Jace's Phantasm gets +4/+4 as long as an opponent has ten or more cards in his or her graveyard.
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Hey! I was looking for some cards to do a discard mono-blue deck, just for fun. I live in Brazil, so, mtg cards are expensive. I was checking for alternatives to Counterspell , Jace's Phantasm , Hedron Crab and Tunnel Vision . Are there?
Make sure to add basic lands. Having 4 Traumatize might be a little much; I'd swap those out for some Treasure Cruise to help you draw more mill. 4 Mirko Vosk, Mind Drinker is also kind of high. Swap two of those for two Phenax, God of Deception . Jace's Phantasm is definitely a good pick; wait to play them until you've got some of that mill going. Keening Stone is a really expensive artifact, so you might want to change it out for something else. Millstone perhaps?
bigguy99 this deck still unfinished. I did this with the cards I have here, but thanks for your help.
I like this, +1
Phenax is a really nice card especially in a deck like this even if I just use it on Jace's Phantasm . Crypt Incursion is also good but I play a lot of control deck and I feel like by turn three they'll have an answer for it.
Sideboard time, folks! 2x Grafdigger's Cage is a great start. 1x Ratchet Bomb is alright against tokens, but I prefer Echoing Truth because it bounces all the duplicates, and also is good just as a general control card. 2x Shadow of Doubt is good against other decks that search libraries. (Don't worry, it doesn't really interfere with the + combo. In fact, it is actually helps the Ghost Quarter . You blow up their land, then cast Shadow of Doubt to prevent them from finding a new land. Yay! Free land destruction, and a card in the process. Why not? Leyline of the Void is a similar to the Grafdigger's Cage , but a bit slower and more consistent. Pretty much just shuts down the grave. However, it isn't good for this deck, because it interferes with Consuming Aberration and Jace's Phantasm . So, pass on the Leyline. Hurkyl's Recall is good vs artifacts, so 2x is a good number. Extirpate helps remove cards that might cause issues. 1-2x is good. More Damnation are also welcome in the sideboard to help against aggro and swarm decks.
Overall, I am unsure of how creature-based mill decks will play out. I haven't tried yet, so I'm not going to pass judgment just yet. However, let's see if we can get one working. Stick to 1x Traumatize
. If you draw 3 of 'em, the first one will mill 24 at most, the 2nd one will mill 11, and the third will mill 5. 5 milled for 5 CMC (converted mana cost) is actually pretty bad. Now to the creature based; Mortivore
is very lackluster. It is based purely on the hopes that your opponent is playing a mostly creature-card, creature-based deck (as opposed to control, combo, tokens, mill decks, burn decks, etc.) and the chances that you will get back what you paid for is slim. Same with Wight of Precinct Six
. Maybe 1-2 Wights in the sideboard at most vs decks like Zoo with many creatures. Otherwise, cards that ask for just generic stuff in the graveyard is much better. Jace's Phantasm
could be bumped to a 4 of, and 3x Consuming Aberration
is good. In a slower deck like this one, you should try to use a couple of counterspells like Negate
, Spell Pierce
, and Spell Snare
. I personally found Dispel, Snare, and Pierce to be the most effective, but you can mix and match how you like. Again, for mill, I highly advocate Glimpse the Unthinkable
. It's just SOOO GOOD, and you should run 4x for sure. A meeting has been canceled later today, so let's work on sideboard.
|0.06 TIX||0.15 TIX|
|Power / Toughness||1/1|
|Avg. draft pick||3.98|
|Avg. cube pick||11.65|
|Commander / EDH||Legal|