Psychic Drain

Psychic Drain


Target player puts the top X cards of his or her library into his or her graveyard and you gain X life.

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Set Rarity
Ravnica: City of Guilds (RAV) Uncommon

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Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
2019-10-04 Legal
Block Constructed Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

Psychic Drain Discussion

patrickd117 on Scarab God Future

6 months ago

I also really don't like Psychic Drain

Phule451 on Oona, Exile focus

8 months ago

I'd recommend Glen Elendra Liege to support your faerie tribal theme and Extract from Darkness and Psychic Drain for the mill strategy. Mnemonic Betrayal could also serve you well.

alexjustdoit on Dimir Guildkit Upgrade

1 year ago

Not much surveil for a Dimir deck, given it's their signature. If you want to go more with the surveil theme I'd highly recommend Dimir Spybug, Thoughtbound Phantasm, and Nightveil Sprite. If you're open to Dimir cards from past Ravnica sets, there's a bunch of cool ones all with the transmute ability (Dimir's old signature ability) like Perplex and Dimir Infiltrator (not the best examples maybe), and others like Notion Thief, Psychic Drain. I could go on and on, Dimir was always my favorite.

Wolfpig on B/B Discard Control

1 year ago

Hey man, nice deck. Perhaps Mindcrank can help you out with that Duskmantle Guildmage for a combo. Tome Scour and Thought Scour to speed things up. Kudos for using Psychic Drain I never seen that, cool card.

SynergyBuild on What is yours is mine!

1 year ago

To start, I'll work on the manabase. Temple of the False God and Darksteel Ingot should be dropped immediately, with Talisman of Indulgence and Mind Stone as nearly direct upgrades in this specific deck. I would also drop Rogue's Passage, Dismal Backwater, a single Swamp, and Dimir Aqueduct for Darkwater Catacombs, River of Tears, Fetid Pools, and Underground River.

This should smothen your draws and manabase, giving you your colors faster and more efficiently, for a small cost. Other cards I would drop outside the manabase would be Grisly Spectacle, Balustrade Spy, In Bolas's Clutches, Hedonist's Trove, Psychic Strike, Fated Return, Keening Stone, Mindcrank, Trepanation Blade, Riddlekeeper, Dreadwaters, Increasing Confusion, Paranoid Delusions, Psychic Drain, and Traumatize, many of these 15 cards are simply overcosted or only affect one player, and don't do enough.

Cards I would run instead would be Animate Dead, Ink-Eyes, Servant of Oni, Phenax, God of Deception, Mesmeric Orb, Szadek, Lord of Secrets, Counterspell, Brainstorm, Ponder, Stroke of Genius, Prismatic Lens, Jace, Memory Adept, Dreamborn Muse, Thought Scour, Dimir Charm, Whispering Madness

JoosetheMuice on Scarab God Future

1 year ago

As for possible cuts, I don't love Distant Melody just because it doesn't save you when you're down, and people can kill some creatures in response. Psychic Drain is also underwhelming. I like Increasing Ambition more than Diabolic Tutor, but you could always run both. If you do, you can probably cut one of your board wipes since you'll have 2 and the tutors to grab them

babushkasara on All hail the ancient crab

2 years ago

You do have Drift of Phantasms but more tutors are always good - like Dark Petition or Diabolic Tutor. I don't recommend adding tons of them, but those are some options.

Also, you don't have very much removal in the deck so far, I don't think, and you don't have much recursion. I'd also recommend more land than 29. Mortuary Mire is a good start for two of those.

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