Honestly I think you have too many fairly under achieving cards AKA: Phantasmal Bear , Phyrexian Battleflies , Vampire Bats , Bump in the Night , Diregraf Ghoul (honestly, none of these are good for what you are trying to do with this deck). Instead consider these cards: Hedron Crab , Sage Owl , Judge's Familiar , Dream Twist , Thought Scour , Jace, Memory Adept , Tormod's Crypt , Traumatize and Lazav, Dimir Mastermind . Or as a lesser pick maybe even Dimir Cutpurse . As for the cards you have already got I would recommend going up to 4 x Counterspell and Psychic Strike as apart from your budget there is no reason not to. In addition, Bump in the Night is ultimately not great value as you can't cast the flashback and with a mill deck you will be relying on your opponent having zero cards in deck to win the game. I see where you are going Diregraf Ghoul and the other fairly bad creatures you have but honestly keep the Wight of Precinct Six , Jace's Phantasm , Entrails Feaster , and Dimir Doppelganger . Take every other creature out and add Hedron Crab , and Lazav, Dimir Mastermind at the very least.
I miss Psychic Strike too :(
Whenever I played it at FNM people were like "wtf you play that card?" then grumbled and complained as Ashiok, Nightmare Weaver , Consuming Aberration , Mirko Vosk, Mind Drinker and Jace, Memory Adept killed them slowly and painfully.
Thanks, I see you points. You are absolutely right about Dismal Backwater and Breaching Hippocamp. My only thought with Master of the Feast is that he can be a beat stick for an alternate win con and that he is good value at 5/5 (mainly the 5 toughness ;) ) flyer for 3mana and I see the extra card advantage almost equating to an extra mill every turn and then you balance that with discards from Despise and Liliana Vess but, all things considered, you are right, it is too risky a play.
thanks so much for your advice, I've made the appropriate changes, hopefully it'll work better now.
Awesome deck! Just wondering, why add in Dragon Throne of Tarkir when the goal of the deck is to mill? Would you consider replacing it with 2x Thought Scour instead (for a little bit more card draw)? Or could just mainboard 2x Psychic Strike for better control.
Ok, after a long consideration I've decided what to do. I think that I'll keep the Lich Lord of Unx , the Ghoulraiser over the Diregraf Captain and the Unbreathing Horde , since it is a great 3-drop in this deck, it can be really huge. I'll add 2 Geralf's Mindcrusher , nice fatty with great ability! And 4 Butcher Ghoul for early game protection. This is for the creatures part of the deck.
I'll obviously keep 4 Altar of the Brood and a pair of Grindclock , and I'll definitely add a Traumatize . I think I'll keep 3 Undying Evil 'cause I really need to protect my Undead Alchemist , and this is a great card to save them and also pumping with a +1/+1 counter. I prefer Psychic Strike over Negate : 1 more mana, but it'll mill (as a bonus) and can counter a generic spell, it's strong. Also added 3 Doom Blade to control the board.
I cannot thank you enough for the comment! It's been extremely useful! I hope this deck will mill like crazy now :D
I miss Psychic Strike . :(
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