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Unless you are playing a serious arcane deck, this is a fairly weak card. It's a lot to pay for a situational effect, and discard is at its best early game. Even if you want to play an arcane deck, why are you in black? Green (Hana Kami) and red (Ire of Kaminari) offer more incentive, as does blue.
Posted By: Hawk_man (12/4/2008 9:52:38 PM)


love the expression.
Posted By: krumtheslow (10/31/2010 10:18:28 PM)


"Is it just me, or is his right hand backwards? The thumb is on the wrong side."

Haha! It does look like that at first glance. But look closer: on both sides of his nose the skin has the same flattened shape. He's not placing his thumb on his face, but it's hard to see the contour of his hand with the lack of contrast.
Posted By: scumbling1 (3/18/2011 8:33:08 PM)


Is it just me, or is his right hand backwards? The thumb is on the wrong side.
Posted By: cathode01 (3/13/2011 11:11:10 PM)


Mind Rot costs {2}{B}, which is 3 CMC for 2 cards, this adds 1 more discard for {1}{B}, so it is more on average for the last card; however the fact that it is all one card is worth it. 2 Mind Rot's would be {4}{B}{B}, which is 1 more mana for an extra card. again, you have now used 2 of your cards and you lose card advantage. In other words, this card ain't half bad. 3/5

Just ordered 1000 random cards online from a nameless source,Frog and Ogre or something like that. Anyway, they must have read my post because they sent me 41 of these. DOH!
Posted By: Speednat (4/14/2012 4:30:49 PM)


It IS overcosted. Mindstab thrull was the original. Every *good* discard card discards at a 1-to-1 except Mind Twist. Every other discard, including some that work at 1-to-1 are considered mediocre at best.
Posted By: blurrymadness (4/27/2012 10:05:43 AM)


overcosted shit
Posted By: Imperialstonedragon (5/1/2011 10:07:18 AM)


This card is NOT overcosted. Compare Fugue, Mindstab, and Hypnotic Cloud.

The issue is really that discard effects at-cost become undesirable above "discard two." In a dedicated discard deck, your opponent probably won't have three cards in hand by the time you can cast this, and in any other type of deck, you're more likely to use smaller discard that you can control (like Duress) rather than going for sheer number of cards to discard.
Posted By: Atali (2/18/2012 11:57:27 PM)


The first tragedy is its cost, the second is sorcery speed, the third is Kamigawa in general.
Posted By: Shadoflaam (11/6/2011 6:47:27 PM)


Two cards AT RANDOM -> BlackBlack
Three cards AT OPPONENT'S CHOICE -> 3BlackBlack
There's something wrong here...
Posted By: Paolino (1/13/2012 1:11:13 AM)


Gatherer works better in the Companion app!