Mind Grind

Legality

Format Legality
Modern Legal
Legacy Legal
Vintage Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal

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Gatecrash Rare

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Mind Grind

Sorcery

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

JA14732 on Mill or Not to Mill...that is the question...

2 days ago

Alright, so I'll take a look here. I'm actually kind of a fan of mill in EDH, even if I don't enjoy playing it, but the problem is that Oloro isn't really set up for mill, and you're running a number of cards that are inefficient. So, how do we fix this? Well, there's a couple of ways.

First, if you want to keep your commander as Oloro, by all means, do so. Oloro's the most generic Esper commander, well, ever, and can be the head of basically every deck out there. If you want to have a commander better suiting for mill, however, Szadek, Lord of Secrets, Mirko Vosk, Mind Drinker or even Phenax, God of Deception are all good for mill in EDH. This isn't necessary, however.

Alright, so now you're milling people. How do you punish people for getting milled? Well, there happens to be Leyline of the Void and Rest in Peace in your colors! (Keep in mind, that this does Nonbo 100% with Keening Stone, which I will be recommending later.) These cards force your opponents to play YOUR game, and not their own.

Now then, how do we improve efficiency? There's a couple of cards that are noticeably lacking in your list, cards like Mind Grind, Consuming Aberration, Keening Stone, Archive Trap, Glimpse the Unthinkable, Mesmeric Orb, Traumatize, Increasing Confusion, Memory Erosion, Dreamborn Muse, Altar of Dementia, Sands of Delirium, Mindcrank + Bloodchief Ascension, Hinder + Tunnel Vision , Bitter Ordeal, Praetor's Grasp, Sadistic Sacrament, Eater of the Dead (can go infinite really easily with Phenax) and, I guess, just run Helm of Obedience. It goes infinite with either Leyline of the Void or Rest in Peace. Some of these are pretty expensive; I'd recommend just looking for whatever looks good and fits in your budget.

Finally, now that you've improved your efficiency, you need to keep your hand full. Necropotence, Mind's Eye, Howling Mine, etc. to just keep your hand full whilst milling your opponents out.

Anyways, I hope this helps you to improve your deck. It's a bit of a long statement, so let me know what works for you.

Firebones675 on Sieze control

4 days ago

Looks pretty good. I'd run both trap and startled in the build you have right now, maybe 2 of each.

Personally I like Fog Bank over ornithopter as it will survive more combats.

Visions of Beyond is another great way to refill your hand. More often than not it's Ancestral Recall but about $1,740 cheaper

If you were to splash black your deck might be a bit better as you get access to things like Mind Grind, Mind Funeral & Consuming Aberration.

Hunson_Abadeer on Fifty-Two Card Pickup (Updated!!!)

4 days ago

Mind Funeral is better than Mind Grind in my opinion.Much less mana and consistent, you want to mill your opponent before the game gets too late anyway so it's better bang for your buck

Firebones675 on Tutelage Mill Budget

1 week ago

Looks good! Here are a few more cards you might want to consider.

Archive Trap is great, especially with people who play fetchlands

If it's a direction you want to move in, cards like Jace's Archivist can burn through an opponents library while comboing with tutelage. Be very careful doing this as you are also restocking their hand and against some decks this could backfire pretty badly.

Being in blue/black, you get access to Glimpse the Unthinkable (Not budget I know, but I figured I'd mention it), Consuming Aberration, Mind Grind, and Mind Funeral.

Also just so you know treasure cruise and brainstorm are not legal in modern.

Hope this helps!

Firebones675 on From Jace With Love

1 week ago

Looks good! Here are a few more cards you might want to consider.

Tome Scour is the second most efficient monoblue mill card, only behind traumatize.

Visions of Beyond will oftentimes be an Ancestral Recall. (except it costs about $1,740 less)

Archive Trap is great, especially with people who play fetchlands

If it's a direction you want to move in, cards like Jace's Archivist can burn through an opponents library while comboing with tutelage. Be very careful doing this as you are also restocking their hand and against some decks this could backfire pretty badly.

If you were willing to move into blue/black, you get access to Glimpse the Unthinkable, Consuming Aberration,Mind Grind, and Mind Funeral.

Hope this helps!

Eilel on Da Mill is real Bruh

2 weeks ago

I'm not seeing you mill your opponent quickly with this, I do have loads of suggestions since I love milling my opponents!

First off you might want to play only 60 cards so your better cards like Sphinx's Tutelage will be more consistent on the battlefield.

You don't need your mana artifacts, playing only 2 colours you pretty much never need them. The same goes for Coat with Venom, Gravepurge and Diabolic Tutor.

So here's my suggestions, for cheap cards, just see what you want to do with them:

And here are the (a bit more) expansive cards:

WhoPullsTheStrings on Oona Combo-Control [Competitive]

3 weeks ago

cosmicteapot okay, cool. this thing looks dirty as hell btw. I was just thinking of Mind Grind because it effects opponentS. I'm finding that the better the cards i have in my deck, the less i actually even want to cast oona, she'd be great if i could use those faeries more effectively, it seems infinite mana is the way to go with her.

AceGambitDragonfly on

4 weeks ago

No love for the artifact mill? Grindstone, Sands of Delirium, Grindclock, Keening Stone

Also Mind Grind and Mirko Vosk?

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