Trepanation Blade


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

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Innistrad Uncommon

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Trepanation Blade

Artifact — Equipment

Whenever equipped creature attacks, defending player reveals cards from the top of his library until he or she reveals a land card. The creature gets +1/+0 until end of turn for each card revealed this way. That player puts the revealed cards into his or her graveyard.

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Trepanation Blade Discussion

hfvalenz on Let's Do Some Milling

1 day ago

Hey man I think Altar of the Brood is way too slow to mill an opponent on its own. If milling is your thing, there's more efficient cards out there!

Jace's Erasure, Memory Erosion, Hedron Crab, Jace, Memory Adept, Trepanation Blade help with permanent milling from the top of my head and if you want to keep it mono-blue. Also, Jace's Phantasm goes very well with the theme and as an alternative option.

As for spells, there's Thought Scour, Dream Twist, Tome Scour, Mind Sculpt, Increasing Confusion, Archive Trap, Traumatize...

Splashing black would also help, with cards like Mind Funeral, Consuming Aberration. There's probably a whole lot more, but that's what I got right now.

Oh yeah, I almost forgot to mention Bojuka Bog or Tormod's Crypt to avoid graveyard shenanigans!

DarwinGraves on Dexter's Lab!

2 days ago

Have you considered adding Sphinx's Tutelage ? I use it in one of my drawing/milling decks and it can really be a troublemaker at times.

One of my personal favourite combinations is Trepanation Blade attached to Crosstown Courier. Any attack that lands has the potential to be absolutely devastating with a nasty stacked combo effect

slaftergames on Defender/Mill

1 week ago

I'm a bit confused as to how this is a mill deck. I didn't scour your main from top to bottom so maybe I missed a few, but it looks like you only have seven cards that actually do any milling; you're regularly going to go a game without drawing more than one or two of them, if any at all.

Now that's all well and good if it doesn't bother you, but if you're actually looking to make a true mill deck you're going to need to develop that as a much more concentrated focus within the build. Some straightforward, budget cards that come to mind include Hedron Crab, Thought Scour, Mind Sculpt, Curse of the Bloody Tome, Crosstown Courier, Jace's Phantasm, Belltower Sphinx, Tome Scour, and Trepanation Blade. Also Sands of Delirium is going to serve you much more faithfully than Millstone in multiplayer, thanks to all the mana you can accumulate.

Beyond that, some general thoughts: I count six enchantment destroys overlapping with four artifact destroys. You know your meta better than I do but I'd sideboard most if not all of those. Given your defender subtheme I'd also consider Fog Bank and Fortified Rampart, both very budget walls, but perhaps more importantly Perimeter Captain and Stalwart Shield-Bearers, both of whom would help you take advantage of the prevalence of defenders in the deck.

I'm also fairly sure you've got a modern legal deck here; I'd list it as such.

denijsx90 on Modern Mill

2 weeks ago

Consider Invisible Stalker and/or Dimir Infiltrator. And the fatties Consuming Aberration and Wight of Precinct Six

And Mindcrank would be nice.. which the next natural suggestion would be Duskmantle Guildmage, for the infinite combo.

Mmm... let's see.. what else.. maybe don't rely solely on Paranoid Delusions I recommend Trepanation Blade or even better Sword of Body and Mind.

I'm a huge fan of mill. Please check out my stuff sometime, I think you'd like Arkham

denijsx90 on The Best Mill Deck!!!!!!

2 weeks ago

Creature based... mill is always weird... it just makes more sense to go for their life points, since they have 1/3 as many. Having said that..

Sword of Body and Mind

Trepanation Blade

Invisible Stalker

Dimir Infiltrator

Visions of Beyond

And Rogue's Passage should you you nicely

carpecanum on Anafenza's Enchanted Birthday Party

2 weeks ago

Maybe a Trepanation Blade and something like Cage of Hands? Every color has a couple enchantments you can return to your hand.

lynntrav on To the Grave! (Help speed)

2 weeks ago

You have to have Rogue's Passage. It works well with both Mirko Vosk, Mind Drinker and Consuming Aberration for that connect for mill or game ending respectively. Some other cards I would consider are Trepanation Blade and Shimian Specter. The T-blade mills and boosts at the same time, while the Specter acts as another Lobotomist with the added effect of knowing the opponents hand and choosing which cards get exiled. I hope some of this helps.

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