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Jace's Phantasm gets +4/+4 as long as an opponent has ten or more cards in his or her graveyard.
Hi juice369. Thanks for your comment!
Yeah, Mesmeric Orb is definitely on my wants list to include. The only problem is what to drop for it. The only thing I can think of is Shared Trauma as it simply isn't as efficient as Mind Grind (unless other people pay into it) and without the Urborg, Tomb of Yawgmoth + Cabal Coffers combo, even worse.
As I've mentioned above, the deck has a multiplayer focus. Therefore, unfortunately, the mill effects that only hit one player aren't what I want to include. I wouldn't mind trying Keening Stone however. It's a decent EoT mana sink that can chip away at Libraries, even without the Traumatize combo. Jace's Phantasm and Wight of Precinct Six are definite non-includes for me though. All they are is dumb beaters really, and offer no interaction other than becoming bigger for combat.
I appreciate your comment and what you think in return :).
It seems good, but I personally stick to the theme more, regardless of who the target is. Definitely use Mesmeric Orb , acquire a Mirko Vosk, Mind Drinker , Jace's Phantasm , and Wrexial, the Risen Deep for more utility from their graveyards. Wight of Precinct Six might help against aggro decks. If you're really having trouble with aggro decks, think about cheap cards with regeneration maybe? Something to hold them off until you can amass mana and lay a beater. Mind Funeral is good for it's cost, and Keening Stone combos nicely with Traumatize . Hedron Crab is another good early game card. Against my meta, any way possible to steal a creature seems to be a huge advantage. Corrupted Conscience can be downright mean.
Good luck, would be interested what your thoughts are
id be good with more mill stuff. honestly, all we (people who like to mill) need is decent draw power to mill fast. I don't play control. I think it's boring, and takes forever. I would love to play the crap out of mill spells though. Some stuff along the lines of Visions of Beyond .would really change things. and no more of this weak Wight of Precinct Six , Nighthowler stuff. Mill needs the few creatures it puts out to mean something every time. we put our necks on the line to go for the library over the life total, and when i cast a mill related creature on turn 3, with a third of the library already in the grave, i dont want there to be a chance it's only going to be a 1/1 turd. can you tell i miss Jace's Phantasm ? haha Consuming Aberration would be so much more powerful if he was a 4 drop and all he had was P/T equal to # of cards in grave. that other ability is not needed. it's obviously already a mill deck. we got that handled.
You seem to have forgotten about my personal favorite illusion, Jace's Phantasm
This deck is in no way Standard. Counterspell , Mind Funeral , Mind Sculpt , Tome Scour , Thought Scour , Fog Bank , Jace's Phantasm , and Evolving Wilds are all printed in M13 or before, making them illegal in Standard.
Hey there! I love mill. It seems to be many players' least favorite ways to lose, and as such it's one of my favorite archetypes to win with. I've found that I have the most trouble against hyper-fast aggro decks, which is why I've included Darkness and Crypt Incursion in my main deck. Darkness is a black fog effect that was reprinted in Timeshifted; not many players know about it so it is often unexpected. The focus of my own mill deck is to mill opponents out as fast as wizardly possible, but since your deck is a little more midrange-y, you may want to consider sideboarding some sweep effects, such as Damnation , Black Sun's Zenith , or even Cyclonic Rift . You might need them to slow your opponents down.
I'm not sure how effective Walking Archive would be in the format. I would consider swapping those out for some Jace's Phantasm s, but if you really want the card draw then try using Duskmantle Seer .
What is your metagame like? Are you going to be playing against very competitive decks?
|Power / Toughness||1/1|
|Avg. draft pick||5.50|
|Avg. cube pick||11.11|
|Commander / EDH||Legal|