Patient Rebuilding


Format Legality
Pre-release Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Standard Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
Brawl Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Core Set 2019 (M19) Rare

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Patient Rebuilding


At the beginning of your upkeep, target opponent puts the top three cards of their library into their graveyard, then you draw a card for each land card put into that graveyard this way.

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Patient Rebuilding Discussion

Grixis776 on “Allow Me to Show You True Power”

16 hours ago

Alkadron I agree Nicol Bolas is the best ;) Apex of Power I feel is too much mana for too little value. I’ve played it before, it’s very expensive and usually only gets me 2-3 spells. Fraying Omnipotence just cuts the board in half and i feel doesn’t really do a whole lot for me. (Also from a flavor stand point, Bolas is losing power in that art) Patient Rebuilding could be a good value engine and even be a bit political and maybe even a win-con so I might try that one out. I am absolutely disgusted with how cool of a trick Arcbond is and although it does seem cool I think it may be a bit too limited in this deck, but I will have to give it a shot sometime. Dark Intimations is an auto-include and should have been here from the start. Good pointing that out!

Alkadron on “Allow Me to Show You True Power”

17 hours ago

I love Nicol Bolas! He's the best.

Needs more Apex of Power, Fraying Omnipotence, and Patient Rebuilding. And it definitely needs more Dark Intimations.

I also run Arcbond in my deck 'cause it's a fun surprise way to make everyone discard their hand if they damage Bolas. Chandra's Ignition works as well, but is substantially less flavorful.

Disrupt Decorum isn't as good as Damnation, but it's way more fun.

jessetaverne on Sultai Control

6 days ago

Not sure about Thought Erasure - seems a bit weak. I would probably go for another Search for azcanta and fill out the Vraska's Contempt. Maybe a hard to kill threat, or some graveyard shenanigans should come in here. Could it be time for Patient Rebuilding?!

Cipher_8 on UW Standard Mill (work in progress)

3 weeks ago

I'm working on a post-rotation Mill deck based around Psychic Corrosion and Patient Rebuilding.

Still gotta see what Ravnica brings us...

Obviously we won't have anything but Ixalan on up, so Amonkhet and Kaladesh cards are not to be included. I'm waiting for some of them juicy Ravnica spoilers to be revealed though because if the deck is going to work we need something from that set to fit it. Especially more draw triggerers.

Mystic Archaeologist is nice.

Surge Mare / Wall of Mist / Shore Keeper / Tempest Djinn so far are my wall/defenders to keep us in play long enough to mill.

Been contemplating The Immortal Sun but at 6 mana it's kind of steep for what is basically a Dictate of Kruphix effect for this deck. It's obviously a powerful card though and does wonders against decks utilizing planeswalkers though it's vulnerable to eat removal right away.

Curator's Ward gives your Enchantments some removal protection. Not used for the draw clause but if you get use out of it all the better.

So far if you're not playing some form of hybrid control mill it's just not going to work. Play corrosion/rebuilding combo, kill everything or control everything, and draw your way to victory. Not enough draw triggers currently though.

And as for control mill that's not what I want to do though. I want a mill deck not a control deck with secondary mill. You end up doing more controlling than milling and if you’re going to focus on control then you would be better served to just have a beater creature finish them off the normal way.

Other Ideas I've contemplated for this mill deck;

Riverwise Augur + Naban, Dean of Iteration is a nice little ETB combo. Draw 6 cards mill 12 off their deck. Set up your next 4 draws. Allows you to get more from other ETB effects too paired with a Naban. Like Skyscanner and Silvergill Adept. Especially if using cards like Siren's Ruse to bounce and repeat the ETB effects. This is not very good but it is a different route to go.

Howling Golem

Fleet Swallower

Nezahal, Primal Tide punishes them for playing any Noncreature spell. It's costly though and I don't see it fitting in our curve.

daseeker25 on Mill-Cades ( 99% Rotation - Proof )

4 weeks ago

BaneOfLordran I like the deck changes. I'm glad you liked cutting red. I am having enough consistency issues with my Arcades deck in bant colors. I am almost all blue/white in that deck besides splash of green for arcades.

My first thought to make the deck more competitive is you have many 1-2ofs and so few 4ofs. This will impact your consistency. Take the rest of these suggestions with a grain of salt. I find the best way to narrow my deck down to consistent 4ofs is to play the deck with many 1-3ofs and see what cards I like and what I don't.

Now for cards like Azor or Teferi, 1of is probably correct. I think you should cut Overflowing Insight for more Patient Rebuilding. Rebuilding enters the game faster and combos very well with Psychic Corrosion. 4 Diligent Excavator seems correct although it is not historic nor a defender. I would recommend a tad more removal to help you get to late game. Cast Out is great for maintaining instant speed or more Seal Away or perhaps Baffling End. Sai, Master Thopterist has been only ok in my deck. It may be better in yours with instant speed draw card ability. Wall of Vines might want to be replaced with Novice Knight. It is also a 1 mana defender that loses reach but gains two power which makes him a much scarier blocker. It depends on your local meta as far as how often you will be against flying creatures.

I think I'm going to buy the pieces and morph my Arcades deck into yours. I do not have a Teferi online but two Azor will do fine. I like how it will survive the Kaladesh/Aether Revolt rotation. That was a requirement when building my Arcades deck. Keep playtesting and tweaking!

Helloqwerty12345678 on Lich Mastery Mill

1 month ago

Consider Patient Rebuilding. Useful for long games, and can net huge card advantage.

draaien on UW Standard Mill (work in progress)

1 month ago

In general health gain cards are considered pretty bad as they don't actually influence the board. Adding any other creatures like Omenspeaker (getting to your needed cards more reliable) or Wall of Mist will most of the time safe you more health than the health gain card by throwing themself infront of creatures. Extra Blink of an Eyes will probably pay off as they allow you to replay some of the enter the battlefield effects you have or keep scary stuff away. More counters might be nice as well Essence Scatter is a common and very nice against big and even small creatures. More board cleares are always nice not because you are gonna play 4 a game but because you always want at least one every game. A reliable card draw engine is something very nice and i see you have jace but having other recurring card draw is needed in this deck as an easy reliable card draw engine that is quite budget i would recommend Mystic Archaeologist and this deck screams for Patient Rebuilding but that already was suggested.

TheTrueSchmamook on UW Standard Mill (work in progress)

1 month ago

Where's the Patient Rebuilding?

I still want to explore the option of a blue mill deck. I'm running a blue/green mill, but it's more to mill as many cards as possible in one go.

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