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Mind Stone
Future Sight


Reviewed June 21, 2007

Constructed: 3.00
Casual: 2.67
Limited: 2.90

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BMoor

Mind Stone

A decent mana rock. With the Signets rotating out, I guess it works. And it cantrips once you're done with it. I voted for Guardian Idol actually, but I won't object to a turn two Mind Stone either.

Constructed- 4
Casual- 2.5
Limited- 3.5

David Fanany

Player since 1995

Mind Stone

As long as the six-color, $400-mana-base control decks of the Ravnica block are around, Mind Stone is worse than a signet. In older formats, it's historically been a little slow for things like Affinity to use effectively. In some situations, though, Mind Stone is very playable. The kind of deck that needs a two-mana artifact accelerant probably also has enough lands that it will eventually not be needed any more and won't mind converting it into a card draw. A strong card that I expect to see play.

Constructed: 3/5
Casual: 3/5
Limited: 2/5

Arcane
Mind Stone

Constructed: The era of the dual color deck is quickly coming to a close with the departure or Ravnica imminent (I know, I’m sad too). And even our core set is turning on us by taking away colored mana in our two mana artifact, no more Star Compass or Felwar Stone. What does the Mind stone have to offer though considering it’s competing for deck space with TS’s Prismatic Lens? Well monocolored decks will probably not care too much if their accelerant is colorless, but what they will like is the ability to trade this mana surplus into card draw in the late game.

Casual/Multi: I’m a little torn on this card in a casual setting. The late game card draw is pretty nice in a format where mass removal is more rampant and where threats and cards in hand can run out, but I find myself playing a lot of decks that like their coloured mana too much, making me much rather want to stick with my signets and even my Coldsteel Hearts and Felwar Stones.

Limited: A nice piece of accelerant is probably going to find a home in non green decks (green having much better choices) for 10th limited play and in a forty card deck I have no problems taking a card that serves the dual purpose of helping me get my threats out faster in the early game or drawing into more of them late when I need creatures more than mana.

Constructed: 2.5
Casual: 2
Limited: 3.5
The Missing Linc

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Mindstone

A nice jump ahead with the option later to draw you a card. If fixing the color situation is not a concern, then this is the artifact acceleration you want.

Constructed: 3
Casual: 3
Limited: 3
Necro
nomikron

MTG Rules Advisor
Mind Stone:

Colorless mana acceleration. That's a drawback to this card. However, the card will replace itself when its no longer needed, so, in those decks where you throw in a 5th signet that's off color, throw this in instead.

Constructed: 3.5/5
Casual: 3.5/5
Limited: 3.5/5
PsychoAnime

#1 Magic Noob in Canada since 2002
Mana accelerates into 4 mana on turn 3 and can get rid of itself later
when you don't need mana.

It's not overly powerful but it has a nice design to it. I'd still
stick to signets for mana acceleration at the time though as coloured
mana is really good right now.

Constructed: 2/5
Casual: 2/5
Limited: 2/5

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