Mastermind's Acquisition


Format Legality
Pre-release Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Standard Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Mastermind's Acquisition


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Mastermind's Acquisition Discussion

Minihorror227 on Interesting black deck

1 day ago

When Mastermind's Acquisition came out i knew i wanted to try and build a wacky and fun deck with it to play during fnm, but the problem is that i dont know what i should do with it. I want to make it into a black control deck that has a sideboard with cards in each color for certain decks and running the duel lands that come in untapped when a swamp is in play such as Drowned Catacomb and Dragonskull Summit. With this, ypu can have a deck set up for removal while having your sodeboard set up to deal with decks in your meta without sideboarding it in.

Do you guys think this can be possible to do or should i give up now before building the deck? Also what cards should be main boarded and what should i sideboard in for specific decks? Once i figure this all out i'll post a deck here for you guys to see

Oversized_Shady on Insectives

2 days ago

I love the flavor of this deck! Running things like Barter in Blood and Death Cloud or just about any mass-sacrifice effect could pump your dudes and help you get in there. Also, you NEED ramp in this format. Since I am assuming that there is a budget, I recommend Cultivate, Sol Ring, Kodama's Reach, Golgari Signet, Skyshroud Claim, and Mana Vault to start. Ramp is essential in this format. Coat of Arms and Triumph of the Hordes can steal you games out of nowhere as well. Green Sun's Zenith, Chord of Calling, Diabolic Tutor , Worldly Tutor , Mastermind's Acquisition, and Demonic Tutor help you find your winning cards. Tutors are also super important in this format. You also might need some board wipes. I really am fond of Decree of Pain.

ClawhammerLobotomoy on Deck of infinite life

2 days ago

The idea is nice. Seems like you're going for a word soup thing with Odric, Lunarch Marshal also.

I'd suggest looking into Sacred Cat as a one drop with lifelink that you can get back if it dies.

Since you're running Mastermind's Acquisition you should be able to throw some of the 'what if' cards into the sideboard only, and grab them when needed.For example, Grand Abolisher is a great side board card, but could just fizzle if the opponent doesn't interact on your turn much.

That goes for Authority of the Consuls as well. If the opponent doesn't have any creatures, it is a dead card in your main deck. You could remove both copies from the main and have one in the side board and just grab it with Mastermind.

I'd argue that Kambal, Consul of Allocation could possibly be the same here. if the opponent is a creature heavy deck, it wouldn't do much work.

I think you should look into cutting down some of the creatures to balance it with some non-creature spells as well.

Fatal Push is a stupid good removal card if you have the cash.

I love Aetherflux Reservoir as a win condition. If you can get the combo off, it is great, but this deck might be a bit slow for that. I've typically only seen/played this as the win-con in some white artifact "storm" decks. In fact, I have one that I mess with on MTGO. Aetherflux storm

Maybe look into going towards a control/prison style archetype and adding cards like

These will just deny the opponent any actions while you set things up.

I'm not that great at building decks, so don't take anything I say as gospel or anything.

Craven183 on Spirit of Vengence

3 days ago

Ashnod's Altar would be a nice sac outlet for the dragon spirits.

Explosive Vegetation and Birds of Paradise for access to colored ramp?

Fireshrieker would be a nifty way to exile two permanents with O-Kagachi instead of just one.

Also would recommend some tutors ( Diabolic Tutor and Mastermind's Acquisition if you want this to remain a budget list ) to make sure you can get the cards in hand that you'll need.

Really like the list! Hope my suggestions help and good luck to ya!

Catalog9000 on Running 75 over 60 in ...

4 days ago

IF you do not want to see a Restore Balance in your hand, but you want to use it in the deck, why not just run a single copy?

Or, actually I just thought of something.

This deck is 5 colors, right? So, why not in the place of Restore Balance, you put in some copies of that new Mastermind's Acquisition? Than if you Cascade into it, it's not so bad.

It'll nail you your Restore Balance, and you don't have to worry about it accidentally blowing up in your face.

Just make a really odd Sideboard with more spot-removal and spot-threats than an actual functioning Sideboard.

Sideboard weird shit like a single Karn Liberated, a single Ugin, the Spirit Dragon, some Ratchet Bombs.

Going colorless helps sway color restrictions your mana base may be producing.

magicsheep on Discard Nuke

5 days ago

If you don't like Diabolic Tutor, Mastermind's Acquisition is a lot more flexible.

chadsansing on Vish Kal, the Sacrificial Church

1 week ago

Gravedigger + Cadaver Imp + Deathrender might be fun with Altar of Dementia. You could run Mastermind's Acquisition, Dimir Machinations, Spoils of the Vault, and Dark Petition in addition to Diabolic Tutor to get your combo pieces.

Happy brewing!

duff87 on Advertise your COMMANDER deck!

1 week ago

xander11,ofcourse. i would maybe put in the new Mastermind's Acquisition over Diabolic Tutor because it's the same thing basically but just with the added benefit of being able to choose a card from outside the game which can be quite useful if you have a ten card sideboard. Razaketh's Rite is also diabolic tutor with cycling which is just better. also black has no removal for enchantment/artifacts which can definitely be an issue. so maybe Unstable Obelisk for some added ramp and the option to destroy any permanent. just some thoughts. oh and Blood Pet and his homie..i completely forgot the name of the other one.sorry I'm probably no help. but there ya go.

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