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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
1 day ago
2 months ago
Maybe it doesn't quite fit with the strategy of this deck in particular, but I think the Ingest Eldrazis like Benthic Infiltrator, Mist Intruder, and Salvage Drone could be useful if you need more creatures or if your opponent is doing a lot of graveyard related things. Plus, then you could mainboard Paranoid Delusions to put on one of them so that you would be potentially milling 3 cards with ever attack.
In the case of lands, I would recommend mainboarding 3 Dimir Aqueduct and sideboarding 2 Bojuka Bog. Aqueduct allows you to accelerate your mana a bit faster and Bojuka allows you to shut down any graveyard stuff your opponents are doing. While they might be a little slow, you can most likely afford to play them on turn 2 or 3 since you are running a lot of 1 and 2 drops.
2 months ago
@HauntinYou - Thanks for the great comment!
Withered Wretch seems like a great idea and I'll have to find a place for it.
Fatespinner is another great card I'd love to add for pillow fort reasons.
It is a very nice combo but it would require taking away too much of the deck so I probably won't include it. I also like to have cards in graveyards for other cards in the deck.
Wrexial, the Risen Deep is a really good card, but it doesn't actually contribute to milling so I'm on the fence about adding it.
Nemesis of Reason is a card I've always wanted to add but just never really found a spot for so I'll have to see.
Riddlekeeper is another definite card I want to add!
I had Szadek, Lord of Secrets in the deck at one point and I even tried using him as the commander, but he never was able to do enough by the time I finally cast him. Maybe things have changed and I'll have to try him again.
Thanks again for the extensive comment!
@NV_1980 - Increasing Confusion was in the deck at one point as well as Paranoid Delusions but neither did as much work as I thought they would and they both only target a single player which does not work great in a 6-player game. As for Keening Stone, it is already in the deck and Sword of Body and Mind is definitely a card I want! Thanks!
@jon_hill987 - Thanks for the positive comment and upvote!
Thanks everyone for everything!
3 months ago
Hey there,Phenax, God of Deception is nice for your combo. Do you have considered to take out Duskmantle Guildmage and put in Dimir Infiltrator with Paranoid Delusions would also synergy with your Mindcrank and just for the fun it makes put in two Undead Alchemist in case someone plays with anti artifact spells.
3 months ago
How about Increasing Confusion? Especially during the mid/late game phases, this can really start to hurt. Keening Stone could also really increase the speed of your opponents' downfall. I see you're using Whispering Madness; you could also add Paranoid Delusions. Maybe not as powerful, but still ... Last but not least, equipping Mirko with the Sword of Body and Mind would make him even scarier.
4 months ago
If you want to try combat based milling, you should have Paranoid Delusions on some unblockable cards, like Invisible Stalker and Curiosity for more speed, meaning you can draw more milling/control options.
There's no problem with making it not combat based, I'm just showing another perspective.
Also, I forgot to mention in the other comment, Jace's Erasure is just a bad Sphinx's Tutelage, and it only shows value on specific decks, like Standard Sphinx MILL - BUDGET $$$ (it uses cards like Forgotten Creation to make your opponent throw cards away like crazy)
4 months ago
Here are some suggestions: Phenax, God of Deception, Hedron Crab, Sewer Nemesis, Baleful Strix, Jace, Memory Adept, Ob Nixilis Reignited, Tezzeret the Seeker , Mind Funeral, Pilfered Plans, Psychic Strike, Mesmeric Orb, Lightning Greaves, Phyrexian Arena, Rhystic Study, Deep Analysis, Sire of Stagnation, Rune-Scarred Demon, Clever Impersonator, Diabolic Tutor, Dark Petition, Rise of the Dark Realms, Bloodgift Demon, Expropriate, Blatant Thievery, Solemn Simulacrum, Dread Return, Reanimate, Body Double, Monastery Siege.
4 months ago
MindAblaze I do have Mirko Vosk, Mind Drinker in here, and I would add in Nemesis of Reason if budget allowed me. I used to have Paranoid Delusions in the deck, but took it out for Mind Grind because it's a cute, but fragile card.
Another way to make the most use of Wrexial is through wheels and discard, so any global discard effects that may be good? I have all the wheels I know of in the deck for Wrexial's colors.