Mastermind's Acquisition

Mastermind's Acquisition


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*Search your library for a card, put it into your hand, then shuffle your library.

*Choose a card you own from outside the game and put it into your hand.

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Rivals of Ixalan (RIX) Rare

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Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Block Constructed Legal
Pioneer Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
Frontier Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

Mastermind's Acquisition occurrence in decks from the last year

Commander / EDH:

All decks: 0.02%


All decks: 0.1%

Mastermind's Acquisition Discussion

Seabody on Queen Marchesa: Politics, Aikido, and Control

1 week ago

Thanks for the response Abzkaban, I'll definitely give it a shot. Good point on the creature combo. Not very much combo in my meta, but that's certainly something to keep in mind.

I'm still working my way through the pages and pages of comments so apologies if this has been previously discussed - but what does everyone's wishboard look like? I'm planning on starting out with both Burning Wish & Mastermind's Acquisition so prioritizing soceries in the board. First revision:

Besmirch, Exsanguinate, Merciless Eviction, Vandalblast, Vindicate, Wheel of Fortune

Thoughts? What do other people prefer?

Can't wait to try this out - hopefully next week.

xtechnetia on Has Using the Graveyard as ...

1 week ago

It's worth noting that this isn't a problem exclusive to the graveyard. I've heard this phenomenon being referred to as "zone creep".

For example, we're seeing a recent proliferation of wish effects (Mastermind's Acquisition, Fae of Wishes, Karn, the Great Creator, etc) that encourage the use of the sideboard as another virtual extension of the hand.

And, of course, Karn TGC is somehow able to wish for artifacts from exile (the very zone Rosewater claims shouldn't become "graveyard 2.0"). Nobody knows why, but the good (or bad) news is that that's relatively minor on the list of WAR's design problems.

Flooremoji on Eldrazi Titans Reanimator

1 week ago

Mastermind's Acquisition is a good upgrade for Your current tutor :)

Daarkest on Arcane Bishop

1 week ago

Mastermind's Acquisition is a strictly better Diabolic Tutor

papafranku99 on Black/White Vampire Token Deck

1 month ago

Hey dude, first off i have to say thank you, i got some good baseline ideas from your deck.

Secondly, i think this deck could definitely use some refining and i do have some suggestions.

If you want to take a look at my vampire token deck for some ideas, please do: Life & Death: A wicked story

IN: 1x Hall of Heliod's Generosity , 2x Forerunner of the Legion , 2x Zulaport Cutthroat , 1x Athreos, God of Passage , 2x Mastermind's Acquisition

OUT: 2x Legion's Landing  Flip, 3x Mavren Fein, Dusk Apostle , 2x Bloodlord of Vaasgoth ,

In a deck like this, you need to be able to fetch your key cards, with Forerunner of the Legion you can search for your token generator(s) to get them out much earlier, and using Mastermind's Acquisition to get Anointed Procession out quicker greatly improves how the deck plays, it also allows you to search your sideboard or entire library (in casual games) for any card you may want to use, very handy!

IMO your deck is a bit creature heavy, however with the changes i suggested it, it may even it out quite well, let me know your thoughts :)

Silverdrake on Fiery remedy

2 months ago

You could try the route that I went and run a few tutors to effectively up the Tainted Remedy count. I'm running Mastermind's Acquisition because I like the flexibility, but you could just as easily go for Idyllic Tutor or Dark Petition or even Dimir Machinations .

MrBoombastic on Golgari Midrange Seasons Past

2 months ago

Hi there Sorin_Markov_1947.

Take your time, I'd appreciate it!

Good to hear about Field of the Dead getting the hammer. It'll be good for the format going forward. Luckily I just included it because I might as well. It isn't necessary for the deck to function, but did make for a nice finisher.

The deck is built around Seasons Past and the tutors Dark Petition + Mastermind's Acquisition , which should make up for the less consistent numbers. There could definitely be tweaks to be made, but they allow us to play more silver bullets and 1-of specific answers. That is the plan at least.

General_Fist on Knights of a Very Large Table

2 months ago

MultiverseSentinel Archetype of Finality is a really good addition! I'm just not sure where I should put it in. So I put it in sideboard for the time being since I can still access it with Mastermind's Acquisition

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