Mindcrank

Mindcrank

Artifact

Whenever an opponent loses life, that player puts that many cards from the top of his or her library into his or her graveyard. (Damage dealt by sources without infect causes loss of life.)

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Mindcrank Discussion

AKAZombieKiller on Mind Robbers

1 month ago

Since you are using Mindcrank and Stinkdrinker Bandit you might consider using an unblockable rogue like Inkfathom Infiltrator or Invisible Stalker

Valengeta on Mind Robbers

1 month ago

Patron is indeed nice but is way too mana expensive without Rat Offering. I made this deck not as another Duskmantle Guildmage + Mindcrank deck but as something out of the ordinary. I don't want to rely on that combo (or an enhanced version of it) to win

But hey, I'll see if I can fit Patron in my Rat deck

Balaam__ on Mind Robbers

1 month ago

Patron of the Nezumi is worth taking a look at. Between it, Duskmantle Guildmage and Mindcrank you’d have a brutal way to close out a game.

KCF_Blackout on Lazav Mill Commander

1 month ago

For sure man. I used to hate Milling but I'm completely hooked now. The new sets even promote it lol.

I've thought about putting a Sol Ring or one of the Signets in here. Not 100% sure if I will or not.

I wasn't really sure if Duskmantle Guildmage actually did infinite with Mindcrank or not, so I left it out. Both dudes I play with have infinites in their decks, so it'd only be fair for me to have one of my own lol. I'll for sure add that boi in here.

I'll keep the other cards in mind. Once I play with the deck some more I'll have to do some tweaking.

Heliogabale on First attempt BW

1 month ago

I am only saying this because you mentioned this is your first Commander deck: going down the infinite combo route and playing this many tutors will result in very similar games for you. If consistency is your focus that can be a good thing, but if it is your only deck it can get repetitive fast.

I would lose some single effect cards like Hymn to Tourach or Lapse of Certainty and select cards with recurring effects like Court of Ambition and Liliana's Caress.

Fate Unraveler is a walking Underwold Dreams. Rackling is a living version of The Rack.

In most cases, Memory Jar makes all your opponents draw 7 and discard 7 cards when you trigger it. That can be a win for you with the right setup.. I second Bloodchief Ascension as mentioned above, with or without Mindcrank.

Consider adding either Teferi's Protection or Flawless Maneuver. You may want to Invest some space for spot removal like Vindicate and Anguished Unmaking or Despark. As for mass removal, you may find Winds of Abandon more satisfying than Fumigate if you have a board.

Try Children of Korlis with Necropotence and your Commander or Enduring Renewal.You can add recursion that fits your mechanic with Luminous Broodmoth.

Finally, I think you would like Sangromancer. I do.

Hope you find something useful, welcome to the Commander format!

Unlife on First attempt BW

1 month ago

I'm gonna put down a wall of text, so apologies in advance. Personally, I love Athreos, I run him in a commander deck myself. He relies a lot on draining your opponents through the attrition of your own creatures, as more often then not he is very hard to get rid of. Some more removal will help, but look at things like Abyssal Gatekeeper, Fleshbag Marauder, Merciless Executioner, since even if you sac them to their own effect, there is a good chance of sending them back to your hand. Some wider discard effects such as Dark Deal can help, even though they're not attached to creatures being able to drop one in a large game with Waste Not out can net you a lot of benefits. Throwing in a few just good things like Rise of the Dark Realms, Dictate of Erebos, Grave Pact, all synergize with your deck, and can usually punish your opponents. Bone Miser is just another copy of Waste Not, The Haunt of Hightower seems to be on theme and I'd definitely bump up your mana rock number. In terms of a combo win, Sanguine Bond/Exquisite Blood just need a single loss of life somewhere, while Mindcrank/Bloodchief Ascension function well independently within your deck as well as combo off together. I have no idea what your budget is but I hope this helps.

StasisAbuser on Kess is Mill?

1 month ago

Fair point, there can be times where I play combo cards like Bloodchief Ascension and/or Mindcrank on turn 1/2 and the table immediately decides that I need to die first lol. It's a tough balance to build something that packs punch but doesn't raise alarms for opponents.

pretendingtoalright on Lazav Mill Commander

2 months ago

KCF_Blackout

not a problem! from one fan of mill to the other we gotta help each other out lol.

general cards that aren't too expensive that might fit in the deck Sol Ring, Arcane Signet and Dimir Signet for solid early ramp. Treasure Cruise and Verity Circle are some good blue draw. Speaking of drawing Teferi's Ageless Insight that's fun.

Seeing as you have Mindcrank already you might want to include Duskmantle Guildmage in the list it's first ability goes infinite with mindcrank after a mill effect or damage instance against an opponent. Though I understand if you aren't a fan of combos.

Other inclusions I think might fit in this deck are Syr Konrad, the Grim so your mill does damage, and is a mana sink in the later turns. Maybe Jace, Wielder of Mysteries?? Self-mill isn't the plan here but it might decent insurance plus, repeatable draw is with a small mill bonus.

Rogue's Passage or some other way to guarantee a creature connecting might be good. There's a few combat damage/attack triggers in the deck that would benefit from being able to consistently connect. Also Consuming Aberration and Wight of Precinct Six are a lot scary when they can be chumped block by a token or a mana dork. I specifically mention Rogue's Passage because it's a land slot over a spell slot which might make it easier to fit in. but Whispersilk Cloak and Manifold Key are cards that can help the same.

Altar of the Brood and Jace's Erasure are two pet cards of mine that assist in the mill strategy but the former isn't super synergistic with your deck, and the latter is just a worse redundant effect of cards that are already in the deck. but as they are pet cards had to mention them.

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