Psychic Strike

Psychic Strike

View at Gatherer Alters


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

Price & Acquistion Set Price Alerts Price Cardhoarder (MTGO) Price
Low Avg High Foil Normal Foil
$0.09 $0.21 $1.05 $0.96 0.01 TIX 0.01 TIX

Psychic Strike Discussion

jesuscrazy on Millstrom

30 minutes ago

Hey, is this casual? Because I have a mill deck, just 4fun and likes a lot your deck. I would also put Tome Scour and Psychic Strike instead of Mana Leak. Mana Leak is just good in the early game, after three or four turns, this probably will be just to annoying you. Have you consider play with 4x Jace's Phantasm? This cards is very powerful and you can have a 5/5 card in two or three turns.

CPD on Le Mill

2 days ago

Cancel needs out for Psychic Strike, if you can get them, mindseeker and mindcrusher are WAY too high of mana, they're instead perfect places to add Mind Funeral. Paranoid Delusions only works if you have something like Deathcult Rogue to make the cypher trigger, and that would fit better than the 4-mana Returned Centaur, regardless of if PD gets replaced. Consult the Necrosages would work really well if you had a playset of Jace's Erasure, but as is, they're a good spot for mind funerals.

I do like Dream Twist, and I may need to find some for myself at some point. Negate may be ok, but there's other, better, counters and I would only have two, with the other two being open slots for a Keening Stone and a Guiltfeeder.

shaggizoid on Kill Mill

3 days ago

Drop Far / Away and Doom Blade for one additional Hero's Downfall and two additional Psychic Strike. This will increase both your "kill" and your "mill' power as well as giving you additional countering capabilities (which is always helpful)

jackanukealty on an unthinkable romance (help wanted )

2 weeks ago

Ashiok, Nightmare Weaver is a good card for all Mill decks, if a lethal mill is your goal. Swap the Liliana of the Veils or the Jace, Memory Adepts. Perhaps swap Dark Confidant for Thought Scours. Inquisition of Kozilek can be done without. Playset the Hedron Crab, swap Remands for Psychic Strikes. Other thing I'll suggest is Consuming Aberration.One more thing I'll say is, from experience, while fun, Mill rarely ever wins

Quicksilver on You know what? I want to Drink your mind...

2 weeks ago

Not complete; cool, I run one of these decks, here's a few must haves:
Twincast - ever played with more than 2 players? This card is a godsend to help speed the milling of players.
Glimpse the Unthinkable - If you make no other card a proxy, make it this one. It's frustrating and unpredictable.
Rogue's Passage - at a measly 2 damage, most players will laugh at Mirko Vosk, Mind Drinker attacking. This makes sure he hits the mark.
Psychic Strike - Stock standard counter, but hey, you get to mill a player.
Propaganda - pillow fort is your saviour against everyone else. Once they realise you're one of those cheap players, they'll attack you expecting you not to have a defence.
Meletis Charlatan - chump blocker with duplication power.
Boseiju, Who Shelters All - worry your Mind Grind will be countered? Not anymore.
Archive Trap - commander demands searching your library, 100 cards means you have no idea where your combos are. A good tutor changes that, and if they search, boom! 13 cards gone. Duplicate for additional lulz.
Swan Song - the counter war's best friend. You're milling people, giving them a bird is a small price to pay for them to lose cards.
Cyclonic Rift - an ESSENTIAL card for all blue EDH decks, it deals with indestructible, hexproof and shroud.
Dissipation Field - remove the incentive to attack you. If they do, they have to recast the card again.
Dimir Signet + Sol Ring = a powerful opening play with a land.
Explorer's Scope - Mirko Vosk, Mind Drinker decks are primarily voltron (they focus on the commander,) so it makes sense to give him an artifact that can accelerate land production. On top of this,
Fireshrieker for making opponents mill 8 lands, and Sword of Body and Mind to make them mill an additional 20 cards on top of that.


3 weeks ago

ozayr2002 Before insulting decks, learn what you're talking about.

Tome Scour is plain old bad. Get some Snapcaster Mage, Visions of Beyond, Glimpse the Unthinkable, a couple counters, another Archive Trap, another Hedron Crab, fetches for Hedron Crab, Ghost Quarter for Trap, and you've got yourself a competitive mill deck (or as competitive as mill can get). I would personally splash white for Path to Exile, but you can easily do without it.

Knock out the Wall of Frost, Doom Blade, Psychic Strike, Jace, Memory Adept, Drown in Sorrow, Temple of Deceit (run shocks, they're way better), and around two Mind Funeral.

Tormentero on Massive Mind Mill

3 weeks ago

Oboro, Palace in the Clouds For that constant Hedron Crab ability.

I'd remove Tome Scour and Mind Sculpt for Thought Scour. Still mill, but draw power is really nice.

If you're going to put in a counter spell, use Psychic Strike

Crypt Incursion kind of works against consuming abberation. I'd sideboard it. If you want life sustain, Profane Memento is pretty neat.

Would also replace Undead Alchemist and Dimir Doppelganger for Phenax, God of Deception. While you have wall of frost up, you can tap him at the end of your opponents turn to have them mill 7, and then he becomes untapped on your turn to act as a defender again. pretty neat.

ThatJunkMage on Budget UB Control

1 month ago

If you're having issues in the early turns, try some Refuge lands (Jwar Isle Refuge, Dismal Backwater), or maybe Omenspeaker. I recommend the refuges anyway because dual lands are always better.

You also need better win conditions. Nephalia Drownyard and AEtherling are definitely the best budget options. If you go with the drownyards, definitely go with Psychic Strike and Pilfered Plans instead of Cancel and Divination.

Lastly, you should check out my budget UB control build for some inspiration.

Much Budget: Such Troll Playtest

Modern ThatJunkMage


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

Printings View all

Set Rarity
Gatecrash Common

Latest Decks View more