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

Joumba on Silent and Deadly

1 week ago

Consider Body Double since their graveyrad (and your eventually) will be plentiful.

With Wrexial, the Risen Deep, cards like Traumatize gives you a lot of options to go trough. Some conterspells can be nice too, like Dissolve, Counterspell (dah) and Psychic Strike.

I hope my proto-deck helped you too!

RazielSinner on Dimir Mill(Help Wanted)

1 week ago


Looking at your list, there's two paths you can go:

  1. Creatures with evasion to abuse Cipher (the worst choice imo)
  2. Strong spells to take control and mill your opponent (best choice imo)

Choosing the second path, Deathcult Rogue, Paranoid Delusions and Whispering Madness become dispensable.

You can choose control spells to disrupt your opponent game plan (your deck has no interactions with opponent's actions now, it's a real problem).

Some spells you can use: Psychic Strike is the budget'iest choice to counter, or you can run Mana Leak or even Counterspell.

For removal spells, you can run Doom Blade, Go for the Throat or Dismember. Disfigure is a good early-game pick too.

For more milling, there're: Mind Funeral, Breaking / Entering and Archive Trap.

I advise to use something like Propaganda too, for more protection.

Hope it helps, mate.

Here's my list, if you like, please upvote!

Alesha, Who Smiles at YOUR LANDLESS Death Playtest

Commander / EDH RazielSinner



Lostsorrow on Tiny leader of terror

2 weeks ago

Ok if your going to go the mill/discard route:

Mind Funeral, Mind Grind, Twincast, Undercity Informer, Prowess of the Fair, Trepanation Blade, Invisible Stalker, Dimir Infiltrator, Shred Memory, Bloodthrone Vampire, Carrion Feeder, Grinding Station, Genesis Chamber, Shrieking Drake, Hidden Strings, Paranoid Delusions, Psychic Strike, Bojuka Bog, Liliana's Caress, Megrim, Dark Ritual

Thats what I can think of off the top of my head as rough ideas. You have all the standard removal except for Smother and your counterspells are fine even though Arcane Denial can hurt when facing a 49 card deck.

maiden77 on Comicalflop

2 weeks ago

hey mate, interested in alot of your foils...Fierce Empath, Psychic Strike, Aura Shards, Boros Charm, Gauntlet of Power, Nucklavee, Progenitor Mimic, Sylvan Primordial, Urban Evolution. If you could please take a look at my binder and see if there are any trades to be made, that would be great please :-)

alchemist4533 on I Want It All

2 weeks ago

I love the flavor of the deck. It has given me a few ideas for my own B/U EDH Your Bill, From the Mill!- Suggestions needed.

A few ideas though. I feel most of your counters are too situational for EDH, Counters that require "unless they pay X" I have found do not work as well as one might think in EDH due to the length of the games and how much mana players end up with. Though I think Perplex is definitely worth it.

I would consider cutting Mana Leak, Martyr of Frost, and Patron Wizard (if you were to keep one, I would say Patron Wizard). For the cost, Mana Leak can be replaced with Deprive. Martyr of Frost shows your hand to everyone, costs 2, and still isn't a hard counter. Patron Wizard is still a weak counter, but it is renewable, doesn't necessarily give an opponent an advantage and can be done with no mana. Other counters I would suggest for potential replacements are (as I mentioned earlier) Deprive, and Dissolve works well. Normally I would suggest Rewind and Psychic Strike but you don't have many spells to play during opponents turns and don't run much black.

If you do switch out the creatures for extra instant counters, I would consider Elite Arcanist, provides a renewable counterspell or creature/planeswalker removal every turn.

Otherwise, as I said, I like the flavor! +1

gnizz00 on Rock 'n' Mill (and a list of all MTG's mill cards)

2 weeks ago

Hey dude, sweet deck, and epic description, just a quick question, how did you get the text bigger? And how did you make the text bent sideways? A suggestion: Psychic Strike and Nephalia Drownyard? Psychic Strike being both counterspell and mill. And Nephalia Drownyard cheap (price) and mill, as well as mana.

Zenobius on

3 weeks ago

I'll assume you're running a budget deck so I'll try to stay reasonable in my propositions.

From looking at your list it seems like the only way you can effectively mill out an opponent is through the infitine combo of Duskmantle Guildmage and Mindcrank which, in essence, is a great combo, however, if this is your win-con, I would switch the focus of the deck towards a more control version to then finish off with your combo.

If what you really want is mill, mill, mill then Archive Trap is a must.

Tome Scour or Mind Sculpt although not being great cards are a cheaper, kind of bad Glimpse the Unthinkable, as mentioned Breaking is also a very good one which isn't crazy expensive.

I know someone mentioned Serum Visions over Thought Scour however I prefer Thought Scour since it's an instant which can be done at the end step of your opponent while also milling 2.

Mesmeric Orb is surprisingly good as well.

Things like Induce Paranoia and Psychic Strike are too expensive mana cost wise and don't mill enough to truly be worth it.

Extirpate is a very strong card versus combo decks and cheaper than Surgical Extraction and it also can't be countered due to the split second effect.

Crypt Incursion would be better in my opinion than your 3 Elixir of Immortality and if you're adamant on the Elixir of Immortality, play Psychic Spiral instead, it's a big slap in the face of your opponent.

Mind Funeral is a bit of a hit and miss but generally speaking is worth the cost, generally. However, cards like Traumatize being at 5 mana is too expensive and won't even win you the game...It's a card that sounds good, looks good, but in practice isn't worth crap.

Jace's Phantasm is not a bad sideboard card, but I wouldn't run it main deck, it's better against aggro match-up when you need blockers, altough I would personally take a different angle vs aggro decks.

Hedron Crab is also THE BIGGEST milling spell you can have. Ever. I know you're not playing fetches, but a free 3 mill per land drop is not something to pass on, 6 if you fetch into a land, and it's exponential as you add crabs! Those are the kind of crabs you wanna get!!!

If you go mill, your goal is to so quickly remove cards from your opponent's library that he is running out of options, and while removing them from his library, managing his board, because you'll find yourself with next to no board presence for most of many games you'll play.

This is my personal mill deck Who needs cards anyways?, I played it at a 1k PTQ modern today and finished 3-3 with it, if you wanna get some inspiration, look at it and feel free to ask me more questions if you want.

Figag on Join Me and Together We Shall Win

3 weeks ago

At the moment I know I need to rebuild the deck, and I am currently working on a new version starting from my core components (Ashiok, Finale, Doppelganger, and Intrusion) and building from there. I'll post a link when it's done.

Thoughtseize is not good idea for a turn 1 play against a lot of decks, but I don't want to pay the money or the life for Thoughtseize, so I'm going to run Duress instead. I wish I could afford inquisition, but again, too expensive. I have a very low budget - most of my listed cards I am waiting to rotate before I get them.

I prefer Hero's Downfall to Dismember so I have a way to kill planeswalkers too, but I may be wrong in that choice. Dismember isn't very expensive so I may replace downfall for it. I am also waiting for downfall to rotate before I buy any, so it's not a set card to run.

Serum Visions is too expensive. I am considering other cards like it and will be sure to include a few similar cards in the next version. Any cheaper cards similar to it besides Gitaxian Probe?

Disdainful Stroke will never hit. There are too few CMC>3 cards in modern. The cards I need to watch for are all lower than 4, and anything 4 or greater I can counter with Psychic Strike or Countersquall in the next version.

Bile Blight is good, but I decided to run Drown in Sorrow instead for a few reasons. 1: It's CMC=3 so I can search for it with Drift of Phantasms and almost always play it on turn 4. Consistency is good in my world. 2: It's more versatile, as it hits everything on the field and kills all of the threats I worry about such as Goblin Guide, Monastery Swiftspear, Young Pyromancer, Eidolon of the Great Revel, the list goes on. 3: I feel like my 2 mana could better be used on hard removal because even though it will hit a tokens, how many 3 toughness tokens are there?

Color(s) Black Blue
Cost 1UB
Converted cost 3
Avg. draft pick 5.84
Avg. cube pick 3.23


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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