Mind Rot


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

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Set Rarity
Kaladesh Common
Welcome Deck 2016 Common
Magic Origins Common
Dragons of Tarkir Common
Magic 2015 Common
Magic 2014 Common
Return to Ravnica Common
Magic 2013 Common
2012 Core Set Common
2011 Core Set Common
Duels of the Planeswalkers Common
2010 Core Set Common
Tenth Edition Common
Ninth Edition Common
Eighth Edition Common
Seventh Edition Common
Starter 1999 Common
Portal Second Age Common
Portal Common

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Mind Rot


Target player discards two cards.

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Mind Rot Discussion

solarPULSAR on Rat Quest

4 days ago

I find that Waste Not synergizes really well with my rat deck, i prefer it over the slower and janky Quest for the Nihil Stone. Id also recommend adding more Pack Rat s because that card is just pure amazeballs. check out my rat deck if you got a sec, im thinking of replacing Mind Rot with a lower cost option http://tappedout.net/mtg-decks/18-06-17-rats-off-to-ya/

belugawhaleonthefloor on Mind Rot and Abyssal Nocturnus

1 week ago

So I don't get this "whenever" stuff when multiple things happen at the same time. Like would Abyssal Nocturnus get +4/+4 because Mind Rot causes 2 cards to be discarded or just +2/+2 since both the cards are being discarded at the same time. On another different, but related topic, would Windreader Sphinx allow you to draw two cards if you attacked with two creatures with flying, or just one card since they are attacking at the same time.

Freezingfist on Golgari Scarab Snakes

2 weeks ago

Hmm, interesting build Giddeon5270, however...

I may be wrong, but I feel like may actually just slow you down.

Both and have decent cycling cards, and has card draw, if you don't mind sacrificing a little to get it (Altar's Reap would work well with all those snake tokens.. also Vampiric Rites).

You could drop Mind Rot, all the enchantments except the Nest of Scarabs, and the blue, freeing up 14 slots for protection for your creatures (Blossoming Defense, Hapatra's Mark), targeted removal for their creatures Fatal Push, and Shadow of the Grave to synergize with Noose Constrictor.

That's just my personal take on how I'd build the negative counter/cycle Hapatra.

Cool, regardless. I may be wrong. Always willing to admit that. Have you playtested it? How's it play out?

silastheguardian on The God-Pharaoh Does Improv

2 weeks ago

Thank you cstick! I'll be honest, I forget about Transgress the Mind more often than I'd like to. But I am not sure if I prefer it to Lost Legacy in the current standard meta. I run Lost Legacy as my sideboard to remove New Perspectives, Approach of the Second Sun and unfortunate match ups like Archfiend of Ifnir should the opponent be hoping to draw into them. This deck is not going to be able to manage many (if any) turn 6 or 7 wins, so I like the idea of grabbing every copy of a win condition out of a deck. Hmmmmm.... Now I am thinking about making discard with Pick the Brain and Mind Rot and such... Thanks for the deck ideas!!

Brannan on

2 weeks ago

Have you thought about Nath of the Gilt-Leaf and for hand disruption and then you could run budget spells like Mind Rot for easy 1/1 token spawns.

Bano42 on Draw to the Death

3 weeks ago


I actually really like that Fevered Visions, mostly there is a U/R card that's really fun: Arjun, the Shifting Flame. I know he's not Modern-legal, but I've had this just be a casual deck before and the U/R cards like that make this really fun.

If I were to add though, I think there are a lot better cards out there. Glimpse the Unthinkable, Mind Funeral, Mind Grind, etc. That doesn't seem as much fun to me though at this point.

I already have Jace, Memory Adept sitting in my sideboard! Really considering moving him to Mainboard though.

Forestxavier20 on Draw to the Death

3 weeks ago

If you are willing to make it a Grixis (R/B/U) deck, this could be done with Fevered Visions,Spiteful Visions, Nekusar, the Mindrazer and cards like Mind Rot to mill the opponent. Jace, Memory Adept might work too.

Whiskerbro on I Get By

1 month ago

I'm curious exactly what you like with black here. Gets you a mediocre exalted effect and a mediocre unblockable dude, but I think blue is just a much better fit, as it gets you more and better unblockable guys, as well as better exalted, and can let you dig for more creatures.

Now on to replacements for Mind Rot and Doom Blade. And I forgot to mention, Duress is good, but you probably don't want to be running more than one or two in the mainboard, as it can be a completely dead card in certain matchups. Snuff Out is a potential option that can be cheated out for a big life swing. I also like Chainer's Edict because it's very good against Bogles decks, but it does struggle against stuff like aristocrats or stompy, really anything that has Young Wolf. Hideous End, Grasp of Darkness, or Victim of Night are all options here as well.

Past removal, there are some utility cards that could be good here. Unearth is great cause everything's low CMC. Night's Whisper or Read the Bones can stop you from running out of steam lategame. Maybe you could just run some solid creatures as well, Chittering Rats provides some sweet disruption and has a fine body. I'd look to cut your Guardians of Akrasa as well, as the card is pretty bad. I think you'd be better off with another solid creature rather than running one just because it says exalted on it.

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