SorceryTarget 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
1 day ago
1 day ago
Run Thought Scour instead of Pilfered Plans. Or both. Just make sure you have a decent number of cantrips that aren't too expensive to cast. I love mill decks, but damn do they make you look stupid when they run out of gas. You need stuff that keeps your hand from emptying too quickly.
The control aspect of your deck needs some improvement. Don't use those -X/-0 spells, they're not worth it - why waste your mana on Hydrosurge when you can bounce their attackers (Void Snare, Vapor Snag) or simply counter them before they even hit the board (Mana Leak, Spell Snare)? Speaking of counters, Countersquall is in your colors and doubles as a source of damage.
Your creatures are also all over the place. Archaeomancer, Elite Arcanist, Kraken Hatchling and Lord of the Void (SEVEN MANA!) all suck - each for different reasons, but they all suck. I'm not sure about Mirko Vosk, Mind Drinker either, especially as a 1-of. Prioritize creatures that cost 1 or 2 mana, unless they're powerful enough to justify their high cost (Consuming Aberration). Add more Wights, more Phantasms, more Hedron Crabs and one more Aberration and get rid of the others, and you'll soon notice how much more consistent your deck has become. If you want more creatures, try Invisible Stalker - great card to encode Paranoid Delusions on!
Oh, and by the way, want to know a nice little trick I always use when I play U/B mill? Turn 2 Nihilith, turn 3 Mind Sculpt. Gets you a 4/4 with haste and fear, seven cards in the graveyard and probably one mana open for Jace's Phantasm or whatever. In other words, get Nihilith ASAP!
2 days ago
Sounds good to me. I'll try to throw a mill/control list together. That + seems like it could be strong as hell. Jace's Erasure seems like it has potential as well. Especially when you've got draw engines like Pilfered Plans. There's also Paranoid Delusions. I just remembered about Psychic Strike, too.
Looking forward to collaborating!
2 weeks ago
2 weeks ago
Thing is, the transmute ability on Dimir Infiltrator is only part of its value. The fact that it's unblockable makes it a perfect candidate for Trepanation Blade or Paranoid Delusions for more reliable combat damage/mill!
1 month ago
Honestly, the Vault Skirge was put in as a flier when I had Paranoid Delusions still in the deck. It just never got cut...
I'm thinking of putting in Demonic Consultation in over Personal Tutor as well. Its another combo piece with Laboratory Maniac, and isn't as mana intensive as setting up the whole Doomsday scenario (which I'm thinking I might just cut entirely).
1 month ago
Add Wight of Precinct Six, Keening Stone, 2x Paranoid Delusions, 2x Traumatize, swap 1x Lazav, Dimir Mastermind and 1x Brainstorm for 1x Mirko Vosk, Mind Drinker and 1x Wrexial, the Risen Deep. Remove some of the draw cards, because they don't do anything to do with milling. Also, remove the Bojuka Bogs for some other lands, and push the land count up to 24.
2 months ago
Might want to drop Paranoid Delusions, it is a good card if you can get it on a creature and it can do damage. If you put it on Consuming Aberration then it is pretty much over kill and done by then. Maybe Nephalia Drownyard, granted you have to "cast" it every turn, but you don't have to worry about if the creature and do damage to the player.
Traumatize is a great spell but it is costly to play.
Visions of Beyond is great for grinding decks.
Might want to side Archive Trap.
Mind Grind might also be a good card to add. With this and Mind Funeral you can get a good chunk of lands out of the persons deck. I was able to do this with my grind deck, my friend was only able to put down 2 lands and the rest were in the graveyard.
|Avg. draft pick||9.75|
|Avg. cube pick||1.86|
|Commander / EDH||Legal|
Printings View all
- Deathcult Rogue + Paranoid Delusions
- AEtherling + Paranoid Delusions
- Blighted Agent + Paranoid Delusions
- Desecration Demon + Paranoid Delusions
- Invisible Stalker + Paranoid Delusions
- Jace's Phantasm + Paranoid Delusions
- Hidden Strings + Paranoid Delusions + Triton Shorestalker
- Deathcult Rogue + Invisible Stalker + Paranoid Delusions
- Drowner Initiate + Paranoid Delusions
- Paranoid Delusions + Triton Shorestalker