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|Ninth Edition (9ED)||Rare|
|Ninth Edition Foreign Black Border (9EDFBB)||Rare|
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Creature — Horror
When Mindslicer is put into a graveyard from play, each player discards his or her hand.
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2 days ago
3 days ago
Elvish piper is a card I love in my Xenagos deck. For my Muldrotha it doesn’t fit well. I tutor up LED as soon as possible and keep discarding my hand. As soon as you build your boardstate, the only thing you have to fear is stuff like Cyclonic Rift . You can counter that with Glen elendra, but stuff like Bane of Progress might still be a problem. To prevent this I usually go for Mindslicer and sac it. That takes your opponents chance to deal with your board. Mindslicer after your own rift is often a scoop because it leaves your opponents with just lands and in topdeck mode. For this reason I even thought about cutting Survival of the Fittest but this card is still amazing if you draw a single creature and spend 5 mana to put some tools into your 2nd hand.
Edit: yeah, I know this feeling. I’m playing and collecting since 94 and still love to try new stuff. After testing with a proxies I bought LED for this deck. It’s like a black lotus here each turn, twice a turn if you saved it the turn before :-)
1 week ago
That question isn’t easy to answer. Those are all great cards but I think they don’t fit in here. This deck plays very well and you grow to love every single card. Putting in a good card and cut a better one for it doesn’t seem that good. Vannifar is a powerful effect but it can’t be used the turn you play it unless you give it haste. I already play the original pod and would have to cut utility for redundancy, I didn’t like that idea. Underrealm Lich is a Card i tested as a replacement for Hedron Crab , but the crab is cheaper, mills more and gives you the ability to mess up your opponents topdeck manipulation if you keep a fetchland open. With that result I switched back to the crab. Doom Whisperer fills your grave for life, that’s it. Seems like a great card but if you have already 30-40 cards in your grave you got all you need. There’s no need to pay 1 life per card. Nezahal is also i nice Card, but the best part about it is the ability to bounce it. I mostly got no hand because of LED or Mindslicer so that doesn’t work. And replaying it from your grave costs you the ability to recast a creature that controls the board or hands. The extra draw is useless if you lose board control. Sadly commander is limited to 100 cards and I always have to cut cards I really want to play and only keep those that support my strategy the best.
1 week ago
MediSyntax I'm incredibly biased with Rain of Filth as I play an all in Gitrog deck (and RoF is B U S T E D when he's out), and I'd be definitely willing to try it! The rituals I find are so vital to the build, but you make a reasonable case about Mindslicer . At worst he's a 4/3 that stops all players attacking you, at best he forces all opponents to topdeck. This is great, so I see your point.
Imperial Seal is bad. It's a twice the price Vampiric Tutor that is susceptible to players hitting you with a Ghost Quarter type effect. I think it's ok if you've a Dusk Legion Zealot in hand, but otherwise it's more likely to be too slow - whereas grim tutor adds it to hand. I don't personally own an Infernal Tutor , but I'd be willing to test that out. On the topic of tutors - Mausoleum Secrets has been doing work. Often it's only necessary in slightly more grindy games, but if you Buried Alive with a mana spare you can often chain that into a Songs of the Damned and into a win via any buried alive combo.
Luckily I've not had the chance to aggressively mulligan for Leyline of the Void vs the other cEDH decks I've tested it, so the card's not tested it's milage... watch this space.
1 week ago
1 week ago
I can definitely understand feeling like Mindslicer is a little too feast/famine but I certainly would not cut it before cutting Dark Deal for the same reason. It’s great with Waste Not but at least Mindslicer can be reanimated/doesn’t draw your opponents any cards.
Lastly, if you’re looking for another ramp option, you may consider Rain of Filth . It can be risky but I have definitely used it to eke out that last little bit of mana to steal a game.
1 week ago
This is response to Darkshadow327 for how my tournament went.
Pretty much played 3 different decks my Tuvasa, Kess, and Meren.
Tuvasa won two games out of three, was in a pod against GAAIV, Nikiya, and Omnath. First game lost to Omnath due to GAAIV controlling the board and having Sol Ring start that went into a Damping Sphere and Sphere of Resistance T2, Nikiya popped all artifacts, but Omnath had Lotus Cobra shenanigan and dumpstered the board. Game two Tuvasa went all nuts and blackjacked Omnath T3, than GAAIV T4, than Nikiya the turn afterwards. Last game I went infinite mana with Bloom Tender / Pemmin's Aura and proceeded to have an unbeatable board state and nuked everyone. It was great.
Kess won two games out of three as well, in a pod against new Kozilek, Wrexial, and Numot. Game one I comboed out with Labman / Demonic Consultation on T4. Next game lost to Kozilek due to him having T1 no land but playing Crypt, Sol Ring, into a Metalworker and casting Kozi T2 and smashing everyone in the face. I died first that round :')...Next game Kess was unhappy with that loss as I drew the most bull**** hand, went T2 Ad Nauseam into Labman win ^^
Meren won all three of her games, it was lit. Went against Nekusar, Vannifar, and Kumena. First game had sick synergy plays. T1 casted GSZ into Dryad Arbor , T2 cast Culling the Weak sac'ing Arbor to cast Meren and Entomb into Life from the Loam . End step trigger brought back Arbor. Dredged on T3 into Protean Hulk and played Phyrexian Tower , Reanimate targeting hulk and proceeded to gain value while locking the board down with Plaguecrafter . Game two was an attrition game Nekusar had an early start with mana crypt and signets into a T2 Nekusar, but on T4 I Mindslicer everyone with Meren on board and proceeded to lock the board down not letting anyone have hands, eventually picking up devotion and draining everyone with Kokusho and Gary . Game three was a doozy, mulled down to 5 and pretty much shafted. Vannifar was going off but Kumena was able to stop the combo multiple times and smash Vannifar in the face. Nekusar player also got shafted due to me blowing up all his artifact/enchantments with Reclamation Sage and Caustic Caterpillar . Got lucky with a Living Death after being countered three times. Eternal Witness was MVP of that game.
That was how all my matches went!
1 week ago
MediSyntax I've been playtesting this many times over and have found there to be some great lines of play (even without including lion's eye diamond) - the deck could even be made to fit a reasonably low budget!
With regard to Carrion Feeder - often I feel like the deck needs another sacrifice outlet & I don't have the tutor capacity to get Phyrexian Altar , play it & win in one turn, but carrion feeder is wonderful - so I may take up that idea of using Phyrexian Ghoul for added consistency.
Furthermore - after a week of testing: Liliana, Untouched By Death does enable some comboing wins with zombies other than Gravecrawler ... but I feel like casting GC from the yard is not actually the issue. I believe that the resilience of Bridge from Below is ok at best - the fact that any other deck running a sacrifice outlet, or even Flash can stop the entire combo by removing it is very risky. Conversely - the ability to do the same by using Diregraf Colossus adds greatly to the consistency & backup plan for the deck (plus - this will 99% of the time enter with +1 to block tymna).
I've found the swings with Mindslicer to be absurd - as the game immediately becomes topdeck for 3+ turns. However at the 4 mana slot - I'd consider running Imperial Seal sooner, or Grim Tutor (as a lot of the time I find that I -NEED- the cards on time).
Lastly, I've been testing out Thornbite Staff as a combo option with Soldevi Adnate / Priest of Forgotten Gods - it's very mana intensive, but with priest & the usual GC & bridge setup it's a win, while also drawing you cards. This is... ok. Not great - but not awful. It's more than likely that I'd cut the Thornbite Staff for another ritual of some form / a tutor / artifact ramp, as the mana in here feels like it could use either a Mox Diamond / a little more.
Further testing to follow - let me know your thoughts.
Mindslicer occurrence in decks from the last year
Commander / EDH:
All decks: 0.01%