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Quest for Ancient Secrets
Whenever a card is put into your graveyard from anywhere, you may put a quest counter on Quest for Ancient Secrets.
Remove five quest counters from Quest for Ancient Secrets and sacrifice it: Target player shuffles his or her graveyard into his or her library.
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Quest for Ancient Secrets Discussion
1 month ago
"I would only use it to untap. I'm a good person" -- That's what I'm afraid of. Mind Over Matter is a degenerate combo with Damia for this precise reason. Tapping down lands and creatures is rude but doesn't have nearly the capacity for oppression.
Speaking of Oppression, Oppression. You get hurt by it a lot less than your opponents.
Speaking of getting hurt, I'd recommend some heavy changes to your "protection" category:
-You don't have enough artifacts to make Darksteel Forge good. Ditch it.
-Similarly, Elixir of Immortality, Mnemonic Nexus and Quest for Ancient Secrets aren't worth a card. Use Learn from the Past and Repopulate instead; they replace themselves. Those with Laboratory Maniac and the Eldrazi titan should be enough. Throw in an Eternal Witness if you're still concerned. Heck, throw it in anyway; it's a good card.
Once you have a more refined list, hit me up -- I have some of these cards just lying around.
EDIT: Almost forgot, you're going to want The Gitrog Monster
2 months ago
I love mill.
Have you tested with Sands of Delirium?
Ulamog, the Ceaseless Hunger might be useful, too.
Have fun with this one!
2 months ago
Going to try removing the tokens + mass death package because it's clumsy and unfun. No more:
Substituting in some more interactive cards:
Search for azcanta for Quest for Ancient Secrets
3 months ago
I love mill - nice list!
You could also borrow a zombie-mill subtheme from a deck like Black/Blue Zombie Mill EDH by PwnsGuitar. If you can make a ton of zombies per turn (say, with Liliana, the Last Hope), then something like Altar of the Brood also becomes a viable addition to the deck.
Maybe Crypt Incursion for value.
4 months ago
I love mill. This is a pretty sweet take on it without any black cards.
8 months ago
I have a Kami deck myself that punishes people for having cards in hand, if you want, feel free to look for ideas.
1 year ago
Ashiok, Nightmare Weaver Isn't really a mill card. more of a take over card. Same with Nightveil Specter.Siren of the Silent Song is not good mill, and not a good creature for a 3 drop.Monastery Siege there are plenty of other ways to draw cards that don't need you discarding. Jace, Memory Adept might be better than ashiok for what you want to do. He will let you draw a card and then you can target yourself to mill 1 card potentially hitting a creature for a Sidisi trigger. Jace, the Living Guildpact would be another good option allowing you to selectively self mill. give you recurion to hand. and letting you restart your graveyard mill clock.Jace's Erasure can let you get another free mill off once a turn. Crawling Sensation is another mill and the occasional hit for a land card going in would be a nice added bonus. Quest for Ancient Secrets another way to restart your milling. Deathgreeter, Blood Artist, Zulaport Cutthroat, Falkenrath Noble all allow you to start pinging opponents if your tokens die, or they board wipe you. I know they aren't zombies the but the value is great. Still don't why you aren't running Meren of Clan Nel Toth. Her recursion ability is great and easy to build up. Ezuri, Claw of Progress will trigger for each zombie token you make. And triggers for more then half of your creatures. You are just passing up on so much potential there to make some big beaters. Tasigur, the Golden Fang let's you self mill and recur to hand. amd can be like a 5 drop. I know it is pricey but Crucible of Worlds will let you ramp better. Butcher of Malakir will give you another grave pact effect. That and you maybe board is full of strong cards right now.
1 year ago
No problem! Also, I prefer Syncopate or Broken Ambitions over Clash of Wills since they're strictly better. I also think Elixir of Immortality is slightly better than Quest for Ancient Secrets, unless you add a Thassa, God of the Sea to the deck and need the devotion. Negate hits a lot in EDH, so I think it's worth running. Disdainful Stroke, Arcane Denial, Swan Song, Deprive, and plain old Counterspell might also be good here over some of your higher-costed options that don't draw you more cards. Speaking of drawing cards, Rhystic Study and Consecrated Sphinx are normally good options in a blue deck, although those cards can be somewhat pricey.