Syphon Mind

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Format Legality
1v1 Commander Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Commander: Rule 0 Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Highlander Legal
Legacy Legal
Leviathan Legal
Limited Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Pauper Legal
Pauper Duel Commander Legal
Pauper EDH Legal
Premodern Legal
Vintage Legal
Casual Legal
Custom Legal
Quest Magic Legal

Syphon Mind


Each other player discards a card. You draw a card for each card discarded this way.

Hi_diddly_ho_neighbor on Commander Legends: Battle for Baldur's …

1 month ago

So the first time I read "Gray Slaad" I read it as "Gray Salad", and that is the name that I will forever call it.

I am a little sad that we didn't get anymore major reprints today (though Deadly Dispute is nice as it is surprisingly expensive). I can't complain too much though since the Battle Bond lands and Reflecting Pool are amazing reprints.

"Cut a deal" feels very reminiscent of Syphon Mind, just white aligned. Seems like a good card draw spell for white in more casual settings.

Run Away Together was arguably the best removal spell in Commander Legends limited so it's nice to see it again here.

I am surprised that "Tavern Brawler" is at common. It seems much more powerful than most of the higher rarity Backgrounds. Same with "Candlekeep Sage".

Now that the main set is spoiled, my opinion is that the set looks fun for limited, yet powered down enough to protect the larger EDH environment. I am a fan.

seshiro_of_the_orochi on "A Hunger Artist"

2 months ago

This lokes pretty fine already, but Syphon Mind would be a pretty good addition as a draw spell.

Profet93 on The Black Machine

3 months ago


Let me know what you think of each suggestion...

Bitterblossom/Reassembling Skeleton + Contamination = Fun times

You really need more token production such as...

Grave Titan - ETB and attack token production

Liliana, Heretical Healer  Flip - Easy to trigger, creates a token to defend itself

Liliana, Dreadhorde General > Lili Ves - Static ability/draw, token production, removal and wincon

More Artifact ramp would help such as....

Mana Crypt, Mana Vault and Jeweled Lotus all put in work.

Additional Draw would really help like....

Syphon Mind - Cheap $, each opponent discard 1, you draw 3. Good value all around

Necropotence - When you need cards, you get cards.

Phyrexian Arena - Simple and easy

Read the Bones - Least impactful but the scry is really clutch


Yawgmoth's Will - Best card black can buy. Don't sleep on this

Dismember - I've found it useful, I like the ability to kill most creatures with 1 mana

The Meathook Massacre - While unsure if this is the best fit, it seems to go well with your tokens. Plus, the lifegain helps offset some of black's lifeloss cards

Damnation - When things need to die

I have several ideas of cuts if you would like to hear them. Looking forward to your response

eliakimras on Breena - Silverquill Statement Upgrade

5 months ago

Hey, me again! I really like Breena, the Demagogue's premise. I want to build her in the future, since I'm cultivating a combat metagame. But I have some ideas that can make your deck funnier and stronger:

I imagine you're trying to keep the idea of giving gifts to your opponents for them to killing each other, while reaping benefits to you.

One way is to force combat. You might want to put Martial Impetus and Parasitic Impetus back to deflect attacks and get draws off Breena. (Too bad goad is a blue-red thing - come on Wizards, give us on other colors). Otherwise, they buff Breena to hit harder.

Another thing you should consider is protection for your creatures:

How about protection to you?

About recursion:

About card draw:

About your ramp:

Sorry for not commenting on your whole deck. Since I have not played her myself, I could only suggest more general things. I hope the suggestions have inspired you somehow. As always, have fun with the Demagogue!

Profet93 on Crippling Fear

5 months ago

I always try to reply whenever you post a comment/reply back, life circumstances permitting. Options for you include....

  1. Night's Whisper - Another sign in blood, although you can't target your opponent with it (I actually use it as a wincon in my mono black deck, Necro + Profane Transfusion + Sign in blood, lmao)
  2. Syphon Mind - Costly to cast but draw 3 each opponent discard one is nice. Also 3 generic mana is nice to cast more devotion heavy cards (like sign in blood)
  3. All Is Dust - Idk the ruling with Tegrid but I'm assuming it works like Meren, it see's everything dying so you get back all the things sacrificed. Moreover, this acts as another way to interact with enchantments (notably, rest in peace which destroys your deck as it exiles graves). I know it's expensive in CMC and $ but worth it if you find yourself troubled against pesky enchantments you can't interact with or if you just want another wipe. While it's not low to the ground as you wanted, its still something to take under serious consideration.
  4. Mana Vault - Could sub for moxdiamond. Idk if you want this or if your deck needs it, but Turn 2 Tegrid can make people afraid....very afraid, cue evil laughter
  5. Cavern of Souls - I see you run boseju but no cavern? How much blue is in your meta? I know your commander is your only G-d type, but it could also work for humans if needed. Its not needed of course, but I would hate for my commander-centric deck to be without a commander, you know?

unstable_anomaly on I Have A.D.D.

6 months ago

+1 Nice list, love the name. Some suggestions if I may:

It's imperative to get Kaalia out as soon as possible and start swinging. That being said I would suggest removing all of your three mana and higher rocks for two mana rocks. Smothering Tithe is a great card, but it's slow in a Kaalia build and is always a lightning rod for removal. I recently pulled it from my own list and haven't missed it since.

Seems like you have plenty of angels/ dragons/ demons to maybe not run out of gas, but I have to wonder with only 4 draw spells? Maybe the amount of tutors you have can help make up for this? Either way, I would recommend adding more draw spells to keep the hand full.

A couple of these are in you maybeboard, but some cards you might wanna try: Nykthos, Shrine to Nyx / Burning-Rune Demon / Necropotence / Syphon Mind / Harvester of Souls / Robe of Stars / Darksteel Plate / Serra's Emissary / Whispersilk Cloak / Teferi's Protection / Strionic Resonator.

Feel free to take a look at my Kaalia build on my page if your interested. Always love seeing another Kaalia build. Cheers.


7 months ago


Cabal stronghold seems weak given your many non-basics and the fact you're running lake of the dead.

Contamination and Infernal Darkness can help give you a turn or 2. Do note that contamination shuts off mass mana effects, symmetrically, such as coffers, nykthos, cradle, etc.... while infernal darkness does not.

While more of a slightly jank suggestion, Crucible of Worlds in conjunction with fetchlands could prove useful. Having a constant stream of land drops, being able to utilize your LD as well help offset lake of the dead. I see your Liliana plays a similar role, while providing flexibility as removal. I find Liliana weak, whether its swapped with any of the above or something to help offset black's weakness of artifact/enchantment removal such as Ugin, the Spirit Dragon, nev disk or Oblivion Stone.

If someone casts Declaration of Naught, Nevermore, etc... you're SOL.

Syphon Mind can be helpful as well. Each opponent discard 1, you draw 3, for 4 mana. Pretty helpful

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