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Counter target spell. Its controller puts the top two cards of his or her library into his or her graveyard.
I like the concept of the deck but do realize that mill is a relevant concept in the meta and so is Sylvan Primordial and Pithing Needle . Both of which shut this deck down. If there aren't going to be fogs in the deck then think about your win cons. Maze's End is it. A Kiora, the Crashing Wave could be useful for the explore. And just to remind you about Mill in the current meta consuming abberation Traumatize Phenax, God of Deception Tome Scour Psychic Strike Psychic Spiral Codex Shredder
Yes, Diabolic Tutor is needed to find a missing piece for the combo, sometimes you have 2 of them and no way to get the third one except hoping to draw it.
Psychic Strike is not worth it, the 2 cards my opponents is going to mill are not going to make me win, I prefer to use Dissolve to scry and find the combo, once I have infinite turns 2 cards milled won't make difference.
alrighty..i'm assuming you're wanting to use your walls along with Phenax, God of Deception
as your main milling mechanism..which means that at best (aside from Pilfered Plans
), you're milling for 7 cards on turn 5..so why not run 4-ofs Breaking
and start your milling at turn 2 for 8?
aaaannd i almost forgot you asked for sideboard help..so! Doom Blade yes; Crypt Incursion yes; Pithing Needle yes definitely..not sure what to do with that Lazav, Dimir Mastermind ..i'd either run both or sideboard both..if sideboard both, the i'd play a set of Dimir Charm (or splash red with some Chromatic Lantern and run Dreadbore ..)
your toughest opponents are going to be aggro tribals and RDW/burn, so definitely think creature removal and counterspells.. (i'd try to work out a way to get some Psychic Strike or Thassa's Rebuff in there as well..)
here's my three modern-legal mill decks..might give you some ideas..
This deck seems very similar to mine let me know what you think Athreos and Friends
This is my take on Grixis Grixis control
Also I'd cut Syncopate its just not reliable in my experience especially in late game. If you rely on Master of Cruelties you should add more burn such as Lightning Strike or Shock , Rakdos's Return is also great for scaling damage to face and hand destruction.
If you're in Grixis colors, of course you play Drown in Sorrow , I totally overflew that detail.
It's indeed WAY easier to curve into, because sabotaging double blue is bad. Hell, I'd even argue about throwing out Dissolve for Psychic Strike
But in Izzet and Rakdos Control, there is no reason to downgrade your deck, because Master of Waves is the only relevant thing Anger does nothing against, for the upside of having a near unbeatable card against G/W, Humans and the ability to sweep Nightveil Specter .
|Avg. draft pick||6.34|
|Avg. cube pick||3.17|
|Commander / EDH||Legal|