Stain the Mind


Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Penny Dreadful Legal
Custom Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
Frontier Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Magic 2015 (M15) Rare

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Stain the Mind


Convoke *(Your creatures can help cast this spell. Each creature you tap while casting this spell pays for {1} or one mana of that creature's color.) *

Name a nonland card. Search target player's graveyard, hand, and library for any number of cards with that name and exile them. Then that player shuffles his or her library.

Stain the Mind Discussion

Deruvid on "So what was your deck again?"

11 months ago

Surely Stain the Mind would be a better fit than trying to splash red just for Thought Hemorrhage.

JoshFox on Shaman Elves

11 months ago

Sideboard Note: if you are going to play Stain the Mind you have to know what sweepers each deck is playing otherwise you are throwing away game 2.

ZorrosRage on Competitive GB Elves

11 months ago

you def have to be careful when to flip i wouldn't recommend flipping it just because you can. As for running so many land i completely agree. Most builds run 18 land so i would not run more than 1 land that produces colorless.

How has Stain the Mind been working for you?

MagicianMike on The Black Company Elves

1 year ago

Dropping Lead for anything is a really bad idea. I'm testing now playing even 4 Leads and card advantage it generates is amazing. Sometimes it's easier to build up after mass removal with Lead than Company. 3 are the absolute minimum, and to prove that you can look up decklists that acquire top eights recently. Dismember is a really bad card in elves, every list just plays 2-3 Abrupt Decay. Dismember is super weak against burn, and if you want it for the Shadow matchup, decay is better because it can't be countered by Stubborn Denial. Versus creature decks, you either don't need removal or you don't want to lose life. Decay also hits various enchantments. The only one weakness of Decay is that it can't target Celestial Colonnade nor Inkmoth Nexus. If you are not meme player You should consider trying 4th Lead instead of Throne of the God-Pharaoh. Inquisition of Kozilek is just bad, you either want to remove only noncratures (Duress for mass removal), or anything (Thoughtseize for Thought-Knot Seer, Primeval Titan etc). If you don't enjoy playng Stain the Mind, there is a trend to play 2x (Thoughtseize and 1 Duress. I'm testing the Stains and they are doing pretty well for me. There is also no need to drop 4th Nettle Sentinel, this are not GW combo elves, you need critical mass, and every elf more makes you Lead the Stampede better. Some people try to play 4x Elves of Deep Shadow, so you can try it buy yourself. The one thing I have learned for playing elves that, there is no room for playing joke cards in main. You just can't be free in your deckbuilding because of the restriction of how Lead and Company works. I hope, I have helped you in some way. Keep Elfing :)

SynergyBuild on The Black Company Elves

1 year ago

I would drop a Stain the Mind for a Duress or Inquisition of Kozilek, if you don't want the seize. I'd also drop up a single Lead the Stampede main and sideboard, and move the last Nettle Sentinel mainboard, leaving you two spots in the side board. Autumn's Veil and Dismember, or just two Dismembers can be put in their place!

Scytec on Say My Name

1 year ago

Out of curiosity, why aren't you running The Rack? It isn't expensive, and it is more consistent than the Quest for the Nihil Stone. Also, Desecration Demon is ok, but a card like Master of the Feast is cheaper and the drawback is virtually non-existent in your deck, though I would take it out vs control as the instant speed may be troublesome. I personally enjoy Stain the Mind as it is able to be convoked. I realize Dreamstealer is recurrable discard, but you run so many discard effects, I think I'd replace him with someone like Erebos, God of the Dead to hose lifegain and add card draw. I'd add two of him and perhaps 2 Nyxathid or another alternative win-con in its place. Best of luck though! If you ever get the chance, a play set of Liliana of the Veil is basically required to make decks like this truly competitive. But you can do quite well at the FNM level without her.

SPDgihter on Dimir Mill

1 year ago

Maybe Lost Legacy Stain the Mind (or similar effect card) in the sideboard against certain anti-mill cards likeEmrakul, the Aeons TornKozilek, Butcher of TruthUlamog, the Infinite Gyre

frogkill45 on Cohesive Insanity

1 year ago

There are answers to emrakul for a mill player, however most of them are not cheap

Leyline of the Void is probably the best answer. expensive though

Ashiok, Nightmare Weaver gotta get lucky on the +1 ability

Lost Legacy / Stain the Mind / Memoricide or Sadistic Sacrament good ways to remove emrakul from the deck

Bribery is also a good choice :)

Here is a list i put together

4x Hedron Crab

4x Manic Scribe

1x Consuming Aberration

3x Duskmantle guildmage

3x Fraying Sanity

1x Phenax, God of Deception

2x Startled Awake

1x Traumatize

2x Mind Sculpt

4x Breaking

3x Mind Funeral

2x Mindcrank

2x Shriekhorn

2x Field of Ruin

1x Nephalia Drownyard

4-6 Removal Spells

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