Transgress the Mind

Transgress the Mind


Devoid (This card has no color.)

Target player reveals his or her hand. You may choose a card with converted mana cost 3 or greater and exile that card.

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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
Tiny Leaders Legal
Unformat Legal
Vintage Legal
Casual Legal
Custom Legal
Quest Magic Legal

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Transgress the Mind Discussion

Iniallator98 on Esper Exile-Tempo

1 year ago

I'm a big fan of this strategy.

Although I understand Transgress the Mind is a form of discard and exile, I'm not sure if it's worth playing since it's extremely conditional on what deck your opponent plays. If you're matched up against Burn, for example, it's usually a dead card. I would rather play another Kitesail Freebooter because even if your opponent isn't playing a deck heavily reliant on non-creature spells, at least you have a 1/2 flying body over a dead card.

I'd also add some more removal. I think Grubbernaut's suggestions are good. I'd possibly try out Glass Casket or Silkwrap . The deck looks sweet!

Courtney43 on

1 year ago

I have to make a correction on Transgress the Mind , it hits cards with CMC 3+ not 3- so it hits most stuff but not anything that costs 2-

Also Avatar of the Resolute could be another option for something that can deal with flyers well.

Courtney43 on

1 year ago

What about Titanic Brawl instead of Bone Splinters? It could be a good way to deal with flyers or "sack" creatures at instant speed.

I really like Transgress the Mind as a budget Thoughtseize, because it only costs 1 more and hits almost anything you would need to worry about. Plus the exile is nice against graveyard strategies.

One last thought... Barkhide Troll is a fantastic card to consider trying to make room for.

Keep up the good work, We always need more budget brewers!

Courtney43 on Golgari Scales Aggro Copy

1 year ago

The spell queller + Teferi combo happened to me in both games I played against UW control and it was obnoxious enough that I felt I needed to try to have something to answer it and Transgress the Mind was the only (reasonable) non-thoughtseize option I could think of. Plus the added bonus of exiling is very exciting to me lol.

Courtney43 on Golgari Scales Aggro Copy

1 year ago

Mdmaster13 I'd like to hear your thoughts on this potential version of my golgari Scales deck, I haven't committed to the changes (which is why I made this copy to play around with lol) but these are things I'm considering.

Changes from the list I took to tournament:

Maindeck: -3 Yorvo, Lord of Garenbrig -3 Blossoming Defense -1 The Great Henge -2 Pelt Collector +2 Experiment One +4 Barkhide Troll +2 Rhonas the Indomitable +1 Abrupt Decay

Sideboard: -4 Duress -1 Abrupt Decay -1 Assassin's Trophy +4 Transgress the Mind +2 Heroic Intervention

I ran into a few hands where Avatar of the Resolute couldn't enter with any counters so I wanted to add more early creatures with +1/+1 counters and more protection ON said creatures. Also Spell Queller was obnoxious and I wanted an answer so that's why I am opting for Transgress the Mind instead of Duress.

Courtney43 on Golgari Scales Aggro

1 year ago

Yeah, I'm going to try swapping out the duress for Transgress the Mind and 2 other slots for Barkhide Troll and see if that helps those matchups without substantially harming others.

Argy on

1 year ago

One thing I can advise you on right away is to use Transgress the Mind rather than Kitesail Freebooter

We used Freebooter in one of StuBi's decks and found that it was better to just have the straight exile that Transgress the Mind gives.

You'd be surprised how many game changing threats it hits. T3feri for one.

Cardshark0000 on Rakdos Discard Control (Pioneer)

1 year ago

@chrclgry: You're right that I initially included Sweltering Suns because it could be cycled, but after playing it a few times I've only cycled the card once. Anger of the Gods is likely the better option.

@the__odysseus: I initially had Collective Brutality in the list, but I found that the card's discard mode was too limited in practice. Somebody else might find that they prefer how it plays over some of the other cards I've included, but my personal preference is to not play it.

Small deck update: I've been playing against a lot of planeswalker-heavy decks recently, so I'm replacing the two copies of Lay Bare the Heart in the main deck with Transgress the Mind . This also helps in matchups against green decks packing Veil of Summer .

Thanks for the feedback!

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