Mind's Dilation

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Format Legality
1v1 Commander Legal
Archenemy 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
Historic Brawl Legal
Legacy Legal
Leviathan Legal
Limited Legal
Modern Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Pioneer Legal
Planechase Legal
Quest Magic Legal
Vanguard Legal
Vintage Legal

Mind's Dilation


Whenever an opponent casts their first spell each turn, that player exiles the top card of their library. If it's a nonland card, you may cast it without paying its mana cost.

wozislightning on I wouldn't do that!

5 months ago

Love the idea! Cards I would consider are Mind's Dilation and Forced Fruition, although I know they are a bit heavy mana cost wise. Good luck and happy brewing!

Tsukimi on *RETIRED* Alela These Nuts

8 months ago

Nice looking Alela build! She quickly became one of my favorite commanders. I found pretty quickly that as tempting as Leyline of Anticipation and Vedalken Orrery are, the deck doesn't really need them - espeically with the variety of good, low CMC instants we have access to, a lot of which you have already. I always suggest Mari, the Killing Quill because she's a perfect fit with this deck, and a lot of fun to play with. Ayara, First of Locthwain is also a lot of fun with a deck like this.

Mind's Dilation is a fun include, have you gotten to playtest it yet? I've found with Alela high CMC cards stick around in my hand too long.

Feel free to check out my deck for any fun options you might have missed! Alela's Huge Goads

Oh also just a heads up your deck is listed as not EDH legal. I poked around your decklist to see if I could figure out why but no dice.

amarthaler on EDH Xanathar, Guild Kingpin

1 year ago

Thanks for the comment and upvote, Skillville!

I had Mystic Remora in the deck but I'm holding off on it to see just how much card draw from our own library the deck needs. I agree its a staple!

Mind's Dilation is already in the deck :)

I think you'll really enjoy No Mercy in any deck with black. It's by far one of my favorite protection cards in EDH and its being reprinted in Dominaria Remastered!

Skillville on EDH Xanathar, Guild Kingpin

1 year ago

Every blue deck has wiggle room for a Mystic Remora >.-

With all your top deck manipulation Mind's Dilation would be pretty powerful.

No Mercy is nice, might add it to my list.

Looks good, same coin just a different side :)

Lanzo493 on Paths of Pain Commander

2 years ago

When I think of Nagato, the card that comes to mind is K'rrik, Son of Yawgmoth since he uses his life as a means for power. Reminds me of Nagato and how messed up his body ends up being. But being mono black wouldn't let you represent his other abilities effectively. I would use Jodah, Archmage Eternal since he has that "I can do anything" feel that Nagato has with all of his insane abilities.

As far as the attractive and repulsive forcers are concerned, I think of Kira, Great Glass-Spinner, Erayo, Soratami Ascendant  Flip Mass Manipulation, Perplexing Chimera, etc.

The summoning Pain can be represented by Tooth and Nail, Genesis Wave, and the like.

Absorbing chakra sounds like Mana Drain, Draining Whelk, Plasm Capture, and Spell Swindle.

Mind's Dilation could work for reading a person's mind. There's also Sen Triplets.

Living Death, Necromantic Selection, Ruinous Ultimatum, Eerie Ultimatum, and many other cards can represent his control over life and death.

Angry_Potatoes on Casting Spells From My HAND? How Quaint!

2 years ago

I am definitely considering a version of this deck revolving around cards like Mind's Dilation, where I just exile/steal my opponents' stuff. As for Uba Mask, I'll have to try it at some point, but it seems pretty volatile.

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