Mind Sculpt

Legality

Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Penny Dreadful Legal
Casual Legal
Pauper EDH Legal
Pioneer Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
Frontier Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Unformat Legal
Pauper Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Magic 2015 (M15) Common
Magic 2013 (M13) Common

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Mind Sculpt

Sorcery

Target opponent puts the top seven cards of his or her library into his or her graveyard.

Mind Sculpt Discussion

Rorolith on Modern Mill Combo Deck

2 weeks ago

Glimpse the Unthinkable should be in the main board in place of Mind Sculpt in my opinion. Fraying Sanity might also be good.

Peisistratos on Back To The Old Grind

1 month ago

I find your list to be too much diluted to aggressively milling the opponent.. which makes Mind Sculpt underwhelming. I also don't think discard spell are what you want, as you are not so fast you can win on their back and leave you still vulnerable to redundancy. I think Scheming Symmetry to be a win more even with a toolbox. Drown in the Loch unfortunately cannot be played in a more aggressive build for curve reasons, and more controllish ones honestly do not have a plan and therefore are misbuilt.

Peisistratos on Budgetish Mill Deck

3 months ago

Mind Sculpt , Shriekhorn and Minister of Inquiries are cheap and do some notable yet silent work. The last two also do wonders with Fraying Sanity , allowing you to deploy them early and still mill 10 to 12 cards, depending on timings.

Peisistratos on Competitive Modern Mill

3 months ago

dalek001 Thanks! You can replace the expensive cards with the options which didn't make the cut (for example Mind Sculpt instead of Glimpse the Unthinkable ). You can find them in the section 'Exploring the Modern card pool'->'Mill cards' (or whatever you need a substitute for).

K1ngMars on "Library.exe has stopped working" | Phenax Primer

4 months ago

Thanks for stopping by, iNinjy!

As for the cards, here are my thoughts:

  • Mind Funeral was previously in the deck, but has been cut in favour of other more impacting effects. Still in the sideboard. The only problem it has it's that it targets a single player, so it's less impacting than what I would like it to.

  • Altar of Dementia is very powerful, but is ought to be my finishing move, as the X/X creature that I sacrifice to it is no more available for extra milling, so I guess I won't put it in yet.

  • Glimpse and Mind Sculpt are one player focused, and since I play in 4-6 players games, the impact they have on the game is negligible, thus they were not included (for similar reasons as the removal of Mind Funeral from Mainboard).

  • Patient Rebuilding was previously in the deck, but has been cut for straight out being an inefficient mana investment. At 5 mana, this card competes with casting Phenax or Consuming Aberration , and it's not nearly as useful. Not only that, but I have to wait my next turn for the effect to trigger, it targets only one person (for a negligible amount of cards) and the amount of cards I get to draw could as well be zero. Since it was meant to be one of the deck's drawing engines, I substituted it months ago with Recurring Insight , as it can draw more and more quickly.

iNinjy on "Library.exe has stopped working" | Phenax Primer

4 months ago

For some more mill options, there’s Altar of Dementia , Mind Funeral (very similar to Mind Grind), Glimpse the Unthinkable , Mind Sculpt , and Patient Rebuilding (which can also benefit you with card draw)

keevel on Dimill

4 months ago

I love mill, I love people playing mill. I went overboard on my own mill deck -Mission Brief Trap. but there are a ton of ways to play Mill.

This appears to be a first deck/budget deck, which means that while Flooremoji's suggestions are very powerful, they're likely not the next step for this deck. You already have Glimpse the Unthinkable , which is a powerhouse but probably want a selection of higher powered budget options. Below is a good selection of the most efficient mill cards that won't break the bank and will allow you to customize the deck to your personal play-style, whether that is control or it is card-burn. You're already using some of these, but any of these would be more efficient than Compelling Argument , Mind Sculpt , Drowned Secrets and Psychic Corrosion .

(Please not that despite what is mentioned above, that crab is not the only mill creature to see some competitive success.)

Best budget mill cards:

The problem with Jace, Memory Adept , Lilliana Vess, Fleet Swallower , Mirko Vosk, Mind Drinker , Szadek, Lord of Secrets and The Haunt of Hightower is their casting cost. You need to not be tapped out during your opponents turn anytime on or after turn 4. You want to have Instant speed milling, creature removal available. All these cards require you to go shields down likely without immediately winning the game (in fact, it is impossible for Fleet Swallower to win you the game). This applies to your 4 drop creatures as well, but they, at least, are more likely to be able to be cast in later turns without tapping out.

Your remaining card slots should use your favorite removal spells mixed with card draw and spells to keep you alive.

Flooremoji on Dimill

5 months ago

My sugestions are to:

Cut the Non-Ashiok Pwks. They are two slow.

Cut All of your creatures.

Cut Mind Sculpt and Compelling Argument

Cut your Enchantments.

Cut Your Instants.

Cut 1 land.

This gives you 27 free slots.

To fill them up:

Add:

4x Hedron Crab ,

1x Glimpse the Unthinkable ,

4x Visions of Beyond ,

4x Archive Trap ,

2x Crypt Incursion ,

2x Surgical Extraction ,

2x Mission Briefing ,

3x Fatal Push ,

3x Ensnaring Bridge ,

2x Mesmeric Orb .

The lands can be upgraded as follows:

Keep 3 Island s and 2 Swamp s, cut everything else. This gives you 19 lands to work with.

You can add 1x Bloodstained Mire ,

2x Darkslick Shores ,

3x Field of Ruin ,

2x Flooded Strand ,

1x Oboro, Palace in the Clouds ,

4x Polluted Delta ,

2x Shelldock Isle ,

and 2x Watery Grave .

If you want cheaper upgrades, ask me for some budget replacements :)

Another good thing to do to upgrade you decks is to look at similar decks without buget restrictions so you can see what sort of cards the decks play.

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