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Szadek, Lord of Secrets
Legendary Creature — Vampire
If Szadek, Lord of Secrets would deal combat damage to a player, instead put that many +1/+1 counters on Szadek and that player puts that many cards from the top of his or her library into his or her graveyard.
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Szadek, Lord of Secrets Discussion
3 weeks ago
The Mimeoplasm is a good one. Usually people go self mill or do something dumb with Hermit Druid but I recently threw together Mimeoplasm Just Millin' Around. The general idea being to mill everyone and occasionally cast mimeo whenever a good combination of creatures end up in graveyards.
Some others that benefit from mill or use mill (I have little to no experience with any of these):
Stitcher Geralf- annoy everyone all at once and usually get large tokens
The Scarab God- exile problem things like Kozilek, Butcher of Truth in response to the ability hitting the stack so the next time you mill out that person it is gone. Also you get the 4/4 version which is hilarious.
Lazav, Dimir Mastermind- no direct mill but able to do some funny stuff.
Wrexial, the Risen Deep- rather expensive and doesn't mill directly but benefits from it.
Szadek, Lord of Secrets- very similar to what you have now but more linear. You know how much you get with this guy where as your current one could whiff.
Jeleva, Nephalia's Scourge- Likely to be one of the stronger ones. Cast every bodies stuff!
2 months ago
3 months ago
Wrexial is an awesome starter commander :D
maybe consider building around this Kraken monstrosity, when you deal combat damage you can cast any instant or sorcery from that opponents graveyard for free, so a good move might be to play a mill style deck
I see you already have Consuming Aberration and Szadek, Lord of Secrets which really have great synergy with Wrexial. you are stocking up your opponents graveyard so you can start flinging their own spells against them, and or other opponents at the table!
Ill leave a few suggestions and feel free to take em or leave em :D just here to help
3 months ago
Karn Liberated IN, Szadek, Lord of Secrets OUT. Szadek is generally a bad card, even in this deck. This deck struggles with resolved artifacts and enchantments, so Karn would definitely help with that.
4 months ago
Sphinx's Tutelage should be something you run like 3-4 copies of.
Fraying Sanity is a nice suggested enchantment but only would run 2-3.
4 months ago
6 months ago
Hey dude, this is absolutely definitely not a bad deck for a beginner brewer. It does seem a lot more focused on creating and sacrificing zombies than milling opponents though. Have you already bought these cards? If not, I can try to suggest some budget alternatives if you'd prefer.
Vampiric Tutor is another nice cheap tutor for fetching Phenax or the likes out of the deck if you'd like. If you do want to go more down the milling route, then I can recommend a few good cards. Mind Funeral, Mind Grind, Increasing Confusion and Traumatize are some classics, and Keening Stone isn't so useful at the start but can completely remove an opponent's library later on if you've already put some work into milling them. Jace, Memory Adept also has a really annoying 0 ability and some card draw in his +1 if you need it. Fascination is also pretty neat.
Undead Alchemist is a great card in a zombie mill deck, and Lich Lord of Unx is pretty neat too. Szadek, Lord of Secrets isn't initially a zombie but puts in some work if the opponents have no flying creatures.
6 months ago
@HauntinYou - Thanks for the great comment!
Withered Wretch seems like a great idea and I'll have to find a place for it.
Fatespinner is another great card I'd love to add for pillow fort reasons.
It is a very nice combo but it would require taking away too much of the deck so I probably won't include it. I also like to have cards in graveyards for other cards in the deck.
Wrexial, the Risen Deep is a really good card, but it doesn't actually contribute to milling so I'm on the fence about adding it.
Nemesis of Reason is a card I've always wanted to add but just never really found a spot for so I'll have to see.
Riddlekeeper is another definite card I want to add!
I had Szadek, Lord of Secrets in the deck at one point and I even tried using him as the commander, but he never was able to do enough by the time I finally cast him. Maybe things have changed and I'll have to try him again.
Thanks again for the extensive comment!
@NV_1980 - Increasing Confusion was in the deck at one point as well as Paranoid Delusions but neither did as much work as I thought they would and they both only target a single player which does not work great in a 6-player game. As for Keening Stone, it is already in the deck and Sword of Body and Mind is definitely a card I want! Thanks!
@jon_hill987 - Thanks for the positive comment and upvote!
Thanks everyone for everything!