Syphon Mind

Legality

Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Casual Legal
Pauper EDH Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Pauper Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Commander Anthology Vol. II (CM2) Common
Commander 2017 (C17) Common
Commander Anthology (CM1) Common
Commander 2014 (C14) Common
MTG: Commander (CMD) Common
Planechase (HOP) Common
Onslaught (ONS) Common
Promo Set (000) Rare

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Syphon Mind

Sorcery

Each other player discards a card. You draw a card for each card discarded this way.

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Syphon Mind Discussion

babushkasara on COPYPASTA MILLER

1 week ago

Lazav is a super cool commander to build around and I like where you're going with the deck. However, you've got a really high average cmc with VERY little ramp. You've also got very little card draw in the two best colors for it.

Ramp:

Card Draw:

Removal:

Cards I'd take out:

  • Coercion - that's a lot of mana for EDH single target discard
  • Take Possession - 7 mana...

A good counterspell for this type of deck is Perplex.

If you're interested, I've got a Dimir Mill deck Oona, Queen of the Mill and an Esper 'steal your stuff' deck Sphinx-Demon-Wizard Tribal - Yennett that might be able to give you some more ideas. Also I think you have two copies of your commander in there?

babushkasara on COPYPASTA MILLER

1 week ago

Lazav is a super cool commander to build around and I like where you're going with the deck. However, you've got a really high average cmc with VERY little ramp. You've also got very little card draw in the two best colors for it.

Ramp:

Card Draw:

Removal:

Cards I'd take out:

  • Coercion - that's a lot of mana for EDH single target discard
  • Take Possession - 7 mana...

A good counterspell for this type of deck is Perplex.

If you're interested, I've got a Dimir Mill deck Oona, Queen of the Mill and an Esper 'steal your stuff' deck Sphinx-Demon-Wizard Tribal - Yennett that might be able to give you some more ideas. Also I think you have two copies of your commander in there?

hkhssweiss on Muldrotha the gravetide (cant win)

2 weeks ago

malingtite28

No worries, I can definitely help you out here. My main deck is a reanimator based one so I can definitely suggest you some cards to help you out. For Muldrotha since you have access to Sultai colors you have a great amount of synergy to work from your graveyard. Especially for Muldrotha itself, you will be able to play one of each permanent. There is a combo route or value route you can go for, since it is cheaper to go the value way I'll list some cards that can help you that way.

The key aspect for Muldrotha is that it can play permanents from the grave, this gives you advantage over the other players is breaking parity. You don't mind stuff going into the grave as you can play it later on when Muldrotha is online. The cards listed below should be less than $5 and would greatly strengthen your deck.

Creatures: Plaguecrafter, Satyr Wayfinder, Reclamation Sage, WORLDSHAPER!, Acidic Slime, Mulldrifter, Underrealm Lich, Spore Frog, Viscera Seer, Ramunap Excavator, Deathrite Shaman, Notion Thief, Terastodon, Zulaport Cutthroat, Protean Hulk

This is only a small handful of the many cards that can be run, basically you want to abuse as many ETB effects and use cheap ones that you can reuse every turn.

Another way to abuse your graveyard more is reanimation effects, here is some budget effects that can be added in to bring stuff out of the grave. It also helps that if it's a permanent so even if it's in the grave Muldrotha can still use it.

Recursion: Animate Dead, Dance of the Dead, Victimize, Living Death, Splendid Reclamation, Journey to Eternity  Flip, Deadbridge Chant

Card draw is another aspect that is essential, there are quite a bit of interesting ones that we can use to either fill our hand our fill our graveyard as well.

Card Advantage: Mystic Remora, Windfall, Frantic Search, Careful Study, Thoughtscour, Dark Deal, Syphon Mind, Chart a Course, Skullclamp, Whispering Madness

Lastly is the ramp, we want to lessen the amount of instants/sorceries we play and more permanents so artifact mana seems to be the way to go alongside creature based ETB ramp.

Ramp: Golgari Signet, Dimir Signet, Simic Signet, MindStone, Commander's Sphere, Fellwar Stone, Coldsteel Heart, Chromatic Lantern, Wayfarer's Bauble, Expedition Map, Wood Elves, Farhaven Elf

Hope that gives a little more insight and feel free to ask any questions!

hkhssweiss on Obsessed by Cruelty

3 weeks ago

TheErebos

To be honest, you can actually cut Infernal Darkness, and no you are not 'forced' to use the other enchantments or creatures. Sundial is just bad in this type of deck and can be cut immediately.

What a combo is when you use two cards that synergize to get a result that more than what the cards itself can do. An infinite combo is when two cards are used in conjunction to produce an effect that can loop itself thus repeating the result infinite times.

Contamination and Sundial has no synergy together, it essentially locks you down as well since your ending your turn and not allowing yourself to do any more interaction, you have to be able to break parity when you play cards. Ophiomancer is great and I would add that in. Same thing how Painful Quandary can work while taxing them. Additionally you would use cards like Mindtwist, Sudden Spoiling, Plaguecrafter, Mutilate, Syphon Mind, Persecute, Ob Nixilis, Unshackled, Praetor's Grasp, Sadistic Sacrament.

Plus they would fit your "Cruel" Theme :P

DrowZgam3r on Mogis the Target

1 month ago

Since you have a lot of discard payoff cards I think your deck would really benefit with more cards that force your opponents to discard. off the top of my head I can only think of Angrath, the Flame-Chained and Syphon Mind but I think either of these would make a perfect fit in your deck

SynergyBuild on Omnipotence Comes With An Iron Grip

4 months ago

You have 137 cards, you need to drop 37?

Okay:

Landbase drops/adds:

Drop all three temples, bounce lands, Sunken Hollow and Smoldering Marsh, Forge of Heroes, Command Beacon, the three lands like Sulfur Falls, Dragonskull Summit, Desolate Lighthouse, and Drowned Catacomb, total of 13 lands, but add City of Brass, Gemstone Caverns, Ancient Tomb, Mana Confluence, Tarnished Citadel, Gemstone Mine, Shivan Reef, Underground River, and Command Tower

Total loss of cards = 5, rest needed = 32

Mainboard additions I'd suggest?

Talisman of Dominance, Fellwar Stone, Talisman of Indulgence, Bottomless Pit, Dark Confidant, Snapcaster Mage, Timetwister, Ponder, Brainstorm, Laboratory Maniac, Demonic Consultation, Tainted Pact, Imperial Seal, Dismember, Chain of Vapor, Pact of Negation, Mystic Remora, Swan Song, Delay, Dispel, Liliana of the Veil, Jace, the Mind Sculptor, Chrome Mox, Mana Vault, Mox Diamond, Lotus Petal, and Rolling Earthquake.

Addition of 27 cards = 59 total to drop

Drops:

Xantcha, Sleeper Agent, Nicol Bolas, Planeswalker, Vedalken Humiliator, The Scarab God, Nicol Bolas, God-Pharaoh, Liliana Vess, The Eldest Reborn, Painful Quandary, Pendrell Mists, Mind's Dilation, Omniscience, Leyline of Anticipation, Hero's Downfall, Stunning Reversal, Rakdos Charm, Thrilling Encore, Countersquall, Desertion, Go for the Throat, Fraying Omnipotence, Hour of Devastation, Tormenting Voice, Torment of Hailfire, Syphon Mind, Disrupt Decorum, Dark Intimations, Cruel Ultimatum, Blatant Thievery, Beacon of Unrest, Blasphemous Act, Damnation, Bloodchief Ascension, Disciple of Bolas, Etali, Primal Storm, Nightveil Specter, Fell Specter, Blazing Specter, Augur of Bolas, Clever Impersonator, Jace's Archivist, Kess, Dissident Mage, Mystic Confluence, Disallow, Cryptic Command, Reforge the Soul, Megrim, Liliana's Caress, Entreat the Dead, Phyrexian Arena, Rhystic Study, Search for Azcanta  Flip, Dream Salvage, Chromatic Lantern, Expedition Map, Lightning Greaves, Worldgorger Dragon, Animate Dead, Gonti, Lord of Luxury and Glacial Chasm

That should do it! 100 card deck!


The biggest upside to my switches and drops is the extreme amount of lowering that is done to the average cmc of the deck, along with the droppage of slower cards that do little without other spells. The new gameplan would be use discard and disruption like countermagic and removal to stop your opponents just long enough to use Laboratory Maniac with Demonic Consultation or Tainted Pact to exile your deck, and usually a draw spell like Brainstorm. More tutors for consistent gameplay is in the switches too.

Titus78 on Kaalia of the Vast

4 months ago

cdkime hello its me again to bother you with more questions, I have a few more cuts for you to consider Mordant Dragon for either Indulgent Tormentor or Resolute Archangel or Hoard-Smelter Dragon

next is Syphon Mind for Price of Glory

Lastly is Diabolic Tutor or Insurrection

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