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

Starfox772 on U/B Rogue Tribal

1 week ago

I've thought about it, but most of the cipher abilities are very highly costed. Undercity Plague and Shadow Slice would be phenomenal if they were cheaper. The low cost cipher abilities are either irrelevant to my deck (mill, see Paranoid Delusions ), irrelevant in general (see Trait Doctoring ), or questionable in their application (Hands of Binding and Hidden Strings ). The last two are the only ones I've considered, and as I type this I can now see how Hands of Binding could easily win me matchups against aggro/midrange by tapping down Tarmogoyf for their turn.

Hidden Strings , on the other hand, I can't really see working all that well. The most useful application would be to untap my lands after casting some things on my first main, but seeing as my curve is basically 2 in this deck I wouldn't be gaining much ramp, which isn't something I want or need in this deck to function.

I'll definitely try and get my hands on some Hands of Binding to put somewhere in the 75 and try it out. I think that's just the push this deck needs against aggro.

Brimstone on Mind Games [[Seeking Advice]]

1 week ago

I may have a few Mind Funeral s I can trade you to replace your Mind Grind . Dimir Infiltrator may work better than Wight of Precinct Six because the Wights will be very weak against decks with very few or no creatures. the Dimir Infiltrator can also transmute into a Dimir Charm or a Paranoid Delusions if necessary. You should run 4x Breaking / Entering as they are better in your deck than Mind Sculpt is. I loaned Nick a Sword of Body and Mind if he is not using it in a deck I might be able to get it back and I have one or two Glimpse the Unthinkable that I would happily trade your for a fetch lands. I think Ian may have one also. You should use those to replace the Mind Sculpt if you can.

I would also suggest running some multicolored lands. Drowned Catacomb and Dragonskull Summit would be ideal but they cost about 3 bucks each so you might want to go with Jwar Isle Refuge and Akoum Refuge . I would really recommend splashing in that Red mana so you can utilize Entering .

alphaalec on Frustrate

2 weeks ago

Probably drop the mana by one or two. Focus more on mill. Maybe drop one or two of the Negate/Essence Scatter to max out Psychic Strikes.

Have more: Paranoid Delusions , Mind Sculpt , Chronic Flooding , Deathcult Rogue

Have less: Void Snare , Aspect of Gorgon , Stab Wound , Encrust

Need a couple of heavier hitters. Maybe Benthic Giant ; hexproof is handy and it's got decent power/toughness.

TheHroth on Which Mills First?

1 month 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?

1 month 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 Modern Mill

1 month 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 month 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

Standard* Lord007


Buckminsterfullerene on Modern turbo mill

1 month 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. Price

Low Avg High Foil
$0.03 $0.14 $0.7 $0.39

Cardhoarder (MTGO) Price

Normal Foil
0.02 TIX 0.02 TIX
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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