Mind Grind


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


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

enpc on Wheel in the Sky Keeps on Turning

10 hours ago

Both Mind Grind and Villainous Wealth are bad. As far as infinite mana sinks go, tehy are sub par compared with Exsanguinate and outside of combo both of them are not great. Also, running Mikaeus, the Unhallowed + Triskelion just becasue of Tooth and Nail is wasteful.

You're better off running Rune-Scarred Demon, Ghostly Flicker and Peregrine Drake. This not only frees up a card but provides you more useful creatures outside of combo. You could potentially even consider cutting the Peregrine Drake since you have a fallback of Rings of Brighthearth + Basalt Monolith.

Also, Illusionist's Bracers does not in fact go infinite with Kiora's Follower. You need two copies for follower to make it work.

I think you nned more counterspells, specifically cheap to play counterspells. Arcane Denial is one spell you should be running - It's really strong with your commander. Flusterstorm is also very good and helps you keep your commander on the battlefield.

MRDOOM3 on Phenax, God of Mill

5 days ago

Ah, yes, the Mindcrank+Duskmantle Guildmage infinite damage/mill loop...

Anyway, let's get to my suggestions. You may or may not like them, and I have no problem against that. It is your deck, after all.

Balustrade Spy, Mirko Vosk, Mind Drinker, and Mind Grind all act as Mind Funerals to some extent.

Glimpse the Unthinkable is a nice 2-mana mill spell, however, it's second ability is "Destroy Target Wallet".

Startled Awake  Flip is a nice little repeating mill-13 spell.

Although they aren't mill, Sire of Stagnation and Ashiok, Nightmare Weaver are fun. Ulamog, the Ceaseless Hunger can make for a decent finisher.

Jace, Memory Adept and/or Jace Beleren and/or (If he's EDH legal, I have not checked recently) Jace, the Mind Sculptor are fun mill as well (Mind Sculptor's fifth ability, his +4, I believe, is Destroy Target Wallet).

Sphinx's Tutelage+Jace's Erasure make for nice mill each turn.

Hope this wall of text I typed helped to an extent. Good luck with the deck.

Kiyomeii on Oona, Fae Queen (Mill/Control)(inf combo) (Tier 1)

5 days ago

they are both great and fun generals too @GS10 ;) , they can be pretty beast mode in a multiplayer , maybe the mind drinker is more nasty in a 1v1 because of Mind Funeral and the likes of Mind Grind ; noting that players range from 33-40 lands ...

As for the lazav i am not too informed what it plays around, as our local store has a player that plays it but his capabilities of deck building are very limited due to plain retardedness

i might be able to suggest you a site i often use as inspiration , you might already know of ;


Perhaps you can build towards a more nasty version of both or change to oona, ;)

guessling on Oona, Fae Queen (Mill/Control)(inf combo) (Tier 1)

2 weeks ago

When I mentioned +1 on a targeted infinite mill kill I meant:

Let's say you had something like Blue Sun's Zenith instead of Mind Grind because MG got countered or otherwise stopped (assuming your table collectively held at least one way to counter a spell but allowed your infinite combo pieces to stand - a purely hypothetical scenario since there are other players that could interfere and you may have to fall back on redundancies in some way).

If you only took out one player with your infinite zenith and there was any player you milled (not with oona obviously but most or all of your other mill cards or draw- overflows go to the graveyard) or even a graveyard interaction or stormy instants player - or even if this was late in a tough match where players cast spells and had things removed - of even more midgame with a Voltaic Key - you could get one extra person out.

It is situational and more for interactive, close, and long games. If people are winning the whole table by turn 6 without much removal or interference then it would be a dead card. Otherwise it would soak up a removal spell that otherwise would have hit a combo piece because it's an exponential clock.

I understand that it isn't for you and doesn't fit your deck / meta and that's fine. I'm glad you agree that it's a fun card (that's why I play it) and just wanted to clarify what I was talking about.

HydraOoze on First Commander Deck

2 weeks ago

Some nice mill cards to consider are Mind Grind , Nemesis of Reason , Sword of Body and Mind , Consuming Aberration , Mindcrank and Memory Erosion. Also just some generally good cards to think about are Counterspell , Animate Dead , Chromatic Lantern and Drowned Catacomb. Hope this helps, if you want more ideas check out my deck Lazav lord of Deception

denijsx90 on UB Mill

1 month ago

Ghost Quarter to activate Archive Trap. To activate Surgical Extraction

Your target? A fancy land they probably have 4 of.

Aim for the lands... why?

Because it'll increase the power of grinders like Mind Funeral Mind Grind and Undercity Informer and up until this very moment.. all that grief was for free!!

Oh yes.. they'll hunt for those lands.. but there will be huge gaps between them now.

dragonsandgoblins85 on

1 month ago

Here's the scoop: I would suggest more spells than creatures that cause milling. Check out my deck below for some ideas, heres a list of other cards that are great for mill: Flusterstorm, Force of Will, and Pact of Negation are a few that were suggested to me but are a little costly. Mind Grind, Mind Funeral, Glimpse the Unthinkable, Circu, Dimir Lobotomist are some others suggested to me as well.

Here is my version of a control/mill deck. Some of the cards in this deck would work great in your deck.

My deck:

Mill or not to mill, that is the question...

Commander / EDH dragonsandgoblins85


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