Paranoid Delusions

Paranoid Delusions


Target player puts the top three cards of his or her library into his or her graveyard.Cipher (Then you may exile this spell card encoded on a creature you control. Whenever that creature deals combat damage to a player, its controller may play a copy of the encoded card without paying its mana cost.)

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Paranoid Delusions Discussion

TheHroth on Which Mills First?

6 days ago

Paranoid Delusions is ciphered onto the creature, and the ability states that the creature has to deal damage for a copy to be cast, so that answers that.

Lets pretend your Paranoid Delusions is encoded onto Invisible Stalker . You attack, and deal one damage. At this point, you have two things that trigger upon damage: your cipher, and your Mindcrank . As they trigger at the same time, you get to choose how then go onto the stack, then they resolve in reverse order. In this particular scenario, order hardly matters, at the opponent will simply have to mill 4 cards.

TheBlues02 on Which Mills First?

6 days ago

Say I have a Paranoid Delusions ciphered onto a creature and attack with my creature. Does the creature deal damage first or does my opponent mill first. What happens first if I have a Mindcrank out.

Buckminsterfullerene on Aberrational Mill

1 week ago

Any thoughts on Nemesis of Reason ? It not only mills like Jace's 0 but also is a great 7-mill outlet with Phenax for when opponents are using deathtouch. Also, since you don't have a lot of draw options, things like Curse of the Bloody Tome , Hedron Crab , and Paranoid Delusions could keep opponents milling even when your hand is sparse. Cipher cards work really well with Dimir Infiltrator , which can combo with phenax when you don't have delusions to produce the same effect, hassel-free. If you don't want to eat up a lot of slots, Creeping Tar Pit is also unblockable and the enchants don't go away when it turns back into a land. Chronic Flooding is a great, mill-themed way to dissuade your opponents from tapping all their mana.

Lord007 on Showdown #25: Lightning Crashes

1 week ago

This rotation has hit me the hardest. I started playing in Gatecrash I will eternally miss Invisible Stalker Consuming Aberration and Paranoid Delusions

That being said, looking to the future I have a deck submission that may look similar to the deck I was able to get featured on last week's showdown.

Did you really want to kill that? 2.0 Playtest

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Buckminsterfullerene on Modern turbo mill

1 week ago

Nemesis of Reason , Consuming Aberration , and Paranoid Delusions come to mind. Guard Gomazoa is a solid meat shield, and Archive Trap will be especially useful with the reintroduction of sac lands.

Phaegra on Sidisi, Brood Tyrant EDH

2 weeks ago

Seems very black-heavy right now. I notice in your recent update you took out both Hedron Crab , and Paranoid Delusions both of which I would consider strong cards in the deck. I know you are looking at this as an opportunity for a Zombie tribal deck, but at the end of the day Grimgrin, Corpse-Born decks are always going to be strongest for that. I've lost to them enough to know. What I see with Sidisi is a really strong opportunity to take all the self-mill mechanics (Dredge, Scavenge, and now Delve) and put them in a single solid deck. If you run some things like Nature's Spiral and Treasured Find to get back things you might lose; Diabolic Tutor , Jarad's Orders , and other tutors to get key pieces; and maybe things like Elixir of Immortality for reset options, and you're able to cycle through your deck and graveyard pretty effectively, which will just spawn zombies all the while. I'd keep some zombie tribal cards in there to boost your tokens, but getting overly fixated on it probably isn't your best option.

Valcyon on Casual Mill

3 weeks ago

+1, nice deck. Maybe you could use Breaking instead of Paranoid Delusions . Tome Scour could be useful too.I have a simmilar deck but focused in winning with damage. If you want to check it out: Graveyard Overpopulation

SkyBane on Rogueish Guile

3 weeks ago

Thanks for the thought Smielcarkiewicz!

Oona's Blackguard , Noggin Whack , Soul Ransom , and Trepanation Blade all put cards in to the graveyard. The targeted removal of Earwig Squad is nifty, but I don't know that it does much in this particular build to increase the tempo, as I'm fairly reliant on unblockability to both provide my damage and be the catalyst for my other spells.

As mentioned above, Paranoid Delusions is a mill spell I considered for this deck. Pilfered Plans was also something I looked at. I just felt they belonged in a more mill centric deck than what I have here. Price

Low Avg High Foil
$0.03 $0.14 $0.7 $0.39
Color(s) Black Blue
Cost UB
Converted cost 2
Avg. draft pick 9.77
Avg. cube pick 1.84


Format Legality
Standard Legal
Legacy Legal
Vintage Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Modern Legal

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Set Rarity
Gatecrash Common

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