Mind Control

Legality

Format Legality
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Penny Dreadful 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
2012 Core Set (M12) Uncommon
2011 Core Set (M11) Uncommon
Duels of the Planeswalkers (DPA) Uncommon
2010 Core Set (M10) Uncommon
Promo Set (000) Uncommon

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Mind Control

Enchantment — Aura

Enchant creature

You control enchanted creature.

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Mind Control Discussion

TheRedGoat on Anything You Can Do... : Brudiclad EDH

5 days ago

Okay, so I did some checking around and found an edhrec article on Brudiclad, and they set some good ground rules for the deck:

Firstly, don't go for too many styles of play. You've got a ton of sources for token creation, and there's no reason to short yourself by being greedy about the kinds you'd like. (by example I feel you have too few spells to trigger Young Pyromancer atm)

Secondly, there is a big difference in going big and going wide as well as versatility and power. All your tokens becoming big and hasty isn't the same as being small with special abilities. (big difference in token beaters and token Eldrazi scions)

I would point out that the article covers only two builds: artifacts or spell slinger. You say you want to emphasize a clone/theft build, but honestly I'm not sure Brudiclad is well suited to that. To my knowledge such a build would rather play Mind Control and Threaten than Goblinslide or Goblin Assault (at least to name the weaker cards I see you running).

I will say that if you want to just run a bunch of random good stuff cards to make tokens of, then you need the following package: Soul Separator, Soul Foundry, God-Pharaoh's Gift, and Back from the Brink. Those cards, plus Mimic Vat and the Feldon in your maybe board, act as a perfect graveyard package for whatever other creatures you want to run. Other "packages" you should look into are ETB copy effects (see Blade of Selves, sacrifice outlets (like Goblin Bombardment for having a mass token hoard), and if you decide to run any tokens that generate mana there's always "x-spells".

Best of luck to you! I can definitely say that I'll be trying out that grave package, but if you get to it first let me know how it plays in your meta! Also as a disclaimer I don't know what running some of these packages will do to the power level of your deck. It may be lower tier, or it may be too OP for your playgroup. Use with caution.

DemonDragonJ on New Mechanic: Indomitable

2 weeks ago

There are many cards in this game that allow a player to take control of another player's permanents, but, amazingly, there are no cards that prevent such an effect from occurring, so I shall now remedy that. If Tajuru Preserver and Sigarda, Host of Herons can completely stop forced sacrifices, there is no reason that there cannot be cards that completely stop players from taking control of another player's permanents.

Indomitable (this permanent cannot be controlled by any player other than its owner).

The indomitable mechanic prevents a permanent that has it from being controlled by any player other than its owner; temporary effects, such as Act of Treason or Dominus of Fealty's ability, may target the permanent, as normal, but simply fail. Auras that steal permanents, such as Mind Control, may attach to such a permanent, but have no effect.

Of course, I shall now also create an example of a card that has this ability, as seen, below:

Undying Loyalty Show

I chose red and white for this card, because those colors are the colors that are most often associated with loyalty and bonds.

What does everyone else say about this subject? Why is there no way to prevent players from stealing each other's permanents, and is my idea a good one?

Rhadamanthus on Interaction between Mind Control and ...

2 weeks ago

Yes, it can. Control-changing effects are part of a system of "Layers" that the game uses to figure certain things out. If two conflicting effects are trying to apply in the same layer and neither of them are somehow dependent on the other one then the newest effect wins out over the old one. In your example the control-changing effect created by Homeward Path is newer than the one created by Mind Control, so Homeward Path wins.

Kogarashi on Interaction between Mind Control and ...

2 weeks ago

This came up when I was talking to my husband about using Homeward Path to take control back when creatures have been taken from you. Since unlike a lot of effects, Mind Control is an aura that would stay on the creature, we were wondering if it would override the Homeward Path activation, or at least undo it later. Could someone clarify please?

Kogarashi on Homeward Path versus Seal Away

2 weeks ago

In order to control a creature you own, it must be on the battlefield (otherwise it's a "creature card, not a "creature").

Homeward Path's utility is in regaining control of creatures that have been taken from you via effects like Mind Control, Simic Manipulator, Traitorous Instinct, Death's Presence, etc.

In the case of Seal Away, you still control the creature. It's just been exiled.

YaminoNakani on Animar

4 weeks ago

Biggest issue I see here is a lack of focus and not enough creatures for a creatures only matter deck.

Animar, Soul of Elements wants two main things: Cast creatures and get +1/+1 counters to cast larger creatures. Everything in the deck should be focused on those two goals.

Setting up the deck to achieve this purpose will make it efficient and powerful. All cards should therefore do one of the following:

  1. Ramp up to Animar.

  2. Protect Animar.

  3. Place counters on Animar.

  4. Cast game ending creatures for cheap or free.

  5. Draw cards to allow us to do 1 through 4.

Priority should be given to cards that does something now > does something before your next turn > does something on your next turn > does something eventually.

Because Animar offers a discount based on creatures played, the deck shouldn't be filled with only high cmc game enders, but creatures from low to high cmc, preferably with as little colored mana symbols as possible, to give the deck a natural progression to casting free or cheap high cmc game ending creatures.

Let's split the deck into 3 parts. Pre-Animar setup, Post-Animar setup, Finale.

Note that $: (0 to 0.99), $$: (1.00 to 4.99), $$$: (5.00 to 9.99), $$$$: (10.00 to 19.99), !$!: (20.00+)

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This section will be all ramp, and protection to get Animar out quickly and make sure he is secure.

- The land base should be arranged to where there is more emphasis on , then , then since can color fix and can offer protection.

- Exotic Orchard is pretty good and cheap and can usually offer every color in multiplayer, especially if an opponent has a Command Tower out or even a Vivid Grove without even needing charge counters. - Kazoo lands such as Simic Growth Chamber, Izzet Boilerworks, and Gruul Turf are good in casual EDH where there is lack of land destruction and they artifically increase your deck ammount by posing as two lands in one. Though overall you do not want too many tap lands as you'll constantly be a entire turn behind.

- Birds of Paradise creature ramp & color fix. $$$

- Carpet of Flowers could be a dud or amazing ramp with two main phases. $$$

- Shrieking Drake easy continuous counters. $

- Sol Ring Always. $$

- Voyaging Satyr creature ramp & color fix. $

- Zhur-Taa Druid creature ramp & burn. $

- Bloom Tender creature ramp. !$!

- Coiling Oracle ramp or card draw. $

- Cyclonic Rift removal or 1-sided board wipe. $$$$

- Explore ramp and card Draw. $

- Den Protector cast for free with morph and surprise Regrowth. $

- Sakura-Tribe Elder creature ramp and color fix. $$

- Sylvan Caryatid creature ramp and color fix. $$

- Beastcaller Savant creature ramp and color fix. $$

- Kiora's Follower creature ramp or vigilance on a stick. $

- Rattleclaw Mystic creature ramp and color fix. $

- Walking Atlas potentially free creature ramp. $

- Ainok Survivalist cast for free with morph, surprise Naturalize. $

- Dream Stalker Cast a Boomerang for . $

- Elvish Visionary a better, creature version of Aggressive Urge for this deck.

- Stratus Dancer an almost Negate. $

- Willbender basically Redirect. $

- Simic Charm so versatile. $

- Hooded Hydra Normally, not a good card. However in this deck. It can become massive and a dangerous thing to see a Wrath of God. $

- Lightning Greaves Protection and quick haste for a large creature. $$

- Spellskite For those , & removals. $$$

- Ring of Kalonia Ramp every turn and makes Animar a lot more threatening. $

This section will be about setting up our board state to win. All cards from this point onwards will be casted after Animar has been casted.

- Fierce Empath Tutor for something big. $

- Man-o'-War Another Shrieking Drake. $

- Sage of Fables Emergency card draw. $$

- Pestermite Vigilance, chump blocker vs flying or stopping a giant creature. $

- Guided Passage One of the best card draw and pick your poison spells ever. $$

- Pir, Imaginative Rascal A creature hardened scales and specific tutor. $$

- Sylvok Replica A quick Naturalize. $

- Cloudstone Curio An auto include if you can afford it. $$$$

- Temur Ascendancy Makes all your casted creatures threatening and some card draw. $

- Ancestral Statue The best Shrieking Drake for this deck. $

- Phyrexian Metamorph Costs 2 life and can do so much for you. $$$

- Purphoros, God of the Forge Ends the game with one of the Shrieking Drakes. $$$$

- Solemn Simulacrum Free ramp, chump blocker and card draw. $$

- Faerie Artisans It doesn't look like much, this is card can get crazy. $$

- Toothy, Imaginary Friend A growing monstrocity that explodes into cards. $$

- Altered Ego with lots of counters on Animar, Soul of Elements and depending on the board, this card could be a massive threat. $

- Herald of Secret Streams Let Animar, Soul of Elements go nuts. $

- Spike Weaver When you need to buy yourself some time. $$$ - Forgotten Ancient Let your opponents ramp you fast. $

- Silent Arbiter Protection against swarm decks. $$

- Mulldrifter Cheap card draw and flying blocker. $$

- Peregrine Drake Budget Palinchron. $

- Xenagos, God of Revels Game ender. $$

- Vesuvan Shapeshifter On your upkeep, you may pay to clone the biggest and baddest mofo on the field. $

- Zealous Conscripts Your friend just played Darksteel Colossus and you only have left, what do you do? $

- Deepglow Skate Potential huge ramp for just . $$$

- Draining Whelk A different kind of Mana Drain. $$

- Duplicant Free Mind Control. $$

- Soul of the Harvest Huge card draw with a Shrieking Drake. $

- Primordial Sage Huge card draw with a Shrieking Drake. $

- Deadeye Navigator and Peregrine Drake or Great Whale = infinite mana. $$

- Progenitor Mimic Very dangerous to copy one of the heavy hitters in this deck. $$

- Consecrated Sphinx All the card draw. $$$

- Deadwood Treefolk Repeatable creature recusion. $

- Steel Hellkite Situational, but very deadily against token decks. $

- Great Oak Guardian Great, quick surprise block when tapped out. $

- Pathbreaker Ibex Quick, game ender. $$

- Thunderfoot Baloth Setup for getting past defenses. $$

- Scourge of the Throne Depending on the situation, can be deadly. !$!

- Great Whale Another budget Palinchron - Stalking Vengeance Please don't use Wrath of God. $

- Hamletback Goliath Good setup for a game ending creature. $

- Palinchron So expensive, yet so infinite mana. !$!

- Balefire Dragon Destroy all the creatures. $$$$

This section will be about ending the game with giant behemoths.

- Stormtide Leviathan Swing in with impunity. $

- Platinum Emperion Deletes a win condition. $$$$

- Vorinclex, Voice of Hunger Can win the game on its own. $$$$

- Stonehoof Chieftain Win through commander damage. $$$$

- Nullstone Gargoyle Nothing but creatures from here on. $

- Void Winnower Turns the game into an odd match. $$

- Kozilek, Butcher of Truth Card Draw, Mill Protection and Devastating power. !$!

- Jin-Gitaxias, Core Augur Look ma, no hands! $$$

- Darksteel Colossus Not something people want to see cast for 0 or worse, cloned. $$$$

- Ulamog, the Infinite Gyre Vindicate, Mill Protection and Devastating power. !$!

- Blightsteel Colossus Not something people want to see cast for 0 or worse, cloned. !$!

- It That Betrays Now clone it. $$

- Emrakul, the Promised End Take out the combo or sacrifice player easily. $$$$

sleeper_agent007 on Toxic Love [Pharika Budget Enchantress]

1 month ago

Looks good, man. I have been working on my own version of Pharika Enchantress. Here are some ideas:

Color fixing / Ramp

  • Abundant Growth fixes mana and draws 2 with an enchantress in play.
  • Fertile Ground, Overgrowth are classic aura ramp.
  • Elemental Resonance in any deck that plays a green God from Theros.
  • Draw

  • Mourning, Whipsilk are draw engines in your deck.
  • Bequeathal two cards for 1 mana.
  • Casting of Bones fits the theme and let's you dig deep.
  • Phyrexian Arena, Dark Tutelage, Underworld Connections, Greed provide steady card draw throughout the game.
  • Fruit of the First Tree as a flavorful alternative to Harmony?
  • Creatures

  • Curse of Disturbance free armies are good.
  • Druid's Call on Pharika would also be good.
  • Verdant Embrace can be even better.
  • Genju of the Fens is a mana sink that dodges sorcery speed mass removal that could also help you close out the late game.
  • Power boost

  • Exoskeletal Armor, Nighthowler, Herald of Torment, Eternal Thirst give you a significantly better chance at winning with commander damage.
  • Removal

  • Gift of the Deity is a one sided wrath every turn if Pharika is online.
  • Lingering Death gets rid of Avacyn, Eldrazi, and other annoying indestructible things.
  • Nyx Infusion is a flavor win.
  • Traveling Plague moves fast in a multiplayer game.
  • Toolbox

  • Shade's Form is one of those hidden gem cards. Mana sink or Mind Control. Not bad for three mana.
  • Spreading Algae can act as TechEdge on crack. I mean, I see Urborg in like 90% of my games. Algae will do some work.
  • Unnatural Hunger not great against token armies but can be solid against other decks.
  • Stormforge_Mystic on DeathFed

    2 months ago

    Rinzl3r FNM isn't tourney so don't talk like that then. But remember that people still play lot of meta decks in fnm:s too.

    Cut Forbidden Alchemys and play Thought Scours much more mana efficient.

    Cut Naturalize from sideboard and play Nature's Claims. Mind Control Out and play Tormod's Crypt, you need gravehate.

    If you want to get seriously good cards cut Acidic Slimes, Merfolk Looters, Viridian Emissarys and Llanowar Elves. None of those creatures are like actually good.

    Then play stuff like Scavenging Ooze, Tireless Tracker, Birds of Paradise, Courser of Kruphix, maybe even Merfolk Branchwalker.

    And sure you would need better land base. 4 of Yavimaya Coast and Hinterland Harbor would do.

    But as i always say, you can play literally anything in fnm.

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