Mind Shatter


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

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Set Rarity
Modern Masters 2017 Edition Rare
Duels of the Planeswalkers Rare
2010 Core Set Rare
Morningtide Rare

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Mind Shatter


Target player discards X cards at random.

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Mind Shatter Discussion

Asyndeton on Liliana the discarded healer

2 weeks ago

Hi, At first i think you don't need that many lands, about 35-38 should be enough. Also the strategy (Discard right?) isn't well constructed. I would recommend also discarding cards from your Hand and creating some Synergies with your graveyard (Reanimator stuff etc...). Here are some Cards which are relativ cheap, but could work quite well.

Discard stuff:Mind Shatter, The Rack, Shrieking Affliction, Rotting Rats

Reanimation and Graveyard stuff:Gravecrawler, Exhume, Buried Alive, Victimize, Bojuka Bog!!!, Zombify, Nighthowler

Maybe some Ramp:Commander's Sphere, Mind Stone, Sol Ring

Other good Stuff:Yawgmoth's Bargain, Mutilate, Languish, Bloodgift Demon, Profane Command, Swiftfoot Boots, Skullclamp, Avatar of Woe, Desecration Demon, Harvester of Souls, Phyrexian Reclamation, Nekrataal, Shriekmaw, Polluted Mire

I think that most of the cards are affordable and could improve this deck a lot. Adding more removal is also important. There are plenty of more cards, but this list should be enough for some new toughts :)

theindigoeffect on inundate&pillage

1 month ago

I used to play Persecute on turn two against my friend's mono-colored burn deck with a little help from Dark Ritual. If you want to speed things up, Dark Ritual is a good start.

In addition to the always awesome Hymn to Tourach, Thoughtseize is pretty effective, and Painful Quandary is an interesting discard engine.

My all-time favorite is Mind Twist and its little brother Mind Shatter isn't too shabby.

shaistyone on Black Breath

3 months ago

I would reconsider your manabase. Mutavault can be great, but you are so devotion heavy it could really hinder you casting your spells. And Nykthos, Shrine to Nyx definitely enables the big mana, but I don't see where you're making use of that at all. I would either cut them, or include some spells that thrive on big mana (Consume Spirit, Mind Shatter, etc)
Other than that, I'd want more removal. I've had good results with Funeral Charm, as it can do double duty. Gatekeeper of Malakir seems great, especially given the Panharmonicon synergy.

tschiller on Discard and Extirpate, what possibly can go wrong?

4 months ago

Wrench Mind and Distress are both already in there ;) Mind Shatter was in until last revision, there I decided to go with Damnable Pact because I got already 16 discard spells but no drawing mechanics. With an 1.4 CMC deck it's troubleing to keep my hand staffed. Even if my hand stays full I now can make the opponent draw and loose life, which is nice imho.

kortioznikas on Discard and Extirpate, what possibly can go wrong?

4 months ago

Mind Shatter might be more erratic with opponents hand instead of Damnable Pact. And Wrench Mind would do more harm than Distress

HurricaneZach on

5 months ago

The SB looks pretty solid. I would swap the Feast of Dreams out for some Hero's Downfall to catch those pesky Planeswalkers when they show up. I love the Waste Not idea. With all the discard that your opponents will do, you should be able to get a lot of value from that. I think 2x Waste Not for 2x Mind Shatter is a huge value upgrade.

daemonizare on

5 months ago

I've only run a few tests online. I think that Mind Shatter might be less useful than I thought it was in here, especially having Dark Deal. Having multiple out of Underworld Dreams and Liliana's Caress has created major havoc a few times! I'm going to try as you suggest and take out a Damnation and stick in another Damnable Pact. Taking out the two Mind Shatter, maybe Waste Not would be a good addition into here?

As for a sideboard, I have a few ideas...

2 Ensnaring Bridge

2 Nihil Spellbomb

2 Smallpox

3 Drown in Sorrow

2 Feast of Dreams

2 Go for the Throat

2 Smother

Basically just cards to swap in case the opponent has a buttload of small creatures, as well as Ensnaring Bridge in case there are some big ones. I am totally up for suggestions though. I can't believe I hadn't started deck building before now...THIS IS SO MUCH FUN!!!

Ridley006 on An Accidental Memory in the Case of Death

6 months ago

Hi there! Nice brew. Mind Twist is banned from Tiny (and rightfully so), a Mind Shatter is not a bad alternative. I also recommend a Geier Reach Sanitarium to force the opponent to discard even if he doesnt have anything in hand.

Also, could you check out my version of this deck? Wouldn't mind some comments or thoughts:

Tiny Discard

Tiny Leaders Ridley006


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