Shuffle your library. Then exile the top card of your library. Until end of turn, you may play that card without paying its mana cost. (If it has X in its mana cost, X is 0.)
Storm (When you cast this spell, copy it for each spell cast before it this turn.)
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Mind's Desire occurrence in decks from the last year
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Mind's Desire Discussion
2 weeks ago
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Thanks for liking the direction I took with this deck. It is a quirky deck but I like to be creative and build original decks you don't see elsewhere! I'm a huge fan of Mind's Desire too.
Feel free to check out some of my other decks, I've a few more innovative builds! Cheers!
1 month ago
Mind's Desire could be a good payoff card
Urza, Lord High Artificer his ability works directly with Vega
Oracle's Vault for regular use
Honestly, now I'm planning on drafting my own Vega deck built around artifacts.
1 month ago
I love the deck idea. Getting bonus value for playing spells through stuff like Cascade or Sunbird's Invocation is one of my favorite things to do in EDH. Right now you have 2 copies of Mind's Dilation in the list, so you could replace it with something like Manamorphose or Seething Song for when you're storming off with Thousand-Year Storm. Mind's Desire is another fun storm card which doesn't necessarily guarantee a win, but will give you a bunch of spells to cast for free.
1 month ago
I did quite a bit of playtesting, was very happy with Flux Channeler, I'm really thinking hard on adding into my deck. With Mizzix of the Izmagnus in play, a Gamble for a Reiterate (or Electrodominance) get you 2 Experience and then I cast Electrodominance for (+ 2 Experience) gets you to 4 Experience then Reiterate for (+4 Experience). Initiating off a Desperate Ritual or something same result. So a win-con (assuming you have already Drawn/Muddle the Mixture/Spellseeker/Mystical Tutor the Electrodominance).
The lands were a little bit lean, but I think it's because your still 15 cards over, so skewing the testing a little bit.
You could cut Dualcaster Mage / Twinflame / Imperial Recruiter / Vedalken AEthermage since you have Bonus Round combos as a secondary win-con. (Primary being Reiterate + Electrodominance or Turnabout/Finisher).
Also have Dramatic Reversal + Isochron Scepter too. Could add a Runic Repetition combo line too since you already have Mystic Retrieval so only 1 card). I like enjoy the Dualcaster Mage line though because it's only with 1 Experience and a Mizzix of the Izmagnus to copy.
After I got my Intuition from boxing day sale I put Enter the Infinite in my deck, I personally didn't like it, so I took it back out lol, but I get why it's in there! Instead I'm using these tutor win-lines with Intuition: Firemind's Foresight + Past in Flames + Mizzix's Mastery or Turnabout + Past in Flames + Mystical TutorReiterate. I almost feel like Enter the Infinite need a Show and Tell/Omniscience lol, but can't tutor that Omniscience (similar to the Aetherflux Reservoir)
Fork pretty expensive compared to the other copies, could cut that if you don't have one for budget, and too many copy spells, BUT... a Ral, Storm Conduit + any two copy spells is a win, I respect that line too!
Trim 1 of the protection boots (not Lightning Greaves) maybe, you wouldn't want to accidently ever draw 2 and like devastating if you draw all 3. Hexproof > Shroud but Attach > Equip, situational call, would use both in the appropriate situation, like in response to removal Attach is key, especially if you can stack multiple attaches like Equip, opponent responds with removal, in response Attach as a game example.
Your pretty close, couple more cuts and your there. Im still testing T6-8, I had a T4 win with your deck playtesting. I had thought of a T1 and was going to add to my primer when I got to a PC, then I forgot it lol, have to think what it was, I know we have T1 potential.
2 months ago
Happy new year, Spirits! Pirate's Pillage seems like a great addition that I had never even considered. Throughout the day I made adjustments to the deck, and I think at this point it’s just a matter of cutting some things.
The copy package does seem a bit excessive, so I’ll probably make some cuts there. I’m still not sure about Aetherflux Reservoir, because it’s a great payoff for infinite copy loops that are just mana neutral (like Reiterate + Snap ), but the entire deck is full of good stuff at this point. I’m also conflicted on Mind's Desire for the exact same reason. It can just win the game if you can cast it with a storm count from a Reiterate combo, but so can several other cards.
Any thoughts on the interaction/counters portion of the deck? It’s definitely less than I would typically run, but I don’t think a combo deck like this can really afford the hit to its consistency by adding much more. I’m also lukewarm on my evaluation of Curse of the Swine. It can only hit creatures, and the sorcery speed is kind of annoying.
Also, the mana base makes me a little uncomfortable. I’m running all of the inefficient fetches so I can have Islands for High Tide without giving up the ability to have more red sources if I need them, but that does make it super slow, with a ton of taplands. It’s not like my friends are running anything better though, so that’s reassuring at least.
On a slightly different note, are you working on any decks currently?
2 months ago
o before i forget
"that is way too much shuffling to be particularly entertaining"
The rulings for Mind's Desire are applied to Urza, Lord High Artificer
so if you have multiple activation's of Urza, Lord High Artificer
you may shortcut by shuffling once then revealing off the top
as long as there are no actions taken that would reveal the card order to any player
3 months ago
I've been playing this deck for 1.5 years now and i've played all kinds of variations, ranging from 50$ builds, to 300$ to budgetless. I'm also the same one that pomegranatas mentions in his december 2019 narset's reversal update.
Most of the things klap mentions are good advice, except for one: cutting pirate's pillage. I've made an account on this site just to talk about this one :p
Pirate's Pillage is a very important card in the deck, especially if you start upgrading a bit with cards like underworld breach. Upgrading this deck shifts some of it's wincons in to red instead of blue (seriously, one of the first things to cut is enter the infinite imo). When using more red wincons (breach, electrodominance, grapeshot) at first glance, pirate's pillage seems very mediocre, everything it does, other cards do better. However, there is no single card that does it all and there's something it does that no other card can.
- discard a card: not always that relevant
- draw two cards: nice
- create two treasures
now, those treasure might give you the idea that this card is a mediocre ritual at best, only netting you 1 mana if you have 3 exp counters. It's not just two mana, it's two mana of any color. No red card in our deck can turn the huge amount of red mana we can make in to blue (i'll get back to this later). One other important thing to mention is that, prior to the printing of Jeska's Will we didn't have any true sorcery speed rituals. With pirate's pillage being a sorcery, you can use Invert / Invent to tutor Reiterate and pillage, which combo's nicely if you have 3 red mana. the treasures pay for the reiterate, you draw cards until you hit something nice. It's very similar to some of the Frantic Search lines, except, that's an instant.
For example if you hit Mind's Desire continue reiterating pirate's pillage until you are satisfied with your storm count and use the remaining 2 treasures to cast mind's desire. Or, draw cards until you have 2 instant speed red rituals, cast one, reiterate the second for infinite storm and finish with Brain Freeze (you still have 1 treasure) or Grapeshot.
Are those the best and/or most efficient combo lines in the deck? No, but they present themselves often, are primarily red based so you can keep blue open for counters. This deck is all about storming on the fly, making it up as you go, and Pirate's Pillage fits nicely in to that playstyle.
If you do add Underworld Breach, do not cut Pieces of the Puzzle! It can pay the escape cost for itself and thus is great for filling your graveyard with other stuff. Also, Brain Freeze is a must if you're playing breach. we're the only deck that can easily combo of breach + lotus petal because we only need to pay U for Brain Freeze.
Rhystic Study is a great card, won't argue on that one. However, think about your meta (speed?) and your playstyle before adding this 3 mana enchantment. no cost reduction, no immediate draw, doesn't combo with anything in our deck and you get no exp counters from casting it. I have tried it and except for in opening hands, i always wished i drew an other card.
Some changes I've made to my deck include:
cut Treasure Cruise and Dig Through Time: Both are good cards, especially in the 100$ list. I cut them more because i don't like delve interfering with past in flames or underworld breach later and DTD is double blue. I think i replaced them with Silundi Vision Flip and Valakut Awakening Flip
Electrodominance: this thing awesome. Combo's nicely with bonus round (what doesn't?). Mind's desire at instant speed for RR? yes please. Instant speed underworld breach in someone else's turn, why not. Again, not the best finisher but with infinite mana, X=10.000, copy it or recast it.
- Muddle the Mixture: as pomegranates points out, the 100$ deck doesn't run enough 2 cmc cards to make it vaible. however if you start adding underworld breach, electrodominance, grapeshot, brain freeze. those are all tutorable wincons now, especially breach, which we can't tutor any other way. don't cut a counter for this, it's a tutor.
If you want to further upgrade this deck to semi budgetless, perhaps with a dockside/clone/bounce package, more wheels/hullbreacher or breach and lion's eye diamond. It doesn't work. I would recommend looking at Riele if you want to stay in Izzet, or go grixis.