Mindswipe

Legality

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

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Set Rarity
Khans of Tarkir (KTK) Rare

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Mindswipe

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Counter target spell unless its controller pays {X}. Mindswipe deals X damage to that spell's controller.

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Mindswipe Discussion

TheKingThero on I'm afraid I can't allow that...

3 days ago

An unfinished deck, just took it off of private. This is about countering your opponent until you can Mindswipe with infinite mana.

TypicalTimmy on Card creation challenge

2 weeks ago

Ionizing Madness

Instant

Counter target spell unless it's controller pays . If they can't, Ionizing Madness deals X damage to them and you draw X cards.


My favorite counter spell in the whole game is Mindswipe, so I wanted to add a little onto it.

Since we didn't really do anything spooky for Halloween, make a new Legendary Scarecrow. And since Scarecrows are really a weak tribe overall, he must make 1/1 black Zombie Crow creature tokens with Flying to flatten it out. But anything else he does is 100% up to you.

Zarathoustra on Pew! PewPewPewPewPewPewPewPew!

2 months ago

Firebrand Archer would be nice, Kiln Fiend too. Good for you if you have Scalding Tarn, but your deck would be way cheaper without it, and it doesn't make a big difference, does it ?

I would remove two lands, but maybe you keep them for Mindswipe.

hydrothermia on

2 months ago

Let's see what we can do with a fifty dollars modern hydra deck. I'd suggest you might want to splash some RED since there are some hydras out there. If you do splash some red make sure you get some Frontier Bivouacs. There are only a total of 29 hydras available in the Modern format. The most expensive thing I've seen so far would either be using Khalni Hydra or Progenitus, they're both $9 to $12.

A handy reminder you need less "one-of's" and more 3-4 copies of card to have better chances to get certain cards.

Before we head into going through picking hydras, we need to address the mana base first. All of these suggestions are one : Llanowar Elves, Elvish Mystic, Sakura-Tribe Scout or Birds of Paradise. Birds are the best choice, but you're going to be limited by your budget. So the first three are your best options for additional mana ramping. Two mana rampers are going to be Naga Vitalist, Cryptolith Rite, Song of Freyalise or Zhur-Taa Druid. Rosheen Meanderer would do well with the number of spells you have.

Next we'll need some support cards to go along with our "Mana dorks" to keep our hydras going. Enter the Unknown, Hardened Scales and Hadana's Climb  Flip gets you more counters. If you want to have some counterspells throw in some Spell Pierces or Stubborn Denials to go with Disdainful Strokes. Maybe a Mindswipe.

I'm gonig to have to split this into two parts due to the limited amount of card suggestions I can give per post.

Akujiki on cEDH Slow Bomb Primer

3 months ago

You might be interested in Logic Knot and Mindswipe

DrkNinja on The Izzet League

5 months ago

Alright so I'm going to list a bunch of cards to cut but before I do... Mizzix is a deck that you either want to combo out in, or burn people's faces into oblivion; you don't want to make a bunch of tokens and swing with them because if you get boardwiped you probably can't get those token producers back. Also 90% of this deck you should be able to reduce cost for, and if you can't that card better make one hell of an impact. That said here is my list of cuts for you.

  • Blustersquall: Turnabout is just a better card than this, it also can be your win con with Reiterate and is just more flexible
  • Commit//Memory: I tried running this but it just never seemed good. I don't want my hand anywhere but in my hand, and if I counter something I'd rather it be gone.
  • Counterflux: You can't reduce cost. More importantly you have to have both your colors and that can be a struggle sometimes.
  • Dragonshift: You should only have 2-3 creatures at most for the majority of the game.
  • Fall of the titans: I ran this for awhile but it ended up being a dead card in my hand 70% of the time.
  • Fateful Showdown: Again, in this deck you should want every card in your hand, because a good portion of this deck is holding up mana.
  • Izzet Charm: Not enough value.
  • Prophetic Bolt: I recently cut Prophetic Bolt and to be honest I haven't missed it at all, just doesn't have enough value.
  • Spellbook: Run Thought Vessel and/or Reliquary Tower in its place, its just not enough value to take a card slot. Pro tip, Reliquary Tower should be in EVERY EDH deck, same thing with Sol Ring
  • Ral Zarek: You can't reduce cost. I get wanting a walker in the deck because value every turn for free is great BUT in this deck it's not really value because cost reduction.
  • Pore Over The Pages: Ugin's Insight is just better, but I'd consider Mystic Speculation instead; still card advantage but you can play it over and over for more experience.
  • Mizzium Mortars: If you are going to play a card like this, Blasphemous Act is just better.
  • Devastation Tide: Cyclonic Rift is just worlds better.
  • Call the Skybreaker: #NotYourWinCon
  • Blatant Thievery: Great card honestly, but I think Bribery is just better and less expensive.
  • Blast of Genius: Not enough value.
  • Curious Homunculus: I tried running this card and honestly on turn two would you rather hold up man to counter a spell or play a guy who only produces colorless mana, not red, your other color?
  • Docent of Perfection: You don't care about tokens, and you don't have enough Wizards to make it worth your while.
  • Enigma Drake: I think this card slot is just better occupied elsewhere.
  • Goblin Electromancer: Baral, Chief of Compliance is a better card in everyway.
  • Guttersnipe: I get how useful it could be, but in my experience it's targeted right away.
  • Melek, Izzet Paragon: You can't reduce cost, and the value just isn't there.
  • Niv-Mizzet, the firemind: You can't reduce cost.
  • Talrand, sky summoner: You don't care about tokens.

Now that I'm done with cuts, and hopefully not making an ass out of myself here are some suggestions of really good cards that have lots of value!

  • Pact of Negation & Force of Will I know they are expensive but... then when your opponent thinks they are safe you can still break them.
  • Disallow You can reduce cost and it counters EVERYTHING!
  • Mindswipe Counter and burn in one fell swoop, use it late game with a bunch of EXP and that's a good chunk of damage.
  • Syncopate Permanently get rid of that dumb card you hate.
  • Blue Sun's Zenith The card that just keeps on giving right? Also this card says 'Target Player' so you can mill a player out with this.
  • Aetherflux Reservoir Jesus this card has saved my ass SOOOO many times, can't speak enough good about this card.
  • Meekstone This is great if there's a lot of creature aggro in your meta, it crushes my play group
  • Pyromancer's Goggles All aboard the value train...
  • Inexorable Tide All of the EXPs!
  • Leyline of Anticipation & Rhystic Study These are a MUST HAVE in ANY blue deck or deck playing blue. Your playgroup will hate you for it because 'Do you pay the one?' gets old but it's all value.
  • Torrential Gearhulk Shit who cares about Snapcaster when you got this winner!
  • Bonus Round & Spellseeker They just came out of battlebond but... I have high hopes for them in this deck.

Neotrup on Can Elite Arcanist cast copy ...

6 months ago

Still not 100% sure what you're asking with Mindswipe, but if you cast it without paying it's mana cost, such as with Elite Arcanist, X will be 0. The controller of the spell will still have the option to not pay if they want their own spell countered, but the can easily pay it if they don't want it countered, and no damage will be dealt either way.

If you copy a Mindswipe cast regularly the value for X will remain the same, and you'll have to choose whether or not to change the target right then and there (assuming you are allowed to), you won't know whether the spell's controller will pay for it or not. The copy will resolve first, for whatever that's worth, and if they choose not to pay the spell will be removed from the stack. If that was the same spell targeted by the original Mindswipe, when the original goes to resolve it will be removed from the stack for lack of a legal target and be unable to deal any damage.

Neotrup on Can Elite Arcanist cast copy ...

6 months ago

will be the sum. For example, if both Wizard's Lightning and Wizard's Retort are exiled, you'll have to pay to use Elite Arcanist's ability. On resolution you'll copy both cards, and be able to cast either or both (or neither) without paying their mana costs.

Overwhelming Denial + Unstable Footing will cost you , with the option to pay another to deal 5 damage. You will not be able to pay the surge cost, so any abilities check whether surge was paid will not work.

Rebound is an ability that only applies to a spell cast from your hand, as these copies are cast from exile, it does not apply.

Reverberate + Shadow Rift works as you expect, you'll be able to target Shadow Rift with Reverberate as long as you cast Reverberate second while resolving Elite Arcanist's ability.

Howl of the Horde is a sorcery and cannot be exiled with Elite Arcanist. It also only affects a spell cast after it resolves, so it wouldn't be able to copy Twincast.

I have no idea what you're trying to do with Exquisite Firecraft.

Dispel + Wizard's Lightning will require you to pay , but not require you to cast both cards. You can simply cast the Wizard's Lightning.

Lightning Bolt + Scatter to the Winds will let you cast Lightning Bolt and counter it with Scatter to the Winds, but you will not be allowed to pay the awaken cost, so you can't animate a land with it.

With Kaho, Minamo Historian, if the ability is copied, you'll end up exiling 6 cards. They won't be distinct, any time you activate the ability you'll choose one of the cards still exiled and cast it. You won't get to cast two unless you copy the activated ability.

I'll get back to you one Mindswipe, my mind is burning out.

When you copy a spell, you keep the mode and target the same. Most things that copy a spell will let you choose new targets after copying, but nothing to my knowledge lets you change modes.

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