Duskmantle Guildmage

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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Duskmantle Guildmage Discussion

Darkmelody12 on Commander Buzz Lightyear (To Infinity ...

19 hours ago

Oona, Queen of the Fae is traditionally, in my opinion the best combo commander. Her ability alone ends games. Any source of infinite mana will do it.

Power Artifact + Basalt Monolith / Grim Monolith

Rings of Brighthearth + Basalt Monolith / Grim Monolith

Palinchron / Great Whale / Peregrine Drake + Deadeye Navigator

Palinchron + Phantasmal Image

Pili-Pala + Grand Architect

Deadeye Navigator + Archaeomancer / Mnemonic Wall + Any extra turn card = Infinite Turns

Mindcrank + Bloodchief Ascension / Duskmantle Guildmage = Infinite Damage/Mill

The list goes on. Oona is by far my fav Combo Queen

Yuri200X on Don't Grind My Paintbrush

1 day ago

you can't make this infinite, as far as i am concerned... you can't guarantee both cards on top of the opponent's deck are nonland ALWAYS... you need to make something else... unless there's something i'm missing... but if your combo is Painter's Servant + Sphinx's Tutelage , it cannot be infinite D:

the current infinite mill for modern is Duskmantle Guildmage + Mindcrank if that helps... >_<

so... maybe adding Duskmantle Guildmage instead of Painter's Servant

and replacing Sphinx's Tutelage with Mindcrank might make your deck work without any major changes O:

-Logician on The Shredder

1 day ago

If you're going to mill them, then mill them. Don't waste precious resources on Delver of Secrets  Flip, Desecration Demon, or Nightveil Specter. It's hard enough to mill someone out before they run you over. Those cards need to proactively progress your milling gameplan. Like Glimpse the Unthinkable.

If it doesn't mill them, and mill them good, then take it out for a control card, or a card that's going to not half-ass try to attack the opponent and instead do its job and mill the opponent.

Duskmantle Guildmage... four mana to mill two cards. No thanks.

You could mill your opponent in one swoop with a combo like Retraction Helix targeting Zephyr Scribe + Any 0-drop noncreature artifact like Tormod's Crypt + Altar of the Brood. Arguably, a combo shell that aims to protect and assemble its pieces is going to win more often and be harder to defeat than your current strategy. If that's not your playstyle, milling is going to be hard to do.

The best mill decks, in my opinion, have an extremely powerful control shell with plenty of draw power, removal, disruption, counterspells etc, and then small investment permanents that get the job done over time while continuing to control the game. The cards you would use to mill would be permanents like Ashiok, Nightmare Weaver, Nephalia Drownyard, and Sphinx's Tutelage. Also, playing Rest in Peace continues to strengthen your gameplan because it allows you to mill your opponent without fueling their graveyard and strengthening their Tarmogoyf, Deathrite Shaman, Snapcaster Mage, and any delve cards they might have like Tasigur, the Golden Fang.

If that doesn't strike your fancy, which after you said you don't like Cryptic Command, I can't imagine that it does, then there are other options. I feel like you enjoy knowing your opponent's hidden information. It's clear as I see you're running Dimir Charm and that you want to run Lantern of Insight. Knowing your opponent's hand and future draws can be really good for planning your plays, but it is certainly going to be hard to turn that into a win-condition with shuffling triggers. Even if you did, I wouldn't do that AND mill, AND try to be attacking with Delver. Delver can win, if you focus on being a delver deck. Milling can win if you focus on being a mill deck... Your deck needs some focus.

phaQ2 on The Shredder

3 days ago

Honestly i want to drop the artifacts Throw in 3 Duskmantle Guildmage 4 Hedron Crab 3 to 4 Delver of Secrets  Flip 1 Glen Elendra Liege 2 Desecration Demon 3 Nightveil Specter 2 to 4 Mindcrank

phaQ2 on The Shredder

3 days ago

I do have thoughtseize in the deck but i'm not a fan of cryptic command. The Lantern of Insight however, now that's a good thought. While building on that card combine it with Cosi's Trickster. Then throw in some Psychogenic Probe and Mindcrank. Maybe a Duskmantle Guildmage for cheap win....lol

suicidalbunny on Casual mill*update

4 days ago

alright. so I hate mill. that being said, I know exactly what you need.

Hedron Crab Consuming Aberration Lazav, Dimir Mastermind Szadek, Lord of Secrets Whispering Madness Duskmantle Guildmage and last but not least Ashiok, Nightmare Weaver

Mill is so fun to play, but be careful who you play with as people can be kind of salty when you play mill

JVB93 on 2013-05-29 update of The Best ...

1 week ago

I will say I have used this very deck and it is extremely effective. However, The combo of Undead Alchemist and Wight of Precinct Six doesn't work really well. The Alchemist exiles the creatures so Wight gets no counters. I removed both Wights and replaced them with Duskmantle Guildmage for some infinite mill action with Mindcrank

I feel as though Undead Alchemist is a better card than Wight - more blockers and more mill in time...

Jace_the_Mind_Rapist on Tiny Leaders - Mill Deck

1 week ago

Why no Duskmantle Guildmage? It goes infinite with Mindcrank

Power / Toughness 2/2
Color(s) Black Blue
Cost UB
Converted cost 2

Legality

Format Legality
Legacy Legal
Vintage Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Modern Legal
Duel Commander Legal

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Set Rarity
Gatecrash Uncommon

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