Psionic Blast


Format Legality
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Time Spiral "Timeshifted" (TSB) Rare
Unlimited Edition (2ED) Uncommon
Collector's Edition (CED) Uncommon
International Collector's Edition (CEI) Uncommon
Limited Edition Beta (LEB) Uncommon
Limited Edition Alpha (LEA) Uncommon
Promo Set (000) Rare

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Psionic Blast


Psionic Blast deals 4 damage to target creature or player and 2 damage to you.

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Psionic Blast Discussion

PayOneLife on Lord of Illusion

1 month ago


I've been looking at all the mono-blue modern decks trying to find cool sideboard cards and bits of tech. This deck plays a fair bit like modern Merfolk and I reckon you could steal a few tricks from them.

For one, Metallic Mimic seems like it would be great here. It's 2 cmc so it works well with Aether Vial, it's another lord (Merfolk runs 12 lords usually!) and it's an illusion. It's a bit pricey but a solid addition without a doubt.

Also because you close out games fast you should use your life as a resource (your opponent shouldn't be putting much life pressure on you because you kill them so fast). I reckon a copy of Dismember wouldn't go astray. getting a problem blocker like Gurmag Angler out of the way can be the difference between victory and loss for aggro decks like yours. Being able to pay one colourless makes it versatile in your deck, which has quite a few colourless lands.

Being on the aggro plan means that you want to hit fast. Sometimes that means removing defenders. However if you can do direct damage to the face that is sweet too, especially in blue where no one sees it coming. Psionic Blast is an all-star in this deck by Saffron Olive. Being an aggro deck you don't care about doing damage to yourself so this card should be in strong contention as it gives you serious reach and surprise factor.

Another lord you can use is Grand Architect. It not only gives your creatures +1/+1 but it also allows you to tap a creature to play an artifact. That's pretty cool with Metallic Mimic (which you can cast just by tapping a creature - especially one with summoning sickness), Damping Sphere or Relic of Progenitus. You could even do what Saffron Olive did and throw in some Smuggler's Copter just because it gives evasion and looting which is pretty solid. As a more budget option Illusionary Servant is pretty good. Anything they use to target it would probably kill it anyway so the sacrifice trigger isn't much of an issue. If you cast this on turn 3 after casting a lord on turn two you just got a 4/5 flier on turn 3 for 3 mana. That's good enough for modern. I'd choose Grand Architect as the three drop first but if budget is an issue Illusionary Servant is pretty good.

As for cards I'd drop - Search For Azcanta is first. You hardly have anything it can actually draw you once it flips and only one card that cares about the graveyard. You're trying to kill your opponent ASAP and Search doesn't do anything toward making that happen.

Another card I'd drop for similar reasons is Opt. Card selection is not as important for you as it is in the control shells that love this card. You want threats thick and fast so Phantasmal Bear or Jace's Phantasm are your turn 1 plays.

Halimar Depths has the same problem of offering card selection by slowing your deck down.

Muddle the Mixture is too narrow for a two mana counter and the transmute ability is too slow for your deck. It turns a 2 cmc lord into a 5 cmc lord.

Finally Phyrexian Metamorph is a worse verion of Metallic Mimic because you need to already have a lord for it to matter. Copying someone else's creature means that you just have what they have already. Also being an artifact it eats heaps more removal and is a total blowout against Kolaghan's Command.

So overall I'd add +4 Metallic Mimic, +4 Grand Architect, +2 Psionic Blast, +1 Dismember and + 3 Island (to get around Blood Moon) for -2 Search for Azcanta, -4 Opt, -2 Muddle the Mixture, -3 Phyrexian Metamorph and -3 Halimar Depths.

Anyway, mono-blue modern solidarity! Hope you get lots of wins out there :)

hman4398 on Fist of the Mortal Flame

1 month ago

I liked it with Psionic Blast

Sadasar on Mono Blue Control

2 months ago

Nice to see snap delver thing out and about again. Some spells I'd consider that have done well with this deck in the past.


Psionic Blast

Disrupting Shoal

Those aside Commandeer is almost a must have for tron.

When I ran this deck in the past I qas able to run 4 blue fetches along with a main deck Prairie Stream and a Geist of Saint Traft in the sideboard.

Jace, the Mind Sculptor is easily castable in this deck and would help fuel your hands to flip your thing in the Ice.

hardhitta71194 on

3 months ago

I was expecting Psionic Blast when I read blue burn. Actually a sweet deck though, have you considered Stormchaser Mage?

Funkydiscogod on You said this was aggro...wheres the red?

4 months ago

A playset of Psionic Blast would let you go over the top to burn them out.

Darthseniar92 on Esper Delver

6 months ago

Painful Truths no, although it is relatively solid. Lingering Souls I've thought about but decided to run Psionic Blast instead

Darthseniar92 on Esper Delver

6 months ago

Also, 2x Psionic Blast itself is 8 direct damage, but with Jace, Vryn's Prodigy  Flip and Snapcaster Mage it can become a potential 16 points of direct damage. Also also, Jace allows me to flashback sorcery spells like Supreme Verdict without losing a Snapcaster Mage

MythicCorgi on 5-color Tribal Flames Burn

7 months ago

Wheres the Psionic Blast man? It's not really five color burn without psionic blast.

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