Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Leviathan Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Penny Dreadful Legal
Custom Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Iconic Masters (IMA) Uncommon
New Phyrexia (NPH) 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.)

Mindcrank Discussion

NobleRooster on Budget Teferi's Puzzle Box Deck

3 days ago

Control with Notion Thief and Narset, Parter of Veils forces your opponent to topdeck on turn 4. Teferi's cycles for other win cons like Sphinx's Tutelage or Duskmantle Guildmage + Mindcrank , or even Teferi himself in Esper. Howling Mine helps me get there as well.

sonnet666 on engine out, painters servant in

2 weeks ago

Honestly it's just a slightly cheaper Helm of Obedience + Rest in Peace , and nobody really runs that combo. Cool that it can go in every deck though.

Mindcrank + Bloodchief Ascension is even better since you can hit everyone, and nobody runs that either. (Probably because of the quest counters, but w/e.)

The Sphinx's Tutelage version doesn't work sadly.

JohnMichaelBushman on Davriel Discard Control

2 weeks ago

Great list! Since you have Bloodchief Ascension in there, may I suggest adding in Mindcrank ? The moment anyone discards a card, that will create an infinite loop.

vdoz530 on Aggro Tribe- Mono Black Vampires

3 weeks ago

Scratch that. I found my flaw with Sangromancer it does not pair with Mindcrank like I thought because mindecrank moves cards from your deck to your graveyard where sangromancer is activated by discards which are different. If you do not know a discard has to go from hand to graveyard where a staight to grave yard is deck to graveyard. I will be making more changes. One to slightly replace sangromancer and to add Profane Memento to fill that void.

vdoz530 on Aggro Tribe- Mono Black Vampires

3 weeks ago

Ok as you can see by the first couple of comments that I have changed a lot here since I first posted. Almost nothing is the same here. I took a lot of the advice from dingusdingo about not adding extra incentive to attack certain creatures because of a 2 for one situation. Where I would attach an enchantment or artifact to a creature and the creature would be destroyed. So once I removed that stuff it changed my entire prospective on what I had going. So now as you can see I’ve changed it up to a decking lifelink deck, if that makes sense. There are a few cards that trigger each other to where when an opponent loses life they discard the number of cards totaling the life lost Mindcrank , paired with Sangromancer that give me 3 life each time they discard, paired with Sanguine Bond which says whenever I gain life they lose life. So these make a big loop but also separate parts of the loops can be activated until you build a final loop. I know there are some cards that are better more expensive versions of cards I have here but still want to keep this deck lower cost but are open to some more expensive if they are just undeniably superior. Please let me know your thoughts. Thank you

GearsGames on Shirei, Shizo's Reanimator

3 weeks ago

Have you considered stuff like Bontu's Monument Altar of the Brood Mindcrank ? With the amount of bounce and the wording on the cards it will often effect multiple players or avoid hexproof player.

Like the deck for sure, I've been working on mono black for a few formats now and probably going to use the majority for my own EDH. Keep it up.

DerpDeer on The Man,The Myth,The Mill | Persistent Petitioners

1 month ago

I would advise (I hate myself) to put in Duskmantle Guildmage , as it goes infinite with Mindcrank , Call to the Kindred to get more advisors out, Fraying Sanity because of course, perhaps if you put in Isochron Scepter and Dramatic Reversal , you could go infinite if you have mana rocks out. Also, Vanquisher's Banner can really help with card draw and even makes your stuff bigger just in case you need it. All in all, LOVE the deck, I was thinking about building mill in EDH soon, and I think I will base it off of this deck, so thanks. Oh and also, since more than half of your deck is blue, if also advise putting in a Drowned Secrets .

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Mindcrank occurrence in decks from the last year

Commander / EDH:

All decks: 0.02%

UB (Dimir): 1.28%