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Search target opponent's library for a card and exile it. You gain life equal to its converted mana cost. Then that player shuffles his or her library.
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2 weeks ago
"The perfect mill deck."
2 weeks ago
I love the ideas frogkill45. Profane Memento, Ghostly Prison, and Mesmeric Orb are all definitely going in the maybeboard, and hopefully I can find a place for Ghostly Prison in my sideboard because that would be immensely useful. Bontu's Last Reckoning and Damnation are both strong cards but with the cards I have in the sideboard they don't really fit. This deck already does a good job against aggro decks so I don't think I need them. Trapmaker's Snare only fetches me one card while Index can get any of my powerful mill cards to the top of my library for 1 mana cheaper. Leyline of the Void is the only graveyard hate the deck really needs, but I do like the cost reduction of Rest in Peace. Visions of Beyond is a common side-out card for graveyard hate for the exact reason you stated. Seek is in my opinion a bad version of Surgical Extraction in this deck. Seek is only better against emrakul but thats why Leyline of the Void is in the sb. Thanks so much for the suggestion though! Ghostly Prison will be a real help!
2 weeks ago
Field of Ruin has been working well for me as a 3 mana archive trap since the search happens no matter what. there has been multiple times where this has been helpful where as a ghost quarter they would know not to search. Index seems out of place unless your really trying to setup shelldock isle. i would consider a card like Trapmaker's Snare to help get archive traps out of the deck.
If your having trouble with aggro, Bontu's Last Reckoning and Damnation have helped me out. Since your in white you could also try Ghostly Prison. another card that has been useful was Profane Memento
Visions of Beyond is also very good as a draw engine but in some games letting a person keep there yard is not good, like delve creature decks (gurmag, tasigur)
1 month ago
3 months ago
I see you splashed white, i would run Seek to deal with emrakul. and a few Demystify to deal with Leyline of Sanctity fragmentize is ok but instant speed is imo just better. Id cut 1 Surgical Extraction and maybe the Mind Funeral for 3x Fraying Sanity, i turn 4'd a deck with fraying sanity on curve followed by glimpse and breaking on 4
turn 1 Land + crab
turn 2 fetchland + glimpse
turn 3 land + fraying Sanity
turn 4 land + Glimpse + Breaking
Total 51 cards milled (not including his opening hand and draw for turns which totaled 10 cards)
Not sure how much Blood Moon is played at your lgs but you might want to include some basic swamps and least 1 plains maybe cut 4 fetches, i know the whole it makes crab so good argument. Your splash of white is fine but you literally lose to blood moon on turn 3 and with fragmentize not instant speed there is little you can do to stop it. I would do 2xswamp 2xisland 1xplains as my basics.
Ive been playing mill a long time, I can tell you the worst matchups are 3 things, Emrakul, Leyline of Sanctity, and Blood Moon.
5 months ago
The hardest matchups for mill, are aggro, emrakul, and leyline of sanctity. Sometimes tasigur and gurmag angler's on turn 2 are difficult but not unbeatable.
Mainboard Crypt incursion gives us the edge in living end and dredge matches. which use to be bad matchups.
I would cut Tome Scour for more Mesmeric Orb get the full set of 4, This definitely fuels Snapcaster for better flashbacks. Also a slight SB change swap 2 Fragmentize for 2 Disenchant mostly so you can have an instant speed answer to a blood moon or a way to not get locked under Chalice of the Void on 1. Seek has been a great sb card for me. Helps get rid of emrakul from a deck and net 15 life. I do love Ashiok but a lot of the mill cards you have don't synergize with her. I would think about cutting her but she is good enough to keep in my book. Crab is always a must stay I should have pointed that out even in the active mill he is usually just considered a mill spell more than he is a creature. One last thing Mind Funeral man this card.... this is a tough call. This card is either really good or really bad. If you want consistency i would replace it with a Breaking. I've had it hit less than 8 more times than 8+. It might be better for you since you run mainboard surgical's if you exile the correct lands trying to set it up. I'm just not a fan of random mill.
5 months ago
If your just getting into modern, here's my take to help you play a mill deck with a sideboard for the format modern.
Game 1 is full throttle wincon. Put enough disruption in to get the job done as fast as possible to see what you're up against. The sideboard is used to fill in defensive holes games 2&3. Mill catds shouldn't be included in the SB, they don't help you. You need to buy more time to make the deck work.
That being said, you need to drop from the SB the following:
These cards are too expensive and do too little, too late.
Visions of Beyond- (you already have 3 in MB)
I would suggest MB your Crypt Incursions, as well. These have done SO.MUCH for me, and many decks have a hard time coming back from your lifegain.
Consider for your SB, going Esper. Add like 5 plains, a couple Ethereal Haze, Darkness, Ghostly Prison (for go-wide decks) or Holy Day, to stop combat damage. Perhaps some Path to Exile to set up a free Archive Trap trigger. Seek can proactively find and remove GY reshufflers like the Eldrazi titans (Emerakul, Ulamog), and artifacts/enchantments like Leyline of Sanctity, Elixir of Immortality, and Wheel of Sun and Moon. Alternatively, you