Mind Over Matter

Mind Over Matter


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Format Legality
2019-10-04 Legal
Custom Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Casual Legal
Unformat Legal
Limited Legal
Leviathan Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Highlander Legal
Legacy Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Vintage Legal

Mind Over Matter occurrence in decks from the last year

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Mind Over Matter Discussion

Drac24 on Kwain Bunny Hugs

1 week ago

Thanks a lot for the feedback on the deck TotesMcGoats!

Ive actually thought about replacing the Cephalid Illusionist + Nomads en-Kor combo since ive got few ways to assemble it besides drawing into it, especially after some more testing. Actually thought of Mind Over Matter and Ive bought a copy since and added an Idyllic Tutor to help out with it and to fetch some of the pillow fort pieces if needed. The idea of the deck is to be as passive as possible only interacting when needed and using the silver bullets wisely ((need to up the interactio a bit imo after testing).

I tried the "everyone draws X cards" and I'm not a fan of them but they are a great replacement for a more steady win and more budget friendly than trying to get a MoM.

On the Tidal Barracuda thing I prefer Leyline of Anticipation since its a bit harder to interact with and my playgroup does play a lot of creature removal and semi reanimation through Hall of Heliod's Generosity .

Thanks a lot for the feedback and I really do love your Kwain list! The playstyle has been a blast in my playgroup and others, Im really proud of the list.

TotesMcGoats on Kwain Bunny Hugs

2 weeks ago

Cephalid Illusionist + Nomads en-Kor is a neat combo but its not my favorite since they doesn't really do anything for you besides when you put the two together. I'm also not a huge fan of Laboratory Maniac because he doesn't do anything on his own and we have better versions of his effect. Jace, Wielder of Mysteries is definitely still playable but Thassa's Oracle 's ETB trigger is just so reliable that you don't really need the redundancy IMO.

If your plan is to deck yourself and win with Thassa's Oracle, I'd highly recommend picking up a Mind Over Matter to combo with Kwain, Itinerant Meddler or Temple Bell . Its a heckin' powerful card and on the Reserved List, so I'd pick one up now before it spikes like a lot of Reserved List cards have been doing lately.

I also see you're running Hullbreacher and Smothering Tithe which pair excellently with cards like Prosperity , Minds Aglow , Skyscribing , Fascination and even Folio of Fancies . This is the primary combo I use in my own Kwain deck! You dump a bunch of mana into drawing everyone X cards and get 3 times X Treasure back to dump into the NEXT Draw X Cards spell so you can chain them together bigger and bigger. Then you can win with Thassa's Oracle , mill everyone out with Fascination or Folio of Fancies , or my personal favorite, just force the game into a Draw by drawing out everyone's decks simultaneously with a big Draw X or a huge Windfall . But even without comboing off, all the Draw X spells are far more useful on their own than Cephalid Illusionist and Nomads en-Kor .

Tidal Barracuda is also a fun group huggy for your opponent's that works like a Leyline of Anticipation for you as well but also keeps your opponents from interfering when you try to combo off on your turn.

Hope this helps! Check out my own decklist if you like! I focus a LOT on playing a neutral political game. Wizzardrix (Kwain, Itinerant Meddler)

Azeworai on Kaza, Roil Chaser! Draw, Turn, and Burn! [PRIMIER]

1 month ago

I have been toiling with my own Kaza list, which is yet to be complete, but I have experienced the power of Mind Over Matter. It is a little pricey, but it maximizes the cost reduction of draw spells such as Braingeyser or Mind Spring.

The random win with Azami is a fantastic byproduct of its inclusion, given a Thassa's Oracle.

Once I finsih my list, I would love the opinion of a more experienced Izzet player than myself. I typically dabble in Naya or Abzan.

cPute on How to Be a Kwain-ker

3 months ago

+1 for Mind Over Matter and I would give another +1 for the name of the deck.

I am brewing a deck with the Rabbit as well. I like some of your ideas.

Have you considered running these cards?

  • Riptide Laboratory - may save your Rabbit, eh commander or other Wizards (and you may replay some of them for value)
  • Back to Basics - great against 3 or more colored decks (I currently have about 20 basic lands and 9 fetchlands because of it)

And do you have a way how to sacrifice / kill your Academy Rector?

ParadoxicalWedge on Jeskai Vigilance Tribal

3 months ago

If you're going that deep in the Stasis effects, why not add in Stasis, Winter Orb, and Mind Over Matter?

TotesMcGoats on Wizzardrix (Kwain, Itinerant Meddler)

3 months ago



Yea, Mana Drain was a bit expensive, but its down to 65$ on CardKingdom right now. And no one likes getting the spells countered. I save it for a big spell that can net me a bunch of mana to go off with, same fore Spell Swindle. But the good news is that all of the counterspells, board wipes, and removal options are all pretty substitutable.

I'm actually NOT a fan of Forced Fruition. Most of the time you just end up kingmaking the person to your left.

And talking about cards that make people groan, Mind Over Matter is such a broken card that combos with almost anything, LOL. It's a 1 card combo with Kwain, Itinerant Meddler too. I kinda wanna try it out, but its too mean, too powerful, and a bit too mainstream for me.

But yea! Ultimately with this deck, I just to try make sure the games are fun and interesting. Its why my favorite card of all time is Oath of Lieges. Such an underrated card. Its free basic lamp ramp for anyone who's behind on mana and needs to catch up with the green player who just ramped out 6 lands on turn 3.

Zenon on Wizzardrix (Kwain, Itinerant Meddler)

3 months ago

Amazing deck! Love this idea and will probably end up building something similar on release!

I personally don't like to run Mana Drain as it's 1: A bit expensive (Yay reprints!)

But 2: normally met by groans or feel bads whenever anybody else plays it, so I'm thinking of subbing it for something like Forbid, Narset's Reversal or even Remand/Arcane Denial.

I'm a big fan of Forced Fruition too and goes great as a two card combo with Smothering Tithe.

Finally gonna suggest Mind Over Matter as an obvious alternative combo finisher paired with Temple Bell, so long as you draw into free interaction Fierce Guardianship or FoW ect. You're all set to milling out your buddies out with card draw.

Great deck, big fan of a lack of Stax pieces and flying under the radar, might be my favourite azorious soft control deck!

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