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

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New Phyrexia Uncommon

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Whenever an opponent loses life, that player puts that many cards from the top of his or her library into his or her graveyard. (Damage dealt by sources without infect causes loss of life.)

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Mindcrank Discussion

SpaghettiToastBook on Graveyard Moonshine

1 day ago

You can try putting in Sphinx's Tutelage and lots of wheel effects: Dark Deal, Jace's Archivist, Windfall, Teferi's Puzzle Box. Notion Thief is a great card, and it'll be magnificent with Sphinx's Tutelage and a wheel.

Since you're filling up your opponents' graveyards, you might want to play Leyline of the Void or Planar Void to hose graveyard strategies. You can also use the Helm of Obedience + Leyline of the Void combo.

If you're using Phenax, Freed from the Real and Pemmin's Aura are excellent. Second Wind and Crab Umbra might be good too.

I recommend running any of the with useful CMCs -- especially 2 (for Mindcrank and Duskmantle Guildmage) and 3 (for Sphinx's Tutelage, if you put it in).

saber4734 on Kambal, Taxes of Life

1 day ago

A few turns later I destroyed your Mindcrank and played one of my own. And the win goes to Kambal, Consul of Allocation

apowers77 on Kambal, Taxes of Life

2 days ago

I personally play against this guy and the deck runs very well in group games and 1v1 it isn't bad. Not to long ago we were in a 6 man free-for-all and he had Bloodchief Ascension out and I played a Mindcrank. This was all on turn 3 and for the life of me I can't remember the card but our other buddy played a enchantment that said at your drswstep, draw another card and discard and lose a life so when that happened it triggered both of our cards but only for our opponents so at everyones draw step that player would die. When it got to back to saber4734 he swung at the one player with the draw enchantment because he didn't have any blockers and he died because it started the infinite combo lol. Best game we had in a long time. Note he was running Kambal, Consul of Allocation and me Phenax, God of Deception

tlk_lone_knight on raze your oppositions mind

6 days ago

@AwezomePozzum you are correct Mindcrank is a very good card and absolutely would combo out with Bloodchief Ascension i personally do not put infinite combos into my desks as they are frowned in the local shops i play in.

AwezomePozzum on raze your oppositions mind

6 days ago

Mindcrank? It comboes infinitely with Bloodchief Ascension.

Neotrup on Tap God

6 days ago

I'd recommend more ways to keep your opponents from using their graveyards. Undead Alchemist was already mentioned, and Leyline of the Void is really good (though it's price tag might be prohibitive). I'd also toss in either Tormod's Crypt or Nihil Spellbomb, leaning more towards the spellbomb for the cantrip effect. With exiling cards, you can also take greater advantage of a Oblivion Sower, as it takes all exiled lands from the targeted player, not just ones hit with it's own exile ability. Bloodchief Ascension also combos with Mindcrank, and if you do add Undead Alchemist, it combos well with Altar of the Brood, often ending a multiplayer game right then and there.

randazanda on Crosis Mill WIP

1 week ago

rwking082 Thank you for the suggestions! I actually have copies of Bojuka Bog and Crypt Incursion handy; adding them in as I write this. I'm definitely going to look at getting my hands on the other three cards you mentioned first; I especially like the Bloodchief Ascension / Mindcrank combo.

Great Lazav deck!

rwking082 on Crosis Mill WIP

1 week ago

I'll recommend Sphinx's Tutelage, Bloodchief Ascension, Crypt Incursion, Bojuka Bog, and Lazav, Dimir Mastermind.

Sphinx's Tutelage gives you a passive mill engine that's fueled by card draw, giving each draw much more value. This will devour mono-colored decks if played early.

Bloodchief Ascension combos with your Mindcrank. Combined with Mindcrank, you have infinite mill and life gain whenever one card enters an opponent's graveyard. Generally useful anyway because any mill spell can become a win.

Crypt Incursion and Bojuka Bog give you a way to deal with pesky graveyards. (Mill will always have opponents with massive graveyards.) Crypt Incursion is instant speed, wipes all creatures, and gives you some life to boot. Make Sheoldred, Whispering One half as scary.

Lazav, Dimir Mastermind gives you some value off of mill. If one of your opponents' creatures goes into the graveyard (mill, discard, or removal), you get a strictly-better version of that creature. Other cards to consider in using your opponents' graveyards is Beacon of Unrest and Rise of the Dark Realms.

I made a mill deck a while back --> Lazav, Dimir Mastermind. This might have some other useful things.

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