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When Mindslicer is put into a graveyard from play, each player discards his or her hand.

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Set Rarity
Ninth Edition (9ED) Rare
Ninth Edition Foreign Black Border (9EDFBB) Rare
Odyssey (ODY) Rare

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Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
2019-10-04 Legal
Block Constructed Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

Mindslicer occurrence in decks from the last year

Commander / EDH:

All decks: 0.01%

Black: 0.17%

Golgari: 0.12%

Mindslicer Discussion

SwiftDeath on Karador Hulkweaver Chieftain

2 days ago

You seem to have a good idea of what to add for powerful decks. This is has been my favorite deck for a long time and I have been playing it since before I knew what cEDH was. I like the include of Wake the Dead I never thought of that and I am going to try to find a spot in my list for it. I have a few players that run combat based commanders so winning in response to them attacking could be a great advantage. Especially if they try to go all in with Craterhoof or Najela.

While Sun Titan is very good but recently I feel like it is to slow. I would replace it with Leonin Relic-Warder You already have the Animate Dead and Dance of the Dead that are made combo pieces with it. Is there a reason you aren't running Blood Artist / Zulaport Cutthroat. They are consistent wincons with Hulk and it seems like you don't have any direct win cards off of Hulk except for Acidic Slime -> Destroy all Artifacts Enchantments and Lands you don't control, then Mindslicer away everyones hands so they can't retaliate. That wins you the game next turn but that just makes the game unnecessarily slow. I think adding at least Blood Artist gives you a direct win that turn and if you draw it early then it helps stop your opponents from graveyard combos because it triggers off all creatures dying, not just your own.

If you could look at my deck and give advice that would be appreciated as well. I used to run all the same types of combos as you are but I slowly narrowed down all the win more cards from the deck to make it more consistent and more powerful. I am trying to get it recognized by the community at the moment. With a heavy heart I had to swap my commander too. I wanted to keep it Karador but I had to switch to Anafenza as a quick creature to pressure Ad Naus decks and a Graveyard Hate piece for opposing Hulk players. Hermit Hulk cEDH

m_to_the_three on Meren would like to bring a friend

5 days ago

Hey love seeing new meren decks out there. This is the deck that I have been using since meren has been out https://tappedout.net/mtg-decks/graveyard-queen-meren-of-clan-nel-toth/ . I recommend taking a peak and hopefully there might be some fun stuff for you to find. If you have any questions on why I use or dont use certain cards feel free to ask.

So one thing Meren decks love to do is abuse ETB or LTB triggers and sac outlets. So I recommend any card that helps synergize with those type of effects or have those type of effects. A good ETB trigger is Terastodon, it blows up a lot of stuff and is easy to cast with cards like Natural Order or Pattern of Rebirth which I recommenced putting in your deck as well. Things that enjoy dying is nice like Mindslicer. This card is nice because it really hurts your opponenets but you enjoy having stuff in your graveyard so you benefit from having mind slicer be constantly sac.

Having a Demonic Tutor is nice but also any tutors that you can abuse will also be nice. For example Fierce Empath, Woodland Bellower, and Sidisi, Undead Vizier are really nice. A nice combo is fierce empath can tutor woodland for you and woodland can then get you any of your strong 3 drops, the reverse can happen as well. you can play woodland get fierce empath to enter and then you can get your hulk or combo piece out.

For planeswalker, Liliana, Heretical Healer  Flip is an amazing one to have. I recommend cutting vraska but that is just because I personally think all the vraskas are bad for edh decks, especially meren edh decks.

If you want to be rude, Contamination is a nice card to lock out most decks with.

Also I recommend going down to 36 lands and then when you add more mana dork and ramp you should go below 36 lands. High Market is a good land cause its a 0 mana sac outlet for your deck.

If you want a strong and fair win, It That Betrays is really strong especially because it can steal other commanders.

I hope you end up having a lot of fun playing meren and I hope this advice helps out.

Gakros on Cleverly Named Graveyard Deck

1 week ago

Board wipes depends on your meta.if you are going to use Damnation effects why not use Magus of the Disk,False Prophet,Cataclysmic Gearhulk, Massacre Girl and the list goes on.
if you are going to play something play it on a creature unless you need to stop others.Path to Exile,Silence,Swords to Plowshares are a must in a Combo Oriented Meta than you need to answer a play or you lose on the spot.

Thing is that Karador is a slow deck that needs space and time to do its thing... Slowly.... if you meta is also a slow one then you have the automatic advantage.If not that is when you need stax pieces like the ones you mention Rotting Rats and Spelltithe Enforcer. But its either too specific or too little. 1 discard per player is nothing. Compare that to Mindslicer. 1 time and gg.You can play stuff but others are pretty much done. So either build a "discard" them to play many or Rotting Rats effects (i tried playing a similar karador deck i found it boring) or go for more wider effects.

Last thing i used to play karador for his value and recursion with strong creatures. But the moment i switched to Karmic Guide + reveilark Combo.... i was left speechless thats what power feels like . And it is reallly really budget. Look at my description in "How it wins" > "All the combo lines"

Gakros on Cleverly Named Graveyard Deck

1 week ago

Hi fellow necromancer centaur, you can try: 1.Jarad, Golgari Lich Lord + Splinterfright / Golgari Grave-Troll / Nighthowler and similar creatures and bomb the entire table.
2.Kessig Cagebreakers / Izoni, Thousand-Eyed
3.Vizkopa Guildmage + Gnaw to the Bone and one shot the entire table
4. By far my favorite is Magister of Worth. Both effects benefit you and if they pick the mass reanimation you can sacrifice her in response to her trigger, she goes to the graveyard and you get to stack it so she enters last so you get 1 more time the trigger, you can politic you way through it. Really amazing card

and if you are having trouble with blue mages and combo Mindslicer. I cant count how many games he has won me.

my a little more tuned and combo deck: Karador Hulkweaver Chieftain

x2Relentless on Muldrotha, the „Fun“ in „Funeral“ *Primer*

2 weeks ago

This is an awesome decklist! Very nice job. I equally love Muldrotha, it is definitely my favorite commander deck by far. I know this is just an online decklist but I would strongly recommend removing Mindslicer for you or anyone thinking about building Muldrotha. This deck seems to have a very high power level with infinite combos and such so maybe your playgroup is very optimized with everyone running broken cards. However, normally Mindslicer is one of those cards that you feel gross playing and makes everyone say, "Really?". You will usually get the worst end of the bargain as people hate discarding their hands. In commander, people can really hold grudges and they will target you for at least a few turns, if not the rest of the game. Someone will aggro you with creatures, someone will destroy your permanents, and someone may exile your graveyard which made it useless in the first place. It's one of those hate-inducing cards that isn't very fun to play with or against; just in my experience but to each their own. Anyway, awesome decklist and I am glad you also love Muldrotha so much!

CosmicConical on I Kar-adore this Commander

1 month ago

Swioo Hey thanks! Yeah I like the idea of putting in a Mindslicer, seems like a good way to prevent your opponents from winning. Would have come in handy in the last game I just had actually lol. Rankle Seems like a good boy to put in too.

dgrant on Backstreet Elves

1 month ago

I would run Mindslicer as well as Pennon Blade. Additionally, how often do you need to recur your artifacts that Glissa, the Traitor is needed? Carpet of Flowers might be a solid ramp option if you play against decks that even splash blue.

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