Psychic Spiral


Format Legality
1v1 Commander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Casual Legal
Legacy Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Pauper Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Return to Ravnica (RTR) Uncommon

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Psychic Spiral


Shuffle all cards from your graveyard into your library. Target player puts that many cards from the top of his or her library into his or her graveyard.

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Psychic Spiral Discussion

brainface on Hippo Maniac

6 days ago

Pull from Eternity gives you some options when swords hitMirror of Fate is similar, but dodgierPsychic Spiral is potentially lethal when maniac is gone

Wheel and Deal looks dodgyCrib Swap and Afterlife are higher cmc versions of Pongify

I want to tell you to run this too: Approach of the Second Sun

Icbrgr on Oh No! My Deck is Ruin(ator)ed!

1 week ago

@Xica yup self mill with Skaab Ruinator is far from perfect/bullet proof. However for budget purposes and the fact that I own this decklist in paper its fairly solid. Laboratory Maniac is a gamble but that is the price to pay when playing self mill. It's a main board answer to Rest in Peace as well as for milling yourself out before Skaab Ruinator could take the game (usually by T8)... Worst case scenario he is just casting fuel... And that's why I strongly urge you to avoid noncreature spells... Every time I tried something cheeky like Increasing Confusion or Psychic Spiral or other typical spells I end up just wishing it was milling me/enabled me to cast Skaab Ruinator... This list is all in to CONSISTENTLY cast and recast him between T3-T5.

However if you don't go all in with self mill then yeah there are more options available to you to make the deck playstyle more versatile.... Like using Aether Vial/Collected Company and such.

Xica on Oh No! My Deck is Ruin(ator)ed!

1 week ago

Hello, from your post i just realized that i am not the only person who is tinkering with a deck built around Skaab Ruinator
So here is what ideas i came up with till now:

1# Build an all in deck with the best cheap mill spells, Hedron Crab, Minister of Inquiries, Shriekhorn (a few - as its sadly an artifact), Dream Twist, Contingency Plan - ad 3 playsets of "real" creatures Narcomoeba, Skaab Ruinator, Eternal Scourge - and a flex slot, that at the moment i fill with Stitchwing Skaab, but it could be Magus of the Bazaar.
The problem is that this version has obvious problems with stuff like Path to Exile, (and grave hate) despite being really fast.

2# Build a deck that abuses Gifts Ungiven with Skaab Ruinator as win condition (since this creature doesn't need slots devoted to Unburial Rites.
In such a shell Mulldrifter, Shriekmaw, Plaxmanta + Pit Keeper as a worse Snapcaster Mage would do well.
For turn one stuff like Siren Stormtamer/Martyr of Frost or stuff like Vampire Cutthroat would be ideal.

P.s.:Laboratory Maniac is a trap - for this deck.
There are alternatives that are a lot better - like Psychic Spiral + Mystic Retrieval which can work out of the graveyard, and mill the opponent out of nowhere.

TheSurgeon on Mono Blue Milltron

3 weeks ago

I feel that Thought Scour doesn't do enough. You could run some early bounce (Unsummon, Vapor Snag) for turns 1 and 2 while you wait for your counters and Repeals.
Why: You need at least a to cast your spells for disruption, and you still have your Expedition Maps to get out and use to find your Tron lands. That's a lot for early game to be focusing on. Your opponent will have a boardstate.

Furthermore, you have to ramp into Fraying Sanity a cool 3-cost mill enchantment, no doubt, and rather tricky to use, as you can't just jam it into every mill deck. I like it here.

Anyway, your other options are boardwipe-bounce like AEtherize or Cyclonic Rift, which takes care of go-wide decks and fits your ramp curve nicely.

I would take out just one Visions of Beyond. 4x simply seems redundant in a deck that needs a little time for your draw to be max effective.

Jace's Phantasm seems underpowered for this deck. It's an easy go-to for a mill deck, but your build is unique and deserves more scrutiny as far as creature potential. You'll have mana, and you'll have cards in the graveyard. Hangarback Walker poses a board-threat (twice) as a blocker and a backup wincon.

Or, you could always forego a creature base and go spell-slinger. Add a mill punch and reuse your Instant spells with Psychic Spiral. Or throw some lifegain in with Profane Memento.

Didn't mean to write a book! LOL Guess I got on a rant. Nice deck, man. I like the flavor. +1

Scion_of_Darkness on Lost sanity

1 month ago

Psychic Spiral perhaps?

Profet93 on Death by Drakes

1 month ago

hetwiel Hey! I love seeing another Talrand user. You should cut the following...

Artificer's Epiphany


Frantic Search

Gifts Ungiven - banned

Jace's Ingenuity

Learn from the Past

Overwhelming Intellect

Psychic Spiral

Springleaf Drum

Padeem, Consul of Innovation

Stormtide Leviathan

Treasure Mage

Compulsive Research

Wash Out

Archmage Ascension

Frozen AEther

Its more than 15 cards so you can decide which one or 2 you want to save. A lot of them are just bad or don't support you as much as other cards can.

If you want some more ideas, feel free to check out my deck Tisk Tisk Talrand for a competitive version of Talrand

KnightSolaire on Painter's Sphinx

2 months ago

having more diverse permanents may help, such as Wight of Precinct Six, or Hedron Crab for creatures, for artifacts Sands of Delirium and Grindclock are good. Some other good spells I could suggest would be Psychic Strike for hard counter with mill in addition, and I personally use Psychic Spiral for a restock + mill

Manytrees on Nursery Rhyme

2 months ago

Hey there. Great deck so far. How 'bout sideboarding Sphinx's Tutelage in case you're playing against monos? I'd also recommend Visions of Beyond for a higher card draw and Psychic Spiral to mill faster (especially when you're running against Aggro)

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