Psychic Battle


Format Legality
Noble Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Vintage Legal
Casual Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Pauper Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Invasion (INV) Rare

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Psychic Battle


Whenever a player chooses one or more targets, each player reveals the top card of his or her library. The player who reveals the card with the highest converted mana cost may change the target or targets. If two or more cards are tied for highest cost, the target or targets remain unchanged. Changing targets this way doesn't trigger this ability.

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Psychic Battle Discussion

Ziembski on Eldrazi Chaos - Jhoira

4 days ago

Glad to see another Chaos deck!

With so high average CMC (4,76 is reaaally high), You would definetly make use of Psychic Battle. You are also running Timesifter (I love this card), so Sensei's Divining Top could make this "chaos" more controlable for you. Top lets you sort higher CMC cards to top and make more use of those two cards.

Gather Specimens is GOLD with Thieves' Auction and Warp World. Drop it right after casting one of those and take all creatures. Same goes for Brand, but it also work wonders with Scrambleverse.

You are also using few flip enchantments, where Krark's Thumb is working like Top mentioned above. With Thumb, You can choose in 75% of cases, whenever creatures deals double damage or dont deal it at all with Impulsive Maneuvers. This also works with Tide of War, since it's always You flipping a coin.

I will try and suggest more cards later, but You surely should see my In the Lab of the Mad Scientists deck for more ideas.

Raging_Squiggle on Psychic Battle target change

1 week ago

Yes. A legal target can be anywhere on the stack, even above the counterspell on the stack.

The Psychic Battle will trigger, and during its resolution, you redirect Disallow to said trigger.

The trigger then is removed from the stack after resolving. Disallow then fizzles because its new target is no longer there. Then your spell resolves as normal.

Rashidali on Psychic Battle target change

1 week ago

I have Psychic Battle on the battlefield. I cast an untargetted spell. My opponent casts Disallow targeting that spell. Psychic Battle triggers and I reveal a higher CMC than my opponent. Am I able to change the target of Disallow to the Psychic Battle trigger like I am able to use Deflection to change the target of Counterspell to Deflection?

JustcallmeSoul on Quick...Kill The Hippo!!

3 weeks ago

Finally, if you want to spice up your games with just a little bit of chaos, Eye of the Storm and Psychic Battle are just the right amount of chaos to make fun games that still fit your group hug theme, so long as the only things you feed into the Eye of the Storm are friendly group hug instants and sorcery spells, and maybe a single copy of a counterspell.

in paper feel free to add a copy of Teferi's Realm or Teferi's Protection I've no experience with the latter on mtgo, but the former is currently bugged and I cannot in good faith recommend you try it if you're an online player.

Ziembski on The Craziest EDH deck

3 weeks ago

How about Brand and Disrupt Decorum? Brand is crazy with swiching control cards like Thieves' Auction or Scrambleverse. Conjured Currency is much more fun than it seems. Mana Clash and Game of Chaos? If you like to make it less chaotic for you, Krark's Thumb is nice. Also Psychic Battle.

There are so many suggestions I could make that I'm going to link you my Chaos does not choose its enemies. deck.

KarnAgGolem on Circu, Fateseal Lobotomist

3 weeks ago

BalkanDS Honestly, I play the passive route when in multiplayer. So my mind set is less about winning, and more about just having fun and ruining lives. That said, even playing passively lets one get to the win sometimes. A week or so ago, Psychic Battle got me the win. it was a long drawn out 5 hour game, where literally i had to think and respond to every spell cast. but it was neat seeing it happen.

I've also accidentally won via planeswalker ults, notably Jace, the Mind Sculptor and Tamiyo, the Moon Sage. Once even Won with Ashiok, Nightmare Weaver, got to play Kozilek, Butcher of Truth with her before

Also have won from milling someone out with Sphinx's Tutelage and the other top deck control cards or Bitter Ordeal if the situation arises.

Also don't forget that Oona, Queen of the Fae can drop a LOT of flyers ;)

jplvette on Google It! (Zero Win Cons!) *Budget*

1 month ago

Haha I am definitely looking forward to it. I will edit it just a little, take out Primal Vigor and a few other things for cards like Shared Fate, Warp World, Goblin Game (maybe), or Psychic Battle. This will definitely be the most fun when playing this against a few guys at my local card shop who take casual EDH wayyyy too seriously. They'll be so butthurt and I am going to love it. Thank you.

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