Mindshrieker

Legality

Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Penny Dreadful Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Innistrad (ISD) Rare

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Mindshrieker

Creature — Bird Spirit

Flying {2}: 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

Icbrgr on

4 weeks ago

Skaab Ruinator with a bunck of the self mill creatures from the Innistrad blocks like Armored Skaab and Mindshrieker can be great for both working towards your combo and or just having a Plan B

oliveoilonyaasscureshemorrhoid on Sidisi, Zombi Grill

3 months ago

Well Shamanic Revelation is good but I'd rather have Corpse Augur, Disciple of Bolas, Slithermuse, Krav, the Unredeemed, maybe Rishkar's Expertise, etc because it can over draw (which can fill the graveyard), and creatures can be reanimated again and again. Grisly Salvage, Tracker's Instincts, and Sultai Ascendancy seem like weaker cards, I'd rather want to ramp, over draw, or remove stuff. Overrun or Lord of the Accursed could be replaced with creatures like Mindshrieker, Kessig Cagebreakers, Beastmaster Ascension, Thunderfoot Baloth, maybe Overwhelming Stampede. Concordant Crossroads and Balthor the Defiled also seem like weaker cards, it will probably benefit other decks more, and BUG reanimator decks can afford to be selfish. I would also replace Splinterfright, as it could be 0/0 on curve, and isn't as strong as the golgari troll or nyx weaver.

I haven't tested this deck yet, so these suggestions might not suffice, but I hope it inspired you a bit. And I have a similar deck (Reanimator's Wet Dream: Sidisi Edition), so checking that out might also help your deck stronger.

Hope this helps

oliveoilonyaasscureshemorrhoid on Sidisi, Zombi Grill

3 months ago

My biggest recommendation would be Phenax, God of Deception. It is a god in sidisi decks. It is especially good with Lightning Greaves and sidisi, it can become near infinite zombies right before your end step. Another great card is Krosan Restorer, it's great alone but also can create infinite mana with Havengul Lich and Ashnod's Altar.

I also wanted to mention Mirror-Mad Phantasm, Mindshrieker, Life from the Loam, Skullwinder, Archfiend of Depravity, Kessig Cagebreakers, Necromancy/Beacon of Unrest, and Clever Impersonator/Phyrexian Metamorph

Dumgoldfish124 on Bird Token/Tribal

4 months ago

47552 Love the idea, really creative! I have some recommendations for you though. Onto the birds!

First, if your play group doesn't mind un-cards, then Crow Storm is quite good. Other then that, Storm Crow itself, despite the memes, is not a bad card and is great in bird tribal. Murder of Crows is a really good finisher as it will deter board wipes and swing for 4 a turn. Mindshrieker is another good finsher. Swan Song and Essence Scatter are both great bird themed counterspells and Wing Shards is a great bird themed spell. Crookclaw Elder is a good draw engine and Impaler Shrike and/or Thieving Magpie add a good bit of draw. Keeper of the Nine Gales adds some great board control and helps disrupt the tempo of your opponent. Augury Owl gives some nice foresight to what is coming up and allows you to change the order or throw away the cards that are not needed. Finally, while not a 'bird bird', Soulcatcher is awesome at killing the opponent after some sacrifice shenanigans.

I also have some general recommendations for the deck. Firstly, Culling Dais is awesome. It can tap and sacrifice a bird if that bird is destroyed, turning it into another card for later on. It gets even more ridiculous with Thrummingbird increasing counters. Deluge gives all of your birds pseudo-unblockable and Gravitational Shift beefs up your birds while your opponent's ground troops get weaker. Kangee, Aerie Keeper pumps the power and toughness of all your birds while Aven Mimeomancer makes your tokens bigger. Door of Destinies does similar things to Kangee. Tezzeret's Gambit is a nice draw spell that also adds counters. Glory stops damage cold. In this deck Grafted Wargear is better then Barbed Battlegear, despite the synergy with Soulcatchers' Aerie. Cataclysm is an awesome board wipe, especially with Soulcatchers' Aerie. Masako the Humorless is nasty surprise for your opponent, especially with Glory chilling in the graveyard. Finally, with land I recommend using Nimbus Maze and Sejiri Refuge. I also recommend having 20 lands, but if 18 works, by all means, keep using 18.

I hope this helps! If you would like any help with cuts, just ask, I'll be happy to help!

soul_knightmare on Birds

4 months ago

Right off the bat it looks really good. All of the standard categories are covered. There are a few cards though that don't pull enough weight. I'm not sure Arctic Aven, Dawnfeather Eagle, Aven Fateshaper, Serra Aviary, Brave the Sands, and Always Watching do enough to keep around. Derevi gives all your creatures a psuedo- vigilance already. I would replace these with Judge's Familiar, Windbrisk Raptor, Mindshrieker, Aerie Mystics, and Kangee, Aerie Keeper. There are also good arguments to include Mirror Entity or Beastmaster Ascension for an easy win-con, Rout or Phyrexian Rebirth to wipe the board, and Basalt Monolith or Gilded Lotus to abuse Derevi Untap triggers. Rounding out the mana base with a Seaside Haven and the bounce lands will keep your hand full. Later upgrades I would consider adding would be Kruphix, God of Horizons and Reliquary Tower to max hand size and allow you to keep all of the extra mana Derevi enables.

KongMing on No Killy Milly

4 months ago

How about something like Altar of the Brood? It doesn't directly interact with Phenax's ability or creatures' toughness, but it does give you another form of mill that doesn't rely on your commander. Any infinite flicker/ETB/token spawn combo will also infinitely mill opponents with the Altar out.

Mindshrieker is low-power, but fits the theme, is a great early-game drop and gives you a flying blocker.

Have you thought about enchantments that can untap a creature? If you have Phenax out, you can just pay one blue to Freed from the Real or Pemmin's Aura to repeat the mill ability over and over. Aura also helps with devotion.

Bonehoard combos with milling your opponents' creatures, and gives your creatures a bigger butt to mill/block with. Nighthowler falls in the same boat.

It's old and super niche, but how about Kry Shield? Potentially doubles (or more) a creature's toughness until end of turn.

Sire of Stagnation is great for this deck, but BE CAREFUL! Sire's ability is not voluntary, meaning opponents can deck you with infinite landfall (unlikely, but this is Commander so anything is possible). Opponents can also fill up your hand with cards when Sire is out, which leaves you very vulnerable to some of your own cards (cough cough Dreamborn Muse cough cough.)

Also, Guiltfeeder's ability does rely on it attacking, so it's presence in the deck does kinda run counter to the 'no attacking' theme. Haunter of the Nightveil seems kind of weak too, something that increases your board's toughness (Bad Moon's bad) would be much better.

apavel on Tetsuko Umezawa, Fugitive: The Premiere Primer

5 months ago

Attack_of_Mogis I don't know about Mindshrieker and friends. I find when I test my Tetsuko deck, I prefer spending my late game mana towards protection or really fast clocks like the aforementioned Notorious Throng.

Attack_of_Mogis on Tetsuko Umezawa, Fugitive: The Premiere Primer

5 months ago

Notorious Throng is a major win-con late-game and Cipher cards like Stolen Identity could be very helpful. Knowledge Exploitation just seems fun in general.

You're definitely missing out on token producers like Chasm Skulker, who will get ridiculously big with this deck. In order to kill him, you could always run something like Pongify.

Is it me, or is Jin-Gitaxias a little overkill on the card draw, especially without something like Laboratory Maniac or Elixir of Immortality to protect from milling yourself out?

Finally, Gigantoplasm, Mindshrieker, Morphling, and AEtherling are good creatures that will let you do a lot more damage.

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