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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Set Rarity
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

FSims81 on Millsistent Milltitioners

3 days ago

ZendikariWol, I don't see the Patient Rebuilding as often as I'd like. You're probably 100% correct that additional Discovery / Dispersal is better. Doing that, what do you think of making 4 of the Islands Drowned Catacomb or Watery Grave just so I can utilize the dispersal as more board control should I need it?

ZendikariWol on Millsistent Milltitioners

3 days ago

How often do you get to Patient Rebuilding ? I'd say Discovery / Dispersal into more of your Petitioners is usually stronger.

harbingerofduh on "Library.exe has stopped working" [Updated]

3 weeks ago

Nice deck! I'm a fan of mill strategies in multiplayer EDH, since it's not overpowered and flies under the radar a lot. People find it easier to ignore you when you're not dogpiling the same resource (life total) as their other opponents.

I have my own mill-focused deck - Wrexial Jiu Jitsu - though the milling is more of a means to an end rather than a kill mechanism in itself. (Incidentally, it makes me happy to see good ol' Wrexial in this list. He's great!)

Have you considered any cards that steal opponent's spells? Thief of Sanity from the new Ravnica set mills for three with every attack and steals the best spell for your own use. Gonti, Lord of Luxury doesn't mill, but his deathtouch makes him an effective deterrent to attackers, and the fact that he puts cards on the bottom of the library has GREAT synergy with Tunnel Vision.

You might want to consider Undead Alchemist as well, since he's basically an army in a can once you have your milling machine up and running.

As for cuts, Patient Rebuilding is waaaay too slow. Five mana for a card that only mills one player for three on your upkeep isn't a very good deal. Sphinx's Tutelage is two mana cheaper and has the potential to mill way more cards.

Mister_Smithy on Mill

1 month ago

There are a number of ways of going about this, but, your deck needs to be doing more things at more points in time during the game. First of all, I recommend cutting Dive Down (or at least cutting one copy) as you only have 7 creatures before the hostage taker effect so sometimes this is just a dead card. Next I recommend leaning more into Psychic Corrosion. This could be done by replacing the underperforming Navigator's Ruin and extremely expensive Overflowing Insight with cards like Chemister's Insight and more control spells. When you land a Patient Rebuilding the clock will already speed up as the extra cards drawn will trigger more mill from your corrosions. Finally, Thief of Sanity is fun but generally lackluster. If you could replace him with a better blocker you may see improvement, though maybe a black kill spell might assist this endeavor. Hopefully the deck improves!

OberstHati on AzoriusNexus

1 month ago

Ty for pointing out a problem I was thinking about after this first FNM patrickloydI need a faster wincon to avoid draws. What came to my mind was something else though: Patient Rebuilding. Speeds up the milling,...

ComboKiller94 on Phenax Mill v1

1 month ago

The only problem i can see is that the Leyline of the Void shuts off a few of your own cards, with the replacement effect meaning the cards will never hit the graveyard, like Fraying Sanity, Patient Rebuilding, Bloodchief Ascension and Geth, Lord of the Vault.

Apart from that it looks pretty good, good draw engines for this could be: Rhystic Study, Dark Confidant, Twilight Prophet

Plus have a look at The Scarab God as one of the 99, he's an awesome recursion engine for creatures in other peoples graveyards, that you want but don't want them to get back. Even better is he does it at instant speed!

KaladeshKat on Mono U MILL 1

1 month ago

hmmm maybe I would add more card draw. Maybe drop the Weight of Memory for another River's Rebuke and Overflowing Insight.

The vod. arcanist could be replaced by another Omnispell Adept and perhaps more Patient Rebuilding. In the sideboard, Negate is better than Unwind i have found.

Hexaflexagon on Standard Wall Mill

1 month ago

Hey mistarilledawn,

Here is your decklist. Feel free to tune the manabase and/or change the deck to fit your playstyle.

4 Arcades, the Strategist

4 Portcullis Vine

4 Psychic Corrosion

3 Patient Rebuilding

4 Wall of Mist

4 Sinister Sabotage

4 Drover of the Mighty

4 Wall of Vines

4 Golden Guardian  Flip

2 Novice Knight

4 Temple Garden

4 Sunpetal Grove

4 Hinterland Harbor

4 Glacial Fortress

3 Island

2 Plains

2 Forest

Good Luck,


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