Mind Grind


Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Penny Dreadful Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Gatecrash (GTC) Rare

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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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Mind Grind Discussion

JeremyX2 on Derek the Scarab God

1 week ago

Casting Mind Grind for 13 is douche-y apparently. Said Evan. Who was trying to sneak out Clex and Craterhoof.

Icbrgr on UB Dimir Mill

2 weeks ago

I would ditch Mind Grind...i have played with it for awhile and more often than not there are just better options....Monastery Siege would go nicely in here.

something like Surgical Extraction/Extirpate are pretty strong with mill.

Some Mill creatures to consider are Hedron Crab (with Oboro, Palace in the Clouds), Wight of Precinct Six and Trepanation Blade is pretty fun...Glimpse the Unthinkable can result in swinging for 5 in the air on T2 with Jace's Phantasm.

I have a primer for Modern Dimir Mill on my page if ya wanna take a look for more ideas.

DrukenReaps on Grixis mill

1 month ago

You could run Jin-Gitaxias, Core Augur and a Nekusar, the Mindrazer package. The more they draw the more they hurt and the more they discard.

You might check this page for other suggestions


Mind Funeral, Keening Stone, Fleet Swallower, Mirko Vosk, Mind Drinker, Mind Grind, Consuming Aberration, Jace's Archivist are your big hitters when it comes to mill.

I would highly recommend including Bloodchief Ascension and Duskmantle Guildmage as win cons.

chromiumthemutable on Competitive UB mill modern (2018)

1 month ago

Tome Scour, Jace Beleren, Mind Grind, Psychic Corrosion (Strictly better than Jace's Erasure, but you can add both), and Startled Awake  Flip are some good mill cards.

enpc on Is mill in commander "ok" ...

1 month ago

I think DrukenReaps is touching on a good point here and something I would like to expand on - One of the reasons that people take offense to mill is that you have to be aggressive out of the gate.

When you're all playing big stompy decks, you can spend time chipping down each other's life totals with not a lot of effort and can share the love a bit. It's very common for players to attack in a circle, to make sure they're being fair. And on top of this, everybody is helping to reduce everybody's life totals.

When it comes to mill, for it to be effective you have to hit one player and hit them hard and fast before moving onto the next. Sure, there are some global effects like Mind Grind, however the majority of mill's effectiveness comes from quickly destroying a player's library. The reason for this is that the amount of resources spent milling a player is much higher than simply turning sideways and more than that, there are many cards designed to take advantage of your graveyard, from Eternal Witness to Elixir of Immortality, the latter completely negating the entire mill strategy.

Becuase of this, to make mill work you have to play a lot more aggressively and as such can be seen as targetting players. Yes, you're trying to achieve your win condition (just like every other player at the table) however a person on the receiving end of this can take offence, because you're not playing like the rest of the players.

I think that's why a lot of people don't like mill, they feel that it breaks the status quo of the table.

chilbi on under da sea

1 month ago

Oh man, Quest for Ula's Temple AND Crush of Tentacles?! I've seen enough here, sign me up please! Definitely a +1!

Also, if you're seriously planning on milling people out, Mind Grind and/or Fraying Sanity might be for you. Cheers!

KeelHaul10 on Glimpse the Mill

2 months ago

Im surprised no Mind Grind. Late game if you're top decking and pull one of those off the top you can make your opponent mill till they hit 5 or + lands is

Keight on

2 months ago

An addition to the combo (or substitution) is Bloodchief Ascension.

Some other cards I was playing around with when I built something like this a couple years ago were: Mind Grind, Psychic Strike, Undead Alchemist, Sphinx's Tutelage, and Lazav, Dimir Mastermind.

Cabal Coffers is also decent to help get a little ramp going, though pricey if you don't have one already/have other uses for it.

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