Mirko Vosk, Mind Drinker

Legality

Format Legality
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Penny Dreadful Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Dragon's Maze (DGM) Rare

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Mirko Vosk, Mind Drinker

Legendary Creature — Vampire

Flying

Whenever Mirko Vosk, Mind Drinker deals combat damage to a player, that player reveals cards from the top of his or her library until he or she reveals four land cards, then puts those cards into his or her graveyard.

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Mirko Vosk, Mind Drinker Discussion

K1ngMars on "Library.exe has stopped working" [CORE 19 Update]

1 day ago

Thanks for the comment Dumgoldfish124!

Actually, at the start, I used to run Szadek, Lord of Secrets. His only problem is that he has to go through and hit, something that this deck can do really poorly, since I have zero evasion. Thus he got cut. Mirko Vosk, Mind Drinker has the same problem, but he mills for much more and has a lower CMC.

Glimpse the Unthinkable is really strong, though it's not as strong as Mind Funeral, which dries out lands from our opponents (and everything in between). The problem with these spells is that are one time use, that's why I'd try to keep only the strongest, relatively speaking.

Woiteck on Mill till you win EDH

2 weeks ago

Take a look at Nemesis of Reason, Glimpse the Unthinkable, Hedron Crab, Mirko Vosk, Mind Drinker, Memory Erosion, Mind Funeral and Sewer Nemesis. They will help your goal immensly.

Good luck with your deck, mill is hard to pull off!

MurderForBrunch on Vampire Aggro

3 weeks ago

Right! That makes much more sense! Anyway, I'll keep an eye on the deck, Esper vampires definitely looks like an interesting concept. And so far, the list looks cool, so I'll check for when the list is finished! :D

Also, I was thinking that Mill Vampires could be pretty spicy. Like, having a heavy control shell, and some stuff like Mirko Vosk, Mind Drinker to close the game, or Bloodline Keeper  Flip that can close a game pretty fast! I mean, maybe that's a different deck, but Vampires with blue is something quite unexplored, I would say, so...

Anyway, have fun brewing! :D

TempleOfAsmodeus on Rubinia - Helm of the Host

1 month ago

When C17 came out, the first thing I did was try to rebuild the Vampiric Bloodlust deck to make exponential copies of Edgar Markov attacking each turn for the explosive +1/+1 counters. It required Blade of Selves, Mirror Gallery, Strionic Resonator, Anointed Procession, AND Sundial of the Infinite... talk about Magic Christmasland. I nearly fell off my chair with excitement when Helm of the Host was spoiled. I preordered 10 copies, put one in Edgar and one in Mirko Vosk, Mind Drinker, and I've been looking for things to do with the other 8.

This is the first deck I literally just clicked & bought the whole list. So excited to test it out this weekend. I happen to have a Stoneforge Mystic and an Avacyn, Angel of Hope sitting around I'm going to toss in as well as a Curator's Ward. Didn't think of Biovisionary, but I'll probably mix one of those in later.

dbpunk on $howcase your most expensive deck

2 months ago

I personally am a cheap ass, so my most expensive deck is either my Mina and Denn, Wildborn extreme rampdeck (Knock Knock Knock It's The Twins) or my Mirko Vosk, Mind Drinker mill-walker deck (Mirko Vosk and his Friends present...). One was the remnants of an animar deck I built years ago and built up incredibly much and the other was a deck I built from scratch.

Catalog9000 on How come Mill isn't a ...

2 months ago

I was watching one of The Professor's videos going over card advantage, and in it he expresses that (I forget which card exactly so I'll have a stand-in) cards like Mind Sculpt essentially pay to discard a card from your hand.

His point is that there are generally better ways to use that . You don't affect the boardstate in a meaningful way, you don't disrupt their hand or counter their spells, and you don't advance your boardstate or your hand.

You tap two of your lands to discard a card. Period.


But I don't see it that way. You just removed seven cards from their library. You potentially got rid of very useful cards. In the case of things like Destroy the Evidence, they mill until four lands are in their graveyard. Whether they topdeck all four lands in a row, or they are running just an 18-land deck and they throw just as many cards away simply depends. Regardless, four lands is a huge blow to anybody's game.

So my question is very straightforward: Why don't we see more mill?

Sure, it's a tad bit slow to start. But with card's like Glimpse the Unthinkable and Hedron Crab, that's 13 cards on T2. That's effectively a quarter of their library.

With combos like Duskmantle Guildmage + Mindcrank, or Fraying Sanity + Glimpse the Unthinkable, or playsets of Destroy the Evidence + Mirko Vosk, Mind Drinker (Both milling until four lands), I don't understand why we don't see more of Mill out there?

And before you state the "obvious" that there's no good protection, there's plenty. Nemesis of Reason, Gifted Aetherborn, Vampire Nighthawk, Wall of Frost, Monastery Flock, and they all do really well with Phenax, God of Deception.

Combo this with things like Surgical Extraction and Extirpate and you're hitting them even harder.


So what are your guy's thoughts? Why isn't Mill more commonly played, or at the very least used as a sub-strategy when decks can allow for it?

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