Mind's Dilation

Asked by 1riv1 2 years ago

When playing Mind's Dilation it says "If it's a nonland card, you may cast it without paying its mana cost." Does this mean that if it is a creature I get that creature and can cast it to the battlefield without paying any mana cost. Do I also get to keep that creature until it dies or is destroyed or just for the turn. Also how do you counter this card.

darkmatter32x says... #1

Does this mean that if it is a creature I get that creature and can cast it to the battlefield without paying any mana cost.

-YES

Do I also get to keep that creature until it dies or is destroyed or just for the turn.

-You keep the creature until it changes zone (ie. return to owner's hand, exiled, died), when that happens it goes to the owner's respective zone.

Also how do you counter this card.

-Any enchantment removal spells/abilities will do, however, if you cast a removal spell Mind's Dilation will still trigger before the removal spell resolves.

November 9, 2016 10:54 p.m.

Neotrup says... #2

Also, being a 7 drop, depending on the format killing your opponent before they play it is an option. They also only keep the permanents until they leave the battlefield or another effect changes the controller. They also only get up to 1 spell per turn.

Counters involve countering it when the first cast it, destroying it with enchantment removal, ignoring it and hoping it doesn't run away with the game, Killing them with creatures you already have out, Animating lands instead of casting spells, and taking back the things they cast. Or just take the Mind's Dilation.

November 10, 2016 9:31 a.m.

BlueScope says... Accepted answer #3

If it's a creature card, you get the option to cast it as part of the resolution of Mind's Dilation's ability, except you don't have to pay it's costs. If you do, it will be put on the stack just like if you cast a creature from your hand, and works just the same once it's on the battlefield. Since nothing about Mind's Dilation defines a duration (which wouldn't work anyway) or says that you have to sacrifice it at some point, you get to control it until it leaves play or the game ends. Of course, if the creature is something like a Ball Lightning, you will still have to sacrifice it at the end of the turn.

Also, you used the phrasing "do I get that creature", which can only be answered with you getting control of the spell, and then the permanent it becomes, but the owner of a card is always the player who's deck it started the game in.

November 10, 2016 9:37 a.m.

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