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I Had a Thought About Mindbreak Trap Today

Quick little thought here.

A lot of people have been asking about Mindbreak Trap recently. Does Emrakul, the Aeons Torn make Mindbreak Trap worth considering for U/W Control?

Probably not.

Emrakul will be cheated into play close to 95% of the time he winds up appearing on the battlefield in Constructed play.

However, another new card from Rise of the Eldrazi DOES make Mindbreak Trap an interesting option:

Consuming Vapors.
Many Jund players are bummed that they can’t catch the Vapors twice off of a Bituminous Blast, so Consuming Vapors becomes the natural replacement for Bit Blast since it grants similar card advantage. If enough Jund players are running Consuming Vapors, then after the rebound they Bloodbraid into something and you cast Mindbreak Trap for free! Seems like a corner case, sure, but when the corner case is in like half of the decks you are playing against, that’s a pretty hot corner, right?

Plus, I just think that Mindbreak Trap is a decent counter for Bloodbraid anyway. I think I’m going to run 2 in U/W control to see how well it performs.

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