Millstone

Legality

Format Legality
Pre-release Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Vintage Legal
Penny Dreadful Legal
Pioneer Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Noble Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Brawl Legal
Standard Legal
Arena Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vanguard Legal
Leviathan Legal
Planechase Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Modern Legal
Oldschool 93/94 Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Casual Legal
Oathbreaker Legal

Printings View all

Set Rarity
Core Set 2019 (M19) Uncommon
Magic 2014 (M14) Uncommon
Tenth Edition (10E) Rare
Ninth Edition (9ED) Rare
Ninth Edition Foreign Black Border (9EDFBB) Rare
Eighth Edition (8ED) Rare
Seventh Edition (7ED) Rare
Classic Sixth Edition (6ED) Rare
Fifth Edition (5ED) Rare
Fourth Edition (4ED) Rare
4th Edition Foreign Black Border (4EDFBB) Rare
Revised Edition (3ED) Rare
Revised Foreign Black Border (3EDFBB) Rare
Antiquities (ATQ) Uncommon

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Millstone

Artifact

, : Target player puts the top two cards of his or her library into his or her graveyard.

Millstone Discussion

muffpuncher on Geth Mill and Zombers

2 months ago

Things to remove and why:

Worry Beads - too slow Endless ranks of the dead- dead if you don't have other zombies out

From Under the Floorboards - no way to activate madness which is what makes it good

Unbreathing Horde - you can keep if you want, but it only helps if you self mill and you just don't have that many creatures

Ashnod's Altar - you don't consistently have enough creatures to feed it, instead use a land slot or something and get a Phyrexian Tower

Dark Salvation - keep it only if you can fix your mana generation issues. If you can consistently get 10+ mana a game then keep it.

Exsanguinate - it's just a worse Torment of hailfire, and again you don't generate 20+ mana consistently.

Butcher of Malakir - Costs too much mana, and when you need to wipe the board you have boardwipes to do that anyways.

Things to add:

Codex Shredder

Unwinding Clock

Embalmer's Tools

Altar of Dementia swap that one out for Ashnod's, it's better in this deck

Grindclock , it's slow but it gets a lot better with Unwinding clock, and if you can land it early it'll do some serious work over the course of a game.

Helm of Obedience is a pricey card but definitely would do work here

Millstone if you took that one out

Phyrexian Arena // Necropotence to keep your hand full

Tejendi on Zombies are Dim

2 months ago

I'd suggest replacing, Death Denied with Rise of the Dark Realms .

You could replace Millstone with Altar of the Brood , as it seems you can create a good amount of tokens to trigger it more often, also it can help fule Rise of the Dark Realms .

Also you seem to be somewhat light on boardwipes, Toxic Deluge and Black Sun's Zenith might be worth considering as they get around indestructable.

You might also want to look into some way to get value from yours and other creatures dying, such as Grave Betrayal or Black Market

In order to handle the problem with milling your lands, it might be worth running, Elixir of Immortality

[email protected]_only on Will _"Mill"_ ever see printing?

5 months ago

I can see it having a keyword, but likely not "mill" - the original card, Millstone might be the origin of the term, but the imagery clashes with the mechanic. I'd argue "Dementia X" or "Amnesia X" as the keyword would be more likely to be accepted.

That said, totally on board with it, and I've been saying so for a while. Wizards has a bad habbit of making new keywords for sets that don't need to exist.

Etwine, Escalate, Replicate, Overload, and Buyback are all fundamentally Kicker or Multikicker effects, except with a different keyword. Heck, if you errataed them as such, it would only alter some 5 cards or so that cared about the specific key word.

Flashback, Jump start, Recover, and Retrace are 4 flavors of the same mechanic, although one could argue Cypher fit here too.

Heck, "undergrowth" has cares about how many creatures you have in your graveyard, but doesn't have a consistant effect based on the resulting number.

Sunburst, Convergance, and Domain are 3 different mechanics that all care about how many colors you have.

Infect wouldn't have been a problem if they had kept it as Wither and Poisonous:X, but by combining the two they made pump spells = more poison.


On a similar vein, what about:

Grow: X as "put X +1/+1 counter(s) on (specificed) creature".

Example: Sengir Vampire would have "when a creature damaged by this card dies, Grow 1"


Decay: X as "put X -1/-1 counter(s) on (specificed) creature".

Example: Aboroth would read "Cumulative upkeep: Decay 1"


(not sure what to call this one): X as "enters the battlefield with X +1/+1 counters".

was thinking "emergance", but that's too close to "emerge" (which realistically, is just "creature offering" at sorcery speed)

granted, it wouldn't save that much space on most cards due to reminder text, but for rares it make for a load of condensed text.

TypicalTimmy on Will _"Mill"_ ever see printing?

5 months ago

It's clear that Wizards and Mark Rosewater love this concept. It's been printed steadily from Revised Edition with Millstone all the way up to Modern Horizons with Altar of Dementia . That is literally 25 years of being in use.

Let's call it what it is; Mill is an evergreen ability.

Take for example Glimpse the Unthinkable . A new printing might read:


Glimpse the Unthinkable

Sorcery

Target player Mills 10.


It might look a bit odd in writing, but I would wager that is because we are 25 years into seeing it only as one way. Imagine if suddenly all points of the evergreen ability Reach were replaced with it's oracle text:

Tower Defense

Instant

Until end of turn, creatures you control gain +0/+5 and have "This creature may block creatures as though they had flying."


It looks weird and cumbersome because we are use to the mental shortcut that is the word "Reach".

Well the opposite is true for Mill.

As for it being "Mills", that is because it is an action / command being preformed in future tense. It's a statement about an undeniable fact as much as it is an instruction. Similar to how we may say something such as "Daisy plays with her new squeaky toy."

Yes. The dog DOES play with it and yes, she will CONTINUE to play with it. So it's not "play" as much as it is "plays".

Anyway, yeah. What is the opinion of Tappedout?

Should Mill finally be an evergreen ability?

Wendigo4481 on I need help replacing a ...

6 months ago

Millstone was in dominaria text says target player.

BioProfDude on

7 months ago

Why not Millstone ? That's standard legal!

frosthammer_eden on Corroding Library

7 months ago

keevel I don't know about Millstone but I have thought about adding Wall of Lost Thoughts . I'll add it to the sideboard for now but I might move it up later.

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