Mind's Dilation


Format Legality
Pre-release Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
Frontier Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Eldritch Moon (EMN) 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

elgosu1337 on Muldrotha, the Primally Surging Gravetide

1 week ago

Crav96 that could work but it only steals one creature a turn and I would need a sac outlet. I'm a fan of going all out, like Grave Betrayal and some boardwipes, which were in the original draft along with Mind's Dilation.

pummelhuff on Corrupted Ertai's Enchantments

2 weeks ago

Hi VietMoneys,

thanks for your thoughts. I had Hatching Plans on my list but didn't make the final cut, because my meta is rather heavy on exiling enchantments/artifacts. I was too afraid it would be most of the time a dead card without other cards to sacrifice the plans (like Perilous Research or Abjure) but I see the usefulness of it, even if it eats a normal mass disenchant. I do believe the elixir can be bonkers in many Ertai decks but mine is yet rather reluctant on creatures with good tap abilities (or even having enough creatures to sacrifice for Ertai). Hence I am not sure if the hexproof or shroud boots are better suited as I am already playing zur in the list. Actually i guess I should play 1 pair of boots + the elixir. Probably I had only bad luck in these games with the elixir as it is rather new in this build.

Currently I am giving Eidolon of Countless Battles, Future Sight, Mind's Dilation and Infinite Reflection a try. Gonna try Hatching plans after the next time i play this deck. I am especially not really sold on the eidolon but I wanted to give it a try.

I like the curses but they affect only 1 player if I don't cast them. Copy enchantment or the clever impersonator are helping on this issue (or getting them back from the graveyard). Some of them are dependant on the meta and I would love to test Curse of Exhaustion (our playgroup is currently enjoying some spell slinger decks). To me Overwhelming Splendor is the curse MVP. It can shut down certain decks for a time.

Wolfrage76 on Brago likes cards too

2 weeks ago

Codex Shredder and Trading Post could be good adds.

Omniscience would be outstanding, and Mind's Dilation (though not really on theme) would be highly amusing as opponent's library can help with your shenanigans.

Buried Ruin or Academy Ruins could be helpful.

Bident of Thassa or Coastal Piracy or even Jace, Cunning Castaway for S&Gs.

Oh, I kinda feel like Lighthouse Chronologist would fit right in as well, actually.

Finally, one card that's incredibly flexible but depends on board states is Mirage Mirror. Not positive it's be a star in this deck but it could be incredibly useful (especially when opponents stuff can help with your shenanigans).

Also I'd toss Elixir of Immortality and put something else there.

chadsansing on

1 month ago

It might be fun to test with Sunbird's Invocation, Rashmi, Eternities Crafter, and Mind's Dilation to see if you can cast more creatures for free and pump Animar.

Have fun playing!

chadsansing on Animar the Animator

1 month ago

Sunbird's Invocation, Mind's Dilation, and Rashmi, Eternities Crafter might give you more ways to cast creatures for free off of other spells and pump Animar.

Happy brewing!

Wasphilux on Has Science Gone Too Far?

1 month ago

Just watched this deck go OFF on MTG Muddstah. I love Villainous Wealth. I love chaotic commander games. I love the name. I've been meaning to make a sort of "Free spells" theme deck with stuff like Sunbird's Invocation, Mind's Dilation, Mirari, and the like. This deck has inspired the Yidris player I always had within me. It also gives me an excuse to play the absolutely gorgeous promo Jori En, Ruin Diver that I see you running. Great build, thank you so much for the inspiration.

Wolfragex on The Fat Blue Weirdo

1 month ago

Still has that restriction I believe but useful for all those instants you have.

With the mirror: keep in mind while it changes for the turn and doesn't keep that ability while it is changed, you can use the stack to use it multiple times a turn. So like if opponent has Wound Reflection out and you have in play an enchantment that gives you an extra draw whenever you draw a card, and 2 draw spells and a direct damage to player spell in hand you could go like I did the other day:

Mirage mirror hits the board. You first Cast the direct damage spell. While it's on stack, Activate mirror to copy opponent's wound reflection. While that's on stack, play first draw spell. While that's on stack play the other draw spell. While that's on the stack make mirror copy your extra draw enchantment.

You get 4 cards instead of 2 and your opponent takes extra damage.

I love the card. It's my absolute favorite because it can be used in so many brilliantly stupid ways it isn't even funny. An extra Mind's Dilation for 2 mana each time? Yes please (especially with Reset ;)). An extra Blightsteel Colossus for 2 mana? Heck yeah. And its not just what's in your deck - use your opponents stuff against them. Sometimes an opponent has the perfect answer you need to stall them, or complete a wincon. Sometimes you can do dumb stuff like copy someone's Mindslaver, turn it into a creature with Tezzeret's Touch, crack it to control that opponents next turn and have it go to your Mimic Vat so you can make more mirrors.

Sorry to go on but I really love the card. So damn janky at times. It's the one card that really taught me how to start playing the stack. Sorta like how the above mimic vat+mindslaver combo did for using type changing to do nifty stuff.

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