Mindcrank

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Legality

Format Legality
1v1 Commander Legal
Alchemy Legal
Arena Legal
Block Constructed Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Commander: Rule 0 Legal
Custom Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Gladiator Legal
Highlander Legal
Historic Legal
Legacy Legal
Leviathan Legal
Limited Legal
Modern Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Vintage Legal

Mindcrank

Artifact

Whenever an opponent loses life, that player mills that many cards. (Damage dealt by sources without infect causes loss of life.)

legendofa on Mill Flayers

4 weeks ago

Welcome to the club, Raijin1989!

For being a first deck, this is very solid in its focus and balance. I'm also impressed with your available cards, like Mana Crypt, Force of Will, The Meathook Massacre...

If you want an instant mill win condition, Mindcrank and either Bloodchief Ascension or Duskmantle Guildmage can knock out an opponent on the spot. If you manage to get all your opponents to lose life or put a card in their graveyard at the same time, you just won.

If you want to disable a graveyard-focused deck, Eater of the Dead is very good, but I don't see a way to tap it on demand. Something like Hermetic Study/Psionic Gift or Banishing Knack/Retraction Helix could push it even further. Alternatively or supplementary, Tormod's Crypt can wipe out a problematic graveyard immediately.

pitamoh on It's Zombie Miller Time!

1 month ago

I played this deck against two opponents - one playing a dragons deck and the other playing a deck that sacrifices critters and loves having a fat graveyard. I was able to play Mindcrank early on and it stayed in play most all the game. As we played I was able to use Fractured Sanity to make my opponents mill 14 cards. Early on I got both Whispering Madness and Peer into the Abyss into my hand and realized I could kill at least one opponent if I could only get out 11 mana to use both in one turn. Just before the killing I was able to get Fractured Sanity out of the grave and play Ruin Crab. So just before my graveyard loving foe would have won, I played Peer into the Abyss targeting him. He thought I was mistaken and double checked to make sure I didn't want the card draw for myself. He already had 7 cards in hand and drew 37 for a total of 40 in hand - leaving 37 in his library. I then immediately played Whispering Madness and ciphered it onto my commander, in case I needed to use it again. Whispering Madness killed Mr. Graveyard and left Mr. Dragons with 17 cards in his library. I hadn't played my land for turn yet, so I did, which meant he milled 3, then I re-played Fractured Sanity, making him mill the rest of his deck for the win. Yeah!!!

legendofa on My first Deck in a while.

1 month ago

Welcome (back) to the club, insideus!

For a couple of suggestions, I think Geth, Lord of the Vault complements Captain N'ghathrod well, with a similar mill-to-steal approach. Arcane Adaptation can turn all your creatures into Horrors for the tribal benefits.

If you want to max out the mill options and are okay with instant win combos, Mindcrank and either Duskmantle Guildmage or Bloodchief Ascension can hand you the game on the spot.

If you like the theft aspect, check out Thieving Amalgam as well.

SaskeSaskia on Nekusar, the Archenemy

1 month ago

ALSO Duskmantle Guildmage goes infinite with Mindcrank if you want to add another win con (and more hate lol)

fuzzyhorns on Nekusar cEDH

1 month ago

Bloodchief Ascension goes infinite with Mindcrank. Also, slapping in a bunch of mana rocks would really help speed the deck up. I know with all the wheels and card draw you won't be missing many land drops but an average of 1 extra mana/turn is too slow to be competitive imo. Try to avoid those "land, go" turns at the beginning.

bradtheimpaler13 on Cpt. N'ghathrod: Miller's Delight

2 months ago

Maybe Duskmantle Guildmage or Bloodchief Ascension to combo off with Mindcrank. Both cards are good on their own as well.

legendofa on Lord Xander Taxing your Deck

4 months ago

If you're using Mindcrank and are good with instant-win combos, Duskmantle Guildmage's first ability goes infinite with Mindcrank.

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