Mind Rot

Mind Rot


Target player discards two cards.

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Set Rarity
Core Set 2021 (M21) Common
Mystery Booster (MYS1) Common
Core Set 2020 (M20) Common
Core Set 2019 (M19) Common
Kaladesh (KLD) Common
Welcome Deck 2016 (W16) Common
Magic Origins (ORI) Common
Dragons of Tarkir (DTK) Common
Magic 2015 (M15) Common
Magic 2014 (M14) Common
Return to Ravnica (RTR) Common
Magic 2013 (M13) Common
2012 Core Set (M12) Common
2011 Core Set (M11) Common
Duels of the Planeswalkers (DPA) Common
2010 Core Set (M10) Common
Tenth Edition (10E) Common
Ninth Edition (9ED) Common
Ninth Edition Foreign Black Border (9EDFBB) Common
Eighth Edition (8ED) Common
Seventh Edition (7ED) Common
Starter 1999 (S99) Common
Portal Second Age (P02) Common
Portal (POR) Common

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Format Legality
Pioneer Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Magic Duels Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Leviathan Legal
Pauper Legal
Vintage Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Arena Legal
Frontier Legal
Standard Legal
Penny Dreadful Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Casual Legal
Highlander Legal
Historic Legal
Brawl Legal
Modern Legal
Block Constructed Legal
Pre-release Legal
Unformat Legal
Pauper EDH Legal
Noble Legal
Legacy Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal

Mind Rot Discussion

Scallywallwest on Discarded Treachery

3 weeks ago

Mind Rot could work here, and Blightning deals damage while also causing your opponent to discard. Nice deck.

Scallywallwest on $5 Discard Control

1 month ago

I don't know if you're still taking suggestions, but Mind Rot is straight-up discard. Love the deck. :)

GoblinElectromancer on British Humor 2: Brexit Strategy

3 months ago

Um Curse of Shallow Graves isn't modern legal. I would say take on Duress and Mind Rot for Thoughtseize or Inquisition of Kozilek. For rogue Bitterblossom is great.

Sorin_Markov_1947 on Not That Card ... Discard!

6 months ago

Kaya's Wrath , Tamiyo's Epiphany , and Harvest Fear can all do that, but not if your opponent starts to combo off or gets massive board presence (with the exception of Kaya's Wrath ). If you pick-and-choose, you can take away the key cards your opponent needs to win. You need some of those, even if the card you replace is not Mind Rot .

Sorin_Markov_1947 on Not That Card ... Discard!

6 months ago

I think Mind Rot could be replaced by some of the pick-and-choose discard spells, like Drill Bit .

StopShot on Custom Keyword: Ignite

8 months ago

Ignite N is a keyword for instants & sorceries as well as activated & triggered abilities of permanents. "N" can be any number which will be specified on each card that has it such as, "Ignite 1," "Ignite 2," "Ignite 3," etc.

To Ignite N you must exile N cards from your hand and/or nonland permanents you control facedown, then you draw a card for every two facedown cards you own in exile. Until the end of your next turn you may look at and play only one card exiled this way.

Ignite is intended to be another way for red to draw cards without breaking the color pie by merging concepts found in cards such as Light Up the Stage and Cathartic Reunion . Initially ignite starts out as a bad trade as you have to throw away 2 cards in order to draw 1 in return, but the more facedown cards you can accumulate in exile the more cards you'll be able to draw off of consecutive ignitions.

Ignite can be used outside of red too, for example in black there could be a three mana black sorcery that reads, "Target opponent Ignites 2." which would be comparable to cards such as Mind Rot and Doomfall . In this case the opponent would have to choose and exile 2 cards from their hand and/or nonland permanents they control facedown, however they would also cantrip afterwards and would be able to recast one of the two cards that was removed on their next turn.

Ignite can also be used as a drawback if a high ignite cost is added to a strong card like, "as an additional cost to cast this spell, Ignite 5." which would require that you have 5 resources to exile in order to cast the spell. Furthermore it can be used as a balanced effect as well that requires all players to ignite, such as an enchantment that reads; "At the beginning of your upkeep each player Ignites 2."

What are your thoughts? How sparingly or openly should an effect like this be used if implemented? Do you think this effect would work/fit better in another color? Should cards that feature Ignite be expensive or cheap to cast or should there be some other restriction to keep it from being too weak/over-powered?

gaarvaag on Scarab God EDH

1 year ago

Thanks for all the tips, already made a few changes to the deck now that I'm quite happy with. Still considering making more changes. I have now included Mind Stone and Basalt Monolith for more ramp. Also running Frantic Search , Careful Study and Ancient Excavation now.

I also added a few more lands that I can sack to get more value out of Crucible of Worlds , not looking to invest too much money in lands though because of the overall low impact of including those expensive lands ( Cabal Coffers being the only thing I might really want because of its high impact). Three sac lands was really not enough to justify Crucible of Worlds , honestly should've done something about that far sooner.

Going to consider putting Harvester of Souls in the deck, not going to invest in a Damnation however, a bit too expensive for what it does. More likely to run Life's Finale or Necromantic Selection instead if I feel like I need more boardwipes.

Wanted to mention why I run Unstable Obelisk . It's in the deck as a way for me to deal with non-creature permanents, it's more a removal spell that also acts as a mana-rock instead of the other way around. It's also a great bartering tool in my opinion (not to mention Ashes to Ashes is also kinda unattractive since I don't want to exile creatures, I'd rather have them die so I can Eternalize them with The Scarab God ).

I did end up cutting Soul Ransom , but the card was honestly used more to gain card advantage, I was totally fine with people discarding two and letting me draw two (basically Divination and Mind Rot for one card). You can even sack the creature in response to the discard, you still get the cards, but they don't get the creature back. Holding their commander hostage this way is in my opinion pretty good. If you don't draw cards off of it at least you get to have control of the creature, so win-win really (admittedly this card is way worse if they have cards they don't mind discarding in hand, but still, you at least draw two).

What I should've mentioned before is that I'm not too keen on running more tutors. Too many makes the deck too repetitive to play and more importantly, to play against. Friends have already complained about my life-drain combos being a bit much and happening too frequently.

Going infinite is not something I typically look to do either, which is why Gravecrawler is in the maybe section. I know he's incredible, but he kinda feels too easy to exploit, still on the fence about including him.

Overall thank you again for all your ideas, some of the changes you've suggested have helped already and I certainly have plenty of choices to consider now! Feeling a lot more con

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