Since it is a casual deck, I would suggest Mindcrank even without its partner Duskmantle Guildmage and maybe Ensoul Artifact since you have a decent number of artifacts. You could make an aggro mill deck which I've never see here on TO. I also appreciate the fact that you made a monoblue mill deck without the infinite mana/mill combo + + . I had a similar deck, very casual, where I exploited Training Grounds with Mindshrieker and Ambassador Laquatus.
A few beauties to think about: Phenax, God of Deception, Duskmantle Guildmage (his first ability + mega mill = goodnight), Eater of the Dead (combo's nicely with Phenax), Guiltfeeder (why not!), Oona, Queen of the Fae, Extract from Darkness, Mind Funeral, Tormod's Crypt (sometimes you need to exile pesky Eldrazi etc.), Sword of Body and Mind, Altar of the Brood & lastly, Bitter Ordeal combos nicely with any big mill spell to exile all of the shuffle graveyard effect cards your opponent may be running.
you should also think about dropping Dreamborn Muse for Duskmantle Guildmage for the infinite combo on Mindcrank just a thought but that would fight against any graveyard to library shuffles you might encounter and would give you an alternate win condition and still would never have to attack
Looks pretty good actually. I'd put in a few more control cards..
Hedron Crab could be handled better. I recommend Polluted Delta, Evolving Wilds, Dimir Aqueduct, or some Oboro, Palace in the Clouds. These will let you make 'landfall' every turn or even DOUBLE 'landfall'!
If you're feeling fancy Mindcrank can make your attacks turn into mill.. It's not super efficient but when combined with Duskmantle Guildmage you get an infinite mill/kill combo. + is another instant kill.. Sure you've gotta spend six mana but who cares?
You can save a little deck space by replacing Artful Dodge with Rogue's Passage? I'm actually a big fan of Essence Harvest. Heals you, you still get to attack, and it deals direct damage. It's a sexy card.
I'm a huge fan of mill so please check out my deck Arkham as well as my many other mill decks
Playtest against your deck without the sideboard: Turn 8 i had Bloodsoaked Champion Consuming Aberration Altar of the Brood Duskmantle Guildmage and 6 mana. You played Avacyn, Angel of Hope that you searched with Time of Need the turn before with your 8 mana, then had no more plays, you had your Phyrexian Unlife on the field so i couldnt kill you. You ended your turn and i drew a Mind Grind, I cast it for 6 mana, Consuming Aberration's ability proc'd and you milled 1 land. Then you milled the rest of your library because you did not have 4 lands left. The Platinum Angel was in the last 17 cards of your library. Turn 9 milled out woot!
So all game i was afraid you would draw the angel and make it impossible for me to win, so a way to search for it would be really valuable, otherwise you're just hoping for it to be drawn. Maybe increase the number of them platinum angels?
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|Power / Toughness||2/2|
|Avg. draft pick||7.42|
|Avg. cube pick||2.71|
|Commander / EDH||Legal|