As long as your devotion to blue or black is less than 7, Phenax isn't a creature
Creatures you control have " (Tap) target player puts top X cards of his or her library into his or her graveyard, where X is that creature's toughness"
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A few beauties to think about: Phenax, God of Deception, Duskmantle Guildmage (his first ability + mega mill = goodnight), Eater of the Dead (combo's nicely with Phenax), Guiltfeeder (why not!), Oona, Queen of the Fae, Extract from Darkness, Mind Funeral, Tormod's Crypt (sometimes you need to exile pesky Eldrazi etc.), Sword of Body and Mind, Altar of the Brood & lastly, Bitter Ordeal combos nicely with any big mill spell to exile all of the shuffle graveyard effect cards your opponent may be running.
I thought this was an edh deck. It is'nt. You have more than double the cards than needed for a standard 60 card deck. You also run less lands than my edh deck (which has 100 cards). This is why you are mana screwed. You need to seriously cut about half the deck. If you're looking to have a mill deck i would suggest Jace's Phantasm , Breaking / Entering , Tome Scour , cards like that. that do nothing but mill. also i would get some walls, like Wall of Frost , Fog Bank , and Phenax, God of Deception
All in all, cut some cards. way to many here and i dont really have the time to point out which cards are useless in this deck.
Ok, I like this build, I really do.
So I play tested it, and...
Jeskai ruined this deck. I'm sorry but it did. That said, my play tests did not yield turn 2 Sylvan Caryatid turn 3 Kiora, the Crashing Wave which Jeskai has a real problem dealing with. Regardless, You have a real problem dealing with tokens and flying - aaannd burn.
Meanwhile, Abzan didn't. This build was quite fun against Abzan and yay, you beat Abzan midrange, cause f*** Abzan midrange, am i right?
Thoughts, Villainous Wealth ?? I really didn't see this card but when i did, I didn't play it. It just looked at me stirring it's gold. You just don't need 2x this kind of alt win in a deck with minimal land and 7 dorks. Maybe drop 1 Also, land. Phenax, God of Deception costs 5. Yes Courser of Kruphix and Kiora's Follower etc. propel you in the right direction, but I think another Yavimaya Coast or 2 is appropriate. Maybe drop a walker for that.
Finally, protection. If you're gonna get f***ed by Jeskai you better bring a condom. Your sideboard is not represented but it needs Murderous Cut Drown in Sorrow and Pharika's Cure. Frankly some of those may need to be in the main board as well.
I've seen mill decks work in 1v1 EDH, but they are difficult to use in multiplayer without infinite combos. If you can generate infinite mana you can exile each opponent's library with Oona, Queen of the Fae. That's more of a combo deck and less of a true mill deck.
I would try to play cards that mill everybody at once. Chill of Foreboding and Extract from Darkness come to mind, but those cards have a very low power level. I'm not sure how many of these cards exist or if any of them have repeatable effects.
Add Phenax, God of Deception. Remove the following:
1x Crosstown Courier - two cards is too little.1x Dinrova Horror - six mana is quite a lot.1x Disciple of Phenax - one card is not enough.1x Haunter of Nightveil - doesn't put a dent on most decks.1x Jhessian Zombies - not worth the cycling, it can be another land.1x Kathari Remnant - just the cascade is bad.1x Kraken of the Straits - low impact, damage is irrelavant in the deck.1x Mortus Strider - does nothing.1x Undercity Informer - does nothing except being a sacrificer for creatures that are targeted by removal.1x Vedalken Ghoul - does nothing.1x Sinister Possession - damage is irrelevant1x Aboshan's Desire - does nothing. There are better cards for this effect.1x Mana Leak - 3 mana is not that much.1x Mindstatic - 4 mana counters are terrible unless they are Rewind.1x Killing Glare - terribly overcosted1x High Tide - with 13 islands, you are looking at 4-5 extra mana average out of this.1x Ur-Golem's Eye - 4 mana for 2 is not the best deal.1x Tormod's Crypt - you want cards to stay in the grave.1x Nihil Spellbomb - you want cards to stay in the grave.
These are 19 cards. Figure out the last 7, I would choose at least 5 lands.
Believe it or not, I really like a few of the gods as win cons. Thassa, God of the Sea makes your creatures unblockable and sets you up to top deck fun. Nylea, God of the Hunt is trample-y goodness and a buff. Phenax, God of Deception allows you to tap your creatures at the end of your opponents turn and mill them out as an entirely different win con.
I would add some quick mill cards just to get some leverage on your opponent before you start discarding left and right. Mind Sculpt and Tome Scour are great. Notion Thief seems pretty expensive for it's situational effect, Invisible Stalker is also a weak card in my opinion. 4x Jace's Phantasm for sure, that card is too strong not to have 4. Syncopate is a fancy counter, I prefer Mana Leak or Dissolve over it; maybe 2 or 1 syncopates are all you need. As for your Maybeboard, Phenax, God of Deception is for a whole different style of mill and wouldn't fit this deck. Jace Beleren doesn't benefit this deck as well. I would really recommend Jace, Memory Adept and Ashiok, Nightmare Weaver. Wight of Precinct Six x4 would be really good as well. +1 from me, love the engine of the deck - that combo is brutal. Good luck!
|2.29 TIX||17.0 TIX|
|Power / Toughness||4/7|
|Avg. draft pick||2.65|
|Avg. cube pick||4.03|
|Commander / EDH||Legal|
|Born of the Gods||Mythic Rare|