Mindcrank

Legality

Format Legality
Pre-release Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Leviathan Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Casual Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Pauper Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Iconic Masters (IMA) Uncommon
New Phyrexia (NPH) Uncommon

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Mindcrank

Artifact

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

TheSurgeon on Altar of the Heartless Duskcrank

1 hour ago

Sorry for the delayed response guys! Work has been keeping me very busy.

Felixlives- Thank you, and absolutely it kills at once! Last night I had a 3-player game against my friend's rather formidable burn deck Ring of Fire and a legacy Eldrazi-Tron. I stalled out at first, drawing nothing but 2 land, 1 Altar, Palace Familiar, Trinket Mage), Mindcrank but ended up winning with an Altar and Mindcrank in play and paid Guildmage's 1st ability as it ETB turn 6. It was pretty satisfying. XD

Naksu- Kind words, thank you. Keeps me going!

StuckOnEuropa on The Great and Majestic Necropolis

1 day ago

FaiberJC

I dont think The Scarab God will ever be top tier competitive. Hes actually better without all the zombies. Gisa and Geralf might be better for zombie tribal. I never play 1v1, but lets see what I can think up for you.

Bloodchief Ascension + Duskmantle Guildmage + Mindcrank

Pretty sure this goes infinite.

The deck isnt the fastest,so...I would consider cards like Propaganda & No Mercy to slow down aggro.

Reviving a Void Winnower or Jin-Gitaxias, Core Augur can be a real pain for an opponent.

Gravecrawler + Phyrexian Altar + Diregraf Colossus

All the mana and zombies you could ever need.

Add a Diregraf Captain or Plague Belcher to the combo and inflict all the damage you will need.

Add an Altar of the Brood to the combo and mill them for the win.

Traumatize + Fraying Sanity

Mill an opponent.

Theres some cards I couldnt find foil version for like Corpse Dance that you may want to think about.Let me know what you think.

jjp16 on Phenax Mill

3 days ago

Duskmantle Guildmage, you already have Mindcrank and this makes a solid combo to give mill a little more power.

Undead Alchemist, Dreamborn Muse, and Mesmeric Orb are great for this too. Any time you mill someone and they hit a creature card you get a 2/2 zombie with Alchemist.

Increasing Confusion can be a nice choice sometimes with the flashback

You could also try putting in a reanimator package and have some nice targets to access if you mill yourself.

roeletje123489 on Jin-Gitaxias, Core Augur :D

3 days ago

I basically made a deck semilair to it

My deck << here is u want to see itsome basic advise i would give u, is focus purely on the draw and discard phase. And make sure u can speed the progress that way (like make them discard 20-30 cards ea turn). The deck isnt really offensive based. But ull get what i mean.

I would add these for sure

cards: Dissipation Field Jace's Erasure Omniscience Propaganda Sphinx's Tutelage Rhystic Study Mindcrank Traumatize Startled Awake  Flip

JIV_IV on Nekrusar Wheel and Deal

1 week ago

I feel like Mindcrank, Teferi's Puzzle Box, Wound Reflection, and Spiteful Visions would work well in the deck. Maybe also a Duskmantle Guildmage

cdkime on Sacrificial Lambs

1 week ago

Apologies for splitting this across two posts.

Here are the cards I would consider cutting based on a cursory look at your deck. Since I am not intimately familiar with your deck, some of these suggestions might be incorrect:

  • Retether - you do not have very many targets for this spell (5 total), reducing its effectiveness.

  • Surestrike Trident requires an absurd amount of mana investment, and provides little utility.

  • Mindcrank is a solid card with good combo abilities, but I did not see anything that directly interacted with it. While you cause significant life loss to trigger Mindcrank, I am not sure it justifies a card slot.

  • Amulet of Vigor does not do much for you, other than provide moderate improvements to your land base and allowing a faster trigger of Sword of the Ages. Fixing your lands would effectively eliminate the need for this card.

  • Hero of Iroas and Kitsune Mystic / Autumn-Tail, Kitsune Sage, like Retether, does not have enough targets to justify inclusion.

  • I do not think Norritt provides enough utility to spend 4 mana on a 1/1.

  • I do not think you have enough targets to justify Panharmonicon either.

chadsansing on Cry, Cry, Cry

1 week ago

It might be fun to work in the Mindcrank + Bloodchief Ascension combo or the Gravedigger + Cadaver Imp + Deathrender + Altar of Dementia combo.

Have fun!

Snap157 on Any ideas for this Black/White Vamp deck?

1 week ago

Okay- lets get you set up.

Your commander is cool, and his main thing going for him is providing constant removal. His main downside is his mana cost and the fact that he costs 9 mana the second time you cast him. Personally I would use Vona, Butcher of Magan to have better removal and a lower cost. Don't worry about her life loss- you start at 40 and have the two best colors for lifegain.

You're creatures look really good, but I would use only vampires, (although leave Crypt Ghast in because he's awesome, and only keep Ulamog in there if you have mill in your playgroup). Other than that, throw out the non vamp creatures (should be 2 of them) and add in Sanctum Seeker and Necropolis Regent.

You do have some weaker vampires that could use some tweaking. Dark Impostor and Falkenrath Noble are fun, but require too much effort to really impact the board. Thief of Blood can also mess up your board. I would replace these with Liliana of the Dark Realms, Sorin, Solemn Visitor, and Sorin, Grim Nemesis.

One of the advantages of playing Black White is your access to enchantments. You're missing a few staples, including Exquisite Blood (To go infinite with Sanguine Bond), Phyrexian Arena, and Axis of Mortality goes very very well with Vona. I would get rid of some boardwipes to make room. Can't forget the classic Ghostly Prison as well.

Your removal is powerful, but much too expensive. I would take out Iona's Judgment, Grisly Spectacle, Pillory of the Sleepless and Mindcrank to make room for Path to Exile, Anguished Unmaking, Vindicate and Unmake.

If you find that the loss of life is too much, I would take out Trepanation Blade and Oversold Cemetery and Anowon, the Ruin Sage to fit in Sanguine Sacrament, Debt to the Deathless, and Boon Reflection

For your mana base, watch the video linked and follow his instruction. Tolarian is one of the best mtg sources available. Click here

Hope this helps, good luck!

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