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Memory Erosion Discussion
1 week ago
Welcome to Tapped Out!
- From what I gather is that you're going for a mill intensive B/U(Dimir) deck?
- How cheap(budget) are we talking about?
Thought Scour | Tome Scour | Horrifying Revelation | Hedron Crab | Fraying Sanity | Drowner Initiate | Dimir Charm | Dream Twist | Compelling Argument | Cathartic Adept | Breaking // Entering | Jace's Erasure | Memory Erosion | Memory Sluice | Mind Funeral | Nemesis of Reason
These are all under $10, I would also invest in having 3 to 4 copies of a number of these.
1 month ago
Joe9 You brought up a lot of really good ideas. I will agree that tutors are lacking a bit in this deck and I tried to even it out with card draw instead. I really like Final Parting because a card I am working on putting into the deck is Emrakul, the Aeons Torn. This card probably won't see much play in the deck itself, but the extra ability to shuffle my graveyard into my library when it is played can help when I mill myself by milling others or if they get control of my creatures and mill me. It also will partner well with Ulamog, the Ceaseless Hunger which I'm going to incorporate into my deck because of how well it works with the mill strategy. For untapping my creatures, I actually have Paradox Engine. This let's me untap all nonland permanents when I play a spell. Intruder Alarm is one I'm starting to lean towards putting in as well. This was a card I turned down when making this deck but now that I've played it more I can see how this would help immensely where my creatures can mill opponents. Whenever a creature is played, I can use the ability while the spell is on the stack, then untap my creatures right away. I'll have to be weary about this because it untaps my opponents creatures, but they are focused on combat when I am not. Another card that I am considering putting into the deck is Laboratory Maniac. This will be my backup card depending on the decks that my opponents are running. If they have too many responses to my mill effects, then I can instead mill myself to win the game. I do like the idea of using Nightveil Specter too. There are cards similar to this one, but many of them require you to play the exiled cards in the same turn which can be a waste. I also run Chromatic Lantern so cards with different colors won't be a problem for it either. I was also wanting to add more cards as punishment and protection type of cards so I think that Memory Erosion will be a good addition for this category. Thanks for your opinions! You gave me a lot of good ideas, and I'll have to change the deck around with the different ideas I've received but I think it will make it a lot better!
1 month ago
I forgot to add Memory Erosion to my previous list. It's a nice tax for your opponents spells. It only mills 2 cards at a time, but that adds up quickly when players are dumping mana into spells.
1 month ago
Hedron Crab, and Ulamog, the Ceaseless Hunger are good mill creatures. Startled Awake Flip is a decent mill card if you can keep bringing it back. Siren of the Silent Song is good too, a discard and straight mill can hurt.
Perplex is a decent Counterspell, or a mill card. Mind Sculpt is just amazing! Increasing Confusion is decent as well. Psychic Spiral brings back all those mill cards, while milling your opponents in the process! Patient Rebuilding is recurrent mill, while also moving you forward.
Hope I was of some help! (And that I didn't go too overboard).
2 months ago
Woiteck: Really good shout on the cuts. Removed them all, and shifted some others to the maybe-board.
And if Hedron Crab were ‘each player’, I’d be all for it, but the ‘target player’ puts me off. It’s in the maybe board for now, but seems like it could be a solid include if i can cut enough. Thanks!
2 months ago
Memory Erosion and Hedron Crab could help you. As to what to remove, I would focus on your goal (pillowfort and decking opponents) and get rid of cards that do nothing to achieve that (Iron Maiden and similar effects). Also Pull from Tomorrow seems unnecessary, given all that group-draw you have.
2 months ago
Thanks Beebles! I know, my deck probably lacks a bit on the card draw department and also on ramp (To me it seemed ok, since I have few cards costing more than 5 mana). I'll look out for it.
Crown of Doom is really of no use in a mill sense, but certainly moves mana and attention away from me. What I'm trying to do is act as if I'm still not a threat and then blow everyone out, though I might reconsider it. Kindof Pillow Fort if you will.
I tried to put as little wheel cards as possible, just because I've already got a friend in my group that runs a Yidris, Maelstrom Wielder tribal wheel. The only wheel present here is Jace's Archivist, because can buy me a fresh hand of cards when I want or mill and can be used multiple times.
I'm considering adding more boardwipes, though my general strategy on spot removal is just kindof don't worrying about it. I can just let the big guys at the table chunk each other, while I set up and then mill them out.
I own an Altar of the Brood, but it doesn't fit much, since I don't put many permanents on the field each turn and if I draw it lategame is basically a dead draw. I think it could be a much more effective card in combo decks like Breya, Etherium Shaper or Sharuum the Hegemon when they start an infinite enter/exit the battlefield combo. On the other hand, I like Memory Erosion much more, because comes out as if my opponents are milling themselves out.
About Isolation Tower and Arcane Lighthouse, I think they are great ways to answer opponents, but, again, in my playgroup there are like 6 cards over 11 decks that have hexproof. Much like Sadistic Sacrament, those two lands are cards I don't need to run, but that should definitely fit in for a more competitive environment.
3 months ago
Good luck with your deck, mill is hard to pull off!