Enchantment Creature — Harpy
At the beginning of combat on your turn, each player puts the top three cards of their library into their graveyard.
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|Theros Beyond Death (THB)||Common|
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|Commander / EDH||Legal|
Mindwrack Harpy Discussion
1 week ago
A card you might want to consider is Mindwrack Harpy for the self-Mill section in Budget. A card that would fit amazing in there with all of those creatures, death triggers and destruction is Syr Konrad, the Grim. Overall a great deck, pretty nice build!
2 weeks ago
Mindwrack Harpy doesn't look like much, I grant you, and I've cut it repeatedly as I refined the deck. But every time I do, I miss it. It just does everything this deck wants, all at once.
It's an enchantment, which matters to Protean Thaumaturge, Aphemia, the Cacophony, Tymaret Calls the Dead, and Mirrormade. It mills, filling my graveyard for Lazav, the Multifarious, Kroxa, Titan of Death's Hunger, as well as Aphemia and Tymaret, again.
And while it's filling my graveyard with fodder for me, it's disrupting my opponent, throwing out cards of theirs without my ever having to deal with them.
And it flies, which remains one of the more valuable keywords.
So while it is definitely a bad fit for most decks, it is the perfect fit for this one.
3 weeks ago
Very interesting deck, but after seeing the list and the curve, I don't understand why you have 2 Mindwrack Harpy, seems extremely underwhelming. Is it that useful? Why not just run more of the good stuff that you only have 2 copies of instead?
6 months ago
Isn't this backwards of how these leagues normally work? I thought the winner is the only one that doesn't get the budget bump, so the most powerful deck doesn't snowball.
Anyway, Mindwrack Harpy is the most pushed intro deck card I've ever seen. That's my first add.
I also like putting in more creatures with ETB effects. It's kind of awkward that you'll want to tap mana dorks for Hogaak. Glowspore Shaman, Golgari Thug, Crow of Dark Tidings, Gamekeeper, and Mire Triton can all help get Hogaak out by turn 3 if you have a good turn 1 play.
There are a lot of good gold cards in BG graeyard stuff, too: If you have anyone that's relying on indestructibility, Drown in Filth is a good budget option to feed your graveyard. If you're built around Hogaak, I'd think it should regularly be a hard removal spell with upside. Nyx Weaver is just a great card in any graveyard deck, and cheap, too. Jarad's Orders is a good double-tutor. Underrealm Lich is worth the $2, in my opinion. I would also ask yourself whether Eternal Witness is $3.50 better than Acolyte of Affliction/Golgari Findbroker/Treasured Find. Storrev, Devkarin Lich didn't get much fanfare, but the power and price tag are there.
Animist's Awakening is good value at just over $1. World Shaper and Splendid Reclamation are a little more expensive, but higher impact than other $4-5 cards I see in the list. Lower on the ramp ladder, note that Harrow and Springbloom Druid put a land in the yard. Funeral Rites isn't a bad draw spell for this deck. Same for Winding Way, Gather the Pack and Relentless Pursuit. Syphon Mind doesn't have much to do with the theme, but I start with it in most of my black value decks. Dark Deal could be very good, especially if your draw power is maximized and you can use your yard as a second hand. Greenwarden of Murasa is just a powerful card. Same for Phyrexian Delver.
Some other general budget cards for considering: Ransack the Lab, Corpse Churn, Dead Reckoning, Grapple with the Past, Hatchery Spider, Millikin, Mindwrack Demon, Once and Future, Splinterfright, The Mending of Dominaria, Skullwinder, Blood for Bones, and Vigor Mortis.
6 months ago
I like Grenzo, Dungeon Warden, especially in a deck with such a high creature count. Mesmeric Orb and Stitcher's Supplier are kind of the elephants in the room in terms of popular mill cards, and I also really like Mindwrack Harpy as a lower-floor, higher-ceiling version of Supplier, and Mindwrack Demon isn't too bad here, since your card types are so well-distributed. I also like Funeral Rites as a draw spot, possibly over Key to the City, and I like Ghoulcaller's Bell over Millstone.