Parallel Thoughts

Parallel Thoughts


When Parallel Thoughts enters the battlefield, search your library for seven cards, remove them from the game in a face-down pile, and shuffle that pile. Then shuffle your library.

If you would draw a card, you may instead put the top card of the pile you removed into your hand.

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Set Rarity
Scourge (SCG) Rare

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

Parallel Thoughts occurrence in decks from the last year

Commander / EDH:

All decks: 0.0%

Parallel Thoughts Discussion

McToters on Etrata, the Silencer

1 year ago

Hey there!

I think with this commander some more haste-giving stuff and more tutors will help you since Etrata wants to sling combat damage and go back into the deck.

For haste I would add in one or two more things like Chariot of Victory.

For tutors, I would suggest a Tunnel Vision to use on yourself. Long-Term Plans, Parallel Thoughts, and Distant Memories. Also cards like Flash of Insight or Prosperity seem useful for trying to dig through your deck.

+1 good luck with deck building

Exxie97 on Morphing Mind Games

1 year ago


I just realized I didn't answer your question very well. If you don't run the mask I'd cut:
Brave the Sands Just not worth the card slot without the mask.
Cryptolith Rite Unless you want it for the mana fixing/ramp.
Fabricate Basically just a tutor for the mask.
Tezzeret the Seeker Same as above with some extra utility.

As for replacements I found one off manifest cards to actually be quite good (like Temur War Shaman). I've had a lot of fun with Parallel Thoughts, helps to not mess with the top of the deck and has actually saved me from losing due to milling allowing me to steal back the win! Soothsaying is also just a really solid card, help and interacts with so many parts of the deck.

Unless you are hellbent on getting rid of the mask I would ask people you play with if it's fine if you use a proxy of it. Everyone I have played with is ok with me using a proxy of a super old janky card. But of course that choice is up to you.

Rhadamanthus on Strionic Ressonator + Parallel thoughts ...

2 years ago

To the first question: yes, that works. Both Parallel Thoughts and Mangara's Tome have a special type of ability called "linked abilities". One of the detailed rules for linked abilities says that a copy of one of them will also be part of the linked relationship. In your example that means the last ability of Thoughts/Tome can get a card from either of the piles exiled by the first ability or the copy.

To the second question: no, that doesn't work. When a card changes zones, the game treats it as a completely new object with no relation to what it was before (there are a few exceptions, mostly needed to make certain effects work properly, but they don't apply here). In your example, this means the last ability of the "new" Thoughts/Tome is only linked to the first ability of the "new" object. It can't access the cards exiled by the "old" object.

pedroedmarcos on Strionic Ressonator + Parallel thoughts ...

2 years ago

Hey, first time here.Guys, I was wondering, If I use Strionic Resonator on Parallel Thoughts or Mangara's Tome does those cards creates 2 piles that I can draw from them? Also, If I use something to flick Parallel Thoughts, when it returns to the battlefield can I still draw from the original pile?

Caerwyn on Nekusar Reformed? help

2 years ago

Confusion in the Ranks is your friend. You can use this to gift your copies to other players. The challenge is then getting a sufficient number of the desired gift into play. I only did a brief search, but I did not find very many ways to make mass numbers of tokens.

Blade of Selves + Sundial of the Infinite + Obstinate Familiar is one Grixis option, allowing you to create a number of copies and give them to opponents as they enter.

Unfortunately, this would not work for Tomorrow, Azami's Familiar due to the legend rule. I am fairly certain Grixis does not have access to Opalesence , which would be needed for the mass donation of Parallel Thoughts via this method.

Caerwyn on Nekusar Reformed? help

2 years ago

Since Fractured Identity is not in Nekusar's colour identity, I presume you are using a different commander? Since I did not know which colours you would be running, I did not limit my search by colour.

Abundance is prevents damage by having players receive cards without ever drawing them.

Island Sanctuary does not give players card advantage, but it gives them the option of forgoing their draws for a slight boon.

Obstinate Familiar - provides the option of skipping draws.

Parallel Thoughts - Allows players to chose their best cards and "draw" them without actually drawing.

Tomorrow, Azami's Familiar - allows opponents to engineer strong draws, without ever actually drawing a card.

Smuttny on Advertise your COMMANDER deck!

2 years ago

xander11 Haven't ever played a chaos deck myself, but I can say that it is kind of fun playing against them. Ever thought of Collective Restraint as another Propaganda type effect? Is even better since you're in 4 colors. Also, Scrambleverse can be pretty fun. Though I'm not sure if it would fit in your list or not. Mind's Desire is another one that has always had a chaos feel to me. Parallel Thoughts could be an interesting way to tutor up some chaos. I also agree with most of the comments on your list as far as suggestions go. To me, the only way to build a chaos deck is to play it over and over again with different stuff until you have reached your desired level of insanity.

I'd love some feedback on my newest deck, Elenda, the Dusk Rose (Aristocrats). This deck is incredibly fun and has some great interactions. I think Elenda takes the cake as best aristocrat commander.

Kogan1911 on Budget Locust God

2 years ago

Add Kindred Discovery , Chain of Vapor, and Elixir of Immortality. Play kindred draw a card. Then draw your whole deck. When you get to the last card Chain kindred discovery to your hand and play elixir. Discard to hand size and activate elixir to put your deck back. you can also use Parallel Thoughts because when you take the top card of parallel thoughts it isn't a draw so it breaks the chain.

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