Mind Harness


Format Legality
Pre-release Legal
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Vintage Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Mirage (MIR) Uncommon

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Mind Harness

Enchantment — Aura

Enchant red or green creature

Cumulative upkeep (1) (At the beginning of your upkeep, put an age counter on this permanent, then sacrifice it unless you pay its upkeep cost for each age counter on it.)

You control enchanted creature.

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Mind Harness Discussion

ddeevvoo12321 on Blue/Black Horror Aggro

3 weeks ago

Thank you for the suggestions, Sjorpha!

Skittering Horror was the inspiration for this deck so even if it's a weird, situational card it stays. Sivitri Scarzam can be ditched for full sets of infect creatures once I get them.

Good call on Mind Harness and Steal Artifact.

I have all the cards listed in Common. Ones that appear to be not pauper legal are from older sets where their rarity is common.

Sjorpha on Blue/Black Horror Aggro

3 weeks ago

So, not sure how competitive you're trying to be here, but some of these cards are just not good. For example Skittering Horror and Sivitri Scarzam, it's much better to simply play full playsets of the infect creatures.

I think with infect you should play some buff spells such as Unstable Mutation and some evasion spells such as Artful Dodge

Mind Harness and Steal Artifact should be in the sideboard since they are dead against many decks.

Also the deck seems to not be pauper legal, so if you're looking to play in pauper events or pauper queue online you'll need to fix that. Otherwise probably change the format to "casual".

EpicDermis on Enchanting the Enchanter

8 months ago

This is Bean.

Budget Suggestions:

More expensive options, or later upgrades to the deck:

TheMadRocketeer on Azure Assimilation

1 year ago

As to suggestions, Bonesplitter is easy on the mana, and just a couple could ramp up the damage fairly quickly. There are also some scarecrows that care about colors and can provide useful or fun effects. Examples: Scuttlemutt might distort your curve a bit at CMC = 3, but it pays for itself a bit as a mana source, and it can flip a threat to red if you really need it to be while you wait for Swirl to show up. Painter's Servant needs no explanation. Whole deck concepts get built around that guy. It's kind of the ultimate in color-manipulation. Adds a given color to everything wherever it is, battlefield, hands, libraries, graveyards, even exile and the stack. That said, I'd just stick with 2 Bonesplitters, or even just 1, given your level of search and draw. The scarecrows might make good sideboard cards for handling unusual threats or just to swap in to keep 'em guessing once in a while.

I think you're right to keep Mind Harness where it is and that it's enough. It's more on-theme for the deck, and with 4 you can afford to use one on a mid-level creature and still have some for the big beastie later on. Also, a point I kind of glossed over above, is that with 4 in the deck, there's decent chance that you could hand off a good creature from a Harness that's getting expensive to a fresh one. Since you already control the target in that case, the handoff won't even cost a turn of summoning sickness.

Bottom Line: I'd swap in maybe 2 Counterspells and either 1 or at most 2 of a good cheap equipment of the Bonesplitter type and call the deck perfect. Neither change is essential, though. If you do only one of these things, go with the Counterspells. Doing that helps you get to play the game that you built this deck to play.

TheMadRocketeer on Azure Assimilation

1 year ago

Nice. +1 from me. I love stuff like this that has a nice twist and uses old cards. +2 if I could.

I do have a suggestion or two.

I'd swap 2 or 3 of your counterspells for Counterspell itself. Once your opponent figures out that Swirl the Mists is such a key card, it will become a target. Counterspell is cheap, easy to cast in mono-blue, works on any spell that's counterable (regardless of color) and can protect your Swirl from discard effects, mill, counterspells, exile, Disenchant, Naturalize, etc., until it makes it to the battlefield and takes effect. Don't replace Douse, though. That's reusable and thus a great value.

I'd also swap in something bit larger, creature-wise. Your lock-down is great, but your damage dealing is going to be slow unless you manage to Mind Harness something big. Alternatively, you could swap in equipment to give you buffs. You won't need many swaps for this, as you have 7 cards that let you search and 4 that give you repeatable draw.

If you want to avoid the cumulative upkeep on Mind Harness, blue has some nice options. A couple of my favorites are Control Magic and Clone, though Treachery is nice too. Personally, I'd stick with the Harness, though. It's easier on the mana curve, and you have 4 of them.

This deck looks like amazing fun, at least until you run out of opponents who are willing to take the beating. LOL.

illumfolly on [List - Multiplayer] EDH Generals by Tier

1 year ago

I might argue that Blind Seer could be moved up. There are a lot of really shitty color change or color specific cards that suddenly become playable if put in a Blind Seer deck.

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Yeah Idk, he can be built around and still provides access to mono blue control regardless. You can also troll people to death with any kind of color protection in play, so that's fun.

NoSoyYucateco on

1 year ago

Have you thought about Mind Harness? I use it in my Lazav deck, and I love it.