Mind Control


Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Penny Dreadful Legal
Custom Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Oathbreaker 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.

Mind Control Discussion

Rhadamanthus on If I use card:Zedruu The ...

1 month ago

No, you won't control the creature anymore. Because the control-changing effect on Mind Control is generated by a static ability, it's applied continuously. If Mind Control changes controllers then so will the enchanted creature.

Colgate on If I use card:Zedruu The ...

1 month ago

Assuming there are no other control-changing effects, controller of Mind Control controls creature. It is static effect and it doesn't matter when Mind Control entered the battlefield or whether it entered at all.

DuTogira on HIGHLY overlooked red commanders

1 month ago

Varchild struggles because blinking is more of white's thing. Varchild seems sweet... but it needs white to really shine. Still looks like a fun brew.
Olivia Voldaren can Mind Control vampires, and her ping turns creatures into vampires. MindTouch > ExileTouch, and doesn't require giving her deathtouch. Not that there aren't corner cases where Kumano, Master Yamabushi wins out for utility (such as his ability to ping face which olivia lacks), but rather that Olivia Voldaren is superior in 9/10 situations. Of your suggestions, Kumano, Master Yamabushi still seems the most interesting to me. Being able to use him with Braid of Fire to just spit damage at people in the late game makes for quite the finisher, and it's right in flavor for what red wants to do.
Marton Stromgald is a 4 mana 1/1 with no protection, no evasion, and no way to win the game except by combat, which he doesn't even buff himself for. For him to be good, you need a ton of creatures, some enchant/equip to make him unblockable/indestructible, and for your opponent to have significantly less creatures and/or weaker creatures than yours. Basically: marton's only good if you're already winning by a landslide anyway. Krenko, Mob Boss generates his own tokens, and keeps generating exponentially more of them. If he's not dealt with, he will eventually win a game all by himself, no A+B required. Marton will never win a game without the help of a 4-5 card setup, minimum. That's... not impressive. I really think marton's a dud here, but good on anyone who believes they can make him work.

cdkime on enchanting my stolen enchanted permanent ...

1 month ago

You would control the enchanted permanent due to the layer system.

Control-changing effects occur in layer three, and the most recent control-changing effect takes precedent.

So, in this case, you control the creature originally. They enchant it with Mind Control , and their control-changing effect is at the top of layer three, so it takes precedence and they control the creature. You put a control-changing effect with In Bolas's Clutches . Now your control-changing effect is at the top, so you control the creature.

Nuubi on enchanting my stolen enchanted permanent ...

1 month ago

So, let’s say I have a creature that someone enchants with Mind Control and takes control. Then on my turn I enchant that creature with In Bolas's Clutches or Lay Claim or something along those lines. Would I then take control of it? Or would I have to destroy the enchantment to regain control?

Ravenrose on Marquis of Morality

2 months ago

This is not garbage. This is "let's-throw-stuff-together" good stuff! It is fun and looks amazing to play against, albeit annoying. I would totally pay to see the look on your group's faces. You should totally add Blatant Thievery , Control Magic and Mind Control .

cdkime on Can Xantcha be the most ...

2 months ago


You are incorrect-- Xantcha, Sleeper Agent does not go back to the command zone when a player dies. Xantcha's effect is a control-changing effect, akin to Mind Control . Per 800.4a, in a multiplayer game, when a player leaves the game all control-changing effects will end. Thus, Xantcha returns to your control when her controller dies. This is explicitly stated in her Gatherer rulings.

Ultimately, that is one of the issues I see holding her back as an ultra-competitive commander. There are enough infinite mana decks floating about that I would be concerned with playing her--after all, someone could assemble their infinite combo, kill off her controller, the kill off you, all the while drawing the cards needed to win against the remainder of the table.

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Mind Control occurrence in decks from the last year

Commander / EDH:

All decks: 0.01%