Chronic Flooding


Format Legality
Vintage Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Legacy Legal
Modern Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Pauper Legal

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Return to Ravnica Common

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Chronic Flooding

Enchantment — Aura

Enchant landWhenever enchanted land becomes tapped, its controller puts the top three cards of his or her library into his or her graveyard.

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Chronic Flooding Discussion

TheSurgeon on Dimir mill, like where's my library?

1 month ago

Concerning Bitterblossom, I see the synergy, but you're using turns 2 and 3 to get them both out, when you should be milling. Are you playing with creatures, or.milling your opponent. Mill is much like burn, in the sense that you should attack your opponent directly and with blinding speed.

If the usual suspects bore you, try a more static mill approach:
Mesmeric Orb + Mana Leaks and/or Chronic Floodings coupled with Manic Scribes, can cost your opponent many cards in one turn.

There's always Curse of the Bloody Tome, and the draw/mill cards Jace's Erasure and Sphinx's Tutelage to synergize with Visions of Beyond, as well.

If your looking for a guarantee to buy time in a game, I would suggest Darkness,for those terrible aggro and weenie deck matchups.

Sorry if I'm muddling up your thought process by suggesting some radical changes. Check out my page for some.. Unorthodox.. Mill mechanics and strategies.

Good luck, friend!

CricketYT on Chronic Blue-Balls

1 month ago

Than Downpour, Not Chronic Flooding. Sorry!

Whiskerbro on Brain Vomit

1 month ago

This looks like a pretty good start, but there's quite a few issues here. Your combo is cool, but if you want to use a combo like that, you need to have a lot more ways to fetch combo-pieces. Otherwise, the mill-side of the deck ends up really hurting, as Duskmantle Guildmage and Mindcrank are both very bad on their own. Also you are running many cards that are simply way too slow or expensive for modern. You are also running tons of 2-ofs, not really sure what the reasoning is there. From my understanding, and by looking at your mana-base, you are on a budget, so I'll try to give you mostly cheaper suggestions.


First: Ditch the combo entirely:-2x Mindcrank-2x Duskmantle Guildmage-2x Dimir Infiltrator

Second: Take out Phenax and the Abberation. Fun, and great together in EDH, but way too slow for a fast-paced format like modern.-2x Phenax, God of Deception-2x consuming abberation

Third, get rid of all the stuff that's too slow or doesn't really help to mill, or just isn't that good:-2x Perplex-2x Psychic Spiral-2x Chronic Flooding

This leaves you 16 slots total to work with. I'd definitely suggest a few things:

  1. Add 2x Visions of Beyond. This card is basically ancestral recall as long as you're milling. Should be a 4-of in any competitive modern mill deck.

  2. Add 2x Archive Trap. Instant speed, and zero-cost potential. The only times you'll want to side this out is the rare Merfolk or Soul Sisters matchup where they don't have any fetches, but almost all modern decks run a minimum of 7-8 fetches, sometimes in addition to various other library searching effects.

  3. Add 4x Tome Scour or Shriekhorn. Neither of these cards are very good, but basically every deck needs some turn one plays if it wants to be competitive.

  4. Mesmeric Orb and Glimpse the Unthinkable are both expensive, and may be out of your budget range, but they are also some of the best milling spells available. I would highly suggest picking up 4-ofs of each, provided you can afford it.

  5. I'd also suggest running some Darknesss, Damnations, or any other effects that can help you stall out the game to finish milling your opponents. Also consider creatures like Jace's Phantasm or Manic Scribe

Finally, I'd encourage some edits to your manabase. I assume this deck is budget, but some shocks and fetches would go a long way and make hedron crab way better. If that's too expensive, at least try and pick up a couple Underground Rivers which I believe are about $3 a piece.

Anyways, good luck building and milling. :)

Cadoiz on Chronic Blue-Balls

1 month ago

IMHO, as long, as you mill your opponent one card with a card else than Mesmeric Orb or Dreamborn Muse, you always got more cards than him.

You have enough of them like 4x Hedron Crab, 2x Manic Scribe, 4x Mind Sculpt, 4x Chronic Flooding, 4x Thought Scour, 4x Archive Trap. That's 22 cards, say you only pull two of them, milling maybe 15 cards. You will never loose 15 cards more than your opponent with Mesmeric Orb or draw as much. At least that's something that never happened to me. And it doesn't matter, if you win with 10 cards or 40.

But of course, that's your decision.

I would also pick Tome Scour or Serum Visions over Thought Scour, drawing a card but milling two less isn't worth it, if you ask me - in my mill deck, I rarely run out of cards and just have to play topdeck.

But I have to say, that Thought Scour is a reason for not playing Dreamborn Muse.

Which website is that?

If you want, you can check out my UB-Build here

Cadoiz on Chronic Blue-Balls

1 month ago

I wouldn't play Chronic Flooding, imho Tome Scour or Breaking (if you played black) both do more. Imagine the opponent taking it as a cmc 3 landdestruct. Would you play such a thing?

You could splash a color with the evolving wilds you already have and maybe an Dimir Aqueduct (or other). Decent cards: Mind Funeral, Glimpse the Unthinkable

I'm not so sure about Shelldock Isle. You hope to see a Archive Trap for cc 5, saving you 4 plus that land comes tapped and it isn't even sure, that you meet it's condition.

In my opinion, a combination of Tome Scour or Serum Visions and the like do way more than Thought Scour.

Maybe Startled Awake  Flip?

I'm probably also going to add a Ghost Quarter too, great for both Hedron Crab and Archive Trap.

If you want, you can take a look at my mill deck at [click me hard], I would apreciate that :)

Lordfelmet on Chronic Blue-Balls

1 month ago

I love this deck, it plays really well and is pretty cheap to boot!One of the biggest problems with Mill is that there is no real way around Leyline of Sanctity. that said, Mesmeric Orb and Chronic Flooding can get there. I'd consider adding Manic Scribe as another way to get around that.


also not super sure about spiral, it just costs too much. that said phantasm is really good.

hoardofnotions on gisa and geralf zombie

3 months ago

looks like a solid deck! I have a couple ideas that i hope will improve your deck!

Nephalia Academy, Radiant Fountain and Waterveil Cavern could be upgraded, maybe Terramorphic Expanse, Nephalia Drownyard, Drownyard Temple, Bojuka Bog

Chronic Flooding, Corpse Churn, Strategic Planning, Forbidden Alchemy, Mesmeric Orb could be a clever way of adding cards to the graveyard

Sol Ring is a stable in commander, more mana rocks? Dimir Signet, Worn Powerstone, Gilded Lotus

Raise Dead dosen't seem strong enough. maybe Beacon of Unrest?

Exhume, Gnawing Zombie, Grave Peril, Gravepurge, Moan of the Unhallowed could be possible cuts

Secrets of the Dead is awesome! maybe swap for or add River Kelpie as well!

Fleshbag Marauder is super good!

Grimgrin, Corpse-Born is great!

Skithiryx, the Blight Dragon seems out of place

Rise from the Tides seems out of place as well

Call to the Grave is very good

Death Baron, Ghoulcaller Gisa, Grave Defiler, Graveborn Muse, Gravespawn Sovereign, Lich Lord of Unx, Lord of the Undead, Noxious Ghoul are some zombies that i think could improve your deck!

Kalitas, Traitor of Ghet isn't a zombie but makes them and provides a good effect for commander!

Maybe add a some sources of life gain as well, Whip of Erebos is a good one

Havengul Lich is amazing with Rooftop Storm!

ginko2580 on Unscrupulous Experimentation

5 months ago

Quiet Speculation you mentioned, miampizza, & Altar of the Lost. Interesting card I didn't know was a "Thing", i'm gonna think about a deck option with this card, TY. I don't see it really working in here as there is slim pickings for U/B Flashbacks.... but R/U might be fun? W/U???

ideas for in here though, one Is legal Modern, one isn't I think?? Treasure Cruise or Dig Through Time might work in here.

and slight issues with X4 Delver's in here. you are only at 14 spells to flip him and 22 Creat/Enchants + 24 lands, which = 46 that don't. (do you need 24 lands?) Would Serum Visions help a bit more? or I would lower to a 3X of possibly? even +1X Think Twice -1X Delver/Secrets?

I like your Skaab Ruinator in the SB... could you get away with SB 2x Artful Dodge and add in Skaab? (if you do, you should think about Delver suggestion above a little more).

not sure how far you are going with the "Self-Mill", but, Tome Scour, Chronic Flooding? +Laboratory Maniac???

final thought. Chasm Skulker? do you "Draw" enough?

GL, just some thoughts....

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