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Target player puts the top half of his or her library, rounded down, into his or her graveyard.

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Traumatize Discussion

SocialConstruct on Bruna Stax

1 day ago

I have a handful of cards on the way right now: Teferi, Mage of Zhalfir, Pearl Medallion, Sapphire Medallion and Grand Arbiter Augustin IV.

I think I will replace Master Thief with GAAIV, Energy Flux for Sapphire and Kataki, War's Wage for Pearl.

I wonder about Mirror Mad Phantasm now. It is a great self mill card, but can be risky. With more artifacts finding their way in, I may remove it in favor of putting Fountain Watch back in. Ultimately, this deck wants to play the long game, since it is harder for us to rush into big mana.

Seal of the Guildpact looks like a good replacement for AEther Barrier. Ultimately, this package with the Grand Arbiter reduces the overall costs by 6 and taxes my opponents 2, 3 if I include Rhystic Study. At best, we can think of this as 3 recasts, since Bruna will eat the inevitable boardwipe.

Teferi will be a huge boon, but I'm unsure where to fit him in at. So, maybe he will slot in, in place of Mirror Mad Phantasm. But then what about Traumatize? Should I leave it?

wunderbar on Phenax, God of Budget

1 week ago

I may just not be thinking about it correctly, but I'm not sure Leyline of Singularity is particularly necessary in this deck? It would definitely work against particular decks (seems good against token decks), but in a singleton format I'd imagine there are a lot of decks it does nothing against.

Otherwise, I like this deck a lot! I've thought about how well Phenax would work with walls in the past, and it's nice seeing that done well, especially for such a small cost. Maybe consider Traumatize? Played early enough and it's a LOT of mill.

lucal13 on Phenax EDH

1 week ago

Hiya! Got a few cards you might like...

Hope it helped! I just love mill decks. :D

PookandPie on Mill

1 week ago

Hi there!

I see you are running a lot of discard spells. 5 total, from first glance. That may be a little bit much considering that once the opponent's hand is empty, these spells won't really be doing anything that useful.

Some cards I can recommend that mill, which may be better than the Ingest creatures:

Manic Scribe. When it comes in, it'll mill 3 cards, and once 4 card types are in your opponent's graveyards, it'll do it again every one of their upkeeps. That translates to being 3x the mill done than by an ingest creature like Mist Intruder.

Mind Funeral- this card mills a lot in one go, and it's way cheaper than some other cards like Glimpse the Unthinkable. It will probably hit the same number of cards as Startled Awake, against a lot of decks.

Sphinx's Tutelage- this card is another repeatable source of milling, and it's cheaper than Hedron Crab (though Hedron Crab is amazing if your budget allows for it). What's great is that the opponent will mill again if the cards they reveal share colors.

Breaking / Entering could be useful, too, as you can mill 8 cards for only two mana. Mind Sculpt is also an option.

While Lord of the Void has an awesome ability, if you're going to spend 5+ mana to mill, you may as well use Haunting Echoes or Traumatize.

Set Adrift could be a really entertaining way to handle troublesome creatures. An opponent getting out a huge creature is troublesome, but not if you put it on top of their library and then dump it into the graveyard. Surging AEther could be a nice option as well, since it is an instant, you can put a creature on top of the owner's library when they attack with it, effectively protecting you from a single, non-hasted big creature for 3 turns (the turn they play it, it has summoning sickness, the turn they attack with it, you bounce it. If you don't mill it, they draw it the next turn and re-cast it, so you still don't have to worry about it swinging until the turn after that!).

That's about all I've got. Maybe try fewer discard spells (7-8 cards total would work great. I like Despise in a casual setting, but the others are give-and-take), drop a few ingest creatures, and that would allow you to include a lot more mill spells to get the job done more quickly.

You've also got a lot more lands than you probably need; you could easily go down to 24 without much issue. I hope all of this helps, bud!

nkoroslev on EDH Mill/Control (Esper) Merike

1 week ago

I wanted to try and build an effective mill deck for the EDH format sans Traumatize. I've tried the creatures with mill abilities and found them to be too slow to get the job done.

My current build runs off a lot of control using Merieke Ri Berit as the general and Keening Stone as the primary mill mechanism.

I also use Kismet, Blind Obedience, and Thalia, Heretic Cathar to control the pace of the game.

Merieke, Grist for the Malady Mill

Any advice on cuts/substitutions/inclusions would be greatly appreciated...

mycoidacolyte on Sputter(Mill-Control)Sideboard suggestions wanted

2 weeks ago

Added Traumatize to side board for now. Thanks for the suggestions. The Jace would fit but I'm not sure how I would squeeze him in without losing the synergies it has as is. I love the way it plays...

Triton on Gisa and Geralf: Siblings of Self-Mill

2 weeks ago

Prized Amalgam is really good in this deck. I'd definitely suggest finding a place for it.

Also, if you want to go for the more dedicated self-mill route, Traumatize, Increasing Confusion and/or Mirror-Mad Phantasm all assist in milling your deck very thoroughly. :)

Hope this helps!

luke1 on Mathematical Mill

2 weeks ago

If you can cast five mana cost cards, don't you mill more with Traumatize?

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