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This card is just terrifying. I can imagine:

T1: Swamp, Dark Ritual, Dark Ritual, Mind twist for 4.

After that, your opponent has effectively lost. There is really no coming back from effectively mulliganning to 3.
Posted By: Lifegainwithbite (5/14/2013 7:33:00 PM)
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Yup number #1 discard card ever even if you did not use a mana source you tap 1 swamp and 3 generic that is 3 cards at random. my friend honestly thinks inquisition of kosilek is better. but honestly you know id rather they took one card of their choice out of my hand than MY WHOLE HAND GONE!!!. 1 CARD SHOULD NEVER BE AS BAD AS ALL OF EM. one more thing this card can go in ANY MULTI COLOR DECK THAT HAS BLACK!!!! GREAT XD
Posted By: trizoney (8/5/2013 9:52:58 PM)
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When Legacy was created, its banned list automatically included anything that was banned or restricted in Vintage. The logic was that anything to powerful for Vintage would be to powerful for Legacy. At that time, Mind Twist was banned in Vintage because of how powerful it was in conjunction with easy mana cards like Sol Ring, Mana Crypt, and the various Mox. Back in 2007, WotC decided to make Mind Twist completely unbanned and unrestricted in Vintage. In the 6 years that Mind Twist has been completely legal in Vintage, decks with Mind Twist have only made top 8 tournament appearances a total of 6 times. I therefore believe it's time to remove Mind Twist from the Legacy banned list.

The game has changed a lot since Mind Twist was banned almost 2 decades ago.

There are other good discard spells now. Part of the reason Mind Twist was so ubiquitous was because there just weren't a lot of good discard spells. No Tho... (see all)
Posted By: iUseBreakOpen (2/2/2014 11:14:14 AM)
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"It's redundant in a discard deck"

Please tell me I didn't just read that.

Please.

Also, Winston Churchill, you're wrong. Rakdos's Return costs 1 more, and that 1 mana is in a different colour. Basically, casting it is more awkward. However, more importantly, I think you're missing the main reason it's so good. ''random''.

Easy 5/5
Posted By: OstravaBoletaria (3/12/2014 2:29:32 PM)
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Unbelievably broken vintage-era mistake of a card. I almost never play 1-on-1 commander games because of this card. With high consistently, this card can discard entire hands on turn 2 or 3 due to the inordinate amount of broken colorless acceleration available in commander.
Posted By: hypa_dude (4/23/2014 9:51:38 PM)
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Lets just look at a brief MTG timeline:
1993-magic is invented. Mind Twist is printed for the first time
1996-Mind Twist is BANNED in type 1. Black Lotus? thats fine. moxes? fine too. Time Walk.. Timetwister..Demonic Tutor..Sol Ring, Berserk, Braingeyser, Ancestral Recall ...all those things are fine. Mind Twist? too powerful to be allowed even 1 in your deck. In fact, its only the second card to be banned for power reasons. before this card was banned the entire banned list consisted of ante cards, dexterity cards, Shahrazad, and Time Vault. Time Vault got unbanned that same year, but not Mind Twist. According to this timeline:
http://wiki.mtgsalvation.com/article/Timeline_of_DCI_bans_and_restrictions
it seems that Mind Twist was the last non-ante card to ever be banned ... (see all)
Posted By: ox411 (5/23/2014 6:48:01 PM)
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