Mind's Dilation


Format Legality
Modern Legal
Legacy Legal
Vintage Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Standard Legal
Frontier Legal

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Set Rarity
Eldritch Moon Mythic Rare

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Mind's Dilation


Whenever an opponent casts his or her first spell each turn, that player exiles the top card of his or her library. If it's a nonland card, you may cast it without paying its mana cost.

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Mind's Dilation Discussion

Spoonybard on Improvised fabrication

5 days ago

Overall I think you have a solid idea and I think it has potential to be a really fun, strong deck.

I think 3x Inventors' Fair might be too much due to the Legendary status. I would run no more than 2x. Inspiring Statuary makes sense in your deck, but once you have one down on the battlefield, the other 3x are dead cards in hand. I would run 2x or 3x of this card. The odds of having an Inspiring Statuary, multiple Servo's/Artifacts and having Ulamog, the Ceaseless Hunger in hand, are very low. I would remove Ulamog, the Ceaseless Hunger all together.

Servo Schematic in the way your deck plays will only net you a single Servo token. You don't have a sacrificing outlet, so once the artifact hits the battlefield it will probably never find its way into the graveyard. I would drop all 3x of them and up Servo Exhibition to 4x. I would also up Sram's Expertise to 4x and Metallic Rebuke to 4x.

I like Chief of the Foundry, it makes a lot of sense and can create much larger Servos. However, Ornithopter only makes sense with Metallic Mimic. Metallic Mimic is good in theory, but I'd rather see Master Trinketeer. Master Trinketeer pumps up all your servos and has the ability to generate even more of them. And the more Master Trinketeer's you have on the board, the more his buff stacks.

I would remove the Insidious Will, Metallurgic Summonings and Mind's Dilation. Up your Disallow to 4x. Insidious Will is a better sideboard card and your deck really isn't about control. Metallurgic Summonings I feel would slow your deck down too much and Mind's Dilation costs way too much mana.

I think going up to 4x Mechanized Production would be very beneficial. Not only can you enchant a Servo, but you can also enchant your Chief of the Foundry. To expand what Mechanized Production can enchant, I would also consider adding some vehicles. One that comes to mind is Aethersphere Harvester. Its Crew cost is only 1 and all of your creatures and Servos meet that requirement.

Other Vehicles to consider are: Ovalchase Dragster, Renegade Freighter, Sky Skiff and Untethered Express. Out of all 5 I listed I think the Aethersphere Harvester makes the most sense. Remember, you don't want to have too many vehicles in your deck because you won't have enough creatures to Crew them.

Based on my suggestions, the following is what I would build:


4x Mechanized Production

4x Servo Exhibition

4x Sram's Expertise

4x Metallic Rebuke

4x Reverse Engineer

4x Aethersphere Harvester

4x Master Trinketeer

4x Chief of the Foundry

4x Metallic Mimic


2x Inventors' Fair

4x Aether Hub - Mana fixing and extra Energy for the Aethersphere Harvester

4x Prairie Stream

4x Port Town

6x Island

4x Plains

I hope this information helps.

TheVectornaut on Assembly Line 1.0

6 days ago

JDegenerate, yeah, I wanted to try building around the 8 artifact win condition without using tokens. I think Mechanized Production really resonates with my janky, homebrew approach to deckbuilding. In playtests, I found that even without getting to the magic 8, the Production can just go nuts with card draw and lifegain. Metallic Mimic can also get out of control, acting as a sort of Coat of Arms for enormous board pressure. I would like some other threats in case the Productions don't stick, but I'm uncertain as to the nature of those threats. Metalwork Colossus was the obvious answer, however, I am a little weary of his lack of evasion. What I think I really need to do is find the card in mono-blue that can become explosive with Inspiring Statuary.

Mind's Dilation and Gearseeker Serpent are the only cards on my short list so far.

Eratosthenes on hanna, ship's toolbox

1 week ago

Okay, so. For lifegain purposes, maybe consider something like Authority of the Consuls, Righteous Cause, or Scrapheap. Wincon-wise, maybe consider Karn, Silver Golem to animate your artifacts, or Mind's Dilation to steal stuff, or Mindslaver to lock out annoying opponents. You may also want to include Plea for Guidance, Kuldotha Forgemaster, Reshape, etc to find what you need faster.

murdocfaye on Rashmi's Aether Storm

1 week ago

@ Austin_Smith_of_Cards Almost every card you listed was in this deck at one point or another. All the flash enablers like Vedalken Orrery Leyline of Anticipation and Teferi, Mage of Zhalfir were all fun but when 25 to 30% of my deck was instant speed already they never had as much impact as I wanted.

The same can be said of all the Future Sight effects. The fact that Rashmi, Eternities Crafter cantrips almost every time made me realize how few times I actually needed to know what the next card is.

Mind's Dilation is just plain fun and i'm still trying to work that one back in.

Burgeoning is going in. Mystical Tutor easily takes the place of a cantrip spell and somehow I forgot about it.

And Kodama's Reach got taken out for Wood Elves for no reason other than I had a foil wood elves.

Lightning Greaves Also needs a spot.

@ headrunner Long-Term Plans is going in I forgot that was an instant.

Familiar's Ruse is super tricky for me without more creatures.

Thank you for the suggestions they've definitely helped.

Austin_Smith_of_Cards on Rashmi's Aether Storm

1 week ago

Future Sight is really good for filtering lands off your topdeck to maximize Rashmi's ability, and it means your hand will never technically be empty.

Leyline of Anticipation and Vedalken Orrery allow you to get an extra Rashmi trigger during your opponents' turns for extra value. Plus, they're really powerful cards in general, like if you want to combo off during an opponent's end step.

Mind's Dilation is on-theme and provides extra advantages.

Courser of Kruphix, like Future Sight, filters lands off your topdeck and allows you to see what Rashmi's ability will be affecting.

Mystical Tutor can grab Hunting Pack or another much-needed spell to cast with Rashmi's ability.

Get Scroll Rack. Nuff said.

Burgeoning gives you something to do early on when Rashmi will be revealing lands. Repeatable, broken land ramp is never a bad idea.

Teferi, Mage of Zhalfir gets you to abuse Rashmi's ability during opponents' turns.

KailDaemon on Grouphug deck help needed (vial ...

1 week ago

As a finisher you could then go 1 of two ways: abusing kydele, or abusing vial smasher

Abusing kydele is dropping stuff like Teferi's Puzzle Box, Leovold, Emissary of Trest, to lock your opponents out while you combo with Umbral Mantle on kydele and dump her mana into an Exsanguinate or a Fireball or drawing your deck with Staff of Domination and dropping Laboratory Maniac.

Abusing vial smasher is doing something like dropping a Rashmi, Eternities Crafter with a Mind's Dilation so you cast a spell every turn and trigger vial smasher. You can take this further by also dropping time walk spells for big damage and also you can drop a Painful Quandary and a Wound Reflection on the board and just let your opponents "try" to play magic

brennanlight4 on Rashmi, Eternal Value

2 weeks ago

I highly recommend Mind's Dilation for rashmi to fully extract her value on everyone's turn.

sjluis on Rashmi Copy Deck

2 weeks ago

Momir Vig, Simic Visionary works wonders in Rashmi and is pretty cheap. Mind's Dilation lets you play stuff every turn. Brainstorm also lets you handle your topdeck a bit, especially with fetchlands. Scroll Rack and Sensei's Divining Top are also great but more expensive. While it's fine to build decks uniquely, if you want lifegain with aetherflux you'd want to maximize it by casting more spells like in Blue Red Spellslinger, or play White Black or possibly White Black Blue with Oloro, The Ageless Ascetic. He gives you access to the most life gain colors, also winning with aetherflux and Sanguine Bond / Exquisite Blood. Besides him, there's Selvala, Explorer Returned and Trostani in Green White , Kambal or Karlov in White Black, or Ob Nixilis the monoblack planeswalker commander. Good luck!

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