Target player puts the top two cards of his or her library into his or her graveyard.
Draw a card.
With the amount of discard that Pack Rat can provide, I'd suggest 4x Treasure Cruise . Also, 4x Mutavault is a necessity, as it pumps up all of your Pack Rats because it counts as a rat as well. I'd say you have a bit too much removal as well. I'd drop 4x Thought Scour for 4x Sensei's Divining Top and drop 2x Dismember for 4x Counterbalance . "Counter-Top" is a really powerful combo that allows you to counterspell most of your opponents spells for free simply by changing the order of your top 3 cards. I'd drop the 3x Negate and add in 2x Spell Pierce and 2x Spell Snare , then drop Thought Scour because you really don't need the extra self mill with Pack Rat main deck, then add in 2x Inquisition of Kozilek , then remove 1 Negate for 1 more Inquisition of Kozilek . These changes would make the deck much more consistent and turn some of your dead counterspells into effective hand disruption.
Honestly I think you have too many fairly under achieving cards AKA: Phantasmal Bear , Phyrexian Battleflies , Vampire Bats , Bump in the Night , Diregraf Ghoul (honestly, none of these are good for what you are trying to do with this deck). Instead consider these cards: Hedron Crab , Sage Owl , Judge's Familiar , Dream Twist , Thought Scour , Jace, Memory Adept , Tormod's Crypt , Traumatize and Lazav, Dimir Mastermind . Or as a lesser pick maybe even Dimir Cutpurse . As for the cards you have already got I would recommend going up to 4 x Counterspell and Psychic Strike as apart from your budget there is no reason not to. In addition, Bump in the Night is ultimately not great value as you can't cast the flashback and with a mill deck you will be relying on your opponent having zero cards in deck to win the game. I see where you are going Diregraf Ghoul and the other fairly bad creatures you have but honestly keep the Wight of Precinct Six , Jace's Phantasm , Entrails Feaster , and Dimir Doppelganger . Take every other creature out and add Hedron Crab , and Lazav, Dimir Mastermind at the very least.
Huh, Civilized Scholar Flip is interesting, I'll have to test him out a few times. I'm not a fan of Laboratory Maniac though. I like cards like Satyr Wayfinder , Deranged Assistant , Thought Scour , etc. that not only mill, but have other benefits as well. I'm not trying to deck myself out, just get enough cards in the graveyard to summon Ghoultree , make Splinterfright huge, and flood the field with Kessig Cagebreakers tokens.
You'd think so but I tried with 2 and didn't like it as much. I lets me reset my deck to try and combo off again way too easily.
I'll try going down 1 again for another Thought Scour I guess.
|0.15 TIX||0.45 TIX|
|Avg. draft pick||7.89|
|Avg. cube pick||11.86|
|Commander / EDH||Legal|