Psychic Strike


Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Custom Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Penny Dreadful Legal
Casual Legal
Pauper EDH Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Unformat Legal
Pauper Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Gatecrash (GTC) Common

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Psychic Strike


Counter target spell. Its controller puts the top two cards of his or her library into his or her graveyard.

Psychic Strike Discussion

Ziusdra on Card creation challenge

1 month ago

Domri, Force of Unrestrained Vengeance

Legendary Planeswalker - Domri

Creatures you control enter the battlefield with haste and +1/-1 until end of turn.

+1 Exile the top two cards of your library. You may put one of those cards into your hand. If you do, pay life equal to its converted mana cost.

-3 Destroy target creature or artifact. If that creature or artifact was a token, you may destroy another token that shares a name with it.

-7 Exile the top three cards of your graveyard, then return all cards you own in exile to your hand. Until the end of your next turn, you have no maximum hand size.


Yeah he's mad. At everyone. I want to play this with Risk Factor and other jump-start cards that get themselves exiled while doing damage. (I still think Risk Factor is underestimated) He is also friendly with Rakdos-flavored Delve.

I'm a fan of counterspells that have additional effects, such as the dimir Psychic Strike and the simic Plasm Capture and the azorius Absorb . We even have some mill counterspells ( Thought Collapse and Countermand ). They're not as efficient as a good ol' Counterspell , which may never get reprinted into standard (thank the stars), but they do let us fit counterspells into decks that we want to do other things with (like I put Absorb into my standard deck with Resplendent Angel in order to help protect it and trigger its ability on my opponent's end step). So the next challenge is to create for me a counterspell that has an additional ability, made for a specific deck archetype, the way mill is made for mill and Plasm Capture is made for ramping up to big sick simic things.

doctorstrangedays on I Drink Your Milkshake!

6 months ago

Hey harbingerofduh, thank you very much for commenting and the suggestions. I think this is my favorite deck so it deserves a fitting name, I love that movie lol. Sepulchral Primordial is a great card, I have him in my deck as well and just made the swap with Dissolve . I am going to keep Arcanis the Omnipotent because I just put him in to playtest him. The deck definitely needs more card draw so I am going to try and take a closer look at what to cut for some more of that that. Psychic Strike is great and I will try it out. I love the new Thought Collapse as well. Thanks again, I appreciate it!

harbingerofduh on I Drink Your Milkshake!

6 months ago

Upvoted for the title. I'm kind of annoyed that I didn't think of it for my own Wrexial deck.

I'd highly recommend Sepulchral Primordial (maybe taking out Arcanis the Omnipotent for it). Besides synergizing well with your mill plan, Primordial is a great way to get back in the game when you're behind or to recover after a board wipe.

Psychic Strike is far superior to Disdainful Stroke - for one extra mana, you can counter anything and get some milling in to boot!

DemonDragonJ on All Will Be One

8 months ago

After discussion with other users, I replaced Psychic Strike with Dissolve , since that card is apparently a better card for this format.

DemonDragonJ on Psychic Strike or Thought Collapse?

8 months ago

Every EDH deck that I have that contains the colors black and blue contains a copy of Psychic Strike , because that card is a very nice counterspell that hurts a player twice.

However, now that Thought Collapse has been printed, I am considering putting it in my decks in place of psychic strike, and the only reason for which I have not yet done do is that I am very fond of multicolored cards and believe that Thought Collapse is too powerful for a monocolored card; it, also, should have been black/blue, in my mind.

What does everyone else say abut this? Should I replace psychic strike with thought collapse?

Kjartan on Sidisi whip

9 months ago

Since you don't enteract with your opponents graveyard, I don't see a point in having Psychic Strike over any other counterspell.

And since your creature package varies wildly in types, and you're more of a spellbased deck, I don't see much appeal in Cavern of Souls either.

Lastly, since you're a whip deck, I think you should consider getting some good reanimation targets, that can solve problems or further your board state a lot when you whip them, while also being castable. Like Thragtusk or Grave Titan for example.

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Psychic Strike occurrence in decks from the last year

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