Target player puts the top two cards of his or her library into his or her graveyard.
Draw a card.
I will add Adaptive Automaton and Distant Melody and remove Phantasmal Abomination, Illusory Angel, and Illusionary Servant. I will also increase the number of AEther Figment's and Chronozoa's. I wont be adding Jace's Phantasm or Thought Scour because this is not a mill deck. I wont add Jace's Mindseeker because it costs too much for this deck. Thanks for the suggestions!
I looked at gatherer for illusion creatures and I couldn't find very good replacements. Jace's Phantasm is okay, but also sad because you won't be milling your opponent. The Phantasmal Abomination could be replaced with 4 Thought Scours. Thought Scour will draw you a card while filling your opponent's graveyard up to pump up your Jace's Phantasm.
I know there is another "target creature can't block" one drop. Hammerhand is a little better card but isn't an instant so doesn't work in the deck. Um, Blinding Flare? But the utility of that 2 damage isn't that bad. Cheap early removal.
I need evasion. Blistercoil Weird is too easy to kill and doesn't have any evasion. I'll have to actually do a little research, instead of just putting in placeholders, if I want to make this actually playable, I think.
Land I haven't quite figured out yet. There is going to be more in here, just need to figure out the deck so I can give it a appropriate land base. I wish those artifact lands were still legal. I've got to cut a bunch of cards also to get the percentages right.
Yeah, this deck is still a work in progress.
Yeah, it's quite good! But I also think that you should (if you have the budget) replace Pull from the Deep by a couple of Snapcaster Mage. In a deck running only a few lands, to tap 4 mana is quite a pain in the butt!
Also, I do remember that there is a cantrip that allows a creature not to be blocked for a turn, but I do not remember its name... But it's far better than Mugging. ;)
I would completely remove the snapcaster mage, it is tough with treasure cruise. I would replace it with Tarmogoyf or Monastery Swiftspear. also you should take out 2 vapor snag and add 2 Mana Leak. delver lists always need enough counter magic to keep a threat alive, since you cant win on burn alone and you will often only draw one or two. also mana leak does some great stuff against any combo/pod, unlike remand. also one more thing, Thought Scour would be some great food for treasure cruise. I reccomend a 2-2 split with probe
I'm considering if I can make this work with black tutors instead of blue draw. If I did I would likely take out 4 Thought Scour and add 3 Spoils of the Vault and 1 Beseech the Queen. This way I could have a turn 1 play to fetch Waste Not and all the black mana from Waste Not definitely would help to fuel a Beseech the Queen for either a Pyromancer Ascension, Grapeshot, Past in Flames or just another Waste Not. It is dangerous to play storm without the consistency of drawing cards, but hey, what's a Rakdos deck without a little spice?
Looks pretty good actually. I'd put in a few more control cards..
Hedron Crab could be handled better. I recommend Polluted Delta, Evolving Wilds, Dimir Aqueduct, or some Oboro, Palace in the Clouds. These will let you make 'landfall' every turn or even DOUBLE 'landfall'!
If you're feeling fancy Mindcrank can make your attacks turn into mill.. It's not super efficient but when combined with Duskmantle Guildmage you get an infinite mill/kill combo. + is another instant kill.. Sure you've gotta spend six mana but who cares?
You can save a little deck space by replacing Artful Dodge with Rogue's Passage? I'm actually a big fan of Essence Harvest. Heals you, you still get to attack, and it deals direct damage. It's a sexy card.
I'm a huge fan of mill so please check out my deck Arkham as well as my many other mill decks
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|Avg. cube pick||11.86|
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