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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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

spotmarkedx on Talrand, Sky Summoner

1 week ago

Knowledge Exploitation? No rogues for the prowl cost, but casting a sorcery and then searching your opponent's library for their best instant/sorcery is nice even without it giving two drakes. Talent of the Telepath might also work if an opponent has enough spell density.

Diluvian Primordial for the free drakes and spells that come with it.

Mind's Dilation is random, but even if it doesn't hit sorceries or instants, can move your board state forward using your opponent's decks (which seems to be a subtheme of your deck)

Sphinx-Bone Wand or Metallurgic Summonings for additional win conditions

Rzepkanut on Commander Chaos

1 week ago

Stranglehold + Timesifter is hilarious. Other ideas: Fevered Visions, Puca's Mischief, Storm Cauldron, Standstill, Illusionist's Gambit, Mind's Dilation.... looking at your list I feel like you could use a few more mana rocks also. Not sure what to recommend cutting. Maybe cut the mill cards like Crumbling Sanctuary, Pyxis of Pandemonium.

puetypoo on UB Mills

1 week ago

I like Mind's Dilation but Increasing Confusion would be better suited for 1v1 and Nightscape Familiar just doesn't fit.

LordSheep on Maelstrom Petdeck - Ramp, Ramp, Goodstuff

1 week ago

First of all thank you very much for your advice. I appreciate it!

I'm not sure if I need Loaming Shaman in long games, because this deck is very strong in lategame and has plenty of options then. And Ulamog, the Infinite Gyre helps keeping my library full. But I understand your point of view and getting to choose what cards to reshuffle is definitely interesting. I will keep thinking about this option :)

Kumano, Master Yamabushi is not bad at all. This would be a good opportunity to use excess mana end of turn and get rid of all annoying creatures like Gaddock Teeg. And I like Kumanos style.

I'm sorry, but I dont like Temur Sabertooth very much. Bouncing creatures and playing them again costs so much mana and speed. But what do you think about Deadeye Navigator? I don't have to pay the mana cost again and would benefit immediately. The downside is: I can only pair one creature.

Maybe I will change like this:

I think cutting Rampant Growth rather then Sakura-Tribe Elder is better because I can still chumpblock, copy Sakura and can instantly decide what land to fetch.

Thank you for commenting!

greatdevourer on Maelstrom Petdeck - Ramp, Ramp, Goodstuff

1 week ago

I think Loaming Shaman would give you some graveyard recursion what wouldn't hurt. It gives you an option for the long games.
Temur Sabertooth would give you a way to bounce your ETB creatures like Mystic Snake and Eternal Witness. And it has good synergy with the Frontier Siege
Kumano, Master Yamabushi has always been good to me. Gives me a solid beatstick with exile capability. Just ping a creature for 1 damage and it gets exiled instead of hitting the graveyard.

I saw your note about asking if there was enough, too little, or too much mana ramp.
I keep thinking that the Sakura-Tribe Elder, while a really good card, may be the "too much" mana ramp card that doesn't fit right. You aren't using any "whenever a creature dies" triggers to get more out of him than a basic land and a chump blocker. The Wood Elves can fetch up any of the Forest shock lands for color fixing.

So I would make these changes to add a little more synergy:
-1 Sakura-Tribe Elder
-1 Mind's Dilation
-1 All Is Dust
+1 Loaming Shaman
+1 Temur Sabertooth
+1 Kumano, Master Yamabushi

Please don't think that it was easy for me to make any really useful recommendations. You have a great deck and I think you've done a awesome job.

LordSheep on Maelstrom Petdeck - Ramp, Ramp, Goodstuff

2 weeks ago

Thank you for your comment! I considered Misthollow Griffin, but I think he's too underwhelming without Food Chain.You are right with Mind's Dilation and All Is Dust. They don't really fit into the overall strategy, but I just like to play Mind's Dilation and see what happens.What would you include in this deck except for Misthollow Griffin?

greatdevourer on Maelstrom Petdeck - Ramp, Ramp, Goodstuff

2 weeks ago

Great deck. Have you considered Misthollow Griffin to work with the Food Chain?
To me it looks like the Mind's Dilation and the All Is Dust don't really fit that well into your overall strategy. If I were looking to cut something, the Mind's Dilation or the All Is Dust would be something to consider. The rest of the cards look really good.

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