Mind Slash

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

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Eighth Edition Uncommon
Nemesis Uncommon

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Mind Slash

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(Black), Sacrifice a creature: Target opponent reveals his or her hand. Choose a card from it. That player discards that card. Play this ability only any time you could play a sorcery.

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Mind Slash Discussion

ebaums24 on Haptra, Vizier of sneks

2 days ago

CUTS

Lockjaw Snapper is meh and Deathreap Ritual can be replaced by much better card draw effects in these colors. Mind Slash is a worse sydistic hypnotist imo

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Illusionist's Bracers

Seshiro the Anointed looks very fun

ClockworkSwordfish on Nath of the no cards in hand

1 week ago

Nath combos very nicely with Mind Slash. I would run it over something more tame, like Necrogen Mists. I'd also try to get Shrieking Affliction in there, as even with 40 life, being hit for 3 a turn is pretty substantial.

miampizza on "That Elf took my hand, officer!"

1 week ago

If you do play Corpse Traders for it's ability, you might want to check out Mind Slash instead. It's way more mana efficient.

timbymatombo on Kresh

2 weeks ago

Spudding, Thanks for the suggestions!

I have made a couple changes to the deck. I definitely plan to add Pathbreaker Ibex as soon as I can, that card is perfect for this deck!

I will have to stick with Dictate of Karametra for now due to cost and I don't mind the slight hug to stay on people's good side as long as possible.

Also, with Mind Slash, the group I play with has a good amount of control and pillow so I like being able to get a counter spell out of their hand before casting say Flowstone Slide or another Sorcery they would likely counter. I'm sure there are better choices for that but it's all I have at the moment.

TheDarkSlayer21 on Marchesa Edh

2 weeks ago

Ok...There are typically two ways of making a Marchesa deck. The first way is to put in a lot of creatures that can get +1/+1 counters easily (like Anthroplasm, Aetherborn Marauder, Butcher Ghoul, Carrion Feeder or Unleash/Modular cards). The problem is, these cards hardly do anything other than putting counters on themselves. They're pretty much duds. So to make up for this, people will put in good sac outlets, (Cards like Mind Slash, Phyrexian Altar, Ashnod's Altar, Altar of Dementia, Attrition, etc). This type of deck gets its engine running STRICTLY from it's sac outlets, (NOT FROM ITS CREATURES) and because of this, it is a bit more reliant on it's commander.

The second type of deck is my preferred method of playstyle. Whereby, the deck is not RELYING on its sac outlets, (although it does have a few) but rather on the bounce effects of creatures. (Cards like Mulldrifter and Harvester of Souls). With this type of deck, you're also not fully relying on your commander. Marchesa is just a perk. If you don't have her out, you can still play your creatures and benefit from them.

Also keep in mind, that it isn't too hard getting +1/+1 counters on your creatures just using the dethrone ability itself. I find that most, if not all the time, you will NOT be at the highest life total; especially if you have Necropotence, Ancient Tomb, Unspeakable Symbol, shock lands, fetch lands, and pain lands in the deck.

This is the Marchesa deck that I personally made. You're welcome to look at it for suggestions.


Maleficent

Commander / EDH TheDarkSlayer21

SCORE: 12 | 16 COMMENTS | 7164 VIEWS | IN 16 FOLDERS


Some cards that I would highly recommend putting in the deck are:
- Sneak Attack
- Rune-Scarred Demon
- Demonic Tutor
- River Kelpie
- Necropotence
- Consecrated Sphinx
- Diabolic Intent
- Harvester of Souls
- Glen Elendra Archmage
- Mind Slash
- Thalakos Deceiver
- Solemn Simulacrum
- Phyrexian Tower
- Cyclonic Rift
- Grimgrin, Corpse-Born
- Mikaeus, the Unhallowed
- Scourge of the Throne
- Unspeakable Symbol
- Grave Betrayal
- Flayer of the Hatebound
- Thraximundar
NOTE: If you do decide to have this deck be a bit more ETB heavy, Deadeye Navigator and Rite of Replication are good cards to help abuse the ETB triggers.

TheDarkSlayer21 on Marchesa, the Black Rose

3 weeks ago

I personally would recammend puting in:
- Mikaeus, the Unhallowed
- Mind Slash
- Consecrated Sphinx
- Diabolic Intent
- Rune-Scarred Demon
- Harvester of Souls
- River Kelpie
- Thalakos Deceiver
- Phyrexian Tower
- Sneak Attack
If you need more suggestions, this is the Marchesa deck that I made. You're welcome to look at it for suggestions.


Maleficent

Commander / EDH TheDarkSlayer21

SCORE: 12 | 16 COMMENTS | 7164 VIEWS | IN 16 FOLDERS


TheDarkSlayer21 on Marchesa's Infect, Die, and Infect Again Circus

1 month ago

I personally would recammend puting in:
- Grave Betrayal
- Glen Elendra Archmage
- Grimgrin, Corpse-Born
- Mikaeus, the Unhallowed
- Mind Slash
- Thraximundar
- Consecrated Sphinx
- Diabolic Intent
- Demonic Tutor
- Rune-Scarred Demon
- Harvester of Souls
- River Kelpie
If you need more suggestions, this is the Marchesa deck that I made. You're welcome to look at it for suggestions.


Maleficent

Commander / EDH TheDarkSlayer21

SCORE: 12 | 16 COMMENTS | 7164 VIEWS | IN 16 FOLDERS


TheDarkSlayer21 on Marchesa

1 month ago

Ok, there are typically two ways of making a Marchesa deck. The first way is to put in a lot of creatures that can get +1/+1 counters easily (Cards like: Anthroplasm, Aetherborn Marauder, Butcher Ghoul, Carrion Feeder or Unleash/Modular cards). The problem is, these cards hardly do anything other than putting counters on themselves. Their pretty much duds. So to make up for this, people will put in good sac outlets, (Cards like: Mind Slash, Phyrexian Altar, Ashnod's Altar, Altar of Dementia, Attrition, etc.) This type of deck gets its engine running STRICTLY from it's sac outlets, (NOT FROM ITS CREATURES) and because of this, it is a bit more reliant on its commander.

The second type of deck is my preferred method of playstyle. Whereby, the deck is not RELYING on its sac outlets, (although it does have a few) but rather on the ETB/graveyard triggers of creatures (Cards like: Mulldrifter and Harvester of Souls). With this type of deck, you're also not fully relying on your commander. Marchesa is just a perk. If you don't have her out, you can still play your creatures and benefit from them.

Also keep in mind, that it isn't too hard getting +1/+1 counters on your creatures just using the dethrone ability itself. I find that most, if not all the time, you will NOT be at the highest life total; especially if you have Necropotence, Ancient Tomb, Unspeakable Symbol, shock lands, fetch lands, and pain lands in the deck.

This is the Marchesa deck that I personally made. You're welcome to look at it for suggestions.


Maleficent

Commander / EDH TheDarkSlayer21

SCORE: 12 | 16 COMMENTS | 7164 VIEWS | IN 16 FOLDERS


Some cards that I would highly recommend putting in the deck are:
- Sneak Attack
- Rune-Scarred Demon
- Demonic Tutor
- Necropotence
- Consecrated Sphinx
- Diabolic Intent
- Mind Slash
- Thalakos Deceiver
- Phyrexian Tower
- Scourge of the Throne
NOTE: If you do decide to have this deck be a bit more ETB heavy, Deadeye Navigator and Rite of Replication are good cards to help abuse the ETB triggers.

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