Whenever an opponent casts his or her first spell each turn, that player exiles the top card of his or her library. If it's a nonland card, you may cast it without paying its mana cost.
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Mind's Dilation Discussion
2 months ago
You might like these: Knowledge Pool , Zur's Weirding , Walking Archive , Guild Feud , Mind's Dilation , Proteus Staff , Charmbreaker Devils , Angel's Trumpet , Nature's Revolt , Overabundance , Zhur-Taa Ancient , Fractured Identity , Coalition Flag , Guided Passage , Unexpected Results , Captivating Glance (this one is neat in multiplayer cuz you can enchant one opponent's dude, then clash with a different opponent for control of that dude)
3 months ago
Hey Forceofnature1, thanks for the positive feedback!
Yep, I've played this deck many times over the past decade. It was my first commander deck, way back in 2011, and I've continued updating it over time. Riku's definitely a target when he comes out but there are so many other sources of replication that I can often still be a threat with big board presence without him.
Hmm, I'm not super into chaos playstyles myself but if you were looking to go in that direction I'm thinking you'd want things that let you cast spells for free so you could save your mana to copy those spells or copy the creatures as they enter the battlefield. Things like:
You could also look at things that have this effort for all players, banking on your ability to create additional copies of spells, letting you pull ahead of other players in value:
Trying to think of other chaotic effects - maybe Genesis Ultimatum ? You could copy the Ultimatum itself, plus any creatures that ETB from it you could make copies of, too.
You mentioned reworking your Riku deck with Sakashima at the helm - did it become mono-blue or did you use the new Sakashima partnered with someone green/red?
4 months ago
A few other mechanics to look for: rebound, cipher, retrace, aftermath, cascade. Of all these I think Oona's Grace is probably just a crazy card.
I was also thinking of other ways to cheat cards into being cast Mind's Dilation , Daxos of Meletis , Planeswalker's Mischief , Baral's Expertise , Stolen Goods , Talent of the Telepath , Diluvian Primordial , Chaos Wand , Omen Machine , Djinn of Wishes , God-Eternal Kefnet . Some of these seem like they may be inconsistent, but I really like Knowledge Pool .
4 months ago
king-saproling thanks for the suggestions.
I might include spellseeker and/or tribute mage/enlightened tutor just to help clean up assembling the dramatic scepter combo. I added inventors fair since I can't believe I forgot to include it to begin with. I am also considering Mind's Dilation for some late game value.
I briefly toyed with adding Knowledge pool but decided against it earlier.
4 months ago
You might like these: Spellseeker, Tribute Mage, Enlightened Tutor, Inventors' Fair, Knowledge Pool, Ugin, the Ineffable, Vedalken Archmage, Riddlesmith, Raff Capashen, Ship's Mage, Ice Cauldron, Mind's Dilation, Shared Fate
5 months 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.
5 months ago
For my Kykar, Wind's Fury deck, I want to build around one card type, and make it fun. Casting cards like Mind's Dilation or Djinn Illuminatus have always interested me, but I can't decide what card type to build around. From what I've found, Instants and Sorceries have more crazy support cards like Thousand-Year Storm and Swarm Intelligence, but enchantments have big dumb stuff like Possibility Storm and Sunbird's Invocation. So what are the best of each type, and which should I choose?
6 months ago
Anything that gives your First Strike boss Deathtouch would be fun.
Mind's Dilation would be fun to cast for free.