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

jacobs472 on Does cipher keep going?

2 weeks ago

I got to thinking about cipher on cards like Paranoid Delusions and I got kinda confused about how it works. I checked the official rules, but it still didn't answer my question. When I cast a card with cipher, then encode it onto a creature, then that creature deals combat damage to a player, then makes a copy of the first spell, Can I put the copy on a new creature, then have two creatures with the encoded ability? I know this is probably the worst and most confusing way to ask it, so sorry... Thanks in advance!

Grey_Haven on Ravnica Horror Story: Asylum

1 month ago

Have you considered adding some cipher spells to the deck? Paranoid Delusions would work great, both because it adds mill, but also because each time you land a successful hit, you cast it again, activating Circu's ability. Call of the Nightwing and Whispering Madness wouldn't be half bad either.

Blubb40000 on Permanent Mill

1 month ago

Instead of using Followed Footsteps you might as well use Paranoid Delusions .

jimmynitos on Tiny Dimir Milling

3 months ago

You can try Paranoid Delusions and Shriekgeist, maybe instead Mind Sculpt and Shriekhorn, I guess.

CPD on Le Mill

3 months ago

Cancel needs out for Psychic Strike, if you can get them, mindseeker and mindcrusher are WAY too high of mana, they're instead perfect places to add Mind Funeral. Paranoid Delusions only works if you have something like Deathcult Rogue to make the cypher trigger, and that would fit better than the 4-mana Returned Centaur, regardless of if PD gets replaced. Consult the Necrosages would work really well if you had a playset of Jace's Erasure, but as is, they're a good spot for mind funerals.

I do like Dream Twist, and I may need to find some for myself at some point. Negate may be ok, but there's other, better, counters and I would only have two, with the other two being open slots for a Keening Stone and a Guiltfeeder.

Quicksilver on You know what? I want to Drink your mind...

3 months ago

Cipher isn't a bad mechanic if you have a creature that can guarantee to hit a player, which should be your Mirko Vosk, Mind Drinker, but Shadow Slice is a bit of a do nothing card. It's nice that an opponent can lose 3 life, but life isn't as valuable as you might think in a format that often uses infinite combos to make your strategy ineffective. Paranoid Delusions would be a better card for cipher, another mill effect to add to the growing number on Mirko. Swiftfoot Boots also makes sure he's not targeted by other players.

Color(s) Black Blue
Cost UB
Converted cost 2


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

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Set Rarity
Gatecrash Common

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