Mind Sludge

Mind Sludge

Sorcery

Target player discards a card for each Swamp you control.

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Set Rarity
Zendikar (ZEN) Uncommon
Eighth Edition (8ED) Uncommon
Torment (TOR) Uncommon

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Legality

Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Penny Dreadful Legal
Block Constructed Legal
2019-10-04 Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

Mind Sludge Discussion

catmaster0 on Rankle

3 months ago

I'm not sure why you wouldn't run field wipes like Damnation , Toxic Deluge , Languish , Mutilate , etc. given your field wiping goals.

I imagine Cabal Stronghold might be up your alley. Lashwrithe is just a fun an efficient beater in black that works with any of your small guys as well. Heck, as a control deck Empowered Autogenerator should keep your high curved sated in time. Mind Sludge seems like reasonably powerful discard power.

Given this is control idk why you wouldn't have draw power such as Phyrexian Arena , or even Underworld Connections , Coercive Portal . Ob Nixilis Reignited even serves those goals with some removal splashed in.

Generally efficient options like Dismember and Go for the Throat exist as well for spot removal.

lagotripha on

1 year ago

As much as I love the realmwright/emeria interaction, I'd love to see something a little more substantial to go with realmwright- Plow Through Reito isn't it, and Valor isn't gamechanging.

If you're looking at swamp synergy though, Korlash, Heir to Blackblade,Mind Sludge and similar 'swamps matter' spells are generally strong, and Vedalken Shackles is interesting sideboard tech.

Twicebetty on Abusing Graveyards Since 1993

2 years ago

If you have Oppression+Windfall+Torment of Hailfire+Mind Sludge+Despise+Duress+Lay Bare the Heart. you should, at least in the sideboard get : Waste Not and maybe Raiders' Wake

Chiberia on Erebos, God of the Dead - Discard

2 years ago

You could definitely use some more efficient discard spells, look up an 8rack deck to get a few cards you could use. Also your commander choice for this deck is rather strange, she's not a good commander and seeing as how most of your creatures are not gorgon shes terrible. Seeing as how this seems to be on a tight budget Id recommend:

Commander You Should Go With In my Opinion:Greel, Mind Raker

Good Discard Spells and Synergy:

The Rack, Liliana's Caress, Dreamstealer, Gray Merchant of Asphodel, Larceny, Rackling, Cao Cao, Lord of Wei, Dark Ritual, Mind Twist, Mind Sludge, Mind Shatter, Read the Bones, Raven's Crime, Mind Slash, Scepter of Fugue, Malicious Affliction, Go for the Throat, Walk the Plank, Shrine of Limitless Power, Necrogen Mists, Black Market, Underworld Connections, Greed, and Archfiend of Ifnir

Thats a lot I know but this deck seems to be just what you had lying around (not a bad thing thats how my decks start) so I thought Id try to help a bit, good luck!

Funkydiscogod on Handful of Hate

2 years ago

Exactly. I think running both of them will make the deck inefficient.

Cards like Megrim and Liliana's Caress and Raiders' Wake want the opponent to discard as many as possible. Mass discard spells like Stupor and Mind Sludge work better here.

Cards like Shrieking Affliction and The Rack and Quest for the Nihil Stone don't really care whether the card was cast or discarded, so pinpoint discard works better--just take their most threatening things, and let them play the nonthreatening ones. Discard like Inquisition of Kozilek or Duress is what you want with this strategy.

This is just a few general ideas; obviously, both types of discard will work with both strategies, but this subtle difference is why you won't want to split your strategy.

Funkydiscogod on The Caress of Death(Magic)

2 years ago

I'm not sure how useful those pinpoint discard spells will be late game. Once the opponent's hand is empty, most of your cards are dead. Some discard cards like Brain Pry can replace themselves once the opponent has an empty hand. Or, something like Call the Bloodline or Pack Rat can make your discard spells do something else once the opponent is empty handed.

Guul Draz Specter and Reality Smasher are some critters that come to mind when I think of discard, but I don't think Reality Smasher is in the budget at all.

Since you're using Liliana's Caress and Abyssal Nocturnus, you might consider Dark Deal to deliver some damage, while still leaving them with cards in hand for a followup Mind Sludge. Don't forget to Dream Salvage or Geth's Grimoire if you do.

Replace your Mind Rot with Stupor, if you can. I'd play Megrim over Liliana's caress, since Megrim can damage opponents' planeswalkers if needed, but that's just personal preference. For removal, I'm a big fan of Devour in Shadow.

Anyway...for your sideboard, Relic of Progenitus or the cheaper Scrabbling Claws to stop those graveyard hijinks. Either Pithing Needle or the cheaper Damping Matrix can stop some activated abilities. I'd put in some Poor Man's Damnation Barter in Blood, Languish or Consume the Meek to stop critter strategies. To break combos, a card like Memoricide or Cranial Extraction.

Rzepkanut on

2 years ago

I forgot to suggest Expedition Map that card is important to be able to get your good lands more often. And Palace Siege is another great way to refill your hand each turn to use Greel more easily. I think Mutilate is great in your deck since you actually have very few creatures to worry about killing. Now that I'm looking for cuts maybe forget the Mind Sludge suggestion i made...because my first inclination is getting rid of 1 use discard spells like it and Duress and Persecute. They seem unnecessary with so many other repeatable discard effects in addition to your commander's ability. Other cuts and reasons... Whip of Erebos it exiles and you don't have many creatures to use, Feast on the Fallen there's more efficient ways to kill opponents, Mindcrank mill strategies don't work unless you are all in, Contamination not enough fodder to sacrifice to make it stick, Temporal Extortion opponent always chooses life every time...I guess that could be good still, Sangromancer is just a life gain spell basically, & Sewer Nemesis is okay as a big creature but the mill angle seems pointless. Cheers :D

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