Psychic Strike

Psychic Strike

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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

Devinmlake on Modern Mill

1 day ago

Consuming Aberration is kinda high cmc unless I wanted to trade him out for Jace, Memory Adept. Also Psychic Strike only mills two cards so its high cost isn't worth it. The goal of the deck is to be able to rapidly mill through the opponents entire deck without having to worry much about threats because I'm either ignoring them and racing for the win or because I have a 5/5 phantasm or a Darkness. The sluice might go nicely though, especially if I have zombie tokens in play.

AnonymouSAvatar on Mill with a difference

2 days ago

Use Dissolve or Psychic Strike instead of Cancel. both are much better. Psychic Strike has the mill but Dissolve has the scry and is exactly the same mana cost.

CurtainSnatch on Defense Mill of doom

1 week ago

If you're going modern, you're going to want to mill fast. Like, super fast. And for that, you'll need efficient mill cards. Some you may consider are:

Also, there are some cards in your current deck with better, modern alternatives:

Other than that, there are a few other cards you may want to consider:Removal:

Creatures:

Utility:

mooffalosystema on Modern Dimir Mill

1 week ago

ye, way too costly mill deck. (in CMC)

So, like are you milling your opponents deck, or are you waiting for something to happen so you can mill his deck on turn 7? :p

Lose Jace, he's too slow to actually do anything. Cool, but slow. There are better chump-blockers than 5 mana planeswalker. Same goes for Mirko and Consuming Aberration. Jace's Phantasm is entirely up to personal preference.

I would not worry about huge ass billion mana creatures in mill. You'll never see them unless your draw is derp and you don't mulligan and you intentionally play to lose, but there's Leyline for that.

Eldrazi never reach the graveyard with Leyline so they won't trigger. "If a card would be put into an opponent's graveyard, remove it from the game instead." means it never goes into GY before it is exiled and the ability won't trigger. Progenitus won't, since it only needs to be going to the GY before it triggers, but that's just one extra turn when it's the last remaining card after you mill everything else.

And running Eldrazi/Progenitus to counter mill is kinda insane.

Speaking of Leylines, Leyline of Sanctity in YOUR sideboard is just plain rude towards burn. And one of the reason I suggest Bounces instead of Counters later.

Gitaxian Probe is lovely, and totally worth it.

Extirpate AND Surgical Extraction are both, in my opinion, required. Full playsets. After first proper mill you can usually pretty much neuter most decks, especially if they fetch.

Haunting Echoes would prolly be the only 5 drop I'd play.

Ghost Quarter too, use it, Crab loves it. And making a fetched shockland insta-return and then mill all the fetches. Always priceless.

I question Psychic Strike, sure it says it does everything, but that's 3 mana. Tome Scour pref, and then you can still cast something like Void Snare on top, or just actual hard counter spell into Extirpate.

Personally I prefer Bounces to hard counters. You can bounce lands with Boomerang, forcing opponent to re-play the same things the next turn and/or gain no land advantage. Mileage may vary, some things rely on playing the same card over and over again.

Lastly, I'd suggest a calmer manabase. Fetching Shocks is kinda risky without proper blockers, and Jace's Phantasm x4 alone, is not proper blocker or anykind of safety net, 3 life might be the difference between lose and win. But again, your mileage may vary.

DannyLuoXD on Mill

1 week ago

Hmmm...Do you like to counter spells? If you do, you may put some Psychic Strikes in your deck. Or, you can try to put some Mind Sculpts in your deck.

EvilToaster626 on Cheap n' Mill

1 week ago

jlbotbyl Hey thanks man! Been considering placing some counters in this deck to make it more versatile - Psychic Strike seems perfect - may need to grab a few at some point!

jlbotbyl on Cheap n' Mill

2 weeks ago

Have you considered Psychic Strike? It would give your deck at least one answer while also milling your opponent, and it fits the budget style of the deck.

Licecolony on Feed me with your graveyard!

2 weeks ago
Are FANTASTIC if you're going for a mill deck, but I'm under the impression you're going for something far more fun.Or if you want to go in an even stranger route with self mill!
Color(s) Black Blue
Cost 1UB
Converted cost 3
Avg. draft pick 5.82
Avg. cube pick 3.22

Legality

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

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Set Rarity
Gatecrash Common

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