind's Acquisition , Vampire Nocturnus , and Night's Whisper to make room. I hope this helped.

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Mastermind's Acquisition occurrence in decks from the last year

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