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[+1]: Draw a card. Target player puts the top card of his or her library into his or her graveyard.
: Target player puts the top ten cards of his or her library into his or her graveyard.
[-7]: Any number of target players each draw twenty cards.
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: I suggested myself for the same purpose :).
In general I think is a good deck, I +1 it even, and if you manage to play your green splash without problems then you should stick to it, mine were suggestions in order to not to be depending on a third color just for two magics, even if still respect for them.
I was also concerned about Liliana of the Veil as the only planeswalker threat in modern, before to see playing a W/U deck that plays Jace, Memory Adept and an Elspeth* which I dont remember, and trust me, that deck did a good job taking time (and my cards from the library to the cemetery) enough to play the blu planeswalker and I have quite similar discards and removal amount as you ( take a look to my TENEBRA).
I think you should replace Mind Grind with Breaking / Entering , Breaking will mill eight cards for 2 mana, on average, you would need to spend 5 mana on Mind Grind to achieve the same effect. If 40% of your deck are lands(it almost always is) if want to mill 8 cards, you would have to Mind Grind 40% of that number(Milling 10 cards would require revealing 4 lands). So the only way Mind Grind will be worth the mana, will be when you spend 7+ mana on it.
I also think that the interaction between Undercity Informer and tokens, can be fun. I think you should work in Xathrid Necromancer into your deck, and switch out a lot of your creatures for humans. Duskmantle Guildmage (not to mention, if he combos with Jace's 0 ability to have your opponent lose 10 life), Agent of the Fates , Artisan of Forms , Deathcult Rogue , Archaeomancer are some examples, although you might want to stay on the blue side to trigger Master of Waves devotion.
I also think you can switch out Ashiok, Nightmare Weaver for Consuming Aberration . I think Consuming Aberration is just a beast, and he will add a lot of end game mill. Once he is out, every card in your hand becomes a mill card, every creature you bring out is going to mill him. This can be really helpful to you because you have a lot of cards that aren't dedicated to mill.
I hope some of this helps. I do think that this is awesome because it is taking mill away from the cookie cutter design. Mill, Killer Mill! is a dimir mill deck that I'm working on.
i like it but then again its starting to look a lot like mine lol. could sideboard Jace, Architect of Thought for anothe main Jace, Memory Adept for more mill power to make sure Consuming Aberration comes out huge.
I don't think ruining Consuming Aberration and Mortivore is worth countering Gaea's Blessing . I think Ground Seal would be a much better choice. Also, how good is Liliana Vess in this deck? I think a better option would be Jace, Memory Adept . I like the deck though. +1
Depending on your budget Glimpse the Unthinkable is awesome and if that's too expensive the Breaking half of Breaking / Entering is a good replacement. Also, Mind Funeral is a big hitter in any mill deck. I agree that Jace, Memory Adept definitely has a place in this deck. Also, depending on if you plan on winning by milling I think you could find a better replacement for Duskmantle Guildmage but if you're going for damage via mill then he works perfectly. Finally, a ton of removal never hurt anybody (except your opponent). Death's Approach is an awesome removal spell in mill decks, Grisly Spectacle is good for removing their bigger threats, and if you plan on milling them to death Devour Flesh is awesome because them gaining life isn't an upside. One last thing, +1 for mill deck.
I would recommend dropping Doom Blade for more Dreadbore since you already have a lot of spot removal and more ways of getting rid of them pesky plainswalkers helps. As well as dropping Jace, Memory Adept for Jace, Architect of Thought he is amazing vs aggro and is just better card draw when need and his ult is a win con if need be.
Maybe the deck's not exactly cheap, but I don't think it's miscategorized as "budget" next to the >$500 Esper control decks. How about "Relatively Budget?"
I considered Haunted Plate Mail , but I actually have two Mutavault , and I find it kinda hard to justify compared to Vault or the AEtherling in the sideboard. I'm trying to win the long game here; if I wanted to play faster I would probably mainboard Jace, Memory Adept and AEtherling , and put in Mutavault .
|Avg. draft pick||1.77|
|Avg. cube pick||3.24|
|Commander / EDH||Legal|
|Magic 2013||Mythic Rare|
|2012 Core Set||Mythic Rare|