Mirko Vosk, Mind Drinker

Mirko Vosk, Mind Drinker

Legendary Creature — Vampire


Whenever Mirko Vosk, Mind Drinker deals combat damage to a player, that player reveals cards from the top of their library until they reveal four land cards, then puts those cards into their graveyard.

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Format Legality
1v1 Commander Legal
Block Constructed Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Highlander Legal
Legacy Legal
Leviathan Legal
Limited Legal
Modern Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Pioneer Legal
Unformat Legal
Vintage Legal
Casual Legal
Custom Legal
Quest Magic Legal

Mirko Vosk, Mind Drinker Discussion

TheVectornaut on Blue-Black Deck

4 months ago

I'd start by identifying what you want the main goal of your deck to be. I see two main ideas here that could be built around.

The first is dealing unblocked damage by disincentivizing blocks with deathtouch. Darkblade Agent , Eternal of Harsh Truths , Graveblade Marauder , and maybe Blightsteel Colossus (with enough reanimation) fit this archetype. Because of the two "blade" cards, there is some overlap with the second archetype which I'll cover next (and if you keep them, cards like Notion Rain , Mission Briefing , Thought Erasure , and Discovery / Dispersal are likely to get more mileage than Divination or Secrets of the Golden City ), but there may be even better ways to profit from unblocked creatures. Curiosity enchantments like Curious Obsession , Sixth Sense , and Keen Sense are frequent accompaniments to the Invisible Stalker s and other bogles of the world, and Bident of Thassa is a strong option for those going wide. I like Quietus Spike as a sort of midway point between Basilisk Collar and Master of Cruelties in decks like these too. Other beaters to get in with could be Tomebound Lich , Oona's Blackguard , Dimir Cutpurse , Looter il-Kor , Shadowmage Infiltrator , Surrakar Spellblade , Wharf Infiltrator , or Virtus the Veiled if he's legal in whatever format this is for. More generic deathtouch synergy could include Hooded Blightfang , Viridian Longbow , Thornbite Staff , Psionic Gift enchantments, and any source of first strike. Finally, I like Cipher as a way to gain advantage from repeated attacks, so maybe a Hidden Strings or Paranoid Delusions could come in handy.

The second main idea is to stack the graveyard(s) with as many creatures as possible to extract value from Undergrowth and similar mechanics. Avatar of Woe , Lotleth Giant , Trepanation Blade , Teferi's Tutelage , and some of your Disentomb effects fit here. Major threats in these kinds of decks include Wight of Precinct Six , Jace's Phantasm , Consuming Aberration , Mirko Vosk, Mind Drinker , Fleet Swallower , Nemesis of Reason , Bonehoard , Mortivore , and Nighthowler . If you want to focus on your own graveyard, green is a great color to dip into as I alluded to earlier. Ghoultree , Boneyard Wurm , Jarad, Golgari Lich Lord , Splinterfright , Nyx Weaver , Nemesis of Mortals , Spider Spawning , and Kessig Cagebreakers are just some of the tools you get access to. Golgari is also the king of Undergrowth, so Hatchery Spider , Izoni, Thousand-Eyed , Molderhulk , Rhizome Lurcher / Undergrowth Scavenger , Kraul Harpooner , and Necrotic Wound are on the table. If milling your opponents is more your thing, some staples to consider are Thought Scour , Sphinx's Tutelage , Drown in the Loch , Traumatize , Fraying Sanity , and the crab duo. Jace's Erasure , Psychic Corrosion , and the Tutelage pair benefit the most from other draw synergy, and Visions of Beyond is an obvious inclusion if that's the route you take. Either way, I'd cut down to only the most efficient of your reanimate to hand cards and the like since you don't want to be stuck with a fist full of them and no creatures in the graveyard to target. Speaking of cuts, for maximum power, it's usually correct to play as close to the 60 card minimum as possible. Picking a single strategy to hone in on should make it easier to whittle down to the most important 60 in the deck.

If you have questions, let me know. Good luck with your build!

Dyrkus on Mill... Baby.... I just wish I could quit you...

7 months ago

A few of my favorites for mill could be useful here, and also work rather well amongst themselves:

Mirko Vosk, Mind Drinker

Trepanation Blade

Destroy the Evidence

They'd be good for a double-down on the ability you already have from Consuming Aberration.

sub780lime on Damia, Sage of Gravestones (Mill) (Retired)

7 months ago

xander11, you're not wrong. There are some easy targets that can net decent results, but it can also miss, like you are saying. I mean, if every Sol Ring and Command Tower are on the board. Really, you typically use Tunnel Vision with something like Hinder, but again, very situational. You are probably right and it wouldn't be hard to swap it out for Mirko Vosk, Mind Drinker or Phenax, God of Deception

sub780lime on Damia, Sage of Gravestones (Mill) (Retired)

7 months ago

Thanks, xander11. Yep, I only stuck one infinite combo in intentionally as it's a bit too easy to put 5 in when working from Blue. I didn't want it to even be too much of a secondary part of the deck, so I picked one that can be fairly vulnerable. I had Mirko Vosk, Mind Drinker in my maybe pile. I actually was making a choice between Mirko Vosk, Mind Drinker and Nemesis of Reason and I choice the latter because of the trigger being on attack and his big butt. Either one probably isn't wrong and I'd wonder if you think adding Mirko in to replace a spell-based mill card would be more worthwhile (and which one)?

Thanks, MrXilas. Phenax, God of Deception was in my maybe pile, but I cut him in place of more cantrip mill. I'm definitely open to if people think it would be more valuable in the deck and what spell to replace. On the topic of Bloodchief Ascension, you are absolutely right it would be a good fit in the deck, though I may avoid also adding Mindcrank, because I am staying away from infinite combos. I also decided to leave Mindcrank out of the main deck because it paints a big target on your back, generally speaking, and I'd only include it if I was building the deck around pushing damage through myself.

xander11 on Damia, Sage of Gravestones (Mill) (Retired)

7 months ago

Have you thought about maybe adding in Mirko Vosk, Mind Drinker I know he doesn't mill as many lands out as Mind Grind but he can definitely mill out a lot as a slightly more situational Nemesis of Reason. Have you been trying to avoid getting infinite combos with the deck?

Gressil on Grixis Cruel Control w/ Discard

10 months ago

Hi Daron6! Thanks for very much for your suggestions, they're really valuable!

I've followed almost all of your tips, however I have a question regarding a BIG finisher. Is Pearl Lake Ancient really that big and strong of a creature, or can it be substituted with something else like Thraximundar? Or does it's inclusion by you come from the fact that it can stack and can't be countered? Also aren't Nicol Bolas planeswalkers enough of a finisher, or do you feel like I need creatures specifically? Tasigur, the Golden Fang is a nice addition, I'll definitely add it!

Removing Mind Funeral also enticed me to exchange Mirko Vosk, Mind Drinker for Kess, Dissident Mage to have additional counters always available from the grave.

Overall I feel like here's a lot of card draw - 15 in total from various cards (counting Flashback from Think Twice. Don't you feel like that's a little too much?

I've also replaced a few basic lands with Dual Check lands, they're pretty cheap and having two or more basic lands at any point in the game shouldn't be that hard to achieve.

Mxnst3r on Mill Commander

10 months ago

Nevermind. Has to say "Legendary Creature" instead of being legendary rarity and a creature...lol.

That being said, either if the other 2, but Mirko Vosk, Mind Drinker has my vote.

Mxnst3r on Mill Commander

10 months ago

I would say top 3 are: Mirko Vosk, Mind Drinker, Consuming Aberration, or Phenax, God of Deception.

I personally think Consuming Aberration would be the most overpowered.

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