Paranoid Delusions

Paranoid Delusions

Sorcery

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

stephen.mecham on ciphering heroics

1 day ago

Paranoid Delusions and Hands of Binding might be a good addition

square711 on Hodgepodge Mill

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.

Codex Shredder is painfully slow, and Grindclock doesn't do much without some tap/untap shenanigans. Replace them with Mesmeric Orb or Altar of the Brood.

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!

JakeHarlow on JundGrixisNayaBantEsper

2 days ago

Sounds good to me. I'll try to throw a mill/control list together. That Glimpse the Unthinkable + Snapcaster Mage 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!

yochoc on Blue Black Mill or KILL

2 weeks ago

remove 3 Paranoid Delusions add 3 Glimpse the Unthinkable if you can afford it

Roundaround on Badassery Mofo Deck

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!

bongkey on Tiny Tetsuo Doomsday

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).

buttergolem on Milling version 1.3

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.

The-Xellos on U/B Millhouse

2 months ago

I'll drop 1 or 2 Consuming Aberration, it is not good to get one or two in your opening hand. Same with Mirko Vosk, Mind Drinker, you also have no way to protect him or make him unblockable.

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.

Either add Breaking or replace Mind Sculpt with breaking.

Visions of Beyond is great for grinding decks.

Add 4x Drowned Catacomb. Maybe Darkslick Shores.

You might want to add Mindcrank if you are using Duskmantle Guildmage, but it is a combo.

Might want to side Archive Trap.

Oboro, Palace in the Clouds is a good card to combo with the Hedron Crab.

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.

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