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Dimir Guildgate Discussion
3 weeks ago
Also, in three colors, basic lands won't get there. Obviously the best lands would be too expensive, so the best budget options would be ones like Akoum Refuge, Sulfur Falls, and Dimir Guildgate. Stay away from Transguild Promenade and Rupture Spire, though. They're pretty bad.
Jace Beleren would be good, + with Nekusar and - without.
4 weeks ago
So, you've got some pretty good cards here for a mill deck. It's rather solid. There are a couple of cards I can recommend though.
First, it may be nice to run a couple of token generators to get you more mill from Phenax, God of Deception's ability. Blue/Black isn't amazing for this, but one card that comes to mind is Docent of Perfection Flip. There are probably better cards than this, but it's an example.
Another quite frankly hilarious card is Keening Stone. It's fantastic in mill decks. It quickly gets through the opponent's library late game. I don't think I really need to say much about it. Alternatively, (though this wouldn't work with your build, really), Leyline of the Void is fantastic and can cripple some decks. Plus, it partners up fantastically with Helm of Obedience.
If you want to use any Planeswalkers, Liliana Vess, Jace Beleren and Jace, Memory Adept (and maybe Jace, Vryn's Prodigy Flip, but it's really just his emblem...) would work well. Lili fits in pretty much any Black deck, worst case scenario she's a Vampiric Tutor for five mana without costing you life.
Other than that... Altar of the Brood is better for token decks than anything, more kill spells would probably be helpful to you and you don't run much draw at all, really. Throw in a Blue Sun's Zenith instead of Whispering Madness, if nothing else. Although running both can be pretty good, thinking about it, you draw a bunch of cards and have everyone cycle through that many cards. Might be a nice strategy.
If anything else comes to mind while I'm working on decks today, I'll let you know. I have my own mill deck on here (at least, I think it's still here...), if you want to have a look, though since the commander is different it might not be so useful to you.
1 month ago
I would change Festering Goblin to Festering Mummy since the effect is permanent with the mummy.Also instead of Dimir Guildgate I would put Dismal Backwater since also budget card and gives an extra life.
3 months ago
To start off, Dimir Guildgate is not standard legal. You have a high cmc for the land that you have. I would recommend adding some more land. Submerged Boneyard would be a good choice if you're wanting duel land. Choked Estuary is also an option. Fix that for a start and go from there.
4 months ago
I like it quite a bit, definitely gets a +1 from me!
4 months ago
Ok, Hello there again, buddy!
Let's talk lands:
The main point about your lands is that they must follow your gameplan structure. If you're playing a slow paced, more reactive deck, then check lands (e.g. Drowned Catacomb) can help.
If, otherwise, you're a playing a proactive deck and you intend on doing a lot of sorcery spells on your turn, then you might better go with some shock lands and fast lands (e.g. Watery Grave and Darkslick Shores, respectively).
Sooner or later, you're going to find yourself looking for some mana filtering, then it will be the time to get some Polluted Delta. This type of land, fetch as people call it, is the ultimate manabase fixing tool. Nearly every deck with two or more colors needs it.
Unless you use something with or on the mana cost, you don't really need Sunken Ruins. Even if you do, one copy would be enough.
In a real control build, Creeping Tar Pit is a very good win-con. It deals damage quite consistently.
6 months ago
Potentially Dimir Aqueduct or Dimir Guildgate to make your mana match more with your mana needs (swap out 2 Swamp for those, probably). Also, non land mana rocks can be important, such as Dimir Signet and Dimir Cluestone. I believe Griselbrand is banned in EDH if you play with people who care about that (I do sometimes), so maybe add another planeswalker, like Ashiok, Nightmare Weaver.