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20 hours ago
I'm going to let you know from experience, you need to buy some turns. Mill needs time to work as it isn't quite as efficient as burn. With mill, single target removal simply won't cut it, especially with go-wide decks. I would put in some global effects that buy you some time. Darkness is my favorite and only costs 1. Crypt Incursion is another that gains you life most decks have a hard time coming back from.
Personally, I've splashed white in mine to open up a world of SB defensive cards, and dedicate one color purely to defense. I use Path to Exile in conjunction with Archive Trap, but it still needed more. Then I added Ethereal Haze as a fog effect, and the deck is an armored mill machine.
Remand is also a time buyer that replaces itself. Definitely one of my favorite utility cards to use with mill.
1 day ago
Would definitely recommend a better tempo card like Remand over the Izzet Charm. It'll get the job done and is less mana intensive
2 days ago
MTGgoldfish has an article about building a budget mana base that you should check out. One thing it suggests is using painlands, which will always come into play untapped, over checklands, which will come in to play tapped most of the time for you.
Remand isn't good in this deck. Counterspells are best in decks that play at instead speed, and this one doesn't do that. Get a few more creatures and removal spells over that.
Overall, you should use efficient removal over versatile removal. Anguished Unmaking and Oblivion Ring can get rid of anything, but they also cost 3 mana. Better to go with Doom Blade, Go for the Throat or Ultimate Price instead, and keep Anguished Unmaking in the sideboard for when you're up against some deck that has enchantments / artifacts that you need to remove. Better yet, use Fragmentize in the sideboard for that purpose.
Lastly, Prized Amalgam isn't great here. In your deck, 90% of the time it's just a 3/3 for 3 mana, which really isn't good enough for modern. If you want to REALLY take advantage of it, you want to be discarding or milling it and then get it back for free along with something else. If you wanted a deck that was focused on this you'd want 4x Zombie Infestation, 4xGrave Scrabbler, 4xDread Wanderer, and maybe some Haunted Dead and Necromancer's Stockpile along with your amalgams and gravecrawlers. Imagine a game where you cast Zombie Infestation turn 2, discard an Amalgam and a Gravecrawler, and cast the gravecrawler from the graveyard next turn to bring back the amalgam!
2 days ago
If you want to buy time before you can play some of your tax spells you may want to look at cards like Remand, Boomerang, Muddle the Mixture muddle can be really good since you can fetch what you want with transmute if your not countering something.
Porphyry Nodes might be a good card against creature heavy decks but you kind of want a win condition also and that can kill your own stuff. Luminarch Ascension could be useful here as a late game finisher.
Leyline of Sanctity is the card by far to stop people looking at your hand or sending burn spells to your head.
Good luck with it all.
2 days ago
It is worth noting that Remand targeting Evo is a major blowout.
4 days ago
You need 4 Gigadrowse it is one of the most important cards in the deck as it provides early disruption. I would also cut on the turns spells, you have too many and in turns you don't want a hand of all turn spells until you combo off. Cut Elixir of Immortality and go up a Howling Mine, with Card: Part the Waterveil decking out is not a huge concern anymore.
Additionally, as opposed to a playset of Inkmoth Nexus, run one copy as a way to kill with infect, in your mana base you also want Mikokoro, Center of the Sea and Oboro, Palace in the Clouds as one-of's. Move the Spreading Seas to the side and play Remand instead.
1 week ago
Hey, fellow UR spell slinger here. I'd say 17 creatures might be a little on the heavy side as with your current set up. Maybe cut the Thermo-Alchemist, also if your budget allow you to pick up Snapcaster Mage that would probably be huge for a deck like this. Another option I have wanted to try in a UR spell deck is Stormchaser Mage, I think it has some potential.
Remand is probably the counter spell of choice for a deck like this, you should try it out and it is not too expensive. Serum Visions or Sleight of Hand might also be good cantrips, with cantrips like that you could probably cut some of the lands with out getting into mana trouble.
Hopefully that helped a little, have fun and keep brewing!
1 week ago
You need a solid mill base before you add any control.
4x Shriekhorn- You can use this right away,Or wait to use it with Fraying Sanity for better results.
4x Mind Sculpt
4x Tome Scour
3x Archive Trap + 3x Ghost Quarter
3x Fraying Sanity
Then you add your control cards. The counters and bounces you've chosen, have better alternatives. I suggest 4x Unsummon. It's more aggro brother, Vapor Snag's lifeloss ability doesn't do you much good for this deck. And I would cut down to 2x Winds of Rebuke.
Start there, I think you'll find this will speed up the deck a helluvalot.