Mind Grind

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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Format Legality
Pioneer Legal
Modern Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Block Constructed Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Unformat Legal
2019-10-04 Legal
Penny Dreadful Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
Casual Legal
Vintage Legal
Highlander Legal

Mind Grind occurrence in decks from the last year

Commander / EDH:

All decks: 0.01%

Mind Grind Discussion

GsG_Esel_YT on Zaxara`s X-cited for more [~500€ CK Min]

1 week ago

Hey Hoobynobber7395,

Blue Sun's Zenith and Pull from Tomorrow are already in this Deck :)

Simic Ascendancy and Helix Pinnacle i thought about too but since I have to wait for my upkeep i considered they are just some do nothing enchantmens.

I am waiting for my Walking Ballista to arrive then I will add this card too.

Unbound Flourishing is a card i will add but Doubling Season is too expenisve right now.

Bloom Tender and Selvala, Heart of the Wilds are cool cards but since they are pretty expensive and i dont have any copy of them i will use Zaxara, Ley Weaver and Incubation Druid instead.

Also Bloom Tender cant produce blue mana (is needed to untap it) what somehow can be essencial in this Deck

Since there are already plenty of Wincons in this deck i dont consider adding Mind Grind

but thanks for all your advices.

Hoobynobber7395 on Zaxara`s X-cited for more [~500€ CK Min]

1 week ago

I would look into The Ozolith and God-Eternal Rhonas

Combos that might be a good add for the infinite mana so you don't rely entirely on Zaxara, the Exemplary:

Bloom Tender + Freed from the Real = infinite mana

Bloom Tender + Pemmin's Aura = infinite mana

Selvala, Heart of the Wilds + Freed from the Real = infinite mana

Selvala, Heart of the Wilds + Pemmin's Aura = infinite mana

Some wincons to think about:

Simic Ascendancy + any x cost spell with Zaxara, the Exemplary on the battlefield

Helix Pinnacle + infinite mana combo

infinite mana combo + Blue Sun's Zenith or Pull from Tomorrow= play your whole deck and win from any of the other wincons

infinite mana combo + Mind Grind

infinite mana combo + Walking Ballista

If you wanna check out my deck for any help here it is

Muneer on Lazav Casual

2 months ago

Lazav machine broke.

I'd recommend cutting Blood Operative, Dimir Spybug, Nightveil Sprite, and Whispering Snitch. Surviel is a fun mechanic, but it doesn't do much in commander. If you do want to keep the Surviel theme, you should put in Disinformation Campaign

I'd recommend cutting Dissolve for Muddle the Mixture. Most of the time the cards you want to really counter in commander are usually instant and sorcieries, and Muddle the Mixture helps you tutor out your Mindcrank

I recommend Taigam, Sidisi's Hand. He helps with the mill theme, is in your colours, and can act as removal if you need it. He's basically like Underrealm Lich

100% try to put Notion Thief, especially with all your windfall effects.

Mind Grind is a fun mill card. Cards like Psychic Corrosion mill a TON with the hand replacement effect you've got

With all your milling Drown in the Loch becomes really good. I'd cut Devious Cover-Up for it.

Also, you should put in Darkwater Catacombs, Sunken Hollow, Temple of the False God, Talisman of Dominance, and Tainted Isle

I'd cut Commander Sphere for Mindstone

tabbs33 on The Dark Mill

2 months ago

Is this deck intended to be casual or competitive? Budget or no? I'd recommend changing the hubs for your deck to help everyone give more targeted feedback and to expose the deck to a broader audience.

That being said, here are cards I'd recommend based off of Mill decks I've seen on MTGO/online (not taking into account card cost): Shelldock Isle as it basically nets you an extra card/free spell

Oboro, Palace in the Clouds to trigger Hedron Crab over and over

Visions of Beyond because it's basically Ancestral Recall for Mill

Search for Azcanta  Flip to continue to dig up Mill spells

Surgical Extraction/Extirpate/Ashiok, Dream Render/Nihil Spellbomb to hit key pieces your opponent needs (e.g. Uro, Kroxa, etc.)

Field of Ruin to hit your opponent's important lands

Crypt Incursion as a way to help you survive

Snapcaster Mage to flashback your Glimpses, Visions, etc.

Drown in the Loch, Fatal Push to serve as cheap, flexible answers to your opponent's threats

Inquisition of Kozilek,Thoughtseize to get your opponent's threats before they become threats

Breaking / Entering as a maybeboard card if you really need more efficient mill

Here are some other thoughts I had:

-You have a fair number of expensive cards in your deck, but you only have 20 lands. I have a feeling that your expensive cards will be stuck in your hand as you struggle to draw enough lands to play them (which will only be exacerbated by the fact that you have 64 cards in your deck). Even still, you'll probably want 21-23 lands in your deck. With that the average game of Modern lasts about 5 turns - can you successfully mill your opponent out in that time? If not, you'll want to trim/remove the cards that don't have a significant impact by that time. For example, I would consider replacing the following:

Curse of the Bloody Tome: comes out on turn 3 and you'll probably get 1-2 triggers out of it.

Patient Rebuilding: very variable and you may not even get any triggers out of it.

Keening Stone: you probably won't be able to cast this card.

Traumatize: most of the time this will probably only be marginally better than another Glimpse or perhaps even worse! I'd recommend doing some playtesting with your deck to see on average how many cards you mill from your opponent by turn 5. Also consider that opponents will be thinning their decks with fetchlands, Arcum's Astrolabe, and Mishra's Bauble.

Consuming Aberration/Nemesis of Reason: again, won't have an impact until turn 6, which may be too late.

Increasing Confusion: this card is very deceptive in that it actually isn't that mana efficient. If you flash it back on turn 5, then it's the exact same thing as Glimpse!

Mind Grind: same thing except for Mind Funeral - at 6 mana, this card does the same thing that Mind Funeral does for 3! -If you can afford it, definitely run 4x Glimpse, 4x Archive Trap, and 4x Mesmeric Orb. Those are your most powerful cards that you'll want every game.

-You'll also want dual lands, like Darkslick Shores, Drowned Catacomb, Watery Grave, etc. This will really help prevent you from getting mana screwed by drawing too many of one basic. Also, fetchlands are Hedron Crab's best friend!

Mill is always a fringe deck in the Modern metagame as most decks will just out-value and outrace you, which is a shame because I always find Mill so fun to play! I hope all this helps you out and I hope I didn't come off as mean/rude. I'm genuinely trying to help you out with your deck so you can win more and have more fun with it!

Hoobynobber7395 on Zaxara, the exemplary

3 months ago

so the land is balanced, however, the guildgates and temples are slowing you down a lot, instead of circuitous route you could run a different x spell, and add in Evolving Wilds or Fabled Passage or both to help ramp.

Also, you could run more cost spells to trigger Zaxara, the Exemplary's second ability. things like Spell Burst, Pull from Tomorrow, or Power Sink are great. Pull from Tomorrow is a wincon with infinite mana you can draw your whole deck then play it all and win.

Mind Grind is also a great win con an interesting one too. There are tons of ways to run Zaxara, the Exemplary

Hi_diddly_ho_neighbor on "X" Marks the Spot

3 months ago

The problem with sacrificing land slots and traditional ramp for mana dorks is how fragile they are. Sure they are quick, but once they are all gone you fall considerably behind. I personally only run mana dorks if they are insanely strong (i.e. Bloom Tender) or if they play into the main theme/focus of the deck (i.e. an Elf deck or my Tayam deck where most permanents are under 3 cmc). Maybe it's a meta thing as most dorks don't last past T4/T5 where I play, but I've always been in the camp of having a slightly slower more resilient opening vs. early explosiveness that grinds to a halt after Wrath of God. I could easily see replacing Elvish Archdruid and Priest of Titania (you really need 15+ elves for those cards to stat pulling their weight) for a couple lands or cheap, more resilient ramp like Arcane Signet or Nature's Lore.

But it's just food for thought, I love the deck regardless!

One last thing, Finale of Devastation doesn't find all of your hydras. It finds one specific creature from library or graveyard (i.e. Pathbreaker Ibex) and then pumps everything with haste. That is why I suggested it over Gen Wave which does cause all your hydras come in and die immediately. However, I see that you've put in Mind Grind instead which is also fantastic.

Hoobynobber7395 on Zaxara Goes to Infinite Beyond/Lose your Friends

3 months ago

Zaxara, Nightmare Hydra check out my deck for any help

there are so many ways to win with a few upgrades,

Simic Ascendancy + any x cost spell with Zaxara, the Exemplary on the battlefield

Helix Pinnacle + infinite mana combo

infinite mana combo + Blue Sun's Zenith or Pull from Tomorrow= play your whole deck and win from any of the other wincons

infinite mana combo + Mind Grind

infinite mana combo + Walking Ballista

also,

Seedborn Muse will let you constantly keep untapping everything

Nyxbloom Ancient gives you 3 times as much mana along with Doubling Cube to then double it again

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