Mindshrieker

Legality

Format Legality
Noble Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Casual Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Pauper Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Innistrad (ISD) Rare

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Mindshrieker

Creature — Bird Spirit

Flying2: Target player puts the top card of his or her library into his or her graveyard. Mindshrieker gets +X/+X until end of turn, where X is that card's converted mana cost.

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Mindshrieker Discussion

Pieguy396 on Mirko Vosk, god of mill

1 week ago

Hey there! This deck looks pretty solid already, and I don't know how much I can help - it's already in great shape. Here's a few suggestions:

  • Grisly Spectacle is a little expensive for an EDH removal spell, but it accomplishes two tasks at once, which can be very valuable.
  • Cyclonic Rift is one of the best EDH board wipes in existence, and belongs in pretty much every Blue deck ever.
  • Sire of Stagnation can get out of hand pretty quickly with all of the card draw and mill it provides.
  • Counterspell also belongs in pretty much every Blue deck ever due to its extreme efficiency and versatility.
  • Wrexial, the Risen Deep doesn't mill by itself, but takes heavy advantage of the mill effects in your deck.
  • Sepulchral Primordial for the same reason as above.
  • Whispersilk Cloak can protect your commander and ensure his attacks connect.
  • Whispering Madness is sneakily a mill card, forcing your opponents to draw and discard repeatedly.
  • Windfall also has the same effect.
  • Same with Jace's Archivist.
  • Undead Alchemist also causes some serious mill stuff.
  • There's basically no reason not to run Command Tower.
  • Bojuka Bog turns off any graveyard shenanigans your opponents have going on.

If you're looking for cards to cut, I'd start with:

In any case, hope this helps!

Razulghul on A Series Of Traumatic Events

1 month ago

Hey there, everything looks pretty good to me. I might suggest Nightveil Specter to replace Jace's Mindseeker maybe?

Mindshrieker is also pretty great, might be worth adding a Lantern of Insight so you can choose the best player to mill by their next card?

Morthius on Feed the Fleet Swallower

1 month ago

FalconForce Thanks for your idea :D! Thought about it but did not need to use it in my test games. Agains a strong counter spell deck it would be a nice idea for the sideboard. When you are using Lantern of Insight or Mindshrieker you can't play standard anymore. For a modern deck there are much more good cards outside, but this deck is only for standard.

FalconForce on Feed the Fleet Swallower

1 month ago

I like the deck. I want to build a deck using Lantern of Insight and Mindshrieker in order to eliminate threats or self mill Fleet Swallower. Then I can use black cards to raise it instead of paying the mana cost. Meanwhile, if I get the opportunity to raise something better from an opponent's graveyard that's good too.

I didn't know Fraying Sanity existed, and that now makes the swallower itself a win condition. Thanks for that.

Have you considered adding Countervailing Winds?

EXOSURE on $50 Mindshrieker + Ula Cycling Aggro — Magic Aids

1 month ago

Hi Kukitan, tes, there are a lot of ways to go with non-budget upgrades! The big one is Tasigur, the Golden Fang over Gurmag Angler/Skaab Ruinator. Aside from the ability, the reduced cost is a bigger deal than it might look. One copy of Training Grounds is another super cool option that makes Mindshrieker that much more deadly and also comboes with Tasigur. Finally, fetchlands greatly improve the effectiveness of your Delve cards, and I'd run maybe a copy or two of Halimar Depths to help make your Ula triggers more consistently.

Icbrgr on The best cards not worth ...

2 months ago

Skaab Ruinator does require a lot of dedication with running heavy creatures and the typical blue supporting spells like Serum Visions/Mana Leak/Disperse just dont pan out/not worth it from my experience. Self mill creatures and spells like Jace's Archivist/Mesmeric Orb basically just give you far more draw/casting fuel to overcome any spot removal and bounce. It is definitely vulnerable to exile and graveyard hate.... Alternative win conditions are a must with things like Laboratory Maniac and Mindshrieker and Skaab Goliath.

It's far from being broken/perfect however I seldom see people fully committed to a suicide mill deck.

buffalobill on MANIFEST DESTINY

2 months ago

I think I'm going to try running an alternate win condition to make the deck run more smoothly. Mindshrieker probably. I have a quest for ula's temple deck that's got a similar play style of stacking the deck and he's one of my win conditions in there. I'll probably run Spellskite in my sideboard since it is quite fragile. I'm on the ropes about the Halimar Depths I'll try it out though. Another turn 1 stacking ability would be nice. I'm just worried it coming it tapped might end up killing me since sometimes I have to dig for the land I need to play out my combo.

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