Mindcrank

Legality

Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Leviathan Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern 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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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.)

Mindcrank Discussion

whales on Milling Ninja

4 hours ago

Hi, so this is a pretty cool deck and reminds me sort of a modern deck that I use from time to time. From experience with my deck I think the best win conditions, for mill, that you have are your combos like Mindcrank and Duskmantle Guildmage as well as cards like Psychic Corrosion so I'd suggest adding cards with the ability transmute and also Fleet Swallower because that card in commander is actually pretty easy to pull off at least once as long as you have protection for it because all it has to do is attack. Anyway if you want any more suggestions or specific suggestions let me know.

alias42 on Maga, Traitor to Mortals - Rotten to the Core

1 day ago

If you're already running Bloodchief Ascension , why not add in Mindcrank to make another infinite combo?

I would cut the cards that capitalize on discard such as Waste Not and Liliana's Caress , I don't see enough ways to consistently make people discard to capitalize on them. I do believe I saw 3 discard engines total, Liliana of the Veil , painful quandry and Words of Waste . Just doesn't seem worth it imo. I would also cut Triskaidekaphobia just beca use it seems too situational to actually benefit from and could accidentally kill you instead if things don't go your way.

I'm kinda surprised that with all of this black mana generation and burn being the theme, there aren't more x spells such as Torment of Hailfire or Consume Spirit . They seem like good fits here. Corrupt is sort of like an x spell, but with the added benefit of not eating all your mana. Hope some of these help.

ntkalcev on Athlete's SlimeFoot

1 week ago

added alternate wincon : Bloodchief Ascension + Mindcrank infinite combo

Quicksilver on Tomik's Taxes

1 week ago

Mindcrank would be so good with the second ability.

Diddle on Mr. Vosk's Dementia Troupe

3 weeks ago

I would consider a few of the stronger mill payloads, such as Mind Grind , Fraying Sanity , and Sphinx's Tutelage . A fun combo is Duskmantle Guildmage and Mindcrank for infinite mill and damage. You are also fairly low on removal, and a slow mill deck wants a lot of that. There are the more expensive options like Damnation or Cyclonic Rift , but you seem like you want to stick to a low budget so I would recommend AEtherize or Languish . Phenax, God of Deception is very popular as a mill commander, but is still good in the 99 if you want to stick with Mirko. Counterspells are also very powerful in a deck like this, since you don't care about you're opponents board state much, and Counterspell , Commit / Memory , Foil , Spell Swindle , and Memory Lapse are very good for that role and are pretty cheap to pick up. Grindstone is pretty expensive, but can kill a mono-color deck very quickly if your play group has a lot of that.

Scion_of_Darkness on Psst... Hey, Wanna Glimpse the Unthinkable?

4 weeks ago

I would probably trade Twincast for Mission Briefing for the same price. I like Twincast however, because it can counter other counterspells.

I almost never have to make my opponent search, so Field of Ruin I may just a single copy of.

Duskmantle Guildmage and Mindcrank are my preferred pairing.

Thanks for the cards!

cmsrDPM on Dramatic Lobotomy (New CEDH Mill!!)

1 month ago

Since you are running Mindcrank you may also want Duskmantle Guildmage . Any damage while guildmage is active goes infinite for that opponent.

machamilton on U/B Mill

1 month ago

Ty all for the tips! I also agree with wallisface, I'm planning on remove some creatures and add 4 Mindcrank and 2 more Duskmantle Guildmage , as I realy liked the combo (ty Mcspacky). But, I'm afraid of get rid of my creatures because I tried a full mill deck and got a bad time with it, as people used creatures against me and I became defenseless. So, can you recomend me some good hand distuption and killspells pls? For a creature-win deck.

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Mindcrank occurrence in decks from the last year

Commander / EDH:

All decks: 0.02%

U/B (Dimir): 1.28%