Mind Grind

Mind Grind


Each opponent reveals cards from the top of his or her library until he or she reveals X land cards, then puts all cards revealed in this way into his or her graveyard. X can't be 0.

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Centaureayl on Modern Mill

3 days ago

I too used to use a playset of Mind Grind . Then I realized that was stupid. I love it in EDH mill, but not in a 1v1 format. Second, I don't think Jace Beleren needs to be here at all, just replace him with Ashiok, Nightmare Weaver . Play around with the numbers of certain things, like Surgical Extraction and Sword of Body and Mind . I just don't like seeing so many 4x cards, but I agree that you need 4x most of those cards in there. Jace, Memory Adept is a great card, but I used him as a Win-Con in Control in standard a few months ago. Not in mill.

bcornett24 on The Mind Palace

6 days ago

nerdmeat Traumatize is not efficient inside of this deck. Consider casting it on turn 5. Minimally, have already cast 2 mill spells ideally 3. But for the sake of math we will go with two. 1 Glimpse the Unthinkable and 1 Mind Funeral . If an opponent did not mulligan on turn one they have 53 cards remaining in their library. Glimpse takes them down to 43 and Mind Funeral on average takes 12 cards. so they have 31. If you have cast these cards by turn three or four, your opponent has drawn another 2-3 cards maybe even four depending on who went first. Leaving them with ~28 cards in the library.

You then proceed to cast Traumatize it takes 14 cards. At this point in time you can hard cast Archive Trap and mill 13 cards. For this reason Traumatize does not work well with the deck.

Mind Grind is almost exactly the same. Mind Funeral cost 3 mana to mill until you reach four lands while Mind Grind costs 6 mana to mill until you reach four lands.

Due to the previously mentioned reasons, neither of these cards are efficient enough to be used in the deck. I do thank you for your input though.

nerdmeat on The Mind Palace

6 days ago

Mind Grind and Traumatize . That is all.

NuBByThuMB on Geralf, Innistrad Psycho

1 week ago

Rooftop Storm ? Skaab Ruinator ?

My best suggestion is to convert this into a Grimgrin, Corpse-Born deck so you can run both Geralf and Ghoulcaller Gisa while keeping your option to play all of these zombies intact, (and giving you access to much more powerful synergy in a second color).

This deck has large potential to take your mill theme much further. Adding some cheap infinite mana combos/ mana generation engines gives you access to some explosive milling spells. Filigree Sages + Gilded Lotus + Training Grounds gives you access to infinite blue mana. Adding in Karn, Silver Golem + Voltaic Construct in place of the Sages and Training Grounds will turn your lotus into an infinite mana battery of any color. Options also exist with Cabal Coffers + Magus of the Coffers + Urborg, Tomb of Yawgmoth to produce large amounts of black mana useful for X spells such as Mind Grind , Increasing Confusion , Diabolic Revelation , Mind Spring etc.

Should you decide to run Mono-Blue, cards such as Frozen AEther and Dissipation Field are shoe-ins as they offer not only large disruption to many different potential game-enders but also targets for countermagic/removal that might otherwise be spent on your win-conditions. Think about incorporating Altar of the Brood over Jace's Erasure , it's strictly better.

Hinder + Tunnel Vision Spell Crumple and Junktroller also work here as combo pieces to go off.

Duskmantle Guildmage and Bloodchief Ascension work in conjunction with Mindcrank should you decide to go black as well.

There are plenty more Zombie Lords and bonuses available to you than some of the subpar one's you're currently listing. Obelisk of Urd , Adaptive Automaton , Door of Destinies and Coat of Arms are all viable options that are much stronger than your Hall of Triumph could ever hope to be.

DoomsdayXIII on muse mill !!HELP!!

1 week ago

Well, if you wanted to splash black, there a multitude of cards you could run to benefit the deck, and most are fairly budget. For example:

Crypt Incursion : Not a mill card, but damn effective at keeping you alive, I'd suggest it for the SB

Mind Funeral : An absolute beast of a card, though a touch expensive for an uncommon.

Mind Grind : It's safe to say one of the better X spells for milling

Forced Fruition : Because no one thinks its a bad thing until they draw constantly. Mix with Jin-Gitaxias, Core Augur for added dickishness

Invisible Stalker + Trepanation Blade : My favourite mill combo

Glimpse the Unthinkable : By far one of the best mill cards, though it's a touch on the expensive side

Visions of Beyond : A brilliant cantrip late game

Archive Trap : with reprinted fetches a thing, this card is a beast.

I hope you get this thing working to your desire, I personally love mill decks, and would love to hear how this works out for you. :D

bigguy99 on Modern Mill

1 week ago

Tome Scour is bad. There's better stuff you can use, like Snapcaster Mage to get back good mill cards. Traumatize shouldn't even mill for that much since by turn 5 you should have them almost done. Mind Grind isn't worth the mana when you have Mind Funeral already. There are too many Jace, Memory Adept and Jace Beleren is pretty bad here. Ashiok, Nightmare Weaver is a staple. Mirko Vosk, Mind Drinker is bad for 5 mana and Szadek, Lord of Secrets shouldn't even come out since you'll have won by turn 8. Sword of Body and Mind is pretty bad with so few creatures. Jace's Phantasm , Shelldock Isle , Thought Scour , and basically everything the guy above me said are good.

Brimstone on Mind Games [[Seeking Advice]]

1 week ago

I may have a few Mind Funeral s I can trade you to replace your Mind Grind . Dimir Infiltrator may work better than Wight of Precinct Six because the Wights will be very weak against decks with very few or no creatures. the Dimir Infiltrator can also transmute into a Dimir Charm or a Paranoid Delusions if necessary. You should run 4x Breaking / Entering as they are better in your deck than Mind Sculpt is. I loaned Nick a Sword of Body and Mind if he is not using it in a deck I might be able to get it back and I have one or two Glimpse the Unthinkable that I would happily trade your for a fetch lands. I think Ian may have one also. You should use those to replace the Mind Sculpt if you can.

I would also suggest running some multicolored lands. Drowned Catacomb and Dragonskull Summit would be ideal but they cost about 3 bucks each so you might want to go with Jwar Isle Refuge and Akoum Refuge . I would really recommend splashing in that Red mana so you can utilize Entering .

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Format Legality
Standard Legal
Legacy Legal
Vintage Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
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