Mindswipe

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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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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

TheDracogenius on Niv-Mizzet Think Tank

2 weeks ago

Your deck seems to pull in too many directions, so neither of them are fully realized. You have a dragon subtheme without significant tribal payoff, not even Dragonstorm. These dragons also cost a lot of mana at sorcery speed, so your X-Spells like Mindswipe and such lose a lot of their use an value because you do not have the resources to spare. Vedalken Orrery etc. is not enough to balance this out. Dragons do not at all synergize with any part of the textbox on Niv-Mizzet, nor with your artifacts, apart from Hellkite Tyrant, which is a great card regardless. Your artifact subtheme uses the wrong payoffs, like Thopter Engineer... what artifact creatures are in your deck that need haste? Next to none, so this is a bad card in this context. You have 23 creatures in a deck that should be primarily built around spells and slinging them. Your deck feels very unsynergistic and self hindering because of this. You should pick one of these strategies and run with it, not all of them. You only run 19 instants and sorceries, which is a little above half as much as you want for a spellslinging theme and by far not enough to make an Electrostatic Field worth it. Also your deck lacks mana fixing and mana rocks, which would go together with your artifact theme. You should strife for about 10 pieces of ramp at least in any EDH deck to make sure it can function properly and fast. Streamline your deck, pick one strategy, and add mana ramp to make it run much more smoothly.

If this is not your style, you could also switch generals and embrace another strategy, for example Jhoira. I am not trying to be mean or tell you how to have fun, as I know myself that putting 60 awesome cards in your deck is fun... but being able to cast them is what makes them even more fun, so you should make sure that your deck can do that.

gergonthedestroyer on Mizzix of the Izmagnus, I'll burn!

3 weeks ago

I really like some of your ideas to produce mana and will be incorporating them into my version. It's Mizzix in the Mix if you would like to look and see if my ideas work for you.

I went more "all in" on the experience counters and have found that colored mana is at a premium. Therefore, I changed my counter spells from things like Counterflux, Dissipate, or Spell Crumple to things like Condescend, Power Sink, or Syncopate. That way I only need one blue open and I always get an experience counter. Mindswipe gives added burn value, and I like Spell Burst over Forbid as the game lock.

I also tried to replace creatures with spells where possible, so Archaeomancer turned into Mystic Retrieval and Recall, and Lunar Mystic turned into Whispers of the Muse. I also found that effects like Guttersnipe and Electrostatic Field didn't work as well for me as just having another burn spell. This may just personal style though.

Blasphemous Act takes out Mizzix with everything else. You could try Bonfire of the Damned, Sudden Demise, or even Rolling Thunder for some board control. Fanning the Flames looks even better in your list than mine I think.

You are right about there being a problem if Mizzix gets too expensive. I added Inexorable Tide to keep the experience counters coming even with Mizzix in the Command Zone. That allows you to just set up for one big turn where you recast him and win.

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

2 months 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 months 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!

4 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

5 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

5 months ago

You might be interested in Logic Knot and Mindswipe

DrkNinja on The Izzet League

7 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.
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