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Duskmantle Guildmage

Creature — Human Wizard

1UB: Whenever a card is put into an opponent's graveyard from anywhere this turn, that player loses 1 life. 2UB: Target player puts the top two cards of his or her library into his or her graveyard.

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Zerpha on Budget Mindcrank

25 minutes ago

Yeah, I've seen a burn variant of that as well.
It wasn't Grixis but Rakdos only though, without the Duskmantle Guildmage , and mostly utilized Mindcrank as a win-con that you may or may not draw.

I'd consider it actually more reliable than this build, as you simply can't go terribly wrong with burn.

It was considerable more expensive than this build though.
Likewise, Grixis is unfortunately not a worthwhile option with a budget manabase.

This one is supposed to be a build with a very low 15 budget on a little casual tournament. Even Bloodchief Ascension could be considered expensive in that regard :D

EddCrawley on Milling the Modern Meta

23 hours ago

I don't think the Nephalia Drownyard works well with Mesmeric Orb as you are going to Mill them for 3 but mill yourself for 4 next turn.

As for the Glimpse the Unthinkable vs Lightning Bolt , one gets rid of 1/6 of their deck, and the other get rid of less than 1/6 of their life. the bolt could get rid of 1 creature, but Glimpse could get rid of 5-6 depending on what deck you are up against.

Paired up with Isochron Scepter , or flash backed with Snapcaster Mage Glimpse is Awesome, second only to Archive Trap (After Ghost Quarter has made them search for a land.)

Two card Win-con Duskmantle Guildmage + Mindcrank + plus any damage / mill or spell cast by them= Instawin.

Nemesis of Reason is also quite good, after Consuming Aberration

Invisible Stalker + Trepanation Blade + Tainted Strike = 1 hit kill ( as long as you mill 8 off Blade.)

Mill is never going to be a tier 1 deck as it is generally too slow, unless you are playing against a grindy midrange deck, it will be over before you get your defenses up.

Your options would be to go either;

Creature based, Hedron Crab , with Terramorphic Expanse and Evolving Wilds as these are budget Fetch lands, along with Deprive to recur your Islands.

Or control based with Mill Spells, and Board Wipes, and Counters.

Just my Thoughts.

NorthernRaven on Milling the Modern Meta

3 days ago

Mesmeric Orb and Hedron Crab is my main cards. They mill so much! And I don't care if the Orb Mills myself. I can't remove them.

I can see that Shriekgeist could be good. 2 card every turn. I need to try that card.

Traumatize is bad. It only Mills like 10 cards.

Duskmantle Guildmage needs a combo to work. I don't like to play combo.

But I still need to remove something for Thoughtseize. What counter to remove? (I actually like Deprive )

Is there other good black cards for a mill deck?

Onoku on Milling the Modern Meta

3 days ago

So for some more feedback. I'm not a fan of Hedron Crab . I think Shriekgeist would make a pretty good replacement. Mesmeric Orb isn't high on my list because I don't like that it mills you as well. If there were anything to remove for the Thoughtseize , that would be it. There are some good cipher mill spells in blue as well if you want to go that route with unblockable creatures. Mine had some issues though because a lot of times I would end up with the cipher spells and cipher them on due to removal. Again, if you are splashing black Duskmantle Guildmage can do ridiculous damage when pair with a Traumatize or Archive Trap .

Megalomania on Kill'n and Mill'n

4 days ago

Cool deck. Has a lot of high cmc cards though. You might want to add some mana rocks. I'd add Talisman of Dominance , Dimir Signet and maybe a Mana Vault or Worn Powerstone and an Expedition Map . I think you are better off using Chromatic Lantern instead of Darksteel Ingot.

You can also use Duskmantle Guildmage or Bloodchief Ascension to combo with your Mindcrank.

Soul of Innistrad can be replaced with Phyrexian Reclamation . Hedron Crab with Nemesis of Reason . Some creatures might also like are Massacre Wurm and Consecrated Sphinx (for your jace's erasure).

Thespian's Stage is going to be awesome especially with a Cabal Coffers + Urborg, Tomb of Yawgmoth in play.


I recommend Exsanguinate . It can be an awesome card to have late in the game.

Hinder is also a good card since you're already using Tunnel Vision.

Some more tutors (Demonic Tutor , Vampiric Tutor , Beseech the Queen ), removals (Dismember , Pongify ) and maybe Lightning Greaves to help you keep some of your important creatures in play.

Your manabase could use some work. I know this sounds like a shameless plug but you might want to check out my Apocalypse Project . It was a Lazav deck once. Recently changed the commander to Oona. It is a lot different from your concept but i'm sure you'll find cards there that will fit into your deck.

M1kee on Depot Mill

5 days ago

Glimpse the Unthinkable , Extirpate , Surgical Extraction and Archive Trap are must-haves for modern mills (not to mention the Duskmantle Guildmage / Mindcrank infinite combo)

check out my dimir mill decks Ashiok, Mill Weaver and Massive Dimir Mill for some ideas :)

king_fisher on UB Grindhouse

5 days ago

i meant to say get the Duskmantle Guildmage in there.

dmpv01 on 2014-07-26 update of It's Simple...We ...

5 days ago

Have you considered Duskmantle Guildmage ? It's trigger would be lethal combo'd with several of your mill sorceries and Jace.