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CardName: Shrine of Illusive Minds Cost: Type: Land - Shrine Pow/Tgh: / Rules Text: Shrine of Illusive Minds enters the battlefield tapped. Whenever another shrine enters the battlefield under your control you may pay {U} and tap or untap target creature. {T}: Add {U} to your mana pool. Flavour Text: Set/Rarity: Iscandar Lives Rare

Shrine of Illusive Minds
 
 R 
Land – Shrine
Shrine of Illusive Minds enters the battlefield tapped.
Whenever another shrine enters the battlefield under your control you may pay {u} and tap or untap target creature.
{t}: Add {u} to your mana pool.
Updated on 30 Nov 2013 by Patrik Andersson

Code: RL03

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2013-09-10 16:49:08: Patrik Andersson created the card Shrine of Illusive Minds

Yow. Scary amount of mill for, effectively, free. The others in this cycle seem reasonably low poered; this seems a bit too good. (Compare to the classic Mill Stone - this is better in, what, three ways?)

­Nephalia Drownyard has been in tournament-winning decks, and this is about 4 mana cheaper per turn.

Also, that first ability - is it intentional that you can just tap this card itself for the {u}? Or should this ETBT like Transguild Promenade?

2013-09-10 18:47:07: Patrik Andersson edited Shrine of Illusive Minds

Interesting twist on the "Play only as a sorcery" form of card discard. It's still VERY nasty though, assuming you can play multiple shrines. I think you've managed to build an almost land-only deck. (Maybe add a Sakura-Tribe Scout or similar.)

Anyway - ability is slightly too good (and pure discard lives more often in black than blue) but not much too good. Add an obligatory downside and call it baked.

? This isn't pure discard. This is looting, like on Cephalid Looter or Careful Study.

A land that loots is quite a lot better than a land that scries. This would definitely be played in tournament decks. But (assuming you fix the better-than-Island problem) it's probably printable.

(It'd be printable if it just ETBed tapped. Then it'd compare fairly well to Halimar Depths, but fine on a rare.)

2013-10-11 17:11:14: Patrik Andersson edited Shrine of Illusive Minds:

changed from draw and discard to tap or untap.

2013-11-30 10:51:38: Patrik Andersson edited Shrine of Illusive Minds

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