Aven Mindcensor

Aven Mindcensor

Creature — Bird Wizard

Flash (You may cast this spell at any time you could cast an instant.)


If an opponent would search a library, that player searches the top four cards of that library instead.

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Format Legality
1v1 Commander Legal
Arena Legal
Block Constructed Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Custom Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Gladiator Legal
Highlander Legal
Historic Legal
Legacy Legal
Leviathan Legal
Limited Legal
Modern Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Pauper Legal
Pauper EDH Legal
Pioneer Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Unformat Legal
Vintage Legal

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Aven Mindcensor Discussion

Coward_Token on Strixhaven spoiler season

1 week ago

Mmmm okay quite positive about the Silverquill deck:

Cunning Rhetoric: Fun and nicely costed. Thantis, the Warweaver approves.

Bold Plagiarist: Unfortunately, it's not whenever anyone puts counters on an opponent's creature, so some symmetrical cards like Evolutionary Escalation won't work since you're the one putting down all the counters. There's a handful that seems to fit the bill tho: Shadrix Silverquill , Orzhov Advokist , Regna's Sanction , Tempt with Glory (why is this a six-drop?) and Agitator Ant . (Also Oversimplify , but I don't think there's a way for Bold Plagiarist to see the Fractals getting their counters.) I kinda wish it was an Aura or auto-attaching Equipment.

Author of Shadows: Graveyard hate is nice and all but one measly card for MV 5? Would have been cool if you got something from each opponent.

Keen Duelist: Something between Bob and BO . Probably not as competitive as the former, but it's fun.

Scholarship Sponsor: Go go Aven Mindcensor , obviously. Compare Explosive Vegetation .

Stinging Study: Whoah okay. No Ad Nauseam , but I like that this rewards the more expensive commanders (Wait no shoo! Go away Dargo !) With an MV 5+ card at the helm it's a fine rate.

Promise of Loyalty: Mm-hm, it's nice that they're working on white wraths. Great for and against Voltron decks.

Combat Calligrapher: White flying token gifter that also makes evasive tokens for yourself? My Marisi deck welcomes it with open arms.

Tempting Contract: This can certainly get out of hand, but for something that's basically a tapped MV 4 mana rock I wish it made you one Treasure guaranteed per trigger, like the Tempting Offer spells it's based on.

Nils, Discipline Enforcer: While far from competitive, here's a fun commander for some of those abovementioned counter-giving cards

Fain, the Broker: As mentioned by Muddstah, a Trading Post in the command zone is pretty neat, and none of the "conversion" abilities cost any mana! That untapping will probably be used for some nonsense or other

Felisa, Fang of Silverquill: Kinda funny that enemy Hapatra, Vizier of Poisons and The Scorpion God players can end up making tokens for you. Black Sun's Zenith can make a Martial Coup impression here. Are there any old creatures in orzhov that makes large amounts of weird counters for itself?

The_Silver_Dragon on Please Don't Hurt Me

1 month ago

Tinnuki - Restoration Angel was originally a way to remove enchantments that could remove abilities if it happened. I've since removed it and added Thassa, Deep-Dwelling as a way to blink cards like Archaeomancer or Sun Titan for their amazing ETB effects.

I've removed Celestial Dawn as I can just mana fix with non-basic lands.

I've added Aven Mindcensor .

As much as I enjoy Narset, Parter of Veils and Teferi's Puzzle Box , I just don't think I can remove anything to fit them at this point.

I thought about Platinum Angel and would've loved another Brom card, but I feel like it would just be an easy target.

I've added both Stuffy Doll and Sun Titan .

Tinnuki on Please Don't Hurt Me

1 month ago

Besides working on your very basic mana base, here's some quick opinions:

I'm not sure about Restoration Angel . If it's in there for creature protection, you could probably do that a bit easier.

Celestial Dawn is a cool card, but I don't think it does much here. It helps fix your white mana, but you only have two colors anyway.

Aven Mindcensor would do great in a control deck like this.

Narset, Parter of Veils is a generally good card to slow down your opponents. If you want to be really cruel, pair it with Teferi's Puzzle Box .

I'm surprised no Platinum Angel . Also, Pariah combined with a Stuffy Doll would be hilarious.

Sun Titan . You're playing white. You want a Sun Titan.

zAzen7977 on KAALIA'S CATACLYSM - Aggro/Stax (cEDH Primer)

1 month ago

Hey XinZhao, that’s a good question. I have been hesitant to run Necropotence because it can be hard to reach the 3 black mana necessary to cast it. I used to run it in an earlier version of this deck and often drew it at the wrong time. But since you mentioned it, I cut Aven Mindcensor (replaced by Opposition Agent ) to make room for Necropotence and give it another try.

hellokitty6666666666666 on Don't sleep on Maralen

1 month ago

psionictemplar Gotcha! Just making sure. Fun deck idea.

When I've tried playing Maralen of the Mornsong in modern, I've used the Mindlock Orb lock, and always found myself controlling the game relatively well, but ended up dying from my own turn clock before my opponent lol. Maybe Ob Nixilis, Unshackled + Aven Mindcensor is the solution to that instead of just locking out entirely. I'll have to give it a try

hellokitty6666666666666 on Don't sleep on Maralen

2 months ago

Sadly Ashiok, Dream Render does not prevent your opponent from searching their library from Maralen of the Mornsong 's trigger. The ability reads "Spells and abilities your opponents control." You control Maralen of the Mornsong and her ability. This does, however, work with Aven Mindcensor which you're already running, and Mindlock Orb , but that's much harder to build around.

Some interesting things to consider if you go that route though is more cards like Dark Confidant , that "put cards in your hand," instead of drawing. Such as Sleight of Hand , Sword-Point Diplomacy , Narset, Parter of Veils , Karn, Scion of Urza , etc.

DemMeowsephs on Queen of Braves - Sigarda Voltron

2 months ago

Hey there! I am also a fellow Voltroner as seen in some of my decks, and I may just have some card tips that work out for your advantage! There are two ways that I can see this functioning most likely better, and both of them involve screwing with your opponent long enough to ensure your gameplan ends properly. Just hoping you don't die usually doesn't work, especially in a 4 player commander game. A tactic that works in one of my decks, involves staxing out the opponent- obviously this isn't a tax deck, but by including around 10 or so stax pieces, you can really slow your opponent down a lot, and since you are in white you have access to SOOO many stax cards! Here are a few you may like. Keep in mind, some of the ones below may a bit extreme to you- I'm just sort of listing the most common ones. If you want to find more of these, I recommend going to EDHREC's tax theme.

Or, instead of slowing down your opponent, you can try to protect yourself more, allowing you to stall until you can swing with a crazy big Sigarda. This protection can range from damage, attacks, or anything really. Here are some that I like. You can see a bunch more under the EDHREC Pillowfort Theme.

Basically, I think you need some way of ensuring you have time to put Sigarda out, rather than chancing it upon luck. Before I take leave, you also may want to just consider a ton of more removal spells like Path to Exile , Beast Within , Generous Gift , and other famous ones! Now I hope this helps, good luck on your deck, +1 from me, and have a great day! Happy tapping.

Also, here are some extra cards you might like - Eladamri's Call - Sylvan Library - Selvala, Heart of the Wilds - Birds of Paradise - Ilysian Caryatid - Mother of Runes / Giver of Runes - Hunter's Insight

multimedia on Queen's Decree

2 months ago

Hey, well done on a budget.

Athreos and Plaguecrafter are good, but I don't think the rest of the aristocrat strategy is doing enough. Consider cutting most of it for more pillowfort and hatebears?

An advantage of having more flying hatebears is they can more easily get you back the monarch if an opponent gains control of it.

There's some budget manabase upgrades to consider:

Good luck with your deck.

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