Aven Mindcensor

Aven Mindcensor

Creature — Bird Wizard

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

Flying

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
Pauper EDH Legal
Arena Legal
Highlander Legal
Custom Legal
Legacy Legal
Pioneer Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Unformat Legal
Leviathan Legal
2019-10-04 Legal
Casual Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Gladiator Legal
Modern Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Vintage Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Limited Legal
Pauper Legal
Historic Legal
Block Constructed Legal
Oathbreaker Legal

Aven Mindcensor occurrence in decks from the last year

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Aven Mindcensor Discussion

meME12 on Sir Zndrsplt, aka How To Change The Commander Meta

1 day ago

Value is beautiful but crushes and kills you from the inside, there's such thing as NO HAND SIZE, RUNNING OUT OF CARDS, and NOT ENOUGH MANA in Commander as well. I think that against more control-ly and dicatorly value decks Sigarda, Host of Herons and/or Yasharn, Implacable Earth will make them feel let down. You could also maybe include Fumiko the Lowblood, Kardur, Doomscourge, or Thantis, the Warweaver in order to make your opponents swing and then kill their creatures. additonally with this stax vibe I am getting I feel that some cards like Opposition Agent, Aven Mindcensor, Drannith Magistrate, and Thalia, Guardian of Thraben. Do not include all of my suggestions but maybe 1, 2, or even 3 would help curse and punish value. Sighh, if only you had blue, then you could include Narset, Parter of Veils, Hullbreacher, Teferi, Time Raveler, and Lavinia, Azorius Renegade. But if we gave into blue we would be the same scoundrels as they are.

plakjekaas on Please Enlighten Me

1 day ago

The actual use for them is the 40 other cards in your deck, of which you will have 2-3 in your opening hand on average. Even better, one of them is in your command zone, always available except for corner cases (Drannith Magistrate for example).

There is no card that will synergize with every other card in your deck. But synergizing with over 30% of your deck is actually a very good rate. That's why Jeweled Lotus is such a trap card, it works only with 1 card in your deck.

My mono W stax deck, led by Heliod, God of the Sun, plays none of the mana rocks from my previous post. It overloads on effects like Stony Silence to punish and slow down everyone at the table who does. That doesn't mean, however, that my deck doesn't run staples. Swords to Plowshares, Path to Exile, Smothering Tithe, Drannith Magistrate, Recruiter of the Guard, Weathered Wayfarer, Land Tax, Enlightened Tutor and Aven Mindcensor are all cards that any white (c)EDH deck worth its salt should include to have the best chances of winning.

But all in all, you're making a great case of which staple to use when and why, but not really how you would be able to play EDH on the highest, most consistent level without any staples. The fact that you need staples to play the most consistent decks, still holds true. It might not lead to the most interesting decks for you to play or play against, and that's fine. I said earlier in this thread, the best way to play commander, or even magic in general is the way in which you have the most fun. The way the cEDH crowd has fun is by loading up on the best staples and see who can most skillfully guide them into a win.

The Kess thing is a weird thing to say, nobody says there's only one deck to play. If that was the case, magic would be like Solitaire, you wouldn't need to play opponents if everyone would play exactly the same deck. If you'd visit the database for most accepted cEDH decks, you'd see there's endless strategies even at the highest level that are able to win at a cEDH table. However, if you'd compare these lists, there will be a LOT of overlap, because in the meta, you need to be able to stop the top combo's at instant speed while executing your own. The best cards for those jobs, will work in almost every deck that can play them, that's how they became staples. A budget Kess deck will be able to cast a Counterspell when the flash-hulk deck tries to win, all the same as another flash-hulk deck would be able to. Flash-hulk was the boogeyman of the format for a bit, because short of a counterspell, there was no way to interact or stop it. It was instant, two mana, a two card combo, easy to tutor pieces in green and blue, and usually supported by black for more tutors. When Flash resolved, there was nothing short of a Stifle-effect to stop the comboing player from winning. And they could overload on free counterspells to protect it. The combo being that cheap in both mana and opportunity cost, while being so easy to assemble and hard to stop that the best way of not losing to it, was just running your own flash-hulk deck, is why the demand for the Flash-ban was there. But any blue deck with the staple counterspells, even the cheap ones, has a chance of beating it. Budget in cEDH determines which/how many of the established staples you can play, but it doesn't eliminate the need for the best cards that are available for the common person not willing to spend a month's worth of salary for a deck. It's the difference between Counterspell and Mana Drain, not the difference between Spell Swindle and Mana Drain.

DespairFaction on Aurelia Weapon of Angels

1 week ago

The deck is in very good shape. Just a few personal preference changes from me. Im not a big fan of Chrome Mox outside of cedh because the card advantage is really bad. A few other things I would cut are Sigarda's aid since it has weird timing issues, and combat celebrant since it is fragile in combat and I find that Aurelia Waves and Godo take care of all of my extra combat needs. I would add an Ardenn because its ridiculous with equipment, I would also add a dowsing dagger because beside being good on its own its also good with winter orb. I would look to add a little bit more interaction, either a Blasphemous Act or a Volcanic Offering. I also run with 2 fogs in the form of Comeuppance and Teferi's Protection to keep myself from incoming attacks. Lastly, if you are playing in a setting where you feel that winter orb is necessary you may want to look at some hate bears like Hushbringer, Archon of Emeria, and Drannith Magistrate and Aven Mindcensor they are very good for keeping your opponents off balance, and if they have to shoot a hate bear that means they arent shooting something more important. Oh I would also add Tome of Legends since you already have manifold key.

TriusMalarky on First ever EDH deck... help?

2 weeks ago

When it comes to EDH, I like to use a 5-point building strategy. This includes

  • Lands(largely fixing)

  • Ramp(the higher power stuff)

  • Card draw

  • Win Condition

  • Interaction

Every card in your deck should be in one of those 5 slots. Additionally, I consider cards like Fellwar Stone, Signets, Talismans and Arcane Signet to fit largely in the 'land' slot. They're there for ramp, yes, but they're also largely there for color fixing.

Also, your win condition should be fairly compact. You can take a combo route, or you can have a couple specific cards that can win the game on their own or with a little support.

In discard themes . . . you don't get all that much. All the discard payoffs that help in other formats are too slow in EDH.

So I'd take the Pox plan -- use Smallpox, Pox, Hymn to Tourach, Wrench Mind and Vicious Rumors to throttle your opponent's hands. Use spells like Deafening Silence, Rule of Law, Spirit of the Labyrinth, Leonin Arbiter and Aven Mindcensor to prevent your opponents from getting back on their feet. Then, hit them with some win con of your choice. Make it quick, though, because they will eventually get out of your lock and come for your throat.

kpres on Card creation challenge

3 weeks ago

I believe the white version of those two cards is Aven Mindcensor.

I'll do a green one instead!


Elven Environmentalist

Creature - Elf Rebel

Flash

If an opponent would put a land into play, if it's not the first land put into play this turn, then you create a 1/1 green Saproling creature token instead.

3/2


Create a were-dinosaur.

boristormodor on Marit Lage's Landing [PRIMER]

1 month ago

You're welcome :) I appreciate your interests in my deck!

Exploration is great for getting extra mana with Golos activations or, as you already said, with wheels. I really love this card, but feel free to cut it, if it doesn't work out for you.

Jeweled Lotus is sadly not too good for this deck. It's kind of good in the first two turns, but I would highly recommend Mana Vault over it, because you can use it to cast Golos, Tireless Pilgrim or activate him, or cast a "Feel the Wheel" combo. It's a dead card in the mid to late game.

I can definitely include Silence. I just didn't do it, because I think that Grand Abolisher and Vexing Shusher are better for the deck. But if you need more, include it.

I considered Flusterstorm and Pact of Negation aswell, but they're not too good with Jeskai Ascendancy, but more important they're not too good with Golos, Tireless Pilgrim in general.

I will probably make the Alms Collector cut, but I have to think about Aven Mindcensor. I think that having another 3 cmc flash creature, to interrupt opponents tutoring and fetching is just too good.

Thank you very much for your interest again. I really enjoy the discussion!

Frank_Glascock on Marit Lage's Landing [PRIMER]

1 month ago

boristormodor, thanks so much for getting back to me. You answered my question about how do you win with Cyclonic Rift or Finale of Devastation off of Golos, Tireless Pilgrim activations.

I cut Alms Collector and Aven Mindcensor for Hullbreacher and Opposition Agent.

Here is the link for the copied deck.

https://www.mtggoldfish.com/deck/3534586#paper

I found it by searching Golos decks on Edhrec.com and using Jeskai Ascendancy and Living Plane as inclusions.

Spirits on Kaalia, Mirror Breaker cEDH

1 month ago

Some Commander Legends updates:

weezel, Maralen of the Mornsong going back in supported by Opposition Agent, still not going as far as Stranglehold but Aven Mindcensor also not bad with it.

uninvited, Spire of Industry finally in, added the Vault of Whispers and Ancient Den as well as the Mox Opal to support. Thrill of Possibility has been good too at getting Worldgorger Dragon or Kiki-Jiki, Mirror Breaker out of hand.

LordKunai, Leyline Tyrant just runs too slow, not going to commit him to the deck. Lion's Eye Diamond / Lurrus of the Dream-Den lines would be nice if you have a LED. Imperial Recruiter let's you really go for the Leonin Relic-Warder combo piece. If you want to go that route, I would remove the Worldgorger Dragon combo completely, and also include Recruiter of the Guard. I replaced Steelshaper's Gift with Open the Armory, wasn't a significant change. With it in though, I was thinking take Corpse Dance out since I have the extra Animate Dead tutor, which abandons the Dockside Extortionist / Corpse Dance line, which never happens anyway. WGD has T1 potentials (like my Buried Alive/Reanimate Line) but Bogardan Hellkite is SOOO bad, I was even thinking to try Omen of the Forge instead.

Need this card: Bogardan Drake, BR, Dragon, Flash, Flying, Haste 1/1. When Bogardan Drake enters the battlefield deal 1 damage to any target. Dash R or something lol to replace Bogardan Hellkite, there just isn't anything Flash/Instant in the game of magic.

I keep waffling on Plunge into Darkness, I think it helps more than hurts. I'm about 90% sure i'm going to take Angel of Despair or Corpse Dance to permanently add the tutor in.

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