Psychic Strike


Counter target spell. Its controller puts the top two cards of his or her library into his or her graveyard.

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Psychic Strike Discussion

TheHroth on Nightmare Reaper

4 hours ago

I miss Psychic Strike too :(

Whenever I played it at FNM people were like "wtf you play that card?" then grumbled and complained as Ashiok, Nightmare Weaver , Consuming Aberration , Mirko Vosk, Mind Drinker and Jace, Memory Adept killed them slowly and painfully.

ALX on Nightmare Reaper

4 hours ago

Thanks, I see you points. You are absolutely right about Dismal Backwater and Breaching Hippocamp. My only thought with Master of the Feast is that he can be a beat stick for an alternate win con and that he is good value at 5/5 (mainly the 5 toughness ;) ) flyer for 3mana and I see the extra card advantage almost equating to an extra mill every turn and then you balance that with discards from Despise and Liliana Vess but, all things considered, you are right, it is too risky a play.

I wasn't too sure about Countermand I wish Psychic Strike was still available :(

thanks so much for your advice, I've made the appropriate changes, hopefully it'll work better now.

Suprek on Ashiok, Nightmare Miller, King of Zombies

1 day ago

Awesome deck! Just wondering, why add in Dragon Throne of Tarkir when the goal of the deck is to mill? Would you consider replacing it with 2x Thought Scour instead (for a little bit more card draw)? Or could just mainboard 2x Psychic Strike for better control.

Javaz on Ashiok, Nightmare Miller, King of Zombies

1 week ago

Ok, after a long consideration I've decided what to do. I think that I'll keep the Lich Lord of Unx , the Ghoulraiser over the Diregraf Captain and the Unbreathing Horde , since it is a great 3-drop in this deck, it can be really huge. I'll add 2 Geralf's Mindcrusher , nice fatty with great ability! And 4 Butcher Ghoul for early game protection. This is for the creatures part of the deck.

I'll obviously keep 4 Altar of the Brood and a pair of Grindclock , and I'll definitely add a Traumatize . I think I'll keep 3 Undying Evil 'cause I really need to protect my Undead Alchemist , and this is a great card to save them and also pumping with a +1/+1 counter. I prefer Psychic Strike over Negate : 1 more mana, but it'll mill (as a bonus) and can counter a generic spell, it's strong. Also added 3 Doom Blade to control the board.

Gravecrawler and 2 other Ashiok, Nightmare Weaver are simple too expensive.. I can afford only 1 Ashiok, and the Crawler here is around 7 euros.. Maybe in the future I'll add them :)

I cannot thank you enough for the comment! It's been extremely useful! I hope this deck will mill like crazy now :D

CelestrianSilver on Mind Crippler

2 weeks ago

rocklobsterfinn Nooo, I needed those Psychic Strike s! Thanks for informing me......

The-Xellos on Discard (Help Wanted)

2 weeks ago

MindAblaze! Thanks for your comments.

I played my friends deck that is similar to this deck (minus the expensive cards) and did find at time that it was slow. Had some trouble getting the Liliana's Caress and Megrim out early. Every game that i got them out on turn 2 or 3 was a good start but at times couldn't get one out by turn 6.

Thanks for the comment on Perplex . Didn't think about the 0-2 cards in hand. At that point they would probably do it. If that was the case i was thinking about the transmute for the spell. Search in my deck for a better spell. Was thinking about Psychic Strike , but didn't want to go down the milling side. What do you think about Dissolve ? This would help in getting a good card next.

Jace Beleren is a good idea for the deck. If the person has no cards and they are casting there hand every time then Liliana's Caress and Megrim will do nothing. I will add 2/3 of these in. Plus the third spell could make another win condition.

I will put Duress and Despise in sideboard, due to not knowing if the person is creature heavy.

I see a lot of Thoughtseize in decks on this site. I see the ups and downs, and didn't think it was a strong card. But after thinking of what you are saying and your post on my other deck I will put 2 in.

Mind Rot will be a good card to consider. It reminds me of the old Hymn to Tourach . From what I read about cards like this is that the person chooses and not you. I'll put that in the maybe and see how the deck fills out.

Do you think I should bump Waste Not up to four instead of three?

I'll throw Bloodchief Ascension into the maybe as well and see how the deck fills out.

Shrieking Affliction can be an iffy one. If I have that out and a Liliana's Caress /Megrim they will be scared to have cards and not to have cards. Put this is the Maybe as well and take a look.

I think I hit all the points. Thank you again for taking your time in helping me. Price

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$0.05 $0.23 $1.15 $0.87

Cardhoarder (MTGO) Price

Normal Foil
0.03 TIX 0.05 TIX
Color(s) Black Blue
Cost 1UB
Converted cost 3
Avg. draft pick 5.82
Avg. cube pick 3.21


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

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Set Rarity
Gatecrash Common


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