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 Discussion

Whiskerbro on I Get By

5 days 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.

Snap157 on Dj rakd

6 days ago

Hymn to Tourach instead of Mind Rot, 2 The Rack by taking out 2 Megrims, and lastly Liliana of the Veil is simply broken. If she's on the expensive side, a lot of people replace her with Necrogen Mists. I would take out one Guul Draz Specter and one nighthawk to add in 2. Hope this helps!

Whiskerbro on I Get By

6 days ago

Interesting deck, but I don't think black makes sense here. Blue gives you access to better unblockable creatures: Triton Shorestalker, Slither Blade and some better exalted in Ethercaste Knight. Also, a lot of these cards are frankly just pretty bad. I think you'd be better of dropping some of the crappy exalted creatures for Bonesplitter or something to buff your unblockable creatures power, maybe Mizzium Skin to protect them. I'd drop the Pacifism for Journey to Nowhere, as it is generally better. Also, if you do stick with black, Mind Rot is just bad, and there are many better alternatives to Doom Blade.

aekrusty on Black Ramp

1 week ago

Dark Ritual is not modern legal. Good budget removals in black: Doom Blade, Tragic Slip, and Murder. Since you are in mono black some budget discards would go well: Duress, Appetite for Brains and Mind Rot. Could you check and upvote my BW Tokens? Thanks

Xica on The Dark Side of the Moon (Developing Competitive)

1 week ago

He is not in any hurry, yes the opponent may be able to remove some of his threats, but generally they are hard to remove, and he will have (thanks to the card advantage) more counterspells to protect them.
Also the Mind Rot on draw step mode of Esper Charm does wonders against control decks.

Lightning Bolt going to face is not removal, its a pretty pointless move when you face sphinxes relevation...

The "i win" card is the white sun's zenith in this deck, he just needs to put the opponent in a position when he is tapped out, and can't counter it for some other reason, of course this doesn't happen until well over t8.

Citric.Spirit.gif on StandardMill.dec

2 weeks ago

Murphy77 I don't understand why that's good. Startled Awake  Flip isn't a permanent unless it's a Persistent Nightmare  Flip, and if it's that then I may as well just attack with it. Perpetual Timepiece is probably fine as a one-of, but I'm milling my opponent a lot more than myself, so the first ability isn't super useful.

Taking out the Implement of Malice and Vessel of Malignity seems fine, but I don't think Winds of Rebuke is a good enough replacement. Cruel Reality and Witness the End for Anticipates seems pretty good. Why would I want Cancel over Censor though? It's good for budget, but I think having playable counterspells is worth an extra $3.12. For the last swap you recommend, I would take out one of the Unburdens, but as a member of the Mind Rot fan club, I don't think it's allowed.

Natpapetti Interesting, but I would be compelled to go Sultai (see above reasons), and the three-color support in the current Standard is a little expensive.

cole20112 on Mono Black Control

3 weeks ago

Hey man this deck looks like it's headed in the right direction! If you want to go down the sort of standard 8-rack route (discard control) I reccomend using Whispers of Emrakul main board with things like Sinister Concoction to enable delirium. I like your idea with the Demon of Dark Schemes, make them discard their fatties them steal them; however you need more consistent ways to get energy. A reccomendation would be Live Fast; it's a decent draw spell that also gets you some energy for the demon. I personally would not play Rottenheart Ghoul, it's not a great card and when it does die they only get rid of one card. Play Noxious Gearhulk in the main; that card is crazy good. Another good card for this deck would be Collective Brutality if you can afford it. I would also play Mind Rot main if you want a discard theme. Another fun reccomendation is Gonti, Lord of Luxury. He steals all your opponents expensive Gideon, Ally of Zendikar's and other fun stuff. Hope this was helpful!

munky702 on Zombo Combo

3 weeks ago

Well id offer Mind Rot but like you've mentioned, it'd be a waste just for that one combo for madness. Well the only other thing i could recommend off of that, for late game that'd be fitting for this deck would be Noosegraf Mob.

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