Thought Erasure

Thought Erasure


Target opponent reveals their hand. You choose a nonland card from it. That player discards that card.

Surveil 1. (Look at the top card of your library. You may put it into your graveyard.)

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Set Rarity
Mystery Booster: Store Edition (MYSTOR) Uncommon
Mystery Booster: Convention Edition (MYSCON) Uncommon
Guilds of Ravnica (GRN) Uncommon
Promo Set (000) Uncommon

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Format Legality
Pre-release Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Arena Legal
Penny Dreadful Legal
Block Constructed Legal
Standard Legal
Pioneer Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
Brawl Legal
Historic Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

Thought Erasure occurrence in decks from the last year

Commander / EDH:

All decks: 0.0%


All decks: 0.58%

Thought Erasure Discussion

9-lives on Pioneer No Mana Cost

2 weeks ago

sergiodelrio I don't plan on splashing black unless I want to go Dimir which does have some great cards like Thought Erasure and , and Thief of Sanity, Cast Down, God-Eternal Kefnet,Hidden Strings (which has an awesome clone ability) and more. The former 3 of these cards are most useful, as they use as little mana as possible for greatest efficacy. God-Eternal Kefnet is pretty darn good for his flying and mana cost, if i may say so. If I have some expensive instants or sorceries I could definitely use him.

loricatuslupus on Surveil Spybugs

1 month ago

Okaaay, now that I've had a chance to think about things and take a look around I've got some more thoughts. Somehow I managed to forget the new Ashiok, Ashiok, Nightmare Muse, who's a definite bae if you go in for that sort of thing. Thought Erasure is great disruption spell and four copies would really not be too many! Mission Briefing could be an interesting one-of that acts as another copy of whatever you need, and at the very worst would give you Surveil 2. Considering how deep you're going on said mechanic you might want a pair of Enhanced Surveillances - did serious work for me at the set pre-release and gets exponentially better if you jump on the Creeping Chill/Narcomoeba train! There's also good interaction with Syr Konrad, the Grim who will drain your opponent when you surveil your own creatures, make your opponent discard theirs and when you activate the second part of Enhanced Surveillance. Nightveil Predator is cool but mana intensive, so honestly I think you're better going one further in Doom Whisperer or Konrad. Connive / Concoct is a beefy surveil card but probably better for the sideboard along with the other two copies of Deadly Visit and Unexplained Disappearance (plus maybe Doomfall?). Almost at the end now, but I'd add Drowned Catacombs to strengthen the mana base and perhaps some of the Eldraine land cycle, and even a single Arguel's Blood Fast  Flip considering you've mentioned how low your life gets!

5dollarMTG on $5 Super-Turbo Surveil

1 month ago

Hey Nina26. Good questions! I would definitely play the full playset of Thought Erasure and Discovery / Dispersal, which would probably mean getting rid of 3 Unexplained Disappearance, 2 Barrier of Bones, 1 Dazzling Lights, 1 Notion Rain, and 1 land. (Discovery makes it easy to fix mana early, so you can get by with 22 lands.) I would also consider substituting Sinister Sabotage for Clout of the Dominus, although that will partly depend on what you're playing against. I haven't tested Mission Briefing before, but I could definitely see playing at least two - maybe taking out the other two Barrier of Bones.

zyranafer on Dimir Mill

1 month ago

I think instead of Thought Erasure, maybe have a card like Psychic Strike.

jakeelephant006 on my fav card from oath is back baby

1 month ago

If you're looking for budget options, you could replace Thoughtseize with Duress, Specter's Shriek, Despise, Harsh Scrutiny, Agonizing Remorse, or Divest. Even Brain Maggot or Kitesail Freebooter would work. Those also work as replacements for Thought Erasure. Dig Through Time can be replaced with Treasure Cruise or Drawn from Dreams. Fatal Push could be swapped for Murderous Cut, Doom Blade, Cast Down, Ultimate Price.

For the lands, you can always run cards like Dismal Backwater, Dimir Guildgate, or Submerged Boneyard to replace some of the pricier dual lands and Evolving Wilds or Warped Landscape to take care of Fabled Passage.

Spoothy on midrange ish Grixis

2 months ago

First thing I would recommend is having a mana add that produces your colors. But on a real note, Nightmare Shepherd and Kroxa, Titan of Death's Hunger don’t do a lot in this deck. You lack a real win condition outside of the Nicol Bolases being insane value. I would cut some of the chaff like Thought Erasure and Rakdos's Return in favor of some notebook good removal like more copies of Dreadbore. If you can find copies of it, The Scarab God is of course insane, I would maybe put that in in place of your Ashiok, Nightmare Muse. You could also see some great results out of a full playset of Nicol Bolas, the Ravager  Flip and maybe a Liliana, Dreadhorde General or two would also be great additions. I am well aware that these are all super expensive cards for the most part, but three color midrange decks are some of the most expensive in the format, so there’s not a lot of ways to get around it.

Skyler1776 on Sultai Superfriends: The Sequel

2 months ago

I’d take out 2 Growth Spiral and Cavalier of Thorns for Agonizing Remorse or Thought Erasure

Skyler1776 on Ashiok, The Silencer

2 months ago

jubale: I had 2 brazen borrower in the deck, but I replaced it with 2 copies of Thief of Sanity. The reason was that I found that most decks aren’t expecting thief, so after I Thought Erasure or Agonizing Remorse Thief usually lives for a few turns of value. The aforementioned win over Jund Sacrifice, for instance, I was only running one copy, but I connected twice and stole 2 of his Casualties of War before he could remove it. The two borrowers were great, but they were mostly used to delay the game by bouncing a Wicked Wolf. With Eat to Extinction, I am able to have the ability to Exile something while not letting my opponent have the ability to replay their threats.

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