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Death's Approach

Death's Approach

Enchantment — Aura

Enchant creature Enchanted creature gets -X/-X, where X is the number of creature cards in its controller's graveyard.

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Death's Approach Discussion

Eon_of_Chicanery on Dimir says... Nope.

1 week ago

A few personal suggestions: Contaminated Ground and Chronic Flooding can effectively put a strain on their manabase pretty early and Death's Approach kills indestructible creatures for 1 mana.

hackerheck on Kill 'Em or Mill 'Em

1 month ago

Any standard mill deck needs a Consuming Aberration in my opinion. As for thing to take out you can do without the Millstone and probably the Disperse . I'd also replace the Asphyxiate with Hero's Downfall if you can afford it but if not I'd run Grisly Spectacle and/or Death's Approach . If you really commit the the mill strategy Devour Flesh becomes a great card since you won't be killing them with damage anyway. The Fate Unraveler really does not fit the deck and I don't think it should be in here either. I also really don't think you need the Elixir of Immortality . Clone and Shipwreck Singer are both cool cards but I definitely think you should focus more on the mill strategy and they don't really help with that.

As for the maybe board, Breaking / Entering is excellent. I personally never really got a lot of benefit from Duskmantle Guildmage . Far / Away is great removal. Mirko Vosk, Mind Drinker is a bomb. I don't think you need Omenspeaker or Wall of Frost .

All in all looks like it has great potential and I love mill decks so +1 from me.

Anublet90 on None

1 month ago

And here's a list of Auras I'm interested in.

Basic de-buffs

Death's Approach


Clinging Darkness

Dead Weight

Effect upon death

Dying Wish

Unhallowed Pact

Yoke of the Damned

Banewasp Affliction

Effect upon various triggers

Brink of Disaster

Contaminated Bond

Mire Blight

Ragged Veins

Spiteful Shadows

(Only considering for Servant of Tymaret )

Claim of Erebos

Now, obviously it would have to be either upon death, or upon tapping/damage/whatever, not both.

razorsoldier on dimir thought of it is scary

1 month ago

First you need to fix your mana curve and get more copies of some cards. If you are going to still trying to play mill stile or something like that Death's Approach it's a ok removal. Totally Lost , Grisly Spectacle , Undercity Plague cost too much for the use they have. Bane Alley Broker it's cool, it makes you cicling fast and use the cards you want. Win for milling in standar it's not possible (in competitive) so, use more creatures like Wight of Precinct Six (4 copies might be work very well)

Phetic on "Drink Deep, for Knowledge is Power"

1 month ago

Hey there I have a mill deck as well check it out Controlled Destruction I think you could get some idea's from it. I play tested this deck vs a R/W deck of mine and mine went 2-0.

I have a few suggestions for you. I would remove Death's Approach you can add in another type of control that is more effective in my opinion. Something like Bile Blight or Doom Blade .

Next I would pull out Coerced Confession I mean it is nice to draw cards's but this deck isn't about draw power. I would put in some Pilfered Plans (I know I said draw power is not what you are after but 3 mana for drawing 2 and the enemy discarding two is awesome).

Now I like Tome Scour BUT I like Breaking / Entering more 2 mana for 8 card mill is pretty awesome.

Now we have Nightveil Specter it is a great card but it is a card that goes the opposite direction of mill. If this was my deck I would take it out and add in some Siren of the Silent Song this card's ability is more tuned for mill then the one you have.

As always this is just my perspective and my suggestions. But I think some of these changes could help this deck be a little more in tune with what you are trying to do. +1 from me!

hackerheck on Bro, Just Buy Me Some Time! Grixis Mill

1 month ago

This deck isn't bad but it can be improved. Definitely would replace the Jace, Architect of Thought with more Jace, Memory Adept . Also, Consuming Aberration is a must in any mill deck. Not only is he a potential win-con but he completely changes the game and gives all your other spells extra value. I'd also replace Dissolve with Psychic Strike . Removal wise consider running Death's Approach it's only one mana and it deals with indestructible creatures. Dimir Charm is another card to consider (acts as removal, controls their draws, and can counter sorcery spells). Finally, Traumatize is pretty much a must in a mill deck. Also, +1 for mill.

Mac97 on 2014-03-16 update of I got ...

1 month ago

I did run Breaking / Entering ,but I don't like losing 8 life from Duskmantle Seer . I took out Death's Approach because I like Tragic Slip better. It works until I find it doesn't.

Jaeryd17 on God of Emptiness

2 months ago

Can't afford to max out on the expensive lands, as much as I'd love to. As it is, many of the more expensive cards were given to me or were opened in booster packs. The only ones I bought outright are the $8 Jace, and a single one of the $7 Phenax cards. Everything above that is beyond my price range.

Still, Pithing Needle and Thassa's Rebuff are great cards to consider. I've been looking at getting a few Pithing Needle s for a while, but haven't done it yet. Thassa's Rebuff is a card I'm sure I've seen in the BNG image gallery, but I may have just forgotten about it. I also already own one Death's Approach , so it's possible that I might put it in, but most of the people where I go for FNM have very few creatures in their decks.

I sideboarded the Nighthowler and Wight cards for use against those creature-filled decks, but since they only work with creatures in the graveyard, and I have almost no mill-sorceries, they suffer from the same problem as Death's Approach . So I suppose I can take them out. Price

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Format Legality
Standard Legal
Extended Legal
Legacy Legal
Vintage Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Modern Legal

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Set Rarity
Gatecrash Common